Recent Sell

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More sales in our portfolio as I try to save our hard earned capital instead of being blasé about it. Whether now is a good time to sell after stocks have fallen more than 20-30% from their all time highs is debatable. But having an anchoring bias to an all-time high prices & valuation is exactly the reason why I see some investors trapped and not accepting the reality.

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2 Recent Buys – SPGI, BAM

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio last week in the midst of the correction.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in S&P Global Inc (SPGI) @ $283.00. I have been building my position in SPGI slowly as the stock continues falling from its all time highs. I am still nowhere close to a full position, so I expect more purchases in SPGI if the stock keeps falling. See previous purchase here.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ $83.90. Another incremental purchase as I build to what is now a full position. I believe in Bruce Flatt’s stewardship and expect continued tailwinds for Brookfield as interest rates continue falling further than where we are today — thus making an even stronger case for alternative asset managers. See previous purchases here.

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Full Disclosure: Long SPGI, BAM.A.TO. 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 – BAM, TWLO

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A quick update on two purchases in my portfolio. A correction seems to be ongoing and I decided to put some capital to work. One new company added to my portfolio in this iteration of purchases.

  • First purchase: I added 50 shares of Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ CAD$66.95. Brookfield has been gobbling up assets across the world at a record pace. With alternate assets in demand and blue sky outlook over the coming years and decades, BAM is still a great buy at these levels. The stock yields 1.32% and adds US$32.00 in annual dividends.
  • Second purchase: A new position and my first SaaS stock. I opened a new position with 25 shares of Twilio Inc (TWLO) @ $124.84. This will be a bit more speculative on my part as it deviates a bit from my usual type of investments. Twilio is a programmable communication platform, with no direct competition and rapid growth in revenue (85% YoY revenue growth as of Q2 2019) and a ‘Rule of 40’ of 76%. The company boasts 162K businesses as customers, with more being added each quarter. The company makes extremely sticky software that has high switching costs (read: wide moat), but comes with risks based on current valuation. I have been tweeting about this company over the past few weeks — see this thread for more info.

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

3 Recent Buys – BAM, BIP, CU

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A quick update on three recent purchases in my portfolio. No new companies in the portfolio in this edition, but continued adding to my existing positions where I saw relatively good valuation.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ CAD$63.70. BAM continues to acquire high quality assets all around the world and is arguably the best alternate asset manager in the world. The stock yields 1.32% and adds US$32.00 in annual dividends.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP.UN.TO) @ CAD$57.10. The stock yields 4.6% and adds US$100.50 in annual dividends.
  • Third purchase: I added to my position in Canadian Utilities (CU.TO) @ $35.95. CU currently yields 4.7% and this purchase adds a further $169.00 in annual dividends.

What are you thoughts on the purchases above. Leave a comment below.

Full Disclosure: Long all stocks mentioned. Our full list of holdings is available here.