A previous article presented a complete process for assembling a portfolio. We will now provide more details on the selection of stocks using fundamental analysis (FA).

Often, we see a high number of stocks in the portfolios of do-it-yourself investors. The result is then an excessive concentration in equities and in only a few sectors. However, this type of allocation is likely to lead to a much higher level of risk for a portfolio that is supposed to be diversified. When stock markets become chaotic, these investors could be the first ones affected by major losses, as the only asset class found in their portfolio is equities.

You don’t have to buy a building to invest in real estate. Instead, you can earn rental income with a real estate investment trust (REIT). Learn more about this type of investment.

Deemed a “safe haven”, gold has long been prized by investors. But is it still a good idea to invest in gold in 2018? Here’s what an investment expert has to say about this question.


The technical situation of a market and a sector must be taken into account prior to placing a trade. Michel Carignan, President and Founder of Decision-Plus, shares his perspective!

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We will leave to geneticists the burden of refuting the first part of this assertion and will only serve you here arguments which contradict the second.

Richard Ho, Senior Manager—Equity derivatives at Montréal exchange, will shed light on a question many do-it yourself investors ask themselves: “How to know which strike price to use?”

People say that it’s not a good idea to incorporate a stop-loss model (SLM) into an active management strategy... But we aren’t aware of any successful professional traders who don’t use an SLM!