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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Earnings are up 6.4% at Visa Inc.

Earnings are up 6.4% at Visa Inc.

A rise in processed transactions led to a 6.6% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. 

A new mobile payment industry acquisition should complement the firm’s existing processing operations and could increase its business-to-business revenue. 

VISA INC. (New York symbol V; www.visa.com) gives you… Read More

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

This stock has bounced back strongly from March 2020 lows and should continue to rise as the pandemic eases and more countries reopen their economies.  

The company’s plan to reduce its fossil fuels exposure should also bolster the stock’s appeal with institutional investors who increasingly… Read More

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

This pipeline operator should bounce back as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.  

Additional growth should also come from its new strategy to cut its fossil fuel exposure and thereby attract institutional investors increasingly focused on the environment. 

ENBRIDGE INC. (Toronto symbol ENB; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that pump… Read More

Enjoy a huge 6.9% yield from Power Corp.

Enjoy a huge 6.9% yield from Power Corp.

The company’s mutual fund and portfolio management businesses continue to support its dividend, now offering a high 6.9% yield following the most-recent increase in May. 

 A recent acquisition has diversified the holding company’s operations outside of North America at the same time it looks to the… Read More