Canadian Income Trusts
Canadian income stocks have a consistent track record of producing high yields with safety and reliability. While US investors have become accustomed to 1-3% yields, most proactive income investors will tell you that Canada is a premier destination to spot reliable dividends yielding 6-12% or more.
Canada has benefited from a stable banking system, wealth of natural resources, and growing consumer market, creating a multidimensional bull market for informed investors at home and abroad. To uncover opportunities for investing in Canadian income stocks, check out the Investing Daily archive below. Here you will find the latest news and trends affecting Canadian investments, as well as our top picks in Canadian income stocks to consider for your portfolio, including high-yield REITs, oil & gas companies, and former energy and income royalty trusts after the 2011 conversion.
A tough 2013 has left many REITs trading below net asset values, which won’t go unnoticed for long.
With full-year results finally in for both countries, Canada’s economy actually grew slightly faster than ours, even if the US economy has greater near-term momentum.
The usually beneficial effects of a resurgent US economy and a lower exchange rate may not be as pronounced for Canadian exporters this time around.
An intriguing analysis by CIBC World Markets suggests that Statistics Canada could be understating the country’s export activity.
Some of the factors that have weighed on Canadian export activity are changing for the better, while policymakers are still puzzling over the implications of others.
Although a weakening exchange rate can foster negative sentiment, PIMCO, one of the world’s top asset managers, reiterated its long-term bullish outlook for the loonie.
Although the Bank of Canada remains concerned about the country’s low level of inflation, the central bank raised its forecast for economic growth this year.
The TSX has lagged the S&P 500 in each of the past three years, but if the global economy grows faster than expected this year, then Canadian stocks could outperform.
Canada’s central bank is largely independent of the country’s government, but that hasn’t stopped Finance Minister Jim Flaherty from opining on the bank’s policymaking.
There’s no question that Canada’s housing market is overvalued, but it remains to be seen whether policymakers can engineer a soft landing.