Loblaws is Canada’s largest grocer with company-owned and franchised supermarkets. It owns the Shoppers Drug Mart chain and PC Financial, which offers banking services. It also sells clothing under the […]
XMS invests in low-beta U.S. stocks such as Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonalds, and Verizon. Low beta means they are less sensitive to broad market movements and, in theory, less risky.
The fund invests in an equally weighted portfolio of 20 large cap tech companies such as Apple, Cisco, Facebook, and Adobe. The managers write covered call options to generate income.
West Fraser Timber is primarily a lumber (and panels) company with plants and operations in western Canada (mostly B.C.) and the southern United States. It has lumber operations in 13 […]
Cincinnati-based P&G is a giant in the cleaning products business as well as personal health care and grooming. The odds are your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry are stocked with P&G […]
AZN is a major pharmaceutical company that is among the leaders in producing a COVID vaccine.
National Grid (NG) operates the transmission network of high voltage cables in the U.K. It was privatized during the Conservative governments in the 1990s. It also operates a gas transmission […]
This is a software for services firm that powers the back end of many travel related companies. These include airlines, airports, car rental companies, cruise lines, hotels, search engines, and […]
Montreal based Stella-Jones (SJ) is one of the leading producers of pressure-treated wood products in North America, supplying electrical utilities and telecommunications companies with utility poles, and railroad operators with […]
The capital shares are essentially a long-term call option on the big five Canadian banks. The return is generated through quarterly dividends rather than price appreciation in the shares.
: This is a balanced ETF that invests globally in a portfolio that is roughly divided 60 per cent stocks, 40 per cent bonds. It’s a fund of funds, holding […]
Protech provides in-home monitoring and disease management services including end-to-end respiratory solutions for patients in the United States healthcare market. It seeks to continue to expand its offerings to include […]
Trulieve is a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company. It is the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in Florida, owning over 50% of the market.
This ETF focuses on U.S. preferred shares. It is overseen by Flaherty & Crumrine, a highly respected specialty U.S. preferred share manager.
This fund was launched in April 2019 and is listed on the NEO exchange. It is Canadian dollar-hedged, has $23.6 million in assets, and replicates the U.S. Marijuana Companies Index, […]
The iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit growth characteristics.
The iShares S&P 500 Value ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit value characteristics. IVE is a liquid ETF and […]
VONG holds a basket of stocks that generally track the performance of the Russell 1000 Growth Index, a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of growth stocks of large U.S. […]
VONV holds a basket of stocks representative of the Russell 1000 Value Index. This is a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of value stocks of large U.S. companies.
This REIT offers a portfolio of high-quality healthcare real estate comprised of interests in a diversified portfolio of 183 income-producing properties and 15 million square feet of gross leasable area […]
Alcanna Inc. is an Alberta and B.C. retail liquor store operator that recently moved into cannabis retailing in Alberta and Ontario under the Nova Cannabis brand.
This ETF is composed mainly of companies in the food production or retailing business. They include familiar names like Loblaw, Metro, George Weston, Empire, Maple Leaf Foods, and Alimentation Couche-Tard.
SLV is a way to hedge the inflation wildcard, as it holds physical silver.
This ETF only holds gold bullion. It allows you to own gold without having to buy the actual metal and pay for storage. There are no gold mining companies in […]
This ETF is similar to CGXF; however, it has a much more international flavour.
Roku started making desktop boxes for Netflix and was spun out by Netflix back in 2007. Since then it has morphed from a device maker to a platform company that […]
Nutrien is the world’s largest producer of agricultural fertilizers. This includes nitrogen and phosphates, which it sells in bulk and at the retail level to farmers.
Scotts was founded in Ohio in 1888 to sell grass seed and its product lines have expanded over time. They now include a variety of lawn care products, including seeds, […]
This is an NVCC rate reset preferred share issued by Canada’s largest bank.
Minto is a REIT that owns and operates a portfolio of 29 high quality, multi-residential properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton. It describes itself as Canada’s only 100% […]
This ETF tracks the performance of the index of the same name, less expenses. It invests in mining and royalty stocks, rather than bullion itself.
This is a rate reset preferred. It is not a minimum, but its spread (497 bps) is higher than the total minimum dividend rate of some minimums (which start at […]
In addition to bleach, which was the company’s only product when it was launched back in 1913, Clorox now produces a wide range of disinfectants for both home and institutional […]
Metro Inc. is a large grocery and pharmacy chain operating primarily in Quebec, where 71% of its grocery stores are located. The remaining 29% are in Ontario. Similarly, 83% of […]
Brookfield Asset Management is an alternative asset manager with over $515 billion in assets under management It’s been around in one form or another for 120 years and specializes in […]
This is a global media and entertainment company. Its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, book publisher Simon & Shuster, and many more. The company claims […]
Pinterest is a social media platform used by more than 300 million people every month to explore and experience more than 200 billion ideas that have been saved over the […]
This ETF invests in an equal-weight portfolio of the 15 largest gold and precious metals companies by market cap listed on North American stock exchanges that have liquid options markets. […]
This fund invests in a portfolio of investment-grade global green bonds, where the use of proceeds is directly tied to promote climate or other environmental sustainability purposes through independent evaluation.
The concept behind DocuSign is simple. As more employees work from home, it is necessary for documents to still get signed whether it be for mortgages, divorces, corporate affairs, etc.
VNQ tracks the MSCI U.S. Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index and while it is considered a little riskier than average, it is not among the riskiest classes of ETFs.
Pfizer is one of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies.Its business units include Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Disease, Hospital, Vaccines, and Internal Medicine. Its Upjohn division focuses on off-patent and generic […]
This ETF invests exclusively in U.S. Treasury bonds, with maturities from one to 30 years.
This is a high-quality minimum rate reset preferred.
Teledoc is the global leader in virtual health care and is the only pure play on telemedicine. Its technology and staff allow people around the world to have access to […]
Canadian Solar is based in Guelph, Ontario and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar panels. It sells the panels as part of turnkey solar power plants. The […]
Glaxo, as GSK is commonly known, is one of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Its particular strengths are in asthma/respiratory, HIV, and vaccines. It has the largest […]
Gilead is an American biotechnology company that researches, develops and commercializes drugs. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and […]
Richards specializes in servicing small- and medium-sized companies, offering glass and plastic manufacturing and distribution services. The company is well diversified, with 48% of revenue from food and beverage and […]