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General Market Comment 

February 8, 2019

Market Outlook He thinks the US dollar is going to go a lot higher. The 2018 returns of Canadian investors benefited by about 7-8% he thinks, if you invested in US holdings. On US equities, he is cautious right now. After the big decline in December, he thinks it is a precursor of what is yet to come. 2019 will be a year of the Central Banks, who will have to maneuver to keep things going. This will make the equity market fraught with explosions and collapses. Last year the Trump tax incentive lead to massive earnings increases and he wonders how that can be followed.
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Market Outlook He thinks the US dollar is going to go a lot higher. The 2018 returns of Canadian investors benefited by about 7-8% he thinks, if you invested in US holdings. On US equities, he is cautious right now. After the big decline in December, he thinks it is a precursor of what is yet to come. 2019 will be a year of the Central Banks, who will have to maneuver to keep things going. This will make the equity market fraught with explosions and collapses. Last year the Trump tax incentive lead to massive earnings increases and he wonders how that can be followed.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Amazon.com(AMZN-Q) 

February 8, 2019

He would love to see it pullback to about $1369 to become a buyer. He thinks there will be plenty of opportunity to buy it this year. Explicit photos aside.
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He would love to see it pullback to about $1369 to become a buyer. He thinks there will be plenty of opportunity to buy it this year. Explicit photos aside.
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COMMENT
CGI Group (A)(GIB.A-T) 

February 8, 2019

CGI vs Open Text? He would like to own both of these. Having some growth in your portfolio is good -- especially if the economy is going to slow. He likes the yield of Open Text. He likes the predictably of earnings with CGI, so slightly favours it.
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CGI vs Open Text? He would like to own both of these. Having some growth in your portfolio is good -- especially if the economy is going to slow. He likes the yield of Open Text. He likes the predictably of earnings with CGI, so slightly favours it.
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Open Text(OTEX-T) 

February 8, 2019

CGI vs Open Text? He would like to own both of these. Having some growth in your portfolio is good -- especially if the economy is going to slow. He likes the yield of Open Text. He likes the predictably of earnings with CGI, so slightly favours it.
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CGI vs Open Text? He would like to own both of these. Having some growth in your portfolio is good -- especially if the economy is going to slow. He likes the yield of Open Text. He likes the predictably of earnings with CGI, so slightly favours it.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Visa Inc.(V-N) 

February 8, 2019

He thinks the stock will retrace to about $126, where he would be a buyer again. He would be "willing to go into war" with this stock. Although it is trading sideways, he would buy more on a pullback.
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He thinks the stock will retrace to about $126, where he would be a buyer again. He would be "willing to go into war" with this stock. Although it is trading sideways, he would buy more on a pullback.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Enbridge(ENB-T) 

February 8, 2019

He is cool on them right now. Back in December he saw targets around $40. He would love to see a pullback to $32 to buy it.
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He is cool on them right now. Back in December he saw targets around $40. He would love to see a pullback to $32 to buy it.
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WEAK BUY
Suncor Energy Inc(SU-T) 

February 8, 2019

If you hold any energy stock, this is the one. He does own it. He sees about a 36% upside for the stock, so he would be a buyer -- although the would target $36 for an entry.
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If you hold any energy stock, this is the one. He does own it. He sees about a 36% upside for the stock, so he would be a buyer -- although the would target $36 for an entry.
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WEAK BUY
CVS Health Corp(CVS-N) 

February 8, 2019

He sees about a 21% upside and could see it test $85. He would be a weak buy here.
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He sees about a 21% upside and could see it test $85. He would be a weak buy here.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Applied Materials(AMAT-Q) 

February 8, 2019

He would wait to add to any position -- look for it retest the lows of December. It is a cyclical, so you want to make sure you buy them cheap enough. He is in a trader frame of mind, so he would target a buy at $30 and sell at $46.
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He would wait to add to any position -- look for it retest the lows of December. It is a cyclical, so you want to make sure you buy them cheap enough. He is in a trader frame of mind, so he would target a buy at $30 and sell at $46.
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COMMENT
Metlife(MET-N) 

