Episode 81: All that glisters is not gold—why bonds may be better than GICs
To bond or not to bond? That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to invest in bonds or guaranteed interest certificates (GICs) preoccupies many investors. Where would William Shakespeare put his money and why? Who knows? But we have reasons for believing bonds may be the better option for today’s investors:
- Looking back over past performance of Canadian bonds, they usually outperform GICs.
- Historically, the outperformance of Canadian bonds is sizably higher than GICs per year.
- Reinvestment risk could give lower returns from GICs.