What do playing the stock market and chess have in common?

What do playing the stock market and chess have in common?

Successfully playing the stock market — like chess—is never about going for broke.
Many investors like to use analogies from sports or the military to describe their investment approach, so they’ll often use the phrase playing the stock market. But if I had to compare our… Read More

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

Positive everyday behaviours—not big ideas—are the keys to successful investing for beginners
Our advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over most if… Read More

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More