Engineer, teacher, carpenter… Whatever career their children choose, parents want to give them the opportunity to realize their dreams. The RESP, or Registered Education Savings Plan, is a great way to ensure your child has the necessary funds when the time comes to pursue a post-secondary education. Plus, thanks to government assistance, the deposited amounts grow.

The ongoing U.S. stock market upturn has now been described as the longest bull market in the entire history of the S&P 500. This boundless optimism is the result of strong job creation, steadily rising profits and, on the whole, healthy economic conditions.

If you’re used to trading stocks, you should have a pretty good understanding of the mechanics of buying and selling securities. Getting started with options trading is fairly simple. Here are a few things to know before taking the plunge.

Many factors can influence the financial decisions we make. And even aftercareful and rational analysis, certain ingrained psychological traits will have an impact on our investment choices. Here are the key lessons of behavioural finance, as well as some important reflexes you can develop to sharpen your skills as an investor.


Have you always wanted to invest in the stock market to get better returns, without suffering the repercussions of large fluctuations in specific securities? Index funds might be the right solution to add to your investment strategy. Just be sure to ask yourself these three questions before taking the plunge.

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.