Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate in March to 0.25% from 1.75%. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… Read More

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

This pipeline operator should bounce back as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.  

Additional growth should also come from its new strategy to cut its fossil fuel exposure and thereby attract institutional investors increasingly focused on the environment. 

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

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks to make profits

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks to make profits

TSX blue chip stocks are key components of successful investor portfolios
TSX blue chip stocks are well-established companies with attractive business prospects on the Toronto Stock Exchange, like Bank of Montreal (TSE: BMO), RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: REI.UN), and Enbridge (TSE: ENB). Well-established firms… 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.
Blue chip ETFs… Read More

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