Ninja’s 2012 Canadian Stock Picks – Part 2

Last week I covered the first half of my 2012 Canadian Stock Picks . I covered three of my favourite companies I’ve had on my watch list for quite awhile, Husky Energy (HSE-T), Telus Communications (T-T and TU-N), and Corby Distilleries (CDL.A-T). This week I continue with my other picks, all in the financial sector. Unless noted, the following companies trade on the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange). AGF Management (AGF.B) If you invest in Canadian mutual funds, then you will be quite familiar with ...

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Ninja’s 2012 Canadian Stock Picks – Part 1

For the year ending December 31st 2011, investing was a mixed bag. International stocks were a loss; over -14.4% (using Vanguard’s VEU ETF) and European stocks alone were down nearly -12%. The U.S. markets performed much better. U.S. investors, especially dividend investors, saw substantial increases in the equity component of their portfolio. The return of the S&P 500 was relatively flat, but the DOW returned a positive 5.5%. Looking at Canada, The TSX was down over -8.7% for 2011. However ...

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From Natural Gas to Big Macs

A lot of interesting developments occurred last week on some stocks I have been watching and/or holding.  I have noticed a significant increase in my holdings: Encana, Rogers, Royal Bank, and Shaw Communications etc. are all advancing.  I was hoping to have published this post over the weekend, since it was last week’s news. So here goes better late than never! Bank of Montreal (BMO) BMO is on the move! Back on December 20th BMO share prices had slumped down from approx $59 to $56.60 per share ...

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My Stock Picks for 2011

Happy New Year! What would the beginning of 2011 be without a list of great stocks to invest in? I wanted to find solid blue-chips that had either been trading at their lows, were punished for lower than expected earnings, and were poised for a rally. I also wanted to look at sectors I think will do well in the coming years. Oil, technology, and big consumer food and entertainment companies could be the winners. You will notice I haven’t included any Income Trusts in my list. I certainly think ...

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