Q: Pat, the U.S. dollar is up lately, but I think it may fall. Is there a way for me to gain from a drop in the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar? What about for other currencies against the U.S. dollar? Thank you.

A: Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust, $73.45, symbol FXC on New York (Shares outstanding: 1.7 million; Market cap: $124.9 million; www.currencyshares.com), is one of a number of CurrencyShares ETFs offered by Invesco Specialized Products. These ETFs rise in value when the U.S. dollar falls and… Read More

Activist Investing Strategies aim to Boost Shareholder Value

Activist Investing Strategies aim to Boost Shareholder Value

Hedge funds and others using activist investing strategies can push companies to higher levels of profit and efficiency
In general, activist investing strategies are used by hedge funds and other large investors, or groups of investors, in an individual company to push the firm to boost… 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 fundamentally sound advice on how to buy stocks online and show you how to put them to work in 2019–without any need for practice.
Today’s tip: “Practice accounts that let you buy stocks online without real money may seem to be… Read More

7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

Canadian stock options can generate a lot of money for your broker, but here’s seven ways they can cost you even more
Trading Canadian stock options can generate a lot of brokerage commissions, which is why some young, aggressive brokers recommend them for their clients. That’s despite… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

Traditionally, there have been several options for parents and grandparents looking to make investments for children. But here’s how to choose the best investments for children in 2019.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More