How to cut your risk in solar power stocks

How to cut your risk in solar power stocks

Solar power stocks have come a long way, but they expose investors to unique risks.

The attraction of solar power stocks is obvious—it offers a source of clean, endlessly renewable energy that has the potential to replace fossil fuels like oil, coal and… Read More

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The political risk associated with European investment appears to be increasing, but the focus of this low-fee ETF may help to reduce that risk.
THE VANGUARD FTSE EUROPE ETF (symbol VGK on New York; www.vanguard.com) holds stocks of companies located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,… Read More

Determining how much to save for your retirement

Determining how much to save for your retirement

How much to save for retirement depends on the type of lifestyle you’re aiming for 
How much to save for retirement varies for each investor. A fulfilling retirement is not simply a matter of accumulating sufficient wealth to give you peace of mind. It is equally… Read More

Growth Stocks: Pura Naturals suffers loss

Growth Stocks: Pura Naturals suffers loss

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on this producer of environmentally friendly cleaners. But the market cap for Pura Naturals may fail to reflect the challenges ahead, says Pat.
Q: Pat: A stock that is of interest to me… Read More

Wal-Mart offers dividend growth and value

WAL-MART STORES INC. $67 (New York symbol WMT; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 3.1 billion; Market cap: $207.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.walmart.com) is the world’s biggest retailer, with 11,633 outlets in 28 countries. These stores serve… Read More

Strong Sustainability for Pfizer dividend

For our December issue of TSI Dividend Advisor we reported on Pfizer’s research spending and recent acquisitions. They will contribute significantly to its future growth.

PFIZER INC. $31 (New York symbol PFE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 6.1 billion; Market cap: $189.1 billion;… Read More

TransCanada; high TSI Dividend Sustainability

 Recently, TSI Dividend Advisor reported on TransCanada’s completed acquisition of U.S.-based Columbia Pipeline Group. Combined with other projects underway, Columbia’s operations have spurred the company’s revenue and earnings, and should  give TransCanada more cash for dividends.

TRANSCANADA CORP. $61 (Toronto symbol TRP; Income-Growth Dividend Payer… Read More

Mining Stocks: Cash flow jumps for HudBay Mineral

Mining Stocks: Cash flow jumps for HudBay Mineral

The gold, silver, copper and zinc miner significantly increased its output in the latest quarter—a move that’s lifted revenue as well as cash flow.
HUDBAY MINERALS INC. (symbol HBM on Toronto; www.hudbayminerals.com) produces base and precious metals including copper, zinc, gold and silver.
The company first… Read More