Here are our top picks for 2019

We have lots of attractive long-term buys among the stocks we cover, and overall we’re positive about the long-term outlook for stocks, in general. We feel just as strongly about the need to diversify.
That’s why we’ve chosen three top picks for 2019 from our Stock Pickers… Read More

Rising rates are a risk for these bond ETFs

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in October 2018 from 1.50% to 1.75%. That rate could rise further in 2019 depending on economic growth and the level of unemployment.
We continue to caution against investing in bonds. Today’s still-low interest rates make them… Read More

Here’s our Pick of the Month

INTACT FINANCIAL $102.45 (Toronto symbol IFC; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-341-1464; www.intactfc.com; Shares outstanding: 139.2 million; Market cap: $14.3 billion; Dividend yield: 2.7%) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance,… Read More

Rising rates limit the appeal of bond ETFs

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in July 2018 from 1.25% to 1.50%. That rate could rise further later this year on stronger economic growth and low unemployment. Inflation has also moved up steadily, sitting at 3.0% in July 2018.
We continue to… Read More