Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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Get 4.2% yield from Emera Inc.

Get 4.2% yield from Emera Inc.

Improved sales of electricity and natural gas led to a 17.1% jump in earnings for this company during the most-recent quarter. At the same time, its recent $13.9 billion acquisition continues to bolster its earnings.

A recent law change will make it easier for the company… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

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 2019. 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

Nova Scotia lifts foreign investor cap

EMERA INC. $55 (Toronto symbol EMA; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 236.2 million; Market cap: $13.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.0; Dividend yield: 4.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.emera.com) owns 100% of Nova Scotia Power, that province’s main electricity supplier. It also holds interests in several power plants… Read More

U.S. operations boost these Canadian utilities

EMERA INC. $52 (Toronto symbol EMA; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 235.8 million; Market cap: $12.3 billion; Dividend yield: 4.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.emera.com) owns 100% of Nova Scotia Power, that province’s main electricity supplier. It also owns and invests in power plants and gas… Read More

Rising dividends and cash flow should boost Emera’s appeal

Rising dividends and cash flow should boost Emera’s appeal

This multinational power plant and electricity provider expects $6.5 billion in new projects to increase its cash flow and help lift its dividend. The expanded operations should also help it pay down its debt following a major acquisition.


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