Pros and cons of flow-through entity funds

Pros and cons of flow-through entity funds

Most of the mining and energy stocks held in a flow through entity are highly speculative.

Flow-through entity funds are tax shelters that mainly invest in the flow-through entity shares issued by junior mining and oil companies. These companies spend the proceeds from the… Read More

Hi: Just wondering about Ag Growth. As the world population grows, I see the farming service industry as highly important. Ag Growth offers an interesting investment opportunity as it is focused on grain storage and handling solutions in markets (Canada and the U.S.) where demand for planting acreage is growing. Thanks.

A: Ag Growth International Inc., $39.56, symbol AFN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 14.7 million; Market cap: $586.2 million; www.aggrowth.com), is a leading maker of portable and stationary grain-handling, storage and processing equipment.
Based in Winnipeg, the company sells its products through dealers… Read More

Using bonds for retirement will hurt your retirement income

Using bonds for retirement will hurt your retirement income

Using bond for retirement income has often been standard investing advice for the last 50 years—but we think it’s bad advice.

As some investors near retirement, their advisors recommend switching to bonds and other fixed-income investments for their retirement investments instead of holding stocks… Read More

Never underestimate the power of Canadian dividend stocks

Never underestimate the power of Canadian dividend stocks

Canadian dividend stocks can produce as much as a third of your total return over your investing lifetime.

We think that Canadian dividend stocks rarely get the respect they deserve from investors. But with today’s low interest rates, savvy investors are paying more attention… Read More