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  • Canada's Big 3 Wireless Providers Show Value

    By William Alder - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    There have been rumors that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) might enter the Canadian market. Those rumors gained steam in May this year when reports resurfaced that Verizon’s wireless arm was considering a purchase of Wind Mobile, a small wireless company with around 600,000 subscribers. The likelihood of Verizon taking over Wind Mobile appears weak. Despite this, the news has artificially depressed the price of Canada’s largest wireless providers more »

  • Verizon's Effect on the Canadian Telecom Industry

    By Erik MacLennan - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    For decades, the telecom giants of Canada have had it easy. Together they control the prices, charging whatever they please. Startups that grow too large are quickly bought, like in the case of Fido Solutions, a growing competitor that was bought by Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) in 2004. Among the startup companies, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity have been the subject of large news for the industry. Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZmore »)

  • Could Rogers Outbid Verizon for Canadian Cellphones?

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    Canada's "Big 3" look poised to fight back against Verizon Communications(NYSE: VZ) interest to purchase Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. If it went through, the Verizon deal would blow the roof off of the Canadian cellphone companies' three-bedroom glass house.

    Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) is one of the three Canadian companies that controls 90% of the nation's cellphones. That market share is gradually decreasing, however, and will do more »

  • Analysts Are Wrong About Canada's Big 3 Telecoms

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: RCI, TU, VZ

    Prices for mobile phone plans in Canada have decreased by 13% since last year, putting the potential profits of Canadian telecommunications providers into question.

    The Industry Canada and the CRTC commissioned the study, which investigated common phone packages that include voice, call display, text and voice mail. Another study, completed by Wall Communications, said prices for smartphone plans including data fell by about 5%. That study stated competition from other more »

  • Three Growing and High Yielding Dividend Stocks

    By Anh HOANG - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, RCI, TNH

    Investors get two sources of income from investments: dividends and capital gains. If the company is growing its earnings, it will increase its dividend payments to its shareholders, which could in turn help boost the company’s stock price. In this post I screen for companies that might provide suitable income to investors by using the following criteria: (1) the dividend yield is higher than 4%, (2) the dividend growth more »

  • Dividend Stock Analysis of TELUS

    By Michael Weber - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, SJR, TU, VZ

    Canadian telecom stocks have been dropping in price ever since Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) announced that it plans to buy WIND Mobile. Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) and TELUS (NYSE: TU) have been hit the hardest because a large portion of their income is from wireless communications, which Verizon Communications would compete for. With the recent drop in prices, Rogers Communications is getting close to my target price. So, I thought more »

  • Good Luck Getting a 10% Return From Your Bond Fund!

    By Justin Carley - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, AGG, RCI, VZ | Editor's Choice

    The Fed may or may not get their forecast right regarding employment and the timing of QE tapering. But one thing is for certain, they have made it clear that bond funds can lose money very quickly. The iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market (NYSEMKT: AGG) is a proxy for a conservative bond portfolio with 44% in U.S. Treasuries, 31% in mortgage back securities, 24% in investment grade more »

  • Interesting Landscape of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Space

    By Kiran Gulati - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU

    The Canadian telecommunication industry is one of the largest in the world, with mobile penetration close to 85%. At present, the 85% penetration accounts for 25 million users; however, by 2015 the penetration level is estimated to reach 100%. This offers a massive opportunity for TELUS Corporation (NYSE: TU) to develop an aggressive expansion strategy in order to become the largest player in the Canadian telecommunications industry

    Currently, the most more »

  • What Verizon's Entry Into Canada Means

    By Chris Katje - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    News has swirled fast that American wireless carrier, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), is considering a purchase that will take the company to Canada. In the northern country, three key communications conglomerates control 90% of the wireless market. The question remains whether or not Verizon can gain market share and recoup costs. The other question is what kind of a financial impact the three competitors would face from the entry of Verizon more »

  • Looking for Dividend Growth in the Canadian Communication Industry: Shaw Communications

    By Michael Weber - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, SJR, TU

    The Canadian Communications Industry is made up of only a few key players. Today I’ll be looking into Shaw Communications (NYSE: SJR) and seeing how its future expected dividend growth compares to some of its competitors, namely TELUS (NYSE: TU) , Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) and BCE (NYSE: BCE).


