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

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

The best bank stocks for dividends: knowing the big five

We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank — because they are some of the best stocks for dividends
Banks remain key lower-risk investments… Read More

These ETFs aim for stable returns

One of the key lessons from financial market history is that stocks perform better than almost any other asset class over long periods. There will inevitably be periods of heightened volatility or even sustained market downturns. But at the same time, a focus on high-quality,… Read More