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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.
VERESEN $11.60 (Toronto symbol VSN; Shares outstanding: 292.0 million; Market cap: $3.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 8.6%; www.vereseninc.com) and KKR & Co. LP (symbol KKR on New York) formed a joint venture in late 2014 called Veresen Midstream.
The partners then bought natural gas gathering and compression assets in northeastern B.C. from Encana and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. for …read more »
MARKET VECTORS VIETNAM ETF $17.317 (New York symbol VNM; buy or sell through brokers) holds Vietnamese companies or foreign firms that get a significant amount of their revenue from Vietnam.
The ETF’s top holdings are Vincom Corp. (real estate), 7.8%; Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, 7.5%; Masan Group (a food, resources and banking conglomerate), 6.5%; Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial …read more »
In 2011, gold shot up to a high of $1,950 U.S. an ounce, and silver reached a peak of $48.48.
Gold prices then fell steadily, hitting a low of $1,085 in August 2015 for the first time since mid-2010. The metal now trades at $1,146. Silver also declined to a five-year low of $14.11 an ounce in August 2015. It …read more »
GLOBAL X COPPER MINERS ETF $5.26 (New York symbol COPX; buy or sell through brokers; www.globalxfunds.com) tracks the Solactive Global Copper Miners Index, which includes 20 to 40 international companies that mine, refine or explore for copper. Germany-based Structured Solutions AG created this index.
Canadian firms make up 38.8% of the ETF’s holdings. It also includes companies based in Australia …read more »
ENCANA $11.04 (Toronto symbol ECA; Shares outstanding: 842.5 million; Market cap: $8.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.3%; www.encana.com) continues to increase production at its four main properties: Montney (B.C.), Duvernay (Alberta) and Eagle Ford and Permian (both in Texas).
These fields produce large amounts of oil and natural gas liquids, such as propane and butane, making Encana less …read more »
TORSTAR $4.22 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Shares outstanding: 79.9 million; Market cap: $334.7 million; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 12.7%; www.torstar.com) has launched a digital version of The Toronto Star, its flagship newspaper, for tablet computers.
In addition to newspaper content, this free app, called Star Touch, gives users quick access to related information, such as photos, maps and videos. iPad …read more »
These three small-cap manufacturers continue to dominate their niche industries. They’re staying ahead of the competition by developing innovative products or building their businesses through timely acquisitions.
But all three operate in cyclical industries, and their share prices have fallen lately as economic growth slows. The high U.S. dollar is also hurting the contribution from their overseas operations. We feel …read more »
DIEBOLD INC. $30 (New York symbol DBD; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 65.0 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.diebold.com) continues to move ahead with a major restructuring aimed at improving its efficiency and shifting its focus from building automated teller machines to services and software.
The changes …read more »
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $47 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 1.0 billion; Market cap: $47.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.6; Dividend yield: 3.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ti.com) has increased its quarterly dividend by 11.8%, to $0.38 a share from $0.34. The new annual rate of $1.52 yields 3.2%. It has now raised its payout annually …read more »
MOLSON COORS BREWING CO. $83 (New York symbol TAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 185.0 million; Market cap: $15.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 2.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.molson coors.com) jumped 20% in response to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s offer to buy rival brewer SABMiller plc.
In 2008, Molson Coors merged its U.S. brewing operations with those of SABMiller to …read more »
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