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Gordon Pape

Gordon Pape

Gordon Pape is a well-known Canadian author who specializes in personal finance and investing. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio phone-in shows, and is often quoted in the media.

He is Editor and Publisher of the Internet Wealth Builder, a weekly digital investment advisory, and The Income Investor, a monthly report on income securities.

Mr. Pape has for many years been a regular contributor to some of Canada’s leading media channels, including The Toronto Star, The Fund Library, GlobeinvestorGold.com, 50-plus.net, Zoomer magazine and Insurance Journal.

In the investing field, Gordon Pape has written and co-authored many books, with total sales in Canada and the U.S. exceeding 1 million copies. His best sellers include RRSPs: The Ultimate Wealth Builder, Retirement’s Harsh New Realities: Protecting Your Money in a Changing World, Tax-Free Savings Accounts: How TFSAs Can Make You Rich, Sleep-Easy Investing, and The Retirement Time Bomb.

Earlier investing and money management titles include Get Control of Your Money, Secrets of Successful Investing, The Complete Guide to RRIFs and LIFs, 6 Steps to $1 Million, Retiring Wealthy in the 21st Century, Making Money in Mutual Funds, Building Wealth in the ’90s, Low-Risk Investing in the ’90s, The Canadian Mortgage Book, The Best of Pape’s Notes, and Head Start. His annual guides to RRSPs and mutual funds were perennial best-sellers for more than a decade.

With his daughter Deborah Kerbel, Mr. Pape co-authored a series of popular Christmas trivia books, Quizmas (2004), Family Quizmas (2006), and Quizmas Carols (2007).

Other books to his credit include The $50,000 Stove Handle, a humourous look at the perils of home renovations. He is also co-author of Gordon Pape’s International Shopping Guide, a handbook for international travellers, Montreal at the Crossroads, which won a Heritage Canada Communications Award, and three novels which were published internationally: Chain Reaction, The Scorpion Sanction and The Music Wars.

Mr. Pape has had a long and distinguished career. He was a political analyst in Quebec City and Ottawa for The Gazette of Montreal for several years and spent three years in London, England as a correspondent for the Southam Newspapers, an assignment which included Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Africa. He was publisher of Canada’s largest circulation magazine, The Canadian Magazine, and its successor, Today Magazine, from 1977-82. From 1984-87, he was publisher of The MoneyLetter and The TaxLetter for Hume Publishing. He also supervised a major revision of Hume’s Successful Investing & Money Management course.

For 17 years, his insightful financial commentaries were heard weekly on CBC radio stations across Canada, attracting tens of thousands of listeners.

Mr. Pape has been a featured speaker at several national and international financial conferences in Canada and the United States, including the World Money Show in Orlando, Florida, which is attended by more than 13,000 people. He has lectured at Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University, and the Canadian Bar Association.

He is a past chairman of the Magazine Association of Canada and a past president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

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Articles

Are any profits growing down on the farm?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-12-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-31-2024)

Blue-ribbon cash cows

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-27-2024)

Standing ovation for ETF quartet

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-22-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-17-2024)

Review and update: Pape’s High Yield Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-13-2024)

ETFs for the Nikkei surge

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-06-2024)

Gold soars, while gold miners languish

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-29-2024)

Looking for bond ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-23-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-19-2024)

Review and update: Pape’s Global Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-16-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-12-2024)

Trucking firms’ lighter load

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-08-2024)

Telecom April fool?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-01-2024)

The little engine that could

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-25-2024)

Review and update: Pape’s RRIF Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-18-2024)

Small-caps: risky but rewarding

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-11-2024)

The tranquility of low-volatility ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-04-2024)

Dividend stocks set for recovery

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-26-2024)

Investments to place in your RRSP basket

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-19-2024)

5 steps to RRSP success

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-12-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-05-2024)

How to profit from a new bond bull

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-29-2024)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-22-2024)

Pape’s Buy-and-Hold Portfolio delivers long-term growth

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-15-2024)

Stock market winners in ’23

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-08-2024)

Awards season

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-03-2024)

Do your research with high-interest ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-26-2023)

Pipeline payoff

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-18-2023)

Tech’s big year

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-11-2023)

Celestica’s turnaround momentum

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-04-2023)

India ETFs post strong performance

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-27-2023)

Cryptocurrency dangers

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-20-2023)

Get set to pay more in CPP contributions

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-13-2023)

Hamilton Capital’s bond ETF aims for 10% yield

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-07-2023)

TFI still rolling after all these years

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-30-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-27-2023)

Review & Update: Pape’s High-Yield Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-23-2023)

Tired of the same old tech song?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-17-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-13-2023)

Price check in the discount aisle

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-10-2023)

Drilling for dividends in energy

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-02-2023)

