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Conservative investing aims at capital gains with prudent risk. Conservative investors seek to preserve their investment portfolio’s value with lower-risk securities, and often blue chip or large cap equities. For individuals with limited resources, and those approaching retirement age who must be cautious with their nest eggs, Pat McKeough offers well reasoned advice on conservative investing.
TECK RESOURCES LTD. $12 (Toronto symbol TCK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 576.2 million; Market cap: $6.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 2.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.teck.com) has postponed its plan to develop its 100%-owned Frontier oil sands project in Alberta due to weak crude prices.
The company had planned to start construction in 2019 and complete …read more »
Today’s report looks at the prospects of two of Canada’s largest insurance companies. Working from a foundation of strong assets and rising dividends, these two firms can pursue ambitious expansion plans and continue to rank among our best low risk investments.
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL (Toronto symbol SLF; www.sunlife.ca) sells life insurance, savings, retirement …read more »
In recent years, Great-West has bought companies in Ireland and the U.S. that have added new business lines and boosted its profits. Growth by acquisition can be risky, but Great-West’s large size lets it take advantage of opportunities with strong chances of success.
GREAT-WEST LIFECO $36.57 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 997.4 million; Market cap: $36.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; …read more »
CENOVUS ENERGY $18.66 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares outstanding: 828.5 million; Market cap: $15.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.7%; www.cenovus.com) gets 35% of its revenue from its oil sands projects and conventional oil and gas wells in Western Canada.
Refining supplies the remaining 65% of Cenovus’s revenue. The company ships oil to its 50%-owned refineries in Illinois and Texas. …read more »
RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $27.20 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 317.8 million; Market cap: $8.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.2%; www.riocan.com) is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust (REIT), with interests in 338 shopping malls containing over 92 million square feet of leasable area. That total includes 48 U.S. malls with over 13 million square feet.
In …read more »
BCE INC. $52.91 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 847.9 million; Market cap: $45.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.9%; www.bce.ca) continues to expand its Fibe TV and high-speed Internet networks.
BCE aims to increase Fibe speeds in Toronto to 1,000 megabits a second, or 5.7 times faster than its current top speed of 175 megabits. Faster networks will …read more »
ARC RESOURCES $21.14 (Toronto symbol ARX; Shares outstanding: 340.0 million; Market cap: $7.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; Dividend yield: 5.7%; www.arcresources.com) produces oil and natural gas in Western Canada. Its average daily output of 120,354 barrels of oil equivalent is 64% gas and 36% oil.
In the quarter ended March 31, 2015, ARC’s cash flow per share fell 38.7%, to …read more »
IBM $163.16 (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 984.7 million; Market cap: $162.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 3.2%; www.ibm.com) has formed an alliance with Box Inc. (New York symbol BOX), which sells cloud-storage services to businesses.
Under the deal, IBM will develop programs that combine its analytics software with Box’s cloud-based data. It will also integrate …read more »
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of a stock market index or sub-index. They hold a more or less fixed selection of securities that represent the holdings that go into the calculation of the index or sub-index.
ETFs trade on stock exchanges, just like stocks. That’s different from mutual funds, which you can only buy …read more »
NEWMONT MINING $22.52 (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 529.0 million; Market cap: $11.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 0.4%; www.newmont.com) is buying the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine in Colorado from AngloGold Ashanti (New York symbol AU) for $820 million.
Cripple Creek will produce 350,000 to 400,000 ounces of gold a year once it finishes an …read more »
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