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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EMERA INC. (Toronto symbol EMA; www.emera.com) owns… 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 2017. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF respectively mirror subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… 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

Green power projects fuel their dividends

These four utilities are converting their older plants to cleaner-burning fuels and building new green-power projects. Those investments will help reduce the impact of new carbon taxes and let them keep raising their dividends.
CANADIAN UTILITIES LTD. (Toronto symbols CU [class A non-voting] $34 and CU.X [class B voting] $34;… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. My question relates to the Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF. Compared to holding the preferred shares of individual companies, does an ETF like this provide any advantages? Is this the best one to buy if you want to buy such an ETF? Thanks!

A: Preferred shares behave more like long-term fixed-income instruments rather than short-term instruments. So while short-term interest rates are still relatively low, the outlook for long-term interest rates is less certain.

The underlying credit quality of preferred share issuers can be a negative factor in some… Read More