Welcome to Stocktrades.ca, the Canadian’s resource for investing research and personal finance content. With world class content such as our piece on learning how to buy stocks, our top Canadian dividend stocks and our best stocks to buy in Canada list, we’ve established ourselves as an authority in the industry.
We are Daniel Kent, and Dylan Callaghan, two Canadians with a passion for everything investing, and a dedication to helping others. We spent years frustrated with the gaps in information online about the Canadian markets. You could say we created Stocktrades.ca for ourselves first, a way for us to gather and log all of the information we needed about potential stocks in Canada. Now we pass along the information to everyone who wants it, at Stocktrades.ca.
We truly believe in the powerful transformations that can take place when a person takes a vested interest in their finances. Take a look at the graph below, which represents a DIY investment portfolio with what we believe is an achievable rate of return of 8%. Over the course of 30 years, you would turn your initial $50,000 investment into $503,133.
Following that is your investment portfolio when paying the average 2.35% in management fees in Canada. Lastly at the bottom, a high interest savings account earning 1.5%. After 30 years, your initial $50,000 investment has resulted in $260,049 and $75,728, respectively.
That is a difference of two hundred and forty three thousand dollars! In terms of a $30,000 per year budget in retirement, that is 8 years worth of your hard earned funds gone!
In 2016 we set out with the objective of solving for people the biggest hurdle in investing. Everyone is guessing!
With more and more people getting sick and tired of their full service brokerage or financial planner, DIY investing is becoming very popular. But there is a big problem with this.
People don’t know where to start, or what is the best course of action for them. This came as a bit of a shock to us as the tools and materials needed to be involved in ones finances have never been more plentiful, and more accessible than they are today.
As for experienced investors, you may have the skills and knowledge to make correct investment decisions, but you may simply be lacking the time to make those decisions. We work tirelessly on our end to make your search easier, which can enable you to stay ahead of the game by providing you with valuable insight, right at your finger tips.
How We Plan To Help You
Through our membership area our goal is to save you time, and save you money, by providing completely unbiased stock market research and stock picking tools. We do this by offering you these awesome features:
- In-depth stock analysis research on over 200 companies and counting.
- Top stocks lists from several industries.
- On demand stock quotes.
- Real-time buy lists.
- Custom, tracked portfolio constructions.
- Members only forum.
- On-demand research reports for any stock you want more information on.
You can eliminate the hassle of endlessly trying to search for the best stocks available. See for yourself diversification and portfolio allocation in action. Increase your net worth by saving yourself the cost of management fees. We are available to you, anytime, anywhere.
Why Are We Any Different?
There are a lot of websites out there today that offer the exact same thing we do. At least, they pretend to. So why are we any different?
Nothing in life is free, we’re sure you know that by now. So if you’ve been working with a financial planner or brokerage, they are making money off of you. A planner or brokerage may actually receive a special commission to sell you a specific product, regardless if that product is right for you. In fact, many workers in these industries have publicly addressed the fact that their employers don’t care about who they are selling to, only what they sell.
Stock analysts often work with firms that have relations with the companies they are reporting on. Why is this an issue? Well, to us, it doesn’t maintain the highest level of objectivity possible. We are DIY investors with decades of experience analyzing stocks and managing our portfolios. But that is all we are. We don’t work for firms that are looking to impress massive corporations for more business. We don’t produce over the top research reports that generally contain a lot of unnecessary information. We produce short, in-depth reports that hit the key areas you, our members need. If a company sucks, we are going to tell you it sucks.
There are so many investment newsletters out there it would be impossible to list them all. And although some of them are generally high quality, there is a lot of trash out there. In fact, finding a good one is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack. Why? Well, these skeptical newsletters often don’t survive just on your subscription fee. Where they make their real money is by peddling garbage stocks to you for a commission from the company or somebody who owns the stock. They may also sell your e-mail to companies looking to get you to sign up for some bogus course that is going to make you rich in a couple months. We have never, and never will, accept money to produce reports on companies, or alter any piece of content on Stocktrades.ca to suit the needs of a company.
Our in-depth stock analysis reports are 100 percent unbiased. If one of our researchers owns the stock, he doesn’t report on it. It’s as simple as that. All of the stocks here at Stocktrades.ca that cannot be reported on without the highest level of objectivity are outsourced to third party researchers that hold no position in the company being analyzed.
You can breath easy knowing that the information you are reading at Stocktrades.ca isn’t manipulated in the interest of gain for any company, or person. The information you will find is there only as an honest, informative resource for you.
We believe you’ll find everything you are looking for at Stocktrades.ca, and for the price of your average investing newsletter, you get it all!
- 200+ stock reports covering in-depth company analysis.
- 20+ top-stock lists from a huge variety of industries.
- 9 custom, tracked portfolio constructions based on risk tolerance and age generation.
- Live, tracked buy list.
- Premium newsletter.
- Members-only forum.
- On demand company research (for annual subscribers only).
KEEP IN MIND: Only 10% of the aforementioned features is available to Free subscribers. Only Monthly, and Annual subscribers will have full access. Our Free subscription option is to give you a chance to test drive the content to determine if it is what you are looking for, should you choose to.
Lets Meet The Team
Our research and material is backed by decades of industry involvement, investing experience, and the highest quality contributors. Allow us to introduce you to our team and the outstanding individuals we work with every day to bring you the best information possible.
An active dividend and growth investor, Dan has been involved with the website since its inception. When Dan started Stocktrades, the message was and still is that anyone with dedication and determination can accomplish their goals, even if they start out with little knowledge of the playing field, which is in this case, the global markets.
Dan Kent is primarily a researcher and writer here at Stocktrades.ca, and his pieces have numerous mentions on the Globe and Mail, Forbes, Winnipeg Free Press, and other high authority financial websites. He has become an authority figure in the Canadian finance niche, primarily due to his attention to detail and overall dedication to achieving the highest returns on his investments. Investing on his own since he was 19 years old, Dan has compiled the experience and knowledge needed to be successful in the world of self-directed investing.
Dan Kent is a co-owner and writer for the Stocktrades.ca blog. With Stocktrades.ca Premium, Dan focuses primarily on stock research and content production for its members.
Mathieu is an individual investor and has been investing part-time for the better part of the past 20 years. He is primarily interested in fundamental analysis, focusing on the long-term and his portfolio is composed primarily of dividend-paying equities. Mathieu has a moderate risk profile and also looks for growth and value. His passion for finance and the markets have led him to his MBA and writing for Seeking Alpha and Stocktrades.
Mathieu also focuses primarily on stock research and content production for Stocktrades.ca Premium and the Stocktrades blog.
Sagar is currently working as a researcher in the fintech industry. He has been involved with investing since the year 2002, when he started studying economics taught by the London School of Economics. At that time, he was primarily focused on investing based on economic indicators and long-term trends, as that allowed him to maintain a position in the market while running his own businesses and receiving his education. In 2014, he shifted his focus to small-cap investing and valuations. Recently, he also developed an interest in the crypto sphere. Finance related writing allows him to combine his passions for writing, strategic thinking, economics, and finance. He also holds a double master’s in finance and an MBA.
Sagar is responsible for outsourced reports here at Stocktrades.ca premium in order to provide the highest level of objectivity possible.
Dylan Callaghan is the co-owner, head of marketing, and editor in chief for Stocktrades.ca. Dylan is actively involved in the promotion, web development, and content quality control at Stocktrades.ca. Dylan has conducted online marketing and graphic design activities in the finance and retail sectors. Unlike other editors, Dylan has experience when it comes to DIY investing, being an active investor himself. This allows him to make sure the content and reports on Stocktrades.ca are the highest possible quality.