Swedish-based Ericsson (the legal name is Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson) is one of the world leaders in 5G technology.
This ETF invests in a portfolio of low-beta-rated Canadian stocks. Beta is a measure of a stock’s sensitivity to broad market movements. The lower the beta, the less sensitive a […]
This ETF was launched in 2007 and holds 86 global stocks in the transportation, communication, water, and electricity services sectors. Five Canadian energy firms are included in the holdings.
This was the first ETF launched by Bank of Montreal in 2010 and is a good-sized fund with $222 million in assets. It offers reasonable liquidity and passively follows the […]
This fund focuses on low volatility securities from countries outside Canada and the U.S.
This ETF invests in a portfolio of large-cap Canadian stocks that have a low beta history, meaning they are less sensitive to broad market movements and, therefore, less risky.
This ETF holds a portfolio of Canadian REITs and real estate companies.
This ETF invests in a portfolio of U.S. dollar high-yield bonds, also known as junk bonds.
Parkland is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products.It is Canada’s second largest convenience store operator, delivering competitive product offerings to […]
This is a closed-end fund that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EIT.UN. It invests in a portfolio of high-quality U.S. and Canadian stocks, mainly large- and […]
Toronto-based Waste Connections operates both in Canada and the U.S., serving six million residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It is also active in the oil patch, providing waste disposal for […]
This ETF tracks the performance of the FTSE China 50 Index, which comprises the country’s largest companies.
Headquartered in Chicago, ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers. It has approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. It has […]
AeroVironment is largest supplier of small, unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to the Pentagon and to dozens of allied nations. It also manufactures tactical missile systems. Some of their products are […]
This ETF tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average (hedged to Canadian dollars) and uses covered call options to generate additional income.
The company is in the theme park business with 13 parks throughout the U.S. and one near Toronto: Canada’s Wonderland. They also have five hotels adjacent to their parks with […]
Microsoft is one of the world’s leading software developers.
This preferred is the result of rate reset holders converting to the floating rate preferreds. It still currently trades well below par.
InterRent REIT is in the apartment business. It owns 8,880 suites worth $1.66 billion (as of March 31). Its assets are located primarily in Ottawa (32.5%), the Greater Toronto Area […]
This is the largest gold ETF in the world.
Supreme is an envelope and packaging manufacturer that operates in Canada and the U.S.
BHP Billiton is a huge Australia-headquartered global mining and petroleum exploration and extraction company. It has about 10 production locations in Australia, 10 in the Americas, as well as one […]
Dynacor’s activities consist of the production of gold and silver from purchased ore and the exploration of its mining properties located in Peru, with the potential for commercial extraction of […]
The company owns a number of ski resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckinridge, and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area; […]
Fredericton, NB-based Plaza Retail REIT is an owner and developer of retail properties, primarily in Eastern and Central Canada, with a focus on unenclosed strip malls anchored by retailers supplying […]
This ETF offers an equally-weighted portfolio of the 10 largest U.S. and Canadian life insurance companies. The managers also write covered call options on a portion of the portfolio to […]
This ETF holds the five largest Canadian banks and writes covered calls against 50% of the positions.
The company rents, sells, and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks.
This is an exchange traded fund that tracks the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index.
This ETF tracks the North American Marijuana Index, which includes publicly traded companies from across the continent with an emphasis on Canada.
Sylogist is a software company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments and operations management, provides intellectual property solutions to a range of public sector customers.
Descartes specializes in business software designed to facilitate logistics, financial controls, inventory, customs clearance, and freight tracking. Customers include transportation firms, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, customs brokers, and government agencies.
This preferred is just about the oldest minimum rate reset on the market, and therefore has one of the longest track records of any preferred of its type. It is […]
The company is Canada’s only fully integrated national distributor in the building materials and related products sector. It operates two business segments, Building Materials Distribution and Forestry. CanWel has plants […]
This recently launched ETF is based on a mutual fund of the same name that has been in existence since January 2011.
This is an equal weighted, currency-hedged portfolio of 20 blue chip U.S multi-national corporations with a minimum market cap of US$10 billion (the actual valuations are much higher). The managers […]
The mandate is to invest in a portfolio of investment-grade bonds that are not denominated in U.S. dollars. The main holdings are issues from Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the […]
This ETF invests in a portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds that can be both investment grade and high yield.
Over the past 30 years, Fairfax has succeeded in building one of the largest personal and commercial insurance companies in North America. Almost all its insurance businesses continue to be […]
This U.S.-based ETF offers exposure to the video gaming sector of the market.
This ETF tracks the performance of a portfolio of large and mid-size German companies.
Cott is primarily a private label manufacturer of beverages with a vast array of customers, although they do have a few of their own brands.
This ETF tracks the Euro STOXX 50 Index, which includes the top blue-chip stocks from the Eurozone.
Founded in 1982, Ottawa-based Calian employs over 2,900 people in its two information technology divisions. It has offices and projects in Canada, the U.S., and around the world. Its Ottawa-based […]
Selling put options is a twist on the covered call strategy, but the risk and returns are similar if the ETF does not leverage its positions. This ETF does not […]
Square Inc. develops and provides payment processing, point-of-sale (POS), financial, and marketing services worldwide. The Company combines software with hardware that allows sellers to turn mobile and computing devices into […]
Global semi-conductor company Advanced Micro Devices makes the microchips that run computers and many smart appliances. AMD primarily offers x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics […]