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The Investment Reporter

Canada’s most consistently successful stock market advisory, The Investment Reporter has been steering a steady, profitable course for Canadian investors since 1941. In fact, Hulbert Financial, the leading U.S. financial advisory rating service, has consistently named The Investment Reporter one of the top five advisories in the world over the past 20 years!

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Article Index

Investment strategy: Dollar-cost averaging

We’ve always held a high opinion of dollar-cost averaging. That’s because we’ve often seen this investment strategy richly reward those who follow it.

To dollar-cost average, of course, you invest equal   Read More

Coronavirus makes Amazon indispensable

Social isolation has raised the demand for consumer staples, healthcare items and home entertainment. Global stock Amazon.com Inc. stands to profit from these trends.

Amazon.com (NDQ—AMZN) has performed much better than   Read More

Staying the course is harder than it looks

Bull and bear markets succeed one another. But market timing just doesn’t work, so stay the course, invest gradually and rebalance your portfolio towards stocks.

The stock market’s unexpected plunge this   Read More

Portfolio planning for future profits

Three factors will affect most of your investment strategy this year: the COVID-19 pandemic, plunging oil prices and the US presidential election.

Investors should look forward to a positive performance for   Read More

COVID-19 has caused a bear market

With markets down by more than 30 per cent, we’re officially in a bear market. But a lower market lets you buy high-quality stocks that pay dividends and regularly raise   Read More

Control your fixed-income investments

Fixed-income investments like bonds have a place in most portfolios. But they yield little as central banks have cut interest rates to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus   Read More

You make your profit when you buy

Rather than focusing too much on when to sell, you’ll likely improve your results if you adhere to sound portfolio-planning principles.
Knowing when to sell is perhaps the most pitfall-riddled aspect   Read More

This bud is about to blossom

With the slow rollout of cannabis stores in Ontario, pot stocks have been beaten down. But that has made some of them more attractively valued.

After initially getting upset at Aphria   Read More

David stocks vs. Goliath stocks

Historically, small stocks easily beat big stocks. But almost all of the better gains of small stocks occurred in one unusual nine-year period. Big stocks should do better in 2020.
At   Read More

Keep attribution rules in perspective

The tax department’s attribution rules complicate the matter of giving securities to your children and grandchildren.
Keep things in perspective when you tax plan. Once you start agonizing over every dollar   Read More

January Barometer is mixed for 2020

The January barometer gave a mixed outlook for 2020. An interesting indicator, perhaps, but we think you’re better off putting time into developing a long-term investment plan.

A recurring pattern that   Read More

How to profit without knowing when to sell

Rather than focusing too much on when to sell, you’ll likely improve your results if you adhere to sound portfolio-planning principles.
Knowing when to sell is perhaps the most pitfall-riddled aspect   Read More

Big-company versus small-company stocks

Historically, small stocks easily beat big stocks. But almost all of the better gains of small stocks occurred in one unusual nine-year period. Big stocks should do better in 2020.
At   Read More

5 small-company stocks for 2020

Small-company stocks that we rate ‘Speculative’ and ‘Higher Risk’ can offer attractive advantages. They offer higher potential rewards to compensate for their greater risk.

In 2020, you should focus on high-quality   Read More

Buy Recipe Unlimited and ‘eat in’

Recipe Unlimited’s high and growing cash flow lets it reinvest and reward shareholders with rising dividends and share buybacks. Buy RECP, ‘eat in’ tonight and get paid to do it.

Recipe   Read More

And the best asset class is . . .

. . . stocks—by a mile. A dollar invested in stocks in 1802 would have soared to $704,997 in 2012. In long-term government bonds, $1,178; US T-bills, $281; and gold,   Read More

Canada’s ‘Big 5’ banks remain buys

Canadian banks face some headwinds, but the big five are expected to earn more in 2020. They pay attractive dividends and they trade at low price-to-earnings ratios.

We cover Canada’s big   Read More

Dorel gets a bounce from Phase One deal

Dorel’s shares have gotten a nice bounce from the Phase One US-China trade deal. But trade is not this consumer goods and manufacturing stock’s only problem.

Though the US and China   Read More

Buy these 3 US stocks for 2020

We believe the US stock market has the potential to add to its gains in 2020. Low interest rates and growing dividends make stocks attractive.

We’re optimistic about US stocks in   Read More