Q: Hi. I am wondering what your opinion is on this company: Alexco Resource. I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

A: Alexco Resource Corp., $1.57, symbol AXR on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 110.5 million; Market cap: $152.5 million; www.alexcoresource.com), owns the majority of the historic high-grade Keno Hill Silver District in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

The company also operates Alexco Environmental Group, a provider of mine-related environmental services,… Read More

Q: Pat, I have been looking for an ETF that would pay dividends and allow me to invest in the best companies throughout the world. Could you please give me your comments on the iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF.

A: The iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF, $21.10, symbol XDG on Toronto (Units outstanding: 850,000; Market cap: $17.9 million; www.blackrock.com/ca), aims to track the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index.

This index holds global stocks with above-average dividend yields and steady or increasing… Read More