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

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, May 25, 2018

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $76.40, Toronto symbol TD, raised its quarterly dividend 11.7% with the May 2018 payment. Investors now receive $0.67 a share, instead of $0.60. The new annual rate of $2.68 yields 3.5%.

The bank also reported-stronger-than-expected earnings for its fiscal 2018 second quarter, which ended… Read More

This merger is off to a good start

NUTRIEN LTD. $62 (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 634.9 million; Market cap: $39.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 3.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) is the new firm formed by the merger of Agrium (old symbol AGU) and rival fertilizer producer Potash… Read More

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

Blue chip ETFs… Read More