I get my hands dirty with a manufacturing company and use some recent share price strength to take profits on two of my existing holdings.
I cast a critical eye on my recent performance and uncover some interesting stats from a pile of old brokerage statements.
Looking across the valley to the other side of this crisis, I plan for an eventual recovery and add 5 new stocks to the portfolio: Teck Resources, Magellan Aerospace, Foot Locker, Adcore Inc and PHX Energy Services.
After an extensive review of the investment landscape following the first quarter earnings season, I decide to jettison Preformed Line Products from the portfolio, take profits on PHX Energy Services and add a new name, Bird Construction to the stable.
I have lost faith in a meaningful recovery in the western Canadian oil and gas sector. I have sold my Macro Enterprises and Essential Energy Services and with the money from these sales, have placed my bets on the current market rally losing steam by the end of the year.
In the final 2 months of the year I sold Atlas Engineered Products, pared back on my Essential Energy Services and Geodrill holdings and added Gluskin Sheff to the mix. 2018 was a year full of surprises. I take a look back at the tumultuous year just ended and look ahead at what might be in store for investors in 2019.
A couple of sells, some market commentary and a look at the portfolio from a defensive standpoint.
Viemed, Questor and Magna were the bright spots in what was a fairly uneventful start to the year. With the market undecided as to which direction it wants to go, I maintain my hedge but use up most of my remaining cash to add 4 new holdings to the portfolio.