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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 investment advice on stocks and other 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: “There are times when the advantages touted in the marketing for an investment may actually turn out to be the biggest dangers for investors.”

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In our flagship Canadian advisory, The Successful Investor, we recommend that when you select investments in the financial sector, you start by looking at Canada’s big-five banks.

But we also recommend diversifying your holdings with non-bank finance stocks. Two weeks ago, we covered one such stock that more aggressive investors might consider, Home Capital (see the article here). Today we examine two conservative non-bank stocks.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. (Toronto symbol GWO; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $758.3 billion of assets under administration. It also offers mutual funds, …read more »

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Last week we turned to our newsletter on aggressive investing, Stock Pickers Digest, to discuss two energy stocks embarked on big growth projects (see the article here). Today we analyze two high-yielding energy stocks we cover regularly in our newsletter for conservative investing, Canadian Wealth Advisor.

CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP. (Toronto symbol CPG; www.crescentpointenergy.com) produces oil and natural gas in Western Canada. Its output is weighted 91% toward oil and 9% to gas.

The company continues to focus on its Bakken light oil development in southeastern Saskatchewan.

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Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific advice on stocks 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 ofread more »

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BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY (Toronto symbol BIR; www.birchcliffenergy.com) develops, produces and explores for oil and natural gas, mainly in the Peace River Arch area near the Alberta/B.C. border. About 81% of its output is gas. The remaining 19% is oil.

In the three months ended December 31, 2013, Birchcliff’s production rose 6.5%, to 28,391 barrels of oil equivalent per day (including gas) from 26,655 barrels a year earlier. Cash flow per share gained 25.0%, to $0.35 from $0.28, on the increased production and higher gas prices.

In 2012, Birchcliff completed Phase III of its …read more »

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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 picking stocks 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: “What makes investing in real estate different from your other investments is not just the nature of the risks you run, but the …read more »

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