Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme investing, particularly when snatched from the latest headlines, may seem appealing—but more often than not will lead to poor returns
Theme investors zero in on something that’s going on in the world—in business, politics, technology or society as a whole—and try to cash in… Read More

How to calculate your capital gains tax

How to calculate your capital gains tax

Do you have to pay capital gains tax for the 2017 tax year? Here’s the general path to figuring that out
When you sell any stock outside of an RRSP or RRIF, you must pay capital gains tax if you’ve made a profit on the sale. Determining your capital gains… Read More

How to Start Investing in Stocks: 7 Key Tips For Beginning Investors

How to Start Investing in Stocks: 7 Key Tips For Beginning Investors

Diversification, investment quality, and a focus on dividends are key when you’re learning how to start investing in stocks
We continue to think investors will profit most—and with the least risk—by buying shares of well-established companies with strong business prospects and strong positions in healthy industries.

Investors… Read More

Does market timing work? Not consistently

Does market timing work? Not consistently

Many investors ask: Does market timing work? We believe that market timing is a poor strategy to follow.

The practice of market timing consists of coming up with and acting on a series of guesses (or estimates, or assessments of the probabilities). You would use these… Read More

Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Here are some investment thoughts on snap judgments, the investors who make them and how they can hurt your portfolio.

Snap judgments can be a great time-saver, but they’re a poor tool for investment decision-making. Investment thoughts involving snap judgments often produce extreme, random results—good or… Read More

What are stock investment clubs?

What are stock investment clubs?

Stock investment clubs can help new investors find quality stocks and help them develop their own investing style. But watch out for the drawbacks.
In 2017, learning about stocks is as easy as connecting to the Internet. But if you want to further your knowledge of investing,… Read More