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

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

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, July 7, 2017

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC., $56.74, Toronto symbol SNC, is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company.
SNC has completed its acquisition of U.K.-based engineering firm WS Atkins plc.
Atkins specializes in industrial projects such as railways, nuclear power plants, water-treatment facilities and highways. The purchase should cut SNC’s… Read More