All posts for ETFs

Tax Trap! Avoid the Superficial Loss Rules

In our last post, we discussed in-kind contributions. Many investors, who are otherwise unable to make a TFSA and RRSP contributions, may be able to contribute existing non-registered investments to their RRSP accounts, thereby getting a tax deduction in the process. However, it’s important to be careful of a couple of potential tax traps when making in-kind contributions – superficial […]

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Canadian ETFs and Dividend Investing

Canadian ETFs that pay dividends We get asked about Canadian ETFs quite often, especially those that pay dividends. Just like investing in individual stocks that pay dividends (especially those that have a history of growing their dividends), this approach is getting more popular all the time.   How do dividends work and what are your options? The return on a stock is composed […]

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Diversify With a REIT ETF

What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? REITs own real estate like shopping malls, apartment buildings, office buildings and even public storage. REITs make it easy for small investors to own real estate and takes away the headache of being a landlord. One of the main attractions for investors is the steady cash payments that REITs provide. When interest […]

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