A 27.9% earning jump for Power Corp.

A 27.9% earning jump for Power Corp.

Improved sales of life insurance, investment funds and other financial products drove the 27.9% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A recent company reorganization should further unlock value for shareholders, already receiving a 4.9% dividend yield.

The stock nonetheless trades at just 10.4… Read More

Power builds on your 38% gain

Investors tend to value simplicity over complexity in their stock purchases. Power Corp. offers you top assets, but its complex holding company structure draws attention away from its investor value. Now, though, Power plans a major reorganization that’s a plus for investors. It will simplify… 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

Plan set to spur your gains

POWER CORP. $30.40, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol POW; Shares o/s: 414.4 million; Market cap: $13.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.3%) owns 65.6% of Power Financial. In turn, Power Financial’s holdings include 61.5% of IGM Financial, a leading mutual-fund provider.
Investor gains come… 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 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