Here’s How to Start a Stock Portfolio for maximum long-term gains

Here’s How to Start a Stock Portfolio for maximum long-term gains

For new investors learning how to start a stock portfolio, buying high-quality stocks and diversification are key parts of the process
The fundamentals of investing are essentially the same for newcomers as they are for established, successful investors.

Are you interested in learning how to start a.. Read More

Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

If you already have U.S. stocks—and we suggest Canadian investors have 20% or more in their portfolios—you can also diversify beyond North America without the risk of buying individual stocks. Foreign-sector ETFs give you broad exposure to international markets with tax-efficient portfolios and low management… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Here are some ins and outs of Natural Gas Investing

Here are some ins and outs of Natural Gas Investing

Natural gas investing is unpredictable, but selecting stocks with strong management, a healthy balance sheet, plus rising gas production and reserves will help you lower that risk
Natural gas demand remains high. Pipeline exports to Mexico from the U.S. remain strong, as do exports of liquefied… Read More

Six low-fee global ETFs: 4 buys, 2 holds

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through the selection of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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Mid-cap stocks could boost your portfolio

Mid-cap stocks, like middle children, don’t always get the attention they deserve. But, that has failed to hold back several top stocks in this overlooked category.
What are mid-cap stocks?
Mid-cap stocks fall between large-cap stocks and small-cap stocks, but their size varies from stock market to… Read More