Virus slows recovery for GE investors

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $7.29 is still a hold. The company (New York symbol GE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 8.7 billion; Market cap: $63.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ge.com) has three main businesses: aviation (jet engines and aircraft… Read More

Hold Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $13.33, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay a reasonable MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More

You get stable income with these bond ETFs

Spurred by the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the Bank of Canada has now cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% from 1.25%. Whether it continues to hold that rate steady, or cut it further, depends on the country’s economic growth and unemployment… Read More