February 8, 2019

Insurance companies are trading below their lower benchmarks -- making him think there are issues with their balance sheets especially in a deflationary recession environment. This could lead to lower short term rates, which could impair their earnings. He would be cautious going forward for all insurance companies.
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Insurance companies are trading below their lower benchmarks -- making him think there are issues with their balance sheets especially in a deflationary recession environment. This could lead to lower short term rates, which could impair their earnings. He would be cautious going forward for all insurance companies.
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WEAK BUY
Inter Pipeline(IPL-T) 

February 8, 2019

It is yielding 8.2%. What bothers him is that the $1.71 dividend is well above earnings of $1.54 currently. Why are they paying more than the earnings? This creates negative compounding returns. He sees 35% upside on the stock and would consider a buy at $18. There are a lot of warts that gives him some pause.
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It is yielding 8.2%. What bothers him is that the $1.71 dividend is well above earnings of $1.54 currently. Why are they paying more than the earnings? This creates negative compounding returns. He sees 35% upside on the stock and would consider a buy at $18. There are a lot of warts that gives him some pause.
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PAST TOP PICK
CitiGroup(C-N) 

February 8, 2019

(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
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(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
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PAST TOP PICK
Apple(AAPL-Q) 

February 8, 2019

(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 2%) This is a stock he would "go to war with". He sees about 15% upside from here. He would be a long term buy and hold at $100, otherwise trade it looking to enter at $142.
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(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 2%) This is a stock he would "go to war with". He sees about 15% upside from here. He would be a long term buy and hold at $100, otherwise trade it looking to enter at $142.
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PAST TOP PICK
Cisco(CSCO-Q) 

February 8, 2019

(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Up 17%) Quietly going about its business. He still sees another 28% upside for it. He holds a lot of it and it is doing well.
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(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Up 17%) Quietly going about its business. He still sees another 28% upside for it. He holds a lot of it and it is doing well.
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SELL
Take profit here? He would take profit at these levels. He worries about issues with trade with China. He still sees possibly another 50% upside, but thinks it prudent to take profit here.
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Take profit here? He would take profit at these levels. He worries about issues with trade with China. He still sees possibly another 50% upside, but thinks it prudent to take profit here.
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DON'T BUY
Linamar Corp(LNR-T) 

February 8, 2019

He thinks the market is telling you the car market cycle is coming to an end. The move to electric vehicles and car production not likely ever making new highs worries him. It has about 100% upside in value, but he cautious of the cycle nature. He would be careful.
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He thinks the market is telling you the car market cycle is coming to an end. The move to electric vehicles and car production not likely ever making new highs worries him. It has about 100% upside in value, but he cautious of the cycle nature. He would be careful.
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HOLD
Johnson & Johnson(JNJ-N) 

February 8, 2019

When to exit? He thinks you "go to war" with this stock. He sees 18% upside still for it. He would continue to hold it long term. He might trim some length if it makes a new high.
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When to exit? He thinks you "go to war" with this stock. He sees 18% upside still for it. He would continue to hold it long term. He might trim some length if it makes a new high.
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SELL
He would not touch this with a 10 foot pole. The change in senior management worries him. The recent bullish bounce is a good sell opportunity as he targets only $88 on this. He is wary of the Chinese trade war, which is likely to get worse. If the world grinds down in growth, China will be hit hard.
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He would not touch this with a 10 foot pole. The change in senior management worries him. The recent bullish bounce is a good sell opportunity as he targets only $88 on this. He is wary of the Chinese trade war, which is likely to get worse. If the world grinds down in growth, China will be hit hard.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Waste Connections(WCN-T) 

February 8, 2019

A little over priced. He has a target price of less than $90, so he is cautious. He would prefer a pullback to $80 to add to any holding.
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A little over priced. He has a target price of less than $90, so he is cautious. He would prefer a pullback to $80 to add to any holding.
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SELL
Vermilion Energy Inc(VET-T) 

February 8, 2019

He last time suggested to sell this and continues to worry about the dividend payout being too high. He sees 20% downside from his model valuation. Other than SU-T, he would not touch the Canadian energy sector. Yield 8%
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He last time suggested to sell this and continues to worry about the dividend payout being too high. He sees 20% downside from his model valuation. Other than SU-T, he would not touch the Canadian energy sector. Yield 8%
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Bank of Nova Scotia(BNS-T) 

