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Like Printing Money

“It needs to be painful for people to switch,” says John Kittell with barely disguised glee. He’d never wish a moment’s pain on his customers, but he’s come to realize over the past six years that when his phone rings, it’s usually because someone’s seriously stressed out. He says his customers come to him when they’re frustrated, panicked and need help. What does he give them? Relief, in cheque form. >

The Outlook: Still Sizzling

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America’s Bull Market

To many Albertans, Americans showed their true trading colours in the wake of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak here, blocking access to Canadian producers’ dominant market and crippling the industry. When the chips were down, their response seemed to have less to do with trade rules than protecting their own.
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The Power of the Future

Now that we've realized there isn't an endless supply of oil and gas, it's time to consider alternative fuel sources >

Energy Boost

Oil and gas stocks moved up in a big way last year, propping up Canada's public markets >

Top 25 Oil & Gas Performers

Rank Top 100 Company Price* 1-Year Market Return
1 2 Pan Orient Energy Corp. $3.90 2129%
2 3 Aloak Corp. $0.26 1600%
3 4 Enterprise Oil Limited $2.19 1227%
4 5 Pemberton Energy Ltd. $0.50 1011%
5 7 Wavefront Energy & Environmental Services $2.82 683%
6 8 Petroflow Energy Ltd. $3.88 606%
7 9 Culane Energy Corp. $4.90 571%
8 10 Norex Exploration Services Inc. $2.25 562%
9 11 Connacher Oil and Gas Limited $4.71 496%
10 13 Consolidated Beacon Resources Ltd. $0.43 406%
11 15 Eagle Rock Exploration Ltd. $0.51 386%
12 22 Javelin Energy Inc. $2.25 302%
13 23 PanWestern Energy Inc. $0.80 300%
14 25 Genoil Inc. $1.48 280%
15 26 Stealth Ventures Ltd. $1.99 276%
16 27 Find Energy Ltd. $11.87 273%
17 29 UTS Energy Corporation $7.45 265%
18 30 Galleon Energy Inc. $36.50 263%
19 31 Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. $13.90 257%
20 36 Contact Exploration Inc. $1.55 244%
21 37 Spitfire Energy Ltd. $1.20 243%
22 43 Questerre Energy $0.88 214%
23 44 Landmark Oil & Gas Corp. $0.75 200%
24 45 Paramount Resources $44.95 199%
25 50 Petro Fields Industries Inc. $1.25 184%
* As of April 14,2006

Top 100 Stock Performers in Alberta

     

