Tax shelters in Canada: 3 choices you need to know about

Tax shelters in Canada: 3 choices you need to know about

Tax shelters in Canada that can help you save money when you use them correctly
Tax shelters in Canada aim to reduce or eliminate your tax liability.
Tax shelters are legal investment vehicles that let investors pay less tax. Some are risky and should be avoided, like… Read More

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

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

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

ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to hold

In 2011, gold shot up to a high of $1,950 U.S. an ounce, and silver reached a peak of $48.58.

Gold prices then fell steadily, dropping to $1,050 an ounce in December 2015 for the first time since early 2010. That month, silver also declined to… Read More