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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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Saputo expands in the UK

Consumer goods stock Saputo Inc. has acquired Dairy Crest in the United Kingdom. This should contribute to its earnings over time. But Saputo remains a hold for now.
Saputo Inc. (TSX—SAP)   Read More

A gift for your graduate

Great graduation gifts needn’t cost you much. Smart-as-a-whip grads may have earned straight ‘A’s, but did they learn anything about managing money? You can help them start a post-grad program   Read More

3 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

10 dividend-growing stocks to buy

In picking our Key stocks, we pay close attention to a company’s dividend history. We prefer companies that regularly raise the dividends. This makes it easier to beat inflation and   Read More

Determine your own asset allocation

The investment industry has its jargon. One of the least understood, and overly complex phrases, is ‘asset allocation’. For many advisers, it’s just an attempt to make market timing sound   Read More

A marijuana ETF to buy

Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index Exchange-Traded Fund gives you three benefits: diversification across a number of larger marijuana stocks; regular re-balancing by a professional manager; and attractive cash distributions.
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Focus on forward P/E ratios

In 1977 rock band Fleetwood Mac’s keyboardist Christine McVie sang, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow . . . yesterday’s gone . . . don’t you look back.” Christine was in   Read More

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