5 Tips on Investing for Dividends vs Capital Growth

5 Tips on Investing for Dividends vs Capital Growth

Investing for dividends vs capital growth: smart investors realize that, overall, dividends are more reliable than capital gains.
Capital gains can occur when an investor sells an asset. And for the most part, the capital growth occurs over time.

Dividends are typically cash payouts that serve as… Read More

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada.  You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More

How to get the most capital gains tax benefits from your RRSP

How to get the most capital gains tax benefits from your RRSP

Investors sometimes ask us whether they should hold certain investments inside or outside an RRSP to get the most tax benefits. Historically, there were certain investments that could increase your capital gains tax if you held them in your RRSP. In November 2017, that remains the case.
Holding… Read More

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

Capital gains occur when an investor sells an asset. To calculate capital gains, the total of the adjusted cost base (ACB) is subtracted from the proceeds of the sale. The adjusted cost base of the shares is equal to the cost of the shares plus… Read More