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How To Buy Bonds

How To Buy Bonds

Over time, bonds should find a place in your portfolio. How much you should have will definitely depend on your investment strategy and appetite for market swings. If you are in the market for bonds, there are a couple of ways to purchase bonds. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of bonds or just a little bit, bonds are relatively easy to purchase.Buying Bonds on the Secondary Market Buying a Bond ETF or Mutual FundRelated: Should your bonds allocation match your age? How To Buy Bonds on the Secondary Market On the secondary market, you need to know what you are looking for as you are going to purchase a very specific bond. The purchases usually starts with a minimum of $5,000 with $1,000 increments. Verify with your discount broker before you make the purchase. Screening Bonds With ...
Recent Trades

Recent Trades – June 2014

As I mentioned a couple of months back, I was transferring 50K from my indexed RRSP account to my dividend portfolio. I started my research by looking into REITs and offered the Best Canadian REITs. One of the important factor in making my purchase is to take into consideration my sector allocations. I was not going to simply buy 50K in the financial sector as that would make my account very overweight and susceptible to any corrections from that sector. Not that I mind a correction, but what you want to do in a correction is add more money to your solid investments. The more you are exposed, the more money you would want to add and that becomes a challenge. Recent Trades With my sector restrictions outlined, let me share my transactions. RRSP Account My first purchase was to buy Brookefield ...
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Benefits of Cross Listed Stocks

Recently, I discussed in my newsletter how I was buying shares of companies on the TSX and having them transferred to the NYSE through the process called ‘journalling’. I am not sure if it’s the technical term but it is a term used with the discount brokers for moving cross listed stocks between exchanges. The end result is that I was holding Canadian companies in US currencies earning US dividends. I had many readers asking me the question on how to do this as it is a way to get around currency conversion as well. Related: Norbert Gambit with DLR and DLR.U Cross Listed Stocks First, you need a company that trades on both exchanges. Most of the Canadian large cap are present on both the TSX and the NYSE. When you think about it, a share of Royal Bank (RY) on the TSX is the ...
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