Make banks a cornerstone of your portfolio

Canada’s Big Five banks continue to generate healthy profits for you, their shareholders. That’s despite their move to set aside more funds to cover potentially bad loans should the economy sour. Higher loan-loss provisions have nonetheless slowed earnings growth for some of the banks although… Read More

These current holdings aim to give you more

NUTRIEN LTD. $61 is a buy for investors. The stock (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 572.9 million; Market cap: $34.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) lets you tap the world’s largest producer of agricultural fertilizers, shipping about… Read More

New orders will add to your 35% gain

CAE INC. $34 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 265.0 million; Market cap: $9.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 1.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.cae.com) has sold two new flight simulators for Boeing’s new 777X jetliner to… Read More