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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

Buy Ag Growth for growth and income

Our Investment Planning Committee has added growing agricultural products manufacturing stock Ag Growth International to our list of Key stocks. The stock is a buy for further long-term share price   Read More

7 top conglomerate stocks to buy

Here are seven conglomerate stocks that offer capital gains potential over the next few years. Three other conglomerates we follow remain on ‘hold’, including General Electric whose turnaround will likely   Read More

6 bad investing habits and how to avoid them

We’ve always thought that discipline may help you choose the best investments and increase your returns. Here are six things to remember when you buy stocks.
We’ve often stressed the point   Read More

Where to park your short term cash now

A sound investment strategy involves keeping some of your portfolio in cash. But where should you put it? Below we look at some of the options available to you for   Read More

Here’s how to rebalance your portfolio

When you buy stocks in sectors and sub-sectors of the market, keep your goals in mind. If you’re a conservative, income-seeking investor, focus on utilities, financial stocks and consumer stocks.   Read More

Aggressive investing takes extra care

Aggressive investing may pay off, or backfire horrendously. It all depends on the market environment, and on your willingness to give your aggressive investments the extra care they require.
If you   Read More

3 US stocks worth buying now

With the rapid rise of US stock prices these past several years, it has become increasingly difficult to find reasonably valued stocks in the US market. Here are three stocks   Read More

How and when to buy strip bonds

Strip bonds are well suited for RRSPs, RRIFs or TFSAs. They offer many advantages, such as certainty when planning for income. Remember, however, it’s best to hold strips inside a   Read More

5 broadcasting-related stocks to buy

Here are five broadcasting-related stocks that offer capital gains potential over the next few years. We rate these five stocks as ‘buys’ but we’ve downgraded a blue chip television broadcasting   Read More

Go west, young man, to grow your portfolio

Not quite what American author and editor Horace Greeley is credited with saying when advising exploitation of 19th century western expansion and prosperity in the USA. Here in Canada in   Read More

Portfolio got the NAFTA jitters?

A recent report that the US is considering terminating NAFTA caused the Canadian dollar, major Canadian blue-chip stocks and government bond yields to sink. What should you do to prepare   Read More

2 stocks that are cash flow bargains

We recently surveyed cash flow ratios for the stocks we follow and discovered there are still good buys available. We’ve selected two stocks trading below our acceptable price-to-cash-flow ratios which   Read More

Let DRIPs build your wealth over time

DRIPs (Dividend Re-Investment Plans) and cash option plans let individual investors build their wealth. We outline 12 advantages that accrue to DRIP shareholders and lead you through a four-step process   Read More

Balance your portfolio across 5 sectors

It’s best to diversify your portfolio across all five sectors of the economy: finance, utilities, consumer, manufacturing and resources. Remember, though, there’s danger in loading up on stocks in sectors   Read More

The big five Canadian banks remain buys

The big five Canadian banks remain buys for further long-term share price gains, an attractive and growing stream of dividends, and for being high-quality blue chip stocks that should hold   Read More