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Stock Opinions by Christine Horoyski

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How the governments rescued the global credit crisis has come home to roust as sovereign debt problems. This will be a test of the market’s willingness to assume risk. The risk appetite in Canada has returned to the bond market. Spreads are approaching near normal conditions.
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SELL
Zero to negative total return this year expected.
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Canadian Banks. For some banks, the common is actually higher than the bond, which concerns her – is there a dividend cut coming (unlikely). It’s a case of how profitable the US banks will be with the new rules.
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Bond fund managers are looking to avoid those parts of the yield curve that will be hurt the worst with the anticipated interest rate increases.
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TOP PICK
Morgan Staley senior 2/23/2017, 4.9%. Almost 2% more than equivalent Canadian bond. They are a leader in the financial services market. Changes in the financial industry will actually be helpful to bond holders.
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Rates are rising in 10-year gov’t of Canada bonds. She likes the 7-10 year range. Corporate bonds offer 1-2% above these. A bond portfolio will look like the yield of the portfolio at the end of the year [I think she means no capital gain/loss]. Short-term bonds will likely decline.
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TOP PICK
GTAA 4.85% 6/1/2017. An infrastructure bond. They are not-for-profit and pass costs on to the airlines. This issue should see an improvement in their revenues if you believe the economy is bottoming and starting to improve.
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BUY
Passive ETF. It is the broad corporate universe. More interest-rate sensitivity, but higher yield.
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BUY
Passive ETF. Laddered 1-5 year bonds, equally. Lower yield and less interest rate sensitivity.
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PAST TOP PICK
(Top Pick Apr 13/09, Up 8.4%) Wells Fargo 4.45% maturing Feb 28/11. Achieved the returns she expected and sold them.
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PAST TOP PICK
(Top Pick Apr 13/09, Up 30.5%) Bank of Montreal Capital Trust 10.221% maturing Dec 31/18.
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PAST TOP PICK
(Top Pick Apr 13/09, Up 9.4%) Government of Canada Real Return Bonds. 4% maturing Dec 1/31. . Achieved the returns she expected and sold them.
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TOP PICK
This is down the risk spectrum so you get paid for taking on the risk (8-9%). This has a shorter term to maturity. They do not withhold tax. It’s an attractive asset space.
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COMMENT
An active portfolio manager. (She is also an active portfolio manager so this is her competition. Why not deal with her instead? Bill.)
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DON'T BUY
An ETF that is designed to track the index of the US high yield market. The yield is anywhere from 9% to 10%. There is also currency risk attached to this because it is in US$. You have interest rate volatility and credit risk associated with it along with a currency risk. You are better off with a very strong fixed income active manager.
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