My course, Investing for Beginners

Are you fed up with low interest rates? Want to learn how the stock market works, where to find reliable investment advice and what is required to trade stocks on your own?

Check out the popular investing course I’ve taught for the past decade at the University of Toronto’s school of continuing studies.

Classroom sessions start Sept. 8, from 7-9 pm, at Sidney Smith Hall (St. George St.) and run weekly to Nov. 3. There are no textbooks to buy or exams to write. The cost is $370 for nine weeks or about $40 per class.

My goal is to help you understand stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, RRSPs and TFSAs. without bias, jargon or bafflegab. I also try to protect you from slick sales pitches, pitfalls and scams.

To sign up for Investing for Beginners, call 416-978-2400 or write to

MoneyShow Toronto: I’m speaking Saturday, Sept. 17, 2.45-3.30 p.m., at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where you can hear 50 investment speakers during a two-day period.

My topic: Investing for dividends or growth. Which strategy is better? Thanks to Canadian MoneySaver magazine for sponsoring my free talk.

Author: Ellen Roseman

Consumer advocate and personal finance author and instructor.

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