This power producer is generating some electrifying returns

This power producer is generating some electrifying returns

I’ve accumulated more than $2,300 of virtual cash in my model Yield Hog Dividend Growth Portfolio. Now it’s time to spend some of that money. Before I discuss how I’m reinvesting a portion of that cash, here’s a brief update on the model portfolio’s performance. (View the complete portfolio online at tgam.ca/dividendportfolio.) I launched the … Read more

Jim and Shirley fear the market downturn will eat into their retirement savings. Should they buy an annuity to see them through?

Jim and Shirley fear the market downturn will eat into their retirement savings.  Should they buy an annuity to see them through?

Jim and ShirleyChris Donovan/The Globe and Mail “My wife and I are retired and nervous with this downturn that we will not have enough funds to see us through,” Jim writes in an e-mail. “We are looking to buy an annuity to improve our stability.” Jim is age 60, Shirley 61. They have three adult … Read more

Why young ETF investors should be partying in the streets right now

Why young ETF investors should be partying in the streets right now

Instead of providing refuge, bond ETFs are just slower sinking ships, which can be concerning for millennial investors.Drazen_/iStockPhoto/Getty Images Luke Reynolds, 33, freaks out a little bit every time he looks at his portfolio online. The newly married dental practice development consultant started investing in 2020, adding a total of $42,500 to his portfolio of … Read more

Why I’m good with not owning oil and gas producers

This power producer is generating some electrifying returns

I have always wondered why your model Yield Hog Dividend Growth Portfolio has no oil and gas producers, which pay higher dividends than some of the other stocks in the portfolio. Why don’t you own these stocks? I chose not to include oil and gas stocks – or resource producers of any kind – for … Read more

Markets are falling, but my dividends keep going up

Markets are falling, but my dividends keep going up

Some people celebrate Canada Day by wearing red and white or heading out to watch the fireworks. I like to express my patriotism by adding up all the dividend increases from the Canadian companies in my model Yield Hog Dividend Growth Portfolio. This year, dividends have been one of the few bright spots for investors. … Read more

20 stocks with a history of profitability that could weather a downturn

20 stocks with a history of profitability that could weather a downturn

What are we looking for? High-quality companies garnering positive sentiment from Street analysts. The screen In a recent article, The Globe and Mail highlighted Mark Carney’s thoughts on the state of the Canadian economy and the possibility of a looming recession. In short, Mr. Carney doesn’t think things will be as bad as they were … Read more

Gordon Pape: Here’s what investors need to do to cope with the bear market

Gordon Pape: Here’s what investors need to do to cope with the bear market

It’s official. The S&P 500 plunged into bear market territory last week, joining Nasdaq which had been there since March. The Dow isn’t there yet, but close. (A bear market is defined as a drop of 20 per cent or more from the previous high.) The TSX has fared better than its US counterparts. It’s … Read more

Should Eileen sell her house to pay off the mortgage before retirement?

Should Eileen sell her house to pay off the mortgage before retirement?

What’s the best way for Eileen to give some money to her children? How should she invest for retirement?Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail At age 57 and on her own again, Eileen is looking to a future quite different from what she might have imagined. She’s still living in the family home in a pricey … Read more

As a single mother, can Beth afford to retire and sustain annual expenses of $70,000 a year?

As a single mother, can Beth afford to retire and sustain annual expenses of ,000 a year?

Beth is starting a new chapter in her life and naturally has some concerns. “I am a recently divorced mother of two children,” Beth writes in an email. “I think I am financially stable, but frankly, I’m scared to death about having enough money for retirement now that I’m on my own,” she adds. “I … Read more

Consider new ideas coming from greater RRSP savings

Consider new ideas coming from greater RRSP savings

Over the years I’ve learned some hard life lessons. Most notably, Carolyn has told me that I have two major faults: I don’t listen, and then there was, I don’t know, some other thing she was rambling on about. Another important lesson I’ve learned is that the best time to save money is when you … Read more