An Average Down Stock Strategy Can Just Add to Costly Mistakes

An Average Down Stock Strategy Can Just Add to Costly Mistakes

We recommend an averaging in over an average down stock investment strategy. Averaging in lets you add more of stocks that have sound prospects. Averaging down often does just the opposite.

“Averaging down” and “averaging in” sound similar, and their meaning is similar as well. Both… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

Traditionally, there have been several options for parents and grandparents looking to make investments for children. But here’s how to choose the best investments for children in 2019.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More

Hi Pat: I have a question regarding dividends. In your opinion, is it better to buy a stock just before the ex-dividend date or just after? What about the dividend capture strategy? Thanks as always.

A: There are a number of dates related to the payment of dividends:

The declaration date is the date on which a company’s board of directors actually sets the amount of the next dividend. Typically it is a number of weeks in advance of the actual… Read More

Trading Penny Stocks comes with lots of ways to lose money

If you think you can make big money trading penny stocks, think again. These shares rarely have significant investment value.

Penny stocks are often traded “over the counter” or on the “pink sheets” (a holdover term from when over-the-counter stock quotes were printed on pink paper),… Read More