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 4.3% yield from Emera Inc.

Get a 4.3% yield from Emera Inc.

Asset sales will impact the company’s revenue and earnings in the short term but the proceeds of those sales will let it pay down debt related to a recent acquisition.

Investors will also benefit from legal changes that make it easier for the company to raise… Read More

Get a 3.9% yield from Nutrien Ltd.

Get a 3.9% yield from Nutrien Ltd.

Investors benefited from a 3.6% revenue rise for this industry giant’s agricultural retail operations in the most-recent quarter.

A potash mine shutdown should further boost the firm’s rising profitability as it helps support market prices.

The stock trades at 19.4 times the company’s earnings.


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An end to the GM strike enhances Linamar’s appeal

An end to the GM strike enhances Linamar’s appeal

Lower sales of industrial equipment and automotive parts led to a 20.6% earnings drop for this company during the most-recent quarter. The decline reflects the strike by GM workers and the resulting production shutdowns.

The recent acquisition of an agricultural-equipment firm has reduced the firm’s… Read More

Enjoy a 5.4% yield from RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

Enjoy a 5.4% yield from RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

After raising $230 million, this trust plans to add more residential units through redevelopment and new projects

It also seeks to pay down debt while growing investor distributions incrementally.


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RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (Toronto symbol REI.UN; www.riocan.com) continues to focus on six major urban markets: Toronto,… Read More

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

New Internet and TV subscribers led to a 2.9% earnings bump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A recent acquisition helps diversify the firm’s services away from declining demand for traditional phone service.

The company plans to keep increasing its dividend 7%-10% each year until 2022.


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Invesco Cleantech ETF’s a buy for clean tech and sustainable investors

Invesco Cleantech ETF’s a buy for clean tech and sustainable investors

Sustainable investments continue to gain popularity with a fund that invests based on a company’s environmental impact, social behavior, and corporate governance.

This fund features firms engaged in renewable energy generation and infrastructure, low carbon emissions and other environmentally friendly businesses.


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