Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both funds mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.
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TD remains a solid pick in turbulent times

The economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has forced TD, and other big banks, to increase the funds it sets aside for possible loan defaults. While that has hurt its current earnings, the bank can comfortably absorb these charges. As well, regulators have relaxed their capitalization… Read More

These banks offer high, sustainable yields

Despite the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, we still like the long-term prospects for investors in Canada’s top banks. As they were during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, these institutions are well prepared and well capitalized to handle the current shock.
Meanwhile, under new rules by… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Enjoy a 5.5% yield from Toronto-Dominion Bank

Enjoy a 5.5% yield from Toronto-Dominion Bank

The company is selling its online brokerage firm to a competitor in an all-stock takeover deal.

Meanwhile it boasts a track record of increasing its dividend for investors by 9.1% each year over the past 5 years.

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, (Toronto symbol TD; www.td.com) owns roughly 43% of… Read More

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2020. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, sub-indexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend stocks… Read More