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What Does a Stock’s Dividend Yield Mean?

What Does a Stock’s Dividend Yield Mean?
What Does a Stock’s Dividend Yield Mean?

Dividend yield on a stock means how much dividend income you will likely receive relative to the current price of the stock. It is the ratio of a stock’s annual dividend payment compared to its current price. However, dividend yield can, at times, be misleading to the average investor looking to invest in dividend-paying stocks. Learn more about dividend yields in this article.

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Is Buying a House a Good Investment to Build Wealth?

Is Buying a House a Good Investment to Build Wealth?
Is Buying a House a Good Investment to Build Wealth?

Many people may tell you that buying a house is a good investment to build wealth—but is it, really?

Buying a house requires taking money out of your pocket for the initial purchase and an ongoing outlay of cash for property taxes, maintenance, insurance, and utilities, among others, for as long as you own the house. This article points out two additional, hidden, downsides of purchasing a house for investment purposes which you may wish to know before you decide to purchase your next investment property.

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Planned Giving vs. Regular Charitable Donations

Planned Giving vs. Regular Charitable Donations
Planned Giving vs. Regular Charitable Donations

Over the past decade or so Canada has been one of the top ten most charitable countries. Making charitable donations has become a regular aspect of life for many high-net-worth individuals and families. But what is planned giving and how is it different from making regular charitable donations?

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The Balance Between Investment Performance and Risk

The Balance Between Investment Performance and Risk
Balance Between Investment Performance and Risk

Translating risk tolerance and goals to an investment strategy means finding the balance between investment performance and risk. All investments are subject to some degree of investment risk and each investor has their own level of risk tolerance. This article discusses investment risk, investor risk tolerance, and how investors can manage risk to attain their investment goals.

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