When an individual owns a small business corporation, common advice tends to be that they leave all dollars in excess of their living expenses inside of the corporation to defer paying personal tax.
All large investment institutions—including banks, pension funds and insurance companies—devote significant resources to risk management.
In this paper, we introduce the various methods used to calculate a portfolio’s rate of return, explain how and why they can produce different results, and help you determine which method is most appropriate to your circumstances.
Preferred shares are popular with Canadians because of their high yields (compared with bonds and GICs) and favourable tax treatment.
Making smarter investment choices is one of the key elements in building up adequate retirement savings. People are constantly inundated with sales pitches for investment opportunities from banks, insurance companies, and their friends and relatives. For an individual with limited investment knowledge, this can be intimidating.
If you hold your ETF investments outside registered accounts, taxes can take a big bite out of your returns.
A Registered Educations Saving Plan (RESP) is an effective way of saving for the cost of a child’s post secondary education. The maximum contribution allowed for each child within an RRSP is $50,000. The Government matches contributions with the Canada Education Savings Grants up to a maximum of $7,200 per child.
Determining an appropriate asset allocation is one of the most important decisions an investor will ever make.
What’s the best way to get started with index investing? The financial media have fallen in love with exchange-traded funds, and investors are bombarded with the message that ETFs are the best tools available. For professional advisors and experienced investors with large portfolios, they usually are.
“Asset location” involves finding the most tax-efficient account type for each holding in a portfolio.