COVID-19 challenged REIT ETFs

The speed of the March 2020 stock market decline, as well its rapid recovery to previous peaks, will rank high in the record books. For instance, the 34% drop for the S&P 500 took only 24 days while the recovery to its previous peak was… Read More

ETF investors enjoy an April Bounce

Perhaps not surprisingly, risky assets rebounded substantially in April after considerable selling in late March. The extraordinary level of stimulus provided by central banks and governments around the world also helped to fuel the upswing for hard-hit investors.
At the broad market level, the Vanguard Total World… Read More

Your Guide to Income Investing

Your Guide to Income Investing

The best income investments are companies with a long history of cash flow and dividends—and that offer good value
Income investing is an investment strategy that aims to provide current income for investors, even at the expense of some long-term capital appreciation. An emphasis on this… Read More

A Yield to Caution

SENIOR SECURED FLOATING RATE LOAN FUND $9.47 (Toronto symbol FRL.UN; Units o/s: 5.6 million; Market cap: $53.0 million; Dividend yield: 7.0%; is a closed-end fund that invests in senior secured floating-rate corporate bonds. The fund’s MER is 1.25%, and it trades at a slight discount to the value… Read More

Two companies feed this high-yielding dividend

Higher interest rates have recently helped to keep this utility’s share price down. That’s largely because this high-yielding stock competes with fixed-income investments for investor interest. 

However, increased economic activity often accompanies higher rates and that usually helps utilities. Plus this company recently acquired full control… Read More