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The Income Investor

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Posted September 14, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Posted April 6, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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Posted January 12, 2018

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

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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

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Posted December 7, 2017

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

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Posted November 24, 2017

In this issue: PIMCO enters ET …