Financial Stocks

Financial Stocks are issued by a range of businesses operating in the broad financial sector. The major categories of financial stock issuers include banks, insurance companies (both life and property and casualty insurers as well as independent insurance brokers), real estate investment trusts (both industrial and residential), credit services (including card issuers), investment brokers, mutual fund and asset management companies, trust companies, mortgage investment companies and consumer finance companies. Financial stocks (especially REITs which are required to pay out to shareholders the large majority of their earnings) generally offer dividend yields at the high end of the broader securities market.

Bank on your bank stocks

Trading to profit from anticipated declines in stock prices seldom works. In the case of the bank stocks, forget it.

The banks all reported strong results in the fiscal second quarter   Read More

Bank on your bank stocks

Trading to profit from anticipated declines in stock prices seldom works. In the case of the bank stocks, forget it.

The banks all reported strong results in the fiscal second quarter   Read More

Big six bank profits soar

The big Canadian banks are indicators of the economy’s health. How did they fare in the second quarter?

The second-quarter earnings season for the big six Canadian banks has come and   Read More

2 best stocks to buy now

Mike Vinokur names auto components manufacturer Martinrea International Inc. and online payments processor Paysafe Ltd. as his current ‘best buys’.

The ‘rocket fuel’ of stimulus money has propelled prices for everything   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

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

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

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

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

Sell your long-term financial stocks

So says behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay. “I recommend selling your long-term financial stocks before the next stock-market down wave begins.”
In past articles, I have referred to certain investing techniques   Read More

Sell your long-term financial stocks

So says behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay. “I recommend selling your long-term financial stocks before the next stock-market down wave begins.”
In past articles, I have referred to certain investing techniques   Read More

2 buys and 1 ‘wait-and-see’

Here are two high-yielding western Canadian oil and gas stocks with sustainable dividends and a royalty trust we’ve become cautious on.
Keyera Corp. (TSX—KEY)  

Among Canadian infrastructure stocks, pipeline and midstream issues   Read More

2 ways to invest in real estate

The MoneyLetter recently featured analysts’ reports on two real-estate stocks—one focused on residential real estate services and one on residential and commercial mortgage lending.
With what appears to be a turn   Read More

2 ways to invest in real estate

The MoneyLetter recently featured analysts’ reports on two real-estate stocks—one focused on residential real estate services and one on residential and commercial mortgage lending.
With what appears to be a turn   Read More

2 real-estate-focused stocks to buy

The MoneyLetter recently featured analysts’ reports on two real-estate stocks—one focused on residential real estate services and one on residential and commercial mortgage lending.
With what appears to be a turn   Read More