2 Recent Buys – PAAS, ABCN

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

  • First purchase: I added 50 shares of Pan American Silver Corp (PAAS.TO) @ CAD$18.88. This week’s quarterly results saw a drop in the revenue and earnings. PAAS hit some roadblocks during the quarter and there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the assets or the management’s execution. This was a great opportunity for me to nibble and add more shares as investors punished with a 8% drop in share price post-earnings. The company continues to drive average costs down, and continues to exceed previous targets for the year.
  • Second purchase: Following up from my initial investment in a MMJ stock last month, I bought a second tranche with 1,500 shares in ABCann Global Corp (ABCN.V) @ CAD$0.99.

Full Disclosure: Long ABCN.V, PAAS. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Top Dividend Raises & Cuts for October 2017

Dividend growth investing is a popular model followed by the investing community to build assets. Companies which not only pay dividends, but raise them year after year have been shown to perform better overall for investor returns. On the flip side, it is also important to keep an eye on the dividend cuts, which could signal troubling times ahead for a company. This post captures the announcements of changes in dividend amount for the week – both increases and cuts.

Note that only $2B+ (Midcap+) companies are included in this list.

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Passive Income Update – Oct 2017

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for October 2017. 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 October 2017 was C$834.25. The passive income for the month comprised of US$414.66 and C$299.34 (exchange rate is US$1 = C$1.29).

Passive income change is +36.99% QoQ and +39.75% YoY for the month. The passive income YTD is $7,211.05 and achieves 72.1% of our annual goal of earning $10K.

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Recent Buy – AION

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I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but haven’t had the chance until now. Better late than never…

I participated in my first ICO/token sale in the digital asset/crypto-space in early October! The experience was interesting to say the least and I went through various steps in the process, which gave me a better understanding and practical experience of the cryptoworld. It’s one thing to read about how coins are transferred and are visible on the public blockchain, but actually performing this transaction gave me a lot of confidence for future use of this space. Anyway..back to the topic of the token sale.

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Outlook for November 2017

The stock markets is starting to melt upwards! The mania continues as investors pile into equities and last week saw top 3 tech companies Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet add $144B to the market cap in just one day, equivalent of one whole IBM. Yet, everyone continues to convince themselves that this is a fundamentals-driven market. Nothing can be further from the truth. This is purely a valuations-driven market as investors pay a higher multiple on almost every metric out there — from stratospheric P/Es, P/Bs, P/Ss etc. The following chart from Hussman Funds puts the median price-to-revenue ratio of S&P 500 stocks into perspective.  
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