Stanley’s broader focus cuts your risk

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has cut Stanley’s price by 33% in the past month. However, we expect the stock—and the company­—should rebound strongly once the crisis ends. That’s due to its wide variety of products, strong brands and broad geographic presence. Stanley is also reducing… Read More

These ETFs give you top-quality stocks

The six ETFs we update for you below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index for its investors. Note that this is different from riskier ETFs focused on… Read More

Stanley plans to add to your 40% return

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $165 is still a buy after the 40% gain for investors this year. The company (New York symbol SWK; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 152.0 million; Market cap: $25.1 billion; P/S ratio: 1.8; Divd. yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average;… Read More

Q: Hi, all. I wonder what your thoughts are on Carnival Corporation. We only own 100 shares, but as we spend about a month a year with Princess, owning 100 shares gets us about $500 U.S. in spending credits on their cruises as a shareholder benefit. Plus, it has a nice, decent dividend. Thanks.

A: Carnival Corp., $44.68, symbol CCL on New York (Shares outstanding: 718.6 million; Market cap: $31.7 billion; www.carnival.com), operates a fleet of 104 cruise ships worldwide and is based in Doral, Florida.

Carnival’s portfolio of cruise line brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess… 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