Investor sentiment toward Europe remains subdued, despite signs of economic improvement and an uptick in insider buying of European equities. Here are our top stock picks to play this underappreciated recovery.
The S&P 500 has posted an average annual return of 3.23 percent since the turn of the millenium--barely enough to keep pace with inflation. But one of the oldest, least complex investment strategies has worked wonders over the past 13 years, returning an average annual gain of 17.1 percent.
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.
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