UPS, Google expand use of drones

UPS and Alphabet are examples of companies that adapt to new technology to streamline their own operations, or those of their customers

Medtronic pacemaker smallest, lightest ever

Medtronic was founded in Minnesota in 1949 and is the world’s largest medical device company with a market capitalization of $150.75 billion. It is a top holding of the Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF (HHL:TSX, HHL.U:TSX).   About 10% of Medtronic’s...

Amundi zeroes in on ESG investing

Paris-based Amundi Asset Management became Europe’s largest asset manager in 2017 and it is one of the top ten in the world with about $2.1 trillion CAD (€1.5 trillion) of assets under management. Amundi is also a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

Alphabet joins the $1 trillion club

Google’s parent Alphabet joined the trillion-dollar club last week, the fourth U.S. company to break through that number joining Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Apple became the inaugural  US $1 trillion tech sector member in August 2018, followed in September 2018...

Harvest Bond fund offers late cycle safety and income

Actively managed Harvest US Investment Grade Bond Plus ETF is a high quality, core fixed income product. Harvest Portfolios Group launched an actively managed bond ETF in January 2020. In a Q&A, Harvest President & CEO Michael Kovacs explains why the company...

Brand leaders led 2019 market gains

Stock markets boomed in 2019, though at the beginning of the year, few would have imagined just how well they would do. The S&P TSX Composite Index was up 19 per cent for the year, posting its biggest percentage rise since 2009. The S&P 500 gained more than...

Long Term Energizers Boost Healthcare Sector

Q&A with Paul MacDonald, CFA Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. Long-term energizers boost healthcare sector The healthcare sector rebounded strongly at the end of the year despite a weak start to 2019. That momentum...