It’s So Easy To Start Investing Now

40 years ago trying to invest by yourself was almost unheard of. Buying stocks and trying to invest in companies always involved a lengthy conversation with your broker. Only the rich would do it, since employing a broker to work for you was always an expensive endeavour. Fast forward a decade later and the advent…

Is Your Portfolio Maintaining Its Balance?

Every good investor knows that you should have balance in your investment portfolio. That means there should be a good mixture of equities, bonds and even cash in your portfolio. Over the last ten years, though, the pace of growth in equities have far outstripped the growth of interest provided by fixed income assets. In…

Are REITs Better To Own Than An Actual Condo?

Many people believe that real estate is the best investment. That includes those that buy Apple stocks, weed stocks or even Bitcoin. From a historical perspective, real estate has always had a steady upward trajectory in price, very much similar to stocks and equities. However, real estate has suffered less significant and frequent crashes that…

What Happens When You Over Contribute A TFSA?

The TFSA has been around since 2009 and its introduction has created a great way for many investors to make money completely tax free. The fact that money made in a TFSA is tax free could mean that people will try to take advantage of it. So what exactly happens when the TFSA is over…

Why Canada Is A Poor Place To Invest

Unless you own a house in Toronto or Vancouver, Canada hasn’t been a good place to invest over the past ten years. If we look at the performance of Canada’s main stock index, the TSX, over the past decade, the returns have been abysmal. With only a 17% cumulative gain over 10 years, anyone who…

Becoming The Shareholder Class

Everyone bashes corporations for generating record profits. Each year corporate profits are getting higher and higher, yet costs to live keep going up and up and wages are not going anywhere. So what gives? Why are corporations allowed to keep profiting on the backs of the little guy? What benefit does it provide the little…

Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy

The stock market has rocketed off to a ridiculous start in 2018. In fact if it continued at this pace we would be looking at gains past 100% for the S&P 500. Of course, that prediction is absurd and that’s why with the latest run up we should be wary that this won’t last. The…