Dividends often don’t get the respect they deserve, especially from beginning investors. That’s because a dividend stock’s yearly 3% or 5% yield may not seem impressive alongside yearly capital gains of 10%, 20% or 30% or more.
Yet dividends are far more reliable than capital gains. So with today’s low interest rates, investors are paying more attention to dividend yields (a …read more »
Knowing when to sell a stock is one of the keys to successful investing. That’s why we advise investors to follow an important rule when it comes to rising stocks.
When prices go down, investors naturally focus on when to sell aggressive stocks. However, you also need to consider when to sell after strong moves up by hot stocks.
Our “sell-half” …read more »
TransCanada is optimistic it can reroute its $5.3-billion Keystone XL pipeline around environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska. That would help it win the permits required to finally build the project. Keystone XL, which is expected to start up in 2015, would pump oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Either way, the company has many other growth projects that …read more »
TORSTAR CORP. $6.85 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Shares outstanding: 79.9 million; Market cap: $547.3 million; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 7.7%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper by circulation. It also publishes three other daily papers and over 110 weeklies.
As well, the company owns Harlequin Enterprises, the world’s leading romance novel publisher.
In the three months ended …read more »
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP. $39.03 (Toronto symbol CPG; Shares outstanding: 350.1 million; Market cap: $13.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 7.1%; www.crescentpointenergy.com) produces oil and natural gas in western Canada. Its production is weighted 90% toward oil and 10% to natural gas.
The company continues to focus on its Bakken light-oil development in southeastern Saskatchewan.
In the three months …read more »
Chinese stocks are up roughly 16% since early September. That’s largely because the country’s industrial production and exports are picking up, and government measures to stimulate the economy are taking effect. China’s growth rate could reach 8.2% nextyear, and its long-term outlook is positive.
Here are two Chinese exchange traded fund (ETF) recommendations. One invests in all publicly traded Chinese stocks …read more »
RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $26.69 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 296.3 million; Market cap: $7.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.2%; www.riocan.com) recently formed a 50/50 joint venture with ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $30.71 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 60.0 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.3%; www.alliedpropertiesreit.com).
RioCan, Allied and …read more »
Emerging markets continue to have sound longterm outlooks. A good way to profit from their growth with less risk is through low-fee exchange traded funds (ETFs). Here are two we see as buys.
ISHARES S&P INDIA NIFTY 50 INDEX FUND $23.67 (Nasdaq symbol INDY; buy or sell through brokers; us.ishares.com) is an ETF that aims to track the S&P CNX …read more »
NEWMONT MINING $47.31 (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 491.2 million; Market cap: $23.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.0%; www.newmont.com) operates gold mines in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana.
The company’s worldwide diversification, plus its strong cash flow and balance sheet, make it our favourite gold stock for safety-conscious investors.
In the three months …read more »
Pat McKeough responds to many personal questions about specific stocks and other investment topics from the members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week, we offer you one of the highlights from these Q&A sessions. While we reserve …read more »