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 and distributors in Canada… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may have a place in your portfolio. That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them. Instead, they give… Read More

Our latest advice on six popular ETFs

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of a stock market index or sub-index. They hold a more or less fixed selection of securities that represent the holdings that go into the calculation of the index or sub-index.

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