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Best Bank to Buy Now

While many of the banks offer similar products from the perspective of the consumers, their non banking line of products and international exposure is what differentiate each bank. Most people are familiar with the fee for a chequing account or the mortgage interest rates but that’s only one segment in the banking business. In general, I am happy to own any of the banks outlined below in terms of businesses but in practice, they each have their own entry point to maximize the performance of the stocks and your return. When the time comes to buy a bank stock, I need to evaluate the best buy at that time. Bank Stock Opportunities The list of bank stocks below represents many of the biggest companies in Canada with a large exposure internationally. The companies are listed in order of market ...
Dividend Yield

Evaluating the Dividend Upgrade Strategy

A recent commenter on my Dividend Income¬†post had me thinking the other day…. He was asking if I switch to higher dividend yield stocks over time. It’s definitely a strategy I have thought about and considered but I cannot ignore companies with growth such as¬†Enbridge (NYSE:ENB, TSX:ENB) and Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI, TSX:CNR) . On the other hand, when you hold a stock in a sector and there are competitors with similar growth and stock performance, it may be an opportunity to hold the stock with the highest yield. It got me thinking that investing can get complicated if you don’t have your rules laid out. There isn’t one strategy fit all. Index investors have a large amount of indexes to chose from for example. Not all indexers invest the same so not all ...
Dividend Aristocrats

Get US Dividends From Canadian Dividend Stocks

As a Canadian, it’s very important to realize how small our economy is. While it is a good economy, it is a small one and it is mostly focused on financial and energy stocks. It is acceptable to be proud of it but as an investor, you want to be objective and realize that you need exposure to other economies. You may chose to do it through indexes but personally I do it buy buying US companies. One key factor to buy US companies is that you need US dollars. The current currency exchange rate may seem prohibitive but that doesn’t have to be the case. Related: Currency Exchange with DLR and DLR.U ETF There was a time when the Canadian dollars was at parity and it was a good time to just buy US companies. With the currency exchange, there is a value blocker that all Canadian investors ...
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