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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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Stock market risk is higher for 2017

Behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay makes the case that stock market risk is higher than normal as 2017 begins and advises investors to hold lower-than-normal amounts of stocks and bonds   Read More

5 higher risk stocks for 2017

In 2017, you should focus on high-quality stocks. After all, markets remain volatile. But if you can accept more risk, consider buying stocks we rate ‘Higher Risk’ and ‘Speculative.’ Their   Read More

Tracking trends to profit from sector rotation

ValueTrend portfolio manager Keith Richards, a regular investment strategy columnist at The MoneyLetter, explains how to spot buy and sell signals by tracking a stock’s daily trading price, its 200-day   Read More

A manufacturing stock for gains and income

Gildan Activewear is a supplier of basic family apparel including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear and socks. Management owns 11 per cent of the shares, so its interests are very   Read More

3 U.S. blue chip financial stocks to buy

Regular MoneyLetter columnist John Stephenson offers his stock market outlook for the early days of a Trump administration. Financial stocks should be among the first big winners because of the   Read More

Objectivity versus emotion in the stock market

Fear and loathing interferes with our good judgment. The MoneyLetter’s regular contributing columnist Ken Norquay applies lessons learned observing the recent U.S. presidential election to help us become objective investors.
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2 bank stocks to buy for income and growth

Two of Canada’s big five bank stocks—one known for its global operations, the other more domestic—recently raised their dividends and are both blue chip financial stocks to buy for income   Read More

Investing in residential real estate

Canada’s residential real estate market may be growing into a giant collapsible bubble. Portfolio manager and regular MoneyLetter columnist Keith Richards argues there are better ways to seek capital gains   Read More

3 stocks to benefit from a Trump presidency

Regular MoneyLetter columnist John Stephenson was prescient enough to give serious consideration to the possibility of a Trump presidency and picked three stocks—an aerospace and defence manufacturing stock, an oil   Read More

2 Canadian auto stocks to buy

Here are two top Canadian automobile stocks to buy—one a consumer goods stock with new car dealer franchises in eight provinces, the other a global body parts and systems manufacturing   Read More

‘Big’ news and your investment strategy

Behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay observes that investors love to read the financial news and study its impact on stock prices. But what should be more relevant for investors and   Read More

3 stocks Canadians should buy for a USD rally

Keith Richards, a regular market strategy columnist for The MoneyLetter, picks two U.S. technology stocks and a USD-dependant Canadian oil and gas stock for Canadians to profit from a further   Read More

Hot money and cold comfort

Follow the money into cyclical emerging markets or hunker down with some steady defensive stalwarts? The MoneyLetter’s regular investment strategy columnist John Stephenson recommends a combination of two emerging market   Read More

Humility and your investment strategy

Robert ‘Bob’ Walkden, a long-time chairman of this company’s investment planning committee and its last remaining direct link to our founder George C. Armstrong, died this month. Bob spoke often   Read More

Is the bond bubble ready to burst?

Will the U.S. Fed raise rates sooner, rather than later, and torpedo the current bond bubble? Some investors are desperately chasing yield in riskier bonds, but that may be insufficient   Read More