Category: Long term Index Investing

How to trade a stock / ETF using Questrade (video)

How to trade a stock or ETF with Questrade

How to trade a stock or ETF with QuestradeOne of the first challenges that you must overcome when looking to index invest is finding a broker. A broker is a company that you will hold accounts with and use their software to actively trade. Here on mechmoney we highly encourage everyone to invest in a …

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Canadian Energy Market Continues to Suffer in 2018

Canadian Oil Market Continues to Suffer in 2018

We are only a few months in to 2018 and the news surrounding energy stocks and ETF’s have not been exciting. Since the middle of 2014, Canadian energy has been suffering tremendously. For the last half of 2014 and all of 2015, many Canadian energy assets had dropped significantly losing nearly half their value on …

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How the Long Term Index Investing Strategy Works

How the Long Term Index Investing Strategy Works

The long-term index investing strategy is great for young investors or those who are new to the investing world itself. It’s also great for those that are more experienced in life or who are closer to retirement. The strategy offers a conservative approach with low maintenance and a low amount of stress associated with it. …

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The Advantages of an ETF (and Disadvantages)

The Advantages and Disadvantages of an ETF

History and Popularity of the ETF – Advantages of an ETF In the 1980’s Exchange Traded Funds, better known as ETF’s were introduced and slowly gaining popularity ever since. Within the last 10 to 15 years or so they have been gaining popularity at a much more increased rate. I do believe this is because more …

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Making a Long Term Investing Plan

Make A Plan

One of the most important things to do is, create your investing plan. This is regardless of what type of investing you plan to do. We will specifically look at what you should be thinking about in your long term investing plan. Make certain that you write all this down in a nice document or …

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9 Rules to Long Term Investing for Young Investors

Rules for Long Term Investing

When you choose to invest, you need a plan. In that plan you must know exactly what you are going to do. You must make certain that nothing is going to stop you from carrying out your plan. Here are 9 rules to long term investing for young investors in no particular order – they …

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How does Re-Balancing a Portfolio Work?

A simple Balanced Porfolio made up of 60% Equities and 40% Fixed Income

Most investors are really good at determining what type of asset classes they want to invest in based on the size of funds they have. These investors also are able to assess the risks that they could subject themselves to and steer in the direction best suited for them. However, one of the most common …

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Timing the Market in Long Term Investing

Timing the Market - Long Term Investing

Timing the market is something that is very important – if you are day trading.  When investing for long term growth, timing the market is not nearly as important. Most would say timing the market is an absolute must in order to see gains. In fact, I would say the exact opposite. It is not …

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Best Investment Strategy for Young Investors

Best Investment Strategy for Young Investors

You are young and would like to start investing? Investing can be very intimidating. After all, most cannot afford to lose the savings that they have worked very hard for. For this reason alone, investing can be quite nerve racking to dive in to. The truth is, more people ages 20 through 30’s should be taking …

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