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TMX Learning Centre – A trading simulation/virtual environment to learn investing

TMX Learning Centre – A trading simulation/virtual environment to learn investing

I wanted to help people interested in learning to invest. I searched online for a good trading program for people located in Canada, and came across TMX Learning Centre – http://www.tmx-edu.com/en/ . This week I am going to try out this program, and provide feedback on the blog. This program allows you to trade equities and derivatives. I recommend starting with equities for a beginning investor since equities are easier to understand. Step 1: Create user account by using the…

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I have $5 000 and I would like to invest it. In what do I invest in and where?

I have $5 000 and I would like to invest it. In what do I invest in and where?

In investing starting small makes sense, especially when you are trying to learn to invest on your own. In order to start investing you need to understand what bonds and stocks are. You can refer to this post to get an overview: http://tinyurl.com/j768zcv  Couple of questions to start with: What am I going to invest in? I am going to invest in stocks. Why? I am relatively young, the $ 5 000 I have allocated is to learn investing, and…

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What are stocks and bonds? Equity vs. Debt?

What are stocks and bonds? Equity vs. Debt?

Companies use two sources to obtain funding for various uses such as initial investment, expansion, and supplementing operating income. The two sources available to a company are borrowing money (bonds) or selling equity (stocks). Let’s break this down even further by asking what is equity?  If I were to start a gardening shop that sells only Tulip bulbs I would need a few things to start with. First, I would need money to pay rent for the place I am…

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How to determine the state of an Economy?

How to determine the state of an Economy?

Economy – is defined by Webster as “the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought in a country or region”. In investing it is important to understand the state of the economy of the country you are investing in. Why? The current state of the economy of the country you are investing in will determine what financial products you will invest in as well as in what industries you will invest in.It is also…

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