Recent Buy – Brookfield Asset Management

A new purchase in Baby R2R‘s portfolio this time. Regular readers may be aware that I started a two-part portfolio for Baby R2R earlier this year. The first part is related to her education fund that is invested in index funds and I make regular monthly contributions to that fund and dollar-cost average over time. The second part of the portfolio is what I call her Nest Egg Fund.

The Nest Egg Fund

The idea behind the Nest Egg Fund is simple and straightforward. Contribute $100/month and let the investment compound over the next few decades. Instead of going with a taxable account in her name, I have earmarked a portion of my tax free investment account, so that I can avoid paying dividend and capital gain taxes.

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2 Recent Buys – KL, AQN

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

  • Last week saw some tumultuous time in the resource sector and almost all gold miners took  a hit. The fundamentals havent changed for most of these companies and have in fact improved significantly for some. A 5% drop in share prices provided me with a decent valuation to add to my already largest stock position in my portfolio. I added 100 shares in Kirkland Lake Gold (KL.TO) @ C$11.30. For people who arent familiar with the space, KL is the newly merged company and is on track to become a heavyweight in the mid-tier space of the gold mining business. The company is headed by none other than the legendary Eric Sprott and is sitting on some amazing resources. The Fosterville project has proven to be a literal goldmine as better results keep coming month after month improving the prospects. KL has been on a tear this year and the YTD performance has been approx 65%. Nevertheless, I am so bullish on this company that I do not intend to sell and take profits but looking to add to my position on any pullbacks. KL also recently initiated issuing dividends and announced a buyback program.
  • Yesterday, I also made a purchase adding to one of my long term dividend growth stock holding. I added 100 shares in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO) @ C$13.00. I have owned shares in AQN for a few years now and have been extremely pleased with the performance. The company yields approx 4.7% and adds US$46.6 annually (dividends are paid in US$). I am a big fan of this business, which owns assets in all three major subsectors – electric, gas and water…which as far as I am aware, is the only utility company that provides exposure in all three subsectors. AQN also has a renewable energy division, which is a nice growth area to gain exposure in.

Full Disclosure: Long AQN.TO, KL.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Recent Buy – Inter Pipeline Ltd

Inter Pipeline Ltd

As the market continues its relentless climb, I have been weary and finding it harder to find some good investment opportunities. The purchases have all but dried up in my portfolio. However, I was finally able to pull the trigger last week when I saw a pretty good opportunity in the energy sector. Midstream/pipelines were one of the best performers in 2016 and the stock picking competition resulted in Top 3 to be pipelines. However, they seemed to have pulled back a bit this year, and I decided to add to my existing position.

I added 100 shares in Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO) @ C$26.00. The company pays C$1.62 in dividends annually and currently yields 6.15%.

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Recent Buy – Toronto-Dominion Bank

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Stop the presses! I made a purchase of a large cap dividend growth stock 🙂

jk…As most readers may be aware, I have been deploying a lot of my capital into precious metal equities (and the regular index fund purchases) lately. Heck, I’ve only had two or three transactions in the past six months where I have bought a dividend growth stock for my portfolio. This is because I see more value and opportunity in the precious metal sector and that has consumed my focus lately. However, about 1/3 of my portfolio is still invested in dividend growth stocks that brings in a sizable amount of passive income each month. This transaction is another move on that front as I saw a good opportunity to add to an existing holding.

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