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

Telus to buy LifeWorks in deal valued at $2.9-billion including debt

Telus to buy LifeWorks in deal valued at .9-billion including debt

Telus Corp. TT has signed a deal to buy LifeWorks Inc. LWRK-T valued at $2.9 billion including debt. LifeWorks, formerly known as Morneau Shepell, helps companies with employee and family assistance plans, absence management, pension and benefits administration and retirement planning. Under the agreement, LifeWorks shareholders will have the option to receive $33 in cash … Read more

The Globe’s stars and dogs for the week

The Globe’s stars and dogs for the week

A humorous look at the companies that caught our eye, for better or worse, this week Unilever PLC (STAR) UL-NYSE Morning routine of Unilever’s ideal customer: apply Degree deodorant to armpits; for cup of Red Rose tea; finish off tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in freezer. Shares of the British consumer products company … Read more

Loblaw profit jumps nearly 40% even as inflation drives up costs for retailers

Loblaw profit jumps nearly 40% even as inflation drives up costs for retailers

Loblaw Companies Ltd. LT saw its profits jump by nearly 40 per cent in the first quarter, even as inflationary pressures have increased costs for retailers and their product suppliers. Loblaw reported on Wednesday that internal price increases at its grocery stores have tracked slightly higher than the Consumer Price Index. Although government-imposed restrictions related … Read more

Shopify earnings outlook sinks as ecommerce worries mount

Shopify earnings outlook sinks as ecommerce worries mount

The Ottawa headquarters of Canadian e-commerce company Shopify on May 29, 2019.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Analysts are ratcheting down expectations for Shopify Inc.’s SHOP-T first-quarter financial results, as growing concerns about e-commerce weigh on the Ottawa company’s shares amid a rout in global technology stocks. E-commerce stocks had maintained high values ‚Äč‚Äčover much of the … Read more

Five reasons dividends are an investor’s best friend

Five reasons dividends are an investor’s best friend

Why are dividends considered to be so important? After all, it’s not as if investors gain anything from the dividend, because the stock price adjusts lower (all else being equal) on the ex-dividend date. I realize the dividend tax credit is a major advantage, but are there any other advantages? This is a great question. … Read more

Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? What you need to know about the $44-billion deal

Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter?  What you need to know about the -billion deal

Elon Musk reached a deal to acquire Twitter Inc. TWTR-N for US$44-billion on Monday when the social-media platform agreed to his offer of US$54.20 a share in cash. Twitter will now become a privately held company. Why does Musk want to buy Twitter? The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer, an avid Twitter user, has … Read more