In her weekly blogs, Sheila shares what she has learned about the markets and investing, with the goal of helping you understand them.

Blog #9: The Vehicles - Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA) and Locked-In Fund (LIF)

Apr 20, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
Do you have a pension through work? You are fortunate if you do because they are an excellent way of maintaining your lifestyle when you are no longer working. It has been my experience that many people who have pensions don’t understand them. A pension...
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Blog #8: The Vehicles - Registered Income Fund (RIF)

Apr 13, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
I receive a lot of questions from investors who want clarity on the nature of Registered Income Funds (RIFs) and really, RIFs are very simple and flexible vehicles. At age 71, everyone who has an RRSP has to convert the RRSP to a RIF. In reality, all...
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Blog #7: The Vehicles - Registered vs. Non-Registered Accounts & the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Apr 06, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
More language to understand this week. Once you’ve determined whom you are working with and decided what you’d like to buy, the next question is where to invest the money. For the majority of investors there are two main types of accounts: Registered...
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Blog #6: Who To Invest Your Money With

Mar 30, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
Just as there are a lot of mutual fund and exchange traded fund (ETF) options, there are many places you can take your money to be invested. I would break it down into three separate offerings: “full service”, which is developing a relationship with an...
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Blog #5: Mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds

Mar 23, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
I mentioned last week that there are good investment options other than buying individual stocks and bonds. In fact, depending on the size of your portfolio, buying stocks and bonds individually could get very expensive because of transaction costs. With...
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Blog #4: The Basics - Stocks and Bonds

Mar 16, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
Let's review basic terminology so that we are all on the same page. In a previous post, we briefly discussed stocks and mentioned that they represent ownership in a company. You make money when the stock goes up. But some companies offer another way to...
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Blog #3: Why Should I Invest in the Stock Market?

Mar 10, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
I get it. You work hard for your money! You might be thinking why would risk it in something I know nothing about, that really doesn’t interest me, that could result in me losing money? Because I can lose right? Right. Well, I’m hoping that these blogs...
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International Women's Day Special Blog

Mar 08, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead

Why do women invest less than men? Are there fundamental differences in men and women's investment habits? Do men and women view money differently? In honour of International Women's Day, we examine these issues in more detail.

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Blog #2: What Exactly is the Market and Investing?

Mar 03, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead
When most people casually talk about the “market,” they are typically referring to the stock market which is like an exchange where investors (people with money) can go to buy and sell stocks. A stock is like owning a little piece of a company. If you...
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Blog #1: Welcome to my Blog

Feb 24, 2021 |Sheila Whitehead

Sheila gives an introduction to her career as a Portfolio Manager with RBC Dominion Securities. The weekly blogs will share what she has learned about the market & investing, with the goal of empowering you to contribute to the discussion.

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