Use these simple strategies to find the best low-risk investments

Use these simple strategies to find the best low-risk investments

For conservative investors looking to add low-risk investments to their portfolios in 2019, here’s how to find them
Low risk investments equate to safer investments. For safe investing, focus on investing in high-quality stocks that offer hidden value. As you know, we put a lot of stress… Read More

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced investor, these tips give you fundamentally sound advice on how to buy stocks online and show you how to put them to work in 2019–without any need for practice.
Today’s tip: “Practice accounts that let you buy stocks online without real money may seem to be… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. My question relates to the Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF. Compared to holding the preferred shares of individual companies, does an ETF like this provide any advantages? Is this the best one to buy if you want to buy such an ETF? Thanks!

A: Preferred shares behave more like long-term fixed-income instruments rather than short-term instruments. So while short-term interest rates are still relatively low, the outlook for long-term interest rates is less certain.

The underlying credit quality of preferred share issuers can be a negative factor in some… Read More

Focus on long-term value

Many investors think of our “stocks of the year” as sure-fire picks that are bound to be among the year’s biggest winners. Some of our past selections have lived up to that billing, but that’s not what I expect of them. Instead, I look for… Read More