Full episode: Market Call Tonight for Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Greg Newman, director and portfolio manager at Scotia Wealth Management
Focus: North American dividend stocks and portfolio strategist
The December market showdown has begun. Tensions are in place between those who are locking in gains for the year versus those willing to let it ride. Who is right will likely depend upon what transpires shortly on the tariff front. A continued de-escalation in hostilities will help China, which in turn helps Europe and should continue to support the uptick in global PMIs. The opposite is, of course, true.
We believe the latest rhetoric is likely an ongoing extension of the bargaining process. Any new tariffs (if they’re levied at all) aren’t likely to remain for long. Thus, the global economy should continue to improve. This combined with a positive sloping yield curve, accommodative central banks, the Federal Reserve’s money-printing and a dividend yield on the S&P that’s higher than a 10-year bond’s, and the path of least resistance for the market is generally up.
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RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL (QSR:CT)
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PAST PICKS: DEC. 19, 2018
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS (BIP-U:CT)
- Then: $46.57
- Now: $67.77
- Return: 45%
- Total return: 52%
CP RAIL (CP:CT)
- Then: $242.26
- Now: $326.92
- Return: 35%
- Total return: 36%
POWER FINANCIAL (PWF:CT)
- Then: $25.83
- Now: $32.87
- Return: 27%
- Total return: 35%
Total return average: 41%