Real-Return Bonds and How They Compare to Regular Bonds

Real-Return Bonds and How They Compare to Regular Bonds

Real-return bonds pay a return adjusted for inflation. But when you buy a real-return bond, you are only protecting yourself against unanticipated rises in inflation.
Real-return bonds pay you a rate of return that’s adjusted for inflation, but that’s not always as promising as it seems.

When… Read More

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

The hidden dangers of online trading

The hidden dangers of online trading

It doesn’t get as much play in the media as it did a decade ago, but even in the volatile market of 2020, online trading carries hidden dangers that aren’t always evident at first.
The main risk comes from the fact that online trading may seem… Read More

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs (Canada) can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs (Canada), as the one remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for… Read More