2 Recent Buys – BBB, KL

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A quick update on a couple of purchases in my portfolio adding to my existing positions.

  • On Friday, I added 4,000 shares in Brixton Metals Corp (BBB.V) @ C$0.52. Couple of weeks ago, I initiated a position in this microcap silver/gold/cobalt exploration company. Following my purchase, the stock prices shot up, but finally pulled back last week after it was disclosed that $4M was raised in a private placement. The PP deal consists of shares at $0.50 and flow thru shares at $0.55, in addition to warrants exercisable at $0.70 for 24 months. That sounds like a decent floor price for me and I decided to add on the pullback bringing my total position to 9,000 shares with an average price of $0.46.
  • Yesterday saw a huge reversal in the precious metal (and base metals as well) miners performance. It turned into a bloodbath at the end of the day and the GDXJ (junior gold/silver mining ETF) fell close to 10%. The space has been acting extremely that is confounding everyone as there is a disconnect from the metal prices — gold and silver prices have been climbing as the equities fall. This was too great an opportunity to pass up and I decided to add buy 230 shares in Kirkland Lake Gold (KL.TO) @ C$8.79. I put in a low-ball offer at $9 after seeing a 8-9% fall in shareprice, but managed to get executed even lower — I love flash crashes! 🙂 For those unaware, this is a newly merged company between Kirkland Lake and Newmarket Gold forming a new mid-tier company with approx 500K oz in annual production. The jurisdictions are as secure as they can come – Canada and Australia, has a fantastic management in place and the board is chaired by none other than Eric Sprott. New discoveries and extensions of mineralization show nothing but great news for the company and this pullback was a great opportunity for me to add shares. After this purchase, Kirkland Lake becomes one of the largest holdings in my portfolio.

Full Disclosure: Long BBB.V & KL.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Options Trading

Recently I noted in a post that I opened up a new Interactive Brokers account in order to trade options more economically. I also shared how to move funds from your broker to IB and get started. Over the last couple of years, I have been dipping my toes and trying to understand how options trading works and trying to figure out what kind of strategy to use. Now that I have a better understanding of some of the basics, I decided to dedicate a separate to track my option trades.

Options trading can be a tricky strategy. There are multiple ways to play the field and make (also lose heavily) money. Some can be simple such as buying and selling calls and puts, some slightly more involved but still easy to understand – such as writing covered calls & puts; while some involve more complicated trades such as the bull call spread, bear put spread, butterfly spread, long straddle, long strangle etc.

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Toronto-Dominion Bank Dividend Stock Analysis 2017

TD Bank

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO)(TD) is the second largest of the Canadian banks by market cap. The company provides a diversified array of financial services operating via three segments: Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking. TD was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

A Closer Look

Toronto-Dominion Bank is the second largest of the Big Five Canadian banks. The company’s peers include Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal (BMO), and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM).

The Canadian banks are regarded as some of the safest financial institutions in the world. The companies have a long track record of being conservative and focused on long-term stability and prosperity. Most of these institutions have existed and paid dividends for more than 150 years and make for great core positions in any investor’s portfolio.

Toronto-Dominion Bank has been a hit in retail financing in Canada, US and UK. The company made a conscious decision to expand their operations in the US during the global financial crisis, as the management saw an opportunity as financial institutions stumbled/collapsed. Those moves have paid off over the years as the increased revenue from US has provided shareholders with handsome returns.

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Royal Bank of Canada Dividend Stock Analysis 2017

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO)(RY) is the largest of the Canadian banks by market cap. The company provides a diversified array of financial services operating via five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor & Treasury Services, and Capital Markets. Royal Bank was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

A Closer Look

Royal Bank is the largest of the Big Five Canadian banks. The company’s peers include Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal (BMO), and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM).

The Canadian banks are regarded as some of the safest financial institutions in the world. The companies have a long track record of being conservative and focused on long-term stability and prosperity. Most of these institutions have existed and paid dividends for more than 150 years and make for great core positions in any investor’s portfolio.

Royal Bank has focused and regarded asset management and wealth management, especially focusing on the (ultra) high net worth individuals as their growth strategy. It is for this reason that the company spent over $5B to acquire City National Corp, its biggest takeover move targeting the wealthy Southern California residents.

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Recent Buy – Brixton Metals Corp

Another new position in my portfolio. Regular readers are aware that I have been bullish on the precious metals space since mid-2016. The new bull market started last year after a painful 4-5 years and provided investors with lucrative returns over the year. 2017 doesn’t seem to be much different — and investors are seeing almost identical performance through the start of this year as they did in 2016. My top investment pick for the year, a junior gold miner ETF (GDXJ) is up 30% YTD. You can see the live tracking of the top picks on this page.

Earlier this week I initiated a position with 5,000 shares in Brixton Metals Corp (BBB.V) @ C$0.42. Brixton Metals is a gold/silver/cobalt exploration company that operates in Canada.

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