GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 999.2 million; Market cap: $30.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend Yield: 4.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $758.3 billion of assets… Read More

Going beyond the banks for high-yielding financial stocks

In our flagship Canadian advisory, The Successful Investor, we recommend that when you select investments in the financial sector, you start by looking at Canada’s big-five banks.

But we also recommend diversifying your holdings with non-bank finance stocks. Two weeks ago, we covered one such stock… Read More

These two will ride markets higher

We feel that the current global stock market rally could continue for some time, particularly as the U.S. economy picks up steam. That’s good news for insurance companies like Great-West, which must hold a broad portfolio of securities to cover potential claims. At the same… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.32 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.32 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.3 million; Market cap: $30.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.1%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) acquired the London Life insurance company in 1997.

In response, former London Life policyholders launched a class-action lawsuit accusing Great- West of using $220 million… Read More

The Canadian Investor's Tax Guide for 2014

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In response to many requests, TSI Network has published a 2014 tax guide written specially for investors. And full of specific money-saving advice you can use now and in years to come—like how to make over $48,000 in dividends without paying any tax!
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Legal victory for GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.32 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.3 million; Market cap: $30.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.1%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) acquired the London Life insurance company in 1997. In response, former London Life policyholders launched a class-action lawsuit accusing Great- West of using $220… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.4 million; Market cap: $30.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.0%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) bought Irish Life Group, Ireland’s largest pension manager and life insurance provider, for $1.75 billion last year.

Excluding costs to integrate Irish Life, earnings per… Read More

Great-West stands out

This month we single out Bank of Nova Scotia as our #1 pick for 2014 (see at left). But we also considered a number of other stocks, including Great-West Lifeco. GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.4 million; Market cap: $30.7 billion; TSINetwork… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, February 7, 2014

BCE INC., $46.58, Toronto symbol BCE, reported higher-than-expected earnings and raised its dividend this week.

In the three months ended December 31, 2013, the company’s earnings rose 16.4%, to $540 million, or $0.70 a share. These figures exclude unusual items, such as costs to integrate recently… Read More