COVID-19 boosts the appeal of Utilities ETFs

Central banks are keeping interest rates down in order to counter the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Supplement on page 69 offers you more info on how high deficits and low interest rates in the wake of the coronavirus will affect governments going… Read More

Better networks fuel Telus’s success

Telus’s long-term commitment to improving the speed and capacity of its wireless and Internet networks continues to pay off for investors. That’s especially so during the coronavirus pandemic and the sharp rise in Canadians using their home Internet service to work remotely. The strength of… Read More

Telus skips a dividend hike

TELUS $24.53 is a #1 Buy for 2020. The stock (Toronto symbol T; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $31.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.telus.com) is Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier after Rogers Communications (No. 1) and Bell Mobility (No. 2). It also sells traditional… 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

Dividend delay is a prudent move

TELUS CORP. $23 is still a buy. The company (Toronto symbol T; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $29.9 billion; Dividend yield: 5.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.telus.com) is Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier after Rogers Communications (No. 1) and Bell Mobility (No. 2)… Read More

Get a 5.2% yield from Telus Corp.

Get a 5.2% yield from Telus Corp.

The company is expanding its health division to support telehealth services and better protect healthcare providers while offering the convenience of video checkups for patients.

A recent acquisition in the security business should help boost future revenues.

TELUS (Toronto symbol T; www.telus.com) gives you a stake in… Read More

Buy these telecom stalwarts for your gains

BCE and Telus are high-quality companies with businessess well-prepared to withstand the coronavirus slowdown, and protect their balance sheets and investor dividends.
Each telecom will suffer some revenue losses as it waives data caps and late payment charges to help customers in need.
Governments and regulators are… Read More