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; 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

Good time for you to buy gold

For many investors, gold represents a “safe harbour” amid COVID-19 turbulence. That’s reflected in the sharp price jumps we continue to see.
We expect gold-loving markets in Asia and other emerging markets to rebound after the coronavirus. That should further spur gold purchases, taking gold stocks… Read More