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Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies


Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies


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von: Tony Martin, Eric Tyson

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Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 02.11.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119736677
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 592

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<p><b>The all-encompassing guide to getting smart about the market</b> </p> <p>While investing is one of the smartest ways to become financially worry-free, making the decisions that get you there can be intimidating and overwhelming. Today’s investors have a huge array of options open to them and sorting the wheat from the chaff—and the get-rich-quick Ponzi schemes from the real deal—is an exhausting process. <i>Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies </i>takes the fear out of the complexity by providing you with a clear and honest overview of Canada’s unique investing landscape—and shows you how to make it work for you. </p> <p>Bringing together essential and jargon-free information from <i>Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Mutual Funds For Canadians For Dummies, Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies, Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies,</i> and<i> Investing in Silver & Gold For Dummies </i>together in one convenient place, this rich resource is an arsenal of techniques and advice for guaranteeing you a secure and prosperous future.  </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-size: medium; margin-top: 0in; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;" type="disc"> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Develop and manage a portfolio </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Find investments that suit your income </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Get the latest information on tax laws </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Follow time-tested strategies </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Invest in gold, silver, and other precious metals </li> </ul>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 1</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 2</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 3</p> <p><b>Book 1: Entering the World of Investing 5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Exploring Your Investment Choices</b><b> 7</b></p> <p>Getting Started with Investing 8</p> <p>Building Wealth with Ownership Investments 9</p> <p>Entering the stock market 10</p> <p>Owning real estate 10</p> <p>Running a small business 11</p> <p>Generating Income from Lending Investments 12</p> <p>Considering Cash Equivalents 14</p> <p>Steering Clear of Futures and Options 15</p> <p>Counting Out Collectibles 16</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Weighing Risks and Returns</b><b> 19</b></p> <p>Evaluating Risks 20</p> <p>Market-value risk 21</p> <p>Individual-investment risk 27</p> <p>Purchasing-power risk (aka inflation risk) 30</p> <p>Career risk 32</p> <p>Analysing Returns 32</p> <p>The components of total return 32</p> <p>Savings, high-interest, and money market account returns 34</p> <p>Bond returns 35</p> <p>Stock returns 36</p> <p>Real estate returns 39</p> <p>Small-business returns 40</p> <p>Considering Your Goals 41</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Getting Your Financial House in Order</b><b> 43</b></p> <p>Establishing an Emergency Reserve 43</p> <p>Evaluating Your Debts 45</p> <p>Conquering consumer debt 45</p> <p>Mitigating your mortgage 46</p> <p>Establishing Your Financial Goals 48</p> <p>Tracking your savings rate 48</p> <p>Determining your investment tastes 49</p> <p>Funding Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan 51</p> <p>Understanding RRSPs 51</p> <p>Gaining tax benefits 52</p> <p>Understanding deductions and contributions 52</p> <p>Starting early for maximum profits 53</p> <p>Taming Your Taxes in Non-Retirement Accounts 54</p> <p>Figuring your tax bracket 54</p> <p>Knowing what’s taxed and when to worry 56</p> <p>Choosing the Right Investment Mix 58</p> <p>Considering your age 59</p> <p>Making the most of your investment options 