Between the Numbers - Earnings: NPI, AQN, INE, CPX, BEP
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A shifting landscape of political allegiances is in the wind, except winds can be fickle. From a Canadian perspective Prime Minister Trudeau and his government are tackling potentially make or break issues for the Canadian economy.
First it was the Canadian government purchase of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, now President Trump is moving aggressively, in his own characteristic style to redefine global trade and to establish allegiances thought impossible only months ago. Managing risks is never without challenges.
Companies need to be financially strong no matter what the issues of the day are. So on a less lofty scale we income-focused investors need to concentrate on at least keeping capital secure, and ideally growing, while earning income along the way. The names covered for this week's earnings updates all come with management guidance forecasting annual rates for dividend increases. Comments this week make suggestions for the basics for interpreting earnings reports and assessing why changes to per share results for both the short and long term are one of the most important pieces of information to focus on when capital security is at least as important as earning income.
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