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Q: If you held the following smaller cap stocks in positions of 0.5% to 1.0% of your total stock portfolio, and wanted to reduce the number of holdings by selling several of them and using the money to add to others, which ones would you sell and which ones would you add to: ACQ, ADEN, AEP, AND, CHW, CJ, DCM, ECN, GEO, HPS.A, LNF, NOA, PRL, QIPT, RCH, RET.A, SFC, STLC, SVI, TVE, WELL, XTC. Assume overall portfolio is well diversified so sectors not a consideration, and that this is the riskier part of portfolio, so, higher risk is fine. Would be great if you could pare this list of 22 stocks down to about 10-15. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on April 24, 2023
Q: I currently have holdings in the above-noted companies inside my TFSA and am intending to add to one or more of the positions. I understand that they are very different entities, but how you would rank them in terms of general quality and upside? Thank You
Read Answer Asked by Andrew on December 19, 2022
Q: Chesswood, North American Construction and Hammond Power Systems all produced some very good Q3 results. All look very cheap on a p/e basis. Would like to hear some comments about each as possible purchases in a diversified portfolio. I hold some HPS, but not the other 2.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 09, 2022
Q: How would you rank AX.UN, CHP.un, CHW. DOO, ET, FN, HPS.A, ISV, LB, QSR for overall return with some growth. Please rate as well if you would Buy, Sell or Hold Each one of them. Would you prefer at this time not to invest and just hold cash?
Read Answer Asked by David on October 19, 2022
Q: Doing a complete revision of my portfolio and these names came up for consideration.
I would appreciate your input as to whether they could be a good investment at this time.
Read Answer Asked by stan on November 18, 2020
Q: I have several beat up stocks that are now small holdings so looking to clean up the mess a bit and reduce my holdings to a more reasonable number. These are all in my unregistered accounts so will generate a tax loss although that wont do me much good this year with no likely gains to harvest.... So my general plan was to sell some and consolidate in other holdings I already have: ( use as many credits as required)

Sell HSE ( 1/4 position ) and add to my 1/2 SU . I get the tax loss to carry forward and move from HSE that is mostly heavy oil to SU with less downside.

Sell CHW ( 1/4 position) and add to my 1/2 SJ. These 2 don't really match up well like HSE and SU but the CHW is such a small position, unlikely to move until late in the recovery and with the div suspended I think I am going to take my lumps on it. I am a bit lite on SJ anyways.

Sell my MX ( 1/2 position) and add to my MAL ( 1/2 position). Once again not good matches but these 2 are small position in the same account. MAL hasn't done much in terms of stock movement but has generated a good yield over the many years I have owned it. I am not feeling the love in the energy sector for the next few years and I have a felling that the good old days in oil and gas might be at an end with the cost of solar improving and the steady growth in electrifying transportation....

And last sell 1/2 position of AD and buy ALA ( 1/2 position). Once again not a great fit in terms of sector but yields are comparable and ALA is essentially a utility ( and not a oil and gas) so should be a somewhat stable yield.

I wish I had a few big winner I wanted to sell to harvest the tax losses now but will just need to put them in my pocket for the big recovery in a hopefully not to distant future... These moves reduce my small holdings, Get rid of some holding you don't have in your portfolios, de-risk my portfolio somewhat and finally move that money into companies a bit better placed to maintain their dividends during covid/post covid
Read Answer Asked by Tom on July 22, 2020
Q: Any strong objections to doubling down on CHW. I have owned it for many years. It is a riskier play then buying TD but the upside on the rebound is likely bigger at current valuations. They will get hit hard by covid but my feeling is that is built into the current price. I doubt the current 20% div yield is sustainable but they should be in a position to payout something monthly for some income while folks wait for the rebound. With the +50% drop I would double down to get me to my old weighting.
Read Answer Asked by Tom on April 06, 2020
Q: I am reviewing all portfolios and have an investment in each of these. Please provide your thoughts on each company going forward... Thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Bruce on December 09, 2019