The best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Five tips for selecting the best Canadian funds to improve your stock market returns.

The best Canadian funds are specialized ETFs that aim to equal the performance of a leading Canadian market index, such as the S&P/TSX 60.

The best Canadian funds do show better… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of September 24, 2013?

Here’s the text of the quarterly letter I recently sent to our Portfolio Management clients:

“In current media discussions of market trends, here are a couple of issues that often come up:

The outlook for corporate earnings, and how that affects the market’s P/E ratio (the ratio… Read More

Why “averaging down” to buy stocks can be a bad bargain

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

3 reasons why "averaging down" may not be a bargain

A bargain is generally regarded as a good thing. What could be a better bargain for investors than buying shares of a stock at lower prices?

“Averaging down” is the well-known market tactic by which investors buy more shares of a stock that has come down… Read More

3 common mistakes investors make when selecting Canadian stock picks

Here are three common mistakes many investors make when selecting Canadian stock picks. All three can seriously hinder — or eliminate — your portfolio’s long-term profit potential.

1. Buying low-quality investments: Most of the bad deals in Canadian stock picks exhibit the usual tip-offs. For example,… Read More

Avoid these 4 investment errors for better stock market returns

Here are four classic, profit-killing errors that all investors make from time to time. All can seriously hinder your stock market returns.

1. “Averaging down” without reconsidering whether you should have bought in the first place.

Many investors have made lots of money by “averaging in” to… Read More