Q: Pat, I notice that in Canadian Wealth Advisor you recommended the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Why would this be better than the iShares XSP, which is hedged to the Canadian dollar. Are they not the same?

A: No one can consistently predict currency movements, but we still feel that most investors should remain invested in U.S. stocks. Note that even if the U.S. dollar should fall against the Canadian dollar, your U.S. stocks can still appreciate in value even while the… Read More

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Why decriminalization of marijuana and investment by big Canadian names doesn’t change our opinion of Canadian Marijuana stocks
Interest in Canadian marijuana stocks stems from Fall 2018’s legalization of recreational cannabis. Today, investors continue to search for ways to tap in to those sales and profit from future growth. The federal government’s legislation… 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

Buying U.S. Stocks in Canada Provides International Exposure

Buying U.S. Stocks in Canada Provides International Exposure

Investors buying U.S. stocks in Canada can get international exposure—especially when looking at the Consumer sector for investments
Long before 2020, and, indeed, for several decades, we’ve advised Canadian investors to spread their holdings out geographically between Canadian and U.S. stocks. Our view is that virtually… Read More