5 Things To Do Before Watching Your Portfolio Crumble

5 Things To Do Before Watching Your Portfolio CrumbleIgnoring market volatility and handling market crashes are two of the toughest things investors have to face. There are a number of reactive strategies to handle them, but it’s probably better to take a proactive approach. Maybe you believe market volatility will continue or accelerate. Maybe you fear a crash or another 2008-type scenario. Regardless, you do not have to sit there and watch your portfolio decline in value. Here…

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Educate Yourself to Become a Better Investor and Understand Your Portfolio

Educate Yourself to Become a Better Investor and Understand Your PortfolioAs students head back to class next week, shell-shocked investors looking for a little peace of mind may also want to hit the books to beef up their financial know-how and soothe their frazzled nerves. The stock market is currently taking investors on a roller-coaster ride, meaning there has never been a better time to have an appropriate financial plan and the right investments in your portfolio…

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3 Timeless Tips for Surviving a Bear Market

3 Timeless Tips for Surviving a Bear MarketThe financial media as of late—in both Canada and the U.S.—has been overrun with headlines talking about the potential for another bear market. It’s clear why. A 10% correction in the TSX in August followed by news that we are in a recession has put investors on edge. Is there any accuracy to claims that a new bear market is upon us? It is impossible to know for sure, but…

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Few Stock Bargains in Canada Despite Widening Valuation Gap with the U.S.

Few Stock Bargains in Canada Despite Widening Valuation Gap with the U.S.Investors bullish on Canadian stocks seem to be a dying breed. The S&P/TSX composite has declined more than 12 per cent since its near-term high in mid-April and the summer pullback has brought down valuations in a number of sectors to the point where some stocks such as the banks look like outright bargains compared to historical averages. Corrections tend to attract bargain hunters, but few buyers seem willing to…

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