Tag Archives: Bonds

Think you want to be a day trader? 5 things you should know

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If you’ve ever thought about trying your own luck with day trading on the stock market, here are five important things you should know first. MORE

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Rob on Retirement Savings

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Think you’re preparing for retirement? Hoping you will have enough? Rob Carrick responds to user submitted questions on retirement savings and planning. MORE

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Too Good to Be True

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The problem with the phenomenon of “too good to be true” is that when you encounter an investment to which this truth may apply, you find out the hard way that it will certainly not turn out to be good for your financial health. As for “true,” the defining characteristic of such dubious investments is bound to be the opposite: somewhere there is deceit, non-disclosure of essential facts or outright fraud. MORE

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Asset Allocation

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Asset allocation is a fancy phrase that simply means a plan, recipe or blueprint for your investments. For example, if you’re a conservative investor, you likely will want a good percentage of your investments in safe stuff, such as guaranteed investment certificates and bonds. MORE

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Investing Tips for Seniors

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Watch out, seniors. The investment industry is about to smother you with love. For a couple of reasons, seniors are a hot market for investment companies. They have big money after decades of saving for retirement, and they’re a huge demographic force. Statistics Canada has estimated that as much as one-quarter of the population will be 65 years of age or older in 20 years. MORE

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