Ayton MacEachern

Ayton MacEachern

Ayton MacEachern is an Equity Trader, previously working as the Senior Financial Editor at Investopedia.com. After receiving his bachelor's degree in financial services from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, MacEachern began his career at an international securities trading firm. MacEachern has worked in a variety of roles in the financial industry, including workers' compensation insurance underwriting, financial planning, and equity, currency and options trading.

MacEachern is also Co-Founder of theskipper.ca, a source for online outdoor education.

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  1. Investing

    What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?

    Shareholders are stakeholders in a corporation, but stakeholders are not always shareholders. A shareholder owns part of a company through stock ownership, while a stakeholder is interested in the performance ...
  2. Savings

    Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  3. Retirement

    What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?

    Risk tolerance and risk capacity are two concepts that need to be understood clearly before making investment decisions for yourself or for a client. Together, the two help to determine the amount of risk ...
  4. Options & Futures

    Is it possible to trade forex options?

    Yes. Options are available for trading in almost every type of investment that trades in a market. Most investors are familiar with stock or equity options, however options are available to the retail ...
  5. Taxes

    How can I use layaway plans for budgeting?

    Layaway plans are a way to buy larger items without having to come up with the entire cost at once, and without paying the exorbanant interest fees associated with most credit cards. Many stores will even ...
  6. Forex

    How do I use an arbitrage strategy in forex trading?

    Forex arbitrage is a risk-free trading strategy that allows retail forex traders to make a profit with no open currency exposure. The strategy involves acting fast on opportunities presented by pricing ...
  7. Forex

    How are international exchange rates set?

    International currency exchange rates display how much one unit of a currency can be exchanged for another currency. Currency exchange rates can be floating, in which case they change continually based ...
  8. Options & Futures

    What should I look for when choosing a forex trading platform?

    A trading platform is a piece of software that acts as a conduit for information between a trader and a broker. A trading platform provides information such as quotes and charts, and includes an interface ...
  9. Retirement

    Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  10. Options & Futures

    How much money do I need to start trading?

    The step toward becoming an active trader is a big one, because the world of active trading is quite different from that of casual investing. It is important to understand the implications of making the ...
  11. Investing

    What does it mean when "N/A" appears for a company's P/E ...

    A "N/A" reported in a stock's price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), can mean one of two things. The first, and simplest, would be that there is no data at time of reporting to calculate this ratio. This will ...
  12. Forex Education

    Take Advantage Of Moves In The Dollar - Get Started With ...

    With the threat of currency devaluation due to government borrowing, the volatility in the value of currencies will continue. How can you take advantage of this?
  13. Investing

    One of my stocks missed the deadline to file its quarterly ...

    The date and time that a company releases its earnings is very important because investors looking to buy or sell the particular security are counting on the information to help make a decision. When the ...
  14. Investing

    How does the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention ...

    The passage of the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 at the end of July 2008 made about $15 billion of tax incentives available to Americans impacted by the mortgage crisis. ...
  15. Personal Finance

    Creating A Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
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