Recent Sell – FIH, NVO

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We are in correction territory with the ongoing fall in the equity markets. During the ongoing selloff, I decided that I needed to shed a couple of the names that I had been considering for a long time before things went even deeper in the red. This is part of the portfolio cleanup that I’ve been working on and this iteration includes two recent sales.

First sale: A company that has lagged and severely underperformed in my portfolio even though on the surface it looks promising and has good assets. I decided to exit my position in Fairfax India Holdings (FIH.U.TO). The stock has not performed at all over the past few years and continues to trade below book value.

Total loss = 24.6% (holding period = ~2.4 yrs)

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3 Recent Buys – NVO, CBW, CHV

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Here’s a quick update on three more purchases in my portfolio in the past few days. This time, I have two new purchases and one addition.

  • First purchase: Who likes to catch falling knives? Apparently I do…Over the last couple of weeks, I have initiated and added to new position in Novo Resources Corp (NVO.V). Its seen some downward pressure and I am already in deep red with this position. Still, I believe that there is potential for some great returns here. For those unfamiliar, Novo Resources is a gold exploration company that is focused in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There has been a new gold rush in the region, with junior companies staking claims on land packages — and Novo holds a nice big chunk, most of it on its own while some is in joint venture with Artemis Resources. Novo has got a lot of hype lately and has seen the stock price shoot up after some good initial results, but some sample results lately have put a damper and the stock has been punished. I have clearly¬†got in too early, but am willing to hold through the next set of results that come in January. This is the good thing about resource sector — as long as the gold is present in the ground, you can just sit back and wait for the market to turn. I bought in three tranches and currently hold 1,000 shares at an average cost basis of CAD$7.25. See corp presentation for more details about the company.
  • For the second purchase, I added to an existing position in Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp (CBW.V), with 3,000 shares @ CAD$0.85. This is my second purchase of the company and I wrote more details about this company in my first post (click here for details).
  • The last purchase for this iteration is a another weedstock. I initiated a position in Canada House Wellness (CHV.C), a small cap vertically integrated licensed producer. Instead of rehashing, I will simply link to this great post from Deep Dive, which details the company. I initiated with 3,000 shares @ CAD$0.315.

What do you think of these purchases? Share your thoughts below.