Blue Chip Stocks: CP efficiency program rolls on

Blue Chip Stocks: CP efficiency program rolls on

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), along with the possibility of new tariffs, could hurt cross-border traffic for Canada’s main railways. However, it seems Trump is mainly concerned about U.S. trade with Mexico rather than Canada.Meanwhile, CP… Read More

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Growth Stocks: Patterson Companies poised for growth

Growth Stocks: Patterson Companies poised for growth

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on this distributer of dental and animal health products. It’s primed to benefit from two growing trends, says Pat, but it faces competition.
Q: Hello Pat & Team: What is your take on… Read More

10 tips for successful investing in Canadian energy stocks

10 tips for successful investing in Canadian energy stocks

Canadian energy stocks can add fuel to a balanced portfolio
Investing in Canadian energy stocks could provide attractive long-term returns for your portfolio. As well, we recommend that most investors maintain some exposure to the Resources sector—and energy stocks—as part of a well-balanced portfolio.
The best energy… Read More

How to find the best dividend ETF

How to find the best dividend ETF

The best dividend ETF can lead to high yields and add stability to your portfolio
The best dividend ETF will practice “passive” fund management, in contrast to the “active” management that conventional mutual funds or some new ETFs provide at much higher costs.
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What do playing the stock market and chess have in common?

Successfully playing the stock market—like chess—is never about going for broke.

Many investors like to use analogies from sports or the military to describe their investment approach, so they’ll often use the phrase playing the stock market. But if I had to compare our… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Higher rents and occupancy levels helped lift cash flow in the latest quarter as the trust continued to plan for 12 new developments.
CANADIAN REIT (Toronto symbol REF.UN; www.creit.ca) owns 198 properties across Canada and Chicago, including retail (85), industrial (96) and office (17) buildings. These… Read More

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

The Ins and Outs of Capital Gains Tax for Investors

Capital gains occur when an investor sells an asset. To calculate capital gains, the total of the adjusted cost base (ACB) is subtracted from the proceeds of the sale. The adjusted cost base of the shares is equal to the cost of the shares plus… Read More

Investing in Commodity Stocks

Investing in Commodity Stocks

Here are some tips on successfully investing in commodity stocks
There are four primary categories of commodities currently traded on the market: Energy (gasoline, oil, etc.) Metals (gold, silver, platinum and copper) Livestock (pigs, cows, etc.) and Agricultural (corn, cocoa, coffee, cotton, etc.)
Note that resource and… Read More

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on the utility company. New wind- and solar-power projects have boosted its revenue, says Pat, but not its cash flow.
Q: Hi Pat: I own a large number of Northland Power shares… Read More

Conservative Investing as an Investment Strategy

Conservative Investing as an Investment Strategy

A conservative investing approach means building a well-balanced portfolio gradually, over time
Conservative investing is an investment strategy that involves a focus on lower-risk, predictable and stable businesses. This strategy typically involves the purchase of blue-chip stocks and other low-risk investments. A conservative investing approach also… Read More

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