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This week on SC : 17 Stock Top Picks and 6 Top ETFs (OCT 11-18)

This week there were 23 Top Picks in a wide range of industries :ETF, Technology, Energy, Financials, Basic Materials , Consumer and Healthcare. Here are this week’s Top Picks as selected by John Hood, Hap (Robert) Sn, Michael Decter, Joe Mazumdar, Rick Stuchberry, Charles Taersk, Bruce Murray  and Daniel Straus ETF BMO Equal Weight Bank ETF (ZEB-T), giving you the max growth of the 6 banks. SPDR Health Care E.T.F. (XLV-N), cheap at 0.13% MER. Invesco Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (PLV-T), for Canada, US stocks and bonds. Vanguard Global Value Factor ETF (VVL-T), ETF for the globe, almost every country. HBP S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF (HXT-T), a play on the blue chip stocks. iShares S&P/TSX Gb base Metals (XBM-T), this is about risk to reward. Technology Open Text (OTEX-T), these guys are good at acquisitions. Analog Devices (ADI-Q), cash positions are great. Box, Inc. (BOX-N), Cloud play in storage. Energy Enerplus Corp (ERF-T), about 80% of production is in the US. Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI-T), they can go global. Cameco Corporation (CCO-T), play the uranium cycle. Financials JP Morgan Chase&Co (JPM-N), earnings are up but the stock is down. Banco Santander SA (SAN-N), trading a hair above book value. Basic […]

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This week on SC : 23 Top Picks including BCE, Microsoft and Goldcorp.

The Canadian Thanksgiving week featured Precision Drilling‘s announcement of intention to buy Trinidad Drilling and Balmoral announcement it was going to sell Fenelon Mine Property Royalty. Chinese ministry was a little more optimistic about the trade war and Aurora Cannabis announced it wants to get listed on the NYSE. There were 23 Top Picks in a wide range of industries : Telecom, Energy & Resources, Healthcare, Finance, Industrials, Technology, Consumer and ETFs as selected by Stock Experts that appeared on BNN Bloomberg Market Call and Market Call Tonight. The week’s Top Stocks were picked by Michael Decter, Joe Mazumdar, Hap Robert Sn, John Hood, Ross Healy, David Driscoll, Robert McWhirte, Paul Harris, Cameron Hurst, Christine Poole, James Telfser and Josef Schachter. Here’s the list: Telecom… BCE Inc. (BCE-T), now trading at a fair value and has a good yield. Energy & Resources… Goldcorp Inc. (G-T), inflationary pressure will be good for gold. Trinidad Drilling Ltd (TDG-T), being acquired by Precision or Ensign. InPlay Oil Corp (IPO-T), the balance sheet is in good shape. Petrus Resources (PRQ-T), CEO is a major shareholder. Healthcare… Steris Corp (STE-N), defensive play into the aging demographic. CVS Health Corp (CVS-N), trading at 9x earnings. Finance… […]

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Top 7 Cryptocurrency Investing Tips: A Beginner’s Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Get Started with Cryptocurrencies This is a guest post by Annah Brooks. She is currently working for First Fidelity Reserve, which specialises in rare United States coins and precious metals. With the numerous cryptocurrency options available to all eager investors, sometimes it’s becoming more difficult to choose the right one that suits one’s preference and knowledge. And with a lot of people diving into this digital investment phenomenon, some are left in jubilation because of profit gains but some are also left crestfallen because of inadequate know-how on the subject. Investing in cryptocurrency does have its upper hand and one of them is paying cheap fees compared to investing in fiat currencies. The platform of your choice only takes a pea-sized fee as a commission for the service rendered. Another advantage is the availability of transactions and a quick exchange as well because you can trade all week at any hour of the day; cryptocurrencies are making it easy for the busiest person to invest in just a few clicks of the mouse. And the most evident one that can also be seen as a risk is its enormous volatility. We all know how currency activities […]

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6 Ever-Shining High Quality Gold Stocks

Gold Investment is always considered to be safe haven.🥇 When the Currency ($) value falls, it drastically affects all parts of the Stock market except the yellow-metal. The price of this yellow-metal skyrocketed after the Financial Crisis of 2008 or any decline in the Currency rates. People find it as a hedge against Inflation. During such bad financial times, Investors are seen to divest their stocks and invest in Gold. They wave back again into cheaper stocks, once Gold prices no more shoot up, rather reverts to stability. Here we bring in 6  Gold Stocks which are highly recommended by Experts… Agnico has several mines operating well… This one is a solid company… Trouble coming? Time to buy some gold… Be patient with the metals… Good upside, low-cost production… Gold will shine again!

