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...

The Force is with Disney+

The launch of the Disney+ streaming service has been a huge success. The service was launched in November 2019 and signed up 10 million customers on its first day. Just a few weeks later, Disney+ gave a taste of its programming to come with a series called The...

Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF

TRADITIONALLY, healthcare investing hasn’t held the same representation in Canada as it has around the world. In Canada, it makes up just 2% of the market, while globally, it represents closer to 15%. Because healthcare is a sector with potential for long-term growth,...

Disney’s streaming service a hit with viewers

Last week was a big one for Walt Disney Co., whose launch of the Disney+ streaming service surpassed expectations. Disney (NYSE: DIS) added 10 million subscribers on the first day, sending its shares – and helping send the Dow Jones Industrial Average – to...

Brand power helps Yum, McDonald’s expand their global reach

Yum Brands! Inc. is the second largest global fast-food chain behind McDonalds.  It is the holding company that owns such iconic brands as Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried chicken and Pizza Hut. Like McDonald’s, Yum has gone global and sees emerging markets as the fuel...