Has the Retirement Savings Game Changed Forever?



    
                         Globe Investor Examines What
             Canadian Investors Are - and Should Be - Doing Now

             Interview Opportunities from the Spring edition of
                           Globe Investor magazine.
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - With the RRSP deadline fast approaching, many
Canadian investors are regrouping after months of markets gone wild. Some have
parked their investments in conservative money-market funds. Others are
looking for the buying opportunities. And many are getting more directly
involved in managing their investments. In the new issue of Globe Investor
magazine, veteran investment writer Chris Taylor surveys the damage and
reviews some strategies for rebuilding.
    The Spring issue of Globe Investor is available online at
globeinvestor.com/magazine on Thursday, February 19.

    Also in this edition of Globe Investor:

    Keeping the faith - Did investors follow the experts blindly? Those who
followed Donald Coxe's advice made a lot of money for a number of years, but
gave much of it back in the latter half of 2008. The 73-year old former Bank
of Montreal's global portfolio strategist and current head of Coxe Advisors
LLC has long touted commodities as the fastest way for investors to increase
their wealth. Although the $300-million Coxe Commodity Strategy Fund was down
55 per cent before Christmas after debuting in June, he remains unapologetic.
In the cover story of Globe Investor by Globe business columnist Derek
DeCloet, Coxe explains what happened and why he's betting on commodities
coming back.

    Only small at the start - Last year was a nasty one for markets overall
but particularly brutal for small caps. Canadian investors pulled more than
$1.4 billion out of small-and-medium-cap-oriented mutual funds through the end
of 2008. But experts point out that small cap returns, as measured by the BMO
index, have trounced the S&P/TSX composite index by an average of 12.1
percentage points in the last five downturns. Small may be about to get really
big, reveals business reporter Sean Silcoff.

    Globe Investor is Canada's only magazine dedicated to the educated
investor. Available in select editions of The Globe and Mail and online at
www.globeinvestor.com/magazine, Globe Investor magazine offers insightful
content to help Canadians create, manage, guard and build wealth.

    The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia
company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.





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For further information: and to arrange an interview, please contact:
Teresa Pagnutti, tpagnutti@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2721; Jennifer Hills,
jhills@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2669

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