12 outperforming TSX dividend stocks with low levels of ESG risk

12 outperforming TSX dividend stocks with low levels of ESG risk

What are we looking for? Outperforming Canadian stocks that have low levels of ESG risk. The screen Given the rocky Canadian equity markets of late, younger investors, who are often enthusiastic consumers of newsfeeds and social media, are reminded that what may appear to be the end of the world today will likely seem like … Read more

As the housing market slows, costly bridge mortgages are an increasingly common last resort

As the housing market slows, costly bridge mortgages are an increasingly common last resort

The average Canadian home has shed 12.9 per cent of its value in just three months, according to the latest Canadian Real Estate Association report. That’s almost 1 per cent a week. If you’re selling a home and not getting any bites, your blood pressure is probably rising – especially if you need the equity … Read more

TSX-listed crypto company Voyager Digital warns of US$655-million loan default, shares plummet 53 per cent

TSX-listed crypto company Voyager Digital warns of US5-million loan default, shares plummet 53 per cent

TSX-listed Voyager Digital Ltd.’s VOYG-T stock lost half its value in a single day after management warned of a potential default on a US$655-million loan to a troubled hedge fund, as investors continue to fear financial contagion owing to the crypto sector’s recent crash. Voyager, which went public in Canada in 2019, was historically known … Read more

Gordon Pape: Pipelines have performed better than most during the market pull-back. Here are three to consider

Gordon Pape: Pipelines have performed better than most during the market pull-back.  Here are three to consider

Almost all stocks decline in a bear market, but pipeline companies are doing better than most. The reason is twofold. For starters, global demand for oil and natural gas is keeping their lines full and their pumps working at maximum capacity. There’s no indication this will end soon, even with growing talk of a recession. … Read more

Higher rates but less inflation panic: What CIBC’s Benjamin Tal is predicting for stocks, home prices and the economy

Higher rates but less inflation panic: What CIBC’s Benjamin Tal is predicting for stocks, home prices and the economy

Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC Capital Markets, in Toronto on June 7, 2019.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Mounting fears of a recession have gripped equity markets, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index now firmly in correction territory. The S&P/TSX is down 13 per cent from its record closing high of 22,087, reached on March … Read more

Monthly payments on variable-rate mortgages could increase as borrowers near their ‘trigger rate’

Monthly payments on variable-rate mortgages could increase as borrowers near their ‘trigger rate’

An obscure feature of variable-rate mortgages may push up the monthly payments for an increasing number of borrowers as the Bank of Canada aggressively hikes interest rates. It’s called the “trigger rate” – the interest rate level that, when surpassed, causes a mortgage holder’s monthly payments to change. The trigger rate has been largely ignored … Read more

Welcome Athena Club, a wellness brand and success story launched by two Canadians

Welcome Athena Club, a wellness brand and success story launched by two Canadians

Shaving ad campaign for Athena Club.Handout When Canadian entrepreneurs Maria and Charles Desmarais set out to launch their self-care essentials brand Athena Club across Canada, they were primed to upend the country’s hypercompetitive wellness industry. Through a regimen-ready range of products, a clever combination of culturally-aware marketing campaigns, and a direct-to-consumer business model that addresses … Read more

Why investors have become hesitant to buy beaten-up equities. Plus, 17 dividend growth stocks that will help you fight inflation

Why investors have become hesitant to buy beaten-up equities.  Plus, 17 dividend growth stocks that will help you fight inflation

Whipsawing bond yields, surging oil prices and a Federal Reserve bent on squashing the worst inflation in four decades are hammering investors’ ability to assess US stock valuations, even as the market’s tumble creates potential bargains. Without a doubt, stocks are far cheaper than at the start of the year, following a 23% year-to-date decline … Read more

Ten TSX energy stocks with strong price momentum

12 outperforming TSX dividend stocks with low levels of ESG risk

What are we looking for? Companies in the energy sector with strong price momentum. The screen All Canadian sectors are down year-to-date – except for energy. The oil and gas sector has performed very well because of a supply shortage, which has prompted Goldman Sachs to increase its Brent oil price forecast by US$10 to … Read more

Why housing costs are driving up inflation, despite the real-estate downturn

Why housing costs are driving up inflation, despite the real-estate downturn

A house for sale in Ottawa on June 15.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Canada’s housing market is plunging as higher interest rates scare off potential buyers. Even so, the effects of the slowdown are not showing up in the country’s red-hot inflation numbers. As the real-estate sector cools, the cost of owning or renting a … Read more