A century of change keeps 3M steady

A century of change keeps 3M steady

The fact that 3M Company has paid dividends without interruption for 100 years—and raised its dividend each of the past 59 years—is a firm indication of its blue chip credentials. Yet it continuously renews those credentials by making key acquisitions, letting go of declining operations… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors. That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of… 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

Our updated advice on six popular ETFs

These six ETFs hold mostly blue-chip stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each ETF mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from narrower indexes that focus on resources or themes such as solar power or… Read More

Updating 3M Company

3M COMPANY $186 (New York symbol MMM; IncomeGrowth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 596.2 million; Market cap: $110.9 billion; Dividend yield: 2.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.3m.com) makes over 60,000 consumer and industrial goods, including Post-It notes, Scotch tape, Scotchguard… Read More