Allied Properties REIT explores selling assets worth $1.3-billion to ease debt woes after interest rates soar

Allied Properties REIT explores selling assets worth .3-billion to ease debt woes after interest rates soar

Michael Emory, CEO of Allied Properties REIT, stands in the lobby of offices on Adelaide in Toronto.Ashley Hutcheson/The Globe and Mail Office property owner Allied Properties REIT AP-UN-T is considering the sale of its data-centre portfolio, a deal that would help the commercial landlord pay down debt as it retools for a new era of … Read more

Eight things a brutally honest investor would tell you about fees, returns and more

Eight things a brutally honest investor would tell you about fees, returns and more

From paying off debts, to fees and middle-to lower-class investors, Investors should consider eight brutally honest points when talking to their investment advisors.Steve Debenport/iStockPhoto/Getty Images Discussing the year in investing with your adviser will be a lot less fun than it was 12 months ago. Want some briefing notes to prepare for the conversation? To … Read more

Why we can expect a decade of TSX outperformance. Plus, big banks offer tempting ‘special’ GIC rates

Why we can expect a decade of TSX outperformance.  Plus, big banks offer tempting ‘special’ GIC rates

BofA Securities equity and quantitative strategist Ohsung Kwon provided some welcome news for domestic investors, arguing compellingly that the S&P/TSX Composite will outperform the S&P 500 for the coming decade. An ongoing regime change, where deflation, low rates and globalization give way to inflation, de-globalization and higher commodity prices, is the biggest reason Mr. Kwon … Read more

Jeffrey Gundlach says bonds are ‘wickedly cheap’ compared to stocks — and offers one way to get a 9% return without much risk

Jeffrey Gundlach says bonds are ‘wickedly cheap’ compared to stocks — and offers one way to get a 9% return without much risk

You can forgive Jeffrey Gundlach, a long-suffering Buffalo Bills fan, if he has the NFL on his mind now that the team he supports looks like the Super Bowl favorite. The chief executive of DoubleLine Capital says he recalls an ad for Crown Royal whisky, in which a referee tells drinkers to take a water … Read more

Ex-Canada Pension Plan CEO Mark Machin launches investment firm

Ex-Canada Pension Plan CEO Mark Machin launches investment firm

Mark Machin, former chief executive officer of CPPIB, has re-emerged as co-founder of new investment company Opto Investments.Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail Mark Machin, who departed the CEO job at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board after his controversial decision to travel internationally to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, has emerged as CEO of a new investment … Read more

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