What are stock investment clubs?

What are stock investment clubs?

Stock investment clubs can help new investors find quality stocks and help them develop their own investing style. But watch out for the drawbacks.
In 2017, learning about stocks is as easy as connecting to the Internet. But if you want to further your knowledge of investing,… Read More

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced investor, these tips give you fundamental advice and show you how to put it to work right away–without any need for practice.

Today’s tip: “Practice accounts that let you buy stocks online without real money may seem to be a convenient way to learn investing… Read More

How to decide which Canadian bank stocks are best for you

How to decide which Canadian bank stocks are best for you

Canadian bank stocks have long been one of our top choices for growth and income.
We’ve long recommended that all Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank. That’s… Read More

Two big risks of Canadian penny stocks you can avoid

Two big risks of Canadian penny stocks you can avoid

Canadian penny stocks can be riskier than other investments, and if investors aren’t careful, early success can actually lead to a big loss.
The appeal of Canadian penny stocks is no different in July 2017 than it was in July 2007: Investors are looking to add to the… Read More

Q: Pat, I’m looking to invest in cybersecurity: What is your opinion on Check Point Software? Any better ideas? Thank you!

A: Check Point Software, $113.64, symbol CHKP on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 163.4 million; Market cap: $18.7 billion, www.checkpoint.com), designs and makes firewall security systems to protect computers and mobile devices from online attacks.
The company generates 45.3% of its revenue from software updates and maintenance; 29.0%… Read More