Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2017. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF respectively mirror subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, March 15, 2019

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC., $31.41, Toronto symbol GWO, is Canada’s second-largest insurance company, after Manulife Financial (Toronto symbol MFC). It also offers mutual funds and wealth management services.

Starting with the March 2019 payment, the company raised its quarterly dividend by 6.2%, to $0.413 a share from… Read More

Their Asian gains help offset a slower U.S.

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $22.46 (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $44.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.5%; is Canada’s largest life insurer.
The company also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans; in addition, it offers mutual funds… Read More

These insurers continue to reward investors

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC. $50 (Toronto symbol SLF; Conservative- Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 597.2 million; Market cap: $29.9 billion; Dividend yield: 4.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; is Canada’s third-largest life insurance company by market cap, behind Manulife Financial (No. 1) and Great-West… Read More