Buying on Margin

Buying on margin allows you to buy more shares than you would normally be able to afford – it’s a way of using leverage. This may mean potentially greater returns. But it also comes with greater risks – you can …

Avoiding Investment Fraud

There is, sadly, no fool-proof way to avoid investment fraud.

Ellen Roseman, the Toronto Star’s (print) investment columnist, suggested being wary of non-publicly traded investments:

Typical victims of investment fraud are male, university-educated, older than the general public and with

Invest in Stock or Real Estate? Pros and Cons

Investing in stock or real estate is a difficult question. Asking the question, “Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?” is like asking whether chocolate or vanilla is superior or if an Aston Martin is better than …

TFSA Investment Options

TFSA investment options are fairly broad. You can hold many of the same investments you hold in your RSP in your TFSA, including mutual funds, GICs, stocks and bonds. The options for TFSA investment are virtually endless: from cash and …