From Natural Gas to Big Macs

A lot of interesting developments occurred last week on some stocks I have been watching and/or holding.  I have noticed a significant increase in my holdings: Encana, Rogers, Royal Bank, and Shaw Communications etc. are all advancing.  I was hoping to have published this post over the weekend, since it was last week’s news. So here goes better late than never! Bank of Montreal (BMO) BMO is on the move! Back on December 20th BMO share prices had slumped down from approx $59 to $56.60 per share ...

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My Stock Picks for 2011

Happy New Year! What would the beginning of 2011 be without a list of great stocks to invest in? I wanted to find solid blue-chips that had either been trading at their lows, were punished for lower than expected earnings, and were poised for a rally. I also wanted to look at sectors I think will do well in the coming years. Oil, technology, and big consumer food and entertainment companies could be the winners. You will notice I haven’t included any Income Trusts in my list. I certainly think ...

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Three US Stocks for your RRSP

US Stocks do not receive the dividend tax credit, and US dividend income is fully taxed unregistered or in a TFSA. So holding US Stocks inside your RRSP makes good sense.  Some of the big US blue chips also pay reasonable dividends of 3.00% or more, are deemed safer than the US Dollar,  and  raise their dividends annually. In addition the dividend yield on these blue chips is higher than the current rate for GIC’s and government bonds. I’ve picked three of the Dividend Cadillacs for ...

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