Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Adding the best value-investing stock picks to your portfolio starts with looking for hidden assets and overall investment quality
When you look for value-investing stock picks, it’s best to focus on shares of quality companies that have a consistent history of sales and earnings, as well… Read More

Q: Pat, in the February issue of Canadian Wealth Advisor, you recommended the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Why would this be better than the iShares XSP, which is hedged to the Canadian dollar. Are they not the same?

A: No one can consistently predict currency movements, but we still feel that most investors should remain invested in U.S. stocks. Note that even if the U.S. dollar should fall against the Canadian dollar, your U.S. stocks can still appreciate in value even while the… Read More

HealthSpace Data Systems has interesting software but big problems

HealthSpace Data Systems has interesting software but big problems

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that develops software to help health-industry regulators and others better manage their information and improve their efficiency. Its clients include more than 300 state and local government organizations across North… Read More

This big bank taps cannabis industry growth

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While some of Canada’s banks were initially reluctant to participate in cannabis company financing, this institution has actively helped to facilitate large industry deals. At the same time, a key U.S. acquisition lets the bank benefit from the strong U.S. economy. In… Read More

Q: Pat, I am thinking of employing the “RRSP meltdown strategy.” In my case, though, I’m thinking of using your newsletters to choose the stocks I purchase with borrowed funds (rather than losing fees to a broker/advisor). What are your thoughts regarding this approach to an RPSP meltdown?

A: There are times when you may want to withdraw money from an RRSP. This has spawned one strategy, the RRSP meltdown, that can bring you more risk than reward.

Here’s how the RRSP meltdown works:

When you take money out of your RRSP, you have to… Read More