Q: Hello, TSI team. As a long-time Inner Circle member, I value your opinion. I would appreciate your thoughts on the Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity ETF as a vehicle to park cash for a number of months while waiting for opportunities. I realize the fees are relatively high, but it seems to have weathered the February/March turbulence quite well. Thank you.

A: The Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity Market Neutral ETF, $21.15, symbol DANC on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 11.9 million; Market cap: $251.7 million; www.fondesjardins.com), holds a portfolio that consists primarily of pairs of Canadian stocks in the same sector, one of which is a long position… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, June 19, 2020

TRANSCONTINENTAL INC., $14.67, Toronto symbol TCL.A, is a buy for aggressive investors.

The company is Canada’s leading commercial printer. It also makes plastic packaging for consumer and industrial products.

With the April 2020 payment, Transcontinental raised your quarterly dividend by 2.3%. Investors now receive $0.225 a share,… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Enjoy a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Enjoy a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Investors fear depressed energy prices will hurt oil and gas shipping volumes, but this company’s transformation has positions it to weather the downturn.

Its long-term contracts with leading oil refiners and integrated producers will help protect investor value.

ENBRIDGE INC. (Toronto symbol ENB; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that… 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 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

Enbridge locks in your value

ENBRIDGE INC. $38.63, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol ENB; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $78.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 8.4%; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that pump oil and natural gas from Western Canada to eastern Canada and the U.S. It also distributes gas… Read More