Get green energy exposure and income

In May 2013, Alberta’s TransAlta Corp. transferred its renewable power assets into a separate firm called TransAlta Renewables. That let it take advantage of rising investor interest in green energy to sell shares in this new business and unlock value for investors. It also raised… Read More

Get 4.9% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Get 4.9% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Higher power generation helped spur this firm’s revenue 7.6% in the most-recent quarter.

Meanwhile, stable cash flows from a diverse mix of hydroelectric, wind and solar assets on long-term contracts adds to this electricity producer’s appeal.

The stock has been a top performer for subscribers since… Read More

Invest in clean energy with these three ETFs

Demand for renewable energy continues to grow, supported by government incentives and technological advances that lower costs. Still, the broad increase in power needs worldwide—along with relatively cheap oil and natural gas prices—should keep fossil fuels as the primary energy source for years to come.
There… Read More

Canadian sector funds: 1 buy, 1 hold

Last month we recommended some international ETFs—but at the same time, we noted that Canadian investors often have a bias for investing in their home markets. And we agree with that bias—we still recommend that most Canadians hold the bulk of their portfolios in Canadian… Read More

Add to your 50.8% gains

TRANSALTA RENEWABLES, $22.00, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol RNW; Shares outstanding: 267.0 million; Market cap: $5.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.3%; continues to jump to new all-time highs for our subscribers—they’re now up a whopping 50.8% since we first recommended them in our… Read More

Get a 5.4% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Get a 5.4% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Higher power generation helped spur this firm’s revenue 6.8% in the most-recent quarter. 

At the same time, clean, renewable power—and the stable cash flow it produces—holds a lot of conceptual appeal for investors. A diverse mix of long-term hydroelectric, wind and solar power contracts will help… Read More