Tag Archives: Social Media

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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Social Media and Investing – StumbleUpon

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Introduction As part of our special series on social media and investing, we take a look at the discovery engine and social network, StumbleUpon. What is StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon, founded in 2001, is primarily a discovery engine.  Unlike search-based engines (such as Google), discovery engines are useful for when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. In a typical web …

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Social Media and Investing – Tumblr

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Introduction There are various resources one can use when researching investing information or investment opportunities. Social media is increasingly becoming one of those channels. We continue our series on using social media tools to discover or learn about investment opportunities, strategies or resources, by focusing on the microblogging platform and social network Tumblr. What is it? Founded in February 2007, Tumblr …

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Social Media and Investing – Pinterest

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Pin-vesting Social media is increasingly becoming a channel that people are turning to online in order to learn and research when investing. As part of our series on using  social media tools to discover or learn about investment opportunities, strategies or resources, we start by focusing on the third largest social network known as Pinterest. What is Pinterest? Launched in …

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Social Media and Investing – Series Introduction

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Investors are always on the hunt for information that will put them one step ahead of everyone else in the market. In the past, the sources of information for investors included newspapers and television news programs, company annual reports, investment advisors and brokers, the stock exchange itself as well as investor conferences and tradeshows just to name a few.  Countless …

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Brokerages Gone Social

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Even though discount brokerages haven’t traditionally portrayed the most “fun and friendly” image, more and more of them are starting to become visible on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. While you (hopefully) won’t find those embarrassing pictures of a drunken night gone wild or an angry rant about a horrible boss, plugging into the news feeds of …

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