59</p> <p>Easing into risk: Dollar cost averaging 61</p> <p>Treading Carefully When Investing for University or College 63</p> <p>Making the most out of a Registered Education Savings Plan 64</p> <p>Allocating university investments 66</p> <p>Protecting Your Assets 66</p> <p><b>Book 2: Investing in Stocks 69</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Gathering Information</b><b> 71</b></p> <p>Looking to Stock Exchanges for Answers 72</p> <p>Grasping the Basics of Accounting and Economics 74</p> <p>Accounting for taste and a whole lot more 74</p> <p>Understanding how economics affects stocks 76</p> <p>Staying on Top of Financial News 79</p> <p>Figuring out what a company’s up to 80</p> <p>Discovering what’s new with an industry 80</p> <p>Knowing what’s happening with the economy 80</p> <p>Seeing what politicians and government bureaucrats are doing 81</p> <p>Checking for trends in society, culture, and entertainment 81</p> <p>Reading and Understanding Stock Tables 82</p> <p>52-week high 83</p> <p>52-week low 83</p> <p>Name and symbol 84</p> <p>Dividend 84</p> <p>Volume 84</p> <p>Yield 86</p> <p>P/E 86</p> <p>Day last 87</p> <p>Net change 87</p> <p>Using News about Dividends 87</p> <p>Looking at important dates 87</p> <p>Understanding why certain dates matter 89</p> <p>Evaluating or Ignoring Investment Tips 89</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Going for Brokers</b><b> 91</b></p> <p>Defining the Broker’s Role 91</p> <p>Distinguishing between Full-Service and Discount Brokers 93</p> <p>At your disposal: Full-service brokers 93</p> <p>Just the basics: Discount brokers 95</p> <p>Choosing a Broker 97</p> <p>Discovering Various Types of Brokerage Accounts 98</p> <p>Cash accounts 98</p> <p>Margin accounts 99</p> <p>Option accounts 99</p> <p>Judging Brokers’ Recommendations 100</p> <p>Understanding basic recommendations 100</p> <p>Asking a few important questions 101</p> <p>Robo-advisors and Fintech 103</p> <p>High tech meets equity investing 103</p> <p>Terminating bad investment decisions with artificial intelligence 104</p> <p>Advantages of an inhuman touch 104</p> <p>Exceeding standards 105</p> <p>Checking Out Canadian Robo-advisors 106</p> <p>Not just for millennials 107</p> <p>Asset allocation: What is the robo-advisor investing your money in? 107</p> <p>What to watch for 108</p> <p>Fees 109</p> <p>Putting it all together 110</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Investing for Long-Term Growth</b><b> 111</b></p> <p>Becoming a Value-Oriented Growth Investor 112</p> <p>Surveying Handy Growth Stock Tips 113</p> <p>Look for leaders in megatrends 114</p> <p>Compare company growth to industry growth 114</p> <p>Consider a company with a strong niche 115</p> <p>Check out a company’s fundamentals 116</p> <p>Evaluate a company’s management 116</p> <p>Notice who’s buying and/or recommending a company’s stock 118</p> <p>Make sure a company continues to do well 119</p> <p>Heed investing lessons from history 121</p> <p>Exploring Small Caps and Speculative Stocks 121</p> <p>Knowing when to avoid IPOs 122</p> <p>Making sure a small cap stock is making money 123</p> <p>Analyzing small cap stocks before investing 123</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Investing for Income</b><b> 125</b></p> <p>Understanding Income Stocks Basics 126</p> <p>Getting a grip on dividends 126</p> <p>Recognizing who’s well-suited for income 127</p> <p>Assessing the advantages of income stocks 127</p> <p>Digging into the disadvantages of income stocks 128</p> <p>Analysing Income Stocks 130</p> <p>Pinpointing your needs first 130</p> <p>Checking out yield 131</p> <p>Looking at a stock’s payout ratio 133</p> <p>Studying a company’s bond rating 134</p> <p>Diversifying your stocks 135</p> <p>Exploring Some Typical Income Stocks 135</p> <p>Utilities 135</p> <p>Real estate investment trusts (REITs) 136</p> <p>Royalty trusts 138</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Using Accounting Basics to Choose Winning Stocks</b><b> 139</b></p> <p>Recognizing Value When You See It 140</p> <p>Understanding different types of value 140</p> <p>Putting the pieces together 142</p> <p>Accounting for Value 144</p> <p>Breaking down the balance sheet 144</p> <p>Looking at the income statement 148</p> <p>Tooling around with ratios 153</p> <p><b>Book 3: Investing in Mutual Funds 157</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: What is a Mutual Fund?