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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Cenovus takes control of Alberta projects

Cenovus takes control of Alberta projects

The integrated oil producer will more than double its daily output with the purchase of its partner’s share of two oil sands properties.
CENOVUS ENERGY INC. (Toronto symbol CVE; www.cenovus.com) recently agreed to acquire full control of its main oil sands properties in Alberta.
Right now, the… Read More

ETFs give access to U.S. blue chips

ETFs give access to U.S. blue chips

These ETFs, like mutual funds, track major stock market indexes, but their low management fees set them apart.
These ETFs hold mostly blue-chip stocks that are widely traded on U.S. exchanges. Each ETF mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different… Read More

Emera goes south for growth

From March, 2017 TSI Dividend Advisor Issue:

In the past few years, Emera has used acquisitions to cut its reliance on Atlantic Canada, its home region. Those new operations include U.S. power utility Teco, purchased in 2016.

Expanding by acquisition adds risk. However, the revenue stream from… Read More

How to find the best top paying dividend stocks

How to find the best top paying dividend stocks

Not all of the top paying dividend stocks are worth buying because some dividends are unsustainable
Top paying dividend stocks are a valuable component of any sound investing portfolio. All in all, we think that dividends can contribute up to a third of your long-term investment… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Research pays off for Pfizer

Dividend Stocks: Research pays off for Pfizer

The leading drugmaker continues to use share buybacks to increase shareholder value as it bolsters its revenue and earnings.

PFIZER INC. (New York symbol PFE; www.pfizer.com) is one of the world’s leading prescription drugmakers. Its top-selling brands include Lyrica (epilepsy), Celebrex (arthritis pain), Prevnar (pneumonia)… Read More

Buy these bond ETFs for stable income

Buy these bond ETFs for stable income

These two bond ETFs offer exposure to quality holdings with low-fees, but they’re best left to investors who need stable income and really want to hold bonds.
The Bank of Canada will likely hold interest rates steady for all of 2017. That’s because low prices for… Read More

Asset sale cuts debt for Mitel Networks

Asset sale cuts debt for Mitel Networks

This tech company is now focused on its core communications business following the sale of a major division and the injection of cash to pay down its debt. 
MITEL NETWORKS (Toronto symbol MNW; www.mitel.ca) makes technology that integrates landlines and mobile phones. The company also offers… Read More