January was a good month for most equity markets, but the Canadian market was left out. The US market was one of the top performers but quickly reversed at the start of February, reintroducing the concept of volatility to many investors.
Question: What is going on in the markets right now?! I don’t know what’s happening but I don’t want to see my account go down like this. Do you think now is a good time to sell? Answer: Indeed, it seems Mr. Market is has stopped taking his medication and is throwing a tantrum again. What’s going on? On the afternoon of […]
Question. Hi, I have some money that I’d like to contribute to my investment plan. I have about $110,000 in my RRSP, and about $32,000 in my TFSA. This year I can afford to contribute about $5,000, and I’m wondering if I should put it into my RRSP or my TFSA? Which one is better? Answer. Which is better, a […]
Over the last few days the stock markets around the world have done something they haven’t done in over a year: post a large negative return for a few days. The latest drop in the markets appears to be caused by the fear of interest rates going up in the near term. We’ve also read reports of a few leveraged […]
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Question. Hi, I guess it’s that time of year again because I keep hearing about RRSPs these days. I know it’s important, and I know I should contribute to mine. And I want to, but I just don’t have the cash available. I feel like I’m neglecting my RRSP and want to be more responsible, but it always seems to […]
December was a good month for stock markets around the world, and capped off a good year for our portfolios.
Question. My husband and I have recently purchased our first home together. Actually, we’re just in the final stages of the process, and wondering about insurance. The mortgage representative at our bank said we should buy our insurance at the bank because it’s made specifically for this purpose. Actually, she told us that mortgage insurance is mandatory for us. Is […]