Brookfield merger a big plus

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE POWER FUND $27.40 (Toronto symbol BRC.UN; Units outstanding: 104.7 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.brpfund.com) plans to merge its assets with the extensive hydroelectric and wind power holdings of Brookfield Asset Management (symbol BAM on Toronto).

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Both are investing for the future

BELL ALIANT INC. $27.01 (Toronto symbol BA: Shares outstanding: 227.8 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 7.0%; www.aliant.ca) provides telephone services in Atlantic Canada, as well as rural parts of Ontario and Quebec. BCE Inc. owns 44.1% of Bell Aliant.

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Two high-yield buys for income seekers

BELL ALIANT INC. $26.70 (Toronto symbol BA: Shares outstanding: 127.4 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 10.9%; www.aliant.ca) is the new name of Bell Aliant Regional Income Fund after its conversion to a dividend-paying corporation on January 1, 2011.

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Stable post-conversion payouts are a plus

FORT CHICAGO ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $11.72 (Toronto symbol FCE.UN; Units outstanding: 143.8 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 8.5%) owns and operates energy pipelines and processing plants across North America. One of its major holdings is a 50% interest in… Read More

These trusts aim to maintain their payouts

FORT CHICAGO ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $10.11 (Toronto symbol FCE.UN; Units outstanding: 140.7 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 9.9%) owns and operates energy pipelines and processing plants across North America. One of its major holdings is a 50% interest in… Read More

Stable income trusts with growth ahead

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $28.28 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: Units outstanding: 127.3 million; Market cap: $3.6 billion; SI Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 10.3%) has over 3.1 million telephone customers in Atlantic Canada and rural parts of Ontario and Quebec. BCE owns 44.1% of… Read More

Well positioned for 2011 tax changes

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $26.60 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: SI Rating: Above Average) has over 3.1 million telephone customers in Atlantic Canada and rural parts of Ontario and Quebec. BCE owns 44.1% of Bell Aliant.

In the three months ended March 31, 2009, the fund’s… Read More