Game changer… Shawn Allen on bonds vs. stocks… This month’s Top Pick: AGT Food and Ingredients… January updates: AltaGas, Bank of Nova Scotia
Watch the Fed in 2015… The best of 2014… January updates: TransAlta Renewables, Milestone Apartments REIT, The Northwest Company, Norbord Inc.
Oil plunge hits dividends… Canadian interest rates in 2015… December’s Top Pick: Canadian Pacific 6.25% Guaranteed Notes… >Gavin Graham’s updates: Canadian Oil Sands, Talisman Energy… December updates: National Bank Financial, Freehold Royalties, Keyera Corp., Inter Pipeline, Pembina Pipeline… Tom Slee, Deanne Gage move on
Finding U.S. cash flow… Top Pick: Canaccord Series A preferreds… December updates: Baytex Energy, H&R REIT… Your Questions: Oaken Financial… Housekeeping
High Yield Portfolio averages 14%… Pitfalls of preferred shares… Inflation protection… November’s Top Pick: Brookfield Asset Management… November updates: Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, Alaris Royalty, B&G Foods… Housekeeping
Anyone hoping for a return to higher interest rates in the near future is going to be disappointed. That day has been postponed again, perhaps until 2016.
Blow wind, blow!… November updates: Genworth MIC, Intact Financial, Sun Life Financial, PHN High Yield Bond Fund… Housekeeping
Get used to low rates… Balanced portfolio update… After the sell-off… October’s Top Pick: Fortis Inc. Cumulative Redeemable 4.75% First Preference Series J Shares… October updates: Bombardier’s 6.25% Series 4 Preferred Shares, Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corp., Information Services Corp.
Why buy bonds?… October updates: FLY Leasing, RioCan REIT, Pure Industrial REIT, Northern Property REIT
Investing in expensive markets… September’s Top Pick: Milestone Apartments REIT… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Diageo, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Ag Growth International, Capital Power Corp., DH Corporation… September updates: Premium Brands Holding Corporation 5.5% Convertible Unsecured, Brookfield Energy Partners, B&G Foods, TransCanada Corp.
Outside the box… September updates: Leisureworld, Ensco PLC, Brookfield Infrastructure LP, Brookfield Energy Partners… Your Questions Answered: RRIF transfer
RRIF portfolio on track… Stay away from the bond market… Dividend growth as important as yield… August’s Top Pick: Canadian Utilities Cumulative Redeemable Second Preferred Shares BB… August updates: Tim Hortons, Premium Brands Holding Corp., TransCanada Corp.
Rising dividends… August updates: Baytex Energy, Alaris Royalty, Norbord Inc.
The new normal… REITS are a special breed… Go West… July Top Picks: iShares J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond ETF, Amica Mature Lifestyles, Talisman Energy… July updates: Canexus Corp., Freehold Royalties, Just Energy Group… Housekeeping
A new income pick… July updates: FLY Leasing, Morneau Shepell, Pure Industrial REIT, Student Transportation Inc.
Income stocks rally… 2014: The year of redemptions… June’s Top Picks: Fortis Inc. Preferred Shares Series F, iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income ETF… Gavin Graham’s Updates: AltaGas Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan… Gordon Pape’s Updates: Keyera Corp… Housekeeping
Bonds surprise… June updates: Province of Ontario 1.9% Bonds, Corus Entertainment 7.25% Notes, The Northwest Company, The Keg Royalties Income Fund, Leon’s Furniture, Firm Capital MIC, Information Services Corp…. Housekeeping
Strong returns from High-Yield Portfolio… Steer clear of 50-year bonds… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund, Pizza Pizza Royalty Trust, Cineplex Inc., Corus Entertainment… More May updates: BCE Inc., Leisureworld Senior Care Corp., Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Managing risk… May updates: Pure Industrial REIT, Inter Pipeline, Norbord Inc., Brookfield Infrastructure LP
Tim Hortons issue undermines bond lobby… April’s Top Pick: B&G Foods… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Allied Properties REIT, Broadwalk REIT, Canadian REIT, Dundee International REIT, Intact Financial, Cargojet… More April Updates: TransCanada Corp., TAL International Group, Just Energy Group, National Bank
Betting on demographics… April updates: Peel Region Municipal Debentures, Baytex Energy… Your Questions: RRIF portfolio, Confused about CBO… Members’ Corner: Tax-filing problems… RRSP Book
Balanced portfolio beats target… Convertible debentures and market risk… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Bank of Nova Scotia, Sun Life Financial, Power Financial, Genworth MIC, Davis + Henderson, AG Growth International… Tom Slee’s Updates: Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund 5.75% Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures, H&R REIT 5.9% Convertible Debentures
