This week on Money Wise we’re asking Canadians: How confident are you in today’s economy? After all, Canada emerged unscathed from the housing and investment bubbles that have ensnared our neighbouring nations – Germany’s Angela Merkel even praised our economic model as a potential solution for Europe’s woes.
In this edition of Online Trading for Newbies, we’re exploring the international waters of the Forex. How does this currency market operate – and how does trading on it differ from dealing in traditional equities?
Do your retirement goals seem increasingly out of reach? The formula you’re using for saving just might be outdated. Read to learn more about the new standard retirement number – and stress less about retirement.
We’ve studied the jargon and picked our online discount brokerage – now’s the time for some stock picking! But wait – before you pledge yourself to that investment, there’s some serious research to be done. Learn how to analyze a company’s earning performance over time – and identify their risk factors – before plunking down the dough.
In the second chapter of our Learn To Trade Stocks Online Series, we strive to find the perfect brokerage for our investment strategy needs. Who’s better – independent discount brokerages or the big bank offerings? What’s the deal with commission structures? And what kind of hidden fees could be lurking? We break it all down – the hunt is on!
In the first part of our Learn To Trade Stocks Online series, our investing newbie – Money Wise editor Penelope Graham – dives into the world of stocks and bonds via a practice account. From learning the lingo to placing her first order, read on to witness her online trading learning curve – and see what our guinea pig has in store for next week.