How to Select a Canadian Investment

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If you would like to invest in the Canadian economy, you have various choices that you would need to make. Financial advisers such as those at Raymond James Financial recommend that people look at various things before making a choice as to where they would invest their money. Here are some things that you may want to think about:

-  Define your objectives

Would you like an investment that would produce growth at a rapid pace? Or would you like something that would give you a relatively stable income year after year? What kind of returns would you be looking for? These are some questions that you may want to ask yourself, as they will help define what you would be looking for from an investment vehicle.

-  Consider your tolerance for risk

Different types of investments have different categories of risk. For example, shares issued by junior companies are generally seen as more risky by financial experts, due to the fact that the company hasn't yet established a track record of performance. There are other investment types in which you are protected from loss, for example by purchasing GICs issued by Canadian financial institutions. You should be aware of the fact that with any investment that is not guaranteed, there is the risk of losing value, up to the entire amount invested. You can talk to a financial adviser for ways to diversify your portfolio and limit your exposure to risk, all while remaining close to achieving your financial objectives.

-  Researching the different investments available

For those who are seeking to invest in Canada's economy, there is a large number of opportunities. Canada has a well developed energy sector as well as a thriving mining industry. Therefore, stocks issued by energy and mining companies remain popular with Canadian investors. Doing some research on Canada's various industries, as well as the players in them, will allow you to find opportunities where you can place your money. You would also be able to see some of the advantages and possible drawbacks of investing in a certain sector of Canada's economy. For example, gold production stocks can be affected by the movements of the price of gold on global markets.

-  Get professional advice

If you want help making the right choice, consult with a professional, like an investment adviser at a Raymond James Financial can be a good course of action. Investment professionals can show you  opportunities that you can take part in, as well as help manage your portfolio to ensure that you're on the right track when it comes to reaching your financial objectives.


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Jennifer Nobles has 8 articles online


During my time studying finance and through my career, I have developed an expertise in money market funds, bankers’ acceptances, flow through shares, gold production, and mining stocks. These investment opportunities can be a great part of a diversified wealth management portfolio.

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This article was published on 2013/08/21