MARKET RETURN

Rank Company Symbol/
Exchange
Latest
Price
1-Year
Return %
3-Year
Return %
5-Year
Return %
Industry
1 Cordy Oilfield Services Inc. CKK-X $5.48 5,989 8,331 1,018 Oil & Gas Service
2 Pan Orient Energy Corp. POE-X $3.90 2,129 1,200 1,850 Oil & Gas
3 Aloak Corp. AOK-X $0.26 1,600 2,450 410 Oil & Gas
4 Enterprise Oil Limted EON-X $2.19 1,227 Oil & Gas
5 Pemberton Energy Ltd. PBT-X $0.50 1,011 456 213 Oil & Gas
6 CSM Systems Corp. CKX-X $0.60 991 757 Industrial
7 Wavefront Energy & Env’l Services Inc. WEE-X $2.82 683 1,511 2,407 Oil & Gas
8 Petroflow Energy Ltd. PEF-X $3.88 606 870 547 Oil & Gas
9 Culane Energy Corp. CLN-X $4.90 571 3,167 104 Oil & Gas
10 Norex Exploration Services Inc. NRX-X $2.25 562 350 73 Oil & Gas
11 Connacher Oil and Gas Limited CLL-T $4.71 496 995 1,784 Oil & Gas
12 Sparta Capital Ltd. SAY-X $0.62 491 675 675 Industrial
13 Consolidated Beacon Resources Ltd. KBC-X $0.43 406 2,050 72 Oil & Gas
14 Divestco Inc. DVT-X $6.25 392 Industrial
15 Eagle Rock Exploration Ltd. ERX-X $0.51 386 Oil & Gas
16 Alhambra Resources Ltd. ALH-X $2.15 373 514 975 Mining
17 Firestone Ventures Inc. FV-X $0.66 371 230 200 Mining
18 Gemini Corporation GKX-X $2.15 357 1,436 1,554 Oil & Gas Service
19 Brilliant Mining Corp. BMC-X $0.90 350 1,400 Mining
20 Vitreous Capital Inc. VCI-X $1.56 346 290 1,014 Industrial
21 Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. BMD-X $9.14 303 2,947 1,306 Mining
22 Javelin Energy Inc. JAV-X $2.25 302 369 Oil & Gas
23 PanWestern Energy Inc. PW-X $0.80 300 Oil & Gas
24 Central Alberta Well Services Inc. CWC-X $1.99 298 42 -34 Oil & Gas Service
25 Genoil Inc. GNO-X $1.48 280 1,133 1,544 Oil & Gas
26 Stealth Ventures Ltd. SLV-X $1.99 276 1,890 298 Oil & Gas
27 Find Energy Ltd. FE-T $11.87 273 278 190 Oil & Gas
28 Flukong Enterprise Inc. FLG-X $0.22 267 450 340 Industrial
29 UTS Energy Corporation UTS-T $7.45 265 2,029 323 Oil & Gas
30 Galleon Energy Inc. GO.A-T $36.50 263 Oil & Gas
31 Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. PBG-T $13.90 257 328 479 Oil & Gas
32 World Point Terminals Inc. WPO-T $15.95 254 609 786 Industrial
33 Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. WZL-T $2.60 251 348 76 Oil & Gas Service
34 Baden Technologies Inc. BDZ-X $0.35 250 94 -5 Oil & Gas Service
35 Landis Mining Corporation LIS-X $0.35 250 169 40 Mining
36 Contact Exploration Inc. CEX-X $1.55 244 288 1,450 Oil & Gas
37 Spitfire Energy Ltd. SEL-X $1.20 243 300 Oil & Gas
38 NewNorth Projects Ltd. NNP-X $1.35 238 194 Industrial
39 Millstream Mines Ltd. MLM-X $0.19 236 270 270 Mining
40 Celtic Minerals Ltd. CME-X $0.77 235 71 381 Mining
41 Western Lakota Energy Services Inc. WLE-T $17.86 227 1,274 2,381 Oil & Gas Service
42 Digger Resources Inc. DIG-X $3.20 220 870 482 Mining
43 Questerre Energy QEC-T $0.88 214 Oil & Gas
44 Landmark Oil & Gas Corp. LMK-X $0.75 200 400 Oil & Gas
45 Paramount Resources POU-T $44.95 199 Oil & Gas
46 Bandera Gold Ltd. BGL-X $0.70 198 218 2,233 Mining
47 Collicutt Energy Services Ltd. COH-T $6.50 189 123 12 Oil & Gas Service
48 CE Franklin Ltd. CFT-T $18.38 187 469 225 Oil & Gas Service
49 Melcor Developments Ltd. MRD-T $192.50 185 401 711 Industrial
50 Petro Field Industries Inc. PF-X $1.25 184 862 733 Oil & Gas
51 Sola Resource Corp. SL-X $0.70 180 367 900 Mining
52 King Energy KNG-X $1.23 173 720 624 Oil & Gas
