Hi Pat: May I please have your opinion on the Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund and the Blue Ribbon Income Fund? Many thanks.

Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund, $12.36, symbol FFI.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 9.1 million; Market cap: $112.5 million; www.bromptongroup.com), mainly holds preferred shares of U.S. companies.

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CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP. $38.44 (Toronto symbol CPG; Shares outstanding: 211.7 million; Market cap: $8.1 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 7.2%) produces oil and natural gas in western Canada. Its average daily production of 56,061 barrels of oil equivalent (including natural gas) is… Read More

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ENERPLUS RESOURCES FUND $24.10 (Toronto symbol ERF.UN; Units outstanding: 177.1 million; Market cap: $4.3 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 9.0%) is one of North America’s largest oil and gas trusts. Its production is 59% natural gas and 41% oil.

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ENERPLUS RESOURCES FUND $23.70 (Toronto symbol ERF.UN; Units outstanding: 176.8 million; Market cap: $4.2 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 9.1%) is one of North America’s largest oil and gas trusts. Its production is 60% natural gas and 40% oil.

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ENERPLUS RESOURCES FUND $24.50 (Toronto symbol ERF.UN; Units outstanding: 166.0 million; Market cap: $4.1 billion; SI Rating: Extra Risk) is one of North America’s largest oil and gas trusts. Its production is 60% of natural gas and 40% oil.

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