Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More

New strategy gives BNS an edge

Canada’s big five banks remain well-positioned to weather downturns in the Canadian economy, contrary to pessimistic forecasts from some in the business media.
We like all five, but feel Bank of Nova Scotia is particularly appealing for new buying right now given the recent drop in… Read More

A 4.2% yield adds to Bank of Montreal’s appeal

A 4.2% yield adds to Bank of Montreal’s appeal

Canadian and U.S. retail banking and wealth management led to a 26.4% revenue jump over the most-recent quarter.

Cost cutting from increased online banking is also helping the bank improve its efficiency ratio.

The stock trades at just 10.3 times the company’s 2019 earnings forecast.


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