Two of these Asian ETFs are buys right now

Two of these Asian ETFs are buys right now

We believe conservative investors can have as much as 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. A good way to do that is by choosing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.

The best of those funds offer low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of… Read More

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Each of these three ETFs hold mostly high-quality stocks traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That sets them apart from ETFs that focus on narrower indexes or themes such as social media or solar power.

Although… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Here are three ETFs that mostly hold high-quality stocks widely traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as biotechnology or solar power.

While you do pay… Read More

Stanley’s top brands offset its acquisition risk

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $140 (New York symbol SWK; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 153.0 million; Market cap: $21.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Divd. yield: 1.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.stanleyblackanddecker.com) is one of the world’s largest makers of hand and power tools for… Read More

Dividend increase: Stanley

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $140 (New York symbol SWK; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 153.0 million; Market cap: $21.4 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.stanleyblackanddecker.com) is one of the world’s largest makers of hand and power tools for consumers… Read More