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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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

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

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Higher rents and occupancy levels helped lift cash flow in the latest quarter as the trust continued to plan for 12 new developments.
CANADIAN REIT (Toronto symbol REF.UN; www.creit.ca) owns 198 properties across Canada and Chicago, including retail (85), industrial (96) and office (17) buildings. These… Read More

These bond funds offer top-quality holdings

These bond funds offer top-quality holdings

For investors who need stable income and want to hold bonds, these two bond funds offer exposure to quality holdings with low-fees.
The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. That’s because low prices for oil should continue to offset government… Read More