Thursday , 25 May 2017


Stocks & ETFunds

Niche ETFs: When & How To Use Them

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Niche ETFs can be used in different ways: as tactical, short-term tools to express a view on a pocket of the market or as long-term plays that take time to come to fruition—like millennials or, say, solar energy, but they come with risks discussed in this article.

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The EV/EBITDA Ratios of These 5 Canadian Small Caps Suggest They Deserve Investor Attention

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Some experts call the EV/EBITDA ratio the “Golden Ratio” and consider it the best metric for finding value. Why? Because over the past 20 years the companies with the lowest 10% EV/EBITDA multiples have returned 2,227% compared to 500% for the S&P 500. Today we have identified 5 Canadian small caps that are trading below 5x EV/EBITDA and have an average ROE of greater than 15% over the past five years and, as such, deserve investor attention as potentially undervalued stocks.

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The Active Vs Passive Debate: How Active Passive Investments Really Are

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All index funds aren’t good just like all active funds aren’t bad and all index investors aren’t passive just like all non-index investors aren’t active. You can split hairs in the active versus passive debate but it’s worth understanding that you can’t judge a fund or investor by the way they label themselves.

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5 Canadian Lumber Stocks That Could Get Thumped By Trump

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The Trump administration has threatened to apply a 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States alleging that some Canadian logging companies receive subsidies as high as 24.12%. Today we have identified five Canadian lumber stocks that are most likely to be affected negatively by the proposed Trump policies.

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5 REITs Expected to Boost Their Payouts

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Today we have identified 5 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) with expected funds from operations (FFO) increases of more than 10%...[which should] most likely [result in] increased payouts to investors.

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