Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
September 17, 2010
Preferred D series. Redeemable starting in October. Pretty sure this won't get called. One of their perpetuals. Probably trades below its call price of $26. Good holding.
George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
September 17, 2010
Preferred D series. Redeemable starting in October. Pretty sure this won't get called. One of their perpetuals. Probably trades below its call price of $26. Good holding.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$66.250
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
September 17, 2010
Perpetuals that are approaching the purchase price. If rates continue to go up so that yields fall, should they sell? He feels they won't get called. Nice yield that should run for a very long time.
Royal Bank (RY-T)
September 17, 2010
Perpetuals that are approaching the purchase price. If rates continue to go up so that yields fall, should they sell? He feels they won't get called. Nice yield that should run for a very long time.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$54.400
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 17, 2010
Preferred (SLF.PR.D) 4.45%. Current yield at about 5.64%. Next call is next December at $26. Doesn't think it will be called out but if they did you would have a 27% return from here.
Preferred (SLF.PR.D) 4.45%. Current yield at about 5.64%. Next call is next December at $26. Doesn't think it will be called out but if they did you would have a 27% return from here.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$0.010
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 17, 2010
Preferred (PWF.PR.L) 5.1%. Current yield of about 5.69%. Next call is Oct 31/11. If it got called out at $26, you are looking at an almost 20% return but he doesn't think it will get called out.
Power Financial Corp (PWF-T)
September 17, 2010
Preferred (PWF.PR.L) 5.1%. Current yield of about 5.69%. Next call is Oct 31/11. If it got called out at $26, you are looking at an almost 20% return but he doesn't think it will get called out.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$0.010
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 17, 2010
(TRUCS) 4.87% maturing Dec 29/2049. Callable at the end of 2015. Expects the call to be exercised and would have to pay you 19.5 basis points over Government of Canada bond.
(TRUCS) 4.87% maturing Dec 29/2049. Callable at the end of 2015. Expects the call to be exercised and would have to pay you 19.5 basis points over Government of Canada bond.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$103.000
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 17, 2010
(A Top Pick Aug 28/09. Up 8.27%.) 6.1% Series AX Bond yielding 5.5%.
Royal Bank (RY-T)
September 17, 2010
(A Top Pick Aug 28/09. Up 8.27%.) 6.1% Series AX Bond yielding 5.5%.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$54.400
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 17, 2010
(A Top Pick Aug 28/09. Up 8.23%.) 7.25% Series D Bond.
(A Top Pick Aug 28/09. Up 8.23%.) 7.25% Series D Bond.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$27.500
Owned
Yes