Stock Trading in Canada

If you’ve never bought stocks before, you’ve probably got lots of questions about stock trading in Canada, but just don’t know who to ask.

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about stock trading;  if your question isn’t answered here, feel free to get in touch with us.

1. How are stocks different from other investments such as mutual funds?

Stocks are different than other investments because when you invest in stocks, you’re buying a piece of a real company; as a stockholder, you have the right to vote on how the company is governed. Mutual funds are investments compiled from many different types of companies, and then bundled into a package for an end user.

2. Are there different types of stocks?

Yes.  Stocks can be classified in different ways, and can be called by different names.  The most common ways to categorize them are by size, by style, and by sector.

3. Can “” invest in stocks for me?

No. If you want to buy or sell any stock, you have to go through the services of a licensed broker, who buys or sells on your behalf and registers the trades with the appropriate federal agencies. However, we can provide you with the kind of information you need to save you from spending hours on the internet doing your own research, and trying to follow the market on your own. With, you will know everything you need to know about what to sell, what to buy and when. Plus, you won’t have to pay the high fees that an investment advisor would charge. You are the one who is control of your money all of the time.

4. What are the different types of brokerage houses?

There are basically two main types – discount brokerage houses and full service brokerage houses. The biggest difference between the two is that a discount brokerage won’t give you advice about what trades to make, while a full service house will provide you with basic information based on your trading style, financial goals, and risk tolerance.

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