Q: Hello, Pat. What is your opinion on holding a Canadian-focused small-/mid-cap fund such as the Fidelity Special Situations Fund. Do you think it’s a good idea to hold more aggressive Canadian small and mid-cap stocks?

A: We generally feel that most investors should hold the bulk of their investment portfolios in conservative securities from well-established companies. This means holding a total of 15 to 25 well-established, dividend-paying stocks, chosen mainly from our “Average” or higher ratings, and spreading your holdings… Read More

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger still paying off

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger still paying off

Agrium Inc. completed its merger with Potash Corp in 2019. The new combined company, Nutrien, has benefited from higher commodity prices and better-than-expected cost cutting following the merger. This industry giant has also made strategic acquisitions to further spur its earnings.

The company has raised its… Read More