A second home in the U.S.—good investment idea or not

A second home in the U.S.—good investment idea or not

Despite market uncertainty in key U.S. markets, many of us are buying second homes with the belief that  further price increases are inevitable and will make those winter havens good investments.

A while back I was interviewed about this trend on CTV. Apparently I surprised everybody… 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 2020.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the… Read More

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies promise to ease your tax burden on withdrawals, but these complicated manouvres are usually more lucrative for brokers than for investors
Investors sometimes ask us what we think of the so-called RRSP meltdown. This is a strategy that would let them make withdrawals… 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 a 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… 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 can be 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

Why the Best Utility Stocks should have a place in Your Portfolio

The best utility stocks can provide growth and income in a diversified portfolio. Here are some tips on picking the best ones
Utility stocks include companies that provide electric power, telecommunications and pipeline services. At TSI Network, we continue to recommend that income-seeking investors buy high-quality… Read More