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Investor's Digest of Canada

Investor’s Digest of Canada has been named “The World’s Best Investment Advisory” — five times — by the Specialized Information Publishers Association of Washington, D.C.

Published bi-weekly, this information-packed advisory is the key source of investment knowledge for individual investors in Canada. Investor’s Digest briefs readers on what leading investment firms across Canada are telling their best clients to buy and sell. It monitors insider trading, provides summaries of brokers’ research reports, analyzes key ratios on over 1,100 Canadian companies and interviews professional money managers.

Subscribers to Investor’s Digest of Canada also get buy and sell recommendations from the best and brightest minds in Canada, complete coverage of stocks that offer Dividend Re-Investment Plans and digests of leading investment advisory newsletters from across Canada and around the world.

Article Index

2 utility stocks to buy for dividends

Toronto-based National Bank analyst Rupert Merer picks two utility stocks—both independent power producers—as his two “dividend all-stars” and “best buy” stocks.
The yield is the thing in today’s domestic stock market,   Read More

Making a will and estate planning

The grim reaper is not going to hang around and wait for you to get organized. He works on his own schedule. Trust and Estate Practitioner Mark Halpern has both   Read More

2 stocks to buy in a weak market

A top-10 Canadian bank and a CAD-hedged ETF tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average are PI Financial portfolio manager’s current top two stock picks.
Feeling bullish? If so, Vancouver-area portfolio manager   Read More

3 best financial stocks to buy

Toronto-based Desjardins Capital Markets analysts Doug Young and Gary Ho name their ‘top picks’ from the Canadian financial sector for 2019—an insurance company, a bank and an alternative credit services   Read More

3 income trusts to buy

Every month, Investor’s Digest surveys 48 income trusts covered by leading securities analysts. Two real estate investment trusts and an energy trust were highlights.
SmartCentres REIT (TSX—SRU.UN)
After a successful equity raise   Read More

2 best stocks to buy now

A top-10 Canadian bank and a CAD-hedged exchange-traded fund tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average are PI Financial portfolio manager’s current top two stock picks.
Feeling bullish? If so, Vancouver-area portfolio   Read More

Unanimous ‘buy’ ratings for two top stocks

Every month Investor’s Digest of Canada surveys securities analysts’ opinions and recommendations for over 1,000 Canadian stocks. Here are two of the survey’s top 10 picks that garnered the most   Read More

3 best financial stocks to buy

Toronto-based Desjardins Capital Markets analysts Doug Young and Gary Ho name their ‘top picks’ from the Canadian financial sector for 2019—an insurance company, a bank and an alternative credit services   Read More

A value fund and a growth fund to buy

Toronto-based Purpose Investments portfolio manager Greg Taylor says the market has rotated from its growth focus to a search for value. He picks two funds for this transitioning market as   Read More

Precious metals stocks set for a better year

PI Financial’s Chris Thompson and Philip Ker say investors should watch for a potent reversal and widening of the gold-to-silver ratio to historic highs (roughly 86:1) which will favour accumulating   Read More

5 seasonal base metals ETFs to buy now

Seasonal financial analyst Don Vialoux says his ‘best buy’ for the coming months is the base metals sector, and the easiest way to play the sector is through exchange-traded funds,   Read More

Digital disruption and consumer goods stocks

Keith Howlett, a Toronto-based Desjardins Capital Markets analyst, took a look at what disrupters have done to Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma and Bed, Bath & Beyond. He found two Canadian consumer goods   Read More

Big banks—the rich will get richer

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest financial institution and the 24th largest bank in the world based on total assets. The bank serves 16 million clients in 36 different   Read More

Blockchains, cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets

Cryptoassets are not just cryptocurrencies; every asset will be digitized and these cryptoassets are ultimately going to come to represent almost every single asset we have—natural assets, commodities, securities, and   Read More

2 junior healthcare stocks to buy

Analyst Alp Erdogan says that in 2019, capital that bloated the 2018 prices of cryptocurrencies, cannabis stocks and blockchain technology generally will shift toward value stocks with better defensive characteristics.   Read More

Winning the long game—Canadian style

American children’s author E. L. Konigsburg observed about honor rolls: “By the time they get to sixth grade, honor roll students won’t risk making a mistake; and sometimes to be   Read More

Drone Delivery Canada ready to take flight

DDC was the first Canadian drone operator to recognize the advantages of drones for specialized delivery systems and they are now on the brink of achieving operational stability and financial   Read More

Stable returns, cash flow from private mortgages

Why invest in private mortgages? Unlike stocks, funds or traditional real estate investments, private mortgages are relatively safe investment vehicles that allow generous, stable returns and produce strong cash flow.   Read More