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3 income trusts to buy

These three income trusts were featured in Investor’s Digest recent survey of Canada’s most widely covered income trusts.
Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX—CSH.UN)
So far in 2021, some of the retail and diversified   Read More

3 power utilities stocks to buy

The MoneyLetter recently reviewed security analysts’ reports for three utilities stocks—two independent power producers and a regulated utility.
TransAlta Renewables Inc. (TSX—RNW)
TransAlta Renewables will acquire three assets from TransAlta Corp. (TSX—TA)   Read More

Buying out-of-favour stocks

Often, to make profits from stocks, you must think outside the box. That may require a healthy dose of politically-incorrect thinking. ValueTrend’s Keith Richards takes us there.

Recently, I’ve been finding   Read More

2 pipeline stocks to buy

AltaGas and Pembina both trade at reasonable multiples of their anticipated earnings per share for 2021.
AltaGas Ltd. (TSX—ALA)
As the world moves toward a more decarbonized ecosystem, AltaGas believes its natural   Read More

How much will I need to retire?

Mark Goodfield (aka The Blunt Bean Counter) takes a look at the popular rule-of-thumb “four per cent rule”.

The pandemic has brought retirement savings front and centre for far too many   Read More

2 global bank stocks to buy

Portfolio manager Margaret Samuel looks at two global bank stocks as potential investments against a backdrop of rising interest rates.
The pandemic has created a level of forced savings not seen   Read More

Empire acquiring 51% of Longo’s

Empire Company, Canada’s second-largest grocery supermarket chain, is growing through the acquisition of 51 per cent of Longo’s.

Stellarton, Nova Scotia-based consumer goods stock Empire Company (TSX—EMP.A), with yearly sales of   Read More

When will the bubble burst?

The Federal Reserve Board is printing money aggressively. It’s continuing to flood the world with money hoping to stabilize the US economy.

In the late 1960s, pop singer Connie Francis sang   Read More

Where to put new money now

Make sure you have exposure to value funds as well as growth funds now. We currently favour Canadian equity funds over their US counterparts.

Fiscal stimulus and ultra-low interest rates helped   Read More

3 commercial REITs to buy

Here are three real estate investment trusts to buy—a renewable power producer, a leading retail REIT and an urban commercial property developer.
Perfectly positioned but priced high
Raymond James Financial analyst Frederic   Read More

2 small-cap stock funds to buy

With small-cap stocks expected to do well in an economic recovery, we like these two small-cap funds for investment now.

Small-cap stocks are enjoying relatively strong returns this year. While the   Read More

How to pick a winning fund

If past performance is no guarantee of future performance, how can you choose a fund?
Some statistics will help pick out the long-term, if not the short-term winners.

Picking tomorrow’s winners among   Read More

Where to put new money now

Make sure you have exposure to value funds as well as growth funds now. We currently favour Canadian equity funds over their US counterparts.

Fiscal stimulus and ultra-low interest rates helped   Read More

Buy Fidelity Canadian Opportunities

Fidelity Canadian Opportunities is a buy for above-average long-term growth potential. It joins out Top 40 list in the Aggressive Canadian Stock Funds category.
We’ve added Fidelity Canadian Opportunities Fund (Fund   Read More

3 financial stocks to buy

These three financial stocks—an insurance company, a bank and a financial services holding company—all offer growth and income to their investors.

Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX—MFC; NYSE—MFC)
Manulife has made progress building its   Read More