2 Recent Buys – FSV, EQX

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio from last week.

  • First purchase: I initiated a new position in FirstService Corp (FSV.TO) @ CAD $122.00. I have had my eye on FSV for about a year and finally pulled the trigger on a starter position. FSV is real estate operating company (REOC) company with operations in US & Canada (95/5 split). This company flies under the radar for different reasons, but is an excellent capital allocator; has a long runway of organic and acquisitive growth; dominant competitive position; market leader in a fragmented market; owner-operator management team, dividend grower (just a 0.65% starting yield though) … and the list goes on. The IR chartdeck has detailed info & can be found here.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Equinox Gold (EQX.TO) @ CAD $7.88. I originally bought Equinox in May 2018. The company is chaired by the legendary Ross Beaty, who is a serial entrepreneur and has built some of the largest silver mining companies in world. His first company was the same name and Beaty has mentioned that he wants to bookend his career with two companies called Equinox, so this could possibly be his last endeavor. Equinox is a mid-tier gold producer (about 200-230K oz/yr), but has big ambitions to become a major producer (mostly via acquisitions). To date, Equinox has executed perfectly since my first purchase including: raising investments from Mubadala (the Abu Dhabi investment vehicle for UAE), consolidating shares 5:1, cross-listing on NYSE; graduating from TSX-V to TSX (effective today Nov 25, 2019). Management has communicated that next step is to get included in index funds (such as GDXJ and/or other funds) following the cross-listing and graduation to TSX, which should open up the company for more institutional funds to flow. Most companies struggle to execute on all these promises, but EQX has delivered and I continue to be bullish on this name.

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Full Disclosure: Long FSV, EQX. Our full list of holdings is available here.

2 Recent Buys – CSU, TWLO

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio from last week.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Constellation Software Inc (CSU.TO) @ $1,301.68. This is my third tranche of buying CSU and now makes for a full position. Previous purchases are documented here.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in the one SaaS company I own – Twilio Inc (TWLO) @ $104.00. A riskier play but I like the long term prospects of the company. Decided to up my stake a little bit with this purchase after the whole SaaS space took a beating last week.

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Full Disclosure: Long CSU.TO, TWLO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

2 Recent Buys – GOOGL, KMI

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio. Without further ado, here are the details.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) @ $1,175.00. Alphabet is a recently new position in my portfolio that I initiated in August and slowly adding to build to a full position.
  • Second purchase: I added 100 shares in Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) @ $20.00. KMI is my only pure pipeline play, which has turned things around pretty well over the past couple of years, although it is still pretty leveraged. Not a lot of 5% yielders as the yields continue to fall, so adding this at a 5% yield will increase forward dividend income by $100. It is also expected that dividends will be raised by 25% next spring, so thats a pretty good growth rate.

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Full Disclosure: Long GOOGL, KMI. Our full list of holdings is available here.

2 Recent Buys – BAM, SPGI

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio. As with the last iteration, this one also includes a new position in the portfolio.

  • First purchase: I added 75 shares of Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ CAD$70.24. I have been adding to my BAM position regularly over the past few months and getting close to a full position. The stock yields 1.2% and adds US$48 in annual dividends.
  • Second purchase: I initiated a new position in S&P Global Inc (SPGI) @ $245.00. SPGI barely needs any introduction as one of the most recognizable names in finance, esp the debt market as every company that needs to raise funds needs to go through a debt rating process. While companies can issue bonds without a rating (which is inefficient and punitive by the markets), companies simply pay the ratings agency SPGI/MCO/Fitch to have their bonds rated. SPGI has a deep and wide moat and operates in four division (ratings, market intelligence, Platts, and Indices). Overall, SPGI has a terrific business model, thoughtful capital allocation, great management, and a dividend champion (dividend grower for 46 consecutive years). The valuation is a bit on the expensive side, so I have started off with a small starter position and will look for pullbacks to add and build to a full position. Here’s a link to the Investor Factsheet for further reading.

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Full Disclosure: Long BAM.A.TO, SPGI. Our full list of holdings is available here.

2 Recent Buys – JNJ, GOOGL

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio. As with the last iteration, this one also includes a new position in the portfolio.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Johnson & Johnson @ $127.50. During the mayhem of Aug 23, thanks to Trump’s tweets and escalation of trade war, I was able to pick up a few shares of JNJ. JNJ has been undergoing a bit of a weak performance due to ongoing litigation (which later turned into a $572M fine), and some expected revenue drop this fiscal year. However, top line growth should return back to normal starting next year, so I have been adding to my shares in this position over the past few months. The stock yields 2.96% and adds $76.00 in annual dividends.
  • Second purchase: I initiated a new position in one of the largest companies in the world: Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) @ $1,184.00. There are a lot of reasons to own GOOGL – one of the most forward looking companies, founder-operated, arguably best tech talent in the world, largest online ad platform, wide moat (can you imagine life without Google…not just as consumers, but also as a business?), good capital allocation and reinvestment in business, optionality play on unmonetized segments that will sooner or later get commercialized (Alphabet’s subsidiaries include Calico, CapitalIG, DeepMind, Google, Google Fiber, GV, Jigsaw, Loon, Makani, Sidewalk Labs, Verily, Waymo, Wing, and X). This is a starter position in what I expect to be a core holding for years to come, and will continue adding shares in coming months.

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Full Disclosure: Long JNJ, GOOGL. Our full list of holdings is available here.