</b><b> 159</b></p> <p>Beginning with Mutual Fund Basics 160</p> <p>The Nitty-Gritty: How a Fund Makes You Money 162</p> <p>Returns: What’s in it for you? 162</p> <p>Returns as a percentage 164</p> <p>How funds can make you rich 166</p> <p>What mutual funds buy 167</p> <p>Checking Out Types of Funds 167</p> <p>Discovering Where to Buy Funds 168</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Buying and Selling Mutual Funds</b><b> 171</b></p> <p>A Few Reasons to Buy Funds 171</p> <p>Offering safety in numbers: Public scrutiny and accountability 172</p> <p>Putting your eggs in many baskets 175</p> <p>Getting good returns from professional management 176</p> <p>Making investing convenient 177</p> <p>Investing without breaking the bank 177</p> <p>Watching over your investment 178</p> <p>Getting out your money if you need it 178</p> <p>The Perils and Pitfalls of Funds 179</p> <p>Excessive costs 179</p> <p>Style drift: When managers get lost in the jungle 179</p> <p>When bad managers attack 180</p> <p>Vague explanations of poor performance 180</p> <p>Prospectuses that don’t say enough 181</p> <p>Too many funds and too few long-term results 182</p> <p>Load versus No-Load: The Great Divide 182</p> <p>Load funds: The comfort zone 183</p> <p>No-load funds: The direct approach 184</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Paperwork and Your Rights</b><b> 187</b></p> <p>Signing Up 188</p> <p>Filling in your account (or RRSP) application form 188</p> <p>Getting confirmed 191</p> <p>Prospectuses: Not Always Your Friend 191</p> <p>You’ve been warned 192</p> <p>More charges to look for 194</p> <p>Introducing the Management Report of Fund Performance 195</p> <p>Looking at what goes into an MRFP 195</p> <p>Checking out an MRFP 197</p> <p>Surveying Your Account Statement 200</p> <p>Annual and Semi-Annual Financial Statements (or Annual Reports) 202</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Investing in Canadian Exchange-Traded Funds</b><b> 205</b></p> <p>Comparing Exchange-Traded Funds and Mutual Funds 206</p> <p>The differences 206</p> <p>The similarities 207</p> <p>Choosing an Exchange-Traded Fund 208</p> <p>Main types of ETFs 208</p> <p>Bearish ETFs 212</p> <p>Taking Note of Indexes 213</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Beyond Mutual Funds </b><b>217</b></p> <p>The Good Old GIC: You Know Where You Sleep 218</p> <p>Types of GICs 219</p> <p>Finding the best rates 220</p> <p>Checking out the benefits of GICs 221</p> <p>Watching out for inflation 221</p> <p>Bonds and Strip Bonds 222</p> <p>Considering bond alternatives 223</p> <p>Investing directly in bonds 223</p> <p>Stocks: Thrills, Spills, and Twisted Wreckage 224</p> <p>Going with index funds 224</p> <p>Buying individual stocks 226</p> <p>Taking a wilder ride with stock alternatives 227</p> <p>Income Trusts: No Longer the Taxpayer’s Best Friend 228</p> <p>Recalling income trust mania 228</p> <p>Clamping down on income trusts 228</p> <p>Considering investing in income trusts 229</p> <p>Managed Products: A Fee Circus 230</p> <p><b>Book 4: Investing in Precious Metals 233</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Beginning with the Benefits and Risks of Metals</b><b> 235</b></p> <p>Protecting Your Portfolio Against Inflation 235</p> <p>Precious metals against the dollar 236</p> <p>Diversification against all currencies 236</p> <p>Seeing Benefits for Investors 237</p> <p>Safe haven 237</p> <p>Privacy 238</p> <p>Inflation hedge 238</p> <p>Dollar hedge 239</p> <p>Confiscation protection 239</p> <p>Liquidity 240</p> <p>Portfolio diversification 240</p> <p>Checking Out Benefits for Traders and Speculators 241</p> <p>Supply and demand 241</p> <p>Huge gains potential 242</p> <p>Trading versus speculating 243</p> <p>The benefits of speculating 243</p> <p>Recognizing the Risks of Precious Metals 244</p> <p>Distinguishing types of risk 244</p> <p>Minimizing your risk 248</p> <p>Risk management tools 251</p> <p>Weighing risk against return 252</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Going for the Gold</b><b> 253</b></p> <p>Gold: The Ancient Metal of Kings 254</p> <p>Reviewing Recent Trends in Gold 255</p> <p>Explaining all the bull 255</p> <p>Telling the tale of the tape: Gold versus other investments 256</p> <p>Assuring gold’s success 258</p> <p>Securing a Safe Haven from the Coming Storm 259</p> <p>Comparing monetary and price inflation 259</p> <p>Watching the dollar 260</p> <p>Buying and owning gold 260</p> <p>Checking Out the Gold Market 261</p> <p>Gold market data and information 261</p> <p>Industrial supply and demand 262</p> <p>Investment demand 263</p> <p>Central banks 264</p> <p>Meeting a Few Gold Bugs 265</p> <p>Digging into Other Gold Investing Resources 266</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Discovering the Secret of Silver</b><b> 267</b></p> <p>Understanding the Hybrid Potentials of Silver 267</p> <p>Monetary uses for silver 268</p> <p>Industrial uses for silver 268</p> <p>Researching Silver 270</p> <p>Sources of data 270</p> <p>Sources of informed opinion 271</p> <p>Owning Silver 271</p> <p>Physical silver 271</p> <p>Paper silver 272</p> <p>Focusing on Silver’s Compelling Future 273</p> <p>Looking at the Legends of Silver 274</p> <p>Jerome Smith 274</p> <p>Ted Butler 274</p> <p>David Morgan 275</p> <p><b>Book 5: Day Trading 277</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Waking Up to Day Trading</b><b> 279</b></p> <p>It’s All in a Day’s Work 280</p> <p>Speculating, not hedging 281</p> <p>Understanding zero-sum markets 281</p> <p>Keeping the discipline: Closing out each night 282</p> <p>Committing to Trading as a Business 283</p> <p>Trading part-time: An okay idea if done right 283</p> <p>Trading as a hobby: A bad idea 284</p> <p>Working with a Small Number of Assets 285</p> <p>Managing your positions 286</p> <p>Focusing your attention 286</p> <p>A Few Personality Traits of Successful Day Traders 287</p> <p>Independence 287</p> <p>Quick-wittedness 288</p> <p>Decisiveness 289</p> <p>What Day Trading is Not 289</p> <p>It’s not investing 290</p> <p>But it’s not gambling 290</p> <p>It’s hardly guaranteed 291</p> <p>But it’s not exactly dangerous 292</p> <p>It’s not easy 292</p> <p>But then again, neither are a lot of other worthwhile activities 293</p> <p>Putting day trading success in perspective 293</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Making a Day Trade of It</b><b> 295</b></p> <p>Planning Your Trading Business 296</p> <p>Setting your goals 296</p> <p>Picking the markets 297</p> <p>Fixing hours, vacation, and sick leave 298</p> <p>Getting yourself set up 298</p> <p>Investing in your business 299</p> <p>Evaluating and revising your plan 299</p> <p>Planning Your Trades 302</p> <p>What do you want to trade? 303</p> <p>How do you want to trade it? 303</p> <p>Figuring out when to buy and when to sell 304</p> <p>Setting profit goals 305</p> <p>Setting limits on your trades 306</p> <p>What if the trade goes wrong? 310</p> <p>Closing Out Your Position 310</p> <p>Swing trading: Holding for days 311</p> <p>Position trading: Holding for weeks 311</p> <p>Investing: Holding for months or years 311</p> <p>Maxims and Clichés That Guide and Mislead Traders 312</p> <p>Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered 312</p> <p>In a bear market, the money returns to its rightful owners 313</p> <p>The trend is your friend 313</p> <p>Buy the rumour, sell the news 314</p> <p>Cut your losses and ride your winners 314</p> <p>You’re only as good as your last trade 315</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Signing Up for Asset Classes</b><b> 317</b></p> <p>What Makes a Good Day Trading Asset? 317</p> <p>Liquidity 318</p> <p>Volatility, standard deviation, and variance 319</p> <p>Capital requirements 320</p> <p>Marginability 320</p> <p>Securities and How They Trade 321</p> <p>Stocks 322</p> <p>Bonds 328</p> <p>Exchange traded funds (ETFs) 331</p> <p>Cash and Currency 332</p> <p>How currency trades 332</p> <p>Where currency trades 333</p> <p>How the Canadian dollar is traded 333</p> <p>Commodities and How They Trade 333</p> <p>Derivatives and How They Trade 334</p> <p>Types of derivatives 334</p> <p>Buying and selling derivatives 336</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Investing, Trading, and Gambling </b><b>339</b></p> <p>Understanding Risk and Return 340</p> <p>What is risk, anyway? 340</p> <p>Getting rewarded for the risk you take 343</p> <p>The magic of market efficiency 344</p> <p>Defining Investing 346</p> <p>Talking about Trading 346</p> <p>Getting a Grip on Gambling 347</p> <p>Managing the Risks of Day Trading 348</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Understanding Regulations</b><b> 349</b></p> <p>How Regulations Created Day Trading 350</p> <p>Who Regulates What? 351</p> <p>Brokerage Basics for Firm and Customer 354</p> <p>Are you suitable for day trading? 