Enjoy 4.9% yield from BCE Inc.

Enjoy 4.9% yield from BCE Inc.

Adding 31,746 TV customers and 58,137 customers for its high-speed Internet service improved revenue 1.8% for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A CRTC ruling will likely cost the firm $100 million but the company plans to compensate with expanded services to rural areas.

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Earnings are up 8.9% for CGI Inc.

Earnings are up 8.9% for CGI Inc.

New contracts in the U.S. and Europe drove a 6.6% revenue boost for this company during the most-recent quarter.

Meanwhile, a recent software-industry acquisition should help it win more U.S. government business.

The stock trades at 22.4 times the company’s 2019 earnings forecast.

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

ETF managers aim to produce portfolios with lower risk than the overall stock market while keeping up with overall gains.

These two ETFs are good examples of applying low-volatility stock-picking strategies without sacrificing return.

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ISHARES EDGE MSCI MIN VOL USA ETF (New York symbol USMV) provides investors… Read More

Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

In response to a direct “buy or not” question from a member of his Inner Circle, Pat McKeough takes a close look at Dollarama as it stands in 2019. A successful growth stock, Dollarama has seen exponential gains since it first began trading publicly. The… Read More

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More

Get a 4.1% yield from Bank of Montreal focused on growth

Get a 4.1% yield from Bank of Montreal focused on growth

Improved Canadian and U.S. retail banking and capital markets operations led to a 15.1% revenue jump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, costs related to a recent acquisition caused the bank to miss its consensus earnings estimate.

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BANK OF MONTREAL, (Toronto symbol BMO; www.bmo.com) is… Read More

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades, but ETFs may well eclipse them in 2020
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index, such as… Read More

Hidden risks of prepaid funerals

Hidden risks of prepaid funerals

Prepaid funerals may seem like a great deal for older investors, but you need to know about the hidden risks
For example, a member of Inner Circle recently asked whether there is any advantage to spending money on prepaid funerals. So you can get a sense of… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger should pay off

Agrium Inc. has now completed its merger with Potash Corp. The new combined company, Nutrien, has benefited from higher commodity prices and better-than-expected cost cutting following the merger. This industry giant has also made strategic acquisitions to further spur its earnings.

The company has raised its… Read More