It’s the bumps that count… March updates: First Capital Realty, Johnson & Johnson, Information Services Corp, Morneau Shepell, Freehold Royalties
RRIF rebound… Third World money capping our interest rates… February’s Top Pick: Enbridge Inc… February Updates: Enerplus Corp, RioCan REIT, Keyera Corp., Bombardier 6.25% Series 4 Preferreds, Diageo plc, Unilever, Canadian National Railway
Bonds to the rescue… February updates: Firm Capital, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, Brookfield Infrastructure LP, Baytex Energy… New RRSP book
Searching for greenbacks… Interest rates likely to inch up in 2014… Time to buy interest-sensitive stocks?… January’s Top Pick: Capital Power Corporation… January Updates: FLY Leasing, TAL International, Canexus Corp., Bank of Nova Scotia 5.6% Series 17 Preferreds, Canadian General Investments 4.65% Class A Series 2 Preferreds… Your Questions: Convertible debentures and interest rates
An income strategy for 2014… January updates: Rogers 5.75% convertible debentures, iShares 1-5 Years Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund, iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund, iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund, iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund, iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund, RioCan REIT, H&R REIT… Emerging and Frontier Markets newsletter
The best of 2013…REITs losing their lustre…December’s Top Pick: Tim Horton’s…December Updates: Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, Morneau Shepell, Calloway REIT, Crombie REIT, Cineplex Galaxy, Corus Entertainment…Your Questions: What about ZPR?, Convertibles as bonds
The impact of tapering… Tax alert… December Updates: RBC Canadian Equity Fund, Inter Pipeline, Brookfield Infrastructure LP, Cambridge High Income Fund… 2014 prices
Profits in Saskatchewan… Global interest rate pressures… November’s Top Pick: Premium Brands Holding Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures… Gavin Graham’s Updates: Diageo plc, Johnson & Johnson, Sherritt, Liquor Stores, The Keg Royalties Income Fund… November Updates: Manitoba Telecom Services, CI Signature High Income Fund, Franklin Bissett Canadian High Income Fund, Templeton Global Balanced Fund
Back to Baytex… November Updates: iShares Dividend Aristocrats Fund, Peel Region 6.65% debentures, North West Company, Norbord Inc… Your Questions: Tax implications of Dundee REIT
High yield portfolio does well…The Fed’s credibility is in tatters… October’s Top Pick: Ensco plc… October Updates: Dundee International REIT, Canadian Pacific Railway Notes, iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund, City of Hamilton 4.95% Debentures… Your Questions: Confused about rates
A new growth stock… October updates: Blue Ribbon Income Fund, Student Transportation Inc., TransCanada Corp., Sentry Global Balanced Income Fund Series X… Your Questions: Thoughts on Innergest Series C… Your Comments: For U.S. readers… Money Show reminder
Balanced portfolio slips… Preferred shares take a beating… World Money Show… Septembers Top Picks: Cargojet, Bombardier Series 4 Preferred Shares… September Updates: Sherritt International, Fortis Inc. Preferred Shares Series F, Pembina Pipeline Corp., Freehold Royalties Ltd.
The changing face of risk… September updates: Keyera Corp., iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Fund, iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund, iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF, Canexus Corp.
RRIF Portfolio update…Addressing investment complexities…The Fed?s mixed signals cause doubt…August?s Top Pick: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan…August Updates: Northern Property REIT, Brookfield Renewable Energy, Firm Capital, Diageo
The REIT dilemma…Gordon Pape’s REIT updates: H&R, RioCan, Pure Industrial…Gavin Graham’s updates: Unilever, Canadian Oil Sands…Your Questions: Annuity or REIT?
Adapting to interest rates …The deal with corporate REITs…July?s Top Pick: iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund…July Updates: Enerplus Corp., Bissett Canadian High Dividend Fund, BMO Monthly Dividend Fund, CI Signature Dividend Fund, Phillips, Hager & North High Yield Bond Fund, Phillips, Hager & North Short Term Bond and Mortgage Fund, Phillips, Hager & North Total Return Bond Fund, RBC Canadian Equity Income Fund, Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund…Your Questions Answered: PIMCO Monthly Income Fund, Enervest Diversified Income Trust