Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns

Most defensive stocks are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make… Read More

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

To determine when to buy an ETF, some investors use technical analysis and other tools. But you need to dig deeper.

Investors often wonder: what is a good entry point when purchasing a stock or an ETF?

The first question before asking when to buy… Read More

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend in 2016. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF respectively mirror subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

Ins and outs of investing in silver mining stocks

Ins and outs of investing in silver mining stocks

Silver mining stocks and silver ETFs are a better way to invest in the precious metal than silver bullion.

Silver is sometimes known as “poor man’s gold,” because silver attracts a lot of interest as gold prices reach levels that seem too expensive for… Read More

International ETFs offer rewards—but risk to match

International ETFs offer rewards—but risk to match

Successful investing in international ETFs has a lot to do with understanding the economies of the countries you invest in.

We think conservative investors could hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks (outside of the U.S.). One way to do that… Read More