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 4.7% yield from TC Energy Corp.

Get 4.7% yield from TC Energy Corp.

Sales of non-core assets plus future projects should let this company raise its dividend 8% to 10% annually through 2021.

Asset sales will help fund new pipeline projects as the company grapples with legal and environmental opposition to its proposed $8 billion U.S. Keystone XL pipeline.


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Rising demand lifts revenue, cuts debt for Precision Drilling Corp.

Rising demand lifts revenue, cuts debt for Precision Drilling Corp.

Improved demand for drilling rigs in the U.S., plus rising oil prices, led to an 8.2% revenue increase for this industry leader in the most-recent quarter.

At the same time, the company needs to bring down its debt.


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U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

Stronger earnings from this company’s U.S. operations as well as favourable currency movements helped lift its overall earnings by 10.9% in the most-recent quarter.

A series of recent U.S. acquisitions means the company now gets about 65% of its earnings from businesses south of the border.

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