Watch out for hot cannabis stocks—or you may get burned

Investing in hot cannabis stocks may look attractive, but we recommend extreme caution with these highly speculative stocks
In late September 2018, I appeared on a live broadcast of “The Current,” a CBC radio program, on the subject of the cannabis stock boom. It began with… Read More

Tax shelters in Canada: 3 choices you need to know about

Tax shelters in Canada: 3 choices you need to know about

Tax shelters in Canada that can help you save money when you use them correctly
Tax shelters in Canada aim to reduce or eliminate your tax liability.

Tax shelters are legal investment vehicles that let investors pay less tax. Some are risky and should be avoided, like… Read More

QUIZ: How do dividends work? Test your knowledge

QUIZ: How do dividends work? Test your knowledge

How do dividends work? Here are the key points every successful investor needs to know
A dividend is a payment a corporation makes to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits. When a corporation earns a profit, it can re-invest that surplus in its business… Read More

How to get the most capital gains tax benefits from your RRSP

How to get the most capital gains tax benefits from your RRSP

Investors sometimes ask us whether they should hold certain investments inside or outside an RRSP to get the most tax benefits. Historically, there were certain investments that could increase your capital gains tax if you held them in your RRSP. In September 2019, that remains the case.
Holding… Read More