3 Recent Buys – BAM, FB, MSFT


A quick update on a couple of recent buys in the portfolio.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ CAD$44.00 with the recent weakness in stock price. There are still a lot of overhanging questions on the impact of BPY (Brookfield Real Estate subsidiary) on the parent company and how the commercial real estate market will play out, but I decided to incrementally add to my position here.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Facebook Inc (FB) @ $209.70. The recent backlash against FB from companies to pull ads was a good buying opportunity imo. Some of these companies have stated that this is a pause for just one month, while others have left it open-ended. Regardless, the revenue source is diversified with third party analytics showing that FB’s top 10 advertisers make only 1.5% of total revenue.
  • Third purchase: I continued building on my new position of Microsoft Corp (MSFT) @ $193.50. Recently I decided to go up the risk curve a bit and sold off most of my bond allocation & decided moving those funds to one of the two AAA rated companies with a long road of growth ahead. I am close to a full position now, but may add more in the future as my overall portfolio grows and sizing automatically changes.

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

3 Recent Buys – GOOGL, FB, BABA

A quick update on recent buys in my portfolio. A lot of high profile investors are coming out of the woodworks to warn that the stock market is overvalued, but I’ve continued investing over the week.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) @ $1,345.00. Alphabet has shown a lot of resilience with the ad market facing headwinds, thanks to the great balance sheet & continued buybacks putting a floor on the stock price.
  • Second purchase: I initiated a new position in Facebook Inc (FB) @ $203.00. I missed out on buying FB when it was trading around $170 & missed it by $1 and the stock ran away from me. Like GOOGL, FB is facing some headwinds thanks to the recession & everyone cutting their ad budgets. I believe FB (like GOOGL) provides a lot of optionality thanks to the innovation on a fronts such as AI, AR/VR, Libra/payments etc.
  • Third purchase: I initiated a new position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) @ $196.96. Alibaba is a behemoth in the e-commerce space and provides plenty of exposure to the Asian market. In addition to the e-commerce, BABA provides good growth opportunities in fintech space (via their stake in Ant Financial), cloud offerings, entertainment (streaming services), and lots of other strategic initiatives.

What are your thoughts on these purchases. Share a comment below.

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