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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 18.88%.) Synthetic Long Position. A play on financials and is still bullish on them. This is synthetically the same as owning the stock, but much more tax advantaged for a Canadian holder.

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 18.88%.) Synthetic Long Position. A play on financials and is still bullish on them. This is synthetically the same as owning the stock, but much more tax advantaged for a Canadian holder.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$23.850
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Down 1.85%.) Synthetic Long Position. A play on financials and is still bullish on them. This is synthetically the same as owning the stock, but much more tax advantaged for a Canadian holder.

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Down 1.85%.) Synthetic Long Position. A play on financials and is still bullish on them. This is synthetically the same as owning the stock, but much more tax advantaged for a Canadian holder.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$43.280
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 31.11%.) Long term January call. This was just a way to leverage a position, and this is still good till next January.

Royal Bank (RY-T)
May 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 31.11%.) Long term January call. This was just a way to leverage a position, and this is still good till next January.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$92.750
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

The issue you should think about when investing in marijuana stocks is legalization, and what comes after that. He thinks the government is going to manage costs and margins very tightly and companies are going to be saddled with enormous regulations.

The issue you should think about when investing in marijuana stocks is legalization, and what comes after that. He thinks the government is going to manage costs and margins very tightly and companies are going to be saddled with enormous regulations.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$9.960
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

One of the issues with the Consumer Discretionary space is what is called the “Amazon affect”, which has had such a major impact on so many retailers. He thinks you are almost better off picking a retailer that has been able to restructure itself and immunize itself as best as possible against Amazon. Coach (COH-N) would be an example. If you can afford it, he would buy Amazon as your starting point and look for a couple of retail companies that you think have an opportunity to continue.

One of the issues with the Consumer Discretionary space is what is called the “Amazon affect”, which has had such a major impact on so many retailers. He thinks you are almost better off picking a retailer that has been able to restructure itself and immunize itself as best as possible against Amazon. Coach (COH-N) would be an example. If you can afford it, he would buy Amazon as your starting point and look for a couple of retail companies that you think have an opportunity to continue.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$89.610
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

Dividend 15 Split Corp. (DFN-T) or Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (DF-T)? Both are Split shares. This one is 15 banks and financial institutions in Canada and the US. You have a capital share which is paying a 16% dividend, which comes back to the unit Holder. You are just getting the capital growth that is coming from the banks. He wouldn’t buy both, because you are looking for either growth or income. He would use one or the other and build that in your portfolio.

Dividend 15 Split Corp. (DFN-T) or Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (DF-T)? Both are Split shares. This one is 15 banks and financial institutions in Canada and the US. You have a capital share which is paying a 16% dividend, which comes back to the unit Holder. You are just getting the capital growth that is coming from the banks. He wouldn’t buy both, because you are looking for either growth or income. He would use one or the other and build that in your portfolio.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$11.000
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

Dividend 15 Split Corp. (DFN-T) or Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (DF-T)? Both are Split shares. The preferred share is the low risk preferred share dividend. He wouldn’t buy both, because you are looking for either growth or income. He would use one or the other and build that in your portfolio.

Dividend 15 Split Corp. (DFN-T) or Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (DF-T)? Both are Split shares. The preferred share is the low risk preferred share dividend. He wouldn’t buy both, because you are looking for either growth or income. He would use one or the other and build that in your portfolio.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$7.930
Owned
Unknown