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Brookfield Asset Management – Shareholders Are Highly Likely To Be Well Rewarded Over the Long-Term

On November 8, 2018 Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) released Q3 and YTD2018 results. $1.1B of Funds from Operations (FFO) were generated during Q3 versus $0.8B in Q3 2017. It has raised $12B of capital since the end of Q2 and it is now in the midst of raising capital across all three flagship funds. It [...]

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Becton Dickinson – Buy For Its Long-Term Growth Opportunities

On November 6, 2018 Becton Dickinson (BDX) released Q4 and FY2018 results and provided guidance for FY2019. BDX is making good progress with the integration of Carefusion and C.R. Bard. Management is committed to deleveraging the Balance Sheet to below 3x over 3 years and $1.2B of debt was repaid in FY2018 which is slightly [...]

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Broadridge Financial Solutions – Relish the Pullback

On November 6, 2018 Broadridge (BR) released Q1 2019 results and reaffirmed FY2019 guidance which it has provided at the time of its release of FY2018 financials on August 7, 2018. In my previous BR article I viewed shares as expensive and suggested investors patiently for a better entry point. Following the release of Q1 [...]

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All Companies in Which We Own Shares

During my journey to financial freedom I have continually strived to invest in high quality companies. In this post I disclose all the companies in which shares are currently held in the FFJ Portfolio and in undisclosed accounts. This is an updated from my October 9, 2018 post.   Subsequent to my October 9, 2018  [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on All Companies in Which We Own Shares

Selling Philip Morris And Buying Becton Dickinson

Not all investment decisions are made solely on a company's financial performance. In the case of my long-term investment in Philip Morris (PM), I no longer am willing to accept that I have invested in a company which provides no benefit to society. I have decided to liquidate my shares in Philip Morris and to [...]

By |November 4th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Selling Philip Morris And Buying Becton Dickinson

Chevron versus Exxon – My ‘Experiment’ in Long-Term Wealth Creation (UPDATE)

On August 27, 2015 I initiated an 'experiment' to determine which company would generate the best investment returns over a 20+ year time frame - Chevron (CVX) or Exxon Mobil (XOM). As at November 3, 2018, the value of my current CVX holdings is ~$10,000 greater than the value of the XOM holdings; dividends are [...]

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Enbridge – Carrying Out Its Strategic Priorities Will Reward Long-Term Shareholders

On November 2, 2018, Enbridge (ENB) released solid Q3 2018 results and provided an update on its strategic initiatives. ENB is heavily leveraged but once it completes its secured growth project inventory I envision ENB generating significant Free Cash Flow which can be used to reduce debt and support  continued low double digit percentage growth [...]

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Church & Dwight – I Think Mr. Market is Bipolar

Church & Dwight (CHD) released its Q3 2018 results November 1, 2018. Mr. Market promptly bid up shares over 9% by the close of business. CHD is a high quality company which focuses heavily on Free Cash Flow and its Cash Conversion Cycle which is more that can be said for other publicly traded companies [...]

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FFJ Portfolio – October 2018 Dividend Income Report

This is my October 2018 FFJ Portfolio dividend income update. The portfolio was created in January 2017 for the purpose of demonstrating how investing in well managed companies with competitive advantages can assist investors in reaching their long-term financial goals without the need to speculate or to chase dividend yield.   Stock values rise. Stock [...]

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Owens & Minor – This is the Type of Company You Should AVOID

There are some companies in the universe of publicly traded companies which should be avoided. Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI) is one of them. The company's financial performance has been deteriorating over the past few years and on October 31, 2018 it released Q3 and YTD 2018 results. Part of its earnings announcement included a [...]

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