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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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What to do about mutual funds now

Mining stocks and oil and gas stocks have compelling valuations right now which makes a specialty fund such as RBC Global Resources attractive. If you’d rather track a broad index,   Read More

BoC rate hike drives bond prices lower

The Bank of Canada targeted overnight rate was recently raised to 0.75 per cent. Bond prices fell, of course, so that yields would rise and keep pace with the higher   Read More

Floating-rate preferreds rise with prime rate

Floating-rate preferred shares have advantages and disadvantages. You earn higher income, along with the potential for capital gains, when interest rates rise. But the opposite can occur when rates fall.

We’ve   Read More

Cyclical investing—where are we now?

Cyclical investing works if the timing is right. The key question is: “Is this the right time?” Our current expansion (begun in 2009) is getting long in the tooth. Sectors   Read More

Home country bias hurting Canadians

The S&P/TSX hasn’t shared in the current strength of global stock markets. In fact, the Toronto market has lost ground since it reached an all-time high in February. Only a   Read More

Floating rate preferreds offer some protection

Every month the Money Reporter, the newsletter for investors whose interest is more interest,   publishes its list of recommended bonds and preferred shares. The longer-term outlook is for yields to   Read More

Equity fund has consistently outperformed

Beutel Goodman Canadian Equity Fund hasn’t always outperformed its peers and the Canadian stock market, but it has certainly done so most of the time. It has outperformed its peer   Read More

2 oil and gas stocks teaming up

The combination of two midstream oil and gas stocks—Pembina and Veresen—will create a leading North American energy infrastructure company. Assuming approvals are received, we advise tendering your Veresen shares to   Read More

What to do about bonds and preferred shares now

Every month the Money Reporter, the newsletter for investors whose interest is more interest, publishes its list of recommended bonds and preferred shares. We currently recommend a 50-50 split between   Read More

How many mutual funds should you own?

One question that mutual fund investors commonly ask is: “How many funds should I own?” The number will vary according to how much money you have and how much effort   Read More

Resource funds aren’t for the faint-hearted

Investors who want an equity portfolio that approximates the Toronto Stock Exchange will hold about a third of their portfolio in resource stocks. The further breakdown is: materials stocks (includes   Read More

Two ETFs for gains from global stocks

According to BloombergBusinessweek, the number of market indexes now exceeds the number of U.S. stocks. Many of these new benchmarks are created just so they can be tracked by an   Read More

2 REITs and 2 income stocks to buy

The Money Reporter regularly reviews the 20 top income stocks and trusts for the income-focused investor. From those 20 it highlights those it views as being its current choices for   Read More

What to do about bonds and preferred shares now

Every month the Money Reporter, the newsletter for investors whose interest is more interest, publishes its list of recommended bonds and preferred shares.
What to do about bonds now
Canadian bond prices   Read More