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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

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

Emotional vs strategic investing

‘Buy high, sell low, repeat until broke’ is an emotional investment strategy best left to lemmings. The MoneyLetter’s behavioural finance columnist Ken Norquay says feeling emotions is okay: reacting to   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

3 dominant US global stocks to buy now

Portfolio manager John Stephenson has concerns that peaking earnings, economic growth, rising inflation, a flattening yield curve, and a maturing business cycle are weighing on stocks. Despite investor angst, fundamentals   Read More

Political meddling creates 2 buying opportunities

Political and regulatory problems can create buying opportunities for the patient investor. Vancouver-based HollisWealth® portfolio manager Elvis Picardo calls on his experience in international capital markets to identify two stocks   Read More

3 medical marijuana stocks to buy

‘Where there’s smoke, there’s . . . opportunity’ concludes The MoneyLetter after surveying a number of security analysts’ reports on medical cannabis producers in Canada. Companies already established in the   Read More

Emotional vs strategic investing

‘Buy high, sell low, repeat until broke’ is an emotional investment strategy best left to lemmings. The MoneyLetter’s behavioural finance columnist Ken Norquay says feeling emotions is okay: reacting to   Read More

2 retail stocks; high vs. low-end positioning

The MoneyLetter recently surveyed analysts’ reports on Canadian consumer retail stocks and was intrigued by the juxtaposition of two that it found—a centuries old icon focused on high-end fashion apparel   Read More

3 dominant US global stocks to buy now

Portfolio manager John Stephenson has concerns that peaking earnings, economic growth, rising inflation, a flattening yield curve, and a maturing business cycle are weighing on stocks. Despite investor angst, fundamentals   Read More

Signs point to a rising US dollar

The US dollar (USD) rises when stocks fall more often than not. If you believe, as The MoneyLetter columnist Keith Richards does, that there is reason for a substantial market   Read More

Mixed outlook for 4 oil and gas stocks

The MoneyLetter recently surveyed security analyst reports on the oil and gas industry and found some very mixed feelings about the prospects for the near-term future of the industry. A   Read More

When to buy, sell or hold stocks?

Behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay encourages investors to create an action plan when the market is less emotional than it is now. Create a data-based program that tells you when   Read More

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