Q: Pat, what is your opinion of the WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund? With Omicron flare-ups in China, the price has come down. Thanks.

A: WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund, $38.77, symbol CXSE on New York (Units outstanding: 20.4 million; Market cap: $791.9 million; www.wisdomtree.com), aims to track the investment results of Chinese companies that are not state-owned enterprises.

This has some appeal for casual dabblers in the Chinese stock… Read More

Long-term contracts support their solid yields

The best green energy producers, like Innergex and Brookfield, secure long-term contracts for their wind and solar projects. That cuts investor risk and provides steady cash flow for dividends.
INNERGEX RENEWABLE ENERGY INC. $18 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol INE; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector;… Read More

China has short-term risks, long-term potential

The Chinese economy offers investors considerable long-term promise—although it faces challenges in the near term. Foremost among them is that economic activity could slow this year as the Omicron variant forces entire cities to lock down under China’s zero-COVID policy. Potential defaults by highly indebted… Read More

Q: Hello, all. Could you please provide your opinion of Enterprise Product Partners (EPD on New York)? Thank you.

A: Enterprise Products Partners L.P., $22.01, symbol EPD on New York (Shares outstanding: 2.2 billion; Market cap: $48.0 billion; www.enterprisepartners.com), is a master limited partnership that provides energy infrastructure, including pipelines, storage, natural gas processing, fractionation, and import/export terminals. It went public in July 1998 with… Read More

Go green and get paid with these two picks

Governments are forcing power suppliers to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The best way for investors to profit from this trend—and earn income—is with green energy firms like Brookfield Renewable and Innergex.

Get green energy exposure and income

In May 2013, Alberta’s TransAlta Corp. transferred its renewable power assets into a separate firm called TransAlta Renewables. That let it take advantage of rising investor interest in green energy to sell shares in this new business and unlock value for investors. It also raised… Read More