53 Dalmac Energy Inc. DAL-X $1.50 173 Oil & Gas
54 NQL Energy Services Inc. NQL-T $6.95 172 106 -27 Oil & Gas Service
55 Micrex Development Corp. MIX-X $0.45 165 29 25 Mining
56 Sharon Energy Ltd. SHY-X $0.67 163 123 272 Oil & Gas
57 Bow Valley Energy Ltd. BVX-T $5.90 162 174 392 Oil & Gas
58 Rich Minerals Corporation RMC-X $0.17 162 240 325 Mining
59 Hyduke Energy Services Inc. HYD-X $3.22 160 1,050 283 Oil & Gas Service
60 Genesis Land Development Corp. GDC-T $5.65 159 176 966 Industrial
61 Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd. IDL-T $5.01 157 1,013 73 Technology
62 Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. PER-X $1.15 153 597 109 Oil & Gas
63 Cruiser Oil & Gas Ltd. COG-X $0.20 150 5 Oil & Gas
64 Mindoro Resources Ltd. MIO-X $0.75 150 213 317 Mining
65 Softrock Minerals Ltd. SFT-X $0.15 150 200 275 Oil & Gas
66 Proprietary Industries Inc. PPI-T $1.65 146 180 -48 Industrial
67 Champion Bear Resources Ltd. CBA-X $1.28 146 17 60 Mining
68 Anglo Minerals Ltd. ALM-X $0.65 141 1,525 442 Mining
69 PFB Corporation PFB-T $12.75 141 155 305 Industrial
70 PetroGlobe Inc. PGB-X $1.85 131 640 825 Oil & Gas
71 Leader Energy Services Ltd. LEE-X $3.90 127 Oil & Gas Service
72 Heritage Oil Corporation HOC-T $16.35 126 529 1,322 Oil & Gas
73 Planet Organic Health Corp. POH-X $2.48 126 335 892 Industrial
74 The Westaim Corporation WED-T $6.94 125 213 -25 Industrial
75 Nexen Inc. NXY-T $67.98 123 350 279 Oil & Gas
76 Trican Well Service Ltd. TCW-T $53.36 122 743 910 Oil & Gas Service
77 Canadian Natural Resources Limited CNQ-T $69.14 121 479 501 Oil & Gas
78 Destiny Resource Services Corp. DSC-T $10.07 121 551 152 Oil & Gas Service
79 Drake Pacific Enterprises Ltd. DPE-X $1.15 121 1,050 283 Oil & Gas
80 Poly-Pacific International Inc. PMB-X $0.12 118 -33 -40 Industrial
81 Enerchem International Inc. ECH-T $5.45 118 57 63 Industrial
82 RSX Energy Inc. RSX-X $3.80 117 407 4,122 Oil & Gas
83 Ais Resources AIS-X $0.34 116 123 -85 Oil & Gas
84 Grey Wolf Exploration Inc. GWE-T $5.73 115 Oil & Gas
85 Avery Resources Inc. ARY-X $0.84 115 140 -48 Oil & Gas
86 Tesco Corporation TEO-T $24.21 114 79 42 Oil & Gas Service
87 Algonquin Oil & Gas Ltd. AQX-X $0.15 114 25 -57 Oil & Gas
88 Suncor Energy Inc. SU-T $95.50 114 294 347 Oil & Gas
89 Copper Fox Metals Inc. CUU-X $0.62 114 Mining
90 CYGAM Energy Inc. CYG-X $0.85 114 400 305 Oil & Gas
91 Berens Energy Ltd. BEN-T $2.67 110 685 1,013 Oil & Gas
92 GFI Oil and Gas Corporation GFI-X $1.05 110 708 425 Oil & Gas
93 IROC Systems Corp. ISC-X $3.94 110 776 294 Industrial
94 Husky Energy Inc. HSE-T $73.70 108 372 434 Oil & Gas
95 Indicator Minerals Inc. IME-X $0.54 108 238 Mining
96 The Churchill Corporation CUQ-T $4.13 107 53 92 Oil & Gas
97 Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc. LTI-X $0.35 106 Technology
98 Western Oil Sands Inc. WTO-T $36.75 105 350 666 Oil & Gas
99 Flint Energy Services Ltd. FES-T $54.00 104 157 Oil & Gas Service
100 Tiger-Cat Energy Ltd. TCE-X $0.63 103 Oil & Gas

Sector Success

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A Tale of Two Real Estate Booms

A few words to the wise on investing in real estate

Two booms ago, I was a fresh-faced staff writer for Alberta Report magazine. Since I knew very little about business, I was assigned a cover story on Calgary’s housing boom.
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