This week’s new 52-week highs… (Jan 2-8)
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.
They have three gold mines around the world. A huge 13.7% free cash flow yield; FCF grew over 200% YOY to $244 million. Sales were up 63% in the recent quarter. Cash flow is expected to grow in 2021 26%, and the ROE to be 26% in the coming year. Gold has momentum, says the…
(A Top Pick Feb 25/21, Up 15.3%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly With the recent completed acquisition by AEM now official, we now consider this position closed. When combined with the previous recommendation to cover half the position, this results in a net investment gain of 22%.
One of the most senior producers of silver. Silver is better than gold, as the bulk of silver production comes from copper mines. Silver just crossed $24, and there's lots of upside. SSRM has a $28 price target. He wants something that will benefit once inflation is realized.
Domestic production is always better than international, especially for an emerging mid-size producer like this one. Gold should have done better in this inflationary environment, but crypto stole its thunder. Gold will continue to be a store of value with steadier growth, especially as world currencies devalue with inflation.
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.
Junior producer. One of the better growth stories. Held up by political risk as to where the mines are located. Market doesn't seem to want to take the extra risk of exotic parts of the world. It could make a ton of money a year from now. For those who look through the risks.
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.
The best way to play the strongest and tightest market in NA, and that's the industrial market, specifically in Montreal. Track record of creating value. Good takeout candidate at some point. Trading at a wide discount to NAV. Yield is 2.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.94)
North West Company (NWC-T) TSE
A safe place to invest--groceries in remote areas of Canada. Stocks are pricey vs. historic multiples, because they are defensive and stable. If you own, hold on or take some profits. Good to hold this in an uncertain world. They're well-managed.
SLF vs. ATD'B ATD is doing very well because oil prices are high. Also, they are on the verge of buying a company. Both add to upside. SLF is the best Canadian insurer, with stable, but slow earnings growth. It will benefit from higher interest rates. Buy and put away and own for the dividend.…
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.
(A Top Pick Aug 25/21, Down 14%) It is in the U.S. and has hit 2X Book Value. It is acting like a tech stock but the demand for surgeries is still there. In general the U.S. healthcare business is an expensive market.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!