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Tech Talk for Tuesday September 26th 2017

  Observations Russell 2000 Index reaches an all-time high. Energy stocks on both sides of the border, led by oil service stocks were the strongest sector. A move by WTI Crude Oil above $52.00 per barrel also helped the sector. S&P Technology Index led the U.S. equity market on the downside, br ...

U.S. Further Tightens Regulations On Dealing With North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (yet to be numbered) (“EO”) imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. It took affect the next day. The general press has quoted Treasury Secretary Mnuchin as stating: “Foreign financial institutions are now on notice that go ...

LBS.PR.A to Get Bigger

Brompton Group has announced (although not yet on their website because they’re … um, well, I’ve sent an eMail to my friend ChrisC): Life & Banc Split Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:LBS)(TSX:LBS.PR.A)is pleased to announce it is undertaking an overnight treasury offering of class A and prefer ...

Tech Talk for Monday September 25th 2017

Pre-opening Comments for Monday September 25th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 3 points in pre-opening trade. The DAX Index gained 0.2% after preliminary results from Germany’s federal election were released. DR Horton dropped $1.38 to $35.52 after l ...

Why rising rates don’t have to be alarming for income investors

Bonds serve a crucial role in helping investors reach their investment goals. They generate income, provide a measure of principal protection and can mitigate volatility. While bonds can help stabilize a portfolio, they are not without risks. Bond investors may worry about rising rates weighing on ...

5 things you should know about Mortgage Investment Corporations

Historically low interest rates in recent years that has led Canadian investors to increasingly venture into the world of private mortgage investment corporations or MICs. These structures promise steady returns at much higher yields than traditional fixed income investments nowadays. But are the ...

The most popular online brokerage for DIY investors

Competition can make everyone better, and that’s certainly true in the discount brokerage space. The latest J.D. Power report found steady improvement across all trading platforms, but it found big differences in how investors use them. According to J.D. Power’s latest Canadian self-directed ...

Dividend All-Stars 2018

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Top 100 Dividend Stocks of 2018

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The current state of dividend stocks

SKIP AHEAD Safer Canadian Dogs The new Dividend All-Stars have just been released. You can read all about this year’s crop of top stocks over here. But, before you go, stick around to find out about where the Canadian dividend stock market stands and how it has changed since last year. First ...