How to calculate your capital gains tax

How to calculate your capital gains tax

Do you have to pay capital gains tax for the 2017 tax year? Here’s the general path to figuring that out
When you sell any stock outside of an RRSP or RRIF, you must pay capital gains tax if you’ve made a profit on the sale. Determining your capital gains… Read More

Dividend Investing vs Value Investing

Dividend Investing vs Value Investing

In choosing dividend investing vs value investing, it’s important to recognize that both can lead to favourable returns
To decide between dividend investing vs value investing, investors must first distinguish between the two. The best dividend stocks respond to tough economic times by doing their best to maintain,… 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

Q: I would like to hear your analysis and recommendation on Zoom Video Communications. I believe it’s having a short-term run-up associated with the pandemic and social distancing efforts. What about long-term prospects? Thanks.

A: Zoom Video Communications, Inc., $140.95, symbol ZM on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 127.5 million; Market cap: $37.9 billion; www.zoom.us), provides a cloud-based video communications platform to connect users—on various devices and in different locations—for a single online meeting. Zoom was founded in 2011 and is… Read More

Q: Pat, what is your advice on Thermo Fisher Scientific? I read it’s involved in COVID-19 testing. Thank you.

A: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., $304.21, symbol TMO on New York (Shares outstanding: 398.8 million; Market cap: $112.6 billion; www.thermofisher.com), is a manufacturer of scientific instruments, laboratory equipment, diagnostic consumables, and life science reagents.

The company employs more than 75,000 people, is based in Waltham, Massachusetts… Read More