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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Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Cost controls, including staff layoffs, helped this company generate a 33.3% earnings increase in the latest quarter.

The firm continues to grow its e-commerce revenue to compensate for brick-and-mortar store closures due to COVID-19.

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. (Toronto symbol LNF; www.leons.ca) had to shut down most of… Read More

Get a 3.7% yield from ABB Ltd. ADRs

Get a 3.7% yield from ABB Ltd. ADRs

New equipment orders are up 1% despite the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses look to bolster their robotics manufacturing.

Increasing EV sales are also generating demand for the company’s infrastructure products.

ABB LTD. ADRs (New York symbol ABB; www.abb.com) gives investors a stake in this leading manufacturer of… Read More

Get a 4.0% yield from Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Get a 4.0% yield from Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) make it easier for Canadian and other Western investors to benefit from the value of the best overseas companies.

While car sales will likely remain depressed for the next few months, this world-class firm should outpace many competitors thanks to effective… Read More