A quick update on a a recent purchase in my portfolio.
The recent strength in US$ has sent commodities and precious metals plunging, and with it all gold focused equities have taken a beating. This provided an ample opportunity to add to one of my core positions in probably the best company in the space. I added 50 shares of Franco Nevada (FNV.TO) @ CAD$79.90. FNV is a streaming and royalty company, with lucrative deals in the gold, silver and oil&gas space. The deal structure is so good, that Franco has to literally do nothing for the next 30 years and will have increasing revenue and will be able to pay a rising dividend to shareholders. Now that is a sleep-well-at-night kind of stock. Franco Nevada is also a dividend grower, having raised dividends for 10 consecutive years. Current yield is close to 1.5% and with this purchase, I add US$48 to my forward dividend income.
I also hold Franco Nevada for my daughter’s Nest Egg portion of portfolio. I will earmark 15 shares from this purchase for her. See further details on her portfolio here.
Full Disclosure: Long FNV.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.