Updating Torstar Corp., Restaurant Brands International Inc., and IGM Financial Inc.

TORSTAR CORP. $0.91 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Aggressive Growth Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 80.7 million; Market cap: $73.4 million; Price-to sales ratio: 0.1; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 11.0%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, along with StarMetro commuter dailies in Toronto and four other major markets. Its other holdings include… Read More

Quality holdings support dividend

POWER CORP. $27 (Toronto symbol POW; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 417.0 million; Market cap: $11.3 billion; Dividend yield: 5.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.powercorporation.com) is a holding company with a diversified list of businesses. Those include 65.6%-owned Power Financial, which in turn holds… Read More

Diversify with these non-bank financials

Most investors typically hold two, three or more of the big five Canadian banks. That makes sense given their steady profit growth and rising dividends. They also give investors exposure to a wide variety of financial services, including mutual funds, retirement planning and insurance.
Even so,… Read More

Power offers top holdings

POWER CORP. $28.62 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 414.4 million; Market cap: $13.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 5.3%; www.powercorporation.com) is a holding company with a diversified list of businesses. It holds its financial assets through its 65.6%-owned Power Financial.
Power Financial’s assets include 67.6%… 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