Thursday, September 29, 2022

Money Show Toronto 2022

Almost everyone was talking about ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) all the time. Also, hard to tell you were in Canada. All the charts and figures presented were American. Even the TO guys were showing using US charts on everything.

A lot of the people talking about ETFs were talking about their new ones and a lot of these were involved with using Options. They were talking about ETFs paying monthly income. They were talking about ETFs being used as a pension plan. As I said above, almost all the talk was about ETFs.

This year as in other years, some of the best speakers are in the early morning session on Friday. The Money Saver magazine also puts on some very interesting talks. I also like to listen to David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Research and Benjamin Tal an Economist at the CIBC.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about BRP Inc (TSX-DOO, OTC-DOOO) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Linamar Corporation (TSX-LNR, OTC-LIMAF) ... learn more on Friday, September 30, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Paulina Neuding Substack

I want to take some time and write about writers on Substack. I read Common Sense by Bari Weiss. She often invites another Substack author to write on her Substack page. This one is by Paulina Neuding.

I started to read Substack authors after I saw an interview that included Bari Weiss and she talked about Substack. I looked at what Bari Weiss had to say on Substack first. She has various people write in her Substack and ones I liked I liked; I signed up for their Substack newsletters. All the ones I read are on Substack have referenced by others on Substack. However, you can go on Substack and signup to read authors by category.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about K-Bro Linen Inc (TSX-KBL, OTC-KBRLF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about BRP Inc (TSX-DOO, OTC-DOOO) ... learn more on Wednesday, September 22, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tara Henley Substack

I want to take some time and write about writers on Substack. Another Substack author I read is Tara Henley.

I started to read Substack authors after I saw an interview that included Bari Weiss and she talked about Substack. I looked at what Bari Weiss had to say on Substack first. She has various people write in her Substack and ones I liked I liked; I signed up for their Substack newsletters. All the ones I read are on Substack have referenced by others on Substack. However, you can go on Substack and signup to read authors by category.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSX-GWO, OTC-GWLIF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Granite REIT (TSX-GRT.UN, NYSE-GRP.U) ... learn more on Friday, September 23, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Ron Henderson Substack

I want to take some time and write about writers on Substack. Another Substack author I read is Ron Henderson.

I started to read Substack authors after I saw an interview that included Bari Weiss and she talked about Substack. I looked at what Bari Weiss had to say on Substack first. She has various people write in her Substack and ones I liked I liked; I signed up for their Substack newsletters. All the ones I read are on Substack have referenced by others on Substack. However, you can go on Substack and signup to read authors by category.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Trican Well Service Ltd (TSX-TCW, OTC-TOLWF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSX-GWO, OTC-GWLIF) ... learn more on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Glenn Loury Substack

I want to start writing about writers on Substack. The first one into my mail box today September 9, was Glenn Loury.

I started to read Substack authors after I saw an interview that included Bari Weiss and she talked about Substack. I looked at what Bari Weiss had to say on Substack first. She has various people write in her Substack and ones I liked I liked; I signed up for their Substack newsletters. All the ones I read are on Substack have referenced by others on Substack. However, you can go on Substack and signup to read authors by category.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Telus Corp (TSX-T, NYSE-TU) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Wajax Corp (TSX-WJX, OTC-WJXFF) ... learn more on Friday, September 16, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Sam Ro Substack

This is an interesting article about 10 Truths about the Stock Market by Sam Ro. Sam Ro writes on Substack a TKer newsletter.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Accord Financial Corp (TSX-ACD, OTC-ACCFF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Telus Corp (TSX-T, NYSE-TU) ... learn more on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Something to Buy September 2022

There is always something to buy in the stock market. On Tuesday, I put out a list of the stocks that I covered and showed what stock might be a good deal based on dividend yield. Now I am trying to categorize what sorts of stocks may be a good deal based on dividend yield. The dividend yield test in this note is a quick way of finding possible stock buys. See my Spreadsheet .

The advantages to using dividend yield to judge how cheap or expensive a stock is, is that you are not using estimates or old data (like last reported quarter's data). You are using today's stock price and today's dividend yield. However, this is just a place to start. It is a good idea to check the stock price with other tests, especially the P/S Ratio test. For other testing, like P/E Ratios, P/S Ratios, P/CF Ratios, P/BV Ratios and Price/Graham Price Ratios, you use estimates or data from the last reported financial quarter.

If a stock is showing as a buy using the dividend yield test, I usually like to verify it is a buy by doing a P/S Ratio test. Here you compare the current P/S Ratio to the 10 year median P/S Ratio. If the current P/S Ratio is lower than the 10 year median, then the stock is a buy. I note that Morningstar gives a current P/S Ratio. The 10 year median ratio is shown in my review of a stock. The 10 year median ratio in a review is good for one year from the date of review.

This historical dividend yield test does not work well for old Income Trust companies. These companies had quite high Dividend Yields which will probably never be seen again. So, I started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test, I use N to show this. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 10 year median dividend yield.

However, no system is perfect. But if you are interested in buying a stock a list of stocks cheap or reasonable using dividend yield data might be a good place to start.

Categorizing stocks is not as simple as it might seem. Every site you go to has categorized stocks a bit differently. I try to keep this as simple as possible. See Something to Buy September 2022 Spreadsheet above to see what stocks are showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical median dividend yields (P/Med), 10 year high dividend yields (P/10Hi), or 10 year median dividend yields (P/10Yr). As in other spreadsheets, you can highlight a line or several lines for better viewing.

