Good morning: I have been following your newsletters diligently for one-and-a-half years. Thank you for your good advice. I wonder if you could give me a brief opinion on the following two stocks: Alpha Natural Resources and Codexis. Thanks.

Alpha Natural Resources, $20.76, symbol ANR on New York (Shares outstanding: 226.3 million; Market cap: $4.7 billion,, mines and processes thermal coal for electric utilities (86% of volume) and metallurgical coal for steelmakers (14%). The company has 60 mines and 14 processing plants in… Read More

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BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $28.28 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: SI Rating: Above average) is the main provider of telephone services in Atlantic Canada. It also serves rural parts of Ontario and Quebec.

In the three months ended March 31, 2008, Bell Aliant’s earnings fell 25.9%,… Read More