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Are All Canadian High-Yield Dividend Stocks Investable (Part 2)?

In the last post, we have investigated Altagas and Inter Pipeline to see whether they have durable competitive advantage or not  since they are Canadian high-yield dividend stocks. Let's continue to where we left off. TransAlta Renewables Inc (TSE: RNW) TransAlta Renewables is a Canada-based company engaged in developing, owning and operating renewable power generation facilities.… Continue reading Are All Canadian High-Yield Dividend Stocks Investable (Part 2)?

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Are All Canadian High-Yield Dividend Stocks Investable (Part 1)?

I am always looking for investments that has high returns. Recently, I found this list of Top 100 Dividend Stocks in 2018 on MoneySense, a Canadian online personal finance and lifestyle magazine, and wonder if they are all investable long-term. I am not going to even look at the low-yield dividend stocks because they just… Continue reading Are All Canadian High-Yield Dividend Stocks Investable (Part 1)?

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Are American Entertainment Companies Great To Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 2)?

In the last post, we evaluated some of America's entertainment companies to see whether they have long-term competitive advantage.   Most of them are not because the companies use debts to fund their operation. In this post, we would look at Comcast Corporation, Viacom Inc. and Time Warner, Inc. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is an American multinational mass… Continue reading Are American Entertainment Companies Great To Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 2)?

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Are American Entertainment Companies Great To Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 1)?

If you have read my Stock Watch List, you know that I have included a few American entertainment companies that declare dividends regularly. With the decrease in TV advertisement revenues due to the popularities of Netflix and Youtube, are American entertainment companies still have durable competitive advantage? In this post, we will look at The… Continue reading Are American Entertainment Companies Great To Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 1)?

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How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 2)?

In the last post, we have evaluated the financial statements of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America. In this post, we would look at Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and see if they have durable competitive advantage. Wells Fargo is an American banking and financial services holding company that headquarters in San… Continue reading How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 2)?

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How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 1)?

In the past, we had evaluated the five biggest Canadian banks to see whether they all have durable competitive advantage. But how about American banks?  Do they all have durable competitive advantage as well? According to Bankrate, the five biggest American banks are JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Goldman… Continue reading How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 1)?

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CIBC RAISED DIVIDENDS — Should I buy NOW?

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) has released its third quarter results yesterday and hiked its quarterly dividend by three cents to $1.30 per share due to its stronger-than-expected profit. If you have been following my blog, you know I have CIBC in my watchlist because of the company's strong fundamental in the past and its high… Continue reading CIBC RAISED DIVIDENDS — Should I buy NOW?

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Canadian Food Businesses – Should I Buy and Hold (Part 2)?

In the last post we had evaluated three of the six biggest Canadian food businesses.   I have concluded Saputo Inc. is the company to buy and hold long-term so far. Today,  we will look at the other three Canadian food businesses. George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) George Weston Limited is a Canadian food processing and distribution… Continue reading Canadian Food Businesses – Should I Buy and Hold (Part 2)?

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Canadian Food Businesses – Should I Buy and Hold (Part 1)?

I am sorry that I have not posted anything for while. I have been busy with my work and my research to improve the return of my investments. Let's get back to the main topic. So far we have looked at whether Canadian banks and insurance companies are great investment to hold long-term.   In this… Continue reading Canadian Food Businesses – Should I Buy and Hold (Part 1)?

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Are Canadian Insurance Companies Great Investments?

In addition to bank stocks, I also look into insurance companies because they also pay dividends.  But are they great investments to buy for your portfolio? Let's take a look. Three of the biggest Canadian insurance companies are Manulife Financial (TSE:MFC), Sun Life Financial (TSE:SLF) and Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO).  They all have offices all over… Continue reading Are Canadian Insurance Companies Great Investments?