The Blue Chip Report for April 2016 was recently updated on the website. This edition contains an article by Todd Johnson that discusses how the markets moved from a downward trend to an upward trend in the first quarter and provides some insight on our thoughts for the remainder of the year. Tony Demarin has contributed an article that discusses the importance of increasing dividends to our investment philosophy. Chris Richard has provided commentary about of our core holdings, TransCanada Corporation, and its recent acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. Finally, Michelle Smith contributed an article about the importance of value to our investment philosophy.
The Dividend Growth Story for the quarter ending March 31st 2016 has also been recently updated on the website. This is a quarterly publication that focuses on the companies in which we invest, highlighting the dividends paid by these companies, the dividends that have recently been increased, and the characteristics of the typical portfolios invested in these companies.
Tony Demarin appeared on BNN’s Business Day AM segment on February 29th. In this appearance, Tony commented on the potential of equity markets in Canada to outperform those in the United States for the upcoming year and the basis for reaching that conclusion. He also commented on Canadian bank earnings announcements and the related dividend increase announcements from the previous week.
Tony Demarin also appeared on BNN’s Business Day AM segment on May 24th. In this appearance, Tony discussed our expectations for upcoming bank earnings announcements and for potential dividend increases alongside these announcements.