Is The Largest Oil Transporter Going Renewable?

With Enbridge reporting on 2013 next week, our analysts want an update on a few pipeline projects and the possibility of more renewable energy production assets.

Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12AM
Oil Pipeline

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Enbridge, (NYSE:ENB) ranks highly as a transporter of oil and other liquids in the United States and Canada. With a lot of pipelines projects on the docket, our analysts are interested in decisions expected from the Canadian government in the next six months. Surprisingly, though, Enbridge has a renewable power portfolio with generation capabilities to power 600,000 homes. Will this portion of the business grow? Check our short clip below for more Enbridge and why one of our analysts likes Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) a bit more.

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This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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