COVID-19 boosts the appeal of Utilities ETFs

Central banks are keeping interest rates down in order to counter the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Supplement on page 69 offers you more info on how high deficits and low interest rates in the wake of the coronavirus will affect governments going… Read More

Algonquin adds to your 48% gain

Algonquin Power has soared 48.0% for our subscribers over the past year—even with the recent market downturn. We think it can go higher. The company aims to add value for investors through big acquisitions. While that adds risk, Algonquin focuses on making purchases that immediately contribute… Read More

Mid-cap ETFs aim to lift your gains

Many investors overlook mid-cap stocks, thinking that a combination of large- and small-cap stocks will provide their portfolios with all the diversification they really need. However, as a group, U.S. mid-cap stocks have often performed better than large caps and are generally less risky than… Read More

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

Stronger earnings from this company’s U.S. operations as well as favourable currency movements helped lift its overall earnings by 10.9% in the most-recent quarter.

A series of recent U.S. acquisitions means the company now gets about 65% of its earnings from businesses south of the border.

The… Read More

More to Fortis than dividends

Several factors recommend Fortis as our top Income Portfolio buy for 2019. They include the company’s long history of annual dividend hikes and its plan to continue raising that payment over the next five years. Fortis has plenty of room to meet that goal: it… Read More