Stocks Quietly Doing Well

Among the noise surrounding the controversies of President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau, the Canadian and American stock markets have done incredibly well to start the year. So much so that the main Canadian stock market indicator, the TSX, closed at an all time high just before the Easter holiday weekend. This is surprising for…

Paying Taxes On Your Return Can Be A Good Thing

With a little over two weeks to go before tax returns are due for Canadians I’m starting to hear a lot of grumbling over having to pay taxes. Paying taxes is inevitable for every Canadian. We’re probably the most taxed people on the face of the Earth with high income taxes and also extremely high…

How To Protect Yourself From A Stock Market Crash

It’s been over ten years since the stock market took a major tumble that took stocks down 50%. During the next decade since then North American stocks, specifically the United States, have enjoyed the longest bull run in maybe the history of the US economy. Despite the cries that the American empire was crumbling, the…

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…

Revisiting Your Risk Tolerance

Stocks ended October with a thump. If you were holding Apple you ended down 9% in the month. This was never supposed to happen. Weed investors that held Canopy from $7 saw their investment hit ten fold to $74.75, only to feel the wrath of Mr. Market 14 days later when it took a 41%…

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…