In the following notes I am only going to list stocks showing as cheap using the historical high dividend yields (P/Hi) and historical median dividend yields (P/Med).

I follow 20 stocks in the Consumer Discretionary category. Two of these stocks (10%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. They are Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF) and Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF). There is no change from last month.

Twelve (60%) of Consumer Discretionary are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are BRP Inc (TSX-DOO, NASDAQ-DOOO), Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF), Goodfellow Inc (TSX-GDL, OTC-GFELF), High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF), Keg Royalties Income Fund, (TSX-KEG.UN, OTC-KRIUF), Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF), Linamar Corporation (TSX-LNR, OTC-LIMAF), Magna International Inc. (TSX-MG, NYSE-MGA), Molson Coors Canada (TSX-TPX.B, NYSE-TAP), Richelieu Hardware Ltd (TSX-RCH, OTC-RHUHF), Savaria Corporation (TSX-SIS, OTC-SISXF) and Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A). BRP Inc (TSX-DOO, NASDAQ-DOOO) has added back to this list.

I follow 13 Consumer Staples stocks. One stock (7%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Saputo Inc. Maple Leaf Foods Inc (TSX-MFI, OTC-MLFNF) has been added to this list.

Nine stocks (69%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These are Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX-ATD.B, OTC-ANCUF), Andrew Peller Ltd (TSX-ADW.A, OTC-ADWPF), Empire Company Ltd (TSX-EMP.A, OTC-EMLAF), KP Tissue Inc (TSX-KPT, NYSE-KPTSF), Lassonde Industries (TSX-LAS.A, OTC-LSDAF), Maple Leaf Foods Inc (TSX-MFI, OTC-MLFNF), Metro Inc (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF), Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF), and Waterloo Brewing Ltd (TSX-WBR, OTC-BIBLF). There is no change from last month.

I follow Six Health Care stocks. Two of these stocks (33%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. They are Medtronic PCL (NYSE-MDT), Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc (TSX-NBLY, OTC-none). Medtronic PCL (NYSE-MDT) has been added back to this list.

Six stocks (100%) are cheap by the historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX-CSH.UN, NYSE-CWSRF), HLS Therapeutics Inc (TSX-HLS, OTC-HLTRF), Johnson and Johnson (NYSE-JNJ), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE-MDT), Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc (TSX-NBLY, OTC-none), and Sienna Senior Living Inc (TSX-SIA, OTC-LWSCF). Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX-CSH.UN, NYSE-CWSRF) has been added to this list.

I follow 9 Energy stocks. No stock (0%) is showing as cheap by the historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

There are four stocks (44%) showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Natural Resources (TSX-CNQ, NYSE-CNQ), Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX-CVE, NYSE-CVE), Mullen Group (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF), and Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). There is no change from last month.

I follow 27 Financial stocks under the categories of Banks (8), Financial Services (14), and Insurance (5).

I follow 8 Bank stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Eight stocks (100%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS), Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX-CM, NYSE-CM), Home Capital Group (TSX-HCG, OTC-HMCBF), National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF), Royal Bank of Canada (TSX-RY, NYSE-RY), and Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX-TD, NYSE-TD). Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO) has been added back to this list.

I follow 14 Financial Service stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Nine stocks (64%) are showing as cheap by the historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Accord Financial Corp (TSX-ACD, OTC-ACCFF), AGF Management Ltd (TSX-AGF.B, OTC-AGFMF), Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust (TSX-AD.UN, OTC-ALARF), Atrium Mortgage Investment Corp (TSX-AI, OTC-AMIVF), CI Financial (TSX-CIX, NYSE-CIXX), EQB Inc (TSX-EQB, OTC-EQGPF), Goeasy Ltd (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF), IGM Financial (TSX-IGM, OTC-IGIFF), and Power Corp (TSX-POW, OTC-PWCDF). Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF) has been removed from this list.

I follow 5 Insurance stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Four stocks (80%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX-GWO, OTC-GWLIF), IA Financial Corp (TSX-IAG, OTC-IDLLF), and Manulife Financial Corp (TSX-MFC, NYSE-MFC), Sun Life Financial (TSX-SLF, NYSE-SLF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 33 Industrial stocks. Because I have so many and Industrial is not very descriptive, I have divided my Industrial stocks into 4 separate categories under Industrial. They are Construction (7), Industrial (3), Manufacturing (5) and (Business) Services (18). I am now following GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE -GFL) and it is now part of the Services list.

I have 7 Construction stocks. One stock (14%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Aecon Group Inc (TSX-ARE, OTC-AEGXF). There is no change from last month.

Two stock (29%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Aecon Group Inc (TSX-ARE, OTC-AEGXF) and Bird Construction Inc (TSX-BDT, OTC-BIRDF). Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX-BDGI, OTC-BADFF) has been removed from this list. Bird Construction Inc (TSX-BDT, OTC-BIRDF) has been added to this list.

I have 3 stocks left with the sub-index of Industrial. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stock (66%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. It is Finning International Inc. (TSX-FTT, OTC-FINGF), and Russel Metals (TSX-RUS, OTC-RUSMF). There is no change from last month.

I have 5 Manufacturing stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

One stock (14%) is showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. It is Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX-XTC, OTC-EXCOF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 18 Services stocks. GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE -GFL) has been added to Services Stocks. One of these stocks (6.25%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TTTGF). There is no change from last month.

