Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Key updates dividend investors need to know

J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO. $93 is still a buy. The bank (New York symbol JPM; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 3.1 billion; Market cap: $288.3 billion; Dividend yield: 3.9%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.jpmorganchase.com) last raised its quarterly dividend with the October 2019 payment by… Read More

Texas Instruments looks beyond COVID-19

Despite COVID-19, Texas Instruments worked to maintain its production rate for computer chips. While demand fell sharply with the pandemic, the company’s decision—and its investments—means it should immediately benefit once demand returns.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $142 is a buy. The stock (Nasdaq symbol TXN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing… Read More

Insurers still a top choice for income seekers

The COVID-19 outbreak will slow the growth of these top insurance companies, particularly in Asia. The shock to their investment portfolios will also limit their earnings.
However, both firms should rebound quickly once the outbreak eases. That should also let them keep raising your dividends.
MANULIFE FINANCIAL… Read More