Pension plans are in dire straits in Canada. The number of workers covered by defined benefit pension plans has fallen by over 30 per cent in just the last decade. This trend doesn’t look to change anytime soon. What’s behind this steep decline? Low interest rates combined with volatile investment returns are partially to blame…

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With my debt and savings habits under control, lately my thoughts have been more so on investing strategies. One investment strategy that I believe in, as you may know, is dividend investing. Dividend investing can mean a couple things. It could include investing for yield or dividend growth. Investing for yield is simply basing purchase…

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When it comes to picking your own stocks it can be hard to sift through all of the data and opinions in order to make sure that you’re buying stocks at the right price.  For instance, if you like Canadian dividend stocks, some may choose to screen for low book values or payout ratios instead…

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Many seasoned investors and traders follow the mantra “ride your winners and sell your losers fast” .  This is for good reason as stocks tend to be slow to rise, but quick to fall.  To mitigate the risk of stocks dropping quickly, many investors use Stop Loss orders to automatically reduce losses or protect their…

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