All but one of our Lifelong Income Portfolio holdings have reported second-quarter earnings. The results have been a mixed bag, but all our picks continued to execute on their strategic plans and should be able to at least maintain their dividends.
In what has proved to be a banner year for the US dollar, Canadian equity markets have lagged. Value-oriented investors looking to collect regular dividends while they wait for sentiment to shift should consider these 10 conservative picks.
Second-quarter earnings season is in full swing. We examine the latest results from the names in our Lifelong Income Portfolio with an eye toward the financial metrics and company- and industry-specific developments that determine dividend sustainability and growth.
Our Wealth Builders Portfolio has benefited from its overweight exposure to industrials and energy stocks; in this issue, we add a consumer-discretionary name that stands to benefit from the housing market’s recovery and the remodeling boom.
Welcome to the bear market for the once-booming global mining complex. With prices of copper, gold and other mined commodities sliding, the prices of the world’s largest mining companies have approached valuations not seen since the nadir of the 2008-09 bear market. But there's gold in this downtrodden sector--especially for hardy income-seeking investors with the patience to wait for a turnaround.
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