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I’m pleased to provide a list of the stocks in Stable Dividend Portfolio along with updates to several other popular portfolios below. The portfolios are all based on stock screens of differing levels of complexity that are described in detail in separate articles.

For instance, you can follow the links to learn more about the Stable Dividend Portfolio, the Frugal Dividend Portfolio, the Dividend Monster Portfolio, the Screaming Value Portfolio, the Lemonade Portfolio, the Canadian Free Cash Portfolio and the U.S. Free Cash Portfolio.

I hope to provide portfolio updates every two to four weeks, with allowances made for the unusual periods that life provides – and a vacation from time to time.

Stable Dividend Portfolio

Low-volatility dividend stocks

Name PriceYieldVolatilityP/E
Canadian National RailwayCNR-T144.932.217.719.7
Canadian UtilitiesCU-T28.746.215.710.9
George WestonWN-T145.702.017.039.0
Great-West LifecoGWO-T37.405.616.16.1
Intact FinancialIFC-T193.002.315.916.6
National Bank of CanadaNA-T84.974.817.99.1
Power CorpPOW-T32.626.415.89.9
Rogers SugarRSI-T4.997.215.017.8
Royal Bank of CanadaRY-T110.384.914.410.7
Sun Life FinancialSLF-T62.644.814.910.9
TMX GroupX-T29.212.516.021.4
Toronto-Dominion BankTD-T76.835.017.49.1
Waste ConnectionsWCN-T184.540.717.239.0

Frugal Dividend Portfolio

Stable and cheap dividend payers

Name PriceYieldVolatilityP/E
Algoma CentralALC-T14.415.021.26.1
Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS-T56.197.518.18.2
Capital PowerCPX-T35.806.919.26.8
E-L FinancialELF-T855.131.819.64.8
Great-West LifecoGWO-T37.405.616.16.1
Manulife FinancialMFC-T23.906.118.08.5
MCAN MortgageMKP-T15.1410.019.76.7
Toronto-Dominion BankTD-T76.835.017.49.1

Dividend Monster Portfolio

High-yield stocks with momentum

Name PriceYield12 Month ReturnP/E
Bird ConstructionBDT-T10.424.180.411.4
Doman Building MaterialsDBM-T6.808.236.79.9
Guardian Capital GroupGCG-A-T40.503.466.9
Lundin Mining CorpLUN-T8.844.133.913.5
Parkland CorpPKI-T40.613.353.634.3
Russel MetalsRUS-T33.934.733.96.9
Trican Well ServiceTCW-T4.513.538.08.9
Wall FinancialWFC-T18.8215.958.247.8

Screaming Value Portfolio

Lots of EBIT for a low price

Name PriceEV/EBITP/EYield
Algoma SteelASTL-T9.
Frontera EnergyFEC-T10.442.25.9
Kiwetinohk EnergyKEC-T13.003.02.4
MCAN MortgageMKP-T15.140.56.710.0
Obsidian EnergyOBE-T11.442.31.3
Parex ResourcesPXT-T24.403.23.06.1
Torex Gold ResourcesTXG-T13.881.94.6
Vermilion EnergyVET-T19.752.42.32.0

Lemonade Portfolio

Profitable stocks in a sweet trend

Name PriceP/E6 Month ReturnMarket Cap
Advantage EnergyAAV-T9.3513.221.61,567
Athabasca OilATH-T4.064.219.82,359
Crew EnergyCR-T5.935.927.3933
Kelt ExplorationKEL-T7.098.039.61,374
Kiwetinohk EnergyKEC-T13.002.42.0570
MEG EnergyMEG-T27.016.517.37,707
NuVista EnergyNVA-T13.168.511.22,823
Obsidian EnergyOBE-T11.441.322.2915
Precision DrillingPD-T82.739.418.31,126

Canadian Free Cash Portfolio

Canadian bargains with free cash flow

Air CanadaAC-T16.555.422.9
Doman Building MaterialsDBM-T6.806.09.98.2
Dundee Precious MetalsDPM-T8.685.58.02.5
Manulife FinancialMFC-T23.903.48.56.1
MCAN MortgageMKP-T15.140.86.710.0
Russel MetalsRUS-T33.935.26.94.7
Torex Gold ResourcesTXG-T13.885.74.6
Vermilion EnergyVET-T19.756.02.32.0

U.S. Free Cash Portfolio

U.S. bargains with free cash flow

Name PriceEV/FCFP/EYield
American ExpressAXP-T144.425.913.51.7
Capital One FinancialCOF-N89.
Discover Financial ServicesDFS-N81.
Everest GroupEG-N397.104.311.41.8
Synchrony FinancialSYF-N27.371.65.13.7

Notes: Data from Bloomberg as of the close of Oct. 24. Norm has an interest in some of the stocks shown. Yield = indicated dividend yield, Volatility = annualized volatility over the past 260 days, P/E = price to earnings over the past four quarters, P/B = price to book value, six (or 12) month return = total return over the past six (or 12) months including reinvested dividends, EV = enterprise value, EBIT = earnings before interest and taxes over the past four quarters, FCF = free cash flow, Market Cap = market capitalization in millions of dollars, U.S portfolios are presented in U.S. dollar terms.

A Customary Caution

Use our portfolios and stock screens as a starting point for further research. Be sure to improve your understanding of each company by studying it and its industry in more detail. Confirm the data herein before using it.

Watch your step with stocks that trade infrequently, and those with very low share prices, because they may be difficult to buy or sell in a cost-effective manner.

Before dashing off to the market, recognize the built-in limitations of quantitative methods such as ours. For instance, less tangible factors such as the quality of a company’s management can sometimes help – or hinder – a business.

And while we hope our portfolios achieve similar returns to those in the back-tests, the market isn’t that predictable. Even in the best circumstances, we expect results to be bumpy and some individual stocks will disappoint. We would be pleased indeed for the portfolios to outperform the market over the course of a few decades.

Norman Rothery, PhD, CFA, is the founder of

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