Dividends

Don’t sell out when markets you stress out

  The stock market is going to take a hit.  This we can say with confidence. Will it be a right jab, easily shaken off?  Or will it be a full-on body blow that leaves you prone, on the mat, panting, bloodied and humiliated? A sell-off is coming.  We don’t know how severe it will be, what wil ...

Financial Statement Analysis – A DIY Investor Course

As an investor, I often read the financial statements of a company during my research. It’s an important step to understand the company’s profitability and debt. Public companies are obligated to report the finances of the company through standard statements on a regular basis such as quarterly ...

DGS.PR.A To Get Bigger

Brompton Group has announced: Dividend Growth Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it is undertaking an overnight treasury offering of class A and preferred shares. The sales period for this overnight offering will end at 9:00 a.m. (ET) tomorrow, November 17, 2017. The offering is ...

U.S. stock gets a strong energy boost from Australia

This energy stock is completing two major projects that should spur its cash flow—and dividends—for years to come. The company already holds less risk for investors, because its oil refining businesses cuts its exposure to the rise and fall of crude oil prices. These two Australian projects sho ...

LB.PR.F To Be Redeemed

Laurentian Bank of Canada has announced: that it will redeem, on December 15, 2017, all of its Non-Cumulative Class A Preferred Shares Series 11 then outstanding. Such preferred shares will be redeemed at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, together with any declared and unpaid dividends. Ben ...

OPTrust Butts Out For Good?

Last week, OPTrust made an announcement, OPTrust to divest from public market tobacco firms:OPTrust today announced it is divesting from the tobacco industry. By the beginning of 2018, OPTrust will be divested from all equity and fixed income investments in public companies that derive a majority o ...

Owning Canadian stocks as a U.S. resident

Q: I live in the USA but still have some stocks in a Canada brokerage. If I should sell them what is the capital gains I pay since I have had no income in Canada for the past 30 years? Except of course the dividend which has been about $200 a quarter. I’ve had the SU stocks since 1998 – about ...

A stock-picker’s TFSA for long-term growth

Sam Tanny AGE: 21PLACE: MontrealTFSA TOTAL: $25,415STRATEGY: Growth and blue-chip stocks Me and My TFSA   Sam Tanny, 21, of Montreal, is a university student in finance. He started saving in his TFSA two years ago but he only started picking stocks for his portfolio last year. It’s now wor ...

Why you should sign up for your employee stock plan. Now

M A K I N G   B A N K How gleeful you’ll be once you see all that free money (Shutterstock) Say you’re shopping and when you’re at the counter the cashier says, “Thanks for paying $150 for those shoes. Would you like to take with you an extra $40 as a thank-you for buying them?” Would ...

Sign up for your employee stock plan. Now

M A K I N G   B A N K How gleeful you’ll be once you see all that free money (Shutterstock) Say you’re shopping and when you’re at the counter the cashier says, “Thanks for paying $150 for those shoes. Would you like to take with you an extra $40 as a thank-you for buying them?” Would ...