Practice stock trading accounts: A training tool or a distraction?

Model portfolios and practice stock trading have a lot in common. They both serve to distract investors from long-term investing goals.
The online brokerage industry is winning a lot of attention and goodwill for itself by offering “practice accounts.” These accounts are supposed to be identical… Read More

How to Profit From Dual-Class Shares of Canadian Stocks

How to Profit From Dual-Class Shares of Canadian Stocks

When it comes to dual-class shares, voting shares have certain advantages over non-voting shares
Aside from specific investments (such as U.S. and Canadian stocks, income trusts or exchange-traded funds), our Inner Circle members ask us a wide range of investment questions. For example, I’ve been asked… Read More

How to Pick Stocks Without a Broker: 5 Key Tips

How to Pick Stocks Without a Broker: 5 Key Tips

Here are some helpful tips and advice on how to pick stocks without a broker
Brokers can sell their clients an array of products and services that will bring them a wide range of fees and commissions, from high to low. As a general rule, the… Read More

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

For Canadian investors wondering how to buy international stocks, ADRs, and international ETFs may be a safer option than picking individual overseas stocks
We believe most investors could benefit from holding some foreign and international investments in their portfolios for added diversification. And growing markets like… Read More

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Canadian marijuana stocks need significant revenue growth to justify their huge market caps
Share prices for many Canadian marijuana stocks have soared, but many have also seen sharp declines. The speculative appeal of marijuana stocks continues to attract investors looking for a “ground-floor opportunity.” However, the… Read More

How to profitably pick stocks from TSX listings

How to profitably pick stocks from TSX listings

Our investing recommendations are the same for TSX listings as they are on other stock exchanges—here’s how to choose wisely
To succeed as an investor, you need to be able to “cut through the noise”. That is, you need to sort through the news to… Read More