Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-class mutual funds let you switch between funds without having to pay capital gains taxes right away. But there are reasons why regular mutual funds, as well as ETFs, make better investments
Corporate class, or “tax-advantaged,” mutual funds are classes of funds that let you switch… Read More

These top ETFs widen your global scope

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $5 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

Power gains from IGM

POWER CORP. $29.65 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares o/s: 414.4 million; Market cap: $14.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.2%; www.powercorporation.com) holds its financial assets through its 65.6%-owned Power Financial. In turn, Power Financial’s holdings include 61.5% of mutual-fund provider IGM Financial (a recommendation of… Read More

BlackRock is the world’s biggest

With $6.3 trillion in total assets under management on March 31, 2018, BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world. The firm started its operations in 1988 with eight employees, and listed on the New York stock exchange in 1999 with assets under management… Read More

Updating Saputo Inc., IGM Financial Inc., and CGI Group Inc.

SAPUTO INC. $45 (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 387.4 million; Market cap: $17.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.5; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.saputo.com) has completed its deal to acquire Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc.
Based in St. Mary’s, Ontario, it makes specialty… Read More