Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Investment thoughts 101: Why snap judgments could ruin your portfolio

Here are some investment thoughts on snap judgments, the investors who make them and how they can hurt your portfolio.

Snap judgments can be a great time-saver, but they’re a poor tool for investment decision-making. Investment thoughts involving snap judgments often produce extreme, random results—good or… Read More

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

TSX Blue Chip Stocks Are Key Components Of Successful Investor Portfolios

TSX blue chip stocks are well-established companies with attractive business prospects on the Toronto Stock Exchange, like Bank of Montreal (TSE: BMO), RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: REI.UN), and Enbridge (TSE: ENB). Well-established firms… Read More

Q: Hello Pat: I have owned Procter & Gamble for several years based on your recommendation. I recently received a white proxy form from Trian Partners, which is proposing to elect a board member to “revitalize” P&G. Do you have any recommendation of whether I should sign the proxy form over to them?

A: Procter & Gamble Co., $92.60, symbol PG on New York (Shares outstanding: 2.6 billion; Market cap: $240.8 billion; www.pg.com), is a recommendation of our Wall Street Stock Forecaster newsletter.

The company is one of the world’s largest makers of household and personal-care goods. Major brands… Read More

5 things to know about value stocks that pay dividends

5 things to know about value stocks that pay dividends

Savvy value stock investors know that many consistently offer dividends with high yields, although capital gains may take longer to materialize.

Investors typically look to value stocks for their low trading prices compared to their financial fundamentals. As more and more investors recognize that these stocks… Read More