Investing Ideas




Empower your decision-making with timely articles, videos and opinions from independent sources1.

Researching a new stock? Exploring an investment strategy? Or looking for another way to keep track of market trends? Having access to relevant information, from independent sources, makes all the difference. Log on and visit the "Investing Ideas" tab under "Quotes and Research" – your one-stop shop for investing information.

  • Get news and analysis that relates to the specific investment(s) or topic(s) you're researching1
  • Gain access to the latest U.S. and world-wide market coverage, global business news and investment insight from and the Financial Times1
  • Make more informed investment decisions

To access market news, analysis and other information that relates to a specific investment or topic you're researching, log onto Once you are logged on, go to "Quotes and Research", and click on the "Investing Ideas" tab within the Markets, Equities or Options tabs. You can also get quick, easy access to tools such as Equities, ETFs and Mutual Fund Screeners which can be found under "Planning and Tools" within the "Investing Ideas" tab.

  • Videos, articles and analysis from for the U.S. markets and the Financial Times for world markets1 will help you to make more informed investing decisions
  • Research a new stock, explore an investment strategy or keep track of market trends1
  • Get contextual, relevant research related to the specific investment(s) you're considering1
  • Access from the Markets, Equities or Options tabs within "Quotes and Research"
  • Advanced Search functionality helps you to find exactly what you're looking for

Scotia iTRADE has partnered with The Financial Times and TheStreet, which are sources of actionable investing ideas, news and analysis, timely financial commentary and analytical tools for World markets (U.S. only markets for TheStreet). Articles, opinions and news, as well as resources from some of our other research providers can be found in the Investing Ideas tab under 'Quotes and Research' when you log on to your Scotia iTRADE account.

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The Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT), one of the world's leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority and integrity. Providing essential news, commentary, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 652,000. The FT education products now serve 37 of the world's top 50 business schools. Scotia iTRADE has partnered with The FT to provide you with access to timely articles and videos.

Gillian Tett is markets and finance commentator and an assistant editor of the Financial Times. In her previous roles, she was U.S. managing editor and oversaw global coverage of the financial markets. In March 2009 she was Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. In June 2009 her book Fool's Gold won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear's Book Awards. She joined the FT in 1993 and worked in the former Soviet Union and Europe in the economics team. In 1997 she was posted to Tokyo where she became the bureau chief, before returning in 2003 to become deputy head of the Lex column.

John Authers is the Financial Times' Senior Investment Columnist, responsible for the weekly Long View and other columns on markets and investment. In a 22-year career at the FT, his previous posts have included global head of the Lex column, investment editor, U.S. markets editor, Mexico City bureau chief and US banking correspondent. His latest book is The Fearful Rise of Markets. John has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from Columbia University.

TheStreet is a leading provider of financial news, commentary, analysis, ratings, and business and investment content. Their mission is to provide the actionable ideas from the world of investing, finance and business in order to break down information barriers, level the playing field and help all individuals grow their wealth. TheStreet offers all of the tools and insight needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money.

Jim Cramer is one of America's most recognized and respected investment pros and media personalities. He runs Action Alerts PLUS. In 1996, Jim founded TheStreet, one of the "most visited" financial media websites for individual to institutional investors. Jim also writes daily market commentary for TheStreet's Real Money premium service, and participates in video segments on TheStreet TV. He also serves as host of CNBC's Mad Money television program. Jim graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. From there Jim joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked in sales and trading. In 1987, he left Goldman to start his own hedge fund. While still managing his fund, Jim helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones. He is the author of Confessions of a Street AddictYou Got Screwed, Jim Cramer's Real MoneyJim Cramer's Mad MoneyJim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life, Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even and, his newest book Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully. Jim has written for Time magazine and New York magazine and has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, NBC's Nightly News with Brian WilliamsMeet the Press, TodayThe Tonight ShowLate Night and MSNBC's Morning Joe.