Eight stock (44%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Algoma Central Corporation (TSX-ALC, OTC-AGMJF), Canadian National Railway (TSX-CNR, NYSE-CNI), GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE -GFL), Parkland Fuel Corp (TSX-PKI, OTC-PKIUF), Pulse Seismic Inc. (TSX-PSD, OTC-PLSDF), Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TTTGF), Transcontinental Inc (TSX-TCL.A, OTC-TCLAF), and Wajax Corp (TSX-WJX, OTC-WJXFF). GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE -GFL) has been added to this list.

I follow 9 Material stocks. No stock (0%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stock (22%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Barrick Gold Corp (TSX-ABX, NYSE-ABX), and Stella-Jones (TSX-SJ, OTC-STLJF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 10 Real Estate stocks. No stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stocks (20%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Allied Properties REIT (TSX-AP.UN, OTC-APYRF), and Melcor Developments Inc. (TSX-MRD, OTC-MODVF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 3 of the Telecom Service stocks. None of the stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Three stocks (100%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are BCE (TSX-BCE, NYSE-BCE), Shaw Communications Inc (TSX-SJR.B, NYSE-SJR), and Telus Corp (TSX-T, NYSE-TU). There is no change from last month.

I follow 10 Tech stocks. No stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Five stock (50%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Computer Modelling Group Ltd (TSX-CMG, OTC-CMDXF), Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX-ENGH, OTC-EGHSF), Evertz Technologies (TSX-ET, OTC-EVTZF), Quarterhaill Inc (TSX-QTRH, OTC-QTRHF) and Sylogist Ltd (TSXV-SYZ, OTC-SYZLF). Quarterhaill Inc (TSX-QTRH, OTC-QTRHF) has been added back to this list.

I follow 7 of the Infrastructure Type utility companies. None of the stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Three stocks (43%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Enbridge Inc. (TSX-ENB, NYSE-ENB), Keyera Corp (TSX-KEY, OTC-KEYUF), and TC Energy Corp (TSX-TRP, NYSE-TRP). There is no change from last month.

I follow 9 of the Power Type utility companies. One stock (10%) is showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. It is ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF). There is no change from last month.

Two stocks (22%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. Those stocks are ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF), and Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU, OTC-CDUAF). There is no change from last month.

The last stock I wrote about was about was SmartCentres REIT (TSX-SRU.UN, OTC-CWYUF) ... learn more. The next stock I will write about will be Just Energy Group Inc (TSX-JE, NYSE-JE) ... learn more on Friday, September 9, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk . The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Dividend Stocks September 2022

First, I want to point out that not all the stocks I follow are great investments. I follow a diverse selection of stocks. There are some that I would never invest in personally.

I follow several resource stocks even though I personally have little invested in this area. I follow what I find interesting and with resource stocks, I think it is important for Canadians to know what is happening in the resource area. On the other hand, I do follow of good number of great dividend growth stocks. You might want to get the free weekly newsletter from Canadian Stock Channel which says what might be the best Canadian Dividend Stocks to buy at the present time.

The theory is that you should use the dividend yield to see if a dividend stock is selling at a stock price that is relatively cheap. A stock price is considered cheap if it is selling at a dividend yield higher than the historical high yield or higher than the historical average yield or historical median yield. Some use the 10 year average or median yield rather than the historical ones. I use median yields, always. See my spreadsheet at dividend growth stocks that I just updated for September 2022. Note: I am no longer looking at Historical average dividend yields.

On this list,
  • I have 7 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 83 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 83 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 10 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list last list in August 2022,
  • I have 6 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 79 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 80 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 10 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list in January 2014,
  • I had 9 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I had 45 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield and
  • 39 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year median dividend yield.
If you had one share of each stock, total dividends last month would be $191.36. This month dividends would be $190.98. It can vary as because some stocks are paid in US$ and so this figure is affected by currency exchange. Of the stock that I follow 7 stocks has raised their dividends since last month.

Capital Power Corp. (TSX-CPX, OTC-CPRHF)
Exchange Income Corp (TSX-EIF, OTC-EIFZF)
EQB Inc TSX (EQB-OTC, EQGPF)
Logistec Corp (TSX-LGT.B, OTC-LTKBF)
Melcor Developments Inc (TSX-MRD, OTC-MODVF) Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc (TSX-RBA, NYSE-RBA)
Supremex Inc (TSX-SXP, OTC-SUMXF)

Of the stocks I follow, 0 stock has cut their dividends.

Of the stocks I follow, 0 stocks have suspended or terminated their dividend.

For Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS), TD WebBroker gives a dividend of $0.4284 US$. Barclays say that the dividends for 2022 for ADRs are $0.16 and $0.04 for 2022. See Dividend Information by Barclay PCL. This equal dividends of $0.25. Globe and Mail gives a current dividend of $0.21 US$.

The dividends for 2022 for Barclays in UK Pounds are $0.04 and $0.225. Using current exchange rates for $0.4 and $0.225 plus the fact that there are 4 Barclays PLC stocks for each ADR, dividends are 2022 would be $0.2885. Barclays gives out two dividends per year. It declares the first one and the largest one at the end of the year to be paid at the first of the next year and a smaller dividend at the end of the year to be paid in that year. I have no idea how TD calculated their current dividends for the stock.

