Q: Hello. I would like your take on DynaCERT. I read recently that Eric Sprott bought a stake in the company last year. Thanks.

A: DynaCERT, $0.63, symbol DYA on the Toronto, (formerly Dynamic Fuel Systems Inc.) (Shares outstanding: 359.9 million; Market cap: $226.7 million; www.dynacert.com), continues to develop, test, make and distribute a transportable hydrogen generator. The product is for aftermarket use and is focused on increasing the… Read More

We think passive ETFs beat active over time

For some time, most U.S. fund managers have focused on offering passive ETF management (more on that below). They do not offer actively managed ETFs because of the reluctance of those funds to meet daily disclosure requirements on portfolio actions.
Meanwhile, in Canada, the rules and… Read More

We see only one of these new ETFs as a buy

This month we look at two new ETFs launched by U.S. providers. The first promises to provide some protection when markets decline, and the second invests in companies that will benefit from the work-from-home trend.
NATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME EQUITY ETF $27.45 (New York symbol NUSI) seeks to provide regular… Read More

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades, but ETFs may well eclipse them in 2020
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index, such as… Read More

DynaCERT has attracted $14m from a key investor

DynaCERT has attracted $14m from a key investor

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company involved with transportable hydrogen generation development and distribution.

Pat appreciates that the company is making sales and spending significant sums on research, but notes it has yet to gain profitability and… Read More

Q: Thank you, TSI, for all the great advice over the years. I’d like your opinion of Verisk (VRSK) on Nasdaq. Thank you.

A: Verisk Analytics, $136.39, symbol VRSK on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 163.1 million; Market cap: $21.2 billion; www.verisk.com), offers risk-assessment services for property/casualty insurers and other businesses. Its decision-analytics technology helps clients understand and manage risks through fraud detection and prevention. In addition to property/casualty insurers,… Read More

Q: Pat, with so many businesses and consumers increasingly vulnerable to hackers, what do you think about investing in the First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF? Thanks.

A: The First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF, $22.81, symbol CIBR on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 46.3 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.ftportfolios.com), gives you direct exposure to companies in the cybersecurity industry. Their products and services help protect the integrity of data in private and public… Read More

Here’s a look at two new ETFs for investors

This month we analyze two new offerings for ETF investors from Dynamic Funds (a fund manager wholly owned by Scotiabank). The first hands you an actively managed, international dividend-paying portfolio while the second aims to provide investors with exposure to the top internationally listed infrastructure… Read More