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Top 10 Market Movers in Pre-Market Session

18 October 2018 PX Praxair, Inc. The stock price rose by a 5% reaching $167.80 in the pre-market session after Reuters disclosed that Linde AG and Praxair merger is set to achieve the FTC clearance. AA Alcoa Corporation Share price increased by a 4.7% reaching $38.40 in the pre-market session after Alcoa Corp. announced its Q3’18 Reports with revenue which were higher than Market expectation and also a $200 million buyback. STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. The Stock price went up by a  3.7% to $42.05 in the pre-market session after Steel Dynamics announced its Q3’18 reports which were higher than Market expectation. TXT Textron Inc. Share price plummeted by a  9.8% to $58.41 in the pre-market session after Textron Inc. announced its lower expected earnings report for Q3’18 and also disclosed its adjusted earnings guidance for FY18. GPS The Gap, Inc. Share price went down by a 5% to $25.77 in the pre-market session after the Company received reduced ratings from Neutral to Underweight by JP Morgan. The Gap also encountered a reduction in price target from $30 to $24. LNN Lindsay Corporation LNN shares dropped by a 5%  reaching  $91 in the pre-market trading after the Company announced lower numbers […]

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Catch Up on these Best 5 Canadian Natural Gas Stocks

Being the Fifth-largest Natural gas Producer in the World, Natural Gas meets 30% of the Canada’s total energy needs. 🔥 Currently, the USA imports around 8.1 Bcf/d of Piped gas from Canada. Here we reviewed Canadian Natural Gas stocks to come up with our selection of the Best 5 Canadian Natural Gas Stocks to own … Great management… This might go to $18 a few years out according to Lyle Stein. Watch it and buy on weakness. 👀 Buy it for the long run… Worst is behind them… It’s down 15% in the past month. Good balance sheet and international market sales… For conservative investors. Should do well…

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Top 6 Technology Stocks for Long-Term Investors (No FAANG Stocks) — Weekly Top Picks

The overall market remained positive over the last week. The Canadian TSX Market Index closed on Friday at 16,225, weekly positive up by 1.3% and 0.1% YTD. Over the last week, S&P 500 went up by 0.8%, reaching its new heights, while NASDAQ was down by -0.3%. Canadian Retail Sales were observed to rose by 0.1% month-on-month basis. 🛍 Internationally, the Euro Zone’s flash composite PMI fell 0.3 points in September to 54.2, the second weakest print since 2016. 🇪🇺 Noteworthy market highlights Health Sector fell the most among the sectors in the TSX Composite Index. Cannabis producing  Companies led the Healthcare sector down by 2.4% while Aurora Cannabis was up after Coca-Cola said it was looking into making cannabis-infused drinks. 🌿👨‍⚕️ FAANG & Technology stocks In July, media reported that Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft together this year were responsible for 71 percent of S&P 500 returns and for 78 percent of Nasdaq 100 returns. Microsoft isn’t part of the FAANG but it’s following the trend. FAANG continue to rock the S&P 500. 🍏 Tech stocks continue to grow higher as Apple became the first Trillion dollar company and Amazon is on course to become the next one. Some experts […]

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Top 8 Canadian Stock Picks under $10 – Growth Stocks, NO Oil, NO Gas, NO Mining

If you are looking for stocks under $10, you’ll find a bunch of Energy Stocks. We don’t like resources stocks (Oil, Gaz, Mining). We browsed the Top Picks for you to select growth stocks and build our Top 8 Canadian Stock Picks under $10. I call those industries (Oil, Gas, Mining) Capital Destroyers, as all are cyclical, ebbing and flowing through the years, with little cash flow predictability, and hardly any sustainable wealth creation to be seen. Robin R. Speziale Growing faster than its US peers… Trading at 13 times earnings… A lot of these companies have been taken over… They just won a $100 million contract… They doubled the size of the company… Generates a lot of free cash flow… Strong management team… It has over 4 million mobile users…

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The Right Horses to Bet: 5 Sports Betting Stocks to Buy Now

