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Nine highly profitable TSX-listed companies that appear undervalued

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Benjamin Graham, the famed value investor, said the market is a weighing machine in the long run, but a voting machine in the short run. At times, it puts a bargain price on outstanding stocks, but only temporarily.<p>To test his observation, I went looking for highly …

Three top stock picks from ScotiaMcLeod’s Mike Newton

<i>Mike Newton is portfolio manager and director at ScotiaMcLeod. His focus is North American large caps and ETFs.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Garmin</b><p>Wall Street thinks Garmin is a technology has-been. But that couldn't be further from the truth for this S&P 500 member. Yes, the auto and mobile market may be smaller, but …

Six dividend stocks to weather rising rates

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>The Fed's going to taper. The Fed's not going to taper – at least not immediately.<p>Last week's flip-flop by the U.S. Federal Reserve may have brought some …

Value of BlackBerry’s patents at mercy of changing technology

Like its once-popular smartphones, BlackBerry Ltd.'s arsenal of patents is at risk of being eclipsed by the fast-changing wireless industry.<p>BlackBerry's patent portfolio is one of the most diverse in the technology industry and is possibly the company's most valuable asset. Sifting through its …

Aeroplan confusion rankles customers

One of the more high-handed moves in high finance this year has to be the deal worked out by two banks and the parent of the Aeroplan loyalty reward program.<p>After months of negotiations, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Aimia Inc. have a plan for dividing up the market …

Just who would buy BlackBerry debt?

Would you buy a BlackBerry Ltd. bond, taking the risk that the company won't be there to repay you in three or five or 10 years?<p>Just who exactly would be willing to strap on that trade is the chief question facing the banks who are being asked to lend money to Fairfax Financial Holdings and its …