The US dollar continues to reign supreme in the global currency markets, resulting in tough sledding for American investors who own Canadian stocks. But bargains abound for patient investors who don’t mind collecting generous dividends while they wait for the market to settle and improve.
We continue to add stocks to our watch list in anticipation of a pullback in the broader market. Here are three more names that we have our eyes on for potential inclusion in the Wealth Builders Portfolio.
Technical factors and weakness in the US economy suggest that the risk of a 5 percent to 10 percent pullback in the S&P 500 continues to rise. As a precaution, we’ve exited a number of positions in recent months, usually for a profit. We highlight several stocks we’re watching for potential inclusion in our Wealth Builders Portfolio.
Weakness in the prices of crude oil and natural gas liquids have ratcheted up the pressure on producers, prompting operators to scale back planned capital expenditures and, in some cases, slash their dividends. But the energy sector still houses some appealing options for income-seeking investors.
Our annual forecasts provide a useful framework for the coming year and underpin our investment strategy. However, we don’t regard these predictions as written in stone; our outlook necessarily evolves when market and economic developments warrant a change.
Concerns about slowing economic growth in China, coupled with supply overhangs in many key commodity markets, have weighed on share prices in the mining industry. But bargains abound for income-seeking investors with the patience to wait for a recovery.
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