Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada has held its benchmark interest rate steady at 1.75% since October 2018. The Canadian economy is growing and unemployment is low, although annualized inflation is sitting just under its 2.0% target.

We continue to caution against investing in bonds. Still-low interest rates… Read More

Updating Stantec Inc., Saputo Inc. & Intact Financial Corp.

STANTEC INC. $31 (Toronto symbol STN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 111.7 million; Market cap: $3.5 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.stantec.com) sells a range of consulting, design and technology services to clients in the oil and gas, transportation and… Read More

Here’s our Pick of the Month

INTACT FINANCIAL $117.70 (Toronto symbol IFC; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-341-1464; www.intactfc.com; Shares outstanding: 139.2 million; Market cap: $16.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.6%) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty coverage, insuring more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink… Read More