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“The Commodity Boom is For Real”

“The Commodity Boom is For Real”

Commodities in general were on fire for several months and they’re currently taking a breather. But make no mistake this move in everything from grains to oil is real. It’s just phase one of a multi-year bull market, according to long-time energy investor Josef Schachter, Author of the Schachter Energy Report. Schachter’s process gave him a buy signal in March of 2020 and he loaded up on stocks such as Whitecap Resources. He’s since taken some profit and is sitting in a fair amount of cash waiting for another nice entry point. Get Schachter’s informed take on oil and natural gas, and how to find profitable opportunities. 

Bear-O-Meter is Flashing Red. What Investors Should Do

Bear-O-Meter is Flashing Red. What Investors Should Do

Keith Richards (not that one) deploys an equal measure of fundamental and technical analysis to gauge buy and sell possibilities for his clients’ portfolios at Value Trend Wealth Management. The President, Chief Portfolio Manager & Technical Analyst at the firm, Richards considers himself an independent and contrarian investor who believes buy and hold can be costly for investors. Instead, he deploys an active management style to manage risk, protect capital, and optimize returns. Find out why Richards’ Bear-o-meter, which monitors 11 market metrics, is flashing red and what that means for investors.

Update: Adcore’s Blowout Quarter

Update: March 31, 2021. When Adcore (TSX:ADCO) CEO and founder Omri Brill told us in late February he was bullish on the company’s business, he meant it. The digital advertising company has delivered record Q4 and full-year 2020 revenue of $13.3 million and $22.8 million, for growth of 219 per cent and 52 per cent, respectively. Click on the video above for our interview with Brill to find out more about this fast-growing company.

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Tales from the Crypt-o File

Tales from the Crypt-o File

We’re gearing up for our live Crypto Show this Wednesday, April, 21 at 2pm EST. We’ll be examining investment opportunities in cryptocurrency and blockchain with five prominent executives from five companies in various areas of the sector. Click here to see the guest list and to register for free. To whet your appetite, we’ve assembled some of the best crypto and blockchain articles from this dynamic and hotly debated sector. That’s followed by our usual weekly lineup of the best stock market-related reads of the week. 

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“High-Octane Liquidity” Fuelling Eye-Popping Margin Debt

“High-Octane Liquidity” Fuelling Eye-Popping Margin Debt

It’s not an exaggeration to say investors using credit to invest in stocks and other securities is at extreme levels. In fact, margin debt is at a record, rising at the fastest pace since 2007, and some of the charts in this story reflecting that are truly eye-popping. Ed Yardeni, President of Yardeni Research, points out that margin debt is always closely tied to bull and bear markets. At the moment, stocks are “melting up” as central bank and government stimulus along with investor borrowing are providing “rocket fuel” for stock prices. But look out when the inevitable bear market comes.

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Insiders Sending Clear Signal About Stock Market and Economy

Insiders Sending Clear Signal About Stock Market and Economy

Who better to know the prospects of companies and the economy than high-ranking executives of those firms? That’s the opinion of former hedge fund manager Jesse Felder, the Founder, Editor and Publisher of The Felder Report. That’s why he’s sounding the alarm about what a key insider sell and buy ratio is indicating. Here’s an excerpt from Felder’s recent article, which includes a telling chart.

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Three Canadian Global Stocks with Double Digit Upside

Three Canadian Global Stocks with Double Digit Upside

The 10 per cent rule is often applied when comparing things between Canada and the United States. That’s to account for the fact the U.S. population is about 10 times the size of its northern neighbours’s. We’re using a variation of that rule to pluck three of the four Canadian companies – Element Fleet being the other one – that have been chosen for RBC Capital Markets’ Top 30 Global Ideas for 2021, Q2 Update. The stocks have 12-month upside of between 23 and 37%. Here are a few excerpts from that report. 

