Once just a place to trade shares, Canada’s stock exchanges have become regulatory agencies offering multiple services to investors. Each stock exchange has been given responsibilities under their respective province’s securities laws to oversee the fairness of
After the devastating stock market crash of 1929, one would think that a massive, emotion-fueled over-inflation of the market would never happen again. After all, didn’t we learn our lesson the first time? While there are similarities
Stock Market + Emotional Investor = Certain Disaster Understanding the way in which emotions can influence investment decisions is perhaps best accomplished by comparing speculators to investors. Unless you have money to burn, you want to be
In theory, buying stock on the margin sounds like a great way to get rich quick. Buying on margin allows investors to “borrow” stock, with their brokerage effectively lending them the money to invest more heavily. However,
Commodities are raw or primary products and the exchanges where these goods are traded are known as Commodity Markets.
The term “demographics” refers to a particular segment of the population with like characteristics. Government and business often classify people in this way to help them understand and serve a particular group of the population in a
Although we all plan with the best of intentions, lurking in the back of most Canadians minds is that nagging doubt: Will I outlive my resources?
Much has been made of the Canadian government’s decision to tax income trusts. Before throwing this investment vehicle under the bus, it is important to understand the nature of income trusts and their potential for future growth.
Fixed income investments certainly don’t offer the same potential for massive returns as you would find in the stock market, however fixed income investments have an important place in every investment portfolio. There is no speculation or
Sit down with a financial planner and I can guarantee you that if you’re under the age of forty he will tell you how much you need to invest at what rate for how long to achieve
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