Investing

Best Free Canadian Chequing Bank Account For 2020

Best Free Canadian Chequing Bank Account for 2020

By FT / September 20, 2020 /

When considering your contenders for best free Canadian chequing bank account in 2020, there are three things you need you understand right off the bat. 1) The big Canadian banks (RBC, TD, Scotiabank, CIBC, and BMO) are not your friend. 2) You should NOT be comparing these accounts based on their interest rates. 3) Chequing…

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Best High Interest Savings Accounts 2020

Best Canadian High Interest Savings Accounts 2020

By FT / September 20, 2020 /

I’ve been writing about Canada’s best high interest savings accounts since I first started this blog back in 2007!  Somewhat embarrassingly, I actually had a large portion of my savings sitting in cash at the time, so high interest accounts were my “investment” of choice. These days I prefer investment strategies such as Dividend Investing or…

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CI Direct Investing Review

CI Direct Investing Review 2020 (Formerly WealthBar) – The Robo Advisor for Canadian Expats

By Kyle Prevost / September 13, 2020 /

With CI Financial recently purchasing WealthBar and rebranding to CI Direct Investing, we thought it was the perfect time to write an updated CI Direct Investing review for 2020. What is CI Direct Investing and Is It a Robo Advisor?  CI Direct Investing is a combination of an automated investing platform and a personal financial…

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All-in-One ETFs Battle: Vanguard vs iShares vs BMO

By FT / September 5, 2020 /

All-in-One ETFs Battle: Vanguard vs iShares vs BMO Written by FT (Updated in December, 2019 by Kyle Prevost) Vanguard was the first company to jump into Canadian all-in-one ETFs back in 2018.  It should come as no surprise that that the historical leader in low-cost investments was the first to roll out this superstar product. …

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Are Canada’s Energy Dividends In Trouble?

By Dale Roberts / August 16, 2020 /

Canada has been known as a resource based economy. We have a lot of the stuff that the world needs. From oil and gas, lumber, minerals, potash, precious metals and more. And then we can layer in fishing and agriculture. But most of the attention (especially for investors) goes to the oil and gas sector.…

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Calculating Your Adjusted Cost Base

Calculating Your Adjusted Cost Base (ACB)

By FT / August 2, 2020 /

If you’ve invested in a non-registered portfolio you’ve likely come across the tax-preparation question: How to calculate your adjusted cost base (ACB).  It’s certainly a pain in the portfolio, and can be tedious and complicated at times. But it’s a necessary ‘evil’. You need to know your ACB in order to calculate the capital gain…

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The Hot Potato Investing Strategy

By FT / July 26, 2020 /

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that most of my wealth is in the stock market for the long-term. While there are many short term stock trading strategies, many of these strategies just don’t work out for regular investors. In fact, the initial losses often turn beginner investors away from…

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dividend kings

Dividend Kings List – Companies with Annual Dividend Increases for Over 50 Years!

By FT / June 30, 2020 /

A reader has prompted me to update this post (originally posted in 2016). Dividend growth investing may not be for everyone, but I am a fan.  I like the idea of receiving tax efficient payments from long-established companies with a track record of annually increasing their payments to shareholders. I also like the idea of…

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