Acquisition readies Telus for 5G

Acquisition readies Telus for 5G

The company recently paid $931 million for new 600 MHz radio frequencies. The purchase is key to the launch of its ultrafast 5G wireless Internet service.

In the meantime, the stock yields a high 4.6% yield and the company has raised its dividend an average 8.6%… Read More

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2017. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF respectively mirror subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

Faster networks help BCE compete

BCE INC. $59 (Toronto symbol BCE; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 898.2 million; Market cap: $53.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 5.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.bce.ca) continues to improve the speed and reliability of its wireless and high-speed Internet networks. In… Read More

Huawei ban would be costly

BCE INC. $58.42 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $52.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.2%; www.bce.ca) and TELUS $47.93 (Toronto symbol T; Shares o/s: 598.7 million; Market cap: $28.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.6%; www.telus.com) have both used equipment from China’s… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

Faster networks spur BCE’s dividend

Canada and the U.K. are considering joining other members of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing group (U.S., Australia and New Zealand) in banning equipment from China’s Huawei for their planned ultrafast 5G wireless networks.
That could increase future costs for BCE, which has profited in the past… Read More