Currency hedging comes at a cost with ETFs

Currency hedging comes at a cost with ETFs

Any currency volatility can send investors hunting for hedged ETFs. But the extra costs limit the appeal of currency hedging.
If you want to buy U.S. stocks and hedge against the U.S. dollar’s movements against the Canadian dollar, you could buy a hedged ETF like the… Read More

Two ways to diversify your Finance holdings

These legacy industrial conglomerates are now breaking up into smaller firms. Eliminating their “holding company discounts” should unlock value for shareholders. However, ABB has a brighter short-term outlook than GE.
ABB LTD. ADRs $30 is a buy. This Swiss-based company (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing… Read More

Parts shortages offset spinoff benefits

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $93 remains a hold. The conglomerate (New York symbol GE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $102.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 0.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ge.com) plans to break itself up into three separate companies: Healthcare… Read More

They’re pruning back for new growth

Two of America’s oldest companies, AT&T and General Electric, are now using spinoffs to unlock value for investors. We’re confident these moves will pay off, but only AT&T is suitable for your new buying.
AT&T INC. $24 is a spinoff buy. The company (New York symbol T; Utilities… Read More

Danaher up 280% following spinoffs

Danaher is a great example of how a company can unlock value for shareholders with spinoffs. Since 2016, the conglomerate has completed two separate spinoffs. In that time, the stock has jumped over 280% compared to just 115% for the S&P 500 Index.
More spinoffs are… Read More