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

Q: Hi Pat. I own Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock and I just read that AstraZeneca will buy it. I notice that the stock is trading under the acquisition price. Why is that? Thanks.

A: Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., $155.79, symbol ALXN on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 218.7 million; Market cap: $34.2 billion; www.alexion.com), has agreed to be acquired by U.K.-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plc (ADR symbol AZN on New York).

Alexion’s shareholders will receive $60 in cash and 2.1243 AstraZeneca ADRs… Read More

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

How to Buy International Stocks to Enhance and Diversify Your Portfolio

For Canadian investors wondering how to buy international stocks, ADRs, and international ETFs may be a safer option than picking individual overseas stocks
We believe most investors could benefit from holding some foreign and international investments in their portfolios for added diversification. And growing markets like… Read More

Ventilators fuel Philips’ gains

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. ADRs $47 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol PHG; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 891.0 million; Market cap: $41.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 1.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.philips.com) makes industrial health-care products, including X-ray… Read More

Three more updates you need to know

NEWELL BRANDS INC. $17 remains a hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol NWL; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 424.3 million; Market cap: $7.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 5.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.newellbrands.com) recently launched a plastic food storage container that uses a silver-based… Read More