Q: Pat, may I have your view of the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $31.17, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 34.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with a high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors… Read More

Here are some key tips on dividend investing for beginners

Here are some key tips on dividend investing for beginners

Consider these pointers on dividend investing for beginners to help you get your investing career off to a great start
A dividend is a payment a corporation makes to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits. When a corporation earns a profit, it can re-invest… Read More

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

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

Learn how to value invest for long-term investing success

Learn how to value invest for long-term investing success

Learn how to value invest so you can maximize your long-term portfolio returns—and minimize risk
Value investing focuses on stocks that trade lower than their financial fundamentals suggest. They are perceived as undervalued by most investors and have the potential to rise.

You need an eye for… Read More