Royal Bank of Canada (USA)

  • 3 Dividend Stocks to Consider

    By Michael Ugulini - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, KMB, MCD, RY, TD

    If you’re an income investor, the following three stocks could add some punch to your portfolio. If you’re not, research dividend paying entities such as the three listed below as possible components of a balanced stock portfolio.

    Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB)

    Kimberly-Clark manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products. What do I like about Kimberly-Clark?

    Recently, Kimberly-Clark’s board declared a regular quarterly dividend of more »

  • A Quest For Dividend Growth in the Canadian Banking Industry

    By Michael Weber - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: NA, RY, RY, BNS, TD

    Today I’ll be reviewing Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) as part of my Great Canadian Banking Series. In this 10-part series, I examine the Canadian Banking Sector to identify good dividend growth candidates.

    Side Note: Since the article is focusing on a Canadian sector I chose to show stock information from the Toronto Stock Exchange instead of the NYSE. Dollar amounts and stock information are in Canadian dollars more »

  • It's Hard to Go Wrong With Canadian Banks

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BMO, RY, BNS

    Canadian banks are safe organizations because they have a lot of capital to justify your investment, U.S. banking analyst Meredith Whitney told the Business News Network. However, a few U.S. hedge funds have actually shorted Canadian banks. 

    So, is now a time to put your money in Canada? After all, Canada's banking sector is heavily regulated, and free from much of the recession-related turmoil and utter hatred more »

  • Thinking About Buying a Bank? Consider Canada

    By Ryan Palmer - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CM, RY, TD

    When American investors consider buying stock of a bank, the first ones that usually come to mind are the dominant forces in American banking. Banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase come to mind. But I strongly feel it would be wise for investors to consider one from the Great White North.

    According to the World Economic Forum, Canada's banking system has been ranked the strongest more »

  • 3 Nova Scotia Picks You Must Buy This Month

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, RY, BNS, TD

    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) has $740 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of May 2013. The bank believes in holding a well-diversified portfolio of investments. This diversification can be geographical or industrial, which helps in monetizing future growth opportunities. I am analyzing the top three companies of its portfolio, which recently took major steps including expansion efforts and new agreements in order to boost revenue.

    Name more »

  • How Is Toronto Dominion Positioned in the Canadian Banking Sector?

    By Ashit Gulati - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BMO, RY, BNS, TD

    Since 1790, the American banking system has experienced sixteen different financial crises, in contrast, the Canadian banking system has experienced none so far. This makes a big statement to potential investors about the stability of the Canadian financial system over the tumultuous American banking system.

    The recent subprime crisis, which led to a global economic meltdown eventually resulted in heavy losses for American banks, and ultimately the collapse of Lehman more »

  • Double Digit Gains in Cheap Banks

    By Ken McGaha - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: RY, BNS, TD

    Much has been written and said regarding the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the negative impact it has and will continue to have on the U.S. dollar. Much less has been written about how investors can protect the value of their dollars from depreciating while also generating exceptional returns and avoiding high risks. Those objectives can be achieved by investing in businesses that conduct their daily affairs in more »

  • Dividend Companies: Yield on Cost Doesn’t Matter

    By Karin Hernandez - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, KO, CBRL, O, RY

    OK, I’ve seen several dividend websites write about the importance of yield on cost, and why it is more important than a company’s current yield. And I’ve read these articles, and tried to understand their arguments. But I have to admit, I am completely baffled.

    The argument that you should hold onto a company with a high yield on cost, rather than selling it and buying something more »

  • Canadian Banks Have a Lot to Offer Investors

    By Bob Ciura - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BMO, CM, RY, BNS

    Investing in big banks is a conversation usually confined to the biggest bulge-bracket banks in the United States. The resurgence of our nation’s financial institutions since the dark days of the recent financial crisis has been well-documented throughout the media. Indeed, there are many American banks that have shown renewed signs of life as the economy in the United States continues its gradual recovery and consumer lending levels begin more »

  • Why I Like Canadian Bank Stocks

    By Jody Kohut - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, BMO, CM, NA, RY, BNS, TD, WFC

    In the search for stability and yield many core holdings include financials – in particular bank stocks. I personally like some of the Canadian banks at the moment. I know I’m not the only person to have suggested Canadian banks as an investment. I remember reading an article some time ago about someone recommending CIBC. Then he referred to the acronym as standing for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Communication more »

  • These 3 Dividend Stocks in Lagging Sectors Can Still Be Bought

    By Casey Hoerth - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CMGE, CSCO, RY

