Q: Hello. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on Patriot One. Its innovative security system could become something interesting. Speculative, I’m sure, but who knows? Thanks.

A: Patriot One Technologies, $1.80, symbol PAT on the Toronto Venture Exchange (Shares outstanding: 117.0 million; Market cap: $224.8 million; www.patriot1tech.com), develops radar devices and software.

The company hopes to offer a system it calls PATSCAN CMR. It’s a covert, radar-screening device and software system to… Read More

China may hold up Rockwell deal

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $122 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 800.1 million; Market cap: $97.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) has won approval from U.S. regulators for its acquisition of Rockwell Collins Inc… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More