Alcan Inc. $48 – Toronto symbol AL

Canada’s Alcan Inc. was acquired in 2007 by Rio Tinto for $38.1 billion in what was then the biggest metals and mining transaction in history. Here’s a look back at TSI’s analysis of Alcan.

ALCAN INC. $48 (Toronto symbol AL; SI Rating: Average) is the world’s… Read More

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Hi Pat: What is your opinion on Ivanhoe Mines? Thanks.

Ivanhoe Mines, $9.50, symbol IVN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 378.2 million; Market cap: $3.6 billion), is an international mining company that focuses on the Asia-Pacific region. Ivanhoe’s main asset is its Oyu Tolgoi copper-and-gold project in southern Mongolia.

Oyu Tolgoi, located about 80 kilometres north… Read More

Investing advice: How we spot takeover candidates

We’ve been asked a number of times over the years about how we manage in our investing advice to recommend so many stocks that get taken over at a big profit.

Some readers, especially those of our Successful Investor newsletter, tell us that they never… Read More

Resist the Temptation

ALCAN INC. $102 (Toronto symbol AL;Conservative Growth Portfolio,Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 369.7 million; Market cap: $37.7 billion; SI Rating: Average) is trading below Rio Tinto Ltd.’s takeover offer of $101 U.S. a share (about $105 Cdn.)

That’s because of investor worries that Rio Tinto may have… Read More

Two Resource Funds, Two Degrees of Risk

TD RESOURCE FUND $32.74 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1P9. 1-800-836-3757; Web No load — deal directly with the bank) invests in companies with superior asset bases, proven management and the ability to internally finance… Read More

BMO Dividend Fund $50.82

BMO DIVIDEND FUND $50.82 (BMO Mutual Funds, 77 King Street West, Suite 4200, Royal Trust Tower, Toronto, Ont., M5K 1J5, 1-800-665-7700; Web site: No load — deal directly with the bank) (CWA Rating: Conservative) currently holds about 57.3% of its portfolio in the Financial… Read More