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Money Reporter

The Money Reporter is Canada’s leading personal finance advisory for investors interested in earning more income.

Every two weeks, the Money Reporter updates subscribers on the latest developments in every area of income investment — preferred shares, debentures, bonds, Dividend Re-Investment Plans, the best Canadian stocks for conservative investors and much more.

The Money Reporter is also Canada’s leading source of advice on income trusts. The monthly Income Trust Guide provides in-depth analysis and timely reports with specific buy-sell recommendations.

The Money Reporter is also packed with portfolio planning advice, the best retirement-planning strategies and tax-savings reports. Subscribers always have specific advice they can act on.

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You can’t outsmart the market

We have always advised strenuously against stock-market timing. And the longer we work at investments, the more convinced we become that no one has much of an edge at timing.
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How to pick a winning fund

As all fund companies will tell you, past performance is no guarantee of future results. If that’s so, then how can you pick a fund to invest in?
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Bonds and preferreds for income investors

Probable interest rate hikes this year may be subdued but will still limit the attraction of current fixed-income investments. These rate hikes will, however, benefit our recommended floating-rate preferreds.
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2 split share corporations to buy

Split shares can really boost your yield. They offer you the choice of doubling your eligible dividend income or doubling your capital gain with the potential bonus of any extra   Read More

It’s tax time once again

2018 was a poor year for most Canadian stock funds and you may have received some shocking tax reporting slips this month. But now, it’s too late to do anything   Read More

Where to invest new money right now

If you have new money to invest, we consider the Canadian stock market a good place to put some of your money. We would take this opportunity to invest in   Read More

Investing for income

You will get the most from your income portfolio by following the four guidelines below. Also, be sure to own at least one good dividend or equity income fund, and,   Read More

Where to put new money now

Continue with your investment program, including regular additions to your small-cap funds, if these suit your temperament and objectives. But maintain a balance between conservative funds and aggressive funds.
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How to balance your equity mutual funds

Whether you invest in equity mutual funds or directly in stocks, you need to diversify your holdings and balance them to suit your own investment circumstances and objectives. Below we   Read More

Telus subscribers and dividends growing

Telus Corp. is the largest telecommunications carrier in western Canada and one of the largest in the country. It has over 13 million subscriber connections, including 9.2 million wireless subscribers,   Read More

How to buy bonds—at a fair price

The North American economy is expected to grow this year, and central banks on both sides of the border will probably engage in some interest rate hikes. This may lead   Read More

Loblaw spins out Choice Properties REIT

Loblaw’s sale of its interest in Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust to its parent company George Weston Limited turns the grocery retailer into a pure-play retail stock and further   Read More

Here’s a way to play rising interest rates

Floating-rate bonds and floating-rate bond ETFs offer you a way to protect your fixed-income portfolio from rising interest rates.
In view of rising interest rates, we’ve advised you to shorten the   Read More

Mackenzie Canadian Growth makes Top-40

We’ve added a new fund to our recommended Conservative Canadian Stock Funds on the Money Reporter’s ‘The Top 40: Canada’s Best Mutual Funds’ list. Mackenzie Canadian Growth Fund’s investment approach   Read More

Watch for tax pitfalls with mutual funds

We’re approaching that time of year when many mutual funds distribute the capital gains they’ve realized throughout the year to their unit holders. This event should serve as a reminder   Read More

Do fund management expenses matter?

Mutual fund management expenses take a meaningful chunk of your funds’ asset values. And they do so year after year. But the real question should be whether what you get   Read More

Are you confident enough to buy low?

Stock market weakness provides you with an opportunity to buy at lower prices and higher yields. Buy low, sell high. Sounds simple, but can you do it? Here’s a high-quality   Read More

Should you rebalance your portfolio?

Rebalancing an investment portfolio makes intuitive sense. And it serves to take emotion out of the picture. But it also takes judgment out of the picture. And its benefits are   Read More

Here’s a way to play rising interest rates

Floating-rate bonds and floating-rate bond ETFs offer you a way to protect your fixed-income portfolio from rising interest rates.
In view of rising interest rates, we’ve advised you to shorten the   Read More