The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with a high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors… Read More

Value vs. Growth Stocks: We think you should hold both in your portfolio—here’s why

Value vs. Growth Stocks: We think you should hold both in your portfolio—here’s why

There doesn’t need to be a competition between value vs. growth stocks. We believe both types of stocks have a place in a well-diversified portfolio
What should you choose when looking at value vs. growth stocks? We think you should pick some of both.


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How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

How to put your money in the Canadian stock market

Before you begin investing in the Canadian stock market, you’ll have an important choice to make: Do you use a discount broker and take advantage of the lower commission rates? Or do you deal through a traditional, full-service broker and pay extra for service and… Read More

Canadian banks are some of the best stocks for investors. Here’s why.

Canadian banks are some of the best stocks for investors. Here’s why.

Canadian banks offer investors above-average dividend yields, low-to-moderate p/e’s; and above-average potential for long-term capital gains.
We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors hold two or more of the Big Five Canadian banks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank. That’s… Read More

Investors continue their march toward ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have taken the investment world by storm.
In Canada, ETF assets under management have grown by 150% over the past five years, from $77 billion to $192 billion. At the same time, the number of ETFs has doubled. Robust growth was also evident… Read More