This week we note a nice rebound from the Metro Inc. (MRU) stock. It’s jumping at its 52-week high just 2 months after hitting its 52-week low.
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(Top Pick Jan 29/15, Up 16.82%) A very solid management group. They had problems digesting their acquisitions. He got out earlier in the year and intends to now get back in.
The whole group has gotten cheap, but he sees little growth with this one, not until 2020 with some of their U.S. assets. Boasts a 12% discount in its NAV. It's a yield proxy. There are better REITs, but the current price of this is decent.
Likes this company. Their most recent quarter showed a slight little bit of weakness, and this is mostly because of weather. There might be a bit of an opportunity this year, because this REIT has is some very interesting developments that they have been doing, and another pipeline coming up over the next couple of…
Owns a little. Canadian REITs have bounced off the bottom during the last couple of months, in part because of higher oil prices and higher commodity prices. That has benefited the entire sector. This operates in an area where rents are not regulated.
He favours this REIT. Doesn’t think it is going to cause anyone to jump out of their coffin. You might be fairly bored with it, but it is safe. He immensely favours Morguard (MRC-T) itself.
Which sector should I invest in: banks, REITs or pipelines? Banks. They have an oligopoly, earn steady profits, and have exposure to overseaS markets. But diversify. REITs have been neglected for many years due to exaggerated fears about a retail collapse (that Amazon will devour everyone). Retail REITs are trading below book value but have…
AQN vs NPI Both companies have similar yields -- around 4.9%. He owns both. AQN-T is more US focused. NPI-T is more international. The dividend with AQN-T is paid in US dollars.
An independent power producer. They have about 3000 MW of basically US based, but they do have some projects, primarily wind, in Ontario and Manitoba. Trading very inexpensively. They have the ability through their parent Pattern Energy Group (PEGI-Q) to vend in new development projects, so they don’t sustain development risks. They are 89%-90% contracted…
🛢 Basic Materials
The no. 1 performer on the TSX in 2018, up 85%. They have great mines in Ontario and Australia, both stable areas. They keep increasing production targets: produce 1 million ounces of gold a year by 2021. There's a place for precious metals in your portfolio when we hit the inevitable recession and return to…
This typically does really well from April to July, but once you get into July, it tends to move lower. We are now past the period of seasonal strength. Stay away from this for now. There are other opportunities.
A laddered bond fund can reduce your exposure using shorter durations. The average is about 2.5 years. It reduces your return, but reduces your exposure to rising interest rates. A lot of funds use preferred shares instead of bonds.
Likes this because he can strategically hold his cash in US$s. He is always aware what it costs to do these things. The MER is only a half percent.
All this does is to invest in high interest deposit accounts. It is a constant steady stream of income. He hates recommending cash, but this is essentially a place to park your cash during the summer. You will at least get your 1% annual income.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !