Another Teenager TFSA Investing Approach: Buy Stocks In Individual Blue Chip Dividend Paying Or Growth Companies
Here’s another way a teenager could use their TFSA.
Unstable World Equity Markets: Should I Sell Now and Buy Back In After the Crash?
Will I sell out of equities now to avoid a major market meltdown?
My Child Is Now 15 (Or 16) What Should I Do with My Self-Directed Brokerage RESP?
Should I move my RESP before my child starts university or college? What should I be invested in and for how long?
What Happens If a Company I Own Shares In Makes a Share Buy Back Offer For Shares Held at BMO InvestorLine?
Every so often something new happens in my brokerage accounts: this time I had to handle a stock buyback properly.
How Did Our Investments Perform In 2014? Part Deux
Did we win or lose playing in the market this past year? Unlike previous years where I refused to even open the envelopes, this year I read our statements and report the results here.
The TSX Is In Freefall: Time to Buy!
Wow! Good prices: New Money: What should I buy?!
How Are My “Defensive” Stocks Weathering the Recent Market Dip?
Some of our money is invested in individual stocks which are supposed to be less likely to nosedive when the market slumps. How is that strategy playing out during this recent drop in share prices?
Why Do Markets at All Time Highs Mean a Crash Is Coming? Don’t Stocks Have to Go Up to Be Worthwhile?
Are you still putting new money in the markets or are you building your bunker out of gold bricks?
How Risky Are My Preferred Shares: Should I Sell Now or Hold?
While wading out into the deeper waters of investing have I taken a step that will sink me? What risks am I taking by buying some preferred shares and will the benefits be enough to keep me afloat?
Examples of TFSA Portfolio Fees and Commissions Using InvestorLine and Investor’s Edge
Some readers considering opening a TFSA at a brokerage may want to review the costs of setting up one of these example portfolios.
How Do I Check My Capital Gain on Shares in my CIBC Investor’s Edge Account?
How could my CGX shares be showing a loss when I know they’ve gone up (at least until the new Batman airs.)
When Will I See My Dividend Payments in my CIBC Investor’s Edge Account?
I know when to expect dividend payments to appear in our InvestorLine accounts but when will they show up in our Investor’s Edge account? Will they be one day late, back dated? Or….? Luckily two good movies came out while I waited to find out.
Verizon on the Horizon: Time to Dump Bell?!
Will Verizon drop mobile phone costs in Canada 50%? Will mighty Ma Bell teeter and fall from her alabaster (telephone) pedestal? Tell us what will happen to Telus? Here’s my rather jaded view on the latest telecom news.
Stocks are Falling: Buy, Buy, Buy!
A strategy for falling markets: Fling a Frisbee!
How Can I Buy an Annuity Without Giving Away my Principal?
I haven’t found a true annuity that returns your principal at the end of its term but here’s a “reasonable facsimile” to consider.
Can I Buy the Day Before the Dividend and Sell the Day after and Make Money?
How to make quick, easy money by playing the Dividend Date game! Or not.
How to Save your Account Transaction History for a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account
You never know when you’ll face an audit, whether from the CRA or from your family financial wizard. Here’s how to keep a copy of your transaction history to settle the arguments.
How Can I Look Up What I Did, When I Did It and for How Much in a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account?
If you’re trading so fast you can’t remember whether you sold Enbridge on Tuesday at 2 or Thursday at 12, you may need to check your historical buys, sells, distributions and payments simply and quickly.
How to Place an Order to Buy Shares of a Company with CIBC Investor’s Edge
How to finally place your order to buy stock in your Investor’s Edge account after you have thought through all the quirks and foibles. Includes a refresher on how to check the Real Time price and how to set a Limit Order for the purchase.
Review the Dividend, Yield and Ex-Dividend Date for Shares Using CIBC Investor’s Edge
Don’t you hate that depressed feeling you get when you realize you bought shares just 12 hours too late to catch the next dividend? To avoid it, use these tips for checking the facts on dividends before you buy. For those of you new to dividend investing, the article also includes some timely reminders about the differences between dividends and guaranteed annual interest payments.
How to Review the Price History of a Stock Using CIBC Investor’s Edge
You can check the real time price for a stock using Investor’s Edge: if you know where to look.
When Wishy-Washy Works: Taking Part Profits from a Skyrocketing Stock
Dithering about when to sell a 10-bagger can lead to still holding Nortel or RIM when it’s down to 50 cents a share. You need to make a plan (almost any plan!) for when to exit gleefully. Here’s one possibility brought to you by a carding carrying member of the Wishy Washy World.
How on Earth Do You Decide WHEN to Sell your Shares of a Successful Stock?
Sometimes deciding when to sell is much more difficult than deciding what to buy. Here are some factors that go into the decision and add to the complexity. If you have “the” answer, please be sure to share it with a comment!
How to Get Ready to Buy Shares of Stock in a Company through a Self Directed Account
It’s easy to buy shares using an online brokerage, perhaps even a little TOO easy. Here are some factors to consider before clicking that Submit Order button.
Checking the Current Real Time Price for an Equity Using CIBC Investor’s Edge
When you’re considering buying a stock that makes a Japanese fighting kite look motionless you may want to use this tip to check the real time price before placing an order.
What Is Dollar Cost Averaging and Why Is It Useful?
The Dow Jones set a record today which is why I’m considering using dollar cost averaging to invest my TFSA. If you’re not old enough to remember the Wealthy Barber, you might want to read this refresher on why dollar cost averaging is useful and when.
The Types of Mutual Funds, Why They’re Good, and Quick Buying Tips
Mutual funds don’t just invest in equities. Here are 4 other types of mutual funds that you should consider buying.
Pros and Cons of Email Alerts from CIBC Investor’s Edge
What works and what doesn’t when setting Alerts using CIBC Investor’s Edge.
A Review and Comparison of Real Time Stock Prices at CIBC Investor’s Edge and BMO InvestorLine
After providing instructions on how to get a real time stock price for an Investor’s Edge or InvestorLine account, we review what’s good and bad about BMO’s and CIBC’s reports of the stock price including which reports trade time to the second, which tells you your current cash balance, and which reports the day’s highs and lows for the stock.
How to Set up a Watch List Alert and Analyst Reports for a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account
Instructions for setting up email alerts from Investor’s Edge including a summary of selected stocks’ closing prices, volumes and 52-week highs and lows. Also reports from Wood Gundy, World Markets, S&P and other sources.
How To Set Stock and Price Alerts for your CIBC Investor’s Edge Account
Instructions for setting up notifications by email of stock price changes, P/E changes, moving averages, RSI changes, and more.
How to Set Up Market Alerts for CIBC Investor’s Edge Self-Directed Accounts
Instructions for setting Market Alerts to keep on top of stocks showing the largest change in volume of trades, new pricing extremes, the most activity and other opportunities.
Pros and Cons of Setting Up a DRIP for Dividends with CIBC Investor’s Edge ShareBuilder Plan
The benefits and drawbacks of enrolling in a DRIP through CIBC Investor’s Edge, including whether share discounts are available.
Can I DRIP US Stocks from a CIBC Investor’s Edge Self-Directed Account?
DRIPping US stocks inside an Investor’s Edge account.
Do I Have to Pay a Commission if My Order to Sell Stock or Buy Stock Doesn’t Get Filled?
Details about when you don’t pay fees and about pesky partial fills.
When Can I Buy a GIC or Mutual Fund After I Sell a Stock in my BMO InvestorLine Self-Directed Account?
Details about when the money moves into and out of your account when buying and selling stocks, GICs and mutual funds.
Why Would It Be Worth Buying or Selling Only a Few Shares?
You may need to buy or sell fewer than 100 shares while maximizing your TFSA or RESP but also as a profitable strategy.
Can I Buy or Sell a Small Number of Shares of a Stock, Say 18?
Is it possible and permitted to buy or sell only a small number of shares in a company’s stock? For example, can I sell 18 shares of CU using BMO Investorline?