    The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 indices have both been on quite a run, so maybe it's time to start seeing the glass as half full. There seems to be a lot of talk about "bubbles," followed by the argument that the market is being propped up by central bank bond buying around the world, especially here in the U.S

    But the S&P more »

  • These 3 Dividend Stocks In Lagging Sectors Can Still Be Bought

    By Casey Hoerth - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CMGE, CSCO, RY

    The Dow and S&P 500 Index have both been on quite a run, but maybe its time to start seeing the glass as half full. There seems to be a lot of talk about "bubbles," followed by the argument that the market is being propped up by central bank bond buying around the world, especially here in the United States. 

    But the S&P is still only trading at more »

  • The Investor's Guide to Picking Canadian Bank Stocks

    By Robert Baillieul - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: BMO, CM, RY, BNS, TD | Editor's Choice

    It's a challenge to pick among Canada's apparently identical Big-5 banks. In investment circles, most discussion is centered on which stock is the cheapest. But with each company pursuing diverging strategies, investors should base their decision on their own thesis. 

    Royal Bank of Canada

    Thesis: With the worst of the financial crisis behind us, the global investment banking industry is poised for a rebound. 

    With $90 billion in more »

  • 3 Can't-Miss Quotes for Bank Investors This Earnings Season

    By Robert Baillieul - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: BMO, RY, BNS

    This first quarter Canada's Big 5 banks reported surprisingly strong headline numbers. But by digging into conference call transcripts, investors can find interesting management commentary on key trends. Let's take a look at three of my three favorite quotes from this quarter and discuss the key takeaways for investors.

    Real estate crash unlikely

    The biggest concern north of the border is a U.S. style housing crash. Pundits more »

  • Five High-Yielders Going Ex-Dividend in January

    By Karin Hernandez - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: ARCT, HSC, O, RY, WDR

    I’ve been analyzing and writing about dividend companies for over six months. Recently I developed a complete ratings system, through which I assign scores to a company based on seven separate criteria, which I have chosen to represent the metrics that I believe indicate superior dividend-paying potential, as well as possible gains in share-price.

    I have begun introducing my own Dividend Portfolio, based on this ratings system. So far more »

  • 4 Large Regional Banks To Follow Closely

    By Maxwell Fisher - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: MTB, PNC, RF, RY, WFC

    I have long had a fondness for PNC Financial (NYSE: PNC), now the nation's sixth largest bank by assets. It never had a losing year in the recession, and instead of retreating as many a bank has since late last decade, it instead has grown, largely through acquisitions. PNC's stock price has languished through 2012, as it was essentially flat in a year where banking and financial ETF more »

  • 4 Big Canadian Banks To Consider

    By Maxwell Fisher - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: BMO, RY, BNS

    From time to time, I like to check in on large banks to our north, in Canada. These banks have generally avoided many of the credit related problems that befell large American banks late last decade. But there are some concerns up north. For the fourth time since 2008, this summer the Canadian government has mandated tightened qualifications for mortgage borrowers. There is concern both over the household debt carried more »

  • Capitalism 2.0 - Coming to a Country Near You OR How to Invest in Freedom.

    By Dave Harvilicz - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CG, ERJ, NOC, PBR, RY, BX

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    Gallup released a poll earlier this month about how positive people are about life in 148 countries. Most commentators focus on the domination in the top 10 by relatively poor Latin American countries like El Salvador and Equador. They make excuses for why the "winning" Western powers don't top the list, most making vague references to "a happy culture" in a thinly-veiled racist reduction to the old ignorance-is-bliss argument more »

  • Buy These Large-Cap Stocks for Sustainable Income

    By Anh HOANG - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: BMO, RY, TOT

    Following the recent article relating to the search for large cap dividend stocks, which have a record of paying sustainable dividends with decent yields, this article will unveil three more stocks with the similar screening criteria but a bit lower standard in terms of growth and yield. The screen has been run with five main criteria: (1) a minimum 10 years of historical dividends, (2) market cap more than $10 more »

  • Billionaire Ken Fisher’s New Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: CMCSA, NVS, PBR, RY, TM

    Billionaire Ken Fisher manages Fisher Asset Management and also runs a regular investing column for Forbes, which an internal review at the magazine has found tends to produce market-beating stock picks. The fund also files a 13F with the SEC after each quarter, which discloses many of its long equity positions. By comparing Fisher’s holdings from the end of September with those from the end of July, we can more »

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