Posts filed under: Investing

Is inflation coming? This is a question that is on a lot of people’s minds these days, and can be difficult to answer.  In general, inflation happens where there’s too much money chasing too few goods and services. When central...
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Certificates of Deposit (CD’s) and bonds are two of the safest investments that you can make with your money in the United States. People sometimes get the two confused, and ask “Is a CD a bond?”. CD’s and bonds are...
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You might have heard about how index funds and index fund investing are a great way to ensure that you have a diversified portfolio. So what are index funds? An index fund is a portfolio constructed to track a market...
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What is a covered call ETF? It’s an exchange traded fund that sells covered call options to provide the fund owners with additional income. Most of these ETF’s will be focused on a specific sector such as technology, telecom, banking,...
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The rise of the Reddit traders have made a lot of news recently. There seemed to be a titanic battle between wall street funds and retail investors over the fate of stocks such as GameStop. Wall street funds were betting...
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A REIT is a powerful investment that is part of many strong portfolios. A REIT is even more attractive if you can hold the investment in either a TFSA account (Canada) or Roth IRA account (United States). Let’s take a...
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Structured notes are a powerful investment product that should be considered as part of your portfolio. The right structured note combines protection for your money with the upside for investment gains. There are lots of complexities that can be built...
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What is Norbert’s Gambit? It’s a great way for you to convert your CAD to USD, or vice-versa. The basic idea is to find a security that is listed in both US dollars and Canadian dollars. You then buy the...
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Creating an investment portfolio is one of the first steps towards growing your money. However, it is not easy to filter out all of the noise and get real advice. For most of us, investing money isn’t a full time...
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Do you hate paying foreign exchange fees? So do we! Luckily, there’s a way for you to convert between US dollars and Canadian dollars, or vice-versa, without paying a foreign exchange fee. This tried and tested currency conversion strategy is...
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