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

Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

In 2018, trading online through a discount broker, rather than with a full-service broker, has become the preferred option for many investors. But risks remain.
The main advantage of switching to a discount broker is lower commissions. And commission rates can be even cheaper if you… 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 2018.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More

Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

A robo-advisory may be better than a bad broker, but there are still downfalls
A robo-advisory involves automated, Internet-based advice and portfolio management services.
A robo-advisory may offer beginning investors a more efficient, lower-cost investment approach, compared to what’s now open to them. Unfortunately, robo-advisors are likely… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

There are several savings and investment options that stand out above the rest when you are selecting the best investments for children.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under the age of… Read More

Switching to a discount brokerage firm has its risks

Switching to a discount brokerage firm has its risks

Saving money with a discount brokerage firm is a good thing, but investors should be aware of some of the pitfalls that exist.

Switching to a discount brokerage firm from a full-service broker makes sense for many investors. It’s sure to cut your per-trade… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of July 14, 2015

A number of Inner Circle have asked two key questions about so-called “robo-advisors”—automated, Internet-based advisory/portfolio management services.

Question 1. Will robo-advisors offer valuable new investment avenues for individual investors?

They may offer beginning investors a more efficient, lower-cost investment approach, compared to what’s now open to them… Read More

2 ways to make good investments for young children

Members of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle sometimes ask us how to find good investments for young children. If children are under the age of 18, they cannot yet invest as adults. However, there are a couple of savings and investment options available:

You (or the child)… Read More