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 2019. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Asset sale will help brighten its outlook

Asset sale will help brighten its outlook

With its long-term debt at 117% of its market capitalization, this conglomerate is making strategic cuts to focus on three main businesses: aviation products, electrical power equipment, and renewable power equipment.


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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $10 (New York symbol GE; www.ge.com) continues to make progress with… Read More

Danaher bulks up ahead of spinoff

DANAHER CORP. $128 (New York symbol DHR; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 701.9 million; Market cap: $89.8 billion; Dividend yield: 0.5%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.danaher.com) makes precision-testing equipment and tools. Its major customers include medical research labs, dentists and municipal water utilities. Its brands include Beckman… Read More

GE streamlines its operations

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $10 (New York symbol GE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 8.7 billion; Market cap: $87.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 0.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ge.com) continues to make progress with its plan to focus on three main businesses: aviation products,… Read More

Updating Bank of Montreal and General Electric Co.

BANK OF MONTREAL $99 (Toronto symbol BMO; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 640.1 million; Market cap: $64.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.bmo.com) raised its quarterly dividend by 4.2% starting with the February 2019 payment. Investors now receive $1.00 a share, up… Read More