Why Investors Can Still Find Bargain Stocks in Canada, U.S.

Why Investors Can Still Find Bargain Stocks in Canada, U.S.The number of warnings about overvalued markets seems to be quickly ratcheting upward and no wonder. Stocks in the U.S. closed their best August since 2000, with the S&P 500 up 3.77% for the month. And with a 1.92% return for the TSX during that time, the rally has left equity valuations on both sides of the border sitting at multi-year highs. The S&P 500 currently has a price-earnings ratio…

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Here is Why The S&P 500 Might Not Hit 2000 Next Week

Here is Why The S&P 500 Might Not Hit 2000 Next WeekNext week is the last unofficial week of summer, but that doesn’t mean you should let August doldrums get between you and your portfolio. Yahoo Finance’s very own Lauren Lyster, Milanee Kapadia, Michael Santoli and editor-and-chief Aaron Task are here to bring you information on what you should be expecting next week, August 25th through 29th. Watch the pump …

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Confusion Aside a TFSA is Still The Best Tax Shelter in Town

Confusion Aside a TFSA is Still The Best Tax Shelter in TownFive years after their introduction, there still appears to be rampant confusion about tax free savings accounts. Not just about the cumbersome rules on replacing withdrawn funds, but about the very nature of the TFSA itself. Newcomers often end up in default TFSA plans offered by the nearest financial institution, believing they can hold nothing but interest-bearing vehicles like GICs. Since interest rates have been pitifully low over the five-year…

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A Portfolio for Paupers — Investing When You’re Short on Time and Money

A Portfolio for Paupers -- Investing When You're Short on Time and MoneyA prince’s portfolio may be an ideal way to reach your investment goals, but lots of investors have neither the time nor the money to manage anything more than a few different holdings. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, low-cost investment options available to build a solidly diversified portfolio. Perhaps the best bet for investors on this front is a portfolio exchange-traded fund. Two to consider, in particular, are iShares…

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Know What Fees You’re Paying and How to Minimize Them

Know What Fees You're Paying and How to Minimize ThemFew things in life are free. Sure, there are free samples of protein bars at grocery stores and free hand-me-downs from grandma, but it costs you time to wait in line for the snack and effort to drop unwanted items off at donation centres. So it should come as no surprise that it costs you money to manage your money — whether it’s banking fees, ATM fees or mutual fund…

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