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What This Long-Time Cannabis Investor Learned from the Boom & Bust

When you started investing in cannabis in 2013 and have been through the initial mania and subsequent bust, and are now observing the renewed investor enthusiasm, your opinion matters. That’s why we asked Bruce Campbell during our live stream show what he learned from the cannabis boom and bust and how he is applying those lessons now to his StoneCastle Cannabis Growth Fund. 

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Three Emerging Companies with Accelerating Earnings

We’ve made it easy for you to watch Bruce Campbell talk about his top small cap ideas in case you’d rather not watch the entire replay of our live stream show. The founder and Portfolio Manager of StoneCastle Investment Management gravitated to small cap stocks early in his investing career because he favours emerging companies with accelerating earnings growth. Here are three ideas in plant-based packaging, cannabis, and renewables, each of which fit Campbell’s criteria. 

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Investing Lessons from Two Legends

Investing Lessons from Two Legends

We wrap up our three part interview with Teal Linde, with three investing lessons he absorbed from two legendary investors that he applies to this day. The President & Founder of Linde Equity Inc. says he gleaned invaluable information from a couple of books he read more than 20 years ago that he incorporates into his investment process. Those words to live by have helped Linde consistently outperform the market and his peers over the years. 

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Watch the Replay: Bruce Campbell Live! Small-to-Mid Cap Stocks

Watch the Replay: Bruce Campbell Live! Small-to-Mid Cap Stocks

Lots of excellent insight today from Bruce Campbell on his Small-to-Mid Cap investing style. The Founder & Portfolio Manager of StoneCastle Investment Management, who runs the number two ranked Purpose Canadian Equity Growth Fund, and the StoneCastle Cannabis Growth Fund, goes in-depth on how to find winners, and gives investors three top stock ideas. We also have a big announcement about a live cryptocurrency and blockchain show we have coming on April 21, featuring prominent CEOs. Watch the replay here. It starts at 04:55.

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Q&A: Finding 100-Bagger Stocks

Q&A: Finding 100-Bagger Stocks

Our videos with Chris Mayer remain among our most popular so we’re going back to the well for excerpts from the 100-Bagger author’s latest blog. Mayer is also the co-founder and Portfolio Manager at Woodlock House Family Capital. He gets a lot of questions about how to find stocks that grow 100-fold or more over many years. Here he answers a few of those questions.  

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Cybersecurity, Big Tech & Property Management: Three Top Stock Ideas

We’ve saved the best for last with Paul Harris. This Partner & Portfolio Manager at Harris Douglas Asset Management has discussed how he finds great companies, given investors three “KISS” investing principles, and now presents three top stock ideas. These companies are all leaders in their sectors, have strong growth opportunities, and are well managed. 

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Three “KISS” Investing Principles

Paul Harris has learned a lot about investing over his many years in the business in various roles. One important lesson he’s absorbed is to keep it simple. Here are three “KISS” investing principles, from this Partner & Portfolio Manager at Harris Douglas Asset Management, to help you achieve that.

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Three Top Stock Ideas from Teal Linde

Teal Linde has chosen two undervalued companies that are still trading well below the levels they hit before the market crash last year. And, the President & Founder of Linde Equity Inc., likes the growth runway of this company, which he believes could grow more in the next 10 years than it has in its first 35. Take advantage of these ideas from Linde, who consistently outperforms the market and his peers. 

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Finding Great Companies by Tearing Them Apart

Snappy bowtie. Check. Pink newspaper tucked under arm. Check. Fencing, love of arias and cooking. All of the above. Paul Harris is not your average dude. So it makes sense that he takes a meticulous and particular approach to investing. This Partner & Portfolio Manager at Harris Douglas Asset Management has a strict criteria when it comes to the types of stocks he’ll buy, and the types he’ll avoid. In this conversation, Harris dives into his process, explains how he tunes out the noise of the market, and details a contrarian view on the role of bonds in every portfolio.  

