Top 20 Websites for Canadian Stock Investors

The Internet is a great educator. Anybody willing to expend some time and effort can bring themselves to speed on practically any topic under the sun. That includes money and investing. For free. Well, usually. So here's a collection of websites that an investor in Canada can browse to expand his investing and financial knowledge base, and get on with building wealth.

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Harvi Sadhra
The Definitive Guide to Stocktwits Alternatives

First things first. Why would you need to join a community, forum, or chat group?

Here's why:

  • To learn the basics, if you are a newbie

  • Get online help with difficulties and concepts

  • Save money by learning from others' mistakes

  • Reap psychological benefits (reminder of how much you don't know/keep your ego in check/how experienced traders deal with losses/etc)

  • Avail instant information on topics or stocks of interest to you

  • Benefit from a 360-degree viewpoint - get all the pros-and-cons instantly

  • Get a feel for market sentiment

  • Generate fresh ideas for trading or investing

  • Make money through copy-paste. Yes, some social trading networks can actually help you make money by hitching your trades to a successful trader

  • Enjoy friendship and camaraderie, because trading and investing can sometimes get lonely

  • Develop your own reputation, and then monetize it

  • Best of all...the above benefits usually come for free!

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Harvi Sadhra
Top 10 Canadian Cannabis Stocks to Watch in 2019

On June 19, 2018, the Canadian Senate passed a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana and the effective legalization date was announced by the Prime Minister as October 17, 2018.

Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug.

From that date, under the Cannabis Act, persons of age 18 or older are allowed to possess up to 30 g of dried cannabis in public. Adults may also make cannabis-infused food and drinks so long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products. Individual Canadian provinces are able to set their own procedures for retail sales, and there is considerable variation from province to province.

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Best Canadian Stocks to Consider in an Upcoming Recession

A study by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) said this was Canada's second brush with near-recession conditions after 2015. But ominously, the bank warns that a third instance of a recession risk looms in 2020 when the US could witness a slowdown after exuberant growth and jobs conditions in this year. The Canadian and US economies are pretty much joined at the hip and if the US slows down, Canada could also feel the pain.

According to Deloitte, Canada's economy stalled in Q4 but did not derail. They think the Canadian economy will likely grow a tepid 1.3% this year and a marginally better 1.5% in 2020.

But when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. And that brings us to the recessionary implications for Canada from the US-China trade showdown.

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Harvi Sadhra
Introducing Hashtag Investing 3.0: A Premium Social Platform for Stock Market Investors

Hashtag Investing is simply a community network of stock investors looking to learn, share, and discuss stocks, stock markets, equities, and other investments online in real-time. When we first started out we started building this community using Slack. Slack is a business communication tool that allows companies to chat and discuss internally. In a sense, it is meant to replace email where it can handle hundreds and even thousands of users in a group chat-like setting. Slack has been a key system for us in growing and starting out and there will be some members that will stick within that platform naturally.

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Harvi Sadhra
Q&A Interview with Rob Koyfman, Founder/CEO of Koyfin

Today’s online space is loaded with thousands of tools for investors to better view, understand, learn, share, and trade in the stock market. There are naturally many services that don’t offer any value at all, but then there are some that rapidly grow into household tools that every investor is talking about, and this is exactly the type that Koyfin falls under. As a website that strives for genuine recommendations and knowledge sharing I was compelled to bring this interview with the Founder and CEO of Koyfin for you to understand exactly why you should be using this tool! Here’s Rob!

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Harvi Sadhra
Best 10 Stocks to Invest in if the Economy Enters a Recession

In January this year, a Bloomberg survey found that analysts saw a median 25 percent chance of a slump in the next 12 months, up from 20 percent in the December survey, and at a six-year high.

The January survey was conducted within a scenario of an ongoing trade war with China, the government shutdown, and rising volatility in the financial markets.

That survey came upon the heels of a December 2018 survey of US CFOs by Duke University that showed 82% expected a recession to begin by the end of 2020.

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Harvi Sadhra
Understand your Risk Set Point and Make Better Decisions

I was watching the movie Free Solo the other day, and it got me thinking about trading. The movie, which recently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, follows the mountain-climber Alex Honnold as he attempts the first free solo ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan 3000 ft rock face. Free solo means, rather unbelievably, climbing alone without the aid of ropes, fixed gear, or any other protective equipment. One slip, one wrong move and you inevitably fall to a grisly death on the valley floor. A death which has claimed many of Alex's friends over the years.

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Agustin Lebron
Hashtag Investing Culture and Member Principles

Recently, Hashtag Investing re-launched a entirely new community platform for stock investors. One of our biggest focuses is ensuring that the community grows properly and has the right culture that allows investors to freely share valuable content from diverse perspectives Below is our first draft of our internal community culture and member principles.

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Trading System and APIs: Everything You Need to Know

Not too long ago, a majority of financial trading took place over the phone. Back then, if you wanted to buy or sell a stock, you had to call your broker and have them make the transaction for you. However, this process is no longer necessary thanks to the development of trading systems through the use of APIs. In this article, I will be discussing everything you need to know about trading systems and the APIs that help build them.

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Nick Rojas
3 Of Our Favorite Dividend Aristocrats Today

Investors looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks should consider the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 57 stocks in the S&P 500 Index that have increased their dividends for at least 25 years. The Dividend Aristocrats make for great long-term stock investments.

In order to become a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have several desirable qualities. Dividend Aristocrats widely have strong brands, leadership positions in their industries, and durable competitive advantages that provide for long-term growth.

The following 3 Dividend Aristocrats could produce excellent returns for dividend growth investors.

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Benefits of Stock Trading Software Tools for Stock Market Investing

Stock market trading has come a long way from its initial beginning in 1817. Before computers, stock exchanges were held at physical exchange locations. Traders gathered at pits to buy and sell securities through open outcry. Throughout the day, traders would mark in their notebooks the trades they accepted and then settle their books with the transaction counterpart. This system stayed pretty much the same until the NYSE in 1971, the world's first electronic stock market.

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Nick Rojas
Introduction: Hashtag Investing Stock Discovery Tool Powered by ShareAlpha

In the last few weeks we at Hashtag Investing partnered with ShareAlpha to bring our members a powerful new stock discovery tool. You can read our press release as well as an incredibly insightful Q&A with co-founder Patrick Kuczynski to learn more about this tool and partnership. 

In this post we wanted to provide a high-level introduction to the tool in terms of what it does, why you should do it, and how to operate the tool. This will be the first of a series of post that goes through each feature, functionality, and benefits they have! 

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