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September 18, 2019
Market Outlook The attack on Saudi oil facilities has to be good for Canada as security of supply will become paramount. The oil sands are safe and reliable and available for a long time to come. We are at a very high level of valuations for the market in general. His fair market value analysis would allow for another 5% upside for the S&P500. That market has NEVER broken above that threshold in the 35 years they have been tracking the data. The 3000 mark is a key technical level, so be cautious about adding length above this level. Central Banks don't have a clue about what is really going on in the market and neither do their political counterparts. All the Central Banks are playing things by ear, but negative interest rates are taking the easy tools away as they can't really cut rates anymore. When the Fed meets again this week, the market is bound to be disappointed regardless of their decision on rate cuts. He is buying energy stocks with positive and reasonably predictable earnings -- refiners, for example, as they work on the spread between products and oil prices. If oil prices ever return in a meaningful way, there are many opportunities in the producer space that could offer 10 times returns. As a portfolio manager, he doesn't have the luxury to hold and wait for two years for energy stocks to rise as investors become impatient. So he is not jumping back into oil in a big way just yet.
General Market Comment
September 18, 2019
Market Outlook The attack on Saudi oil facilities has to be good for Canada as security of supply will become paramount. The oil sands are safe and reliable and available for a long time to come. We are at a very high level of valuations for the market in general. His fair market value analysis would allow for another 5% upside for the S&P500. That market has NEVER broken above that threshold in the 35 years they have been tracking the data. The 3000 mark is a key technical level, so be cautious about adding length above this level. Central Banks don't have a clue about what is really going on in the market and neither do their political counterparts. All the Central Banks are playing things by ear, but negative interest rates are taking the easy tools away as they can't really cut rates anymore. When the Fed meets again this week, the market is bound to be disappointed regardless of their decision on rate cuts. He is buying energy stocks with positive and reasonably predictable earnings -- refiners, for example, as they work on the spread between products and oil prices. If oil prices ever return in a meaningful way, there are many opportunities in the producer space that could offer 10 times returns. As a portfolio manager, he doesn't have the luxury to hold and wait for two years for energy stocks to rise as investors become impatient. So he is not jumping back into oil in a big way just yet.
Ross Healy
Chairman, Strategic Analysis Corp
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September 18, 2019
Gold He still likes the gold space. Central Banks are beginning to run on fumes and have no idea what problems they are causing for investors down the road. Gold is good in deflationary times and even better in inflationary times -- it doesn't do well in between.
General Market Comment
September 18, 2019
Gold He still likes the gold space. Central Banks are beginning to run on fumes and have no idea what problems they are causing for investors down the road. Gold is good in deflationary times and even better in inflationary times -- it doesn't do well in between.
Ross Healy
Chairman, Strategic Analysis Corp
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COMMENT
September 18, 2019
Silver When gold moves, usually silver moves more because of the gold-silver ratio. He does not have a formula for how much to hold in a portfolio. He would favor owning the SLV-N ETF.
General Market Comment
September 18, 2019
Silver When gold moves, usually silver moves more because of the gold-silver ratio. He does not have a formula for how much to hold in a portfolio. He would favor owning the SLV-N ETF.
Ross Healy
Chairman, Strategic Analysis Corp
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COMMENT
September 18, 2019
The US Fed announcement today went according to script with a 25-point cut to interest rates. Powell delivered a dovish message and it was important that he said that rates would NOT fall to zero. He's relieved he said that. The market wants cuts like a spoiled child which keeps asking for more and more. What must happen long-term is a fundamental change that strengthens the economy, built on productivity, good trade and fiscal policy and an educated population. It's like exercising as opposed to drinking. Remember: things change, like the trade better and changed by people who have a better understanding of the economy. He's become more defensive after the past 18 months.
General Market Comment
September 18, 2019
The US Fed announcement today went according to script with a 25-point cut to interest rates. Powell delivered a dovish message and it was important that he said that rates would NOT fall to zero. He's relieved he said that. The market wants cuts like a spoiled child which keeps asking for more and more. What must happen long-term is a fundamental change that strengthens the economy, built on productivity, good trade and fiscal policy and an educated population. It's like exercising as opposed to drinking. Remember: things change, like the trade better and changed by people who have a better understanding of the economy. He's become more defensive after the past 18 months.
Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
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COMMENT
September 18, 2019
How to build a portfolio Hold 20 stocks, equally valued, including those that are growthier with a higher valuation, but can produce above-average cash flows. You also want some cyclical stocks like banks, tech and consumer stocks. Add to that stable stocks, like consumer staples. Then, you re Caveat: Most of the time your timing will be wrong, like momentum stocks losing favour to growth stocks.
General Market Comment
September 18, 2019
How to build a portfolio Hold 20 stocks, equally valued, including those that are growthier with a higher valuation, but can produce above-average cash flows. You also want some cyclical stocks like banks, tech and consumer stocks. Add to that stable stocks, like consumer staples. Then, you re Caveat: Most of the time your timing will be wrong, like momentum stocks losing favour to growth stocks.
Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel