Category Archives: Specific Types Of Investments

What is the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund? What is a Spider ETF? Find out here!

Intro to Stocks

The basics about stocks. What are they? What do they represent? How does Risk figure into stock ownership.

Forex

Live Forex trading includes negotiating of national bills which is performed on a live basis at 24 hour, around-the-clock period. Forex is derived from the words Foreign Exchange which is known as the global market that does business in money trading.

Bond

Promissory notes issued by a corporation or government to its lenders, usually with a specified amount of interest for a specified length of time. This is seen as a loan from the bond holder to the corporation. The value of Bonds traded are greater than the value of stocks traded.

Leveraged ETFs

ETFs are collections of assets into bundles you can invest in all at once, the most popular ones follow indecies (such as SPY following the S&P 500), which is one way for an investor to build a diverse portfolio without holding dozens of individual positions. However, using financial derivatives and debt, there are also “Leveraged ETFs”, Read More…

Popular Canadian Stocks

Most Popular Canadian Stocks Looking to trade Canadian stocks in your HowTheMarketWorks portfolio, but not sure where to look? You can find a list of the most popular Canadian companies, their symbol, and quotes here! SYMBOLCOMPANY NAMEQuote And ChartTrade It On HTMW RYRoyal Bank of CanadaGet Quote!Buy It On HTMW! TDToronto-Dominion Bank (The)Get Quote!Buy It Read More…

How To Choose Stocks

The most challenging aspect of starting to invest is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every investor has their own techniques and strategies, but we want to give you the tools you need to place your first trades, and get your portfolio off to a running start. Establish Goals Before choosing Read More…

OTC (Over The Counter) Stocks

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Stocks Most investors are familiar with NASDAQ, the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange), and most other large national stock exchanges. However, there are also thousands of companies that want to sell shares to the general public, but are not able to sell on these exchanges. Stock traded on these Read More…

How Interest Rates Affect Bond Prices

Since the bottom fell out of the stock market in 2008, investors have been shifting money from stocks into bond funds. Since 2007, there have been $1.39 trillion invested in Bond Funds versus $193 billion in stock funds. The most logical explanation is an attempt to find income and safety, but are bonds truly safe?