How To Invest

Pat McKeough has been making investing for beginners simple—and profitable—by helping investors make big gains for more than 25 years. His advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over the five main economic sectors (Resources, Manufacturing, Finance, Utilities and Consumer). Pat also believes investors should avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight and focus on those with hidden or little-noticed assets.

In addition, Pat thinks then beginner investors should cultivate two important qualities: a healthy sense of skepticism and patience.


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Investors should approach all investments with a healthy sense of skepticism. This can help keep you out of fraudulent stocks that masquerade as high-quality stocks. It will also keep you out of legally operated, but poorly managed, companies that promise more than they can possibly deliver.

If you are a new investor, you should also realize that losing patience can cause you to sell your best choices right before a big rise. All too often, investors buy a promising stock just as it enters a period of price stagnation. Even the best-performing stocks run into these unpredictable phases from time to time. They move mainly sideways in a wide range for months or years before their next big rise begins. (Stock brokers often refer to these stocks as “dead money.”)

If you lack patience, you run a big risk of selling your best choices in the midst of one of these phases, prior to the next big move upward. If you lose patience and sell, you are particularly likely to do so in the low end of the trading range, when stock prices have weakened and confidence in the stock has waned.


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Successful investors have good habits. Investors who let their emotions rule can face tremendous losses. Pat McKeough’s new report “How to invest in stocks” shows you how to stay in control so that you can make the right decisions even in the worst markets.

 

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Q: Hi. I am wondering what your opinion is on this company: Alexco Resource. I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

A: Alexco Resource Corp., $1.57, symbol AXR on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 110.5 million; Market cap: $152.5 million; www.alexcoresource.com), owns the majority of the historic high-grade Keno Hill Silver District in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

The company also operates Alexco Environmental Group, a provider of mine-related environmental services,… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, June 21, 2019

ALTAGAS LTD., $19.81, symbol ALA on Toronto, processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. The company also operates natural gas utilities; and it is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants.

AltaGas recently opened Canada’s first marine propane export terminal… Read More

Q: Pat, I have been looking for an ETF that would pay dividends and allow me to invest in the best companies throughout the world. Could you please give me your comments on the iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF.

A: The iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF, $21.10, symbol XDG on Toronto (Units outstanding: 850,000; Market cap: $17.9 million; www.blackrock.com/ca), aims to track the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index.

This index holds global stocks with above-average dividend yields and steady or increasing… Read More

Q: Dear TSI team, can I have your analysis of Ball Corporation (NYSE BLL)? What are your views about the future of aluminum containers for beverages? Thanks!

A: Ball Corporation, $66.46, symbol BLL on New York (Shares outstanding: 334.7 million; Market cap: $22.2 billion; www.ball.com), manufactures metal packaging for the beverage, food and consumer products industries. The company also has an aerospace business that designs and manufactures a variety of aerospace products… Read More

Q: Pat, I would like your opinion on Algoma Central Corp. (ALC). It has been a few years since you have commented on it. They have recently purchased new tankers and announced that they are fully booked for the season.

A: Algoma Central Corp., $13.04, symbol ALC on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 38.4 million; Market cap: $500.8 million; www.algonet.com), owns and operates Canada’s largest domestic fleet of vessels operating on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Waterway. This includes self-unloading, dry-bulk carriers; dry-bulk carriers; and tankers for liquid… Read More