This global food giant is a top Swiss stock

Nestle is the largest holding in the iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF at 21.5%. That’s high for any single stock, but the firm continues to be a top global stock.
As a 150-year-old company, Nestle is the largest food producer and distributor in the world. Its size… Read More

Switzerland is rebounding from COVID

Switzerland has a stable, export-oriented economy, which regularly ranks among the world’s most competitive. In addition, it is home to some of the top performing and best-known global companies. COVID-19 slowed the economy along with most other nations—and it’s still a risk. But the outlook… Read More

These ETFs aim to let you invest responsibly

Over the last few years, more and more ETF managers have launched funds focused on taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account.
Sustainable investing offers some investors a lot of conceptual and emotional appeal. But does investing in these kind of stocks hurt your… Read More

Q: Pat, I am 75 years old and have a million-dollar-plus investment portfolio, mainly in blue chip, dividend-paying stocks. I recently bought some of the BMO International Dividend ETF. Could you give me your opinion on this ETF? Note—I’ve been an Inner Circle member for years.

A: BMO International Dividend ETF, $19.67, symbol ZDI on Toronto (Units outstanding: 22.2 million; Market cap: $440.6 million;, offers exposure to a portfolio of high-yield dividend-paying companies in developed market. The fund excludes North American firms, but can include foreign ADRs trading on U.S…. Read More

They offer top stocks outside the U.S.

We still feel that virtually all Canadians should have, say, 20% to 30% of their portfolio in U.S. stocks, or in ETFs holding those stocks. In fact, for some investors, that’s all the foreign exposure their portfolios really need. Still, international markets can add further… Read More

Trimark Investments

Trimark Investments

One challenge with researching investments over time is that companies sometimes change names as they grow and mature. As you search through our archives, one such example of this you will find is Trimark investments.

Long known as Trimark Investments or AIM Trimark, the company changed… Read More

This pandemic star is still shining

Starbucks has rebounded strongly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to its pickup-only and drive-thru locations.
The company now plans to concentrate on adding more of those outlets under a new growth plan. It expects to expand to that number to 55,000 stores by… Read More

Three ETFs offer international diversification

We think that most Canadian investors should have high-quality, dividend-paying Canadian stocks (or ETFs that hold those stocks) make up the bulk of their portfolios. We also feel that virtually all Canadian investors should have, say, 20% to 30% of their portfolios in U.S. stocks… Read More