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.

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.
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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.
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2 best stocks to buy now

A top-10 Canadian bank and a CAD-hedged exchange-traded fund tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average are PI Financial portfolio manager’s current top two stock picks.
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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

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

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

Where to invest new money now

Every month the Money Reporter, the newsletter for income-oriented investors, publishes its list of 25 recommended common stocks and 16 recommended mutual equity funds.
What to do about common stocks now
After   Read More