Q: Hi, Pat. I’d like to know if it’s best to buy IBM stock before the Kyndryl spinoff? Alternatively, should I wait until after the spinoff?

A: IBM Corp., $141.05, symbol IBM on New York (Shares outstanding: 896.3 million; Market cap: $127.6 billion; www.ibm.com), recently announced more details regarding the spinoff the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services operations. That legacy business helps corporate and government clients manage… Read More

Q: Pat, when balancing economic sectors in my portfolio, where do I assign these two ETFs that you recommend as buys: XDV and SPY? Thank you.

A: Both of these ETFs hold stocks in most or all of the five main economic sectors: Finance, Utilities, Resources, Consumer and Manufacturing.

The iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF, $29.59, symbol XDV on Toronto (Units outstanding: 58.4 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; www.blackrock.com/ca), holds 30… Read More