5 Sports Betting Stocks you Should Consider Buying Now. US Supreme Court decision earlier this year to legalize sports gambling has investors look for undervalued stocks in this sector. The decision gave some of these stocks a quick value boost but a few weeks later the same stocks were have become under pressure because apparently not meeting the market’s expectations. Some went way down. 💣 We think this could be an opportunity to buy on weakness today and bet on a short term recovery. We have carefully chosen five stocks which we believe would be the right horses to bet. 🏇🏻 MGM : It has been hit lately MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) had been recovering from the lows it tested during the first week of July but then the stock dropped again and again in august and september. According to Tradingview, in the last month, 8 analysts issued a buy recommendation while 10 issued a sell recommendation. If you want to be in for the long term then maybe the current low price could be an opportunity. In an interview to CNBC, Jim Murren, the CEO of the company said “MGM Resorts International has been waiting and planning for […]

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This Bank is on a Shopping Spree in Latin America (It’s a Canadian Bank)

🤔 What Financial Institution is Canada’s Most International Bank? Canada’s Most International Bank The one Canadian Bank which stands ahead in internationalization is Bank of Nova Scotia for sure. The Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial services provider in : 🇨🇦 North America 🇲🇽 Latin America ☀️ Caribbean 🇵🇦 Central America 🌏 Asia-Pacific It divides its operations into Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets and other, which represents smaller operating segments, including Group Treasury. Latin America’s business operations are expected to become the largest contributor to the Nova Scotia Bank with recent acquisitions. Scotiabank’s future growth and vision With its recent Pacific Alliance expansion, International Acquisitions of both BBVA Chile and Citibank Colombia, international expansion cements Scotiabank’s’ future growth and vision. In its acquisition presentation, BNS presents itself as the leading bank in the Pacific Alliance which is formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Notable acquisitions in the last years include : 🇨🇴 Citibank Colombia (2018) 🇨🇱 BBVA Chile (2017) 🇨🇱 Cencosud C.A. Chile (2015) 🇵🇪 Citibank Peru (2015) 🇨🇷 Citibank Costa Rica (2015) 🇵🇦 Citibank Panama (2015)   Source: BNS PowerPoint Presentation Acquisitions in Canada Bank of Nova Scotia is also […]

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Don’t Buy the Facebook Stock until you Read These 5 Stock Expert Opinions

🙂 UP 40% 🙁 DOWN 25% The stock price of Facebook gave its shareholders an handful amount of returns of around 40% in just  “two months” (April 1, 2018 to July 25, 2018). But then the stock price drastically dropped and its currently (as of September 11th 2018) trading only 7% above it’s lowest price in the last 12 month. – Are there any justifiable rationales behind the price shoot? – Should we see the current price as an opportunity to buy the stock? Let’s find out what stock experts think about the Facebook stock. What is Facebook? Unless you’ve been lost in space for the last 10 years, you know what Facebook is. Facebook, Inc. is focused on building products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. What you might not know is that in addition to all services offered under the Facebook brand, FB also owns two other very popular and market leading brands: Instagram and WhatsApp. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app all over the world. Instagram is a Photosharing social platform with over 110 million users. Facebooks’s products include: 💛 Facebook Facebook enables people to connect, share, […]

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Top 5 Stocks to Buy while Trade Talks are on Centre Stage — Weekly Top Picks

Overall market remains optimistic Market remained optimistic on the progress in US-Mexico bilateral trade talks, which may eventually replace the The North American Free Trade Agreement. However, the concern remained with regards to the Canada as no agreement had been reached till the Friday’s deadline.  Both the countries agreed to extend the talks this week. Some reports suggested that the US is considering taking further steps to implement new tariffs on $200 Bn worth of Chinese goods. Let’s start with a US dividend stock… Bank of America, through its banking and various non-bank subsidiaries, throughout the United States and in international markets, provides a range of banking and non-bank financial services and products through four business segments. Dividend has been increasing lately : Brian Acker, CA seems to be bullish on Bank of America and he expects more hikes in dividend. Next, railway and public transportation… Source: Canada National Railways Official website Scheer Rowlett & Associates Investment Management Ltd., an important Canadian National investor, increased Canadian National Railway (CNI) stake by 5.86% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. They acquired 66,530 shares as Canadian National Railway (CNI)’s stock rose 6.45%. Paul Harris, CFA thinks that Canada National R.R.’ network is hard to replicate! […]

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At 65+ you Might Need Long-Term Care Services. Are you Ready?

