Tag Archives: investor education

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 29, 2015

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When the weather starts to get this nice, it’s harder to enjoy it from behind a desk or a window. Perhaps that was also to blame for the market sell-off going into the weekend. While folks across the country are probably looking forward to some grill time, many discount brokerages, on the other hand, would definitely welcome the break from …

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How Fantasy Hockey Can Teach You To Be A Better Investor

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If you’ve ever watched a hockey game, you’ve probably seen team owners and managers high up in the stands stoically gazing down at the action.  Even though they’re watching the same game as many of the cheering fans, the team managers and owners’ view of the action is far different than that of the crowds below them. In the minds …

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TD Direct Investing Upgrades Investor Education Calendar

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One of Canada’s largest discount brokerages continues to chip away at improving its website for investors. TD Direct Investing has quietly rolled out the long awaited improvements to their investor education seminar section. As far back as August of last year, we mentioned that something was in the works to improve the delivery of investor education resources however it wasn’t …

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Songs by or about cash – Episode 2: The Gambler

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Six Lessons for Investors from The Gambler One of the most famous songs by or about cash is Kenny Rogers’ ‘The Gambler’.  While the origins of the song may have been meant for playing card games, such as poker, the lyrics contain insights that apply equally well to speculators of all types including investors and traders alike. In this song, …

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Songs by or about Cash: Episode 1 – (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

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If you wanna save your soul from hell, or ridin’ on our range Then cowboy, change your ways today, or with us you will ride Tryin’ to catch the devil’s herd Across these endless skies… With US stock market indices riding red hot through to new highs, many market observers cannot believe their eyes. The timing, however, couldn’t be better …

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Caution, Cunning and Competition: Three Investing Lessons from Game of Thrones

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Set against the backdrop of epic conquests, bloodthirsty barbarians and Machiavellian-style manipulation, Game of Thrones is capturing imaginations across the globe. At times the investing world seems a lot like the savage and cruel arenas characters from the story find themselves in.  Even though the story takes place in a mythical land, it focuses on a very familiar theme for …

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3 D’s to make you a better self-directed investor

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While many self-directed investors understand that managing their own money can involve a great deal of responsibility and work, many do not realize the important skills they need to commit to mastering in order to succeed.  Certain investors want to “dabble” or learn to trade with what they often characterize as “fun money” however losing money or hurting your portfolio’s …

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Canadian Securities Regulators’ Resources for Canadian Investors

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Whether you are a beginner investor or a seasoned pro, staying on top of the mountains of investment information available online is a constant challenge.  The sheer quantity of information often makes it difficult to find quality, reliable sources to turn to. With so many opinions to wade through  investors have to constantly be cautious about where their information is …

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Contrarian Investing and Junior Mining Stocks: An Interview with Benj Gallander and Ben Stadelmann

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Contrarian investing is no easy feat.  You have to be willing to disagree with popular opinion and be willing to jump into a company or market that others have either shunned or abandoned outright.  Yet value investors as famous as Benjamin Graham and his star student Warren Buffet have both taken contrarian approaches, being ‘greedy when others are fearful, and …

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