How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

Before you begin investing in the Canadian stock market, you’ll have an important choice to make: Do you use a discount broker and take advantage of the lower commission rates? Or do you deal through a traditional, full-service broker and pay extra for service and… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors tend… Read More

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

Stocks paying the highest dividends are a big part of a successfully portfolio—but watch out for the risks
If you stick with top quality stocks paying the highest dividends, the income you earn can supply a significant percentage of your total return—as much as a third… Read More

Diversify with these non-bank financials

Most investors typically hold two, three or more of the big five Canadian banks. That makes sense given their steady profit growth and rising dividends. They also give investors exposure to a wide variety of financial services, including mutual funds, retirement planning and insurance.
Even so,… Read More