    A quick look at the Canadian Dividend All-Star List tells me that Shaw Communications has increased their dividend for 10 more »

  • 3 Canadian Telecom Companies to Know

    By Damon Churchwell - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU

    Having previously posted a write up of BCE (NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest telecom firm, illustrating its qualities as both an income and growth holding, it became of interest to consider its fellow providers within the nation. Plus, more recently I blogged about several European telecoms, including several that have sold off substantially. The difference with the U.S.’ closest neighbor is that the economy is expanding, albeit slowly. This more »

  • Is BlackBerry's Z10 Better Than iPhone5 and Nexus 4?

    By Masam Abbas - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, RCI

    Since its introduction on Jan. 30, Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) BlackBerry Z10 has been one of the hottest topics in the tech spheres. Where the bears have been absolutely skeptical about the new product’s pricing vs. features story, bulls have made up some strong arguments that suggest that the product might be a hit, especially given its superior features as compared to rival products.

    The initial impressions more »

  • Check the Media to Score From the NHL

    By Jake Safane - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, MSG, RCI

    At first glance, the NHL may not look like the most attractive sports league to put your money into, considering that 13 teams lost money last year. After a long lockout, though, the NHL has returned to the ice with a collective bargaining agreement that should make it easier for owners to turn a profit. For hockey fans and ordinary investors, there are a few opportunities to own a slice more »

  • 4 Canadian Communications Stocks from Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, SJR

    Many analysts expect the Canadian stock market to outperform the U.S market this year. According to Glushkin Sheff & Associates’ chief strategist David Rosenberg, the Canadian market rests on a firmer macroeconomic footing than its neighbor, the United States, which could be a basis for the strong performance of Canadian equities in the long run. Income investors seeking exposure to Canadian dividend stocks can choose from among several equity issues more »

  • EA and 4 More Long-Term Buys From Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: BBBY, CAH, CELG, EA, RCI

    Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates out of his apartment in 1973 and after 28 years, gave up the CEO title last year. Dalio now serves as “mentor” and co-CIO. Bridgewater manages institutional money only, around $120 billion, with the true uniqueness of the firm being its culture – driven by utter transparency. After reviewing Bridgewater’s recent 13F filing – which reports publicly traded equity positions from the end of 3Q – we more »

  • Want to Feel Like A Billionaire? Buy a Sports Team

    By Ash Anderson - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: MSG, MANU, RCI, STRZA | Editor's Choice

    If you’re a sports fanatic you will have likely spent some time looking at potential ways to own your own sports teams. You don’t have to be a multi-billionaire to do so, there are many teams hidden in the stock market. If you want to become part owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers then you could invest in Madison Square Garden (NASDAQ: MSG). Perhaps more »

  • Rumors of Cable’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, GOOG, MSFT, RCI | Editor's Choice

    There’s a battle being waged these days and it has nothing to do with taxes or fiscal cliffs.  It’s one that you likely won’t hear much about, but one that’ll impact more than just your wallet.  It too is a battle for control, your remote control that is (and I’m not talking about the one you have with your spouse during football season). 

    For years more »

  • Four Stocks I was Watching This October

    By Matthew DiLallo - October 21, 2012 | Tickers: INTC, LNCO, LINE, LOW, RCI

    If there’s one rub with using options as a tool for investing success, it’s that you need to monitor them a bit more than just buying or selling stocks.  Personally, I think it’s worth the extra work because you can generate some very nice income.  One thing that seasoned options investors have come to expect is that following the third Friday of each month you need to more »

  • Lesson’s I’ve Learned From Three Mistakes I Made

    By Matthew DiLallo - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: EXC, PETS, REXX, RCI, WPRT

    “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

    It’s probably not surprising that there are a lot of famous quotes out there on making mistakes.  The general consensus is that mistakes are just part of life and even beneficial if you can learn something from them.  In an effort to learn something from more »

  • The Four Stocks I’m Watching This October

    By Matthew DiLallo - September 26, 2012 | Tickers: BP, INTC, LINE, LOW, RCI

    As we head into the final quarter of the year we could also be heading into its most volatile period.  Uncertainty abounds thanks to a hotly contested presidential election; continued uncertainty in Europe and a slow American economy that many think might be headed toward a fiscal cliff.  To be quite honest with you I’m not overly concerned with any of these issues.

    Instead I’m more concerned with more »

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