High dollar hurts sales but not 3M’s dividend

3M COMPANY $185 (New York symbol MMM; Income Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 582.3 million; Market cap: $107.7 billion; Dividend yield: 2.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.3m.com) started up in 1902 as the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company.
While it started off making… Read More

Six North American ETFs: 5 buys, 1 sell

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
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