Here’s a look at a new industry alliance

A major change in the Canadian ETF landscape took place in January, with BlackRock Inc. and RBC Global Asset Management joining forces. The #1 and #5 Canadian providers will jointly offer 150 Canadian-listed ETFs under the RBC iShares brand with a combined $60 billion in… Read More

Cannabis in the news January 30, 2019

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News on cannabis stocks and on developments in the industry haven’t let up in today’s volatile markets. Here are the stories that we believe will mean most to you as a Canadian investor.

1. Private sellers in Canada’s fledgling cannabis industry continue to… Read More

How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

A holding company discount represents a great hidden opportunity for investor profit.
Even in 2017, a holding company discount is a little-understood phenomenon in finance. It represents a special kind of hidden asset and source of potential profit for investors in holding companies.

A holding company is… Read More

Big merger adds risk

AGRIUM INC. $117 (Toronto symbol AGU; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 138.2 million; Market cap: $16.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agrium.com) has agreed to merge with rival fertilizer firm POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $21 (Toronto symbol POT;… Read More