The Canadian Investor

Braden Dennis & Simon Belanger

The Podcast For Canadian Investors.

The podcast features in depth discussion around individual stocks and various investing strategies while incorporating the nuances of Canadian investment vehicles.

Show hosts Braden Dennis and Simon Belanger bring both experience, fresh takes, well-researched information and entertainment to an investing podcast for Canadians.

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Inflation Stays Below 3% and Aritzia Rebounds
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Inflation Stays Below 3% and Aritzia Rebounds
In this episode of The Canadian Investor, we analyze the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June 2024, which saw a headline CPI drop to 2.7% year-over-year, with notable changes in food, shelter, services, and energy prices. We also discuss the acquisition of Heroux Devtek by a private equity firm for $1.35 billion, reflecting a 28% premium. Next, we review MTY Food Group's earnings, which revealed slight declines in revenue and system sales, alongside efforts to reduce debt and interest expenses. Aritzia reported a strong first quarter with 7.8% revenue growth, driven by U.S. operations and improved margins. We preview BlackRock's anticipated 8% revenue increase, driven by higher assets under management, and cover Goodfood's ongoing struggles with declining revenue and a shrinking customer base despite improved profitability. Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: MTY.TO, ATZ.TO, BLK, FOOD.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Most Bought Stocks by Canadian Investors
3d ago
The Most Bought Stocks by Canadian Investors
In this episode of the Canadian Investor Podcast, we dive into the latest trends and insights shaping the market. First, have a look at the TD Direct Investing Index which shows that investor sentiment is slightly bearish despite markets hitting all time highs. We look at the stocks that have been the most bought and sold by TD’s self-directed investors with some surprise names on the list. Switching gears, we share the results of a Twitter poll on the best personal finance hacks. We then talk about a listener’s question on when to trim a core position due to high valuation multiples, using Intuitive Surgical as a case study.   Lastly, we explore the concept of battleground stocks—those highly volatile and polarizing stocks that attract both passionate bulls and bears. Using examples like Tesla, Palantir, and Disney, we discuss the risks and rewards of investing in these contentious equities and share lessons learned from their market behavior. Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: TSLA, PLTR, DIS, NVDA, GME, TD, BCE.TO, SHOP.TO, AAPL, T.TO, SMCI, AMD Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Beer Sales Up and Bitcoin Takes a Dive
1w ago
Beer Sales Up and Bitcoin Takes a Dive
In this episode of The Canadian Investor Podcast, we compare the earnings of Molson-Coors and Constellation Brands. We look at how their earnings have been trending and what type of beverages have been driving sales.  Shifting gears, we address the recent layoffs at OpenText, a mid-cap Canadian software company. Despite laying off 1,200 workers, OpenText is adding 800 positions to bolster its cloud, security, and AI segments. Lastly, we discuss the recent sharp decline in Bitcoin prices. We explore the key factors contributing to the drop, including global financial market liquidity, the impact of Mt. Gox and government Bitcoin sales, and the role of leverage in amplifying price movements.  Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: TPX-B.TO, OTEX.TO, STZ, GSY.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Best Ways to Convert CAD to USD and Investing at All-Time Highs
04-07-2024
The Best Ways to Convert CAD to USD and Investing at All-Time Highs
In this episode of the Canadian Investor Podcast, we go over General Mills' Q4 results. Despite being a consumer staple company with brands like Cheerios, Betty Crocker, and Häagen-Dazs, the company is facing some challenges due to consumers opting for cheaper alternatives. Next, we turn our attention to Alimentation Couche-Tard. Reporting its second consecutive quarter of soft earnings, Couche-Tard saw revenue beat expectations but profits were below what bay street was expecting. We'll explore the factors contributing to their 32% year-over-year decline in earnings, including challenges in fuel margins and consumer behavior shifts in Canada. We also answer some listeners' questions about investing when markets are at all time highs, the best methods for currency conversion, and alternative fixed income investments.  Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: ATD.TO, GIS, XAW.TO, ITOT, DLR.TO, DLR-U.TO, HSAV.TO, CASH.TO, ZMMK.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Buybacks Distorting Stock Prices?
01-07-2024
Are Buybacks Distorting Stock Prices?
