Emerging market spotlight: Brazil focuses on recovery

Brazil’s economy continues its slow recovery after a major recession in 2015-2016. That’s when the economy contracted 7% over that two-year period. Ongoing turmoil—the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff in May 2016, corruption scandals for a major corporation, volatile commodity prices, and high inflation—kept the… 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
For decades, we’ve advised Canadian investors to spread their holdings out geographically between Canadian and U.S. stocks. Our view is that virtually all Canadian investors should have, say,… Read More

Japan keeps overcoming its challenges

The Japanese economy ranks among the top 5 in the world and hosts some of the most profitable global corporations. The economy is, however, hamstrung by a declining and rapidly aging population. Still, an older population also present opportunities, and Japanese companies are already coming… Read More

Its plan will close the gap in Brazil

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. $63 (New York symbol QSR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 467.6 million; Market cap: $29.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.6; Dividend yield: 3.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.rbi.com) continues to rapidly expand its Burger King outlets in Brazil.
On average, the chain opens a.. Read More

Big expansion in Brazil

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $56.51 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares o/s: 478.0 million; Market cap: $27.0 billion; Yield: 3.2%) continues to rapidly expand its Burger King outlets in Brazil.
The chain opens on average a new site in Brazil every three to four days. With… Read More