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

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

Highly-speculative investments rarely, if ever, pay off

Buying highly-speculative investments such as penny stocks is especially risky. So it’s important to use our three-part philosophy to build your overall portfolio
High-risk, high-reward investors are typically drawn to highly-speculative investments.\

Here’s why that’s not a great long-term strategy.


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Be wary of penny stocks, which are very… Read More

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Canadian marijuana stocks may move higher on momentum as the Oct. 17, 2019 date for legalization of edibles approaches—but they need significant revenue growth to justify their huge market caps
Share prices for many Canadian marijuana stocks have soared since mid-2016, but they’ve also seen sharp… Read More

Identify and Avoid a Costly Speculation Boom

Identify and Avoid a Costly Speculation Boom

Avoid costly mistakes in penny stock and venture capital investments by navigating speculation booms
In the 1990s and early 2000s, many Internet stocks rose to extraordinary heights based on the number of visits to their websites, rather than dollars in their bank accounts. Back then, lots… Read More