Stock Investing Strategies – Which Are Best For You?

Stock Investing Strategies - Which Are Best For You?Stock investing strategies provide a framework and discipline for finding and making investment buy and sell decisions. An investor does not have to subscribe to any one strategy. However, everyone should have knowledge of each strategy and develop a belief system to guide them. It is important to understand what you believe and maintain a consistent methodology. If you want to be a value investor but you are participating in…

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3 Easy Steps to Retire By 40

3 Easy Steps to Retire By 40Excerpt Courtesy of Retire By 40 Last time I wrote about the Retire By 40 Movement and why everyone should at least think about retiring from their career by the time they are 40. Today, we’ll dive into how this could be done in 3 easy steps. Well, these steps are easy to say, but they are not that easy to do. Most people finish college around the age of…

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Retire Early Plan Has High Risk of Failure

Retire Early Plan Has High Risk of FailureMing and Li are exceptional savers. They have already paid for their $300,000 home in southwestern Ontario and saved nearly $330,000, without any help from parents since they graduated. They have built a solid financial base for themselves and their two young children. Now the 37-year-old software developer and 34-year-old consumer research analyst wonder whether socking away a further $50,000 a year from their $163,000 income would put them in…

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How to Make the Most of Your Tax-Free Account

How to Make the Most of Your Tax-Free AccountAlmost half of all Canadians have opened a tax-free savings account, according to a survey released last week by CIBC. That’s a remarkable take-up considering that TFSAs haven’t even been around for four years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that about half of those people aren’t actively contributing. According to the survey, 47 per cent have not put any money into the plan this year. What’s more,…

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10 Great Ways to Learn Stock Trading

10 Great Ways to Learn Stock TradingNew investors taking their first steps towards learning the basics of stock trading should have access to multiple sources of quality education. Just like riding a bike, trial and error coupled with the ability to keep pressing forth will eventually lead to success. One great advantage of stock trading lies in the fact that the game itself lasts a lifetime. Investors have years to develop and hone their skills. Strategies…

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Half of Canadians Live Paycheque to Paycheque

Half of Canadians Live Paycheque to PaychequeAlmost half of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque, a new survey has found. But that number is down from last year. According to a Canadian Payroll Association poll, 47% of Canadians live payday to payday in 2012, reporting they would struggle if their paycheque was delayed by even one week. That’s down from 57% in 2011. That kind of financial juggling is most common in the Maritimes, where 54% rely…

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Canada’s Economy Outperforming the U.S.

Canada's Economy Outperforming the U.S.Canada’s economy expanded at a 1.8 per cent annual pace during the last quarter, the same growth seen at the start of the year and slightly better than what economists were expecting. Statistics Canada said Friday that an increase in business investment was the biggest factor contributing to growth. Economists had been expecting a 1.6 per cent gain. The Bank of Canada, however, had been forecasting the 1.8 per cent…

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