Trading vs investing—which strategy has the biggest payoff?

Trading vs investing—which strategy has the biggest payoff?

What will make me the most money—trading vs investing? That’s a question many investors ask. The answers may surprise you.

Long-term wealth-building strategies aren’t built by aiming for outsized returns. They are built over time, and most importantly, by learning how not to repeat the market… Read More

3 momentum investing strategies to avoid

3 momentum investing strategies to avoid

Momentum investing strategies may sound like a simple way to beat the stock market, but in truth, it’s just your broker who profits in the end.

Many investors are particularly attracted to momentum investing strategies. These momentum investing strategies focus on growth stocks—but with a.. Read More

What are stock options?

What are stock options, and can they increase your profits?

What are stock options, and how are they used for investing? An option is a contract between a buyer and a seller, based on an underlying security, usually a stock… Read More

Investor Toolkit: 3 factors that work against you in short selling

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” investing advice series. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you our specific advice on successful investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing advice and shows… Read More

How to avoid the pitfalls in options investing

Buying and selling stock options is different from regular stock transactions. You can make money in options investing, of course, but to be successful in this complex, often risky area, it’s crucial to have a firm grasp of how options investing works (and how to… Read More

Dear Pat: Thank you very much for your valuable advice. I was wondering about the following fund, and what your opinion is: ING Risk Managed Natural Resources Fund. Looking forward to your response. Thank you!

ING Risk Management Natural Resources Fund, $15.92, symbol IRR on New York (Units outstanding: 22.4 million; Market cap: $357.4 million), is a closed-end fund that holds stocks of companies in the energy, natural-resources and basic-materials industries.

Most of ING Risk Management Natural Resources Fund’s portfolio… Read More

3 risks to keep in mind when short selling stocks

Attractive opportunities for short selling stocks come along from time to time, but it’s a hard way to make money. That’s because short sellers face a number of unique disadvantages that don’t apply to buyers.

(See below for three risks to be aware of if… Read More

How to cut your risk in Canadian real estate investing

Members of our Inner Circle service ask us a lot of very interesting questions. For example, one member was buying a new home at what he considered to be an extremely attractive price.

However, he had not yet sold his current home. He worried about… Read More