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Markets. Real assets such as Agriculture, Real Estate, Collectibles, Commodities, and infrastructure are at their cheapest relative to financial assets since the late 1920s. When you look at some of the metrics on some of these you see monetary policy. They prop up financial assets. Emerging market real estate is really quite cheap. Depending upon the type of real estate, there are different kinds of metrics. Student housing, for example, looks cheap in Latin America but in the US it looks expensive. People are going into Britain and buying real estate. Companies that export outside of the UK are doing quite well.

Unknown
DON'T BUY

Financial services. If you look at their ability to manage their rate exposure, they can’t manage it in Europe with negative interest rates.

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COMMENT

It is a comparable to DE-N. It has a nice chart, nice dividend and nice growth. It is more of a growth play than DE-N, which is more of a value play.

machinery
DON'T BUY

AGU-T vs. POT-T. How much are the stocks going to be worth after the merger? A lot of the value has been squeezed out of the play. POT-T is more of a deep value play. POT-T will give you a little bit better yield and is his preferred.

chemicals
WEAK BUY

AGU-T vs. POT-T. How much are the stocks going to be worth after the merger? A lot of the value has been squeezed out of the play. POT-T is more of a deep value play. POT-T will give you a little bit better yield and is his preferred.

integrated mines
BUY

It is a regulatory risk when you look at the softwood lumber agreement. You will see more softness in these stocks. Take a long look at prices and charts, but accumulate positions because they are not making any more trees.

west coast forestry
HOLD

It is an infrastructure spending play. If you took a profit at this juncture you may be a bit early. The planning phase takes years for one of these projects. Infrastructure spending comes from fiscal stimulus. There is going to be more infrastructure spending and more projects. There will be a longer term need for these companies. This stock has troughed out, but you could make more in the future.

Business Services
BUY

It has an implicit value of $20 per share so there is significant upside. He would not cut losses at this juncture. There is not that much more downside. It is an opportunity.

west coast forestry
DON'T BUY

AGU-T vs. ADM-N. AGU-T has the merger firmly baked into the stock. ADM-T is well positioned with good commodity exposure and from here has a good 15-20% upside in the stock. They don’t use opportunistic hedges, but have a commodities trading desk and lock in some of their contracts.

chemicals
BUY

AGU-T vs. ADM-N. AGU-T has the merger firmly baked into the stock. ADM-T is well positioned with good commodity exposure and from here has a good 15-20% upside in the stock. They don’t use opportunistic hedges but have a commodities trading desk and lock in some of their contracts.

food processing
PAST TOP PICK

(Top Pick Jul 2/14, Down 21.54%) You look at the correction in oil hitting harder than expected and then you look at the yield and the outlook for energy. This would be a good value play where you get paid to wait.

gas pipelines
PAST TOP PICK

(Top Pick Jul 2/14, Up 70.22%) The healthy eating trends yields $200 billion of capital flowing into organic and healthy eating foods. There is 60-70% margins on organic milk. It is really a growth story.

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PAST TOP PICK

(Top Pick Jul 2/14, Up 2.98%) They have been suffering from the strong dollar. In the future you will see better comps and better balance sheet strength. You are starting to see slow growth.

paper products / business forms
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Investing in US Companies. Short term currency risks are the fastest way to lose money. Be very careful round currency risk. There is more currency risk and uncertainty to come. Look for a fund that manages currency risk for you.

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WEAK BUY

If you are looking for a company in the design and engineering space, this one can benefit. They have not experienced the benefit in the last 3 to 5 years. You could look at utilities in the shorter term. It is one of the leading companies out there and there is nothing questionable about the balance sheet. It is not the top idea in the portfolio, however.

contractors
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