Latest Expert Opinions

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Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
GECC 5.68% bond maturing Sept 10/19. New issue this month. Likes the 7 to 12 year space. Very good credit at a AA high. Company has passed the worst part as far as their ability to fund in the market. If you have a little more risk profile and you want growth, you could buy the stock.
General Electric (GE-N)
September 21, 2009
GECC 5.68% bond maturing Sept 10/19. New issue this month. Likes the 7 to 12 year space. Very good credit at a AA high. Company has passed the worst part as far as their ability to fund in the market. If you have a little more risk profile and you want growth, you could buy the stock.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$16.760
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
9.976% bond maturing June 30/19. Price is a bit expensive at $126 so it may not appeal to individual investors. A safer way than using the common stocks as it puts you higher up on the structure. In balanced portfolio he would use a different bank for the stocks.
9.976% bond maturing June 30/19. Price is a bit expensive at $126 so it may not appeal to individual investors. A safer way than using the common stocks as it puts you higher up on the structure. In balanced portfolio he would use a different bank for the stocks.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$65.860
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
9.523% bond maturing June 30/19. Thinks TD is one of the best in breed. Likes it as a lower risk bank investment.
Toronto Dominion (TD-T)
September 21, 2009
9.523% bond maturing June 30/19. Thinks TD is one of the best in breed. Likes it as a lower risk bank investment.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$67.950
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 8.61%.) GE CAPITAL CANADA FINANCE June 7, 2010. Sold this shorter-term holding in order to go into a longer-term bond.
General Electric (GE-N)
September 21, 2009
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 8.61%.) GE CAPITAL CANADA FINANCE June 7, 2010. Sold this shorter-term holding in order to go into a longer-term bond.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$16.760
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 16.71%.) RBC Capital Trust bonds Dec 31’13.
Royal Bank (RY-T)
September 21, 2009
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 16.71%.) RBC Capital Trust bonds Dec 31’13.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$57.050
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 21, 2009
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 7.98%.) This was basically to allow retail investors to participate in the bond market. Represented 5-year Gov’t of Canada return.
(A Top Pick Oct 9/08. Up 7.98%.) This was basically to allow retail investors to participate in the bond market. Represented 5-year Gov’t of Canada return.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$29.440
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 21, 2009
iShares Cdn Corp Bond E.T.F. If you want to play bonds through an ETF, he would do it through corporate bonds. Fairly good quarterly dividend.
iShares Cdn Corp Bond E.T.F. If you want to play bonds through an ETF, he would do it through corporate bonds. Fairly good quarterly dividend.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$20.470
Owned
Unknown