Diversify outside Canada with these ETFs

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $6 trillion U.S., spread across 400 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More

These two insurers just raised their dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $22 (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $44.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurance provider. It also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans… Read More

Activists target these real estate firms

HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS $73 (New York symbol HLT; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 296.6 million; Market cap: $21.7 billion; Dividend yield: 0.8%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.hiltonworldwide.com) owns, manages and franchises hotels under several brands, including Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Doubletree and Embassy Suites by Hilton. The U.S. accounts for… Read More

Profit from the fintech revolution

The growing use of technology in financial services has produced a high-growth industry—fintech. The companies involved provide a wide range of services, including digital payment systems, data analytics, process automation and investment management.
Here are two ETFs that aim to benefit from fintech. (See the supplement… Read More

Strong U.S. economy will spur them higher

These three U.S. lenders continue to benefit as the improving American economy lifts demand for new loans at higher interest rates. As well, more borrowers are repaying their loans on time. What’s more, all three continue to trade at low multiples to their projected earnings.
J.P…. Read More