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The MoneyLetter is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier financial advisories. Twice a month, investors across the country, whatever their level of experience, profit from its far-reaching coverage.

The MoneyLetter features the expertise of a high-powered team of contributors from many areas of investing. They share with their readers an “insider’s” knowledge of the market — the knowledge that has made them wealthy. The MoneyLetter’s expert columnists cover the full spectrum of investments available to Canadians — Canadian and foreign equities, exchange-traded funds, income trusts and much more.

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3 consumer goods retail stocks to buy now

Retail stocks have been struggling for some time now, but all is not lost. There are some bright spots in the consumer discretionary sector—those companies that are off-price retailers or   Read More

Cannabis producers prepare for growth

A number of established medical marijuana producers are preparing themselves for expansion and entry into the soon-to-be-legal recreational marijuana market. The MoneyLetter recently surveyed a number of security analysts’ reports   Read More

Value stocks and other bargains

‘How High is Up?’ The Three Stooges, in the 1940 short film of that name, found it was on the 97th floor of a Manhattan construction site. MoneyLetter columnist Keith   Read More

3 Canadian technology stocks to buy

The MoneyLetter recently surveyed equity analysts’ reports on technology stocks and found an interesting Canadian three-pack including a blue chip global information technology stock trading on both the Toronto and   Read More

4 ETFs to buy to avoid the tremors

Vancouver-based HollisWealth® portfolio manager Elvis Picardo, thinks it would be safe to assume that market volatility will be higher this year than it has been in the last couple of   Read More

2 technology stocks to buy

If we may be allowed to mix the musings of a former prime minister with a children’s pastime, The MoneyLetter recently spotted an American elephant and a Canadian mouse playing   Read More

Market outlook: a cautionary tale

The Dow Jones Industrial Index has gone parabolic. (Prices are increasing and the rate of increase is increasing.) This pattern usually occurs in commodities or speculative individual stocks, rarely in   Read More

2 forest products stocks to buy

The MoneyLetter recently reviewed two CIBC Capital Markets forest products stocks research reports. A reduction in Chinese demand for feedstock in containerboard production favours Cascades Inc. And increasingly shrinking newsprint   Read More

3 stocks to buy despite uncertain market

Portfolio manager John Stephenson says that while there is plenty to keep investors up at night these days, equity markets still remain the best relative alternative in a world of   Read More

DOO—ZZZ off with these two smoothies

Only a Great White North investment letter could see the relationship between these two Canadian consumer stocks. After a smooth riding day on your Ski-Doo or Sea-Doo, you’ll look forward   Read More

Buddha as an investment strategist

Behavioural finance author Ken Norquay adopts a Buddhist prayer to offer his take on some strategic investment advice for the new year.
We’ve just been through what I call The   Read More

2 consumer retail stocks to buy

Here are two disparate consumer retail stocks to buy. One is an established blue chip stock, a 70-year-old dividend aristocrat that operates drug stores, supermarkets and other grocery stores. The   Read More

Is now the time for these weak performers?

MoneyLetter columnist Keith Richards thinks that the market is ripe for a stronger-than-normal tendency for sector and stock rotation from strong to weak performers in the coming weeks. He names   Read More

3 hardwood and hardware stocks to buy

Here are three Canadian stocks in the hardwood and hardware business that operate at various stages from manufacturing to consumer retailing. From outdoor, heavy-duty railway ties and utility poles to   Read More

Now is the time to focus on cyclical stocks

Portfolio manager and MoneyLetter columnist John Stephenson says that despite persistent worries over valuation, there is no historical or economic reason to fear a market sell-off anytime soon. For that   Read More

2 metals and mining stocks to buy

Here are two Canadian metals and mining stocks that we rate ‘buy’. One is a recovery play based on the entrepreneurial skills of its 37.5-per-cent owner and its current price   Read More

Market timing: know when to fold ’em

Our ‘buy-low-sell-high’ approach to getting higher-than-average long-term returns has nothing to do with being brilliant when the stock market goes UP. It’s all about not losing when the market goes   Read More

2 blue chip retail stocks for growth and income

Consumer goods stocks Canadian Tire and Loblaw Companies both face similar difficulties with highly competitive market places and expected increases in minimum wages. But growing sales and continuing improvements in   Read More

Canadian snowbirds working for the Yankee dollar

‘Save your Confederate money, boys. The south will rise again.’ You may recall the lyrics about ‘Confederate’ dollars. They never did rise again. But the Yankee dollar? That’s another story.   Read More