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Discover the Extras in the Ordinary

By Cory O'Krainetz B.Sc., Equity Analyst
Monday, May 03, 2021

Bond yields are uncommonly low, even negative in some cases, and offer very little income for savers. Ultra-low interest rates have also helped inflate stock prices in many sectors, yet many of Canada’s most admired dividend-paying companies have been left behind. Utilities and telecoms may not be glamorous, but they play an important role in portfolios, providing a relatively stable source of income and growth.

My presentation from this year's Odlum Brown Annual Address examines why the humdrum dividend-paying stocks like utilities and telecoms are particularly attractive in today’s market. In the post-pandemic world, we believe that boring will be rewarding.

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