Just Energy Group Inc (TSX-JE, NYSE-JE) has symbols changed to (TSX=JE.H, OTC-JENGQ). This company is moving from the TSX Stock Exchange to the TSX Venture Exchange and from the NYSE Stock Exchange to OTC. This was effective on June 4, 2021. See Press Release.

Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TITFG) has symbols changed to (TSX-TTNM, OTC-TTNMF). The company is moving from the TSX Venture Exchange to TSX Stock Exchange.

GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE -GFL) is a stock that I decided to follow to bring the number I follow up to 156.

Of the stocks I follow, the following declined the most in their stock price.

Name Exch Sym Exch Sym Chge SP
Just Energy Group Inc TSX JE.H OTC JENGQ -26.47%
TransAlta Corp TSX TA NYSE TAC -18.28%
TECSYS Inc TSX TCS OTC TCYSF -18.25%
Trigon Metals Inc. TSXV TM OTC PNTZF -17.65%
Calian Group Ltd. TSX CGY OTC CLNFF -16.35%
Hardwoods Distribution TSX HDI OTC HDIUF -15.93%
Maxar Technologies TSX MAXR NYSE MAXR -15.68%
Ensign Energy Services TSX ESI OTC ESVIF -15.07%
Maple Leaf Foods Inc TSX MFI OTC MLFNF -14.87%
Quarterhaill Inc TSX QTRH OTC QTRHF -13.15%

Of the stock that I follow, these stocks gained the most in their stock price. Of the 156 stock I follow, 27 of them had their stock price increased.

Name Exch Sym Exch Sym Chge SP
High Liner Foods TSX HLF OTC HLNFF 8.28%
Ag Growth Inter. TSX AFN OTC AGGZF 8.84%
Element Fleet Mge TSX EFN OTC ELEEF 9.52%
Chesswood Group TSX CHW OTC CHWWF 10.52%
Teck Resources Ltd TSX TECK.B NYSE TECK 14.34%
Reitmans (Canada) Ltd TSX RET.A OTC RTMAF 16.82%
Absolute Software TSX ABST NASDAQ ABST 21.17%
Hammond Power Sol. TSX HPS.A OTC HMDPF 26.79%
Supremex Inc TSX SXP OTC SUMXF 31.50%
Bombardier Inc. TSX BBD.B OTC BDRBF 44.09%

Most of my stocks started out as Dividend Payers. Currently 13 stocks are not paying any dividends and this would be some 8.33% of the stocks that I follow. Three of these stocks never had dividends, so 6.41% of the stocks I follow have suspended their dividends. The three stocks that never paid dividends are Ballard Power Systems Inc. (TSX-BLD, NASDAQ-BLDP), Blackberry Ltd. (TSX-BB, NASDAQ-BBRY) and Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-TM, OTC-PNTZF).

I am showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical average dividend yields (P/Ave), historical median dividend yields (P/Med) or on 10 year median dividend yields (P/10Y). See these fields on the right side of the file. You can highlight a particular stock using your cursor to highlight the appropriate line.

There are always some stocks to buy because they are priced reasonably. There are always stocks to currently avoid because they are overpriced. Looking at dividend growth stocks that are selling at stock prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical median dividend yield are probably the best bet.

The stocks that are selling at prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical high yield could be good stocks to buy. However, these stocks may be selling so cheap because of current troubles, especially financial troubles and should be treated with caution. Do not forget that I have all the stocks I follow on this spreadsheet and some are much better investments than others.

You should always investigate a stock before you buy. Sometimes different stocks in certain sectors are just out of favour or the stock market is just in one of its declines. However, a stock may be relatively cheap because it has problems. That is why you should always investigate a stock before buying.

Looking at stock this way is equivalent to a stock filter. A main problem I know of is for the old income trusts. These companies have generally lowered their dividend yields forever and they will probably never get back to the old dividend yield highs they made as an income trust company. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 5 year median dividend yield. I also started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test, I use N to show this.

Also, on some stocks I have a lot more information years in my spreadsheets than for other stocks. So, finding a stock on the list as "cheap" is only the first step in finding a stock to buy. This is the same with any other sort of stock filters that you can use.

The last thing to remember is that I have entering figures into a spreadsheet. I could put them in incorrectly, I can transpose figures and I can misread figures. This is another great reason why you should check a stock out before investing. As this is just a filter, it works better on some stocks than on others.

See my entry on my methodology in establishing the historical dividend yield highs and lows for the stocks that I cover. I have an entry on my introduction to Dividend Growth. You might want to look at my original entry on Dividend Growth Stocks. I have also written about why I like Dividend Growth companies.

The last stock I wrote about was about was Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TTTGF) ... learn more. The next stock I will write about will be SmartCentres REIT (TSX-SRU.UN, OTC-CWYUF) ... learn more on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my website for stocks followed and investment notes. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter or StockTwits. I am on Instagram with #walktoronto.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Buy Defensive and Quality

The site Advice for Investors talks about what defensive stocks to buy because the probability of a recession is increasing as central banks raise interest rates quickly. The article discusses Utility stocks, Communication stocks, Pipeline stocks and Consumer stocks.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Capital Power Corp (TSX-CPX, OTC-CPRHF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF) ... learn more on September 2, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Best Canadian Stocks

At the site Stock Trades Canada they have a recent article on the best Canadian stock to buy in August 2022 by Dan Kent. Read the article to see why these stocks were picked. Stocks picked are:

Pollard Banknote (TSE:PBL)
Shopify (TSE:SHOP)
Telus (TSE:T)
TFI International (TSE:TFII)
Parkland Fuels (TSE:PKI)

Goeasy Ltd (TSE:GSY)
Algonquin Power (TSE:AQN)
Canadian Natural Resources (TSE:CNQ)
Nuvei (TSE:NVEI)
Royal Bank (TSE:RY)

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Capital Power Corp (TSX-CPX, OTC-CPRHF) ... learn more on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Compounding and Planning

On the site Daily Advice is an article on why you should buy stocks with lower yields, but ones that increase their dividends at a steady rate.

