How are dividends taxed? The Canadian dividend tax credit

How are dividends taxed? The Canadian dividend tax credit

COVID-19 volatility has highlighted the power of quality dividends. Here’s what you need to know to answer the question, “How are dividends taxed in Canada?”
How are dividends taxed in Canada? Taxpayers who hold Canadian dividend-paying stocks get a tax break. Their dividends can be eligible… Read More

Planning Ahead: How to execute a tax-loss selling strategy.

Planning Ahead: How to execute a tax-loss selling strategy.

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada. You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More

Q: Hello. What’s the difference between your “Buy” and “Still a Buy” recommendations? As well, with a TFSA portfolio of $75,500, what would be the best investment spread for a secure and profitable portfolio? Thanks.

A: A stock that is a “Buy” or “Still a Buy” is one that we recommend as a “Buy.” But we might use the term “Still a Buy” if, perhaps, the stock fell in price, or had some negative news, and we wanted to reaffirm… Read More

Q: Pat, the bulk of my investments are in North America. I am looking at Europe and thought that an ETF holding solid blue chips would be best for me. As I also require income, I came across ZWP, which pays a very good dividend and holds high-quality companies. Do you think that this would be a good ETF at this time? Thanks.

A: BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call ETF, $16.40, symbol ZWP on Toronto (Units outstanding: 63.6 million; Market cap: $1.0 billion; www.bmo.com/gam), invests in a dividend-focused portfolio of European stocks.
The fund started up in March 2018. Its MER is a relatively high 0.71%.
Its top holdings… Read More