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Article Index

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

Telus Corp. is unchanged—buy

A subsidiary of Key stock Telus Corp. has agreed to acquire an American provider of digital information technology and software services. This has little impact on Telus. It remains a   Read More

Diversify your portfolio by country and industry

American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs, give you benefits. One is diversification. It’s tempting to call ADRs American ‘Diversification’ Receipts. They give you industries that Canada lacks or has in short   Read More

Over-diversification can cost you money

Research has shown that the prices of individual stocks have become increasingly volatile since the early 1960s. This has led some to conclude that you need as many as 50   Read More

A good stock—but at this price?

Richelieu Hardware has earned record profits for years. The manufacturing stock is expected to earn record profits this year and next. This has sent the stock up, which gives it   Read More

Shale oil is a competitive threat

American shale oil production is growing quickly. It’s set to make the US a net oil exporter again. This will reduce or eliminate Americans’ need for Canadian oil. Shale oil   Read More

Telus Corp. is unchanged—buy

A subsidiary of Key stock Telus Corp. has agreed to acquire an American provider of digital information technology and software services. This has little impact on Telus. It remains a   Read More

Diversify your portfolio by country and industry

American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs, give you benefits. One is diversification. It’s tempting to call ADRs American ‘Diversification’ Receipts. They give you industries that Canada lacks or has in short   Read More

Gold is a terrible long-term investment

It’s said that gold comes out of dark underground mines only to disappear into dark bank vaults. When we publish our gold stock survey, we do outline the yellow metal’s   Read More

Benjamin Graham and fundamental security analysis

Benjamin Graham was the father of fundamental security analysis. His value-based stock-picking method has strong points—and weak points.
Benjamin Graham believes defensive investors should stick with large, prominent companies that are   Read More

Buy Metro; hold or sell Jean Coutu Group

Blue-chip consumer goods stock Metro Inc. has agreed to acquire drugstore chain Jean Coutu Group. We think that Metro will profit from this transaction. It remains a buy. Coutu’s shares   Read More

A Bombardier manufacturing stock to buy

BRP Inc. was founded in 1942 as L’Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snow Car Limited) by Joseph-Armand Bombardier. It was spun off by Bombardier in 2003. Canada has fairly few large   Read More