Activists want Exxon to go green

EXXON MOBIL CORP. $53 is a hold. The oil giant (New York symbol XOM; Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 4.2 billion; Market cap: $222.6 billion; Dividend yield: 6.9%; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; www.exxonmobil.com) has come under fire from two activist firms—D.E. Shaw Group and Engine No. 1.
Exxon’s shares are down… Read More

ETFs keep attracting record inflows

In 2020, ETFs continued to attract new money at a rapid pace, with almost $33 billion in inflows through the end of November. That should lead to a record year of inflows, beating the previous record of $30 billion set in 2019.
Canada now has 39… Read More

Niche markets set these leaders apart

The Finance sector offers investors a wide variety of stocks beyond banks. The best of these, such as the three we recommend below, are leaders in their niche businesses. Their strong market positions help them weather shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic to bounce back even… Read More