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Use Your Tax Refund to Buy These 2 Forever Stocks

Millions of Canadians will get fat income tax refunds this spring. Invest yours in Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR)(NYSE:QSR) and…

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Dividend Stocks

BCE Inc. vs. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce: Which Is a Better Dividend Bet?

BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM)(NYSE:CM) are solid long-term holdings, but one is more attractive right…

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Bank Stocks

Does the Recent Weakness in Bank of Nova Scotia Represent a Buying Opportunity?

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) released first-quarter earnings on March 3, and its stock has reacted by falling over 2.5%.…

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Dividend Stocks

Should Dividend Investors Buy Toronto-Dominion Bank or Royal Bank of Canada?

Both Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD)(NYSE:TD) and Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY) just reported strong earnings, but one is a better pick…

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Bank Stocks

Home Capital Group Inc.: Be Careful With This Stock

On the surface, Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) seems like a terrific buy. Here's why you need to dig a…

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Dividend Stocks

Potash Corp./Saskatchewan Inc. vs. Bank of Nova Scotia: Which Is Best for Dividend Investors?

Both Potash Corp./Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT)(NYSE:POT) and Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) are great long-term holdings, but one is a better…

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Bank Stocks

Why You Should Pay Up for Toronto-Dominion Bank Instead of Buying Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD)(NYSE:TD) may seem more expensive than Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM)(NYSE:CM). You should still opt for TD.

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Bank Stocks

3 Reasons to Buy the Bank of Nova Scotia Today

The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) reported underwhelming results for the first quarter of 2015. That said, the shares are…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why invest in bank stocks?

Quality bank stocks have a strong history of generating profits and managing crises, making them a great investment.

In addition to their strong performance, many of Canada’s top banks pay dividends, with payouts that increase over time. For Canadian investors looking to pocket a little extra from their stocks, dividends can help you buy more shares or more cash.

Finally, bank stocks can help diversify your investing portfolio. If you already have stocks in other sectors (mining, technology, energy), bank stocks could add much needed stability, as well as expose you to the gains in another sector.