An Average Down Stock Strategy Can Just Add to Costly Mistakes

An Average Down Stock Strategy Can Just Add to Costly Mistakes

We recommend an averaging in over an average down stock investment strategy. Averaging in lets you add more of stocks that have sound prospects. Averaging down often does just the opposite.

“Averaging down” and “averaging in” sound similar, and their meaning is similar as well. Both… 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 2019.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More

Hi Pat: I have a question regarding dividends. In your opinion, is it better to buy a stock just before the ex-dividend date or just after? What about the dividend capture strategy? Thanks as always.

A: There are a number of dates related to the payment of dividends:

The declaration date is the date on which a company’s board of directors actually sets the amount of the next dividend. Typically it is a number of weeks in advance of the actual… Read More

Integrated oil giant moves ahead with LNG

Crude prices will likely remain volatile for all of 2019. The best way to cut your oil price risk is with integrated producers because refineries achieve higher profit margins when they pay less for the crude oil they use as raw material.

This particular integrated producer… Read More