How are dividends taxed? The Canadian dividend tax credit

How are dividends taxed? The Canadian dividend tax credit

COVID-19 volatility has highlighted the power of quality dividends. Here’s what you need to know to answer the question, “How are dividends taxed in Canada?”
How are dividends taxed in Canada? Taxpayers who hold Canadian dividend-paying stocks get a tax break. Their dividends can be eligible… Read More

Planning Ahead: How to execute a tax-loss selling strategy.

Planning Ahead: How to execute a tax-loss selling strategy.

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.

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How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades. Still the popularity of ETFs may soon eclipse them
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index,… Read More

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2020. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, sub-indexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend stocks… Read More

Profit from IBM’s next transformation

IBM has a long history of transforming its business in response to new computing technologies. For instance, as demand for its mainframe computers slowed in the 1990s, the company shifted its focus to services such as designing and maintaining computer systems for its customers. IBM… Read More