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The MoneyLetter

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.

Article Index

2 transportation & logistics stocks to buy

From “Bud the spud from the bright red mud / Rolling down the highway smilin’” to “Take me home tonight, Algoma Central 69”, the inimitable Stompin’ Tom Connors celebrated the   Read More

Investment strategy for a down market

Equity mutual fund managers sense a high risk in the stock market and are increasing their cash reserves. But the amount of cash they hold is restricted by the fund’s   Read More

3 gold mining stocks to buy

A recent review of gold mining stocks by The MoneyLetter turned up three analyst reports with recommendations ranging from ‘speculative buy’ to ‘buy’ to ‘outperformer’.
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If you are ‘concerned’, sell now

Behavioural financial analyst Ken Norquay believes managers of big portfolios are ‘concerned’ about the market. But they have a liquidity problem. Selling will depress the market. Small investors don’t have   Read More

Oil and gas─’tis the season to be jolly

The MoneyLetter recently surveyed the oil and gas markets which traditionally have been kind to investors from late November to early May. Income investors especially will find some rewarding yields   Read More

2 tech stocks to buy for capital gains

The MoneyLetter recently took a look at two of the five so-called FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet’s Google) that have led the market higher in recent years.   Read More

Buy when there’s blood in the streets

When everyone else is selling, ValueTrend portfolio manager Keith Richards starts looking for buying opportunities. He recently reviewed four of the dominant trends in seasonally favourable groups. They are technology   Read More

5 adapting retail stocks to buy now

Now that you actually can have breakfast at Tiffany, and walk into a store and buy marijuana, you might ask yourself what surprises the retail sector has in store for   Read More

Technical analysis and trading strategy

This market is not an easy one for investors. What worked yesterday may cause damage today. Yesterday’s dogs, on the other hand, can become tomorrow’s heroes. You need to watch   Read More

CIBC—a buy for growth and income

CIBC performed above its peer group average this year, partly due to the results of its June, 2017 acquisition of CIBC Bank USA (formerly PrivateBancorp Inc.). But CIBC is still   Read More

Did the ‘October Effect’ affect you?

Behavioural financial analyst Ken Norquay points out that October’s gruesome Hallowe’en holiday reminds us that human activity is not always rational. There is no need to lose your money just   Read More

2 tech stocks to buy for capital gains

The MoneyLetter recently took a look at two of the five so-called FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet’s Google) that have led the market higher in recent years.   Read More

Artificial intelligence is the new frontier

In the beginning, there was Big Data. Then, taking centre stage and the spotlight, marched the quantitative analysts (quants) and their algorithms. Then Artificial Intelligence (AI) came along and stole   Read More

Your financial statement is the message

Behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay says: “If your monthly statement shows big losses, change your mind; change your view; change your strategy. If your monthly statement shows big profits, stick   Read More

5 adapting retail stocks to buy now

Now that you actually can have breakfast at Tiffany, and that you’ll soon be able to walk into a store and buy marijuana, you might ask yourself what surprises the   Read More

5 Canadian conglomerate stocks

ValueTrend portfolio manager Keith Richards (valuetrend.ca) takes note of five of the larger conglomerate stocks in Canada. He offers a brief bio of their divisions, and (of course!) a technical   Read More

Are you richer than you think?

If China starts to sell a small portion of its holdings of US bonds and bills, US interest rates could go even higher. China has a very significant ‘ace in   Read More

Technical analysis and trading strategy

This market is not an easy one for investors. What worked yesterday may cause damage today. Yesterday’s dogs, on the other hand, can become tomorrow’s heroes. You need to watch   Read More