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The Income Investor


Posted December 14, 2018

Earn almost 7% with this REIT… Gordon Pape updates BMO, CanWel Building Materials, Premium Brands… Your Questions: Convertible debentures, RRIF strategies

Paul Bamford

Posted December 8, 2018

Mr. Bamford is an independent investment analyst with almost 20 years of experience in the industry.


Posted November 29, 2018

Income Portfolio maintains 5% yield… Income strategies during market corrections… Richard Croft’s option strategies: Covered call writes on Pembina Pipelines, Scotiabank, CIBC… Richard Croft’s updates: Covered call writes on Facebook, Netflix, and BCE… This month’s Top Pick: iShares Floating Rate Index ETF… November updates: Pembina Pipeline, Keyera Corp., AltaGas… Beat the price increase


Posted November 16, 2018

GIC rates edge higher… Gavin Graham updates ZCL Composites, Savaria Corp…. Gordon Pape’s updates: Enbridge, TransCanada Corp…. Your Questions: Purpose funds


Posted October 26, 2018

Brookfield partnership offers high yield… Dividend stocks provide shelter in downturn… Gavin Graham’s updates: Allied Properties REIT, Boardwalk REIT, Dream Global REIT… Gordon Pape’s updates: BMO Financial Group, PrairieSky Royalty, Morneau Shepell, Norbord


Posted October 11, 2018

LNG Canada boosts energy sector… Gordon Pape’s updates: BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF, First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF, CanWel Building Materials, Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF… Your Questions: Balanced portfolio


Posted September 28, 2018

Overhaul for Balanced Portfolio… REITs look good despite rising rates… Top Pick: Choice Properties REIT… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Canadian Western Bank… Gordon Pape’s Updates: Enbridge Income Fund Holdings… Ryan Irvine’s workshops


Posted September 14, 2018

High-Yield Portfolio edges up… Gavin Graham updates Vodafone… Gordon Pape updates TransAlta Renewables… Your Questions: Capital gains tax


Posted August 31, 2018

RRIF portfolio moves higher… The little-known risk in bond ETFs… Alternatives to ETFs… Sequence risk: The stealth challenge for retirees… Top Pick: Extendicare… Richard Croft’s updates: Covered call strategies on Agnico-Eagle Mines, Goldcorp, Advanced Micro Devices


Posted August 16, 2018

Brookfield buys Enercare… Gordon Pape updates North West Company, Brookfield Infrastructure, Norbord, Pembina Pipeline… Your Questions: Cash dilemma and high-yield bond funds… Toronto Money Show


Posted July 26, 2018

ETFs that deliver… Politics drives markets to over-react… This month’s Top Pick: Boralex Inc… Gavin Graham’s updates: Unilever, Diageo, Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund, Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp… Gordon Pape’s updates: Enercare, Information Services, Principal Financial Group, Student Transportation


Posted July 12, 2018

REITs continue comeback… This month’s Top Pick: Summit Industrial Income REIT… Gordon Pape’s updates: Enbridge, Brookfield Infrastructure, Chorus Aviation… Your Questions: Yield curve


Posted June 29, 2018

A healthcare income ETF… Investing in convertibles… Buy Morguard convertible… Paul Bamford’s preferred share updates: Bombardier, Canadian Utilities… Gavin Graham’s updates: Supremex, iShares J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond ETF… Correction


Posted June 15, 2018

Turning oil into income… Gordon Pape’s updates: TransCanada Corp., Inter Pipeline, Pembina Pipeline, Keyera Corp…. Your Questions: Inter vs. Pembina, PMIF a deadweight


Posted June 1, 2018

Small loss for Income Portfolio… The “Holy Grail” of the telecom industry… This month’s Top Pick: Vodafone Group… Gavin Graham’s updates: Dorel Industries, Corus Entertainment… Gordon Pape’s updates: Enbridge, Enbridge Income Fund Holdings


Posted May 15, 2018

A bright spot in the energy sector… This security yields 9%. What’s the problem?… Gordon Pape updates Innergex Renewable Energy… Your Questions: Where to keep cash, withholding tax, ZWA or ZWH?… Member’s Corner


Posted April 20, 2018

Stocks that buck the trend… The hunt for good bond funds… Applying Chaos Theory to financial markets… This month’s Top Pick: BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF… Gordon Pape’s updates: PrairieSky Royalty, Algonquin Power & Utilities, Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF, SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF


Posted April 6, 2018

Changes to Balanced Portfolio… Gavin Graham updates Uni-Select, The Keg


Posted March 30, 2018

Seek safety… Small gain for High-Yield Portfolio… Plenty of choice in preferred share universe… This month’s Top Pick: Intact Financial Corp. Floating Rate Preferred IFC.PR.D… Paul Bamford’s updates: Canadian Utilities preferreds series FF… Gavin Graham’s updates: Canadian REIT… Gordon Pape’s updates: Student Transportation


Posted March 8, 2018

Finally, a break for savers… Strong economy boosts results… Gavin Graham’s updates: Cineplex, Supremex, Slate Retail REIT… Michael Corcoran updates Macquarie Infrastructure


Posted February 23, 2018

RRSP Portfolio holds its ground… Option strategies for the return of volatility… Top Picks: Covered call write strategies on Agnico-Eagle Mines and Goldcorp… Richard Croft’s updates: BMO US Put Write ETF, covered call write strategies on AMD, Square Inc…. Gavin Graham’s updates: Altagas… Gordon Pape’s updates: Firm Capital MIC, Firm Capital Mortgage 5.75% Convertible Debenture… Don’t let your membership lapse!… Ryan Irvine’s seminars…


Posted February 8, 2018

Fortis shares down. So what?… Gordon Pape updates Evertz Technologies, Alaris Royalty Corp., Morneau Shepell, The North West Company… Note to readers


Posted January 26, 2018

GIC rates stuck in neutral… Insurance companies look good now… Rising interest rates signal trouble ahead… Retail is not dead yet… Top Pick: Plaza REIT… Gavin Graham’s January Update: Corus Entertainment… Gordon Pape’s January Updates: B&G Foods, Chemtrade Logistics… Your questions: RRIF conversions; Bought stock by accident


Posted January 12, 2018

Dealing with rising rates… Gordon Pape updates Pure Industrial REIT… Michael Corcoran updates Valero Energy, Encana, ConocoPhillips, EnLink Midstream


Posted December 21, 2017

The risk-return balance… Top Pick: CanWel Building Materials Group… Minimum rate reset preferreds offer dividend cushion… Michael Corcoran’s December Update: Macquarie Infrastructure… Gordon Pape’s December Updates: Chartwell REIT, BMO, Emera, Enercare… Your questions: Why buy mutual funds, U.S. REITs, Return of capital


Posted December 7, 2017

Noise and the naked put… Gordon Pape updates Inter Pipeline, Pembina Pipeline… Price increase reminder


Posted November 24, 2017

In this issue: PIMCO enters ET …