Scott Clayton

Scott Clayton

Scott is an associate editor at TSI Network. He is the lead reporter and analyst for Dividend Advisor, Stock Pickers Digest and Canadian Wealth Advisor and a member of the Investment Planning Committee. Scott began his investment and financial career working with Pat McKeough at The Investment Reporter in the 1980s. Subsequently, he worked at the Financial Post Corporation Service for 10 years. He joined TSI Network in 1998. A Bachelor of Economics graduate of Ryerson University, he also has an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business.

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Wal-Mart offers dividend growth and value

WAL-MART STORES INC. $67 (New York symbol WMT; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 3.1 billion; Market cap: $207.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.walmart.com) is the world’s biggest retailer, with 11,633 outlets in 28 countries. These stores serve… Read More

Strong Sustainability for Pfizer dividend

For our December issue of TSI Dividend Advisor we reported on Pfizer’s research spending and recent acquisitions. They will contribute significantly to its future growth.

PFIZER INC. $31 (New York symbol PFE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 6.1 billion; Market cap: $189.1 billion;… Read More

TransCanada; high TSI Dividend Sustainability

 Recently, TSI Dividend Advisor reported on TransCanada’s completed acquisition of U.S.-based Columbia Pipeline Group. Combined with other projects underway, Columbia’s operations have spurred the company’s revenue and earnings, and should  give TransCanada more cash for dividends.

TRANSCANADA CORP. $61 (Toronto symbol TRP; Income-Growth Dividend Payer… Read More

Canadian bank dividends can be some of the most consistent

Canadian bank dividends can be some of the most consistent

Canadian bank dividends are the top reasons for investing in Canadian banks
Banks remain key lower-risk investments for almost any portfolio. As well, the big-five Canadian bank stocks all have long histories of annual dividend increases.
Canadian bank dividends are a major reason to invest in banks.

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Two ETF buys for international exposure

Two ETF buys for international exposure

These two ETFs offer low-fee exposure to top stocks in both Germany and Korea.
ISHARES MSCI SOUTH KOREA INDEX FUND (New York symbol EWY; buy or sell through brokers) aims to track the MSCI Korea Index. The ETF’s top holdings are Samsung Electronics, 24.3%; SK Hynix… Read More