Glad you made a mention, was concerned your silence meant displeasure with my postings.
Nothing jumps out at me from the article you posted with which I disagree. However understanding the degree impact and actual way of doing business may allow me being confortable while others might get "rabbity" and want to run.
I use a registered copy of Quotetracker ($60/yr) for my trading platform. It is also available free and fully functional but with a small ads bar across the screen. To that I add Stockwatch data feed for ~$28 US per month which provides US, Cdn, BB and Index realtime quotes. I also use Ameritrade for L2s but they aren't the greatest IMHO.
However, for a great source of data, including distribution % go to this home page:
Great search function for US and Canadian stocks under filter. Build your own watch list which will include distribution % (note all prices will be Cdn UNLESS it says US$ after the stock symbol).
For a quick and dirty or the lazy, LOL, go here for a small cross section INCLUDING some business trusts (at top left of table click, qoutes or finc change or estimate change for different table info):
The above two links are to the free version of Globeinvestor. Also search around for a ROB TV link, it is a live ~6 AM to 8 PM web TV Report on Business show.... can be quite good.
I also have Globeinvestor Gold which is 6 or $8 per month and provides a realtime quote system cheaply. This is a Canadian firm which requires a visa to pay for subscription ... no mastercard accepted. I use them as a news provider only as I prefer my QT w Stockwatch data feed for quotes.
Do note that if asked and I have knowledge of such I will response to specifics including a given stock BUT prefer not discussing specifics in general messages, as I am not attempting to push folks into any certain name RATHER trying to broaden their investing horizons by adding another sector to their repitoire.
Raymond James Equity Research Monthly Digest; click October 2004 for current month. I do not use analysis for nada ... however if you want a convenient feel for the symbols, categories and breadth of the Canadian Trust Market, then this is nice place to start.
I have owned EVDVF since early 2003- bought at $4.11. Schwab reported 03 distributions as qualified but would not report ROC although I furnished press release announcing; claimed that the announcement did not apply to US residents.