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COMMENT
Market Outlook The S&P500 run up does not worry him. The bull market was in place all last year until the latter half. The market is really going sideways in his mind. He tends to look at US stocks more frequently as Canada lacks the fundamental liquidity. Strength in the US dollar may hurt Canadian holdings, because of the currency, it does help to add to the profitability of US holdings in general.
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DON'T BUY

He used to own a lot of Ford and GM. Auto sales have not really increased since the 1990s. Now with the disruptive forces of Uber and Lyft, the space is that much more challenging. Transport is changing. Owning a car is not always part of the assets one owns anymore.

Automotive
BUY
The Canadian banks are a buy as long as you don't get too over weighted. If interest rates are cut in the US, it will be tough for financials as whole. The 10 year bond yield has dropped a third this year, taking away a lot of profitability for the banks.
banks
BUY on WEAKNESS
One of the largest companies in the world, but there is a political head wind they are facing. Longer term, he believes the ad revenues will grow and this is a world leader in the space. He would look for a pull back to enter into a new holding.
Business Services
COMMENT

He does not own SU-T and remains underweight in energy. If the US dollar weakens, this could result in a higher oil price and good value for SU-T. There are just too many secular issues that are beyond the company's control. He owns VET-T because of its international assets.

integrated oils
COMMENT

He does not own SU-T and remains underweight in energy. If the US dollar weakens, this could result in a higher oil price and good value for SU-T. There are just too many secular issues that are beyond the company's control. He owns VET-T because of its international assets.

oil / gas
DON'T BUY
There are so many issues facing this company presently. If you want to be in the engineering space, this could be a good value entry. He does not see, however, a clear path to growth. He would look elsewhere.
contractors