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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 17, 2018
The dividend is safe. They have a strong balance sheet. They are still making lots of cash flow. The payout ratio is pretty low. (Analysts’ price target is $10.79)
Whitecap Resources (WCP-T)
December 17, 2018
The dividend is safe. They have a strong balance sheet. They are still making lots of cash flow. The payout ratio is pretty low. (Analysts’ price target is $10.79)
Josef Schachter
President, Schachter Asset Management
Price
$4.140
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 17, 2018
You recommended selling the $360 Dec. 2018 put on Netflix, but I'm now under water with Netflix under $270: What to do now? Close and take the loss, or rollover to a later date? Roll it. The FAAANGs turned first and that took the NASDAQ down, starting in September. The FAANGs got ahead of themselves. Take a 6-month put further out to $280 and you'll likely get $40.
Netflix Inc. (NFLX-Q)
December 17, 2018
You recommended selling the $360 Dec. 2018 put on Netflix, but I'm now under water with Netflix under $270: What to do now? Close and take the loss, or rollover to a later date? Roll it. The FAAANGs turned first and that took the NASDAQ down, starting in September. The FAANGs got ahead of themselves. Take a 6-month put further out to $280 and you'll likely get $40.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$262.800
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 17, 2018
ZDV vs. ZWC Both have similar stocks in them. If they're high-paying, quality stocks, the yield will support the stock price. When you write covered calls, BMO would be paying part of the dividend stocks on. Normally, a high-dividend stock is not so volatile.
ZDV vs. ZWC Both have similar stocks in them. If they're high-paying, quality stocks, the yield will support the stock price. When you write covered calls, BMO would be paying part of the dividend stocks on. Normally, a high-dividend stock is not so volatile.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$17.510
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 17, 2018
ZDV vs. ZWC Both hold similar stocks. If they're high-dividend payers, the yields will support the stock price. BMO will write covered calls against 40-60% of the dividend-paying stock in a portfolio. Normally, a high-dividend stock is not so volatile, so the premiums aren't that high. ZDV, you're not capping your upside. ZWC will provide more income. Both are good.
ZDV vs. ZWC Both hold similar stocks. If they're high-dividend payers, the yields will support the stock price. BMO will write covered calls against 40-60% of the dividend-paying stock in a portfolio. Normally, a high-dividend stock is not so volatile, so the premiums aren't that high. ZDV, you're not capping your upside. ZWC will provide more income. Both are good.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$15.310
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 17, 2018
$2,000 for his son to invest in? He'd buy a really simple ETF, the XIU, which is basically buying Canada's 60-largest companies. You're buying Canada, including 30% in energy and metals, which is a risk. Or you could try SPY to cover the U.S. market. You could split these two 50/50.
BMO US Dividend ETF (ZDY-T)
December 17, 2018
$2,000 for his son to invest in? He'd buy a really simple ETF, the XIU, which is basically buying Canada's 60-largest companies. You're buying Canada, including 30% in energy and metals, which is a risk. Or you could try SPY to cover the U.S. market. You could split these two 50/50.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$30.050
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 17, 2018
$2,000 for his son to invest in? He'd buy a really simple ETF, the XIU, which is basically buying Canada's 60-largest companies. You're buying Canada, including 30% in energy and metals, which is a risk. Or you could try SPY to cover the U.S. market. You could split these two 50/50.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY-N)
December 17, 2018
$2,000 for his son to invest in? He'd buy a really simple ETF, the XIU, which is basically buying Canada's 60-largest companies. You're buying Canada, including 30% in energy and metals, which is a risk. Or you could try SPY to cover the U.S. market. You could split these two 50/50.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$255.170
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
December 17, 2018
You need geographic diversification in a portfolio, but ZWE and Europe are in a tough space, so hold. Also, this is a covered call and hedged to the Canadian dollar. It depends on how large your position of ZWE is in your portfolio. Europe has problems short-term with the ECB with a $5.3 trillion balance sheet and are exiting quantitative easing. There are some real issues there. He wouldn't bet on Europe.
You need geographic diversification in a portfolio, but ZWE and Europe are in a tough space, so hold. Also, this is a covered call and hedged to the Canadian dollar. It depends on how large your position of ZWE is in your portfolio. Europe has problems short-term with the ECB with a $5.3 trillion balance sheet and are exiting quantitative easing. There are some real issues there. He wouldn't bet on Europe.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$18.770
Owned
Unknown