Why the Blue Chip GIC isn’t a blue chip investment
Investor Education: I noted a great article in the G&M today by John Heinzl. For those that do not follow John, he is one of the best writers when it comes to both understanding and explaining investment products and strategies. His topic was a follow-up on one he wrote when BMO introduced its unfortunate “Blue Chip GIC” product. John felt it was a product designed to heavily favour bank profits and was highly unlikely to be a great product for the clients of BMO who were sold this product. Note John made this call a year ago!