What is market timing theory?

What is market timing theory?

Market timing theory attempts to interpret and detect buy and sell signals in trading patterns and history
The practice of market timing consists of coming up with and acting on a series of guesses (or estimates, or probability assessments) to use in your buying and selling… Read More

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies could jeopardize your retirement

RRSP meltdown strategies promise to ease your tax burden on withdrawals, but these complicated manouvres are usually more lucrative for brokers than for investors
Investors sometimes ask us what we think of the so-called RRSP meltdown. This is a strategy that would let them make withdrawals… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with a high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors… Read More

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Why decriminalization of marijuana and investment by big Canadian names doesn’t change our opinion of Canadian Marijuana stocks
Interest in Canadian marijuana stocks stems from Fall 2018’s legalization of recreational cannabis. Today, investors continue to search for ways to tap in to those sales and profit from future growth. The federal government’s legislation… Read More

Be wary of the difference between growth and momentum stocks

To profit from growth stocks, you need to pick stocks with clear growth prospects and not simply momentum stocks with uncertain futures
By definition, growth stocks are companies that have above-average growth prospects. They are firms whose earnings growth has been above the market average, and… Read More

How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

Before you begin investing in the Canadian stock market, you’ll have an important choice to make: Do you use a discount broker and take advantage of the lower commission rates? Or do you deal through a traditional, full-service broker and pay extra for service and… Read More

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Index-linked GICs maximize the promises but minimize the payouts
Index-linked GICs (guaranteed investment certificates) provide the buyer with a return that is “linked” to the direction of the stock market in a given period. A quick look at the rules on these deals may give you… Read More