They give an example of a modest growth portfolio. The stocks in this portfolio are:

Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO)
Telus Corp (TSX-T)
Apple Inc (NASDAQ-AAPL)
Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.B) and
Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX-AEM)

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (TSX-ATD.B, OTC-ANCUF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Exchange Income Corp (TSX-EIF, OTC-EIFZF) ... learn more on Friday, August 26, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

What Do Investors Believe

In the Behavioral Investment Blog, there is an interesting article called “What Do Investors Believe They Can Do But Can’t?” The link is here .

I must admit, I am a long term investor. I try to buy good companies and hold on to them. My doing this, I have built up a portfolio of stocks with increasing dividends. This is what I live off. However, it is not very exciting. That is why I have a fund for called my fooling around money. This is my TFSA account. However, I have done better overall on my Trading Account, which is for my long time holds.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX-CHE.UN, OTC-CGIFF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (TSX-ATD.B, OTC-ANCUF) ... learn more on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Buy Canadian Banks

On Advice for Investors site, an report on an article about why we should still be buying Canadian Banks is reproduced from the Investment Reporter. This article covers the big five banks and National Bank of Canada.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE-GFL) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Aecon Group Inc (TSX-ARE, OTC-AEGXF) ... learn more on Friday, August 19, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Three Oil Stocks

The Advice for Investors site quotes from MPL Communications Money Letter about three oil stocks to buy. Read their report to find out why. The stocks covered are:

Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
Imperial Oil (IMO-T)
Tourmaline Oil Corp (TOU-T)

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX-BDGI, OTC-BADFF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about GFL Environmental Inc (TSX-GFL, NYSE-GFL) ... learn more on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wealthsimple Trading

This article on Money Sense talks about Wealthsimple. It discusses the pro and cons of using Wealthsimple and how to use its system to trade.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Evertz Technologies Ltd (TSX-ET, OTC-EVTZF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Superior Plus Corp (TSX-SPB, OTC-SUUIF) ... learn more on Friday, August 12, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Three Dividend All-Stars

Recently Daily Adviser printed an article about three Canadian dividend all-stars in a volatile market. This article covers 3 stocks on Daily Adviser. These stocks are:

Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust (TSX-AD.UN, OTC-ALARF)
Dexterra Group Inc (TSX-DXT, OTC-HXNOF) and
KP Tissue Inc (TSX-KPT, NYSE-KPTSF).

Of these stocks, I own Alaris Equity Partners and follow KP Tissue Inc.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Andrew Peller Ltd (TSX-ADW.A, OTC-ADWPF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Evertz Technologies Ltd (TSX-ET, OTC-EVTZF) ... learn more on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Something to Buy August 2022

There is always something to buy in the stock market. On Tuesday, I put out a list of the stocks that I covered and showed what stock might be a good deal based on dividend yield. Now I am trying to categorize what sorts of stocks may be a good deal based on dividend yield. The dividend yield test in this note is a quick way of finding possible stock buys. See my Spreadsheet .

The advantages to using dividend yield to judge how cheap or expensive a stock is, is that you are not using estimates or old data (like last reported quarter's data). You are using today's stock price and today's dividend yield. However, this is just a place to start. It is a good idea to check the stock price with other tests, especially the P/S Ratio test. For other testing, like P/E Ratios, P/S Ratios, P/CF Ratios, P/BV Ratios and Price/Graham Price Ratios, you use estimates or data from the last reported financial quarter.

If a stock is showing as a buy using the dividend yield test, I usually like to verify it is a buy by doing a P/S Ratio test. Here you compare the current P/S Ratio to the 10 year median P/S Ratio. If the current P/S Ratio is lower than the 10 year median, then the stock is a buy. I note that Morningstar gives a current P/S Ratio. The 10 year median ratio is shown in my review of a stock. The 10 year median ratio in a review is good for one year from the date of review.

This historical dividend yield test does not work well for old Income Trust companies. These companies had quite high Dividend Yields which will probably never be seen again. So, I started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test, I use N to show this. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 10 year median dividend yield.

However, no system is perfect. But if you are interested in buying a stock a list of stocks cheap or reasonable using dividend yield data might be a good place to start.

Categorizing stocks is not as simple as it might seem. Every site you go to has categorized stocks a bit differently. I try to keep this as simple as possible. See Something to Buy August 2022 Spreadsheet above to see what stocks are showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical average dividend yields (P/Ave), historical median dividend yields (P/Med) or on 5 year median dividend yields (P/5Yr). As in other spreadsheets, you can highlight a line or several lines for better viewing.

In the following notes I am only going to list stocks showing as cheap using the historical high dividend yields (P/Hi) and historical median dividend yields (P/Med).

I follow 20 stocks in the Consumer Discretionary category. Two of these stocks (10%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. They are Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF) and Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF). Keg Royalties Income Fund, (TSX-KEG.UN, OTC-KRIUF) has been removed from this list and Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF) has been added.

