Q: Hi, Pat. Your opinion on AltaGas, please. Thanks.

A: AltaGas Ltd., $17.89, symbol ALA on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 275.4 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; www.altagas.ca), processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. It also operates natural gas utilities and is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants… Read More

The Best Conservative ETFs Will Follow These Investment Rules

The Best Conservative ETFs Will Follow These Investment Rules

Exchange traded funds can offer lower-risk, steady returns, and low management fees. But you need to choose wisely, and focus on the best conservative ETFs
We still feel that investors will profit the most with a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual stocks, but ETFs can also… Read More

Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme investing, particularly when snatched from the latest headlines, may seem appealing—but more often than not will lead to poor returns
Theme investors zero in on something that’s going on in the world—in business, politics, technology or society as a whole—and try to cash in… Read More

IPO will help AltaGas pay for big acquisition

ALTAGAS LTD. $21 (Toronto symbol ALA; Shares outstanding: 267.4 million; Market cap: $5.6 billion; Dividend yield: 10.4%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.altagas.com) processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. The company also operates natural gas utilities; and it is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind,… Read More