What is over-the-counter trading?

Over-the-counter trading is for investors who don’t mind risk and are willing to chance losing their money.

Over-the-counter trading is a term used to refer to the buying and selling of stocks via a dealer network instead of one the major exchanges like the TSX,… Read More

When should you sell a stock?

Learn when to sell stocks at the right time. Here’s our advice.

Investors often ask, "When do I sell?" There is no simple, fits-on-a-t-shirt answer to the question. But there are some helpful guidelines.
First, you’re never going to sell stocks at the top… Read More

What are mining stocks?

What are mining stocks and how can you successfully invest in them?

What are mining stocks? Great question. Mining stocks are investments in companies that produce or explore for minerals, such as uranium, coal, molybdenum (which is used in steelmaking), copper, silver and gold.

Mining stocks… Read More

Investor Toolkit: When investment rules can cost you money

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re an aggressive or a conservative investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice and stock investing tips. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing… Read More

Pat: I have been converting my portfolio from mutual funds, some stocks and ETFs to your recommendations since I joined the Inner Circle. I am holding three ETFs that I purchased prior to Europe melting down, and I’m wondering what to do with them. They are the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 ETF, the Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF and the Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF. They make up only a small part of my portfolio. Thanks.

Our view is that virtually all Canadian investors could add some foreign exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as those we recommend in Canadian Wealth Advisor, in reasonable quantities: perhaps 10% of your holdings if you are a conservative investor (including 5% or so in higher-risk… Read More

I have hesitated to invest in securities outside Canada (i.e., in the U.S.) because of foreign-exchange risk. It doesn’t take a big change in the exchange rates to have a material impact on the investment, and I have no interest in being a speculator in foreign exchange. What is your view of investing outside Canada, and is there a way to eliminate foreign-currency risk?

Our view is that virtually all Canadian investors should have 20% to 30% of their portfolios in U.S. stocks, like the ones we recommend in Wall Street Stock Forecaster.

We feel now is a good time to hold high-quality U.S. stocks, and we see U.S. dollar… Read More

Investor Toolkit: Beware the hidden dangers of stock options

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re an aggressive or a conservative investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows you… Read More