Good time to buy Canada’s big banks

The shares of Canada’s big five banks have moved down recently, mainly due to fears that a slowing economy and rising interest rates will cut demand for new loans. However, each of the five continue to lower their costs and expand outside of Canada. That… Read More

TD profits from both sides of the border

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK $79 (Toronto symbol TD; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.8 billion; Market cap: $142.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 3.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.td.com) gets 58% of its earnings from its Canadian retail business, which operates 1,108 branches. In… Read More