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. Company Insights

    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 ...
  2. How much money do I need to start trading?

    The step towards becoming an active trader is a big one, because the world of active trading is quite different from that ...
  3. Taxes

    Creating a Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  4. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  5. 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 ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  7. International / Global

    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 ...
  8. Forex & Currencies

    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. ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  10. Mutual Funds

    Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  11. Financial Analysis

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

    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 ...
  12. Tax Deductions / Credits

    How does the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 affect first-time home buyers?

    The passage of the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 at the end of July 2008 made about $15 ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    One of my stocks missed the deadline to file its quarterly financial statements. What happens next?

    The date and time that a company releases its earnings is very important because investors looking to buy or sell the particular ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between "hard money" and "soft money"?

    Hard money and soft money are terms that are often used to describe coin money and paper money, respectively. However, these ...
  15. Investing Strategy

    How can I find out if a company I like is included in an index?

    There are a few ways to find out what indexes a company is involved in, and investors should take note of them when they ...
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