354</p> <p>Staying out of the money laundromat 355</p> <p>Rules for day traders 356</p> <p>Tax reporting 357</p> <p>Hot Tips and Insider Trading 357</p> <p>Taking on Partners 358</p> <p><b>Book 6: Cryptocurrency Investing 359</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: What is a Cryptocurrency?</b><b> 361</b></p> <p>Beginning with the Basics of Cryptocurrencies 362</p> <p>The definition of money 362</p> <p>Some cryptocurrency history 363</p> <p>Key crypto benefits 363</p> <p>Common crypto and blockchain myths 364</p> <p>Risks 365</p> <p>Gearing Up to Make Transactions 366</p> <p>Wallets 366</p> <p>Exchanges 366</p> <p>Communities 367</p> <p>Making a Plan Before You Jump In 368</p> <p>Select your cryptos 368</p> <p>Analyze, invest, and profit 369</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Why Invest in Cryptocurrencies?</b><b> 371</b></p> <p>Diversifying from Traditional Investments 372</p> <p>Stocks 372</p> <p>Bonds 374</p> <p>Forex 375</p> <p>Precious metals 377</p> <p>Gaining Capital Appreciation 378</p> <p>Historical returns 379</p> <p>Huge growth potential 380</p> <p>Increasing Income Potential 381</p> <p>A bit about traditional dividends 382</p> <p>The basics on crypto dividends 382</p> <p>Fueling Ideological Empowerment 383</p> <p>The economy of the future 383</p> <p>Freedom from government control of currency 384</p> <p>Help for the unbanked and underbanked 385</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Recognizing the Risks of Cryptocurrencies</b><b> 387</b></p> <p>Reviewing Cryptocurrency Returns 388</p> <p>Capital gains (or losses) 388</p> <p>Income 388</p> <p>Risk: Flipping the Other Side of the Coin 389</p> <p>Glimpsing Cryptocurrencies’ Reward versus Risk 390</p> <p>Digging into Different Kinds of Risk 391</p> <p>Crypto hype risk 391</p> <p>Security risk 392</p> <p>Volatility risk 394</p> <p>Liquidity risk 394</p> <p>Vanishing risk 395</p> <p>Regulation risk 396</p> <p>Tax risk 397</p> <p>Exploring Risk Management Methods 397</p> <p>Build your emergency fund first 399</p> <p>Be patient 399</p> <p>Diversify outside and inside your cryptocurrency portfolio 401</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: How Cryptocurrencies Work </b><b>403</b></p> <p>Explaining Basic Terms in the Cryptocurrency Process 403</p> <p>Cryptography 405</p> <p>Nodes 406</p> <p>Mining 406</p> <p>Proof-of-work 407</p> <p>Proof-of-stake 407</p> <p>Proof-of-importance 408</p> <p>Transactions: Putting it all together 408</p> <p>Cruising through Other Important Crypto Concepts 409</p> <p>Adaptive scaling 409</p> <p>Decentralization 409</p> <p>Harvesting 409</p> <p>Open source 410</p> <p>Public ledger 410</p> <p>Smart contracts 410</p> <p>Stick a Fork in It: Digging into Cryptocurrency Forks 411</p> <p>What is a fork, and why do forks happen? 411</p> <p>Hard forks and soft forks 412</p> <p>Free money on forks 413</p> <p><b>Book 7: Investing in Real Estate 415</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Thinking about Real Estate</b><b> 417</b></p> <p>Investigating Real Estate Investing 418</p> <p>Discovering the opportunities 418</p> <p>Considering alternatives 421</p> <p>Figuring Out Whether You’re Right for Real Estate Investing 423</p> <p>Determining how much you can invest 424</p> <p>Assessing your risk tolerance 424</p> <p>Getting into Real Estate Investing 426</p> <p>Knowing your needs 426</p> <p>Keeping your goals in mind 427</p> <p>Understanding your limitations 427</p> <p>Looking for locations 428</p> <p>Fitting Real Estate into a Financial Plan 430</p> <p>Considering when to sell 430</p> <p>Planning for retirement 431</p> <p>Wills and (real) estate planning 431</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Exploring Real Estate Investments</b><b> 433</b></p> <p>Homing In on Residential Properties 434</p> <p>Investing begins at home 434</p> <p>Renting a suite, paying a mortgage 435</p> <p>Renovating for fun and profit 438</p> <p>Owning second homes and cottages 439</p> <p>Securing Commercial and Industrial Properties 440</p> <p>Assessing classes 441</p> <p>Assessing liquidity 443</p> <p>Weighing Condos as an Investment 445</p> <p>Investing in residential condos 446</p> <p>Investing in