Where to Park Your Cash

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North American stock markets did exceptionally well in 2013. The S&P 500 closed at 1848, beating both its 5 and 10 year highs. That gave the S&P 500 a total return of 29.60% for the year ending 2013.1 Most stock markets around the world also had substantial gains in 2013, and the trend continues into 2014. With returns like that, it’s no wonder investors have been piling into equities....

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Should I buy Canadian Oil Sands for my TFSA?

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I’ve started getting itchy to make a new purchase for my TFSA again.  I have a bit of cash sitting in my Questrade account, and damn it… it’s not making me money! Right now, my TFSA holdings consist of: BMO.TO – 57% RSI.TO – 15% SLF.TO – 28% BMO and Sunlife are both very high right now, which makes me reluctant to add more shares.  Rogers Sugar is basically flat and I have...

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Opting into my employee stock plan

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Readers might remember that back in February, I decided not to sign up for my employer’s stock purchase plan.  Well, I have another chance to sign up because the next intake has just begun! Photo Credit: diane10981 via Flickr My company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers the following: contributions of between 2 and 10% of your annual salary 15% discount on the market price...

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Should I purchase Encana for my TFSA?

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Last week, I bought another 20 shares of BMO stock, bringing my total to 60 shares in my TFSA.  I was quite pleased that I was able to snag a handful of shares when the priced took a mini dip to $61.  Everything has seemed so high lately – great for value but not so great if you’re in the market to buy. I need another 40 or so shares before I can starting DRIPing it.  I already have...

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