These two low-fee Canadian ETFs are a good way to hold bonds

These two low-fee Canadian ETFs are a good way to hold bonds

Two Canadian Bond ETFs offering low fees and high-quality holdings

Spurred by the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the Bank of Canada has cut its benchmark interest rate to record lows.

Even for our conservative investors, we caution against investing in bonds. Today’s low interest… Read More

CP links with blockchain

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY $409.94, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CP; shares outstanding: 134.5 million; Market cap: $56.7 billion; Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 0.9%) has formally joined TradeLens, a blockchain-based collaboration between IBM and Danish global shipping giant Maersk.
Blockchain is typically associated with… Read More

Q: I would like your opinion on why it seems companies don’t seem to split their shares as much as they did in the past, when values exceed a threshold amount of, say, $100.00 a share. If they did, it would make it much easier for small investors, like myself, to afford good quality stocks that have become too expensive. Can you explain why it seems that stocks very rarely split these days?

A: When a company splits its shares, it is simply cutting itself up into a different number of pieces, without changing its fundamental value. It wants its stock to trade in a price-per-share range that seems reasonable to investors.

Mechanics of a split: If a stock’s… Read More

CP teams up with Maersk

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY $405.05, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CP; shares outstanding: 135.6 million; Market cap: $55.2 billion; Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 0.9%) operates a 22,000-kilometre rail network between Montreal and Vancouver.
CP Rail has announced a new deal with Danish global shipping giant Maersk. Under the… Read More

Here’s a low-cost way to invest in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% from 1.75% in March. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… Read More

CP continues to impress

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD. $388 remains your #1 Conservative stock for 2020. The company (Toronto symbol CP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 135.6 million; Market cap: $52.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.7; Dividend yield: 1.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.cpr.ca) has gained roughly 16% since… Read More

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate in March to 0.25% from 1.75%. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… Read More

CP sets a grain record

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY $363.51, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CP; shares outstanding: 135.6 million; Market cap: $49.3 billion; Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 1.0%) operates a 22,000-kilometre rail network between Montreal and Vancouver.
CP shipped a record 8.41 million tonnes of Canadian grain in the quarter ended June… Read More