Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs) or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)?

Alternative investments are an interesting way to make your savings work and earn a return that can be higher than traditional investment options. Mortgage Investment Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts, among others, are part of the alternative investment family. These are often confused with each other, as they have some similarities, however, they are…

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What Are Alternative Investments?

Interest in alternative investment has been growing rapidly due to its often steadier and higher returns, in comparison to traditional investments. The industry is expected to grow by 59% by 2023; reaching $14 trillion. This is a substantial growth from $8.8 trillion at the end of 2017.  Although alternative investments have been around for a…

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5 Reasons Some People Choose Alternative Investing

There are many Alternative investments and they include real estate, hedge funds, private equity, commodities and any other investments that don’t fit into the category of stocks, bonds, or cash. They are becoming increasingly popular among investors as an alternative way to get returns, generate income, and provide diversification from traditional investments. Here are some…

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Exactly What is a Self-Directed TFSA? How Do They Work?

A self-directed tax free savings account is an account where the decisions on what you invest in are decided by the investor. While traditional TFSA accounts are widely used in Canada, self-directed TFSA offer unique benefits you may not know of yet. These two investment options are different from each other. Similar to a self-directed…

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Key Advantages of Self-Directed RRSPs

Not only can RRSPs be basic, but they can also be self-directed. This term may seem straightforward, but what does a self-directed RRSP cover? What is a Self-Directed RRSP? This type of RRSP account gives the owner a lot more freedom over which assets are included within the retirement account itself. This type of account…

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Invest in Nest Capital With Fundscraper

Investors can now invest with Nest Capital by using Fundscraper. Nest Capital has partnered with Fundscraper Capital Inc. as the exempt market securities dealer for its investors.  By working with Fundscraper, we are able to maximize our efficiency and provide the best practices to our investors. Fundscraper makes real estate investing easy. Requiring a minimum…

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What Type of Mortgages Does Nest Capital Invest In?

Nest Capital specializes in residential second mortgages across Ontario. We do not invest in commercial nor development mortgages. All mortgages are sourced by our network of registered mortgage brokers and agents, supported by appraisals from accredited appraisers and complete with credit and applicant reports. Once vetted by our credit review department they are further reviewed…

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How to Find a Good Investment Advisor in Toronto

There is no difference between choosing an investment advisor and financial officer for you as well as for your family. To find out someone you can work for years to years, you need to use a disciplined procedure and follow some steps as required.  Finding and selecting the best one or firm take some more…

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DRIP Top Benefits For Investors

By choosing a DRIP, you can potentially receive benefits from the investment. The most important step when choosing DRIPs is to pick a strategy that works for you. What is a Dividend Reinvestment Plan? (DRIP) A DRIP is a program that allows an investor to reinvest their dividends. When considering this and a Mortgage Investment…

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