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  • Big Rock - 4.4% Yield With A Moat
     • Thu, Jun. 19 BRBMF 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Dividend yield well covered by stable business with a moat.
    • Expansion into BC provides engine for growth.
    • Potential acquisition target of major international brewer.
  • Genworth Canada - High Returns On Equity
       • Fri, May. 16 GMICF 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Mortgage insurance price bump will improve returns.
    • Market share gains can be expected as CMHC scales down its involvement in the business.
    • Potential for increased return of capital as capital rules clarified by OSFI.
  • Value Stock Picker's Oceanstone Funds Q1 2014 Update
    Thu, May. 15 CEO, COCO, FLEX Comment!

    Summary

    • New positions in CNOOC, Corinthian Colleges, and Flextronics.
    • Kept Positions in ESI, RAD, JAKK.
    • Still has high weighting in cash.
  • How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates
    Editors' Pick • Tue, May. 13 BND, STT, VCSH 79 Comments

    Summary

    • Shorten bond durations and pick higher coupon issues, even at a premium.
    • Find low-risk equity substitutes for bonds.
    • Pick equities of companies that will benefit from higher rates.
    • Avoid companies with high debt, or look for those with fixed-rate debt and ability to pass on inflationary price increases.
  • Pardee Resources Gets A Natural Gas Boost
       • Tue, May. 13 PDER Comment!

    Summary

    • Natural Gas and Solar Acquisitions Provide Future Cash Flow.
    • Current Low Valuation Provides a Margin of Safety.
    • Increasing Executive Compensation an Unfolding Risk.
  • TransAlta Renewables Has A Well Covered 7% Yield
    Fri, May. 9 TAC, TRSWF 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 6.7% Yield is paid monthly and well covered.
    • Long term cash flows are contracted from investment grade counterparties.
    • Growth opportunities from acquisitions, both in the market and from supportive parent company.
  • Input Capital - Canola Streaming Value Creator
       • Thu, May. 1 INPCF 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Exposure to Canola - A crop with secularly growing demand.
    • Streaming business model reduces risk improves operating leverage.
    • High returns on incremental capital will allow them to grow into valuation.
  • Chou Opportunity Fund - Value Investor's 2014 Holdings
    Tue, Mar. 18 OSTK, RFP, SHLD 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Huge holding in Sears Holdings.
    • Reduced Overstock.com as it approaches fair value.
    • Large position in Resolute Forest Products.
  • Oceanstone 2014 Picks Update
    Sat, Mar. 15 ESI, GTS, JAKK 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Top performing fund has only 3 positions.
    • Added new position in JAKKS Pacific.
    • Exited position in Triple-S Management of Puerto Rico.
  • Chiquita - Bigger Value After Fyffes Acquisition
       • Thu, Mar. 13 FYFFF, FDP, CQB 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Geographic and product diversification should smooth earnings.
    • More appealing to institutions at $1 billion+ market capitalization.
    • Fyffes merger combined with recent Dole go-private should rationalize industry pricing.
    • Significant synergies plus tax re-domicile to Ireland.
    • Balance sheet improvements drive stability and multiple re-rating.
  • Arlington Value Fund's New Picks For 2014
    Sun, Feb. 23 IBM, RBA Comment!
  • Indigo Diversifying Below Book Value
       • Fri, Jan. 31 IDGBF 1 Comment
  • How To Make Money In Junk Bonds Review
    Mon, Jan. 6 GM, HYG, JNK Comment!
  • Oceanstone New Picks From A Reclusive Master
    Mon, Jan. 6 ESI, RAD, XIN 3 Comments
  • Westmoreland Makes A Transformation Acquisition At A Great Price
       • Dec. 27, 2013 ATUSF, SHERF, WLB 3 Comments
  • An Undervalued MagicJack Is CALLing, Pick Up Some Shares
       • Dec. 26, 2013 CALL 33 Comments
  • International Minerals - A Takeover Arbitrage Play
    Dec. 1, 2013 HCHDF, IMZLF 1 Comment
  • DHX Media: High Margin Growth Via Acquisition
       • Dec. 1, 2013 DHXMF 2 Comments
  • High Arctic Energy: 40% Undervalued
       • Nov. 29, 2013 HGHAF 6 Comments
  • Arlington's New Value Picks - They Beat The S&P By 10% A Year
    Nov. 22, 2013 LUK, CHRW, GURU Comment!
  • Oceanstone - Picks From A Fund That Beats The S&P By 30%
    Nov. 21, 2013 ESI, GTS, RAD 3 Comments
  • Clarke Inc. - 34% Stock Gain Gets Us To Pro Forma Book Value
       • Nov. 20, 2013 CLKFF 6 Comments
  • Gluskin Sheff: New Single Share Class Improves Upside Leverage
       • Oct. 23, 2013 GLUSF 2 Comments
  • Why Investors Should Read 'The Shipping Man'
    Oct. 21, 2013 SEA 3 Comments
  • Learning From Arlington Value's Picks
    Oct. 18, 2013 BAC, BRK.B, VPRT 3 Comments
  • Calian Technologies Is A Long
       • Oct. 18, 2013 CLNFF Comment!
  • Pure Industrial REIT - Safety At 7% Yield
    Oct. 15, 2013 PDTRF 17 Comments
  • Rocky Mountain Dealerships - Cheap And On Trend
       • Oct. 11, 2013 RCKXF 2 Comments
  • Caledonia Mining - Cheap Is Its Own Reward
       • Sep. 30, 2013 CALVF 2 Comments
  • Corby Distilleries - Growing Dividend In A Defensive Sector
       • Sep. 22, 2013 PDRDF, CBYDF 2 Comments
  • Axia Netmedia - Newly Simplified And Cashed Up
       • Sep. 17, 2013 AXANF 19 Comments
  • Algoma Central: Ships And Bricks
       • Aug. 2, 2013 AGMJF 1 Comment