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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 10, 2016

(A Top Pick July 28/15. Up 2.38%.) These picks were based on survivability, not a growth. Sold his holdings last fall. This is a high-quality company and a great time to own it, plus you get the dividend.

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(A Top Pick July 28/15. Up 2.38%.) These picks were based on survivability, not a growth. Sold his holdings last fall. This is a high-quality company and a great time to own it, plus you get the dividend.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 10, 2016

(A Top Pick July 28/15. Up 5.82%.) These picks were based on survivability, not a growth. He still likes this and thinks it is really making money and reinvesting at a great rate of return. 3.4% dividend yield.

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(A Top Pick July 28/15. Up 5.82%.) These picks were based on survivability, not a growth. He still likes this and thinks it is really making money and reinvesting at a great rate of return. 3.4% dividend yield.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 10, 2016

On uranium, once you get to a $100 million market cap, you had better have a mine. As a speculator in exploration plays, you’d like it to have a $10-$20 million market cap. To take on that amount of risk, you have to double or triple your money.

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On uranium, once you get to a $100 million market cap, you had better have a mine. As a speculator in exploration plays, you’d like it to have a $10-$20 million market cap. To take on that amount of risk, you have to double or triple your money.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 10, 2016

Had owned the 8% bonds for very specific reasons. Cuba is essentially a ringed fence and so is the Manitoba smelter. There was $600 million in debt, and he thought the coal assets in Western Canada were worth $1-$1.5 billion. Bond agencies wouldn’t rate this because they didn’t know how to rate the Cuban risk. He didn’t care about that risk because it was offset by the Western Canadian coal. On the hint the company was going to sell the coal, he got rid of the bonds as fast as he could. You are now exposed to the Cuban issue, which is a wildcard. Madagascar, depending on the nickel price, might never make money.

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Had owned the 8% bonds for very specific reasons. Cuba is essentially a ringed fence and so is the Manitoba smelter. There was $600 million in debt, and he thought the coal assets in Western Canada were worth $1-$1.5 billion. Bond agencies wouldn’t rate this because they didn’t know how to rate the Cuban risk. He didn’t care about that risk because it was offset by the Western Canadian coal. On the hint the company was going to sell the coal, he got rid of the bonds as fast as he could. You are now exposed to the Cuban issue, which is a wildcard. Madagascar, depending on the nickel price, might never make money.

SELL
SELL
May 10, 2016

When a company falls like this one, his experience has been that you just tear the Band-Aid off. You have to ask yourself what is the energy environment today and what are the companies that are doing well. This is pure heavy oil in Western Canada. Depending on the new normal commodity price, heavy oil might just come out too low.

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When a company falls like this one, his experience has been that you just tear the Band-Aid off. You have to ask yourself what is the energy environment today and what are the companies that are doing well. This is pure heavy oil in Western Canada. Depending on the new normal commodity price, heavy oil might just come out too low.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 10, 2016

Used to own this. When valuations got a little excessive, he sold it and that was a mistake. This is high margin, because they sell a light oil product. They make more money than any other company in Western Canada, basically on the margin side. They are doing an incredible job, and don’t seem to be running out of things to do them.

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Used to own this. When valuations got a little excessive, he sold it and that was a mistake. This is high margin, because they sell a light oil product. They make more money than any other company in Western Canada, basically on the margin side. They are doing an incredible job, and don’t seem to be running out of things to do them.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 10, 2016

Potential nickel and chromium in Northern Ontario. Chromium is a lesser metal in a really small market. The oil market is enormous, copper market is huge, and once you start getting into these other things, it can become obscure really quickly. This one is really all about infrastructure, and it all makes sense, but nothing seems to be happening.

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Potential nickel and chromium in Northern Ontario. Chromium is a lesser metal in a really small market. The oil market is enormous, copper market is huge, and once you start getting into these other things, it can become obscure really quickly. This one is really all about infrastructure, and it all makes sense, but nothing seems to be happening.