Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

The company has decided to provide healthcare services in an underserved area of the country.

This should benefit both the firm’s bottom line and its customers as patients use much-needed services and, in turn, boost sales, profit and dividends.

NORTH WEST COMPANY (Toronto symbol NWC; www.northwest.ca) sells… Read More

Can you use the ex-dividend date as an investing strategy

Can you use the ex-dividend date as an investing strategy

The ex-dividend date is a key date involved in dividend stock payments
Knowing your dividend dates will help you get full value from your dividends, but trying to make a quick buck buying and selling around key dividend dates is not worth the risk.

Dividend stocks are… Read More

What are graphene stocks?

What are graphene stocks?

Graphene stocks could boom with many commercial, military and aerospace growth opportunities
Graphite is one of two naturally occurring crystalline forms of carbon (the other is diamond). Graphene stocks are the companies that own a graphite mine (some of which we look at in response to… Read More

The top gold and silver stocks are stored in two ETFs

The top gold and silver stocks are stored in two ETFs

Precious-metal stocks dropped, along with stock markets, in March 2020 as the pandemic forced a global shutdown. They then quickly reversed themselves to soar for investors.

For many investors, gold and silver represent “safe harbours” in turbulent times and it’s why we expect further price jumps… 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

7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

7 ways Canadian stock options will cost you money

Canadian stock options can generate a lot of money for your broker, but here’s seven ways they can cost you even more
Trading Canadian stock options can generate a lot of brokerage commissions, which is why some young, aggressive brokers recommend them for their clients. That’s despite… Read More