Big Time Diesel

Originally I had planned to do an article about the biggest large diesel engine manufacturers, but as far as public companies go it really turned into a two horse race between Caterpillar and Cummins (every other manufacturer is either privately owned or not on a North American Exchange). The five biggest diesel engine manufacturers are:Continue reading “Big Time Diesel”

Colby’s Top 5 picks for 2021

So, this will be my first top 5 picks article, 2020 was interesting and very volatile which is actually a really good thing in my opinion, lots of fear and speculation in the market is a fantastic opportunity to make money, though I’m sure there are a lot of people that did not enjoy theContinue reading “Colby’s Top 5 picks for 2021”

Companies Everyone Loves to Hate

I figured now would be a good time to talk about some oil companies, not just the big guys though. Specifically I wanted to talk about the largest providers of lubricants, or specifically engine oil. This is largely due to the fact that I recently added Valvoline (VVV) to my watch list and the factContinue reading “Companies Everyone Loves to Hate”

Best Way to Reinvest Dividends?

When it comes to reinvesting dividends there are really only 2 options. The first option is to use a dividend reinvestment plan also known as a DRIP. The second option is to just reinvest your dividends yourself. There are a few advantages and disadvantages to each of these strategies. DRIPS are the main strategy thatContinue reading “Best Way to Reinvest Dividends?”

Saved by the Bell

One of the companies I have been thinking about writing an article about recently is BCE Inc. which owns Bell Mobility among other things. BCE is one of Canada’s largest corporations and owns a large variety of entities within their corporation including part of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Bell as we knowContinue reading “Saved by the Bell”

Upside to a Recession

There are a few ways that a good company can do to take advantage of a recession. One of the things that are sometimes done to try and boost the economy is for interest rates to be lowered making it easier for companies (and people) to borrow money. Rather than borrowing to go into moreContinue reading “Upside to a Recession”

Hockey Stocks

Since the Stanley cup playoffs have just recently come to a close and with fall bringing the start of the cold weather I figured this would be a good time to talk about some hockey related stocks. Unfortunately hockey is a lot like racing in that there are relatively few opportunities to directly own anyContinue reading “Hockey Stocks”

Not the Seattle Kraken

Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine technology company based out of Newfoundland. They design, develop and market advanced sensors for unmanned underwater vehicles for military and commercial applications. One of the main things they are known for is Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), which they are recognized as a world leader in innovation for this technology.Continue reading “Not the Seattle Kraken”

Is SS&C Technologies a Good Buy?

There is a decent chance that you have never even heard of this company, which is kind of funny considering they are the world’s largest hedge fund and private equity administrators as well as the largest mutual fund transfer agency with 45 Trillion in managed assets. SS&C Technologies (SSNC) has over 22,000 employees in 35Continue reading “Is SS&C Technologies a Good Buy?”

TFSA vs RRSP

This article is all about your Tax Free Savings account vs. your Registered Retirement Savings Plan and which one you should be investing in. Obviously if you can afford to you should be maxing out both of these accounts if you have the ability to do so. This article assumes that, like me, you don’tContinue reading “TFSA vs RRSP”