3 Recent Buys – BIP, CU, FIH

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A quick update on a couple of recent purchases in my portfolio. For this round, I added to existing positions.

  • First purchase: I added 48 shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN.TO) @ $50.00. There’s been significant pullback lately and after waiting a long time to add more shares in this, I finally got the opportunity. I had a lowball offer sitting open on this company for a while and it was triggered yesterday when the stock fell below $50.00 mark. The stock currently yields close to 5% and is a dividend grower, while providing excellent infrastructure exposure around the world. BIP has a 10-yr dividend growth track record. The 1-, 3-, and 5-yr dividend growth rates are 12.5%, 10.8%, and 11.7% respectively.
  • Second purchase: I added 50 shares of Canadian Utilities (CU.TO) @ $32.92. The utilities sector has been in pressure as the interest rates are rising providing investors with better risk-free return. However, I think this presents a good opportunity to buy companies in this space currently. The current yield is hovering close to 5% and the company has a long track record of increasing dividends year after year. In fact, it occupies the top spot in the Canadian Dividend All Star list, with a 46-yr dividend increase streak.The 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-yr dividend growth rates are 10%, 10.1%, 10.1%, and 8.6% respectively. Not bad at all for a 5% yielder!
  • Third purchase: I added 100 shares of Fairfax India Holdings (FIH.U.TO) @ US$17.20. This was the third iteration of purchasing and I am far from being done accumulating this company. The company provides a great way to invest in India and has plenty of great investments already for a 3 year old holding company. I wrote about this company in the past here. No dividend from this company — the company follows the Berkshire Hathaway model and all funds are reinvested.

Full Disclosure: Long BIP.UN.TO, CU.TO, FIH.U.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Recent Buy – FNV

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A quick update about a purchase in my portfolio last week. As I’ve outlined in the monthly Outlook posts, there are a few opportunities that are still undervalued. While it may come as no surprise, regular readers will observe that I am still very bullish and overweight in commodities and precious metals. While this is a sector that I have been thinking of trimming possibly since it has grown to an outsized position, I cant help but add some shares in high quality companies when I get the opportunity.

Last week, after a slight miss in earnings, I managed to pick up a 50 shares in Franco Nevada Corp (FNV.TO) at C$87.00. The company pays an annual dividend of US$0.92, which adds US$46  to my annual income stream (a div increase is expected next quarter).

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Recent Buy – IPL

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A quick update on a purchase in my portfolio earlier this week. As expected, the stock market’s decline had a wide implication on already depressed stock prices where I see good value. I decided to take the opportunity to add more shares to an already decent sized position.

Earlier this week, I decided to add 100 shares in Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSE:IPL) @ CAD$22.70. This purchase price locks in a 7.4% yield adding C$168.00 to my annual passive income stream.

I just listed all my Recent Buy Decision during my last purchase a couple of weeks ago, so I will link to that post instead of rehashing the details.

What do you think of this purchase? Share your thoughts below.

Full Disclosure: Long TSE:IPL. Our full list of holdings is available here

 

Recent Buy – IPL

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A quick update on another purchase to wrap up January 2018. This time, its a purchase adding to my dividend growth portfolio after a long time. Its been hard to find value in this market, except in the basic materials sector. However, as I mentioned in the Outlook for 2018 post, I am looking to pull some money off the table as I have overextended in this sector of the economy — with my investment portfolio sitting close to 50% in that one sector. I am still bullish on the sector, but looking to deploy funds elsewhere in the economy, and I have been looking at related commodity plays.

For this purchase, I have looked at the energy sector and decided that I could use with some more exposure and increase my annual dividends from an existing company in my portfolio. Continue reading

Recent Buy – CRZ

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My first purchase of 2018. It didn’t take me too long for the first purchase, even though I was hoping to wait until things cool down a bit. However, when dealing with a high momentum sector, its better to “go with the flow” instead of sitting on the sidelines and regret missed opportunities.

I decided to put more money into the marijuana sector (again) with a new position in my portfolio. I bought 300 shares in CannaRoyalty Corp (CRZ.C) @ CAD$4.60.

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