Odds are when you think of Canada your mind goes to extreme politeness, hockey, snow, and maple syrup.

However, Canada is actually bursting with potential

And when it comes to Canada… buying foreign stocks does not have to be a foreign experience.

A good way to protect your investment capital is to make sure your portfolio is, you guessed it, diversified.

This goes beyond the usual mix of owning stocks, bonds, and real estate…

With the U.S. mired in political turmoil, investing outside of the borders can add a new wrinkle to your portfolio.

Just as you would not pour all of your money into one stock…why put your whole portfolio into one country?

While there are many different stock exchanges outside of the U.S., being that I live in Canada and trade here every day… I want to share my knowledge about the potential here.

Canada is known for its burgeoning marijuana industry… with huge long term potential…  unlike the U.S., the marijuana industry is federally legal in Canada…

So how can you take advantage of this potential diversification?

Adding to Your Arsenal with Canadian Stocks

Canada is known for its cannabis production and medical marijuana innovation. Quite simply, these companies provide the next frontier for healthcare and recreational fun.

And while many of these companies are not available to trade in the U.S. The goal here is to get in on this green goldmine before they explode…

But does Canada provide a safe investment environment?

Believe it or not, Canada is one of the wealthiest nations in the world.

While you may see Canada as a sweet and unassuming neighbor… it is becoming a financial giant with major gross domestic product of over 1.8 trillion USD… giving it the 10th largest economy in the world.

And while the Canadian economy is closely tied to the U.S., it has its own unique potential for diversification

Canada has a broad range of natural resources, with the fourth-highest total estimated value of natural resources, and being one of only a few developed nations that is a net exporter of energy… it has been labeled an “energy superpower.”

And with the 9th largest stock exchange on the globe, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), Canada provides us with many companies for investment that we simply don’t have access to in the U.S.

How to Invest in and Trade Canadian Stocks?

By now you should be interested in the potential… but you are no doubt wondering how to trade and invest up north…

Well, it can be as simple as the NYSE…

There are plenty of Canadian stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Examples being the top banks in Canada, like Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada, both listed on the NYSE as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange…

And as far as investing in Canada as a whole, the big Canadian banks are a great way to go…

But what about companies not listed on the NYSE?

A little more complicated, but not that difficult…

You simply need to make sure your broker has access to the exchange… and as with any broker, research all related fees…

Canada can offer you many opportunities that you simply cannot get by just investing in U.S. stocks. With their natural resources and marijuana industry bursting from the seams, there are many options to enhance your portfolio.

Parkland Fuels (TSX:PKI) –

Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products. The company’s growth is primarily driven through acquisitions. The company is a Canadian Dividend powerhouse, having raised dividends for 6 straight years.

With analysts expecting 20% growth over the next year and a growing, stable dividend this is one of the premier Canadian stocks to watch.

Pinnacle Renewables (PL) –

Positioned with a unique spot in the renewable energy sector, the company provides wood pellets, which are used by thermal power generators to produce renewable power.

Pinnacle Renewables operates in an industry that is in the very early stages of its life cycle. There are some significant risks of course… being that the product is in its infancy stages, and as such technological advancements could make it obsolete.

However, the demand for the company’s pellets is expected to double in the next couple of years, and the company has added over $2 billion in contracts…

It also provides a very lucrative dividend of over 6% with a payout ratio in the high 80’s, lending to its great investment potential

And what about that huge potential in the marijuana industry?

Well, a lot of the biggest cannabis companies in Canada also trade in the U.S., such as Canopy Growth (CGC) and Aurora Cannabis (ACB).

These two companies offer the best of both worlds… cannabis exposure… but also the size and backing of a large corporation…

Both actually have ties to large mainstream companies… CGC benefits from a nearly $4 billion investment from Constellation Brands… and ACB inked a relationship with the UFC, to further enhance research into the benefits of CBD in sports and health…

While the big guys trade on both exchanges, here’s a look at a smaller company in the cannabis industry with some great prospects… traded on the Canadian OTC market…

Emerald Health Therapeutics (EMHTF) –

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. is a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis products… known for medical uses.. Emerald recently introduced eight strains of dried cannabis flower for the Canadian recreational market through its 50%-owned Pure Sunfarms operation and branded products…

As you can see, there are many options to trade and invest in Canada…  and I actually trade stocks on the U.S. exchanges as well as the Toronto exchange…

So if you want to learn how to spot more opportunities than provided in the U.S. alone, I can show you how I profit from stocks in both countries…

And most of the Canadian companies I trade are also listed on the U.S. stock exchanges, so you can actually trade alongside me without the headache of finding access to the Toronto exchange or dealing with currency exchange rates…

By trading companies in both countries, I have more options for finding possible trades and have been able to consistently add to my profits… year after year…

I offer this added potential to my members and as I mentioned, trading Candian stocks can be easily done on the NYSE without having to learn new rules or systems…

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