Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

In 2018, trading online through a discount broker, rather than with a full-service broker, has become the preferred option for many investors. But risks remain.
The main advantage of switching to a discount broker is lower commissions. And commission rates can be even cheaper if you… Read More

The hidden dangers of online trading

The hidden dangers of online trading

It doesn’t get as much play in the media as it did a decade ago, but even in the volatile market of 2018, online trading carries hidden dangers that aren’t always evident at first.
The main risk comes from the fact that online trading may seem deceptively easy. The… Read More

Hidden risks of prepaid funerals

Hidden risks of prepaid funerals

Prepaid funerals may seem like a great deal for older investors, but you need to know about the hidden risks
For example, a member of Inner Circle recently asked whether there is any advantage to spending money on prepaid funerals. So you can get a sense of… Read More

Look out for the hidden risks in time-shares

This is the time of year when many Canadians prepare to spend part or all of the coming winter in warmer weather down south. For some, this could raise the question of time-shares as an option for cheaper vacations.

If you visit a resort this winter,… Read More

Is the buy-and-hold strategy dead?

From time to time, I read articles saying that growing numbers of financial advisors and stockbrokers are abandoning the traditional buy-and-hold strategy.

For instance, one article stated that some brokers were taking new approaches more in tune with the new “macro-economic climate.” That sounds suspiciously like… Read More