SPOTLIGHT: The Allure of Dividends
The Best Way to Buy Dividends
Own the shares of a company that regularly increases its dividends, and you
put yourself in a position to receive ever-growing income and benefit from a
rising share price. The total return possibilities are just amazing. Read Rob
TAXES: Cestnick on Trusts
First Families, Second Marriages
If you're in a second marriage and you want your kids from your first
marriage to eventually inherit what you leave behind, you had better plan
for this to happen. Tim Cestnick explores the options.
Income Trust Values Are Justifiably Higher Than Shares
If you're like many, you may have debated with yourself over the merits of
investing in these things. Are the high valuations really justified? In many
cases, the answer may be "yes." Tim Cestnick explains.
MUTUAL FUNDS: Is Bigger Better?
Best and Worst of the Biggest
In the mutual fund industry, you don't have to be good to be
big. We have looked at 25 of the most widely held Canadian equity funds and
found that it would be a serious mistake to assume that a big fund is a good
fund. Rob Carrick has the numbers.
RRSP Contributions Edge Higher, But Well Below Potential
Income-Paying Funds can be Risky Ventures
Fund companies are filling the void left by low-yielding bond funds by
offering income-paying mutual funds with an equity component and higher
distribution yields. Unlike bond funds, the distributions aren't fixed, and
in some cases are unsustainable. Levi Folk investigates.
INVESTING: Canadian Funds Shine
Plus: Time to
Take a Look at Canadian Fund Companies?
Dealers Bring U.S. Assets To the Income Trust Party
When it comes to income trusts, Bay Street has decided we
don't really need the Americans to have a blow-out party. With trust
financings proving a tough sell south of the border, dealers such as BMO
Nesbitt Burns are selling U.S. assets
to the domestic market. Andrew Willis has more.
Index Funds Best Way To Go for a Little Americana in Portfolios
Whether you're rejoicing or retching over the U.S. election
results, there is one investing fact that stands out: Accounting for just
over half of the global stock market, the United States is a must-have in
your portfolio. Rob Carrick explains.