Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Online Trading


Online trading has become very popular because it is a way of making money. Despite its popularity, there is still a lot that people don’t know about forex trading. Many would like to help you make wise decisions when it comes to matters of online trading. If you are a beginner and would like to learn more about online trading, read through the answers to these frequently asked questions. What is online trading? Online trading is a form of trading financial securities such as bonds and stocks, financial derivatives or foreign exchange electronically. Advancements in technology make it possible for…

Fixed vs. Variable: Which Mortgage Should You Get in 2016?


With home prices in Toronto and Vancouver seemingly going up thousands of dollars per month, many Canadian buyers are desperately seeking to buy houses, worried the market will zoom by and they'll be stuck renting forever. Meanwhile, millions of current home owners are faced with a dilemma. With mortgage rates at record lows, they're tempted to lock in today's enticing rates for the next five years. But variable rates are still cheaper than fixed, and interest rates don't look like they'll increase anytime soon, at least here in Canada. So there are compelling arguments for homeowners to choose both fixed-rate…

How Working from Home Can Save both Employers’ and Employees’ Money


Though the thought the home office brings to mind images of pajama-clad, yawning employee with the slippers up on the desk, the reality is that more and more companies are employing remote workers, or encouraging their staff to work from home. Why is that? Because when it saves dollars, it makes cents (sense), as the old saying goes.  Limit overhead costs If you don't have to pay for an office space and all that goes along with that, including desks, computers, chairs, printers, cubicles, and utilities, you are clearly saving on costs. You won't need as many parking spaces, as…

Reinforcing Structural Stability of your Properties


“There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.” –Richard Rogers. However, a well-planned city starts with structural stability of our own properties first. Structural stability usually refers to the strength and durability of the “skeleton.” This skeleton includes all the walls, beams, pillars and foundations that is responsible of weight bearing. They should be looked thoroughly because taken for…

Will a Dividend Capturing Strategy Yield Free Money?


We all like free money, right? I know I sure do, which is why I immediately became interested in a strategy called dividend capturing. It works something like this. You find a stock that pays a very generous dividend. Right before that dividend gets paid, you buy some shares. The stock pays the dividend, and most of the time, shares tend to recover to at least the same level as before. After paying commissions--which are basically nothing these days--an investor is left with the profit from the dividend. Here's a real life example, something that just happened. Cominar Real Estate Investment…