Rate hikes weigh on Pape’s RRIF portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-25-2023)

The digital danger of cryptocurrency

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-18-2023)

Pape’s Growth Portfolio posts big gains

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-11-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-05-2023)

Prognosis for anemic Northwest Healthcare REIT

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-28-2023)

The worst place for your money…until now

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-21-2023)

Gambling on the ARK

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-14-2023)

Yield bonanza

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-07-2023)

Buffett’s Berkshire tests AI waters

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-31-2023)

BMO’s India ETF poised for profit

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-24-2023)

Patience, patience

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-17-2023)

How to bet on interest rates

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-10-2023)

Stocks bucking the trend

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-04-2023)

Mullen Group trucks in dividends

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-26-2023)

Two gold-stock ETFs for the risk-tolerant

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-19-2023)

Utilities power back

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-12-2023)

Finding ETFs with the right mix

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-05-2023)

Review and update: Pape’s Balanced Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-29-2023)

Tech stocks make a comeback

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-22-2023)

How to trade a sideways market

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-15-2023)

How to profit from AI

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-08-2023)

A record year possible for share buybacks

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-01-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-24-2023)

Pape’s Global Portfolio edges higher

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-17-2023)

‘Clean ’n’ Green’ stocks under pressure

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-10-2023)

Canada deposit insurance comes up short

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-04-2023)

CGI a rags to riches story

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-28-2023)

Pipeline plug

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-20-2023)

The blue-chip route to retirement

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-13-2023)

Retirement savings a priority for Canadians

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-06-2023)

Pape’s RRSP Portfolio update

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-28-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-21-2023)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-13-2023)

Three potential market beaters for 2023

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-06-2023)

Pape’s review and outlook for 2023

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-30-2023)

Pape’s 7 personal finance basics for 2023

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-23-2023)

The ETF yield illusion

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-03-2023)

Six-point stock buying checklist for the New Year

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-28-2022)

Yes, there were some stock market winners

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-19-2022)

Buy good stocks and hold them

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-12-2022)

The wheels come off at NFI Group

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-05-2022)

ETFs or stocks for novice investors?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-28-2022)

Pumping energy, stability, and high yields

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-21-2022)

Easing inflation helps buoy markets

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-14-2022)

Review & Update: Pape’s Growth Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-07-2022)

No bear for these stocks

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-01-2022)

Purpose climate fund outperforms

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-24-2022)

Fund Library Q&A with Gordon Pape

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-19-2022)

Pape’s RRIF Portfolio cranks out income

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-17-2022)

This bond ETF fights the bear

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-11-2022)

Three ETFs with market-beating potential

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-03-2022)

Three reliable dividend-payers yielding over 5%

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-26-2022)

Pape’s RRSP Portfolio holds steady

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-19-2022)

Bond investors will need patience

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-12-2022)

Are big techs out of the bear trap?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-06-2022)

Two recession-fighting sectors

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-29-2022)

Pape’s Buy-and-Hold Portfolio 10-year payoff

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-22-2022)

How to avoid the bear trap

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-15-2022)

Defensive ETFs for effective, low-cost diversification

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-08-2022)

Dividend balancing act

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-01-2022)

Energy sector fends off the bear

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-18-2022)

Looking for low-volatility investments

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-11-2022)

Dealing with the crisis in aging

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-04-2022)

Bargain basement

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-20-2022)

Protect the (cash) flow

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-06-2022)

Review & Update: Pape’s High Yield Portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-20-2022)

Shield your portfolio

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-09-2022)

Pape’s Balanced Portfolio still performing

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-25-2022)

Ukraine war tightens agricultural commodities

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-11-2022)

Five tips for income investors

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-28-2022)

NFI Group’s supply chain problems

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-15-2022)

Two more stocks for 2022

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-25-2022)

Coming down the pipe

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-15-2022)

Mixed returns for REIT ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-31-2022)

This metals distributor grinds out dividends

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-17-2022)

Freehold Royalties showers investors with earnings

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-04-2022)

Banks start to limit third-party fund offerings

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-23-2021)

Three sectors for dividend growth in 2022

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-13-2021)

Pape’s Q&A: The next wave, ETF managers, TFSA transfers

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-29-2021)

Registering profits

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-15-2021)

Three ETFs for the money

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-01-2021)

Profit in the pipe

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-18-2021)

RBNK a hidden gem of a bank ETF

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-04-2021)

Pape’s RRSP Portfolio review and update

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-20-2021)

Green energy stocks face drought

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-06-2021)

Looking for some investment stability?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-23-2021)

Pape’s Balanced Portfolio gains ground

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-09-2021)

Four threats that could derail markets

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-26-2021)

Portfolio tweaks for inflation uncertainty

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-12-2021)

Pape’s Q&A: Cashing in mutual funds, investing in IPOs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-28-2021)

Pape’s Q&A: Green ETFs, calculating yield, U.S. Treasurys

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-14-2021)

Pape’s High Yield Portfolio makes big gains

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-31-2021)

Utility stocks in a time of rising rates

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-17-2021)

Best value-focused ETFs right now

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-03-2021)

Pape’s ETF Global Portfolio up 20%

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-19-2021)

Spring, but no meltdown

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-06-2021)

Deploy the disruptors!

