The best bank stocks for dividends: knowing the big five

The best bank stocks for dividends: knowing the big five

We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank — because they are some of the best stocks for dividends
Banks remain key lower-risk investments… Read More

Q: May I ask your opinion on ZWB (BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks) and HYGH (iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF)? In addition, does “covered call” offer any appreciable advantage over straight bank stocks or bank ETFs? And does the hedging of HYGH add risk or unpredictability versus the “straight” HYG? Thank you.

A: The BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF, $18.62, symbol ZWB on Toronto (Units outstanding: 68.1 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; www.bmo.com/gam), holds shares of Canada’s six largest banks (CIBC, TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank and National Bank) either… Read More

Fintech Stock Picks: What Investors Need to Know Before Buying

Fintech Stock Picks: What Investors Need to Know Before Buying

A fintech stock typically offers financial services, or services to the financial industry, with a focus on using technology to gain efficiencies. Here’s how to spot the best ones.
A financial technology or “fintech” stock typically offers financial services, or services to the financial industry, with… Read More