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Q: What would you consider to be a minimum net profit margin I should be targeting for companies? I was interested in Magna on this pullback but noticed their NPM is in the mid/low single digits which seems skinny for a manufacturer. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 16, 2023

Q: Hello
Wondering what to do with Magna? Before the big fall it looked like Magna was doing a little better than Linemar, at least by chart comparisons. I can book a fairly sustantial tax loss with Magna, with the idea of buying Linemar as a placeholder for 30 days and then buying back. I am a little worried, though, that L may suffer a similar fall. I am also wondering whether L would be a better stock to hold? Also wondering about timing. Would it be better to let Magna settle a bit before switching or do it right now? I would appreciate your usual excellent thoughts and advice on this question before making a decision.

Read Answer Asked by joseph on February 15, 2023

Q: Happy 2023 after learning the hard way in 2022 that growth is not always the best rewarded investments. Anyway this shall pass too. My question is about the impact from the interest raise that may potentially slow down buying new cars. It seems to me that the car parts retailers such as that sells “aftermarket auto parts and accessories” may be a good bet for 2023.

Most people in the U.S. simply don’t have a reason to spend money on a new car during the current, uncertain macro environment. Consequently, they will repair their current vehicles if they have problems.

What do you think of my theory? Are there any public Canadian company doing the same as PRTS? Please be free to suggest any other way to play the theme and place your suggestions in your preferred order and your rational.

Thanks a Million$


Read Answer Asked by Yves on January 04, 2023

Q: It appears Canada has the potential to take a part in the EV revolution, yesterdays announcemenmt from Volkswagon regarding a possible gigafactory here, and this from todays FP, "Canada has seen at least 10 major electric vehicle-related commitments totalling close to $16 billion since the start of 2021 as federal and provincial governments work to secure investments in the rapidly-evolving sector." For fun lets say all this and more happens, which Canadian companies will have the most to gain?

Read Answer Asked by Charles on December 05, 2022