Investing in Commodity Stocks

Investing in Commodity Stocks

Here are some tips on successfully investing in commodity stocks
There are four primary categories of commodities currently traded on the market: Energy (gasoline, oil, etc.) Metals (gold, silver, platinum and copper) Livestock (pigs, cows, etc.) and Agricultural (corn, cocoa, coffee, cotton, etc.)
Note that resource and… Read More

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on the utility company. New wind- and solar-power projects have boosted its revenue, says Pat, but not its cash flow.
Q: Hi Pat: I own a large number of Northland Power shares… Read More

Conservative Investing as an Investment Strategy

Conservative Investing as an Investment Strategy

A conservative investing approach means building a well-balanced portfolio gradually, over time
Conservative investing is an investment strategy that involves a focus on lower-risk, predictable and stable businesses. This strategy typically involves the purchase of blue-chip stocks and other low-risk investments. A conservative investing approach also… Read More

REITs: Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs: Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs Canada can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs, Canada’s remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for other income trusts… Read More

Your Guide to Income Investing

Your Guide to Income Investing

The best income investments are companies with a long history of cash flow and dividends—and that offer good value

Income investing is an investment strategy that aims to provide current income for investors, even at the expense of some long-term capital appreciation. An emphasis on this… Read More

Pendulum theory: An imperfect way of understanding the stock market

Pendulum theory: An imperfect way of understanding the stock market

The “pendulum theory” grew out of Sir Isaac Newton’s 17th-century studies of gravity and physics, particularly his second law of motion. Yet the theory turns up in discussions of all sorts of non-mechanical topics. This includes investors’ efforts at understanding the stock market.

You could sum… Read More

ETF focuses on large-cap stocks

ETF focuses on large-cap stocks

The Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex-Canada Index ETF tracks big-cap global companies in both the U.S. and emerging markets, but not Canada.
THE VANGUARD FTSE ALL-WORLD EX-CANADA INDEX ETF, (symbol VXC on Toronto; www.vanguardcanada.ca) aims to track the FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada China A Inclusion… Read More

Your Guide to Building a Strong Investment Portfolio

Your Guide to Building a Strong Investment Portfolio

For successful investors, good portfolio management centres around building a well-balanced portfolio.
Portfolio management is the process of choosing and monitoring the investment holdings for an individual or institution.

4 balancing acts for a successful portfolio

For successful investors, good portfolio management will include these 4 balancing… Read More

Growth Stocks: OpenText climbs despite risky strategy

Growth Stocks: OpenText climbs despite risky strategy

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on data software provider OpenText. The company continues to grow by acquisition, says Pat. That has both pros and cons.
Q: Pat: What is your opinion of OpenText? Thanks.
A: OPENTEXT CORP. (symbol OTC… Read More

Your guide to tax-free savings accounts

Your guide to tax-free savings accounts

Tax free savings accounts let you earn investment income tax free. Make sure you’re getting the most profit and tax benefits from your TFSA.
The federal government first made the tax free savings account (TFSA) available to investors in January 2009. These accounts let you earn… Read More

Blue Chip Stocks: McDonald’s slims down for growth

Blue Chip Stocks: McDonald’s slims down for growth

A simplified menu and the sale of restaurants in China should help the company trim $500 million annually from its expenses.
Would McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc—the subject of new biopic “The Founder”—approve?
MCDONALD’S CORP. (New York symbol MCD; www.mcdonalds.com) is the world’s largest operator of fast-food restaurants,… Read More