The major Canadian and U.S. stock markets, while still subject to volatility, continue to offer attractive returns for investors—especially if you buy the top stocks. All in all, we think that if you can afford to stay in the market for several years or longer,… Read More
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $81.17, Toronto symbol TD, is a buy.
With the January 31, 2024 payment, TD will raise your quarterly dividend by 6.3%. Investors will then receive $1.02 a share instead of $0.96. The new annual rate of $4.08 yields a solid 5.0%.
The bank merged its 43%-owned… Read More
We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank. Simply put, they are some of the best stocks for dividends
Banks remain key lower-risk investments… Read More
Two Canadian Bond ETFs offering low fees and high-quality holdings
Even for our conservative investors, we caution against investing in bonds. Today’s rising interest rates make bonds unattractive, and further increases would push down their future value. But, if you need stable income and want to… Read More
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $81.01, Toronto symbol TD, is a buy.
The bank is now raising your quarterly dividend by 6.3%. Starting with the January 2024 payment, investors will receive $1.02 a share instead of $0.96. The new annual rate of $4.08 yields a solid 5.0%.
TD continues to… Read More
These two Canadian ETFs track Canada’s best-established indexes and provide low-fee exposure to widely traded blue chip stocks.
When you invest in ETFs, simpler is generally better. And each of these two Canadian ETFs provides a straightforward approach to investing in a selection of Canada’s top… Read More
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, $61.00, Toronto symbol BNS, remains a buy.
Due to the current economic uncertainty as a result of higher interest rates and inflation, Bank of Nova Scotia set aside $1.26 billion to cover future loan losses in its fiscal 2023 fourth quarter, ended October… Read More
Understand how to pick an ETF the best way and you will stay away from overpriced choices while targeting the market’s best. Learn more now
We still feel that investors will profit the most with a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual stocks, but ETFs can also… Read More
This month we feature a very high-yielding financial services ETF from Hamilton Capital Partners, and a top-performing North American value equity ETF from RBC.
HAMILTON CANADIAN FINANCIALS YIELD MAXIMIZER ETF $13.12 (Toronto symbol HMAX) invests in the top 10 Canadian financial services companies as measured by their total… Read More
Q: I have been considering the following ETF and would appreciate your take on it. The iShares 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF. Thank you.
A: The iShares 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF, $17.24, symbol CBO on Toronto (Units outstanding: 41.6 million; Market cap: $717.2 million; www.blackrock.com/ca), invests in a portfolio of short-term and medium-term corporate bonds. They’re drawn from the FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) 1-5 Year… Read More