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Patrick McKeough is one of Canada’s top safe-money advisors. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Hulbert Financial Digest have all recognized his ability to find stocks with hidden value. He is editor and publisher of The Successful Investor, Stock Pickers Digest, Wall Street Stock Forecaster and Canadian Wealth Advisor; inventor of the Quick Profit/Value System and the ValuVesting System™. A best-selling Canadian author, he wrote Riding the Bull, the book that predicted the 1990s stock-market boom.

Conservative Investing

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.

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SUNCOR ENERGY INC. $30 (Toronto symbol SU; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $42.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.5; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www. suncor.com) is Canada’s largest oil producer. It also operates four refineries and 1,500 Petro-Canada gas stations, which supply 63% of its revenue.

The company produced an average of 577,800 barrels …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
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Suitable for: Conservative Investing

CAE INC. $14 (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 269.9 million; Market cap: $3.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.cae.com) earned $59.4 million in its fiscal 2016 third quarter, which ended December 31, 2015. That’s up 14.0% from $52.1 million a year earlier. Earnings per share also jumped 10.0%, …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
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Suitable for: Conservative Investing

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. $41 (Toronto symbol IMO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Shares outstanding: 847.6 million; Market cap: $34.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.imperialoil.ca) gets about 90% of its crude oil from its Alberta oil sands operations, including its 25% stake in the Syncrude project.

In addition, it has conventional oil and natural gas …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
Suitable for: Conservative Investing

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $21 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 836.5 million; Market cap: $17.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.2; Dividend yield: 6.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) earned $1.52 a share in 2015, down 16.5% from $1.82 in 2014 (all amounts except share price and market cap in U.S. dollars). Revenue declined 11.7%, to $6.3 billion …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
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Suitable for: Conservative Investing

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $14 (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 833.2 million; Market cap: $11.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.cenovus.com) gets 35% of its revenue from its Western Canadian oil sands properties and conventional oil and gas wells. Chief among these assets are its 50%-owned Christina Lake and Foster Creek …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
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Suitable for: Conservative Investing

ENCANA CORP. $4.86 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 849.8 million; Market cap: $4.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.encana.com) plans to spend $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion upgrading its properties in 2016, down 25% from 2015 (all amounts except share price and market cap in U.S. dollars). Even with the …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
Ticker:
Suitable for: Conservative Investing

Integrated oil producers, like the three we analyze below, are the best way for conservative investors to get oil exposure while shielding themselves from slumping crude prices. That’s because cheaper oil makes these companies’ refineries more profitable. We continue to see all three as buys for long-term gains.

SUNCOR ENERGY INC. $30 (Toronto symbol SU; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector;read more »

PENGROWTH ENERGY CORP. $0.91 (Toronto symbol PGF; Aggressive Growth and Income Portfolios, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 543.0 million; Market cap: $494.1 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend suspended in January 2016; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.pengrowth.com) has suspended its $0.01-a-share quarterly dividend in response to the sharp decline in oil prices. It will also reduce its capital spending to between $60 million …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
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Suitable for: Conservative Investing

ENCANA CORP. $4.86 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 849.8 million; Market cap: $4.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.encana.com) plans to spend $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion upgrading its properties in 2016, down 25% from 2015 (all amounts except share price and market cap in U.S. dollars). Even with the …read more »

Stock Market: Toronto
Ticker:
Suitable for: Conservative Investing

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. $43 (Toronto symbol QSR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 467.6 million; Market cap: $20.1 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 1.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.rbi.com) is the world’s thirdlargest fast-food operator, after McDonald’s and Yum Brands, with 4,845 Tim Hortons and 14,669 Burger King outlets locations in 100 countries.

The company recently announced …read more »

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