Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… 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

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

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