Mid-cap ETFs aim to lift your gains

Many investors overlook mid-cap stocks, thinking that a combination of large- and small-cap stocks will provide their portfolios with all the diversification they really need. However, as a group, U.S. mid-cap stocks have often performed better than large caps and are generally less risky than… Read More

U.S. unit helps you to a 25% gain

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $138, is a buy. The stock (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 139.2 million; Market cap: $19.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) gives you exposure to Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.
In March 2019,… Read More

Intact adds to niche

INTACT FINANCIAL $130.77 (Toronto symbol IFC; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-341-1464; www.intactfc.com; Shares o/s: 139.2 million; Market cap: $18.2 billion; Divd. yield: 2.3%) will buy two regional insurers to continue its push in to specialty insurance. The company is paying a total of $1 billion… Read More