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December 15, 2017

Had a position in his model portfolio, and he cut it in half prior to their earnings, because he was a little worried about the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy. This company just skated through that without any problems. Thinks they're going to have a great, great Christmas season. The company just seems to know what they are doing in the toy market. They've executed well, have beaten expectations and the stock is growing big enough now that large funds can buy it. This is so much better than their competitors.

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Spin Master Corp (TOY-T)
December 15, 2017

Had a position in his model portfolio, and he cut it in half prior to their earnings, because he was a little worried about the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy. This company just skated through that without any problems. Thinks they're going to have a great, great Christmas season. The company just seems to know what they are doing in the toy market. They've executed well, have beaten expectations and the stock is growing big enough now that large funds can buy it. This is so much better than their competitors.

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December 15, 2017

Has done a great job in winning municipality bus contracts. The stock really, really ramped up, and then investors paused a little, and said now that you've got the orders, show us you can make money. They've had 2 good quarters in terms of profitability, so they've proven they can take an order and make money off of it. Now it is just a situation of replacing orders they have, growing their backlog and winning new business. A nice little company in the early stages of growth, but it also means that if anything goes wrong, the very, very high expectations will be wrong and the stock will be volatile if there are any problems.

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Has done a great job in winning municipality bus contracts. The stock really, really ramped up, and then investors paused a little, and said now that you've got the orders, show us you can make money. They've had 2 good quarters in terms of profitability, so they've proven they can take an order and make money off of it. Now it is just a situation of replacing orders they have, growing their backlog and winning new business. A nice little company in the early stages of growth, but it also means that if anything goes wrong, the very, very high expectations will be wrong and the stock will be volatile if there are any problems.

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December 15, 2017

A couple of weeks ago they came out with a forecast that was not very good, and the stock got whacked. Management and the family behind it think of this in 50-year cycles. They are taking the short-term pain to have a better future opportunity. However, investors just sold not caring what the strategy was. There is an interesting opportunity here because you are investing in a company that is planning for the future. You need patience though. There is no big rush to buy this, but if you want to buy a metal stock, put it away for 5 years and wait for the cycle, you should do fine. They have a good balance sheet and great management and a good leverage to metals. The new price looks good.

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Lundin Mining Corp. (LUN-T)
December 15, 2017

A couple of weeks ago they came out with a forecast that was not very good, and the stock got whacked. Management and the family behind it think of this in 50-year cycles. They are taking the short-term pain to have a better future opportunity. However, investors just sold not caring what the strategy was. There is an interesting opportunity here because you are investing in a company that is planning for the future. You need patience though. There is no big rush to buy this, but if you want to buy a metal stock, put it away for 5 years and wait for the cycle, you should do fine. They have a good balance sheet and great management and a good leverage to metals. The new price looks good.

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PAST TOP PICK
December 15, 2017

(A Top Pick March 27/17. Up 30%.) They've done some very good acquisitions, but missed their 3rd quarter, and the stock took a big hit. A couple of days later, they made a nice acquisition, and it got back everything it lost and then hit a new high. A nice solid company. Have good contracts and have made great acquisitions and have kept their balance sheet in line. This is a keeper.

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(A Top Pick March 27/17. Up 30%.) They've done some very good acquisitions, but missed their 3rd quarter, and the stock took a big hit. A couple of days later, they made a nice acquisition, and it got back everything it lost and then hit a new high. A nice solid company. Have good contracts and have made great acquisitions and have kept their balance sheet in line. This is a keeper.

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December 15, 2017

(A Top Pick March 27/17. Up 26%.) The key with this company is that they have such a dominant global market share, they can actually influence methanol prices. You have a situation now where natural gas is the feedstock and you have low feedstock prices and a surging global demand. The situation is starting to look really, really quite good. They continue to buy back stock, and the earnings level is really, really spectacular. When methanol prices rise they make a ton of money, buy back stock, and have more leverage on their per share earnings. Has had a really, really good run in the last 2 weeks. If his theme and some sort of resource shift happens, this is going to have a good year. He would stick with this.

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Methanex Corp (MX-T)
December 15, 2017

(A Top Pick March 27/17. Up 26%.) The key with this company is that they have such a dominant global market share, they can actually influence methanol prices. You have a situation now where natural gas is the feedstock and you have low feedstock prices and a surging global demand. The situation is starting to look really, really quite good. They continue to buy back stock, and the earnings level is really, really spectacular. When methanol prices rise they make a ton of money, buy back stock, and have more leverage on their per share earnings. Has had a really, really good run in the last 2 weeks. If his theme and some sort of resource shift happens, this is going to have a good year. He would stick with this.

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PAST TOP PICK
December 15, 2017

(A Top Pick March 27/17. Down 17%.) They've had a problematic time hitting their earnings estimates, and investors have been really, really frustrated about the lack of growth. This year, they had a bad 1st half and said things would be better in the 2nd half. It started to get better, and then rolled over again. A nice little company, but they do need better execution, and he would like to see better growth going forward. Has a nice market share and a good product and good customers. They just need a bit better performance in terms of consistency.

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ZCL Composites Inc. (ZCL-T)
December 15, 2017

(A Top Pick March 27/17. Down 17%.) They've had a problematic time hitting their earnings estimates, and investors have been really, really frustrated about the lack of growth. This year, they had a bad 1st half and said things would be better in the 2nd half. It started to get better, and then rolled over again. A nice little company, but they do need better execution, and he would like to see better growth going forward. Has a nice market share and a good product and good customers. They just need a bit better performance in terms of consistency.

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December 15, 2017

Had this in his Growth portfolio, and it just didn’t work out. A situation where a company gets oversold. It will probably have a good January bounce because of all the tax loss selling that has probably occurred over the last couple of weeks or months. He is having a hard time with this. Would like to support it on valuation, but in terms of execution it has issues with payor codes changing, and the revenue growth is largely beyond the company's control. They haven't handled the past year very well. He would put this in the "OK" category, but with 10,000 public companies to choose from, it is well low on his list.

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CRH Medical Corp. (CRH-T)
December 15, 2017

Had this in his Growth portfolio, and it just didn’t work out. A situation where a company gets oversold. It will probably have a good January bounce because of all the tax loss selling that has probably occurred over the last couple of weeks or months. He is having a hard time with this. Would like to support it on valuation, but in terms of execution it has issues with payor codes changing, and the revenue growth is largely beyond the company's control. They haven't handled the past year very well. He would put this in the "OK" category, but with 10,000 public companies to choose from, it is well low on his list.