Investing

Q: Dear Pat: Please give me your comments regarding Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. (DWS). Thank you.

A: Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, $0.29, symbol DWS on the Toronto Venture Exchange (Shares outstanding: 145.4 million; Market cap: $40.7 million; www.lakeviewwineco.com), produces, markets, and distributes wine and alcohol products. The company operates one winery in Toronto and two in the Niaga ...

Is it too late to cash in on the pot stock boom?

As recreational pot becomes legal, it’s natural to think about investing in the cannabis industry. Some people have already gotten filthy rich trading in pot stocks, but you are late to the party. Have all the profits already been reaped or should you join in? Investment specialists say there is ...

Drawing down retirement savings as a single senior

Q: As I approach the early days of my retirement, I am considering various drawdown scenarios. I am single and will soon turn 61. As additional background I have a DB pension. I have approximately $170,000 in RRSPs and am considering withdrawing from these before my TFSA and non-registered investm ...

How to estimate dividend growth and total returns using Josh Peters’ Dividend Drill Return Model [Example & Spreadsheet]

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links (AL), meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See disclaimer. “Dividend Yield + Dividend Growth = Prospective Return” Josh Peters, The Ultimate Dividend Playbook (AL), Ch ...

Will the global stock sell-off continue?

It was yet another week in which I felt like we lived 100 weeks. Of course the biggest event was the stock market sell-off. U.S. stocks led what became a global sell-off, which slowed and actually began to reverse on Friday. The key question on investors’ minds is: Is this over? Or will stocks lo ...

Canada’s Best Credit Cards 2018

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Canada’s Best Rewards Credit Cards 2018

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Can earnings season stop the market’s decline?

Markets are crashing! Sell your stocks! The world is coming to an end! There’s a good chance you’ve heard at least something like this over the last week, whether from cable TV, a business news website or your panicked friend who wants to pull everything out of the market. Stocks have taken a t ...

Why “72” is the most important number for investors

The year 1972, for those of us old enough to remember, was a year that will forever be etched in our brains as the most important year in hockey history. It was the year of the famous Summit Series between Canada and the former Soviet Union. The Summit Series was organized to determine true hockey ...

How to invest a $240,000 inheritance

Q: I am 63 years old, and stayed home to raise my family for a number of years, so do not have a lot of employment years or high income. I am currently working, but my health is slowly diminishing due to rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how much longer I can work full time. I may only receive $50 ...