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….
DEX Short Term Bond ETF. When the bonds mature would the manager of the fund be tempted to tighten up a little? Really depends on the ETF you are purchasing. They pretty much have to stick to their mandate of whether it is short, medium or long bonds.
It doesn’t have a huge range of trading. Yield is okay at about 3%. Short-term pays you less than 1% on an after-tax basis, so this is not a bad place to park your money.
A turn around restructuring story. They took on too much debt originally. They have 6 different businesses, 4 of which they are likely to sell. They have an energy services company, and a demolition company, both of which are doing very well. As they sell them off they can pay down debt and restructure the…
They acquired a copper mine in Serbia. He owned it because it was trading at cash for the longest time. Now it is a development play and he does not like copper that much. He got out, but would not short it.
This was formerly a closed-end fund of junior resources but changed its method of operations and now has two gold projects in Bulgaria and hope to produce as much as 500,000 ounces in 3 years. Also have exposure in several other junior stocks. Cheap.
This has been the best performer in the portfolio. He has taken some money off the table. He expects it to continue to move. Good reserves and good production. A solid name. Yield = 0.35% (Analysts’ price target is $51.22)
(A Top Pick Jan 24/14. Down 11.04%.) He really likes this story. 80% of silver production comes from a by-product from copper mines and from mines that are really shutting down. Pure silver plays are rare. Located in Argentina which is probably why the price has been hurt a little more, but it hasn’t hurt…
(A Top Pick Jan 10/06. Up 60%.) Has completed financing and will have 2 mines in production by the end of the summer.
Cautious on gold but this is one of the better companies. There is negative momentum for the coal space. Buy this and short a basket of junior gold names.
Recent IPO that he did not participate in. He was concerned with some of the tenant concentration and, one building in particular, where there was a head lease on the building which meant that the occupancy and the rents were being guaranteed, even though they were operating at well below what the company considered normalized.…
North West Company (NWC-T) TSE
The business model has always been a really good one. They tend to sell in markets where competition has been more limited and prices high. Looking long term, the structure of those markets might be changing, but they have diversified. They own a number of Giant Tiger stores. They have operations in the Caribbean. He…
Why did it split? He owns this one and it has done well over the long term. He would buy again and it is fairly defensive. The idea of splitting allows smaller investors to get in and that is probably the idea here. He does not think it is a problem they split.
Enterprise network largely for oil/gas companies and suppliers for processing payments, purchase orders and receivables online, which eliminates paper/staffing. Also has connectivity to Blackberry for field work. About $2 million revenue growth but at the turning point of ramping this up.
(A Top Pick Dec 11/17, Up 21%) Pays over 7% dividend. This stock could really go. They own little surgical hospitals and outpatient clinics. They have a deal where doctors own the real estate and manage, while they share in the profits with DR. A very good model
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!