Hi, im Sandy from Canada and completely new to investing. I've never invested in the stock markets that new, lol. Anyways im looking to invest some money in a few companies listed on the TSX(toronto stock exchange).
Whats the best way to start? Im planning to buy these companies stock and hold for the long term. Do i have to open an online trading account, or i can simply go to my bank and say i want to buy so much stock in these companies?
The reason i dont want to open an online trading account is because im not going to be an active trader. Im mostly interested in buy and hold long term and invest in big name companies or commodities like Silver.
The companies im interested in are
1) Bombardier Inc
2) Suncor Energy
3) Research In Motion(RIM)
4) Manulife Financial Corporation
5) Toronto-Dominion Bank
What do you guys think of these companies, also which big name US companies would you recommend. And is Silver a good buy now or will it continue it's slide?