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ETF expert bets on Canada's comeback
by Mark Salzinger, editor The ETF Report
The Canadian economy has rebounded from global recession faster than the U.S. economy, owing to its substantial natural-resource reserves, relatively stronger banks and milder and faster-recovering unemployment.
We are adding iShares MSCI Canada (NYSE: EWC) to our ETF Foreign Picks speculative grouping this month, and detail that nation's strong economic and market fundamentals below.
by Carla Pasternak, editor High Yield International
Since I first spotted Shamir Optical Industry, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHMR) in my newsletter in February, the stock has surged a remarkable +20%; but the shares are still attractively valued and carry a juicy 6% yield.
The Israel-based company makes lenses for eye glasses, focusing on progressive lenses (also called no-line bifocals). It sells finished lenses directly to opticians and provides design services to other lens manufacturers.
Dividend stocks didn't escape last week's carnage. All of our portfolios took their lumps.
Although we can't predict what the market will do next week, or even next month, we see buying opportunities galore for investors patient enough to wait out short-term volatility. Here are a few examples.
Financial uncertainty creates nervous investors. And high levels of nervousness create overreaction or even outright panic. A lot of today's volatility was trader-induced panic. We think it was a response to perceived goblins rather than credible smoke, let alone fire.
What I care about is whether or not the blocks are still in place for a sustainable bull market and safe profits.