Dear Pat: Please could you give me your opinion of the new Forensic Accounting ETF as a better way to invest in the S&P 500? It would seem sensible to select only the better performers from any index that you want to invest in. Thank you.

Forensic Accounting ETF, $30.34, symbol FLAG on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 250,000; Market cap: $7.6 million; www.flagetf.com), is a recently launched exchange traded fund that uses its own “five step” approach to rank each company in the S&P 500 index. The ETF’s MER is 0.85%.

The Forensic… Read More

Intel prepares for its next surge

When investing in techs, it’s essential to remember that these companies operate in the Manufacturing & Industry sector of the economy. They can put on extraordinary growth in the right conditions. But when the economy stumbles or a company falls behind the competition, you… Read More

Inco Is the Best of the Three

Some of our biggest gainers in the past few years have been in stocks from the Resources sector. Investors need to keep the risk and volatility of this sector in mind.

TECK COMINCO LTD. $75 (Toronto symbol TEK.SV.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; SI Rating: Average)… Read More