2 Recent Buys – JNJ, CWO

BuySell

A quick update on two purchases in our portfolios. It is getting harder and harder to find good value plays as the market seems be pushing the boundaries on the valuation front. With a lot of stocks trading close to 52-week highs, pickings have been pretty slim. However, due to an oversized cash position, I decided to pay up and put some capital to work.

Continue reading

Investment Ideas – Great Capital Allocators

A follow-up in the Investment Ideas series of posts. Be sure to check out my earlier post on Family Owned Businesses as a method of screening and finding good investment opportunities in this series.

Good capital allocation is the most important trait for a company. Generally speaking, a company has a handful of options:

  • Reinvest in the business
  • Pay down debt
  • Pay dividend
  • Buyback stock
  • M&A to grow the business
Continue reading

Recent Sell – CDB, RNX

BuySell

A couple of sales in my portfolio. This time with big losses on a couple of wildcard equities that didn’t work out.

I had taken a couple of speculative positions in some junior mining companies that did not play out and decided to close and take the loss. Luckily for me, these were relatively small investments and although the percentage amount is huge, the dollar amount wasn’t too bad.

Continue reading

3 Recent Buys – BAM, BCE, EVI

BuySell

A quick update on three purchases in our portfolios. It is getting harder and harder to find good value plays as the market seems be pushing the boundaries on the valuation front. With a lot of stocks trading close to 52-week highs, pickings have been pretty slim. However, due to an oversized cash position, I decided to pay up and put some capital to work.

Continue reading

Passive Income Update – Apr 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for April 2019. This is part of the scorecard series where we track our dividends and other sources of passive income. We also include changes and updates related to our investments during the month – showing the overall progress.

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of April 2019 was CAD$867.66, which comprised of US$120.87 and CAD$705.69 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.34).

The change for the month is 17.45% QoQ and -15.29% YoY. This brings our passive income to $2,705.87 YTD and achieves 33.8% of our annual goal of $8K in passive income.

Continue reading