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

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

To determine when to buy an ETF, some investors use technical analysis and other tools. But you need to dig deeper.
Investors often wonder: what is a good entry point when purchasing a stock or an ETF?

The first question before asking when to buy an ETF… Read More

Q: We are holding a position in Blue Ribbon Income Fund (RBN.UN). We are considering building on that position. May I have your thoughts, please?

A: Blue Ribbon Income Fund, $8.37, symbol RBN.UT on Toronto (Units outstanding: 12.8 million; Market cap: $107.1 million; www.bromptongroup.com), was formerly called the Citadel Diversified Investment Trust.

This fund holds a lot of former oil and gas trusts, pipeline or other utility trusts (most if not… Read More

Q: Pat, do you have any info on Iron Mountain, IRM on the NYSE? They deal in the mass storage of physical records etc. It pays a great dividend. Thanks.

A: Iron Mountain Incorporated, $32.17, symbol IRM on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 287.3 million; Market cap: $9.1 billion; www.ironmountain.com), stores, protects, and manages documents and information for more than 225,000 organizations, including 96% of the Fortune 1000. (The Fortune 1000 are the 1,000 largest American companies… Read More

Capital gains exemption and real estate investing

Capital gains exemption and real estate investing

Learn about capital gains exemption and REITs for real estate investing
Owning your house is a great tax shelter. That’s because gains on your principal residence involve a capital gains exemption. Note, though, that this benefit only applies to your principal residence. You must still pay… Read More

Q: Hi, TSI. What do you think about Open Text and its recent acquisition of Carbonite? Thanks.

A: Open Text, $59.33, symbol OTEX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 270.8 million; Market cap: $16.2 billion; www.opentext.com), develops, markets, licenses and supports collaboration and enterprise-information-management software for corporate clients. That software finds, stores and distributes information across corporate intranet and extranet networks as well as… Read More