Inflation fears add to their appeal

While inflation pressures appear to be rising, consumer prices have seen only modest increases so far. Still, factors leading to a sharper rise may be building. They include today’s very low interest rates and the massive spending and borrowing by governments around the world to… Read More

A Yield to Caution

EXCHANGE INCOME CORP. $40 (Toronto symbol EIF; Shares outstanding: 35.5 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Dividend yield: 5.7%; www.exchangeincomecorp.ca) operates in aviation and manufacturing.
Aviation (61% of its revenue) serves communities in Manitoba, Ontario, Nunavut and eastern Canada through regional airlines. As well, through Regional One,… Read More

Here are two PGI buys for standout gains

Long-time readers know that we keep you informed of important news about the stocks we cover. That means highlighting developments that promise to brighten your prospects. Here are two buys that stand out this month:
ALTAGAS LTD. $24.22 (Toronto symbol ALA; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.altagas.ca;… Read More

Pembina Pipeline Corp. yields 7.4%

Pembina Pipeline Corp. yields 7.4%

This company’s payout looks safe due to secure cash flow from its long-term contracts.

A recent acquisition should also help diversify its operations, and add to its earnings and cut its costs.

PEMBINA PIPELINE, (Toronto symbol PPL; www.pembina.com) operates pipelines that carry half of Alberta’s… Read More

High-quality projects add to their appeal

High-yielding utilities Brookfield and Pembina remain great choices for income-seeking investors. Not only do their dividends look sustainable, but their new projects set the stage for more increases over the next few years.
BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $58 is a buy. Through units in the partnership (Toronto symbol… Read More