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

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

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, February 17, 2017

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP., $84.85, New York symbol WYN, is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 8,040 franchised hotels globally. The company also manages vacation resorts, rental properties, luxury clubs and timeshares. It currently has around 112,000 vacation-rental properties in 100 countries.
The company will… Read More

ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

These ETFs, like mutual funds, track major stock market indexes, but their low management fees set them apart.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index; they consist of 500… Read More

Our top U.S. stock picks for 2017

Dear client: We’ve selected three stocks as our top picks for 2017— one from each of our portfolios (Conservative, Aggressive and Income).

Each of the stocks offers a particularly attractive combination of long-term growth prospects and a reasonable price. Our selection of three stocks also reflects… Read More

Updates on six North American 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