Topic: How To Invest

Special Report on Canadian Dividend Stocks

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We still think investors will profit most—and with the least risk—by buying shares of well-established, dividend-paying stocks with strong business prospects. These are companies that have strong positions in healthy industries. They also have strong management that will make the right moves to remain competitive in a changing marketplace. Stocks like these give investors an additional measure of safety in today’s volatile markets. And the best ones offer an attractive combination of moderate p/e’s (the ratio of a stock’s price to its per-share earnings), steady or rising dividend yields (annual dividend divided by the share price) and promising growth prospects. Here are 20 stocks we think meet those criteria: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Emera Inc., $37, Toronto symbol EMA (Shares outstanding: 142.6 million; Market cap: $5.4 billion; www.emera.com ), is Nova Scotia’s main power supplier. It also holds interests in electrical utilities in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Emera is currently building the Maritime Link, which will transmit electricity from the island of Newfoundland to Nova Scotia through an…

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