Category Archives: Stocks

Learn about Stocks!

Intro to Stocks

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

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…


A tool that investors and traders can use to filter ETFs based on user-defined metrics. ETF screeners are offered on many websites and trading platforms, and they allow users to select trading instruments that fit a certain profile set of criteria.

ETFs vs Stocks

What are the differences between investing in Exchange Traded Funds verses stocks? This article will discuss the pros and cons …

Types of Stocks

Common and preferred are the two main forms of stock; however, it’s also possible for companies to customize different classes of stock in any way they want.

What Are Stocks?

Stocks are shares in ownership of a company. Stocks represents a claim on the company’s assets and earnings. As you increase your holdings of a stock, your ownership stake in the company increases. Whether you say shares, equity, or stock, it all means the same thing.