2 Recent Buys – BBB, KL

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A quick update on a couple of purchases in my portfolio adding to my existing positions.

  • On Friday, I added 4,000 shares in Brixton Metals Corp (BBB.V) @ C$0.52. Couple of weeks ago, IĀ initiated a position in this microcap silver/gold/cobalt exploration company. Following my purchase, the stock prices shot up, but finally pulled back last week after it was disclosed that $4M was raised in a private placement. The PP deal consists of shares at $0.50 and flow thru shares at $0.55, in addition to warrants exercisable at $0.70 for 24 months. That sounds like a decent floor price for me and I decided to add on the pullback bringing my total position to 9,000 shares with an average price of $0.46.
  • Yesterday saw a huge reversal in the precious metal (and base metals as well) miners performance. It turned into a bloodbath at the end of the day and the GDXJ (junior gold/silver mining ETF) fell close to 10%. The space has been acting extremely that is confounding everyone as there is a disconnect from the metal prices — gold and silver prices have been climbing as the equities fall. This was too great an opportunity to pass up and I decided to add buy 230 shares in Kirkland Lake Gold (KL.TO) @ C$8.79. I put in a low-ball offer at $9 after seeing a 8-9% fall in shareprice, but managed to get executed even lower — I love flash crashes! šŸ™‚ For those unaware, this is a newly merged company between Kirkland Lake and Newmarket Gold forming a new mid-tier company with approx 500K oz in annual production. The jurisdictions are as secure as they can come – Canada and Australia, has a fantastic management in place and the board is chaired by none other than Eric Sprott. New discoveries and extensions of mineralization show nothing but great news for the company and this pullback was a great opportunity for me to add shares. After this purchase, Kirkland LakeĀ becomes one of the largest holdings in my portfolio.

Full Disclosure: Long BBB.V & KL.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Recent Buy – Brixton Metals Corp

Another new position in my portfolio.Ā Regular readers are aware that I have been bullish on the precious metals space since mid-2016. The new bull market started last year after a painful 4-5 years and provided investors with lucrative returns over the year. 2017 doesn’t seem to be much different — and investors are seeing almost identical performance through the start of this year as they did in 2016.Ā My top investment pick for the year, a junior gold miner ETF (GDXJ) is up 30% YTD. You can see the live tracking of the top picks on this page.

Earlier this week I initiated a position with 5,000 shares in Brixton Metals Corp (BBB.V) @ C$0.42. Brixton Metals is aĀ gold/silver/cobalt exploration company that operates in Canada.

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Recent Buy – Baby R2R’s New Portfolio

At the beginning of January, I set the following goal for the financial well being of our baby daughter. I am happy to report that I have started putting this plan into motion.

> New portfolio for our daughter ā€“ In 2016, my wife and I welcomed our daughter. Time to set things in motion for the financial well being of our baby daughter.

  • We have opened up a new RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) account, which allows us to save and invest for her post-secondary education.Ā The plan allows us to get education grant money from the government and is tax-deferred on the income generated. We intend to start investing this money soon and will post an update on which stocks/ETFs we chose.
  • In addition to the RESP plan, we intend to start a DRIP plan to put away a small amount of money each month (starting off with $100/month for now) that will be her nest egg when she is an adult.Ā Time is one of the most powerful weapons in an investorā€™s arsenal and starting off a DRIP plan allows us to let the investment compound over the course of 20-ish years. Iā€™ll post an update soon on which stock I am picking for this plan.

The Education Plan

A quick background on the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). RESP is an account type available to Canadians to save, invest and grow funds for post-secondary education. While not only limited to kids, it is generally targeted to help parents save for their kids’ education. The best part of this plan is that the government matches the contributions via the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG). The grant amount is 20% of contributions to a max of $500 per year. So, to maximize the benefits, we would contribute $2,500 per year into this account.

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2 Recent Buys – CU, NGD

Some quick updates for the recent moves in my portfolio. I made a few purchases in January that I never got around to documenting, so here it is.

I made the following purchases in January 2017

  • 100 shares of Canadian UtilitiesĀ Ltd (CU.TO) + 1 STO covered call
  • 1,000 shares of New Gold Inc (NGD.TO) *New position*
  • + New portfolio for my daughter – details coming soon in a separate post

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Recent Buy – Silver Wheaton Corp

This will be another quick update on my recent purchase. As most are aware, its been a bloodbath in the precious metals space after the interest rate raise. The raise was almost 100% guaranteed, and continued strength in the US$ was also guaranteed. So I was waiting for this event to unfold before I made the next purchase in the precious metals space.

Thanks to a more hawkish note from the Fed — that they will raise interest rates 3 times next year (we’ll see if there is any weight to that…since they also promised us 4 raises this year); there was increased volatility and we saw a mini-correction in bond substitutes such as REITs and precious metals as the US$ surged. The DXY reached a high of 103 post-announcement.

Watching the bloodbath all day, it was too hard to pass up on the opportunity and I decided to buy and add to my Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW) position after it fell 9% on the day.

I bought 100 shares of Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW) at US$17.00. This purchase adds US$24 to my forward dividend income.

However, IĀ decided to use my US$ in the investment account instead of the CAD$, so I have both SLW and SLW.TO currently — but for the most post, I will treat them as the same on this blog going forward.

Silver continues to languish and is currently hovering at the $15-16 handle, which I believe is an extremely attractive price for this chameleon metal — which acts both as a precious metal and as an industrial metal. To read more about the company itself, I will simply link to my original post where I profiled Silver Wheaton.

Recent Buy – Silver Wheaton Corp

Have you made any moves post-rate raise? Share your thoughts below.