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December 6, 2017

Sold his holdings at around $160 in October. The story hasn’t changed, he still likes it, and is looking for an entry point. Any time you see a stock appreciate 50% in a year, it is ripe for some sort of correction and pull back. This is a name that is going to do very well in a portfolio in the long-term. If you are a “buy and hold”, you could buy it and hold for the long-term, but if you are a little more tactical, buying it on a dip is a better way to make money.

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Apple (AAPL-Q)
December 6, 2017

Sold his holdings at around $160 in October. The story hasn’t changed, he still likes it, and is looking for an entry point. Any time you see a stock appreciate 50% in a year, it is ripe for some sort of correction and pull back. This is a name that is going to do very well in a portfolio in the long-term. If you are a “buy and hold”, you could buy it and hold for the long-term, but if you are a little more tactical, buying it on a dip is a better way to make money.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 6, 2017

Announced some problems with mortgages resulting in a knee-jerk selloff. This bank is similar to Canadian Western Bank (CWB-T). They are not large compared to the big Canadian banks, so they are not as diverse and don’t have as many revenue lines. They generally have more volatility. The valuation is not that much different from some of the bigger banks, so unless it was sufficiently cheaper, it would not be his first pick.

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Laurentian Bank (LB-T)
December 6, 2017

Announced some problems with mortgages resulting in a knee-jerk selloff. This bank is similar to Canadian Western Bank (CWB-T). They are not large compared to the big Canadian banks, so they are not as diverse and don’t have as many revenue lines. They generally have more volatility. The valuation is not that much different from some of the bigger banks, so unless it was sufficiently cheaper, it would not be his first pick.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 6, 2017

This and Bank of Montréal (BMO-T) are similar in that, year to date they haven’t done much. Trading at somewhat of a discount to the others. He likes this one, but wouldn’t bet the farm on one bank only.

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This and Bank of Montréal (BMO-T) are similar in that, year to date they haven’t done much. Trading at somewhat of a discount to the others. He likes this one, but wouldn’t bet the farm on one bank only.

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COMMENT
December 6, 2017

The world’s largest video game retailer. They’ve done a lot of things well. To combat online gaming, they have a great trade program. If someone is tired of a game, they can take the video to this company, and get credit for the new hot game they want, and that ability is not available online. The challenge is that they are going through a transition of being known as a video game retailer to being a sort of entertainment media outlet, and are doing that in a variety of ways, including getting into selling mobile phones. Expects this will trade at a discount because the market is worried about what it will look like 5 years from now. The balance sheet looks pretty good and pays a juicy dividend of 8%.

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GameStop Corp. (GME-N)
December 6, 2017

The world’s largest video game retailer. They’ve done a lot of things well. To combat online gaming, they have a great trade program. If someone is tired of a game, they can take the video to this company, and get credit for the new hot game they want, and that ability is not available online. The challenge is that they are going through a transition of being known as a video game retailer to being a sort of entertainment media outlet, and are doing that in a variety of ways, including getting into selling mobile phones. Expects this will trade at a discount because the market is worried about what it will look like 5 years from now. The balance sheet looks pretty good and pays a juicy dividend of 8%.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 6, 2017

There is a lot of pressure on carbonated beverages. It’s shrinking year-over-year. This has transitioned away better than Coca-Cola (KO-N) has. More than 50% of revenues comes from non-carbonated beverages. They have over 20 brands that generate over $1 billion a year. He would consider this if it were cheaper. Trading at over 20X Price to Earnings.

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PepsiCo (PEP-Q)
December 6, 2017

There is a lot of pressure on carbonated beverages. It’s shrinking year-over-year. This has transitioned away better than Coca-Cola (KO-N) has. More than 50% of revenues comes from non-carbonated beverages. They have over 20 brands that generate over $1 billion a year. He would consider this if it were cheaper. Trading at over 20X Price to Earnings.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Up 31%.) Historically they’ve been very active in doing acquisitions, and have been buying up all sorts of different businesses. After seeing a meaningful double-digit return and at how many acquisitions they have done and their need to digest them, he wasn’t sure what direction they were heading in, so he locked in his profit. Still likes the name, but is out of it.

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Cisco (CSCO-Q)
December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Up 31%.) Historically they’ve been very active in doing acquisitions, and have been buying up all sorts of different businesses. After seeing a meaningful double-digit return and at how many acquisitions they have done and their need to digest them, he wasn’t sure what direction they were heading in, so he locked in his profit. Still likes the name, but is out of it.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Down 34%.) Had bought this as a deep value play, but the stock went from cheap to cheaper. Sold his holdings at around $55. Today it is trading at around 10X Price to Earnings with a dividend close to 9%.

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DineEquity (DIN-N)
December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Down 34%.) Had bought this as a deep value play, but the stock went from cheap to cheaper. Sold his holdings at around $55. Today it is trading at around 10X Price to Earnings with a dividend close to 9%.