This is a guest post by Jim McKinley. Jim is a retired banker with almost 30 years of experience. He created MoneywithJim to share his advice and other resources on a variety of financial topics.   70% of people aged 65 and over will need some long-term care services While none of us want to think about being sick, the reality is 70 percent of people aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care services to help with bathing, eating, dressing, bathroom issues and transport. Burying your head in the sand until a crisis occurs is not an option, as bankruptcy may be your only option if you don’t plan properly for illness. While it’s a daunting topic, there are some specific measures you can take so you can live out your golden years as stress-free as possible. Planning for long-term care While saving money is one of the most important things you can do from a planning perspective (more on that later), how you’re taking care of yourself now can greatly affect how soon you’ll need long-term care. Talk with your loved one about what hereditary illnesses you should both be aware about. Be diligent about […]

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What to Buy in Historic 3453 Days Bull Market Week — Weekly Top Picks

Week starting with 3453 days bull market record With 3453 days without dropping more than 20%, Wall Street is breaking the World War II record of the longest Bull Market in history. Last week, all major equity benchmarks closed in green on Friday as the market remain enthusiastic about the progress towards ending US and China Trade war. As per Wall Street Journal Report,  the negotiators are trying to end their trade standoff ahead of planned important meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the US president Donald Trump at multilateral summits in November. The report published that low-level talks on trade between the countries would be held on August 22 and August 23. Canadian Dollar increased after the inflation in July came above estimates. Gold Prices provided their biggest weekly loss since April 2017 because of USD Appreciation, Demand from China and the contagion risk from Turkey’s currency crisis.  Copper prices also decreased in the week, on indications of weakness in China and also the easing supply concerns. Stocks to buy It’s not easy to choose what stocks to buy as everyone is betting on the end of the Bull Market. We like this quote we found on Reuters’ Record in View post : […]

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The Trillion Dollar Company : 5 Expert Opinions on Apple

On August 2, 2018, Apple stock price hitting the $207.5 mark to become the world’s first trillion dollar company. The critic might say – Apple is not the first trillion dollar company. It was PetroChina in 2007. But there are two issue here. Only 2% of the PetroChina was floated in the initial public offer, and second it was on “China’s” Shanghai Stock Exchange. There is a common factor among these two biggest companies. It is “Warren Buffett”. He made an investment in both the companies. Apple stock price jumped on the back of strong earnings results provided on July 31th. Apple provided its third quarter numbers for FY2018. It reported the Earnings Per Share of $2.34 which was above $0.16 above consensus expectations. The Company reported Revenue of $53.3 Billion (+17.4% yoy) which was above $870 Million above consensus expectation. Below are the Top 5 Expert Opinions we found on Stockchase on the Apple Stock…. As of August 15th 2018, Apple had a 18.97 P/E Ratio. In comparison, Amazon has a 149.89 P/E ratio. While the market thinks Amazon will continue to grow faster than Apple, AAPL’s stock might still have some room to grow.

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Tesla All Over the News and Some Interesting Growth Stories — Weekly Top Picks

Week’s Ending on Jittery Note … Stock Market around the world ended on the cautious note last week. On Friday, Turkish Lira fallen to all-time low against the dollar and entered into crisis territory. The global central banks are looking at their country’s exposure (directly as well indirectly) to the Lira and Turkey as whole. Canada’s job data came above expectations in July. This is particularly because of large gains in part-time jobs and public sector positions. Oil prices provided the straight sixth weekly loss. The International Energy Agency raised its estimate of world oil demand growth for next year. However the agency also raised the flag that upcoming (possible) oil sanctions against Iran could bring turmoil to the market later in the year. Elon Musk’s tweet about the securing the funding and taking the Tesla private at $420, provided the stock with high volatility before Tesla stock trading was halted. On Friday, Reuters reported Tesla’s board seeking more information on Musk’s financing plan. We selected 5 stocks that stand out this week starting with … ENB-T Enbridge     On 3 August 2018, Enbridge provided its Q2 FY2018 earnings figures. Company provided record average volumes in its Liquid Mainline System. In the earnings […]

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Earnings winners, a Stock to Buy on Weakness and the first Trillion Dollar Company — Weekly Top Picks

