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Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific stock tips as well as questions on investment strategy and the economy. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week, we offer you one of the highlights from these Q&A sessions. While we reserve our buy-hold-sell advice for Inner Circle members, these excerpts provide a great deal of information and analysis on stocks we’ve covered for members of Pat’s …read more »
Oil prices have soared from around $18 U.S. a barrel in 1993 to around $97 U.S. today. However, new drilling technologies have made it easier to extract oil from hard-to-reach deposits, such as oil sands and shale rock formations. Rising production from these sources could hurt oil prices in the same way the shale gas boom has depressed natural gas prices.
Even so, Canada’s leading oil producers are investing for the long term and continue to expand their oil sands operations. This is the second of our two daily posts on …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you advice on portfolio management and other investment topics that will help you develop a successful approach to investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put it into practice right away.
Today’s tip: “Treating separate investment accounts as one isn’t just a more efficient way to handle your investments, it will almost certainly help you improve …read more »
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (New York symbol A) plans to break itself into two publicly traded companies. One of these businesses will keep the Agilent name and focus on testing equipment for medical-research labs.
The second company will make testing systems for improving electronics, such as cellphones and computer equipment.
In the parent company’s 2013 fiscal year, which ended October 31, 2013, the division that will carry on as Agilent saw its sales rise 9.9%, to $3.9 billion from $3.5 billion in fiscal 2012. That’s mainly due to strong demand from pharmaceutical makers, …read more »
Gold has dropped over 30% from its high near $1,800 U.S. an ounce in September 2012 to $1,228 today. That’s partly because the U.S. Federal Reserve has indicated that it is likely to scale back its bond-purchasing program, known as quantitative easing. Slowing down the growth in the money supply will reduce the likelihood of a sharp increase of future inflation. Since many investors buy gold as a hedge against inflation, its price has weakened.
The best way for aggressive investors to invest in gold is to buy shares of …read more »
The Week in Review lets you easily catch up on any Daily Updates you may have missed during the week. This is your opportunity to review the reports and analysis that may have the greatest impact on your investments.
This Week’s Reports
Shares rise as Thomson builds on Reuters merger with new products and acquisitions
High-yielding Wajax poised to profit from resource rebound
Investor Toolkit: Why we look beyond the recommendations in broker analyst reports
Encana to lower reliance on gas with more oil and NGLs
Successful early Ebola drug trial boosts Canadian drug firm’s shares
This …read more »
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