Stockchase Recent Top Picks RSS Recent Top Picks by Experts en Walgreen Boots Alliance <p>Recently did a deal with Rite Aid (RAD-N) that is going to put them into the US North East and Mid-Atlantic. There will be over $1 billion of synergies there. This is a company that has proven that they are not afraid to make acquisitions. Well-managed and will grow into the future. Dividend yield of 1.8%.</p> Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Verizon Communications <p>Large wireless telco with about 70% being wireless This is often described as a safe place in the market, because of his high dividend yield. When you look under the hood, you are seeing a company that is really innovating. Recently sold their wire line business in California, Texas and Florida. They are basically taking a telco and becoming a content delivery company delivering data, voice and streaming video. They produce a ton of cash. Dividend yield of 4.4%.</p> Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Charles River Labs Intl <p>Does safety testing, the efficacy, phase 1 through 3 trials for particular drugs for pharmaceutical companies. High growth, growing earnings last year at 17%.</p> Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Vanguard FTSE Cdn High Div Yd. <p>For people who are trying to find ways to get income and trying to get some diversification, instead of buying individual companies or individual sectors, why not just buy all the things that are paying dividends, get it cheaply, get broad diversification. He thinks the worst is behind us and that we hit the bottom in Jan-Feb.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 iShares CNX Nifty India <p>If you want to get into emerging markets, but want to avoid China and still have the growing middle class, India is the way to go.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Vanguard MSCI Emerg. Mkt. ETF <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>(A Top Pick May 27/15. Down 17.24%.)</strong></span> Likes this very much, but it has been down a lot. He continues to believe that emerging markets are a ridiculously under owned asset class in Canada. This is probably the market leader in the Canadian market space. It is going to be a more volatile play, but this is a part of the world that is growing at 4%-6% GDP growth in a growing middle class. Very cheap and very diversified. This will be a long-term hold.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Kuehne + Nagel Intl. <p>Swiss exchange and on the pink sheets in New York.&nbsp; If you believe in growth in global trade then you want to own this one.&nbsp; They have a lot of cash and no debt.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Cara Operations Ltd. <p>Brand new for him.&nbsp; He likes it because he wanted to increase his presence in Canada, but not in resources.&nbsp; It is the Canadian consolidator in the restaurant business.&nbsp; The dual class share structure is their only drawback.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Power Financial Corp <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>(Top Pick Apr 17/15, Down 7.45%)</strong> </span>Great West Life, IGM and European investments.&nbsp; What is needed is higher interest rates to invest premiums in.&nbsp; He is keeping it.&nbsp; It goes up and down along with their assets. He likes the long term outlook for the insurance business when rates start to go up.&nbsp; He likes IGM and the European assets that he thinks are undervalued.&nbsp; They have gone back to raising their dividend on a regular basis.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400