February 8, 2019

His model suggests a buy at $66, with only about 10% upside from today's price. He would buy on a pullback. Yield 4.7%
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His model suggests a buy at $66, with only about 10% upside from today's price. He would buy on a pullback. Yield 4.7%
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BUY
He sees about 20% upside from here. He would "go to war" with this stock. He would be a buyer here.
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He sees about 20% upside from here. He would "go to war" with this stock. He would be a buyer here.
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SELL
BCE Inc.(BCE-T) 

February 8, 2019

He would take profit here and look to re-enter back around $49. He sees 20% possible downside from here based on his model valuation.
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He would take profit here and look to re-enter back around $49. He sees 20% possible downside from here based on his model valuation.
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TOP PICK
Exxon Mobil(XOM-N) 

February 8, 2019

He loves the value it provides. He would wait for a return to the December lows to enter -- around $66. Yield 4.47% (Analysts’ price target is $83.10)
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He loves the value it provides. He would wait for a return to the December lows to enter -- around $66. Yield 4.47% (Analysts’ price target is $83.10)
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TOP PICK
Pfizer Inc(PFE-N) 

February 8, 2019

He sees about 18% upside and likes the healthcare sector. Yield 3.43% (Analysts’ price target is $45.85)
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He sees about 18% upside and likes the healthcare sector. Yield 3.43% (Analysts’ price target is $45.85)
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TOP PICK
Intel(INTC-Q) 

February 8, 2019

An old-tech play that still has 71% upside. A new CEO can hopefully shake things up. A good place to hide in the semi-conductor space. You can't even see a measurable pullback in its December trading -- really stands out. Yield 2.6% (Analysts’ price target is $53.00)
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An old-tech play that still has 71% upside. A new CEO can hopefully shake things up. A good place to hide in the semi-conductor space. You can't even see a measurable pullback in its December trading -- really stands out. Yield 2.6% (Analysts’ price target is $53.00)
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COMMENT
General Market Comment 

November 2, 2018

He feels the S&P is at fair value and has another 30% of upside. He feels the Canadian dollar has more weakness to come. He expects the Republicans to win more seats in the House during the Mid-Terms, which would cause a substantial rally in the US markets. October has always been a seasonally weak month, so he expects a quick rebound in markets. Autos, consumer discretionary and other sectors have been recently decimated and are great value if the market is able to side step a major recession in 2019. He believes President Trump is correct in going after China as it pertains to the massive trade surplus with the US.
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He feels the S&P is at fair value and has another 30% of upside. He feels the Canadian dollar has more weakness to come. He expects the Republicans to win more seats in the House during the Mid-Terms, which would cause a substantial rally in the US markets. October has always been a seasonally weak month, so he expects a quick rebound in markets. Autos, consumer discretionary and other sectors have been recently decimated and are great value if the market is able to side step a major recession in 2019. He believes President Trump is correct in going after China as it pertains to the massive trade surplus with the US.
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BUY
Cisco(CSCO-Q) 

November 2, 2018

He likes this stock and sees upside to $54.77. It is in his Top 5 of his fund. He thinks block chain is a good opportunity for this company.
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He likes this stock and sees upside to $54.77. It is in his Top 5 of his fund. He thinks block chain is a good opportunity for this company.
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DON'T BUY
Spin Master Corp(TOY-T) 

November 2, 2018

He sees value up to $50.90. Any new toy can be hit or miss and he thinks they have had a few toys go their way, but it is expensive here.
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He sees value up to $50.90. Any new toy can be hit or miss and he thinks they have had a few toys go their way, but it is expensive here.
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SPECULATIVE BUY
Micron Technology(MU-Q) 

November 2, 2018

It is supposed to earn $10.46 per share next year, but the market is only projecting less than $2 per share. About 80% of their sales are into China. He worries about the potential trade war impacts. They have accused their Chinese partner on a project for stealing intellectual property. He would peck away at this, but sees $19 as a possible lower test point. They have a very small position in Micron.

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It is supposed to earn $10.46 per share next year, but the market is only projecting less than $2 per share. About 80% of their sales are into China. He worries about the potential trade war impacts. They have accused their Chinese partner on a project for stealing intellectual property. He would peck away at this, but sees $19 as a possible lower test point. They have a very small position in Micron.

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