Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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Laurentian Bank offers high dividend yield

Laurentian Bank offers high dividend yield

This Canadian continues to increase its earnings and expand its Internet operations outside of Quebec, but strong competition from the Big Five may frustrate its growth.

LAURENTIAN BANK OF CANADA (Toronto symbol LB; www.laurentianbank.ca)is Canada’s eight-largest publicly traded bank, with total assets of $43.1 billion.

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Our top three picks for 2017

Dear safe-money investor:

We’ve selected our top picks for 2017—one stock, one real estate investment trust and one ETF. Each offers a particularly attractive combination of long-term growth prospects and a reasonable price.

We feel that investors will profit the most by holding a well-balanced portfolio of… Read More

Updates on six North American ETFs

These six ETFs hold mostly blue-chip stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each ETF mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from narrower indexes that focus on resources or themes such as solar power or… Read More

Six North American ETFs—5 buys, 1 sell

These six ETFs hold mostly blue chip, widely traded stocks on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. All of them mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes. That’s opposed to narrower indexes focused on, say, resources or themes such as solar power or biotech… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may have a place in your portfolio. That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them. Instead, they give… Read More

ISHARES CANADIAN SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX ETF $21.88

ISHARES CANADIAN SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX ETF $21.88 (Toronto symbol XDV; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds 30 of the highestyield Canadian stocks. Its selections are based on dividend growth, yield and payout ratio. The weight of any one stock is limited to 10% of… Read More