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Canada’s Best Student Credit Cards 2017

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Apple iPhone 8 and X: 10 things you need to know

Apple unveiled the latest iterations of iPhone at their futuristic Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday morning. At the first event in the Steve Jobs Theater, the tech giant is hoping not one—but three—new devices will have consumers digging for their wallets to get their hands on a ...

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, September 8, 2017

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $66.13, Toronto symbol TD, is Canada’s second-largest bank with assets of $1.2 trillion. TD last raised its quarterly dividend with its May 2017 payment. Investors now receive $0.60 a share, up 9.1% from $0.55. The new annual rate of $2.40 yields 3.6%. In its fiscal 2017 th ...

Canadian retail giant increases sales in the face of online challenges

As retail chains face an increasingly strong challenge from online shopping, this iconic Canadian retailer appears to be competing with considerable success. In the most recent quarter, overall sales rose at its own stores and at the other retail chains it owns. Earnings easily beat the consensus e ...

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $67.50, Toronto symbol TD, rose 4% this week after the bank reported higher-than-expected earnings thanks to strong gains at its Canadian and U.S. retail banking operations. In its fiscal 2017 third quarter, ended July 31, 2017, TD earned $2.9 billion. That’s up 18.6% from ...

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $67.50, Toronto symbol TD, rose 4% this week after the bank reported higher-than-expected earnings thanks to strong gains at its Canadian and U.S. retail banking operations. In its fiscal 2017 third quarter, ended July 31, 2017, TD earned $2.9 billion. That’s up 18.6% from ...

Investing lessons from the poker table

A version of post was originally published in 2010 A few years ago I beat a group of seniors and took $200 from them. No, I’m not a purse-snatching hooligan who preys on the elderly. I’m just a guy who loves to play poker, and one day I took a time off to visit the local casino, where I pla ...

Investing lessons from the poker table

A version of post was originally published in 2010 A few years ago I beat a group of seniors and took $200 from them. No, I’m not a purse-snatching hooligan who preys on the elderly. I’m just a guy who loves to play poker, and one day I took a time off to visit the local casino, where I pla ...

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 11, 2017

CAE INC., $21.00, Toronto symbol CAE, is a leading maker of flight simulators for commercial and military aircraft. It also operates pilot-training schools in over 35 countries and makes mannequins and other medical-simulators for training health professionals. CAE has now sold its 49% stake in a C ...

Correlation between Stocks and Bonds Turns Positive

Stocks and bonds are both having a good year with the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) up 11.91% year-to-date and the 20+ YR T-Bond ETF (TLT) rising 6.53% since January. The advance in SPY has been much steadier than the choppy advance in TLT, but both sport nice gains so far in 2017. This is a bit unusual becau ...