Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
4.35% Series AG. Preferreds generally are trading higher than corporates right now as well as having tax advantages.
BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
January 26, 2010
4.35% Series AG. Preferreds generally are trading higher than corporates right now as well as having tax advantages.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$27.550
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
Capital Trust II 5.863% maturing December 31 2108. (Screen showed 2108 but expect this should have been 2018. Bill) Has done very well in this environment as spreads tightened in. Moody's recently downgraded banks and Lifecos giving you an opportunity to Buy and still get some value.
Capital Trust II 5.863% maturing December 31 2108. (Screen showed 2108 but expect this should have been 2018. Bill) Has done very well in this environment as spreads tightened in. Moody's recently downgraded banks and Lifecos giving you an opportunity to Buy and still get some value.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$31.810
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
Series H 4.25%. Diversified utility, so thinks it will do very well.
Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
January 26, 2010
Series H 4.25%. Diversified utility, so thinks it will do very well.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$28.160
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 9.74%.) Bond due 2012. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
Royal Bank (RY-T)
January 26, 2010
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 9.74%.) Bond due 2012. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$53.370
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 13.58%.) 5.19% bond due 2014. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 13.58%.) 5.19% bond due 2014. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$42.900
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 26, 2010
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 16.47%.) 4.98% Bond due 2015 and yielding about 5%. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
(A Top Pick March 2/09. Up 16.47%.) 4.98% Bond due 2015 and yielding about 5%. No longer owns as he changed firms but still likes.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$34.500
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
January 26, 2010
C19 9.976% due June 2018 Bond. Have done very well through 2009 with the narrowing spread. Thinks there is a little bit more spread narrowing to go on.
C19 9.976% due June 2018 Bond. Have done very well through 2009 with the narrowing spread. Thinks there is a little bit more spread narrowing to go on.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$64.500
Owned
Yes