Methods for Developing a DRIP

Earlier this month I discussed how to start a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). In that article, I mentioned that DRIP investors who are persistent and develop a good investment strategy can amass a great deal of wealth. This article will focus on the most common DRIP investment strategies and their Pros and Cons. Lump Sum Investing A lump […]

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Are There Home Buying And Mortgage Options For Gen Y Workers?

The government proudly touts Canada’s performance in the post-recessionary world as one of the strongest recoveries among developed nations.  But while political talking points are great for government slogans, many Canadians feel left behind by the supposed recovery, and instead feel as if they are still trapped in the economic crisis. During the recession, companies instituted […]

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How To Start A Dividend Reinvesting Program

I was introduced to stock investing and the Dividend Reinvestment strategy through Vita Nelson, the editor of the Moneypaper. Ms Nelson ran recurring TV commercials where she briefly explained that people could begin a dividend reinvestment portfolio (DRIP) with very little money. She then went on to say that investors could grow the portfolio by […]

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Dollar Cost Averaging and the Importance of Consistency

Many investors are looking for some sort of “secret” that will result in successful investing. Unfortunately, the reality is that most ordinary investors aren’t going to find some magic solution for amazing investment returns. Instead, if you want to improve your chances of success with investing, you are better off going for consistency. If you are […]

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5 People You Should Never Get Investment Advice From

These days, it seems as though almost everyone has an idea of how you can get ahead as an investor. However, no matter how good the investment advice sounds, you need to do a gut-check. Can you trust this person? And why is he or she sharing such a great tip with you? While you […]

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2013 Kicked Off Well, But Wait For The Second Half To Fall Apart

It’s been an incredible start to 2013 for equity investors. The New Year rally, which really started back in November, has seen the Dow Jones Industrial Index touch 14,000. That’s a rise of over 11% in just a couple of months, and around 7% since the end of December. That’s a fantastic rate of growth, […]

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Canada’s Economy: After Steaming Ahead, Should You Go On The Defense?

Compared to the other seven members of the G7, Canada’s economy has been fairly steaming ahead, but that may be about to change. The collapsing European economy, now with both the German and French economies retracting as well as their neighbors, is beginning to weigh on the Canadian economy and America, Canada’s biggest trading partner, […]

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Vertical Bull Spread For Income – Using Puts

A vertical bull spread is an income-generating options strategy suitable for when investors are bullish and expect underlying shares to rise substantially in the near term.  A vertical bull spread typically involves a long-short paired trade, using either puts or calls, at out-of-the-money strike prices with the same expiry date. Example Using Put Options For […]

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Knowing the Basics Before Investing in Gold

Are you planning on investing in gold? It may sound interesting given the general information regarding the impression that gold prices are the most stable in the trade market. However, there is more to the face value of this precious good. Nowadays, if you’re considering to invest in gold at BullionVault or other similar online investment […]

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Sell That Stock

As investors, we tend to focus quite a bit on when we should buy something. It’s important to make sure that you get a good deal on a security, and that you are choosing something that has good potential and possible staying power. Even if you subscribe to the idea of buy and hold, though, it’s […]

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