Tag Archives: Investing

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Top tax considerations when investing

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Not all investment income is taxed equally, and over time, income tax can take a significant bite out of investment returns. Here’s a primer on how different investment vehicles and options are taxed. MORE

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Do you dare invest in commodities?

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The commodity sector, like technology, is massive and includes everything from solid and stolid blue chips to here-today-gone-tomorrow penny stocks. Within the sector you can find investors, traders and gamblers. MORE

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The case for ethical investing

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Responsible investing (RI) at its most basic can mean taking an investing approach that excludes companies in fields such as armaments or tobacco. It can also involve a focus on best-in-class companies. MORE

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What is a robo-advisor and is it right for you?

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As is often the case, an investing trend that began in the United States has in recent months started to migrate to Canada. It’s known by the unfortunate phrase “robo-advisor,” although a better term – at least in this country – might be “light advice.” MORE

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Are you taking enough risk in your TFSA?

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Maybe it’s time to admit that TFSAs are outgrowing their label as a place to park money for a short-term goal. And as that happens it’s also time to rethink the kinds of investment we’re putting in them. MORE

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