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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Choosing NOT to participate in my employee stock plan

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My current employer offers employees a chance to purchase company stock at a guaranteed discount.  You enrol in 6 month periods and allocate a certain percentage (2% and up) of your salary towards purchasing stock.  While there is a maximum number of stocks that you may purchase at one time (it’s a very high number…), the stocks are yours without restriction and you can sell them at any...

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