Eleven (55%) of Consumer Discretionary are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF), Goodfellow Inc (TSX-GDL, OTC-GFELF), High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF), Keg Royalties Income Fund, (TSX-KEG.UN, OTC-KRIUF), Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF), Linamar Corporation (TSX-LNR, OTC-LIMAF), Magna International Inc. (TSX-MG, NYSE-MGA), Molson Coors Canada (TSX-TPX.B, NYSE-TAP), Richelieu Hardware Ltd (TSX-RCH, OTC-RHUHF), Savaria Corporation (TSX-SIS, OTC-SISXF) and Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A). BRP Inc (TSX-DOO, NASDAQ-DOOO) has been removed from this list.

I follow 13 Consumer Staples stocks. No stock (0%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF) has been deleted from this list.

Nine stocks (69%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These are Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX-ATD.B, OTC-ANCUF), Andrew Peller Ltd (TSX-ADW.A, OTC-ADWPF), Empire Company Ltd (TSX-EMP.A, OTC-EMLAF), KP Tissue Inc (TSX-KPT, NYSE-KPTSF), Lassonde Industries (TSX-LAS.A, OTC-LSDAF), Maple Leaf Foods Inc (TSX-MFI, OTC-MLFNF), Metro Inc (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF), Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF), and Waterloo Brewing Ltd (TSX-WBR, OTC-BIBLF). Loblaw Companies (TSX-L, OTC-LBLCF) has been removed from this list.

I follow Six Health Care stocks. One of these stocks (17%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc (TSX-NBLY, OTC-none). Medtronic PCL (NYSE-MDT) has been removed from this list.

Five stocks (83%) are cheap by the historical median dividend yield. The stocks are HLS Therapeutics Inc (TSX-HLS, OTC-HLTRF), Johnson and Johnson (NYSE-JNJ), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE-MDT), Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc (TSX-NBLY, OTC-none), and Sienna Senior Living Inc (TSX-SIA, OTC-LWSCF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 9 Energy stocks. No stock (0%) is showing as cheap by the historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

There are four stocks (44%) showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Natural Resources (TSX-CNQ, NYSE-CNQ), Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX-CVE, NYSE-CVE), Mullen Group (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF), and Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). Ovintiv Inc (TSX-OVV, OTC-OVV) has been removed from this list.

I follow 27 Financial stocks under the categories of Banks (8), Financial Services (14), and Insurance (5).

I follow 8 Bank stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Seven stocks (88%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS), Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX-CM, NYSE-CM), Home Capital Group (TSX-HCG, OTC-HMCBF), National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF), Royal Bank of Canada (TSX-RY, NYSE-RY), and Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX-TD, NYSE-TD). Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO) has been removed from this list.

I follow 14 Financial Service stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month. Goeasy Ltd (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF) has been recategorized as a Financial Services stock.

Ten stocks (71%) are showing as cheap by the historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Accord Financial Corp (TSX-ACD, OTC-ACCFF), AGF Management Ltd (TSX-AGF.B, OTC-AGFMF), Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust (TSX-AD.UN, OTC-ALARF), Atrium Mortgage Investment Corp (TSX-AI, OTC-AMIVF), CI Financial (TSX-CIX, NYSE-CIXX), Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF), EQB Inc (TSX-EQB, OTC-EQGPF), Goeasy Ltd (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF), IGM Financial (TSX-IGM, OTC-IGIFF), and Power Corp (TSX-POW, OTC-PWCDF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 5 Insurance stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Four stocks (80%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX-GWO, OTC-GWLIF), IA Financial Corp (TSX-IAG, OTC-IDLLF), and Manulife Financial Corp (TSX-MFC, NYSE-MFC), Sun Life Financial (TSX-SLF, NYSE-SLF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 32 Industrial stocks. Because I have so many and Industrial is not very descriptive, I have divided my Industrial stocks into 4 separate categories under Industrial. They are Construction, Industrial, Manufacturing and (Business) Services. Intertape Polymer Group Inc (TSX-ITP, OTC-ITPOF) has been bought out and removed from this list and from Manufacturing sub-list.

I have 7 Construction stocks. One stock (14%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Aecon Group Inc (TSX-ARE, OTC-AEGXF). There is no change from last month.

Two stock (29%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Aecon Group Inc (TSX-ARE, OTC-AEGXF) and Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX-BDGI, OTC-BADFF). There is no change from last month.

I have 3 stocks left with the sub-index of Industrial . None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stock (66%) is showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. It is Finning International Inc. (TSX-FTT, OTC-FINGF), and Russel Metals (TSX-RUS, OTC-RUSMF). There is no change from last month.

I have 5 Manufacturing stocks. None of these stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month. Intertape Polymer Group Inc (TSX-ITP, OTC-ITPOF) has been bought out and removed from this list.

One stock (14%) is showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. It is Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX-XTC, OTC-EXCOF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 17 Services stocks. One of these stocks (6.25%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. It is Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TTTGF). There is no change from last month.

