The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced investor, these tips give you fundamental advice and show you how to put it to work right away–without any need for practice.

Today’s tip: “Practice accounts that let you buy stocks online without real money may seem to be a convenient way to learn investing… Read More

3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

Value stock investing pointers: look at goodwill and investment quality, and look beyond financial indicators
When you begin investing, you may think the secret to investment profit is “buy low, sell high.” But that’s hard to do. You’ll often buy just before prices fall, or sell… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, May 12, 2017

INTACT FINANCIAL cORP., $92.53, Toronto symbol IFC, is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink and belairdirect.
With the March 2017 payment, Intact raised its quarterly dividend… Read More

Dividend Increase for WYN Investors

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP. $84 (New York symbol WYN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 105.6 million; Market cap: $8.9 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.wyndhamworldwide.com) is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 8,040 franchised hotels globally… Read More

Weight Watchers is the better buy

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE $83.55 (New York symbol WYN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (973-753-6000; www.wyndhamworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 105.0 million; Market cap: $8.7 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%) is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 8,040 franchised hotels around the world.
The company also manages vacation resorts, rental… Read More

Q: Pat: Aimia’s earnings came out recently and the stock briefly plunged. What I can’t understand is how to interpret the earnings. The headline is that Aimia lost $57.2 million. But the adjusted earnings show a substantial profit, and cash flow is great, too. Cheers.

A: Aimia Inc., $9.26, symbol AIM on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 152.3 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; www.aimia.com), is a recommendation of our Stock Pickers Digest newsletter.
The company owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada’s largest loyalty program. The plan has over 5 million members who collect Aeroplan… Read More