Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 16%) It's had some tough times recently, but it's cheap at 26x forward earnings with a 25% growth rate, unless China falls into a downturn via US tariffs. Has fallen below its 200-days moving average. Long-term, though, it's great to own. Expects $250 billion in revenues this year, more than Amazon.
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 16%) It's had some tough times recently, but it's cheap at 26x forward earnings with a 25% growth rate, unless China falls into a downturn via US tariffs. Has fallen below its 200-days moving average. Long-term, though, it's great to own. Expects $250 billion in revenues this year, more than Amazon.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$152.500
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 3%) It's cheap, trading below 1x price-to-book. Decent growth. They're committed to share buybacks and dividend increases. What's hurt them is they are very international with more than 50% of revenues outside America. That's why it's been sideways lately. As long as the US economy is firm, US banks will perform decently.
CitiGroup (C-N)
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 3%) It's cheap, trading below 1x price-to-book. Decent growth. They're committed to share buybacks and dividend increases. What's hurt them is they are very international with more than 50% of revenues outside America. That's why it's been sideways lately. As long as the US economy is firm, US banks will perform decently.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$68.260
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 18%) Sold it many months ago. It's been stagnant the past year. Long-term, there are opportunities in the cruise industry, because of aging demographics, only 20% of Americans have been a cruise and even fewer Asians have.
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 18%) Sold it many months ago. It's been stagnant the past year. Long-term, there are opportunities in the cruise industry, because of aging demographics, only 20% of Americans have been a cruise and even fewer Asians have.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$48.000
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 7, 2018
Valuations are high earlier this year and have been dropping. Long-term, he likes this. Dollar Tree might expand here, and the rising dollar doesn't help. Nothing's really a dollar at DOL anymore. It's below its 200-day moving average. Trading at 20x earnings, not exactly cheap. He's watching it.
Dollarama Inc. (DOL-T)
November 7, 2018
Valuations are high earlier this year and have been dropping. Long-term, he likes this. Dollar Tree might expand here, and the rising dollar doesn't help. Nothing's really a dollar at DOL anymore. It's below its 200-day moving average. Trading at 20x earnings, not exactly cheap. He's watching it.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$37.440
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
November 7, 2018
BAC vs. Canadian banks He likes the large-cap US names. With BAC you get a domestic US bank that pays a 2.10% dividend that will grow; and they will do share buybacks over time. Caveat: don't overweight banks. Vs. Canadian banks, the American economy is stronger than ours and U.S. banks enjoys a lighter regulatory environment, so he prefers U.S. banks.
Bank of America (BAC-N)
November 7, 2018
BAC vs. Canadian banks He likes the large-cap US names. With BAC you get a domestic US bank that pays a 2.10% dividend that will grow; and they will do share buybacks over time. Caveat: don't overweight banks. Vs. Canadian banks, the American economy is stronger than ours and U.S. banks enjoys a lighter regulatory environment, so he prefers U.S. banks.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$28.430
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 7, 2018
What would you buy if you've held cash as the markets rise? His cash is down to 4%. He may sell a little bit going forward. He likes healthcare and technology. The former will perform well in the next few years, and there's still room to grow for tech. In today's relief rally, both sectors were moving in tandem. Tech is more near-term than healthcare.
CASH (CASH)
November 7, 2018
What would you buy if you've held cash as the markets rise? His cash is down to 4%. He may sell a little bit going forward. He likes healthcare and technology. The former will perform well in the next few years, and there's still room to grow for tech. In today's relief rally, both sectors were moving in tandem. Tech is more near-term than healthcare.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$0.000
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 7, 2018
Very volatile. Never did. There's lots of competition ahead from the other carmakers. Tesla is more of a trade than investment. Its 35% growth rate is murky because of that competition. Is this a car company or solar? Maybe trade it and take profits. Now, it's overbought.
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA-Q)
November 7, 2018
Very volatile. Never did. There's lots of competition ahead from the other carmakers. Tesla is more of a trade than investment. Its 35% growth rate is murky because of that competition. Is this a car company or solar? Maybe trade it and take profits. Now, it's overbought.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$348.160
Owned
No