Here’s how to make finding dividend stocks easier

Here’s how to make finding dividend stocks easier

When finding dividend stocks, look at these key factors
By finding dividend stocks to hold in your portfolio, the income you earn can supply a significant percentage of your total return—as much as a third of your gains. And at the same time, dividends are more… Read More

Canadian capital gains tax is one of the lowest you’ll ever pay

Canadian capital gains tax is one of the lowest you’ll ever pay

Stock market volatility in 2016 spurred a rise in investor questions about capital gains tax. Given its own volatility, 2017’s bull run has spurred even more questions.
There are three forms of investment income in Canada: interest, dividends and capital gains. Each is taxed differently. Here’s a reminder of how… Read More

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada.  You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More

The index-linked GIC promise: A false sense of security?

The index-linked GIC promise: A false sense of security?

An index-linked GIC is one of the many investment products that promise more than they deliver
There’s a problem with the financial industry: it offers its salespeople incentives to give clients advice that may not be in the best interest of the client.

Brokers simply have too… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

Traditionally, there have been several options for parents and grandparents looking to make investments for children. But here’s how to choose the best investments for children in 2017?
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More