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The Income Investor


Posted November 9, 2017

Clean energy is expanding… Gordon Pape’s stock updates: B&G Foods, Norbord… Gordon Pape’s ETF updates… Your Questions: Tax on distributions


Posted October 26, 2017

In this issue: Economic growth …


Posted October 12, 2017

In this issue: Tax confusion G …


Posted September 28, 2017

Setback for Balanced Portfolio… Is it wrong to worry about falling stocks?… This month’s Top Pick: Fairfax Financial… Gavin Graham’s September Updates: Boardwalk REIT, Cineplex… Gordon Pape’s September Updates: Algonquin Power, Fortis


Posted September 15, 2017

In this issue: Higher rates hi …


Posted September 1, 2017

Small gain for RRIF Portfolio… Option income strategies that hedge risk… This month’s Top Picks: iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF, iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF… Gordon Pape’s Updates: Inter Pipeline, Pembina Pipeline, TransAlta Renewables, Brookfield Infrastructure LP… Members’ Corner: REIT distributions, World Money Show


Posted August 18, 2017

Harvesting more income… Gordon Pape’s updates: PrairieSky Royalty, Norbord Inc., Brookfield Renewable Partners… Your Questions: The right funds?… Toronto Money Show


Posted July 27, 2017

Investing in REITs… Do CEOs matter?… Top Pick: Calian Group… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Cogeco, Medical Facilities, Slate Retail REIT… Gordon Pape’s updates: Principal Financial Group, B&G Foods… Your questions: Preferred share ladder


Posted July 13, 2017

Good value from these RBC funds… Gordon Pape’s updates: Keyera Corp., Exchange Income Corp., Enbridge Income Fund Holdings… Your questions: Worried about the market

Richard Croft

Posted June 30, 2017


Posted June 29, 2017

Emerging markets offer better yields… Option strategies to generate income… Top Pick option strategies: Advanced Micro Devices, Square Inc., BMO U.S. Put Write ETF… Gordon Pape’s stock updates: Emera, Fortis, Algonquin Gordon Pape’s ETF updates: First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF, Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF, BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF, BMO International Dividend ETF, BMO U.S. Dividend ETF, iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF, iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF


Posted June 15, 2017

Value in the oil patch… Gordon Pape’s updates: Freehold Royalties, Enbridge, TransCanada Corp., BMO Financial Group, Information Services… Your Questions: Tax-effective investments, Oaken Financial, investing in Enbridge


Posted May 25, 2017

In this issue: Nice gain for i …


Posted May 11, 2017

Pembina buys Veresen… Gordon Pape’s updates: Firm Capital, Exchange Income Corp…. Members’ Corner: U.S. dividends… Ryan Irvine workshop


Posted April 20, 2017

Balanced portfolio holds its ground… The big comeback… Covered call options explained… Top Pick: CNR covered call… Gordon Pape’s REIT updates: True North Commercial, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Crombie, Pure Industrial… Your Questions: U.S. dollar account, Managing a LIRA


Posted April 6, 2017

The value of good advice… Gordon Pape’s updates: Premium Brands, Pembina Pipeline… Your Questions: Enhanced Income Portfolio… Corrections: Intertape Polymer, H&R Convertible Debentures


Posted March 24, 2017

High-yield portfolio gains again… Convertibles bonds: a lower-risk investment… This month’s Top Picks: iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF, Ag Growth 5% Convertible 2020 Debenture… Gavin Graham’s convertible updates: Chemtrade DB.A, H&R REIT DB.D, Rogers Sugar DB.D, Firm Capital DB.A, Premium Brands DB.C… Gordon Pape’s March updates: Enercare, Intertape Polymer Group… Your questions: Spending it all before you go


Posted March 18, 2017

The bond dilemma… Gavin Graham’s updates: CN Rail, Cogeco Inc… Gordon Pape’s updates: Norbord Inc., Algonquin Power & Utilities


Posted February 23, 2017

Good gain for RRIF Portfolio… Richard Croft new Associate Publisher… Enhanced Income Portfolio… Top Pick: First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF… Gavin Graham’s updates: Ag Growth International, Cineplex, Unilever


Posted February 10, 2017

RRSPs – think long-term… Gavin Graham’s updates: Diageo, Unilever, Johnson and Johnson… Gordon Pape updates Brookfield Energy Partners


Posted January 27, 2017

What’s the catch?… Milestone taken out… Who’s the boss?… Top Pick: AirBoss of America… January updates: Pason Systems, Canadian Western Bank, Algonquin Power, Northview Apartment REIT, CIBC Global Bond Fund, Fidelity Global Bond Fund, PH&N Total Return Bond Fund, PH&N High Yield Bond Fund, PH&N Short Term Bond and Mortgage Fund, TD Short Term Bond Fund


Posted January 13, 2017

Dogs offer good yield… January updates: Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF, BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF, BMO International Dividend ETF, BMO U.S. Dividend ETF, iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF, SPDR S&P Dividend ETF, iShares S&P/TSX Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF… Your Questions: Bond funds

TFSA Income Portfolio

Posted December 18, 2016

This portfolio has a goal of generating cash flow of at least 5%.


Posted December 16, 2016

Income Portfolio posts solid gain… Achieving liftoff… Top Pick: Savaria Corp…. Gavin Graham’s Updates: Capital Power… Gordon Pape’s Updates: Evertz Technologies, Norbord Corp…. Your questions: Preferred share ETFs, floating rate preferreds, TFSA question


Posted December 2, 2016

The best of 2016… Gordon Pape?s updates: Chorus Aviation, Milestone Apartments REIT… Gavin Graham updates AGT Food and Ingredients… Your Questions: Green energy stocks… Membership fees


Posted November 24, 2016

Trump and inflation… Top Pick: Principal Financial Group… Gavin Graham’s updates: Capital Power, Corus Entertainment, Medical Facilities, Uni-Select… Gordon Pape’s updates: B&G Foods, Canadian Utilities Second Preferred shares, Bombardier Series 4 Preferred Share, Enbridge Income Fund Holdings

The Trump Bump

Posted November 18, 2016

Stick to your investment plan, collect your dividends, and keep your cool.


Posted November 17, 2016

Trump’s win creates a new dynamic… Gordon Pape’s updates: Pattern Energy, Exchange Income… Your Questions: Credit-rated tenants, buying mutual funds, GIC rates


Posted October 28, 2016

Balanced Portfolio still strong… Pipeline to growth… This month’s Top Pick: Veresen Inc… Gavin Graham’s updates: Genworth MIC, Corby Spirit and Wine… Gordon Pape’s REIT updates: Chartwell Retirement Residences, Crombie, H&R, Pure Industrial, SmartREIT


Posted October 13, 2016

A new REIT for our list… Gordon Pape’s updates: Alaris Royalty, Northwest Company, Enbridge… Gavin Graham’s updates: Brookfield Asset Management, Ag Growth International