Nuance better poised for spinoff gains

NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC. $17 (Nasdaq symbol NUAN; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 285.6 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; No dividends paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.nucance.com) specializes in speech and imaging technology. Its systems enable voice-activated services over the telephone by transforming speech into… Read More

10 secrets of investing in junior mining stocks

Junior mining stocks are highly speculative, but here are 10 secrets that will help you successfully invest in them.
In mining exploration, an “anomaly” is a geological formation or find that might attract a prospector’s interest. However, one rule of thumb for mining stocks is that… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs (Canada) can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs (Canada), as the one remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for… Read More

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

The best TFSA investments provide you with tax advantages, but you need to pick your investments wisely
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) let you earn investment income—including interest, dividends and capital gains—tax free. Unlike registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), contributions to TFSAs are not tax deductible. However,… Read More

The best bank stocks for dividends: knowing the big five

We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank — because they are some of the best stocks for dividends
Banks remain key lower-risk investments… Read More

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Is it Too Late to Invest in Canadian Marijuana Stocks?

Canadian marijuana stocks may move higher on momentum as the Oct. 17, 2019 date for legalization of edibles approaches—but they need significant revenue growth to justify their huge market caps
Share prices for many Canadian marijuana stocks have soared since mid-2016, but they’ve also seen sharp… Read More