Not all high yield ETFs are created equal

High yields, especially in what is still a relatively low interest-rate environment, have lots of appeal for many income investors. But ETF investors should look beyond the historical distribution yield for any danger signs.
The managers of ETFs use various strategies to generate high yields for… Read More

A yield to caution

TD 1ST PREFERRED CLASS A SERIES 1 $23.05 (Toronto symbol TD.PF.A) is a preferred share issue from TD Bank (symbol TD on Toronto).
The TD Series 1 preferreds yield 4.0%. That’s higher than the 3.5% offered by the bank’s common shares.
Note, though, that preferred shares behave more like… Read More

Updating your Cyclical-Growth Payers: Russel Metals Inc.

RUSSEL METALS INC. $31 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol RUS; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 63.0 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.russelmetals.com) is one of the largest metals distributors in North America.
Russel has paid… Read More

We don’t see all spinoffs as winners

While most spinoffs pay off for investors over time, some deliver big gains right away while others can go into a deep slump. Here are two recent spinoffs moving in opposite directions.
GXO LOGISTICS INC. $88 is a spinoff buy. The company (New York symbol GXO; Manufacturing sector;… Read More

Get 4.5% yield from Russel Metals

Get 4.5% yield from Russel Metals

This firm hasn’t raised its dividend for several years. That’s mainly because it operates in a cyclical business with unpredictable revenue streams. However, as a leader in its niche industry, its current payments still look secure for income investors.

A new agreement to combine operations with… Read More

Two small-caps with dependable income

Calian and Russel haven’t raised their dividends for several years. That’s mainly because they operate in cyclical businesses with unpredictable revenue streams. However, as leaders in their niche industries, those current payments still look secure for income investors.
CALIAN GROUP LTD. $62 is a buy. The company (Toronto… Read More

Let our stock updates help direct you

COTY INC. $7.73 is still a hold for aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol COTY; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 816.1 million; Market cap: $6.3 billion; Dividend suspended in 2020; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.coty.com) is a leading maker of beauty and cosmetics products. Its main brands include CoverGirl,… Read More