Canadian Markets have been trading up since the beginning of the year on optimism for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Alimentation Couche-Tard still makes the list as it kept going up even when markets were falling.
Here are the stocks hitting their 52-week high….
Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.
An ETF that holds short-term bank papers that are hard to buy individually. An alternative to not earning any money in a bank account. The fact that it shot up was a warning that it markets were in trouble.
(A Top Pick Nov 6/14. Down 75%.) One of their key assets is an oil/gas services business, so it has come under a lot of pressure. This is a high risk/high reward situation. Still very much a binary outcome. It is either going to come under a lot of pressure with bankruptcy risks, or the…
(A Top Pick March 2/17, Up 9%) Sold it, but then the stock got too cheap, so he bought it back. He was unhappy with their inability to solve metallurgical problems in Eritrea. The stock sold off because their Serbian deposit won't produce cash for a while. There were alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea.
The operate gold and copper mines in Bulgaria and Namibia. Earnings up 80% YOY, and boast a 9.2% free cash flow yield. Cash flow to grow 74% in 2020 and 17% in 2021. Price-to-cash flow is 5.9x. ROE expected this year is 21%. (Analysts’ price target is $9.23)
They are hands down the best gold company in the world. They have no debt and low cost of production, which is growing. They are a nice size position for him. (Analysts’ price target is $66.70)
It stopped being a silver play a year ago. As they've made acquisitions, they've shifted from South American silver to North American gold. If gold pops, this stock could generate a lot of free cash flow.
(A Top Pick Jan 30/19, Up 85%) They have the market's attention. Later this year there is the decision whether they start up an older mine that has been mothballed for a while.
Quebec area. They have new management. New geophysics has been done. They realize there is a lot more going on in this area. He prefers other operating in the same area. He thinks there is nothing going on on the property MKR-X operates in.
Well-run and financed with good assets, and it's way way oversold. Had a nice new discovery in New Zealand. It seems their political problems in the Phillippines will soon be resolved. This cheap now.
A portfolio of US properties. It also has some interesting properties around the DVP area in Toronto. The CEO is one of the few people that not only knows how to buy, but also how to sell. Thinks that at some point, he will sell the entire company if he can, or bit by bit.
(A Top Pick Feb 12/19, Up 32%) Scotiabank just announced a $13.75 target. Managers own about 10% of shares. There's good industrial rent growth in Toronto and Montreal. Vacancy rates are rock-bottom low.
North West Company (NWC-T) TSE
He used to it own two years ago when its growth stalled. They operate in the extreme north so enjoy a retail monopoly, even insulated from e-commerce. So, they're stable. But they struggle to integrate an airline they bought. It yields 4%, which is safe, but he doesn't see stock price appreciation.
Doesn't own, but ranks decently in his screening. Recovered from March selloff. Some growth long term, at 20x PE, so he likes it. But for a 5-10 year move, look at some of the communication or tech companies. Likes it in general, but has been meandering sideways for the last year. Look for a breakout…
It is a greener form of cement. They use a lighter form of concrete to be a base, instead of Styrofoam. The product is fairly new but well received so far. They will probably look at making acquisitions.
He is always very suspicious of a company with all of its assets in the US that lists on a Canadian exchange. Medical facilities in the US are a different market from the Canadian one. We've seen similar companies in the US where it didn't end well.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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