Have I Given Up on the Smith Manoeuvre?

Smith Manoeuvre

Out of many investing topics written about on Million Dollar Journey, the Smith Manoeuvre was one of the first and among the most popular investment strategies discussed. What is the Smith Manoeuvre? But, what is the Smith Manoeuvre and why is it so popular? This investment strategy was named after Frasier Smith, a financial advisor who…

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Canadian Online Discount Stock Brokerage Comparison 2021

Canadian Discount Brokers

I’ve been using and reviewing Canadian online discount brokerages for over fifteen years now.  (Yes, my very first look at Canada’s online broker options was in 2006, and was one of the first posts on Million Dollar Journey.) Between 2006 and 2021 online brokerage users have really benefited from increased competition and constant innovation.  Online…

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BMO Investorline Review – Self-Directed Trading Fees, Safety, and Online Platform (June 2021 Update – Free ETFs)

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Is BMO Investorline Safe and Trusted? As one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted companies (founded in 1817) the Bank of Montreal – more commonly known by its BMO initials – or “Bee-Mo” to Canadians – it should be no surprise that the Investorline Self-Directed discount broker is at the forefront of Canadian brokerage options. …

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The Best Canadian Dividend ETFs (2021 Update)

Best Canadian Dividend Etfs

This post was originally written in 2015 but I have updated it in April of 2021 due to recent questions about the top Canadian dividend ETFs available.  Check out the new entrants below. Dividend investing has been a part of my portfolio strategy since I started MDJ and has become a major part of my…

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Canadian Undervalued Stocks

undervalued stocks

As many of you know, I use the dividend investing strategy for the Canadian portion of my portfolio.  To summarize the strategy, I essentially own the largest dividend paying companies that have a history of annually increasing their dividend.  I started building my dividend portfolio many moons ago (around 2008), and it has grown to…

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Questrade Review 2021 [$50 Promo Offer Code]

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Is Questrade Safe & Secure? One of the most common questions that I have gotten in the comments below is: Is investing my money through a Questrade online brokerage account safe? Is Questrade as safe as RBC, TD, CIBC, ScotiaBank, and BMO? – MDJ reader The answer: Yes! Here’s the deal.  Off the top Questrade…

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