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-22-2021)

Six reliable dividend payers

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-08-2021)

Don’t just do something, stand there!

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-22-2021)

Pape reviews his pandemic picks

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-08-2021)

Pape’s outlook: Cautious optimism for 2021

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-25-2021)

Eight high yielders to start the New Year

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-11-2021)

A REIT for the New Year

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-28-2020)

Pape’s High Yield Portfolio gains ground

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-14-2020)

Brookfield Renewable yield conundrum

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-30-2020)

Low rates make dividends look more attractive

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-16-2020)

Stocks to hold regardless of who wins U.S. presidency

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-02-2020)

Who pays for pandemic profligacy?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-26-2020)

What a Biden presidency would mean for markets

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-19-2020)

Life after Covid, part 2

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-28-2020)

Life after Covid, part 1

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-14-2020)

Clorox cleans up

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-31-2020)

Not all ESG funds are created equal

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-18-2020)

A mini-portfolio in gold

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-03-2020)

Hold ’em or fold ’em?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-20-2020)

Pape’s Cornerstone Quintet

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-06-2020)

Investment strategy in the post-pandemic world, part 2

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-22-2020)

Investment strategy in the post-pandemic world

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-15-2020)

Is it safe? The pros and cons of holding cash

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-01-2020)

Pape’s Growth Portfolio survives market meltdown

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-16-2020)

Road trip

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-04-2020)

The search for a COVID-19 vaccine

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-20-2020)

Are negative rates on the way?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-06-2020)

Crisis ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-31-2020)

Bear market do’s and don’ts

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-23-2020)

Pape’s financial toolbox

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-09-2020)

Canada’s ‘Old Faithful’ dividend machine

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-24-2020)

Horizons’ one-stop dividend ETF a winner

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-10-2020)

CGI Group a big winner

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-27-2020)

Pape’s Buy-and-Hold portfolio delivers gains

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-13-2020)

Pape’s financial toolbox

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-30-2019)

Retailers on the (clearance) rack

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-16-2019)

Pape's financial toolbox

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-02-2019)

Pape’s Balanced Portfolio ahead of target

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-18-2019)

Pape’s High Yield Portfolio ahead of target

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-04-2019)

Pape’s Growth Portfolio gains ground

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-21-2019)

Descartes Systems a trade-war winner

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-07-2019)

ETFs: A question of balance

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-20-2019)

New ETFs focus on ESG factors

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-09-2019)

Pape’s Buy-and-Hold Portfolio still performing

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-26-2019)

Fading bull?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 08-12-2019)

Fed’s dovishness reflects major concerns

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-29-2019)

Markets soar. Time for some balance

By Gordon Pape (Published on 07-15-2019)

Two REITs to watch

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-24-2019)

Gordon Pape’s Balanced Portfolio makes gains

By Gordon Pape (Published on 06-10-2019)

ETFs to match your investment personality, Part 2

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-27-2019)

ETFs to match your investment personality

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-20-2019)

ETFs: Three for the money

By Gordon Pape (Published on 05-06-2019)

The best REIT ETFs

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-22-2019)

Asset allocation is the key to successful investing

By Gordon Pape (Published on 04-08-2019)

A time to play defense

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-25-2019)

Pape’s mutual fund portfolio reviews

By Gordon Pape (Published on 03-11-2019)

6 rules for a successful RRSP

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-25-2019)

Four for the money

By Gordon Pape (Published on 02-11-2019)

The year of unpredictability

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-28-2019)

Should you bank on rising rates?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-11-2019)

Is there a robo-advisor in your future?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 01-07-2019)

Year-end TFSA, RRSP questions

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-28-2018)

Brookfield Property offers high yield

By Gordon Pape (Published on 12-03-2018)

Should she switch Purpose funds?

By Gordon Pape (Published on 11-30-2018)

Investing in TIPS funds

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-19-2018)

Preparing for the end of the bull market

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-08-2018)

Mining for cryptocurrency

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-05-2018)

Mining for cryptocurrency

By Gordon Pape (Published on 10-05-2018)

Binary option scam is still a problem OBSI warns

By Gordon Pape (Published on 09-24-2018)

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