ETFs offer a low-fee passport to rising global markets

ETFs offer a low-fee passport to rising global markets

We think conservative investors can hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. One way to do that is by choosing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.

The best ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More

The best mining stocks: 5 investing tips you need to know

The best mining stocks: 5 investing tips you need to know

The best mining stocks are steady, profitable, and involve well-financed companies.

You should always resist the temptation to load up on mining stocks, no matter how attractive they appear. If the market goes into a downturn, these stocks could suffer more than average.

However, we do have… Read More

How to create the best retirement portfolio through diversification

How to create the best retirement portfolio through diversification

Realistic expectations and an eye toward diversification will help you develop the best retirement portfolio, and give you built-in security.

Diversification should be the focus of investors looking to build the best retirement portfolio. Tempering expectations on the size of your return is another important consideration… Read More

Demand for lithium has this stock rising

Demand for lithium has this stock rising

Recently a Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle asked for his views on a specialty chemical company whose main area of growth is lithium. As the demand for lithium rises from makers of electric car batteries, smartphones and other sources, Albemarle Corp. continues to acquire… Read More

Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Here are some investment thoughts on snap judgments, the investors who make them and how they can hurt your portfolio.

Snap judgments can be a great time-saver, but they’re a poor tool for investment decision-making. Investment thoughts involving snap judgments often produce extreme, random results—good or… Read More

Stock buybacks can be just as good for investors as dividends

Stock buybacks can be just as good for investors as dividends

Stock buybacks can offer investors a number of key advantages over dividends.

We’ve always placed a high value on a sustained record of dividends, mainly because it provides something of a pedigree for stocks we recommend. But stock buybacks are also a great opportunity for investors.

While… Read More

23 top tips for successfully investing in TSX growth stocks

23 top tips for successfully investing in TSX growth stocks

TSX growth stocks can be more volatile—but they can make excellent long-term investments.

By definition, TSX growth stocks are companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange that have above-average growth prospects. They are firms whose earnings growth has been—or is projected to be—above the market average, and… Read More