Q: Hello, TSI team. As a long-time Inner Circle member, I value your opinion. I would appreciate your thoughts on the Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity ETF as a vehicle to park cash for a number of months while waiting for opportunities. I realize the fees are relatively high, but it seems to have weathered the February/March turbulence quite well. Thank you.

A: The Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity Market Neutral ETF, $21.15, symbol DANC on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 11.9 million; Market cap: $251.7 million; www.fondesjardins.com), holds a portfolio that consists primarily of pairs of Canadian stocks in the same sector, one of which is a long position… Read More

Finding top Canadian Blue Chip Stocks that pay high dividends

Finding top Canadian Blue Chip Stocks that pay high dividends

Look for strong companies, a history of dividends and reliable yields when looking for the best Canadian blue-chip stocks with high dividends.
Do you want to find Canadian blue-chip stocks that pay high dividends? First let’s take a look at what makes a blue-chip stock.

The best… 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 during and after COVID-19
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. The COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn it spurred in March 2020 highlights… 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 2020. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, sub-indexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend stocks… Read More

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

The best TFSA investments provide you with tax advantages, but the COVID-19 downturn still highlights the need to pick your investments wisely and not all your top picks belong in this increasingly popular investment account
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) let you earn investment income—including interest, dividends… Read More