Q: Pat, could I get your recommendation on the BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF (TSX: ZWC)? Thanks.

A: BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF, $18.36, symbol ZWC on Toronto (Units outstanding: 21.1 million; Market cap: $387.4 million; www.bmo.com/gam/ca/investor/products/etfs), focuses on mostly high-quality Canadian stocks. Its top holdings are BCE at 4.2%; Pembina Pipeline, 4.0%; CIBC, 3.8%; Enbridge, 3.7%; Nutrien, 3.6%; Telus… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

Heavy investments spur customer growth

BCE INC. $53.59 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $48.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.6%; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.2 residential million customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. The company also… Read More

Dividend increase: Telus

TELUS CORP. $47 (Toronto symbol T; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 595.0 million; Market cap: $28.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.telus.com) has 8.9 million subscribers and is Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier, after Rogers Communications (No. 1) and BCE (No. 2). In… Read More

Narrower focus works for Telus

Dear Client:
Telus—unlike its main competitors, BCE and Rogers—prefers to concentrate on its core telecom businesses instead of diversifying into other areas such as TV broadcasting and sports teams. That strategy has let it focus on improving customer service and getting subscribers to buy more services… Read More