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Qtrade Direct Investing™

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Learn 5 good habits of successful investors

Good habits can help you be a better investor, and these five good habits can help you successfully invest for retirement.
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How to discover stock trading ideas

How can you narrow the playing field and identify the ones best suited to your objectives? In this article, we'll review a few places where you can start hunting for broad investment themes, then take a look at a few of the key tools and resources to help you identify, monitor and evaluate specific stocks.
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Investment choices: definitions and advantages

Here is a quick overview of the securities you can choose for your Qtrade account, and the advantages of each.
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What kind of investor are you?

Whether you are investing for retirement or for other financial goals, it's important to know what kind of investor you are. Every investor should be able to answer these three questions.
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RRSP basics — the ABCs of RRSPs

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP or RSP for short) is a special kind of investment account designed to help you save for retirement. 
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RRSP vs. TFSA: find the right balance

Most Canadians can benefit from having a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP or RSP for short) and a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) — both are great tax-sheltered savings vehicles.
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The earlier you invest in your RRSP, the better

When time is on your side, it's a huge ally. The earlier you start, the more you benefit from the power of compounding. Compounding occurs when the returns that your investments earn begin to generate a return.
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How much do you need to save for retirement?

Whether retirement is far in the future or just around the corner, like many Canadians, you probably wonder how much you’ll really need to save for it.
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How to determine your TFSA contribution limit

Knowing how much TFSA contribution room you have available will help you take maximum advantage of tax-sheltered growth potential, and also help you avoid over-contribution penalties.

Four pillars of investment tax planning

You harnessed your spending habits to set aside savings. You researched the investments you deemed worthy of your hard-earned dollars. And now, as you admire your accumulating wealth, there’s a dark cloud ahead – income tax.

RRSP over TFSA as default choice – Analyzing marginal and average tax rates

Since 2009 the tax-free savings account (TFSA) has proven to be a powerful tool that opens up countless possibilities for bettering our financial lives.

Five tax drivers of RRSP

A RRSP helps you save towards retirement in a tax-effective way. Through five key features, an RRSP encourages you to save, lets you defer tax so you can accumulate more, and paves the way for you to ultimately reduce tax on your retirement income.
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Seven strategies to help manage volatility and risk

For some investors, a market downswing is like a surprise encounter with a hungry lion: it triggers an instinctive fight or flight response.
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Downturns through history: A 40-year perspective of global epidemics

As COVID-19 continues to impact world markets, it helps to have some context to understand the nature of market volatility and decision-making strategies.
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Volatility matters: Why you should watch the VIX

Investors always want to know which way markets are headed. While there is no perfect way to predict it, one popular gauge is the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, which tracks implied market volatility in real time.
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New to options trading? Here is a strategy to consider

As you build your knowledge and experience with investing, you may be interested in options trading.
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Tempted to bet big on trendy stocks? Try “core and explore” instead

Think back to the last time that equity markets went on a rollercoaster ride. Besides giving some investors the jitters, the whipsaw market performance also re-ignited the debate around active and passive investing.
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Introducing Qtrade Guided Portfolios: an easy way to invest online

Saving and investing have become more convenient than ever before. Thanks to advances in technology, a simple online investing service, sometimes called “digital advice” or “robo-advice”, is now available to our members.
Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Direct Investing, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Qtrade, Qtrade Direct Investing, and Write your own future are trade names and/or trademarks of Aviso Wealth Inc.
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