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Pat McKeough recently replied to a member of the Inner Circle looking for an ETF that offers protection from down markets. The BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF selects stock holdings based on their beta score. That’s a commonly used, but often misleading, measure of future risk. There are better ways to assess an investment’s suitability, says Pat, who does not recommend this ETF.
Q: Dear Pat: I am looking for a “defensive” ETF that will be less volatile than the overall market. …read more »
Earnings for Intel Corp. fell in 2015 with weaker demand for PC computer chips. But the company’s purchase of Altera Corp. should increase this year’s revenue by 3.6%. That’s mostly from the sale of a new chip to speed up server computers. Intel is a buy.
INTEL CORP. (Nasdaq symbol INTC; www.intel.com) is the world’s leading computer chipmaker. Its products power 80% of all personal computers.
In 2015, Intel’s earnings fell 2.4%, to $11.4 billion from $11.7 billion in 2014. It spent $3.0 billion on …read more »
RioCan REIT is ready for future growth with the upcoming sale of its U.S. malls. The trust will not only pay down debt, but half of the proceeds will go to buy out its joint-venture partner in 35 Canadian malls. The U.S. sales will also protect monthly distributions for investors. RioCan REIT remains a buy.
RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (Toronto symbol REI.UN; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 305 shopping centres in Canada, including 16 under development.
The trust recently agreed to sell its 49 U.S. …read more »
Getting back to the basics is the perfect way to start any new year. That’s why we’re bringing you a series of four special posts that examine the major portfolio decisions every investor needs to make. Moreover, we outline the approach we follow with our wealth management clients.
This week: How do you maximize profits from your best stocks? Avoid selling for small gains when there could be much bigger returns ahead.
This is the last in our four-part series in wealth building …read more »
Lower gold prices have hit revenue for all gold miners. But IAMGold has a stronger position thanks to cash reserves from the sale of a non-gold asset. The miner is well positioned to buy distressed assets from competitors, pay down debt or issue dividends
IAMGOLD (Toronto symbol IMG; www.iamgold.com) owns 41% of the Sadiola mine and 40% of the Yatela mine, both located in Mali; 90% of the Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso, in West Africa; 100% of the Doyon mine in Quebec; and …read more »
Pat McKeough recently replied to a Member of his Inner Circle asking about prospects for a penny stock he owned. SQI Diagnostics has created automated medical testing equipment designed to detect disease faster. The company has yet to sell any of that equipment. It has also lost money every year since operations began. Still even if SQ’s technology proves successful, Pat argues it will face obstacles in getting its product on the market.
Q: Good day. I hold SQI Diagnostics, and I would appreciate …read more »
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