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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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Here are three income ETFs to buy

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer you much lower management fees than do mutual funds. Plus, the best ETFs give you well-diversified, tax-efficient equity portfolios. And some are great for income investors   Read More

How long to hold and when to sell?

No one always knows where the stock market will go in the short run. But in the long run, the longer you remain invested, the more money you’ll make. And   Read More

Build your own bond ladder

Bond funds seem like the answer to a number of investor needs. They provide income, apparent safety in your portfolio and even speculation on interest rates. But they fail to   Read More

Higher dividends lead to higher returns

A friend joked that we’re overly-fixated on dividends. The thing is, many studies show that dividends can add significantly to an investor’s returns.
Paying out high dividends   Read More

Where to stash your cash

If you’ve got a case of the January credit card blues, you should first use your cash flow to repay high-interest debt. As high-interest debt melts away, you’ll have more   Read More

What are the best long term investments?

Willie Sutton robbed banks “because that’s where the money is”. A rewarding short-term financial plan, but for the long term all it got Willie was a new address. Assuming that   Read More

Rebalancing your portfolio can be costly

Rebalancing your portfolio leads to trading costs. These include brokerage fees when you sell one investment and reinvest in another, bid-ask spreads and taxes on realized capital gains.
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Keep on building your wealth with DRIPs

DRIPs (Dividend Re-Investment Plans) and cash option plans let individual investors build their wealth. That’s thanks to the dozen advantages that we outline here.
Here are   Read More

Politics and the economy are intertwinedled

The United States and China are embroiled in a trade war. Britain must soon leave the European Union. Italy’s populist government wants to go on a spending spree. Political uncertainty   Read More

When to hedge the loonie, when not to

It makes sense for Canadians to invest some money in foreign stocks. If you’re a short-term investor, there are cases where hedging against currency risk is appropriate. But don’t hedge   Read More

14 investment mistakes to avoid

Many investors repeat the same mistakes. Self-awareness may help you recognize them in your own investing and make a conscious effort to avoid them. Or else you may have to   Read More

Buy Amazon.com while it’s down

Amazon.com’s shares have pulled back much more than the market has over the past month or so. But aggressive investors who can tolerate stocks with above-average volatility may find the   Read More

Food stocks have positive attributes

Four Key food stocks that we regularly review include High Liner Foods, Loblaw Companies, Metro Inc. and Saputo Inc. The stocks are generally defensive in nature. That’s thanks to six   Read More

Aim to maximize your RRSP and TFSA

It’s best to contribute as much as you can to both your RRSP and your TFSA. But that’s hard to do. The Investment Reporter outlines two strategies to assist you   Read More

The big five banks keep getting bigger

The big five Canadian banks are expected to earn more this year and next. They remain dividend aristocrats as they continue to raise their generous dividends. Despite getting better, the   Read More

A blue-chip, multi-sector stock to buy

Open Text has improved the quality of its revenues by increasing the amount of recurring revenues it earns. Higher-quality revenues should help it to continue to deliver the cash flows   Read More