Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

‘Defensive stocks’ can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

The best TFSA investments provide you with tax advantages, but the COVID-19 downturn still highlights the need to pick your investments wisely and not all your top picks belong in this increasingly popular investment account
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) let you earn investment income—including interest, dividends… Read More

Theme Investing: Trendy stocks will often lead you into losses

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 pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades. Still the popularity of ETFs may soon eclipse them
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index,… Read More