Square Inc. sees 43.5% revenue growth

Square Inc. sees 43.5% revenue growth

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that provides payment processing and related services to merchants in Canada, the U.S., and around the world.

Pat likes the company’s 160.3% revenue growth since 2015 and the $1.1 billion in… Read More

Q: Pat: What is your view on Home Depot? Thanks.

A: Home Depot Inc., $221.77, symbol HD on New York (Shares outstanding: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $245.4 billion; www.homedepot.com), operates warehouse-style home-improvement stores that average 104,000 square feet, plus an additional 24,000 square-foot garden centre. Each outlet typically carries 30,000 to 40,000 items.

The company has 2,291… Read More

Q: Pat: What is your view on Costco? Thanks.

A: Costco Wholesale Corp., $287.35, symbol COST on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 439.8 million; Market cap: $122.5 billion; www.costco.com), owns and operates warehouse-sized stores that sell a wide variety of consumer goods and services.

The company charges its customers an annual membership fee to shop at its locations… Read More

Q: Pat, what do you think of Bridgemarq Real Estate Services? It has recently changed its name, but has anything else changed? Is the dividend safe? Thank you.

A: Bridgemarq Real Estate Services, $13.90, symbol BRE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 9.5 million; Market cap: $132.5 million; www.bridgemarq.com), is a leading provider of services to residential real estate brokers. Its network is comprised of 19,046 real estate agents working with 337 broker-owners, who operate 671… Read More

The hidden dangers of online trading

The hidden dangers of online trading

It doesn’t get as much play in the media as it did a decade ago, but even in the volatile market of 2019, online trading carries hidden dangers that aren’t always evident at first.
The main risk comes from the fact that online trading may seem deceptively easy. The… Read More