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Article Index

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

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

DRIPs are a great way to build wealth

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 below.

Studies show that dividend reinvestment is crucial   Read More

I’m gonna get it right this year

If you’ve never been burnt on an investment, or haven’t been burnt lately, you need extra skepticism to avoid the kind of investment mistakes that can result in severe losses.

It’s   Read More

2 manufacturing stocks to buy

Earnings outlooks for 2020 have set the prices of manufacturing stocks AG Growth International and Medtronic plc.
The shares of manufacturing stock AG Growth International (TSX—AFN) fell substantially in August, giving   Read More

Seven P’s for successful investing

If you’re superstitious, you’ll find it auspicious that there are seven investment P’s.

Business students who take classes in marketing learn about four P’s. They stand for product, promotion, price and   Read More

CN: short-term pain; long-term gain

Trade tensions, uncertainty and a weakening economy should weigh on this continental railroad’s cargo volumes, suggesting a weaker profit outlook.

Despite a softening economy, transportation stock Canadian National Railway Company (TSX—CNR;   Read More

’Tis the season of goodwill impairment

Goodwill—positive thoughts and acts of generosity—may be the genesis of the accounting term for paying too much. But comes year-end and the debate about ‘writing off’ goodwill.
The validity of some   Read More

Diversify and invest abroad with ADRs

American Depositary Receipts offer safe ownership in companies outside Canada and the US because the stock certificates are registered in the name of a US trust company or bank.

American Depositary   Read More

Put your investment objectives to work

To put your strategic investment objectives to work, you have to learn to distinguish between aggressive investments and defensive investments.

Investors often disagree on the key differences between an aggressive investment   Read More

How to make money with junk bonds

The key to making money with junk bonds is to diversify across industries. That’s because failing companies are often concentrated in problem industries.
Investors should diversify across many ‘asset classes’. One   Read More

CP is shipping record amounts of grain

Canadian Pacific Railway is investing heavily in high-capacity hopper cars and facilities that can handle them. CP is now shipping record amounts of grain.
A few years ago, Canada’s two transcontinental   Read More

Manufacturing stock Winpak remains a buy

Manufacturing stock Winpak has acquired a US company. This company is in an industry Winpak knows well. It used part of its large cash holdings to pay—not debt.
On October 1   Read More

Are you poorer than you think?

Under International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16, many Canadian companies must now add lease liabilities to their debt. This can make their balance sheets look weak and greatly raise their   Read More

Sector investing helps you diversify

“Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” We don’t often disagree with Warren Buffet, but sector investing lets you gain exposure   Read More

Buy Capital Power for gains and income

Capital Power’s earnings continue to grow along with its electricity generation capacity. With a payout ratio of 45 to 55 per cent, its dividends will keep growing too.

One of the   Read More