A positive week… Stock Market around the world ended on the positive note last week.  On weekly basis, the S&P500 and NASDAQ Index  provided showed positive gains, while the DJIA Index remained roughly flat. Because of Weak US Jobs Data and Trade war concerns, yields on 7-Year US Treasury notes led a fall across maturities. Investors must still remain cautious on an escalating trade tensions between US & China. In retaliation, China proposed $60 Billion worth of Tariffs on US Goods. We selected 5 stocks that stand out this week starting with Alimentation Couche-Tard… ATD.B-T Alimentation Couche-Tard (B) Last month, Alimentation Couche-Tard provided a great set of numbers for the Q4 FY2018. Company provided the Revenue of $13.6 Billion (Growth of +41.5%). Company’s  total merchandise and service revenues were of $3.2B (+25% yoy), Same-store merchandise revenues increased by 1.8% in the US, 4.3% in Europe, and by 3.6% in Canada. Stock almost touched the $63.50 price in few days after the earnings announcement. Its lost some of its gain and the stock is not seems to be settled at $60.0 price. The experts are bullish on the stock. Paul Gardner likes it as a defensive play… Bryden Teich sees further synergies going forward… BTE-T Baytex Energy […]

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Pharma Index going Upwards — Top 3 Drug Manufacturers You Should Consider

2018: Volatile year for drug manufacturers 2018 remains the volatile year for the drug manufacturers. The recent steep rise in US Pharma companies has pushed the overall Pharma index upwards. Upon May 11, 2018 announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices  the pharmaceutical sector took a sigh of relief. The major point which everyone was fearful of were not included in the statement. Trump administration’s intervention, Competition from Generic and “Me-too” drugs were affecting the demands for Branded and Proprietary drugs. Overall this sector remain subdued since beginning of the year up till recently. The proposal excluded the recommendations like – allowing the government to negotiate drug prices directly with manufacturers or importing lower-cost prescription drugs from abroad, and others. Pharma ETF as a benchmark Looking at SPDR Pharma ETF (XPH-N) could be a good benchmark. It has been up more than 10% since last three months. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the pharmaceuticals sector. It invests in stocks of companies across all market capitalizations, with a market capitalization above $500 Million. US Pharma companies has increased the prices in recent periods. This applies to both branded and the old generics drugs. XPH-N SPDR Pharma ETF Based […]

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5 Top Picks to Surf on the Short-Term Relief From Trade Tensions Rally — Weekly Top Picks

5 Top Picks to Trade this Week This week investors have received the much-needed trade tensions relief for the short term. And strong economic activity news to break the negativity that is causing lot of volatility in the markets from the past several months. Solid earnings reports from companies for the second quarter adds to the positivity in the markets. Fruitful meeting between Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has stopped the U.S. President from levying tariffs on cars imported in to U.S. Both agreed to resolve the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by U.S. and retaliatory duties levied by EU soon. The GDP of U.S. economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the strongest in more than three years. Further, inflation increased to 2.9% in June of 2018 from 2.8% in May. These economic results strengthen the Federal Reserve’s view to increase interest rates at a faster speed that it has been implementing from the past one year to contain inflation. Amid strong economic environment and short-term relief from trade tensions, we present this week’s five top picks. BLK-N BlackRock Inc. Wolfgang Klein, Senior investment advisor at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management recommends BlackRock Inc. […]

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Are your penny-pinching ways keeping you from enjoying life?

Attention Baby Boomers: You Can Enjoy Life Without Breaking the Bank This is a guest post by Jim McKinley. Jim is a retired banker with almost 30 years of experience. He created MoneywithJim to share his advice and other resources on a variety of financial topics. Good news! There are ways you can live it up without getting out of control financially. Here are some inexpensive thoughts on kicking up your heels that balance your frugal habits with a little more fun. Free Up Some Cash Even if you’re used to stretching your dollars, there may be some ways to eke more funds out of your budget. For instance, you may be able to save money by shopping around for new health care coverage. Finding a plan that is more affordable is a smart choice, as you may be paying for more coverage than you need. You also may be able to free up some funds by evaluating your mode of transportation. Sometimes you can save money with a different car insurance company, carpooling with friends or family members, or taking public transportation. And of course, there are senior discounts. Never hesitate to ask for a senior discount, as you […]

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5 Theme-Oriented ETFs You Should Stay Away From

You can find an ETF for just about any stock category you could think of : natural resources, clean energy, drones, marijuana, healthcare. You name it. While investing in a theme can be rewarding (see our post about 5 Emerging Markets ETFs you should Buy Now), other themes are clearly not optimized for your portfolio’s performance or gains. It’s probably not a good idea to think your social agenda is a good investment plan. Let’s look at 5 theme-oriented ETFs we would NOT recommend you to buy… IHI-N iShares DJ Medical Devices ETF   IHI and the medical devices theme by itself doesn’t sound bad. But with a PE of 40x it might be expensive and there is probably not a lot of room for growth (and gains). MIND-T Horizons Active AI Global Equity ETF   This is one that might be interesting but that is highly risky. ZWU-T BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF   ICLN-O iShares Global Clean Energy (ICLN-O)   HMMJ-T Horizon Medical Marijuana   That’s high risk too. If you want to play it, invest what you can afford to lose and, as suggested by Terry Shaunessy, go for the Canopy Growth stock not the ETF. You […]

