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.

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Choice lifts its outlook

CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $14.49 (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Units o/s: 309.6 million; Mkt. cap: $10.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Divd. yield: 5.1%; www.choicereit.ca) is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust, with 756 properties, including 20 under development. Altogether, that makes for 68.0 million square feet… Read More

Asia’s growth supports their high dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $21.91 (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $42.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.6%; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurer.
The company also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans; in addition, it offers mutual funds… Read More

AltaGas set to lower debt

ALTAGAS LTD. $18.81 (Toronto symbol ALA; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-365-3535; www.altagas.ca; Shares outstanding: 276.9 million; Market cap: $5.2 billion; Dividend yield: 5.1%) has now agreed to sell its portfolio of U.S. distributed generation assets held by its subsidiaries WGL Energy Systems, Inc. and WGSW,… Read More

TSX ETF investing: 5 tips for successfully picking the right ones

TSX ETF investing: 5 tips for successfully picking the right ones

With all the TSX ETF investments available, it’s not too difficult to diversify your portfolio. Here’s how.
There are hundreds of ETF opportunities on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sponsored by investment managers like BlackRock Inc., BMO Asset Management and Horizons ETFs Management. The best TSX… Read More