Dear Pat. Can I get your comments on CoPower, including the strengths and weaknesses of this investment option. Based on my understanding of science, while being quite skeptical in general, I have no doubt that we are headed for collapse unless we act on climate-changing activities. So I would simply like to hear your take on the investment value here and the fundamentals.

A: CoPower, the Montreal-based issuer of CoPower bonds, was established in 2013.

The company aims to pool senior, secured loans in individual clean-energy projects into Green Bonds with five- and three-year terms. To cut risk, it looks for projects that are already operational and generating steady… Read More

25 investment terms every investor should know

25 investment terms every investor should know—from Aggressive Investing to Warren Buffett

If you’re an investor, you may not know all of the investment terms you come across. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common ones.

Aggressive Investing

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When it comes to celebrity investors, they should be observed not followed.
More and more investors seem to look on the involvement of celebrity investors like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates as something of a pedigree for a stock. They reason that if Bill or Warren… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of July 22, 2014

Investor shorthand can help you think about and talk about large blocks of investment information. But it may also lead you to make associations and come to conclusions that can cost you money.

For example, think about the common investor shorthand term, low-p/e stocks. It encompasses… Read More

The trouble with stock broker jargon

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines jargon as the “technical terminology” of a special activity or group. But it also defines it as “confused unintelligible language.”

Every industry and group has its own special jargon. This specialized language always has the same purpose. It simplifies communications within the… Read More