commercial condos 447</p> <p>Investing in hotel condos 447</p> <p>Dreaming of Recreational Properties 448</p> <p>Cottages and cabins 449</p> <p>Fractional ownership 449</p> <p>Resorts by the suite 450</p> <p>Developing a Taste for Raw Land 450</p> <p>Staking your claim 451</p> <p>Goin’ country or swingin’ in the city 451</p> <p>Banking on land 452</p> <p>Deciding to build 452</p> <p>Howdy, Partners: Buying into Syndicates 453</p> <p>Gaining strength in numbers 455</p> <p>Turning to the crowd 455</p> <p>Knowing the risks 455</p> <p>Researching Real Estate Investment Trusts 456</p> <p>Trusted alternatives 456</p> <p>Reading financial statements 457</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Establishing Your Investment Strategy</b><b> 459</b></p> <p>Studying Market Cycles 459</p> <p>The real estate cycle 460</p> <p>Factors affecting market conditions 462</p> <p>Knowing the Market, Knowing Yourself 465</p> <p>Taking stock of your skills 466</p> <p>Gauging the market’s future — and yours 468</p> <p>Selecting an Investment Type 469</p> <p>Investing with intent 470</p> <p>Lapping up liquidity 470</p> <p>Staying strong in soft times 471</p> <p>Doing your research 471</p> <p>Selecting Advisers 472</p> <p>Before you begin: The criteria 473</p> <p>The real estate agent 475</p> <p>The lawyer 476</p> <p>The appraiser 477</p> <p>The accountant 477</p> <p>The financial planner 478</p> <p>Other professional advice 479</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Pulling Together the Cash: Assessing Your Resources</b><b> 481</b></p> <p>Assessing Your Financial Situation 482</p> <p>Identifying Resources 483</p> <p>Liquid: Savings 484</p> <p>Illiquid: Long-term investments 485</p> <p>Vaporous: Friends and acquaintances 487</p> <p>Banking on family 488</p> <p>Working with Professional Financial Partners 492</p> <p>Squaring accounts 493</p> <p>Recognizing danger 494</p> <p>Optimizing Saving Strategies and Leverage 494</p> <p>Assembling a war chest 495</p> <p>Weighing the opportunities and risks of leveraging 497</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Scouting Properties: Where to Look and What to Look For</b><b> 499</b></p> <p>Assessing Current Market Cycles 500</p> <p>Research: Doing your homework 500</p> <p>Analysis without paralysis: Tallying the variables 505</p> <p>The decision: Trust your gut 506</p> <p>X Marks the Spot: Identifying a Target Market 506</p> <p>Separating the fads from the fundamentals 507</p> <p>Getting to know markets and neighbourhoods 508</p> <p>Honing your vision 510</p> <p>Consulting the locals 512</p> <p>Selecting a Property 512</p> <p>Home sweet home 513</p> <p>Location, location, location 516</p> <p>Amenities and services 517</p> <p>Looking to the future 518</p> <p>Identifying the Types of Land Ownership 519</p> <p>Holding freely 519</p> <p>Holding with limits 520</p> <p>Knowing That a Property’s Right for You 521</p> <p>Checking Out Even More Resources for Property Information 522</p> <p>Government agencies 522</p> <p>Real estate brokerages and boards 523</p> <p>Financial institutions 524</p> <p>Real estate consultants 525</p> <p>Owners’ associations 525</p> <p>Builders’ associations 526</p> <p>Provincial land registries 527</p> <p>Property assessment offices 527</p> <p>City hall 528</p> <p>Court records 528</p> <p>Index 529</p>
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<p><b>Your Canadian guide to investing</b> <p>With this All-in-One investing guide written specifically for Canadians, you'll have the info and strategies you need to make your next foray into the markets a successful one. With the best of seven investing books distilled into one essential volume, you'll be able to distinguish the hype from real opportunities consistent with your goals. Get the basics on stocks, mutual funds, real estate, cryptocurrencies, and more, and watch your wealth grow. <p><b>7 Books Inside…</b> <ul> <li>Investing For Canadians For Dummies</li> <li>Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies</li> <li>Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies</li> <li>Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies</li> <li>Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies</li> <li>Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies</li> <li>Precious Metals Investing For Dummies</li> </ul>

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