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Growth Investing VS Income Investing

Growth Investing VS Income Investing


Growth Investing is based on the goal of capital appreciation: Growing Funds over a period of time to build wealth. This includes stocks, certain bonds, mutual funds, incentive stock options, commodities, real estate, precious metals and currency.

Stock: A stock is a type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings.

Bonds: A bond is a debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (typically corporate or governmental) which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate.

Mutual Funds: A mutual fund is an investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets

Incentive Stock Options: An option is a contract that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date.

Currency: There are a couple ways to invest in currency: A standard trading account allows an investor to trade currencies from around the world. A Certificate of deposit earns interest at local rates in specific countries. Foreign Bond funds or Foreign Government Bonds and investing in Multinational corporations.

Real Estate: Investing in real estate can look like Rental Properties, Real Estate Investment Groups (which are essentially Mutual Funds for rental properties), or Real Estate Trading/Flipping properties.

Precious Metals: Investing in Gold, Silver, Platinum.

Commodities: Investing in a raw material, like oil, natural gas or precious metals.  


Income investing is based on the goal of creating sustainable income streams.

Dividend Paying Equities: Equities that pay their shareholders a portion of the profit. These can be cash, stocks, or other property.

Annuities: A product sold by financial institutions that accepts and grows an individual’s funds, and pays them out at a later time. An example of this is investing funds for retirement, and have them paid monthly, like an income.

Government Bonds: A debt security issued by a government to aide government spending. These can be federal, municipal or provincial.

Treasury Bills: Short term debt obligation backed by the federal government.

Certificate of Deposit: A savings certificate entitling the holder to receive interest.

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