There are ETF opportunities beyond Canada

Canadian investors, not unlike investors from most other countries, often have a bias for investing in their home markets. Familiarity with the domestic environment and companies—and a lack of familiarity with foreign markets—are big reasons.
And we agree with that bias—we still recommend that most Canadians… Read More

Walmart’s ready to move even higher

Walmart’s shares have jumped 27% since the start of 2020. That’s thanks to strong consumer demand for food and household items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stock is now poised to move even higher. Governments continue to designate Walmart’s stores as “essential,” so they remain open… Read More

Growth stocks can boost your gains

Growth stocks can be riskier than well-established firms, but the best of them often make good long-term investments. They may be well-known stars or quiet gems, but they do share one common attribute: they grow at a faster-than-average rate within their industry, or within the… Read More

Canada’s stock market has great potential

The Canadian economy ranks among the top 10 globally and has performed better than most of its large, developed peers over the past decade. The country is also among the top 15 most-competitive economies in the world; to date, it has fared relatively well at… Read More

Three key updates to boost your returns

SNAP-ON INC. $147 is still a hold. The company (New York symbol SNA; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 54.9 million; Market cap: $8.1 billion; Dividend yield: 2.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.snapon.com) makes tools for auto mechanics and sells them through a fleet of franchised… Read More

Q: Pat, can I have your opinion of Stamps.com? Thanks.

A: Stamps.com Inc., $282.62, symbol STMP on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 17.1 million; Market cap: $4.8 billion; www.stamps.com), offers online postage and shipping solutions under several brand names: Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks, and MetaPack.

The company lets users print official USPS stamps and shipping labels for… Read More