A Financial Deep Dive with Lesley-Anne Scorgie


We ask money expert, Lesley-Anne Scorgie, five financial questions to get smarter about exchange-traded funds and robo-advisors.



  1. Great video series, love the flow and the encouragement in them, they touch on a lot of great stuff, however the negative side is it discredits the value that a good financial advisor brings to the equation, it's not just about the numbers. Some of the claims in the video's are not really true, they are frankly and needlessly shaded,. The premise that the index is an exact mirror is simply not true, the cost of the ETF's that are ultimately being promoted if you did a little deeper are around  .15%  for expenses and the management fee is .40% , so total is .55 % MER as per one of the ETF's being promoted. Not sure why they don't just say it will be .55% or some range , less that the market every time is interesting. Yes human's make errors, but robots never make error's and markets are very rational, so there is a few parts to the equation that you got to take with a grain of salt, the realty is human's the people investing will make errors when markets fall and the robot is not going to cut it, you need an advisor to help you from making big mistakes.  The websites are beautiful, flow nicely, very slick and inviting. The purpose of the video series is probably to promote robo-advisors, etf funds , sell books for the speaker, get some money coaching from a fee for service advisor program,  Telus is maybe even getting a small participation fee. All of which is ok, just figured they would be more straight forward about it. Again, love encouragement of people to get started and to do it, just be more straightforward and don't bash those that work hard to serve their clients and communities. IMHO    Tim Ross #ImprovingFutures

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