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

Updating six North American ETFs

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… Read More

Visa still appealing after big surge

Visa’s shares have soared 800% since we first recommended them in our December 2010 issue at $19 (adjusted for splits). We were originally drawn to the company’s unique business model, which lets it profit as more people use credit and debit cards instead of cheques… Read More

Visa Inc.’s earnings from electronic payments are up 17.4%

Visa Inc.’s earnings from electronic payments are up 17.4%

This leading credit card payments network processed 33.9 billion transactions in the recent quarter to generate $2.54 billion in quarterly earnings.

The company has reached a major settlement and continues to grow aggressively as more consumers use credit and debit cards instead of cash.


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Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

 In response to a direct “buy or not” question from a member of his Inner Circle, Pat McKeough takes a close look at Dollarama as it stands in 2019. A successful growth stock, Dollarama has seen exponential gains since it first began trading publicly. The… Read More

Five of these North American ETFs are buys

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… Read More

Here’s 4 top picks for fintech growth

A financial technology, or “fintech,” stock typically offers one, or several, financial services that rely on technology to gain efficiencies. While there are many startup firms in this field, we prefer well-established companies, such as the four we analyze below, with the resources to develop… Read More

High-quality clientele give Amex an edge

AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. $100 (New York symbol AXP, Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 847.0 million; Market cap: $84.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.americanexpress.com) is one of the world’s largest issuers of payment cards. As of December 31, 2018, it… Read More