Pat McKeough

A professional investment analyst for more than 25 years, Pat has developed a stock-selection technique that has proven reliable in both bull and bear markets. His proprietary ValuVesting System™ focuses on stocks that provide exceptional quality at relatively low prices. Many savvy investors and industry leaders consider it the most powerful stock-picking method ever created.

As early as 1980, Pat was recognized as #1 in the world of published investment advice by the Washington, DC–based Newsletter Publishers Association, and he was the first multi-year winner of The Globe and Mail’s stock picking contest.

Both CBS MarketWatch and The Hulbert Financial Digest recognize Pat as one of North America’s top stock analysts. The Wall Street Journal calls him “one of only four investment newsletter advisors who have managed to serve their readers well over the long haul.”

A best-selling Canadian author, he wrote Riding the Bull, his 1993 book that predicted the stock-market boom that happened later in the decade. Through his many television appearances, he is well-known to investors for his insightful analysis and his candid, unpretentious style.

Bottom line: Pat’s conservative, reduced-risk strategy is a proven approach to safe investing.

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Q: Hello, Pat, et al: I would be very interested in reading your comments on the ETF trading under the symbol XDIV. Thanks.

A: iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF, $24.36, symbol XDIV on Toronto (Units outstanding: 22.2 million; Market cap: $540.8 million; www.blackrock.com/ca), tracks the MSCI Canada High Dividend Yield 10% Security Capped Index.

This index aims to invest in Canadian stocks with above-average dividend yields… Read More

Q: Hi. You recently had Citrix as an aggressive hold in your Spinoffs & Takeovers newsletter. Citrix just announced its CEO was stepping down, and the stock has been selling down since the announcement. Do you have any details as to the circumstances surrounding the CEO’s departure? Does it have anything to do with the activist investor hedge fund Elliott Management? Has your opinion on the company changed since this development? Regards.

A: Citrix Systems, $99.77, symbol CTXS on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 124.2 million; Market cap: $12.5 billion; www.citrix.com), sells products and services to corporations to let their employees remotely access all the software, apps and data they rely on to do their jobs.

Instead of installing individual… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. I’d like to know if it’s best to buy IBM stock before the Kyndryl spinoff? Alternatively, should I wait until after the spinoff?

A: IBM Corp., $141.05, symbol IBM on New York (Shares outstanding: 896.3 million; Market cap: $127.6 billion; www.ibm.com), recently announced more details regarding the spinoff the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services operations. That legacy business helps corporate and government clients manage… Read More