Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More

Don’t let the Shiller CAPE Ratio scare you out of the market

Don’t let the Shiller CAPE Ratio scare you out of the market

Understanding the Shiller CAPE Ratio and the false narratives it has encouraged among investors helps put stock market risk in perspective
Dr. Robert Shiller—economics professor at Yale University, and joint winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics—has redeemed himself, in our opinion. I’ll say more… Read More

Buying U.S. Stocks in Canada Provides International Exposure

Buying U.S. Stocks in Canada Provides International Exposure

Investors buying U.S. stocks in Canada can get international exposure—especially when looking at the Consumer sector for investments
Long before 2020, and, indeed, for several decades, we’ve advised Canadian investors to spread their holdings out geographically between Canadian and U.S. stocks. Our view is that virtually… Read More

How to tell if a stock paying a dividend will keep doing so

How to tell if a stock paying a dividend will keep doing so

7 suggestions on how to tell if a stock paying a dividend will continue to do so
We believe investors will profit most, and do so with the least risk, by buying shares of well-established, dividend-paying stocks with strong business prospects. That then raises the question,… Read More

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Good companies to invest in share a number of key characteristics
High-quality blue chip companies are good companies to invest in. Blue chip companies are typically defined as firms whose stocks have a national reputation for quality, reliability and the ability to operate profitably in good… Read More