The Other Shoe – Earnings: KBL, MIC, WJX, CPD XTR, Preferred Shares
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The elevated bravado on the military front could turn out to be very costly. An extended period of low interest rates has resulted in governments being deep in debt with little room to increase spending without driving up interest rates and all that would come with it.
Much the same can be said for proposed increases to infrastructure spending that as far as the bond market is telegraphing, could be much less robust than anticipated. US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is also mellowing on the need the raise interest rates. This week's economic comments review changes to 10 year benchmark bond yields that continue to fall as popular public opinion believes otherwise.
Earnings updates include K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL), Genworth MI Canada Inc.(MIC), Wajax Corp. (WJX), iShares S&P TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF and the iShares S&P TSX Monthly Diversified Income ETF. Our review of both these ETF's was based on the financial statements for each up to Dec-31-2016. Financial statements are issued semi-annually for this group. Also included in the update is a list of dividend increases and decreases for Q1-2017. Within the IncomeResearch.ca coverage universe there were 22 names increasing dividends and 4 with decreases. Based on this list 7 of the higher yielding names with favourable dividend growth outlooks are highlighted.
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