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. Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education
    Savings

    Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  2. What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?
    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 ...
  3. Is it possible to trade forex options?
    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 ...
  4. How can I use layaway plans for budgeting?
    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 ...
  5. How do I use an arbitrage strategy in forex trading?
    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 ...
  6. How are international exchange rates set?
    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 ...
  7. What should I look for when choosing a forex trading platform?
    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 ...
  8. Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP
    Retirement

    Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  9. How much money do I need to start trading?
    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 ...
  10. What does it mean when
    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 ...
  11. Take Advantage Of Moves In The Dollar - Get Started With ...
    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?
  12. What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?
    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 ...
  13. What is the difference between
    Investing

    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 terms are also used to refer to political contributions in the United States, ...
  14. How do I calculate forex pivot points?
    Forex

    How do I calculate forex pivot points?

    Pivot points were originally developed by floor traders in the equity and commodity exchanges. They are calculated based on the high, low and closing prices of previous trading sessions, and are used by ...
  15. One of my stocks missed the deadline to file its quarterly ...
    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 ...
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