Jim Bates

Jim is an associate editor at TSI Network. He is the lead reporter and analyst for The Successful Investor and Wall Street Stock Forecaster and a member of the Investment Planning Committee. Jim has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1992. Jim worked at the Financial Post DataGroup from 1988 to 2000 before joining TSI Network. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

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Get a 4.1% yield from Wells Fargo & Co.

Get a 4.1% yield from Wells Fargo & Co.

A restriction imposed by the U.S. Federal Reserve forced this lender to sell a group of its loans, ultimately leading it to a 22% earnings jump.

Stock buybacks also contributed to a 32.7% jump in earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

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Get 6.0% yield from Transcontinental Inc’s transition to packaging

Get 6.0% yield from Transcontinental Inc’s transition to packaging

Less-cyclical packaging revenue should help raise earnings 3.6% as this firm sells most of its specialty magazines and event-planning businesses to invest in consumer and industrial packaging.

The stock trades at just 5.8 times the 2020 earnings forecast.


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How Metro Inc. plans to use cannabis to reward investors

How Metro Inc. plans to use cannabis to reward investors

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Licences for medical and recreational marijuana are potential revenue streams for this Canadian grocery chain that also owns pharmacies. And meanwhile, it’s already selling hemp-based foods and nutritional supplements

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Rite Aid Corp’s CBD products are a plus

Rite Aid Corp’s CBD products are a plus

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This major U.S. drugstore chain has begun selling CBD (cannabidiol) skin creams, lotions and lip balms in Oregon and Washington State. The firm hopes to expand these sales as more U.S. states legalize cannabis. Meanwhile, it’s losing money and has huge debt.

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Investors in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce benefit from a 5.3% yield

Investors in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce benefit from a 5.3% yield

Improved results for its retail banking business helped lift overall earnings in the most-recent quarter for this member of Canada’s Big Five.

A recent acquisition continues to build the bank’s U.S. operations and its share of the growing wealth management business.


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Alphabet Inc. grows earnings 20.3%

Alphabet Inc. grows earnings 20.3%

Stronger demand for online advertising led to a 19.3% revenue jump for this industry giant in the most-recent quarter.

The company is spending heavily in other areas such as cloud computing to further diversify revenue in the face of increased competition.

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Shopify Inc. helps cannabis firms sell their products

Shopify Inc. helps cannabis firms sell their products

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Merchants of all sizes gain from this Canadian firm’s software for designing, setting up and managing online selling. Among them are a number of prominent cannabis producers and provincial government retailers. 

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