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5 Stocks for 2023

5 Stocks for 2023

You’ve heard of 30 for 30. The highly-regarded ESPN documentary series that was started to commemorate the sports network’s 30th birthday but proved so successful ESPN kept on making the documentaries. Well, how about 30 for ’23. Not the same ring, I know. But that’s what Morgan Stanley’s US Equity Strategy team has come up with. 30 stocks to consider owning through 2023 (see full list below). We’ve pared it down to the hi-lights and a more manageable five for ’23 based on a few factors such as the highest estimated growth rates, profit margins and price appreciation. Consider these stocks which could fare quite well through 2023. 

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Bitcoin to $500,000? Aw, C’mon Now.

Bitcoin to $500,000? Aw, C’mon Now.

Okay, bitcoin has proven a lot of people wrong. It’s price has soared dramatically. Institutions such as Paypal and Square are increasingly incorporating the cryptocurrency into their platforms. Tesla bought $1.5 billion of it and says it will accept bitcoin as payment for its vehicles. We get it. But can’t we wait for bitcoin to get above $100,000 before we start speculating about $500,000 or some other astronomical number? Apparently not. Then again, Teeka Tiwari has every right to speculate. The former Wall Street VP and now Editor of Palm Beach Confidential, started recommending bitcoin in 2016 at $428. That’s a mere 14,200+ appreciation at its recent peak above $61,000. Here’s Tiwari on why bitcoin could reach half a million dollars.

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Why Small-to-Mid-Cap Stocks Will “Dwarf” Returns of Other Asset Classes for Decades

Why Small-to-Mid-Cap Stocks Will “Dwarf” Returns of Other Asset Classes for Decades

Small-to-mid-capitalization stocks or large cap stocks? Either or? Or a mix of both? The evidence is clear that small-to-mid-cap stocks outperform over the long-term and will likely “dwarf” the returns of other asset classes for years to come, according to a report from J.P. Morgan. Eduardo Lecubarri, European Small & Mid-Cap Strategist, and Global Head of Small/Mid-Cap Equity Strategy lists the reasons why and breaks down the myths about these kind of stocks.

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Top-Ranked Teal Linde on How He Beats the Market

There are dozens of investment newsletters in Canada and the U.S. and Mark Hulbert has been tracking the returns on their stock selections for 40 years. The founder of the since wound down Hulbert Financial Digest and now Hulbert Ratings calculates that, over the past 15 years, out of 67 newsletters, the Linde Equity Report has the second-best record of all at an annualized 18.56 per cent. In fact, Teal Linde, since starting his newsletter in 2000, has made about 240 stock selections with an annualized return of more than 24 per cent. Linde started managing money in the early 2000s and launched the Linde Equity Fund in 2016. In this conversation, Linde, a stock market historian, compares the current market to previous manias, panics and crashes, reveals how he unearths winners, and explains his “switching strategy”.

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Three Large Cap Stock Ideas to Power Your Portfolio

Big, boring and beautiful. There’s a lot to be said for investing in large, established, household name companies. They may be predictable, they may not be sexy, but they sure can deliver strong investment returns. Here are three reliable, large cap stock ideas to anchor your portfolio. 

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Are Investors Counting Their Chickens…?

Are Investors Counting Their Chickens…?

We all know the expression “Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched”, meaning don’t expect something good to happen before it does. Are some investors guilty of that right now? Stocks that will benefit from the reopening economy are soaring with what appears to be a gale force wind combination of fiscal stimulus, low interest rates, stronger earnings and an uncoiled spring of personal savings at their backs. But not every egg is going to be golden. Here’s the monthly commentary from Davis Rea Investment Counsel on the potential for too much of a good thing. 

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The “Big Market Delusion” of Electric Vehicles

The “Big Market Delusion” of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) stocks have unwound some of their huge gains but remain favourites of momentum investors who have been driving almost anything EV-related higher. This on the belief EVs are the way of the future and the majority of them will succeed in the long run. That’s not how it works with innovative or disruptive new sectors, according to Rob Arnott, founder & Chairman of Research Affiliates. Here is a brief excerpt from his recent article Big Market Delusion: Electric Vehicles, followed by a link to the full, free article, which delves into why not all EVs will be winners long-term. 

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