Utilities can steer you to gains in this market

Below, we continue our look at industries and sectors that tend to reward investors in bear markets. That includes utilities, communications services, and healthcare ETFs. While those funds are generally less exposed to the ups and downs of the economic cycle, they also tend to… Read More

Better networks help investors

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $50 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares o/s: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $205.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) raised the dividend for its investors by 2.1% with the November 2019 payment. The new… Read More

Urbanization should spur your future gains

Another “megatrend” offering investors strong potential for long-term growth is the rising number of people worldwide moving to urban centres. Here are three ETFs that focus on mining, infrastructure, cybersecurity and other industries set to profit from urbanization. A supplement on page 40 offers you… Read More

Three more value picks for you ETF portfolio

We continue to assess the merits of ETFs that have underperformed for investors over the past 3 years: Below we give you a snapshot of funds focused on global energy stocks, copper miners and U.S. telecoms. Each faces industry pressures that impact your returns. Still,… Read More