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”

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”

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?”

Banking On The Banks

Berkshire Hathaway run by Warren Buffet is betting big on banks right now, especially on Bank of America (BAC). Regulators have recently approved Berkshire to acquire up to 25% of Bank of America. Since then Berkshire has spent 2.1 billion for 85.2 Million shares bringing their current holdings of BAC to 11.9%. Bank of AmericaContinue reading “Banking On The Banks”

A Golden Opportunity

I want to talk about Kirkland Lake Gold (KL. TSX). They are up 609% in the past year with dividends reinvested. This company is somewhat of a unicorn in the fact that they have zero debt, all while having $700 million in cash as of December 31, 2019. Most large companies have at least aContinue reading “A Golden Opportunity”

The Good, the Bad, the Fugly

This post is all about my 5 best and 5 worst trades, as well as a couple missed opportunities and a couple that I was lucky to get out when I did and some of the lessons learned on the way. Hopefully this will help a few people avoid a few investing mistakes. The GoodContinue reading “The Good, the Bad, the Fugly”