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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.

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Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific advice on stocks as well as questions on investment strategy and the economy. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week, we offer you one of the highlights fromread more »

Fertilizer prices remain volatile, but these two producers have bright long-term outlooks. That’s because the growing population is increasing food demand. Without fertilizer, the world would need 50% more farmland to meet this need. We prefer Agrium over Potash Corp., as its retail stores cut its exposure to bulk fertilizer prices. POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $33 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressiveread more »

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN (Toronto symbol POT; www.potashcorp.com) is the world’s largest fertilizer producer. Its six potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick account for 20% of global potash capacity. Four of its mines have reserves of between 75 and 108 years. It also makes fertilizers from nitrogen and phosphate.

The company’s sales and earnings vary with volatile fertilizer …read more »

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $42 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 859.1 million; Market cap: $36.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.2; Dividend yield: 1.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) is the world’s largest fertilizer producer. Its six potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick account for 20% of global potash capacity. Four of its mines have …read more »

American Depositary Receipts make foreign investing easier and safer for individual investors. The foreign company must provide detailed financial information to U.S. regulators and to the sponsor, or depositary, bank or broker. As well, since ADRs trade on U.S. stock exchanges in U.S. dollars, you don’t have to worry about currency exchange rates, foreign stock exchange rules, or language barriers.

Today …read more »

The long-term outlook for these two fertilizer producers is bright as population growth prompts farmers to plant more crops. However, we prefer Agrium for new buying, as its retail operations help cushion it from volatile fertilizer prices.

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $43 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 858.7 million; Market cap: $36.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; …read more »

December 9, 2011 -  One Comment
Posted by: Pat McKeough

Farmers are using more fertilizers to boost their yields and take advantage of high prices for wheat, corn and other crops. At the same time, low fertilizer inventories are pushing up prices and spurring big earnings gains at Potash Corp. and Agrium. However, Agrium offers less risk.

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $44 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector;read more »

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $56 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 854.8 million; Market cap: $47.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.4; Dividend yield: 0.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) sells its potash fertilizer to customers outside of North America through Canpotex, a marketing and exporting firm that is equally owned by Potash Corp. and rival producers AGRIUM INC.read more »

When you own a stock that’s being taken over, our investment advice is that it generally pays to hang on and wait for the deal to go through, then submit your shares to whoever’s making the takeover bid. Selling early will cost you money in the long run.

Weeks before a takeover is announced, speculators usually buy the stock on rumours, …read more »

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $50 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 854.3 million; Market cap: $42.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.4; Dividend yield: 0.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) has risen 12% since the federal government blocked BHP Billiton Ltd.’s (New York symbol BHP) hostile, $43.33 U.S.-a-share takeover offer in November 2010 (all per-share amounts adjusted for a …read more »

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