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

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

The Pros and Cons of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

The Pros and Cons of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

Discover how dividend reinvestment plans can be part of your portfolio—but with a couple of caveats
Some high growth dividend stocks give their shareholders the opportunity to participate in dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). These dividend reinvestment plans let investors use their dividends to buy new shares,… Read More