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5 World and Emerging Market ETFs You Should Buy Now

Trade war to allow for Emerging Market ETFs rebound? With all the tariffs noise and a stronger US dollar, now might be a good time to buy emerging markets ETFs to benefit from the rebound when Trump’s trade war threats are over. When you invest in Emerging Markets you invest in countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and many more where you bet the growth will be in the future. We’ve selected 5 ETFs stock experts suggest you add to your portfolio… GEM-N Goldman Sachs Emerging Market Equity ETF   GEM-N was a top pick on Stockchase more than 1 year and a half ago. It was at its highest back in February and then went down a bit. It’s still up 13% from the latest Top Pick date. XEC-T iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets XEC-T has already been selected 3 times as a Top Pick on Stockchase this year. Last time was just a few days ago on July 13th, 2018. It was also a Top Pick on June 1st and it was up 5% in mid-July. This ETF gives you long-term access to the growth potential of emerging markets. With this ETF, iShare states you own over 1500 […]

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Optimism for high oil prices for the long-term — Stockchase Weekly Top Picks

The weekly Top Picks… As we do each week, we curated multiple sources of experts opinions to come up with our Top 5 Stocks Top Picks to Trade this Week. Our Top 5 selection is available weekly on Monday for Premium Members and on Wednesday to everyone that don’t mind the ads and the multiple pages. Let’s start with a short recap of the economic highlights of the week : Geopolitical issues… The U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh call to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Mexico and Canada has caused a hostile trade environment between developed economies. Euro Union issued a 10-page list of tariffs on U.S. goods and challenged the United States’ move in World Trade Organization (WTO). Amid increased U.S. supply and OPEC considering boosting production led oil prices to cool down. U.S. economy in the peaks… Apart from the heated trade turmoil, U.S. economy is in the peaks of its superior performance in decades. Unemployment rate in the U.S. declined to 3.8% in May 2018 the lowest rate since April 2000. Canadian Economy posted less than expected GDP rate of 1.3% (Annualized) for the first three months of 2018, but in […]

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7 Essential Tips and Tools to Succeed as a Canadian DIY Investor

The DIY Toolkit… With new fintech tools, low-cost ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and powerful online brokerage, it has never been easier to be a DIY investor. Still, do-it-yourself investing is not for everyone. It requires time, money, a willingness to learn and dedication to succeed as a DIY investor. 1. You need discipline 2. You need an asset allocation plan 3. You need a brokerage account that enables automation 4. You need to stick to your plan 5. You need some guidance and help picking stocks 6. You need to track your progress 7. You need to prevent emotions getting in the way We’ll tell you how we do it. And we’ll tell you about 7 tools we use to do it better. Discipline Learn from the experts Experienced investors start with an edge, but you can catch up quickly by learning from the experts and start winning in the market too. In order to establish your own rule system for investing, we suggest you learn from the success and mistakes of those who have been in the game before. TOOL #1 OF 7 Build your disciplined approach with the free 72 rules for winning in the market eBook Robin’s Speziale’s 72 […]

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The Trump Rally Isn’t Over — 5 Stocks that Could Explode Even Higher

The Trump Effect Stocks have soared since the election of Donald Trump but, according to many stock market strategists, the real rally may just be getting started and the honeymoon will continue. Stocks are still going up and economy has been growing non-stop since Trump’s election. “The market has assumed we elected pro-growth, tax-cutting, roll-back-regulation Donald Trump, and not tariff-oriented Donald Trump,” says Bob Doll, chief stock strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. Could this change? Maybe. Tariffs against China “Trump is preparing a new list of tariffs against China: Not the best news, obviously. Market reaction is muted.” noted Barry Schwartz. All good until tariff war escalates “As for Trump’s tariffs, these are nickels and dimes against the big scheme of themes–unless the tariff war escalates.” said Kim Bolton The biggest influence on the market “Trump is the biggest influence on the market, both tailwind and headwind: the U.S. tax reform to lower corporate rates, then starts a trade war, creating a vacuum of uncertainty. Is he doing this to open markets down the road? If so, they should play out by the end of 2018, which is a good impetus for markets. Investors should look at assets not as […]

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