Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds are ETFs or mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index
Canadian funds, specifically, index funds, are among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades.

The best Canadian funds do show better long-run performance… Read More

Q: Pat, I hold a position in Mastercard and have been happy with its performance. I can’t find any recent opinion from you on this stock and would appreciate your comments. Thank you.

A: Mastercard Inc., $363.96, symbol MA on New York (Shares outstanding: 969.7 million; Market cap: $358.7 billion; www.mastercard.com), is the world’s second-largest payment processor behind only Visa (symbol V on New York).

Mastercard makes money from every transaction it processes for Mastercard-branded credit cards both domestically… Read More

Q: Pat, I’ve been watching PayPal for some time (some years, in fact!) and I notice it has dropped a great deal since mid-2021. Is it time to buy?

A: PayPal Holdings Inc., $118.23, symbol PYPL on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $142.0 billion; www.paypal.com), remains a buy, but only for aggressive investors.

The company gives investors a way to tap into the fast-growing field of online transaction processing. The stock dropped from… Read More

Six North American ETFs: 5 buys, 1 hold

The major Canadian and U.S. stock markets, while subject to volatility, have moved back up since their initial COVID-19 drop. Nonetheless, we think that if you can afford to stay in the market for several years or longer, now is still a good time for… Read More

Visa offsets Russia pullout

VISA INC. $215 is a buy. The company (New York symbol V; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $451.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 16.8; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.visa.com) has suspended is operations in Russia as a result of that country’s… Read More

Tech looks to bounce back from its losses

Many technology stocks has seen strong growth over the past couple of years as the pandemic unfolded. The reasons included: the rapid expansion of productivity and cybersecurity technology as COVID-19 forced many people to work from home, and the shift to online shopping. That pushed… Read More

These ETFs offer you top-quality stocks

The major Canadian and U.S. stock markets have moved back up since their initial COVID-19 drop. Nonetheless, we think that if you can afford to stay in the market for several years or longer, now is still a good time for new buying. We see… Read More

Profit from crypto with much less risk

Instead of investing directly in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, we prefer companies like Visa and PayPal that will profit from processing crypto transactions. Both firms also stand to gain from the ongoing shift to electronic payments.
VISA INC. $215 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol V;… Read More