7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

Canadian stock options can generate a lot of money for your broker, but here’s seven ways they can cost you even more
Trading Canadian stock options can generate a lot of brokerage commissions, which is why some young, aggressive brokers recommend them for their clients. That’s despite… Read More

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

Positive everyday behaviours—not big ideas—are the keys to successful investing for beginners
Our advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over most if… Read More

Your Guide to Income Investing

Your Guide to Income Investing

The best income investments are companies with a long history of cash flow and dividends—and that offer good value
Income investing is an investment strategy that aims to provide current income for investors, even at the expense of some long-term capital appreciation. An emphasis on this… 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

Penny Stock vs. Regular Stock: What’s the Difference?

Penny Stock vs. Regular Stock: What’s the Difference?

There are big differences in penny stock vs. regular stock investing—mostly centered around risk
In assessing the differences between a penny stock vs. regular stock, it’s important to define the two. Many of the best “regular stocks” are blue chip stocks. Blue chip companies can give investors an additional… Read More