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

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

Activist attention adds to its appeal

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $125 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 800.1 million; Market cap: $100.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Divd. yield: 2.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) aims to complete its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins (New York symbol… Read More