Q: Hi, Pat. What do you think of Illinois Tool Works (ITW on NYSE). It seems to be a very consistent and reliable dividend payer. Thanks.

A: Illinois Tool Works, $132.35, symbol ITW on NYSE (Shares outstanding: 331.8 million; Market cap: $43.4 billion; www.itw.com), is a multi-industry manufacturing company operating in 56 countries. Known as ITW, it has roughly 50,000 employees.

The company’s diversified range of industrial products includes aerospace technology, bridges,… 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 you need to pick your investments wisely
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) let you earn investment income—including interest, dividends and capital gains—tax free. Unlike registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), contributions to TFSAs are not tax deductible. However,… Read More