Oil & gas buys for growth and income

CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP. $38.44 (Toronto symbol CPG; Shares outstanding: 211.7 million; Market cap: $8.1 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 7.2%) produces oil and natural gas in western Canada. Its average daily production of 56,061 barrels of oil equivalent (including natural gas) is… Read More

Here’s a top fund buy for income investing

You’ll find our mutual-fund ratings (Aggressive, Conservative or Income) displayed next to every fund we recommend in our Canadian Wealth Advisor newsletter. They’re key to helping us find top-performing funds, including those that are suitable for income investing.

(To show you how our system works,… Read More

Guardian focuses on quality

GUARDIAN MONTHLY HIGH INCOME II FUND $10.66 (CWA Rating: Income) (GGOF
Guardian Group of Funds, Commerce Court West, Suite 4100, P.O. Box 201, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1E8. 1-800-668-5613; Web site: www.ggof.com. Available from brokers) continues to emphasize more stable real estate investment trusts (REITs) and high-quality,… Read More

I own the following trusts: Crescent Point Energy Trust, Canadian Oil Sands Trust Canadian REIT, Pembina Pipeline Income Fund and Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund. What is your advice on these trusts?

Canadian REIT and Pembina Pipeline Income Fund are both recommendations of our Canadian Wealth Advisor newsletter. We see them both as buys. Crescent Point Energy Trust recently converted itself into a conventional corporation. Its new name is Crescent Point Energy Corp. (symbol CPG on Toronto)… Read More

Profit from our CWA Fund Ratings

When we judge the investment quality of an individual company, we take nine key factors into account. These are: a record of profit; a record of dividends; an influential industry position; balance-sheet strength; geographical diversification; freedom from business cycles; freedom from excess regulation or insider… Read More

GUARDIAN MONTHLY HIGH INCOME II FUND $9.16

GUARDIAN MONTHLY HIGH INCOME II FUND $9.16 (CWA Rating: Income) (BMO Guardian Group of Funds, Commerce Court West, Suite 4100, P.O. Box 201, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1E8. 1-800-668-5613; Web site: www.bmoguardianfunds.com. Available from brokers) is a fund we rate as Income. It invests in royalty… Read More

Guardian sticks with top trusts

GUARDIAN MONTHLY HIGH INCOME II FUND $8.21 (CWA Rating: Income) (GGOF Guardian Group of Funds, Commerce Court West, Suite 4100, P.O. Box 201, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1E8. 1-800-668-5613; Web site: www.ggof.com. Available from brokers) continues to emphasize more stable real estate investment trusts (REITs), and… Read More

Crescent Point Energy Trust $24.32 – Toronto symbol CPG.UN

CRESCENT POINT ENERGY TRUST $24.32 (Toronto symbol CPG.UN; Shares outstanding: 125.2 million; Market cap: $3.0 billion; SI Rating: Speculative) produces oil and gas in western Canada. Production is currently weighted 87% toward oil and 13% to natural gas.

Crescent Point’s debt of $723.6 million is low,… Read More

Five Top Oil & Gas Producers to Buy Now

Our oil and gas trust recommendations hit record highs in 2007 and 2008, mainly in line with soaring oil and gas prices. In mid-2008, oil hit a record peak of $147 U.S. a barrel. Natural gas prices reached as high as $14 U.S. per thousand… Read More