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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-07-22 TOP PICK Corby-Spirit-and-Wine--A-
CSW.A-T
Colin Stewart

The really interesting element is that whiskey is the big hot trend in the spirits business, and Pernod, their parent, does not have a US whiskey brand. Corby partnered with J P Wisers, their Canadian Rye brand, in order to make a big push into the US. They are just in the early stages. If successful and gets traction, this company’s earnings could go up substantially. If this expansion is successful, you are either going to get a big dividend increase, or Pernod is going to come along and try to buy the remaining piece of this company. Yield of 3.51%.

Price:
$20.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-22 TOP PICK Hudson-Bay-Co.
HBC-T
Colin Stewart

Doesn’t love department stores, but this is a unique opportunity. There are 3 really prominent retail brands under this company, The Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks. This is run by the real estate Baker family, and the real opportunity here is the monetization and the hidden value of the real estate. $5.5-$6 billion enterprise value company. Thinks the real estate alone could be worth $4 billion, which means you are buying the retail operation for about 3X enterprise value to EBIDA, a very depressed multiple yield of 1.2%.

Price:
$15.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-22 TOP PICK Horizons-S-and-P-TSX-60-Equal-Weight-ETF
HEW-T
Terry Shaunessy

(A Top Pick July 24/13. Up 18.77%.) Likes this because it de-emphasizes financials a little bit. As the property market flattens out, some of the profitability of Canadian banks flattens out as well. The leadership is more with energy and materials.

Price:
$12.990
Subject:
ETF's
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-22 TOP PICK Madison-Square-Garden--D-
MSG-Q
Colin Stewart

Entertainment, sports, media company that has a mix of 3 different core businesses. They own the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. People are putting very large values on sports franchises. They also own Madison Square Gardens, and have the development rights/air rights above the building, to build an office building or condo eventually. Thirdly have the regional sports network, which is somewhere in the neighbourhood of $350 million a year. The combination of these things could make it worth as much as $100 a share. Feels the Dolan family could make a bid to make it private at some time.

Price:
$60.220
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-22 TOP PICK Vanguard-US-Total-Mkt-Ind-ETF
VUN-T
Terry Shaunessy

Total US market. So this is big cap, mid-cap and small cap. You can buy this either hedged or unhedged. This is the unhedged total US market cap, and VUS-T is the one that is hedged.

Price:
$29.920
Subject:
ETF's
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-22 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-TSX-Gb-Base-Metals
XBM-T
Terry Shaunessy

Any time he has the opportunity in his portfolios to buy international or US indexes in the Canadian market, he does it. This does not have gold in it, but is straight base metals. Nobody has put any new money into mining, and there is not a lot of capacity there. Feels that once this gets going, you are going to see a lot of action in the mining sector. It will always be the big cap guys that lead the sectors back, and that is why he has started with this one.

Price:
$15.510
Subject:
ETF's
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Argonaut-Gold
AR-T
Bruce Campbell (1)

Started to buy this again recently. Just reported production, which was about a 7% miss, so the stock has pulled back. Currently trading $0.65 from its NAV. There is production growth coming. This was just a quarter that got pushed into the back half of the year, so they kept guidance the same. Thinks it is easy for this to go to $5 again. This is a seasonally strong period for gold (and silver), so he thinks there is at least a trade in this. Low cost producer at about $700 an ounce.

Price:
$4.180
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Cineplex-Inc
CGX-T
Bruce Campbell (1)

This is the 1st time in a while that there has been a decent pullback (10%) because of the lack of blockbusters. Third and 4th quarters are going to be better. Thinks you will get about a 10% return plus the dividend, giving you a 14%-15% return, with a ton of safety. One of the best management teams out there.

Price:
$39.150
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Encana-Corp
ECA-T
Ron Meisels

It is almost all pulled back.  A huge base and then a break out.  We had one leg and now we will get the second.  Buy it today or tomorrow.

Price:
$23.110
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - N.A. EQUITIES
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Husky-Energy
HSE-T
Ron Meisels

(Top Pick Jan 20/14, Up 4.08%) It is in a major uptrend although it went through a correction recently.  This is an ideal buying opportunity.  Average up, rather than down.  It had a double base and then a break out.  It is pulling back so as to provide another buying opportunity.

Price:
$34.260
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - N.A. EQUITIES
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Paramount-Resources
POU-T
Bruce Campbell (1)

Gas producer. Has fantastic growth. They are going to double production, and cash flow is going to jump in 2015, and then again in 2016. The Riddell family is in on this, and they are very sharp. They basically run it like a private company and think 10 years ahead. He thinks this is a $75 stock.

Price:
$55.590
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-21 TOP PICK Trans-Canada-Corp
TRP-T
Ron Meisels

Good yield, coming out of a big base last summer.  It is looking good with Keystone XL.

Price:
$54.280
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - N.A. EQUITIES
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Canadian-Natural-Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Mohsin Bashir

Spinning off tons of cash. One of the largest senior producers in Western Canada, and produce about a million barrels of oil a day. Phase 2 expansion in Horizon as well as its thermal projects, gives it a really good line of sight for amping up its production with another 250 million barrels by 2017. This will mean an extra $2 billion per year of free cash flow available, which could be used for increasing dividends or further asset purchases. Also, have a nice handful of royalty assets that could be spun out. Yield of 1.89%.

Price:
$48.320
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Matthews-International
MATW-Q
Mohsin Bashir

One of the most important key suppliers to the death care industry, in supplying caskets and cremation equipment to funeral homes. Own 70% market share in bronze and granite memorials. In the US there are a higher number of people that are opting for cremation, about 36%, which is forecasted to grow to about 56% in 10 years. Yield of 1.03%.

Price:
$43.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Medtronic-Inc
MDT-N
Mohsin Bashir

On the cusp of a transformational acquisition, the $43 billion purchase of Covidian (COV-N). This changes their headquarters with a tax inversion deal, making Covidian a 30% owner of the new Medtronic. In order for a tax inversion to take place, you have to own at least 20%, so maybe the extra buffer of 30% will appease regulators, and keep everybody happy. This would allow them to have foreign profit, somewhere in the realm of about $14 billion, and be able to re-disperse them among their existing shareholders. A good line of sight for a growing dividend, further share buybacks, as well as future tuck in acquisitions. This deal would make them the biggest and most diversified medical devices company globally. Also, developing a series of new products. Yield of 1.97%.

Price:
$62.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
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