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

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

This stock has bounced back strongly from March 2020 lows and should continue to rise as the pandemic eases and more countries reopen their economies.  

The company’s plan to reduce its fossil fuels exposure should also bolster the stock’s appeal with institutional investors who increasingly… Read More

These actively managed ETFs hold appeal

Exchange-traded funds have traditionally offered investors three main advantages: ease of trading, low fees, and transparency. We still believe passively managed ETFs—which simply track benchmark indexes—do the best job of meeting those goals. However, actively managed ETFs, where fund managers tinker with their holdings to… Read More

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 funds 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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COVID-19 boosts the appeal of Utilities ETFs

Central banks are keeping interest rates down in order to counter the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Supplement on page 69 offers you more info on how high deficits and low interest rates in the wake of the coronavirus will affect governments going… Read More

Sale frees up cash for new projects

EMERA INC. $54 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol EMA; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 236.2 million; Market cap: $12.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; Dividend yield: 4.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.emera.com) owns 100% of Nova Scotia Power, that province’s main electricity supplier. It also holds interests… Read More