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COMMENT
COMMENT
May 22, 2018

This is his biggest holding. His current target price is over $38. He bought this at $6 when the banking sector was beaten up. This illustrates the strength of the contrarian approach. He won’t be buying more at this price but people who buy under a different system, such as a momentum system, might find this attractive.

This is his biggest holding. His current target price is over $38. He bought this at $6 when the banking sector was beaten up. This illustrates the strength of the contrarian approach. He won’t be buying more at this price but people who buy under a different system, such as a momentum system, might find this attractive.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$30.890
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 22, 2018

This is his second biggest holding. He bought it as low as $4 and change. He won’t be buying more at this price but people who buy under a different system,  such as a momentum system,  might find this attractive. This had a solar arm, which was one of the reasons he bought the company. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out and they had to sell it off. There is a new CEO now who he likes very much.

ATS Automation(ATA-T)
May 22, 2018

This is his second biggest holding. He bought it as low as $4 and change. He won’t be buying more at this price but people who buy under a different system,  such as a momentum system,  might find this attractive. This had a solar arm, which was one of the reasons he bought the company. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out and they had to sell it off. There is a new CEO now who he likes very much.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$20.110
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
May 22, 2018

This is one of his holdings. Much of its competition has fallen by the wayside. This is one of the largest wealth management companies in Canada. Its two big recent plays are cannabis and crypto-currency. They aren’t do very well on the numbers but they did well enough to pay a special dividend. Going forward, he thinks they have a lot of potential. He can see this going up to double digits.

This is one of his holdings. Much of its competition has fallen by the wayside. This is one of the largest wealth management companies in Canada. Its two big recent plays are cannabis and crypto-currency. They aren’t do very well on the numbers but they did well enough to pay a special dividend. Going forward, he thinks they have a lot of potential. He can see this going up to double digits.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$2.960
Owned
Yes
WATCH
WATCH
May 22, 2018

He keeps looking at this and then turning it down. Its debt load is too high. He’ll look more closely at it at the end of the year. He’d love to add another gold stock to his portfolio, this is interesting, but it must improve its balance sheet.

He keeps looking at this and then turning it down. Its debt load is too high. He’ll look more closely at it at the end of the year. He’d love to add another gold stock to his portfolio, this is interesting, but it must improve its balance sheet.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.590
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
May 22, 2018

He bought this years ago. It rose to over $30 but didn’t quite hit his buy price, then the wheels came off the car and he still has it. He was unhappy with some of the previous President’s actions but now they are making some deals that seem reasonably good. Their debt is huge. They may have to cut the dividend again. He is holding it because it has tremendous upside if it can recover. He expects a lot of write downs in the near future but is giving the new President the benefit of the doubt.

He bought this years ago. It rose to over $30 but didn’t quite hit his buy price, then the wheels came off the car and he still has it. He was unhappy with some of the previous President’s actions but now they are making some deals that seem reasonably good. Their debt is huge. They may have to cut the dividend again. He is holding it because it has tremendous upside if it can recover. He expects a lot of write downs in the near future but is giving the new President the benefit of the doubt.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$15.290
Owned
Yes
SELL
SELL
May 22, 2018

This is a very successful semiconductor company trading near historical highs. If he owned this, he would be thinking of selling it, even though it keeps going up. The debt load is higher than he likes. The semiconductor sector is back in favor, and is more appropriate for momentum investors than contrarian investors at this time.

This is a very successful semiconductor company trading near historical highs. If he owned this, he would be thinking of selling it, even though it keeps going up. The debt load is higher than he likes. The semiconductor sector is back in favor, and is more appropriate for momentum investors than contrarian investors at this time.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$2.850
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
May 22, 2018

He paid a price higher than this stock’s current level but he thinks it is recovering. He likes current management. They eliminated their debt, but they might be on the verge of taking on some debt now. The company used to pay a dividend and he thinks they might reinstate it. He sees tremendous upside. The rising price of oil is good for Cathedral. A drag on their business is the difficulty in finding new employees and the likely higher cost of their wages.

He paid a price higher than this stock’s current level but he thinks it is recovering. He likes current management. They eliminated their debt, but they might be on the verge of taking on some debt now. The company used to pay a dividend and he thinks they might reinstate it. He sees tremendous upside. The rising price of oil is good for Cathedral. A drag on their business is the difficulty in finding new employees and the likely higher cost of their wages.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$1.360
Owned
No