Navigating Market Volatility: You are not alone.

Is market volatility making you feel uncertain about your investments and goals? We get it, and you're not alone. To help you navigate these challenging conditions, we've compiled a collection of resources to help with your investing confidence.  Material has been sorted according to where you might be in your investing journey to help you invest in yourself, not by yourself.

Getting Started

Whether you're a new investor or looking to build your investing confidence and knowledge of the markets, we have the tools and resources you may need to help get off the sidelines. 

  • A bear market can be an opportunity to buy quality investments at a discount, which can help you build long-term wealth.

  • Here are some of the key things you need to know about buying and selling stocks as a beginner. Stock market investing isn't necessarily as complicated as it may seem.

  • This article will help you understand how to invest your money on your own, learn about the different investment accounts, and types of investments.

  • In this webinar, Gord Stein, author of Cashflow Cookbook, shares five suggestions that Canadians can consider to potentially lower their monthly expenses—without adding effort or complexity to their daily lives.

  • This video goes over the different types of inflation and the varying factors that influence them before diving into how markets have historically reacted to them.

  • In this webinar, host Denice Lin, Client Education Instructor at TD Direct Investing, speaks with millennial investor and finance influencer Nick Peitsch about his "survival checklist" for investors

  • In this webinar, Chantel Chapman from the Trauma of Money explains how investors might develop so-called "money trauma".

  • Learning to navigate volatility can make you a better investor. If you need some ideas, consider reading this.

  • We hear investors talk about it often. This measure of volatility can tell you a lot about how traders are feeling about the market.

  • A new investor's guide to recessionary times

  • When markets move, we may look for fast relief. But here are four times when our investing brains may not be working in our favour

  • Unnerved by this year’s stock market correction? History shows that one of the best bear market strategies for long-term investors may be to ride it out.

  • Economists have floated the idea we could enter a period of stagflation. What does that mean, and should we really be worried?

  • In this video we'll see if the strategy would have been successful recently by reviewing the historical performance of different investment classes and sectors during market downturns.

  • Inflation is a general rise in prices in an economy over time. So, is inflation good or bad for investors?

  • This article provides a basic understanding of recession, how it's defined and the potential factors to consider while investing.

  • This article will explain the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), a real-time market index representing the market's expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days.

  • It's important to know how to identify signs that indicate a recession so that you can take measures to prepare for it.

Staying Invested

Understanding market volatility can help ensure you don't lose sight of your goals. Learn more about market cycles and the potential benefits of staying invested to help you stay on track.

  • Did you know that you can enter the market even if you don't have a lot of money to invest? Dollar cost averaging is an investing technique that can help you do just that.

  • A bear market can be an opportunity to buy quality investments at a discount, which can help you build long-term wealth.

  • Read on to see how you can find the most popular Canadian stocks to invest in right now.

  • In this video, we explore three questions to consider when developing your own unique exit strategy for your portfolio.

  • Learn how an investor might keep their emotions from disrupting their investments.

  • In this video we'll see if the strategy would have been successful recently by reviewing the historical performance of different investment classes and sectors during market downturns.

  • In this video, we explore the different steps to take when weathering a market correction.

  • Inflation is a general rise in prices in an economy over time. So, is inflation good or bad for investors?

  • Learning to navigate volatility can make you a better investor. If you need some ideas, consider reading this.

  • We hear investors talk about it often. This measure of volatility can tell you a lot about how traders are feeling about the market.

  • Economists have floated the idea we could enter a period of stagflation. What does that mean, and should we really be worried?

  • A new investor's guide to recessionary times

  • When markets move, we may look for fast relief. But here are four times when our investing brains may not be working in our favour

  • Unnerved by this year’s stock market correction? History shows that one of the best bear market strategies for long-term investors may be to ride it out.

  • This article will explain the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), a real-time market index representing the market's expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days.

  • How Falling Markets Create Rising Opportunity

    For many investors, recessions and falling markets are met with fear and apprehension, but history suggests that market downturns can create opportunity. In this lesson, we dive into decades of market data and take a closer look at these trends.

Opportunities in a Down Market

Calling all active traders – access articles and resources to help you identify and take advantage of opportunities in a down market.

  • A bear market can be an opportunity to buy quality investments at a discount, which can help you build long-term wealth.

  • Read on to see how you can find the most popular Canadian stocks to invest in right now.

  • In this webinar, Peter Hodson from 5i Research shares some habits that may help investors manage their portfolios – and their emotions – during market volatility.

  • In this webinar, Mark Seed of the blog My Own Advisor explains which asset classes may help do so and how he's personally managing and adjusting his portfolio to stay on track with his investment plan.

  • In this webinar, Nugwa Haruna, Senior Client Education Instructor at TD Direct Investing explains some best practices and mindsets for investing through volatile market conditions.

  • In this webinar, Gord Stein, author of Cashflow Cookbook, shares five suggestions that Canadians can consider to potentially lower their monthly expenses—without adding effort or complexity to their daily lives.

  • Learn what it means to buy the dip, as well as the pros and cons of this investing strategy 

  • This article will explain the CBOE Volatility Index VIX, a real-time market index representing the market's expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days.

  • How Falling Markets Create Rising Opportunity

    For many investors, recessions and falling markets are met with fear and apprehension, but history suggests that market downturns can create opportunity. In this lesson, we dive into decades of market data and take a closer look at these trends.

Protecting Your Retirement

You've worked hard to build your wealth and save for retirement. Read on for more tools strategies to help you protect what matters in unfavourable market conditions.


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