Is Your TFSA Not Looking Too Good?

Probably more misunderstood than Taylor Swift’s “Starbuck’s Lovers” lyrics, the TFSA account has had its reputation dragged through the mud the past couple of years. Ever since the Trudeau Liberals went on a crusade to bash the TFSA as a rich man’s tool to get rich quicker, the TFSA has been swept under the rug…

Stocks Don’t Always Go Up

No, that picture is not to scare you, it’s just used to described what people call a down market. A “bear market”. Despite the record setting years of the last decade, stocks are down this year. This is no surprise as I wrote about it at the beginning of the year. Interest rates are rising…

The Bitcoin Bust

There were talks of $200,000. Investors said that currency as we know it today would cease to exist and we would be using digital money. Bitcoin was supposed to be the digital currency to rule them all. The defacto measure of wealth in the whole world. Alas, none of those predictions are coming to fruition.…

The Shocking Investment Truth No One Told You About

“Buy a house. It’s the best investment”. “The banks are crooks, they only benefit the rich”. Common words spoken by common people. Those are the popular phrases that have been drilled into our heads for as long as I can remember. It’s also been reiterated by man real estate agents and moms across the world…

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…

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…