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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!

Every week, successful Canadian investors follow the profit-making advice and specific buy-sell recommendations of The Investment Reporter. Over the years, The Investment Reporter’s “Key Stocks” have consistently outperformed both the Toronto Stock Exchange and major U.S. indexes.

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Article Index

How to reduce your portfolio risk

Everyone knows that successful investing entails taking calculated risks. The trick is to minimize those risks while maximizing your potential profits. You can do this better if you understand the   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

Manufacturing stock does a flypast

Bombardier Inc. beat analysts’ expectations on a number of fronts in its second quarter. It bodes well for this manufacturing stock as its turns from heavy investments to ramping up   Read More

A kiss seldom turns toads into princes

Experience has taught us, and billionaire Warren Buffett, that acquisitions can end badly. But a company can improve its chance of success by making acquisitions within its industry.
Mr. Warren Buffett,   Read More

3 lagging utility stocks to buy

One way to maintain a balanced portfolio is to own a mix of stocks that both lead and lag the market. We have identified three blue chip stocks in the   Read More

Tailwinds, headwinds buffeting stock markets

There are tailwinds benefiting and headwinds hindering stock markets. It’s difficult to know whether the tailwinds or the headwinds will prevail. Even if you’re pessimistic, keep your high-quality stocks, but   Read More

High fives for the big five banks

The big five banks reported their results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. They remain buys for further long-term share price gains as well as attractive and growing dividends.   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

A kiss seldom turns toads into princes

Experience has taught us, and billionaire Warren Buffett, that acquisitions can end badly. But a company can improve its chance of success by making acquisitions within its industry.
Mr. Warren Buffett,   Read More

3 lagging utility stocks to buy

One way to maintain a balanced portfolio is to own a mix of stocks that both lead and lag the market. We have identified three blue chip stocks in the   Read More

Use the P/S ratio to spot value and risk

The price-to-sales ratio may help you to spot potentially undervalued stocks and also excess risk in your portfolio. But remember that the p/s ratio is just one tool to spot   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

Use our ‘system’ to profit in stocks

The strength of The Investment Reporter stock selection system lies in not attempting the near-impossible task of outsmarting all other investors consistently (which is what you have to do if   Read More

High-yield stocks still hold appeal

We expect interest rates to keep climbing in 2018. Higher rates have hurt the prices of high-yield stocks. They often raise their dividends, however, while bonds never pay more. And   Read More

Small-cap stocks are profitable, but risky

Some investors think that small-capitalization stocks are the quickest route to riches. After all, big successful companies like Microsoft Corp. and Thomson Reuters started out as small-cap stocks.
Small-caps include all   Read More

Stock market volatility comes with Trumpworld

In chemistry, ‘volatility’ refers to the ability of a substance to evaporate quickly—or, under the right conditions, to explode. In investments, it means much the same thing. Still, we don’t   Read More

This is no time to buy stocks on margin

You may find margin useful when you want a short-term bridging loan. Other than that, however, we advise against using margin—especially given the market’s volatility.
Stock prices rose after the US   Read More

High-yield stocks still hold appeal

Interest rates are climbing in 2018. Higher rates have hurt the prices of high-yield stocks. They often raise their dividends, however, while bonds never pay more. And dividends are taxed   Read More

High fives for the big five banks

The big five banks reported their results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. They remain buys for further long-term share price gains as well as attractive and growing dividends.   Read More