10 keys to finding undervalued stock picks

10 keys to finding undervalued stock picks

Here’s how to find undervalued stock picks — and maximize your long-term profits.
One of the key principles of successful investing is to buy high-quality “value stocks”: They’re undervalued stock picks; i.e.,  they are reasonably priced, if not cheap, in relation to their sales, earnings and assets… Read More

Dividend Investing vs Value Investing

Dividend Investing vs Value Investing

In choosing dividend investing vs value investing, it’s important to recognize that both can lead to favourable returns
To decide between dividend investing vs value investing, investors must first distinguish between the two. The best dividend stocks respond to tough economic times by doing their best to maintain,… Read More

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

This major gold miner produces nearly a million ounces of gold each year and generates positive cash flow from seven mines in four countries. For added diversity, it owns 20.5% of another gold producer.

Altogether, that steady output adds to this gold miner’ speculative appeal and… Read More

Q: Dear Pat: Can you please explain how real return bonds work? Also, are they worth investing in, especially the iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF and the iShares Floating Rate Index ETF? Thanks.

A: Real-return bonds pay you a rate of return that’s adjusted for inflation.

Here’s how they work:

When a real-return bond is issued, the level of the consumer price index (CPI) on that date is applied to the bond. After that, both the principal and interest payments… Read More

Q: Pat, I want to invest in Swiss stocks and was wondering what your thoughts are on Switzerland, in general, and the iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF, in particular? Thank you.

A: Switzerland has a strong economic system where the country’s revenue exceeds its expenses, so there is no deficit. That improves its self-reliance and the stability of its currency.

The country also has flexible labour markets, high productivity and an emphasis on high-value exports that are… Read More