Seven stock (41%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Algoma Central Corporation (TSX-ALC, OTC-AGMJF), Canadian National Railway (TSX-CNR, NYSE-CNI), Parkland Fuel Corp (TSX-PKI, OTC-PKIUF), Pulse Seismic Inc. (TSX-PSD, OTC-PLSDF), Titanium Transportation Group Inc (TSX-TTR, OTC-TTTGF), Transcontinental Inc (TSX-TCL.A, OTC-TCLAF), and Wajax Corp (TSX-WJX, OTC-WJXFF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 9 Material stocks. No stock (0%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stock (22%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Barrick Gold Corp (TSX-ABX, NYSE-ABX), and Stella-Jones (TSX-SJ, OTC-STLJF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 10 Real Estate stocks. No stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Two stocks (20%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Allied Properties REIT (TSX-AP.UN, OTC-APYRF), and Melcor Developments Inc. (TSX-MRD, OTC-MODVF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 3 of the Telecom Service stocks. None of the stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Three stocks (100%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are BCE (TSX-BCE, NYSE-BCE), Shaw Communications Inc (TSX-SJR.B, NYSE-SJR), and Telus Corp (TSX-T, NYSE-TU). There is no change from last month.

I follow 10 Tech stocks. No stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Five stock (50%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Computer Modelling Group Ltd (TSX-CMG, OTC-CMDXF), Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX-ENGH, OTC-EGHSF), Evertz Technologies (TSX-ET, OTC-EVTZF), and Sylogist Ltd (TSXV-SYZ, OTC-SYZLF). Quarterhaill Inc (TSX-QTRH, OTC-QTRHF) has been removed from this list.

I follow 7 of the Infrastructure Type utility companies. None of the stocks (0%) are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Three stocks (43%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Enbridge Inc. (TSX-ENB, NYSE-ENB), Keyera Corp (TSX-KEY, OTC-KEYUF), and TC Energy Corp (TSX-TRP, NYSE-TRP). Keyera Corp (TSX-KEY, OTC-KEYUF) has been added back to this list.

I follow 9 of the Power Type utility companies. One stock (10%) is showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. It is ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF). There is no change from last month.

Two stocks (22%) are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. Those stocks are ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF), and Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU, OTC-CDUAF). There is no change from last month.

The last stock I wrote about was about was Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A, OTC-NONE) ... learn more. The next stock I will write about will be BlackBerry Ltd (TSX-BB, NYSE-BB) ... learn more on Friday, August 5, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk . The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Dividend Stocks August 2022

First, I want to point out that not all the stocks I follow are great investments. I follow a diverse selection of stocks. There are some that I would never invest in personally.

I follow several resource stocks even though I personally have little invested in this area. I follow what I find interesting and with resource stocks, I think it is important for Canadians to know what is happening in the resource area. On the other hand, I do follow of good number of great dividend growth stocks. You might want to get the free weekly newsletter from Canadian Stock Channel which says what might be the best Canadian Dividend Stocks to buy at the present time.

The theory is that you should use the dividend yield to see if a dividend stock is selling at a stock price that is relatively cheap. A stock price is considered cheap if it is selling at a dividend yield higher than the historical high yield or higher than the historical average yield or historical median yield. Some use the 10 year average or median yield rather than the historical ones. I use median yields, always. See my spreadsheet at dividend growth stocks that I just updated for August 2022. Note: I am no longer looking at Historical average dividend yields.

On this list,
  • I have 6 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 79 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 80 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 10 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list last list in July 2022,
  • I have 7 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 84 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 86 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 10 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list in January 2014,
  • I had 9 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I had 45 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield and
  • 39 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year median dividend yield.
If you had one share of each stock, total dividends last month would be $191.36. This month dividends would be $190.98. It can vary as because some stocks are paid in US$ and so this figure is affected by currency exchange. Of the stock that I follow 5 stocks has raised their dividends since last month.

Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS)
Crescent Point Energy Corp (TSX-CPG, NYSE-CPG)
Dollarama Inc (TSX-DOL, OTC-DLMAF)
IA Financial Corp (TSX-IAG, OTC-IDLLF)
Methanex Corp (TSX-MX, NASDAQ-MEOH)

Of the stocks I follow, 0 stock has cut their dividends.

Of the stocks I follow, 0 stocks have suspended or terminated their dividend.

Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS) has increased their dividends. Last year we saw dividends of 1pence and then 2 pence. This year we see 4 pence and then 2.25 pence. The bank says in US$ this was paid as $0.16 per ADS and $0.09 per ADS. To me that is $0.25. TD bank says $0.4284 US$. G&M also says $0.42 dividend. See Press Release here.

Intertape Polymer Group Inc (TSX-ITP, OTC-ITPOF) has been deleted. This stock was acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. See Press Release here.

Obsidian Energy Ltd (TSX-OBE, NYSE-OBE) is back on the NYSE as OBE. See Press Release here.

Of the stocks I follow, the following declined the most in their stock price.
Name Exch Sym Exch Sym Chge SP
Aecon Group Inc TSX ARE OTC AEGXF -15.46%
Barrick Gold Corp TSX ABX NYSE ABX -11.34%
Hammond Power Sol. TSX HPS.A OTC HMDPF -9.56%
Shaw Communications TSX SJR.B NYSE SJR -8.67%
Just Energy Group Inc TSX JE NYSE JE -8.11%
Trigon Metals Inc. TSXV TM OTC PNTZF -8.11%
Bombardier Inc. TSX BBD.B OTC BDRBF -6.91%
Neighbourly Pharmacy TSX NBLY OTC none -5.27%
WildBrain Ltd TSX WILD OTC WLDBF -4.88%
Chesswood Group TSX CHW OTC CHWWF -4.53%

Of the stock that I follow, these stocks gained the most in their stock price. Of the 156 stock I follow, 27 of them had their stock price increased.

