Exercise caution when buying MLPs

U.S. master limited partnerships (MLPs) tend to offer much higher yields than other stocks. However, Canadian investors are subject to a U.S. withholding tax of roughly 35% on income from MLPs. (Note: investors can usually claim a Canadian tax credit to offset at least part… Read More

Buckeye should rebound in 2018

BUCKEYE PARTNERS L.P. $48 (New York symbol BPL; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 146.6 million; Market cap: $7.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 10.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.buckeye.com) operates 9,700 kilometres of pipelines in the northeastern and Midwestern U.S. Its network pumps gasoline,… Read More

Updating HP Inc., Boeing Co. and Buckeye Partners L.P.

HP INC. $22 (New York symbol HPQ; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 1.7 billion; Market cap: $37.4 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 2.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.hp.com) makes computers and printers.

Thanks to strong demand for its premium laptop computers,… Read More