Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate in March to 0.25% from 1.75%. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… Read More

Updating Our High-Growth Payers: Intact Financial Corp.

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $143 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 143.0 million; Market cap: $20.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) gives you exposure to Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. Intact insures… Read More

New businesses already paying off

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $128 is a buy. The insurer (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 143.0 million; Market cap: $18.3 billion; Dividend yield: 2.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) last raised your quarterly dividend with the March 2020 payment. Investors now receive $0.83… Read More

Get 2.4% from Intact Financial Corp.

Get 2.4% from Intact Financial Corp.

This firm is one of our three 2020 #1 picks and has continued to perform well despite the serious impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

A recent acquisition that gives the company access to the U.S. market continues to drive growth for investors.

INTACT FINANCIAL (Toronto symbol… Read More

Two of these picks just raised your dividends

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $24 remains a hold. The company (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; shares outstanding: 928.9 million; Market cap: $22.3 billion; Dividend yield: 7.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest life insurer, after Manulife Financial. It also offers mutual funds and… Read More

We have key updates on your dividend payers: Intact Financial Corp., Calian Group Ltd. and Newell Brands Inc.

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $151 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 143.0 million; Market cap: $21.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) will raise its quarterly dividend with the March 2020 payment. Investors will then receive… Read More