Smart money: Canadian market

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 September, 2012, 12:01am

Sites for investors in the Canadian market

Edited by Hank Cunningham, a specialist in Canadian bonds, the site covers all types of fixed income instruments, such as government and corporate bonds, exchange-traded funds and convertible bonds. Cunningham even answers questions submitted to the site. The site's learning centre helps novice investors understand this market's characteristics.

Canadianinsider provides coverage for all filings of insider trading activity in Canadian stocks. This is especially useful for volatile mining stocks whose prices are driven by announcements of discoveries and exploration. Easy-to-understand charts tracking the level of insider selling and buying give investors a quick snapshot of the level of stock that key company executives are trading. The site includes helpful tables of top filers of insider trades and a customisable watch list for stocks.

Canada is a resource-driven economy so investors need to understand the precious metals market. Kitco offers in-depth coverage of metal products. Online precious metal retailing, live spot prices and expert market commentaries, and up-to-the-minute news allow investors to stay on top of every development. Investors can test their views by using a suite of charting and data tools along with forums. This site is popular among metals traders looking for detailed investment expertise.