Practice stock trading accounts: A training tool or a distraction?

Model portfolios and practice stock trading have a lot in common. They both serve to distract investors from long-term investing goals.
The online brokerage industry is winning a lot of attention and goodwill for itself by offering “practice accounts.” These accounts are supposed to be identical… Read More

Stock market tips for finding the highest-quality stocks

Stock market tips for finding the highest-quality stocks

Some of the best stock market tips focus on selecting the right blue-chip stocks, and then diversifying and balancing your portfolio
We continually scour the Canadian and U.S. markets for new stocks to recommend as buys. We generally get excited about only a handful—that is, excited… Read More

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

For Canadian investors wondering how to buy international stocks, ADRs, and international ETFs may be a safer option than picking individual overseas stocks
We believe most investors could benefit from holding some foreign and international investments in their portfolios for added diversification. And growing markets like… Read More

The best long-term stocks to buy: Here’s how to find them

The best long-term stocks to buy: Here’s how to find them

There are a variety of factors to consider when you look for top long-term stocks to buy, including whether they pay dividends, their position in their industry and management strength
One successful strategy for finding long-term stocks to buy is to identify well-financed companies that are… Read More