Our updates keep you on top of your stocks: Pengrowth Energy, RioCan REIT and Bank of Nova Scotia

PENGROWTH ENERGY, $0.055, is a sell for our subscribers. The troubled energy producer (Toronto symbol PGF; Shares outstanding: 547.4 million; Market cap: $28.0 million; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; No dividends paid; www.pengrowth.com) has two main properties: its Lindbergh oil sands project in Alberta, and its Groundbirch natural gas property in… Read More

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada.  You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More

In this case, we prefer the spinoff

On July 1, 2016, the old Hertz Global Holdings Inc. set up its car rental subsidiary as a separate firm (also called Hertz Global Holdings, New York symbol HTZ). It then handed shares in that new company to its investors. After the spinoff, the remaining… Read More

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

Capital gains occur when an investor sells an asset. To calculate capital gains, the total of the adjusted cost base (ACB) is subtracted from the proceeds of the sale. The adjusted cost base of the shares is equal to the cost of the shares plus… Read More