Name Exch Sym Exch Sym Chge SP
TECSYS Inc TSX TCS OTC TCYSF 16.84%
Stella-Jones TSX SJ OTC STLJF 16.95%
McCoy Global Inc TSX MCB OTC MCCRF 17.00%
Hardwoods Distribution TSX HDI OTC HDIUF 18.19%
BRP Inc TSX DOO NASDAQ DOOO 22.95%
TFI International Inc TSX TFII OTC TFIFF 23.78%
Ballard Power Systems TSX BLDP NASDAQ BLDP 26.45%
Mullen Group TSX MTL OTC MLLGF 29.32%
Reitmans (Canada) Ltd TSX RET.A OTC RTMAF 32.10%
IBI Group Inc TSX IBG OTC IBIBF 33.82%

Most of my stocks started out as Dividend Payers. Currently 13 stocks are not paying any dividends and this would be some 8.39% of the stocks that I follow. Three of these stocks never had dividends, so 6.45% of the stocks I follow have suspended their dividends. The three stocks that never paid dividends are Ballard Power Systems Inc. (TSX-BLD, NASDAQ-BLDP), Blackberry Ltd. (TSX-BB, NASDAQ-BBRY) and Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-TM, OTC-PNTZF).

I am showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical average dividend yields (P/Ave), historical median dividend yields (P/Med) or on 10 year median dividend yields (P/10Y). See these fields on the right side of the file. You can highlight a particular stock using your cursor to highlight the appropriate line.

There are always some stocks to buy because they are priced reasonably. There are always stocks to currently avoid because they are overpriced. Looking at dividend growth stocks that are selling at stock prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical median dividend yield are probably the best bet.

The stocks that are selling at prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical high yield could be good stocks to buy. However, these stocks may be selling so cheap because of current troubles, especially financial troubles and should be treated with caution. Do not forget that I have all the stocks I follow on this spreadsheet and some are much better investments than others.

You should always investigate a stock before you buy. Sometimes different stocks in certain sectors are just out of favour or the stock market is just in one of its declines. However, a stock may be relatively cheap because it has problems. That is why you should always investigate a stock before buying.

Looking at stock this way is equivalent to a stock filter. A main problem I know of is for the old income trusts. These companies have generally lowered their dividend yields forever and they will probably never get back to the old dividend yield highs they made as an income trust company. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 5 year median dividend yield. I also started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test, I use N to show this.

Also, on some stocks I have a lot more information years in my spreadsheets than for other stocks. So, finding a stock on the list as "cheap" is only the first step in finding a stock to buy. This is the same with any other sort of stock filters that you can use.

The last thing to remember is that I have entering figures into a spreadsheet. I could put them in incorrectly, I can transpose figures and I can misread figures. This is another great reason why you should check a stock out before investing. As this is just a filter, it works better on some stocks than on others.

See my entry on my methodology in establishing the historical dividend yield highs and lows for the stocks that I cover. I have an entry on my introduction to Dividend Growth. You might want to look at my original entry on Dividend Growth Stocks. I have also written about why I like Dividend Growth companies.

The last stock I wrote about was about was Loblaw Companies Ltd (TSX-L, OTC-LBLCF) ... learn more. The next stock I will write about will be Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A, OTC-NONE) ... learn more on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my website for stocks followed and investment notes. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter or StockTwits. I am on Instagram with #walktoronto.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Building Your Pension Plan

I built my own pension plan. You buy good dividend growth stocks and hold on to them. These are some of the stocks I used to build my own pension plan. As my companies grew and increased their dividends, I made more in dividend income. Over time, I grew my dividend income so that I could live on my dividend income.

Under Held, is the number of years I have held these stocks. Under the St. Div column is the dividend I was getting per share when I bought the stock. The Start column shows the dividend yield I got when I bought the stock. Under Div R. column is the current dividend I am now getting per share I hold. Under the Now column, I am showing the current dividend yield and under On Orgi column I am showing what I am getting on my original investment.

No Name Sym Held St Div Start Div R Now On Orgi.
1 Bank of Montreal BMO 39 $0.49 6.65% $5.56 4.49% 75.44%
2 BCE BCE 40 $0.52 5.72% $3.68 5.82% 40.47%
3 Canadian National CNR 17 $0.25 1.39% $2.93 2.02% 16.25%
4 Canadian Tire Corp CTC.A 22 $0.40 1.79% $6.50 12.68% 29.12%
5 Enbridge Inc ENB 17 $0.50 2.78% $3.44 6.33% 19.15%
6 Fortis Inc FTS 35 $0.33 7.10% $2.14 3.52% 46.02%
7 Metro Inc MRU 18 $0.11 1.92% $1.10 1.59% 18.68%

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Savaria Corporation (TSX-SIS, OTC-SISXF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX-BLDP, NASDAQ-BLDP0 ... learn more on Friday, July 29, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Investing for the Long Term

I invest for the long term. I like companies that do well over time. There is a connection between a company’s performance over the longer time and positive impact it has on staff, customers, and the community. When companies make profit over the long term, it is better for investors, but it is also better for the staff, the customers, and the community. It is short term thinking; it is investing only for the short term that promotes bad corporate behaviour. (Of course, this is not the only cause of bad corporate behaviour.)

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about TECSYS Inc (TSX-TCS, OTC-TCYSF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Savaria Corporation (TSX-SIS, OTC-SISXF) ... learn more on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.