Jim Bates

Jim Bates

Jim is an associate editor at TSI Network. He is the lead reporter and analyst for The Successful Investor and Wall Street Stock Forecaster and a member of the Investment Planning Committee. Jim has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1992. Jim worked at the Financial Post DataGroup from 1988 to 2000 before joining TSI Network. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University to Toronto.

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Blue Chip Stocks: Telus ready for new growth

Blue Chip Stocks: Telus ready for new growth

Telus Corp. will increase its dividend by as much as 10% this year and next after upgrading its networks and expanding its presence in Western Canada.
TELUS CORP. (Toronto symbol T; www.telus.com) has 8.4 million subscribers and is Canada’s second-largest wireless carrier, after Rogers Communications. In… Read More

Automaker’s shift set to reward Linamar

Automaker’s shift set to reward Linamar

The car-parts maker has increased its dividend on stronger earnings and a brighter outlook based on an auto industry trend.
LINAMAR CORP. (Toronto symbol LNR; www.linamar.com) makes a variety of automotive parts, including cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, camshafts, crankshafts and connecting rods. This business provides about… Read More

Blue Chip Stocks: Metro shores up sales

Blue Chip Stocks: Metro shores up sales

Same-store sales for this leading grocer increased in the latest quarter, even as it moved to convert some of its locations to discount outlets.
METRO INC. (Toronto symbol MRU; www.metro.ca) operates 600 grocery stores and 250 drugstores, in Quebec and Ontario.
The stock has declined 15% since… Read More

Blue Chip Stocks: Intel’s shift to new markets pays off

Blue Chip Stocks: Intel’s shift to new markets pays off

The company has now applied its chip-making expertise to faster-growing fields, with earnings jumping more than 15% in the last fiscal year.
INTEL CORP. (Nasdaq symbol INTC; www.intel.com) is the world’s leading maker of computer chips: its products power 80% of all personal computers. The company… Read More