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December 21, 2016

He owns nothing in the sector. The nice thing about this is that it is diverse across the spectrum. It has the television as well as the mobile as well as the land lines. He would be more interested in this as a trade, as there are headwinds in the long-term.

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BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
December 21, 2016

He owns nothing in the sector. The nice thing about this is that it is diverse across the spectrum. It has the television as well as the mobile as well as the land lines. He would be more interested in this as a trade, as there are headwinds in the long-term.

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TOP PICK
December 21, 2016

A hardware company focusing on memory. Just completed a takeover of their competition Sandisk in May, so they are a sort of the “go to” company now. They have a great customer base including Alphabet, Apple, Walmart. As we use the Cloud more and more, this company is a great beneficiary. Dividend yield of 2.89%. (Analysts’ price target is $77.96.)

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Western Digital (WDC-Q)
December 21, 2016

A hardware company focusing on memory. Just completed a takeover of their competition Sandisk in May, so they are a sort of the “go to” company now. They have a great customer base including Alphabet, Apple, Walmart. As we use the Cloud more and more, this company is a great beneficiary. Dividend yield of 2.89%. (Analysts’ price target is $77.96.)

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December 21, 2016

This has a reasonable yield, and he was looking for situation that had enough yield but with enough growth to give something extra. It has a very low decline rate, which means they don’t have to pump a lot of capital in the ground to keep their decline rate going. They are very good operators. It has an immaculate balance sheet, with very low debt. If the price of crude goes up even $5-$10, they will be big beneficiaries. Also the market cap is under $1 billion. When it gets to $1 billion, a lot of funds will buy it, giving it an extra kick. Dividend yield of 4.11%. (Analysts’ price target is $11.83.)

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Cardinal Energy Ltd (CJ-T)
December 21, 2016

This has a reasonable yield, and he was looking for situation that had enough yield but with enough growth to give something extra. It has a very low decline rate, which means they don’t have to pump a lot of capital in the ground to keep their decline rate going. They are very good operators. It has an immaculate balance sheet, with very low debt. If the price of crude goes up even $5-$10, they will be big beneficiaries. Also the market cap is under $1 billion. When it gets to $1 billion, a lot of funds will buy it, giving it an extra kick. Dividend yield of 4.11%. (Analysts’ price target is $11.83.)

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TOP PICK
December 21, 2016

This keeps looking better and better. It is at the front end of technology in the European banking system. They got caught in the rigmarole of 2008, and had to borrow money from the Dutch government. They quickly liquidated in Canada and the US and paid the Dutch government back, and excelled on their new technology platform and are able to deliver costs much cheaper than the other European banks. Thinks it will be the leader in Europe. Dividend yield of 4.77%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.89.)

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ING Groep NV (ING-N)
December 21, 2016

This keeps looking better and better. It is at the front end of technology in the European banking system. They got caught in the rigmarole of 2008, and had to borrow money from the Dutch government. They quickly liquidated in Canada and the US and paid the Dutch government back, and excelled on their new technology platform and are able to deliver costs much cheaper than the other European banks. Thinks it will be the leader in Europe. Dividend yield of 4.77%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.89.)

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DON'T BUY
December 21, 2016

This is in a major transition. They have gone from being a hardware company, trying to be a software company and still not earnings positive yet. These transformations can take years. The autonomous vehicle sector is going to be an extremely competitive field going forward. Whether this ends up being one of the dominant players is going to be a guessing game at this point. Not sure he would consider this as an investment, because you can’t analyse what is going to happen going forward. It is more speculation.

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BlackBerry (BB-T)
December 21, 2016

This is in a major transition. They have gone from being a hardware company, trying to be a software company and still not earnings positive yet. These transformations can take years. The autonomous vehicle sector is going to be an extremely competitive field going forward. Whether this ends up being one of the dominant players is going to be a guessing game at this point. Not sure he would consider this as an investment, because you can’t analyse what is going to happen going forward. It is more speculation.

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December 21, 2016

SNC-Lavalin (SNC-T) or Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP.UN-T)?Infrastructure stocks have been particularly strong lately, and a lot of that has come post the Trump victory and expectations that there is going to be more spending, etc. Things have gone up a little too fast, so he would be a little wary of stepping into these at this point in time. He prefers Aecon (ARE-T) whose valuation seems to be a little better in terms of what he can expect to earn over the next few years.

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SNC-Lavalin (SNC-T) or Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP.UN-T)?Infrastructure stocks have been particularly strong lately, and a lot of that has come post the Trump victory and expectations that there is going to be more spending, etc. Things have gone up a little too fast, so he would be a little wary of stepping into these at this point in time. He prefers Aecon (ARE-T) whose valuation seems to be a little better in terms of what he can expect to earn over the next few years.

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December 21, 2016

SNC-Lavalin (SNC-T) or Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP.UN-T)?Infrastructure stocks have been particularly strong lately, and a lot of that has come post the Trump victory and expectations that there is going to be more spending, etc. Things have gone up a little too fast, so he would be a little wary of stepping into these at this point in time. He prefers Aecon (ARE-T) whose valuation seems to be a little better in terms of what he can expect to earn over the next few years.

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SNC-Lavalin (SNC-T) or Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP.UN-T)?Infrastructure stocks have been particularly strong lately, and a lot of that has come post the Trump victory and expectations that there is going to be more spending, etc. Things have gone up a little too fast, so he would be a little wary of stepping into these at this point in time. He prefers Aecon (ARE-T) whose valuation seems to be a little better in terms of what he can expect to earn over the next few years.