In this special Canada Day episode of The Canadian Investor Podcast, we dive into the dangers of speaking in absolutes when it comes to investing. From misconceptions about invincible companies like Visa, Mastercard, and Nvidia, to the importance of framing investment theses around probabilities rather than certainties, we discuss how rigid thinking can blindside investors to potential risks.  We also explore the concept of blackout periods for stock buybacks and their impact on market demand. With companies potentially repurchasing up to $1 trillion worth of shares by 2025, we consider how this practice might artificially boost stock prices and the potential repercussions if buybacks decrease. We finish this episode by discussing stocks that we added to our watchlist. Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: CMG.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CPI Accelerates and More Losses for Cannabis Stocks
27-06-2024
CPI Accelerates and More Losses for Cannabis Stocks
On this episode of the Canadian Investor Podcast we break down the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data and its ramifications for the Bank of Canada's (BOC) upcoming monetary policy decisions. With the annual inflation rate now at 2.9% and core inflation seeing its first rise in months, we examine the challenges the BOC faces in balancing rate adjustments against a backdrop of a weak economy and high consumer debt.  We'll also explore the varying performance of major Canadian grocery chains, contrasting Empire's cautious outlook with Loblaw's robust growth, and discuss strategic moves in the retail sector. Additionally, we go over the recent earnings release of two of the major Canadian cannabis producers in Canopy and Aurora. We finish the episode by talking about Winnebago’s decline in sales and what it means for the RV industry. Tickers of Stocks & ETF discussed: ACB.TO, WEED.TO, EMP-A.TO, WGO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Will Regulators Approve National Bank’s CWB Acquisition?
20-06-2024
Will Regulators Approve National Bank’s CWB Acquisition?
In this episode of the Canadian Investor Podcast, we go over the US May CPI data and the US Federal Reserve's rate hike announcement. We break down the latest CPI figures, highlighting the trends in energy, services, and food prices, and discuss what these mean for the inflation outlook. Following this, we delve into the Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates unchanged, examining the nuances of their quantitative tightening and economic activity assessments.  Additionally, we discuss Nvidia's significant impact on the S&P 500, Adobe's impressive earnings report, and Dollarama's resilient performance amidst economic challenges. We also cover National Bank's ambitious bid to acquire Canadian Western Bank and its implications for the Canadian banking sector.  The episode finishes with Simon going over the recent downgrade of Allied Property REIT's debt and what it means for the office REIT going forward.   Ticker of stocks: ADBE, DOL.TO, AP-UN.TO, NA.TO, CWB.TO, NVDA Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Top 10 Performing TSX Stocks This Year
17-06-2024
Top 10 Performing TSX Stocks This Year
In this episode of The Canadian Investor Podcast, we start by talking about the best performing stocks on the TSX and look at some common themes. We also explore why trying to beat the S&P 500 might not be the best strategy for every investor. We also discuss some comments from Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield, that adopting a long-term perspective is crucial. Businesses should be valued over decades, not in the short term. This mindset helps investors stay focused on their goals rather than reacting to market fluctuations. We finish the episode by answering a listener question from jointci about what valuation ratios we use when valuing stocks. Ticker of stocks: CEU.TO, EDV.TO, CLS.TO, HBM.TO, TVK.TO, BBD-B.TO, ARTG.V, BDT.TO, IMG.TO, HRX.TO, SFTC.TO, SII.TO, NVEI.TO, ATZ.TO, DOL.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nvidia is Unstoppable and Trouble at Lululemon
30-05-2024
Nvidia is Unstoppable and Trouble at Lululemon
In this episode of The Canadian Investor Podcast, we cover a range of earnings reports and investing news. We start by discussing Nvidia's phenomenal earnings, driven by surging AI and data center demand, and its surprising dividend increase.   We then shift to the world of crypto with the approval of the Ethereum Spot ETF and its potential impact on the crypto market. Additionally, we delve into the recent controversy at Gildan Activewear, the restructuring at Lululemon, and the US Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation.  Finally, we review Target's latest earnings, highlighting consumer spending trends and the retailer's response to a challenging economic environment. Join us for an insightful discussion on these key market movers and industry shifts.   Ticker of stocks/ETF discussed: LYV, LULU, NVDA, TGT, GIL.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5 Small Canadian Stocks & 10 Sector-Specific ETFs
27-05-2024
5 Small Canadian Stocks & 10 Sector-Specific ETFs
In this episode of The Canadian Investor Podcast, we shift our focus from broad-based index funds to explore the world of sector-specific ETFs. While index funds provide a great foundation, they often concentrate on certain sectors more than others, potentially leaving gaps in your portfolio.  Join us as we break down the S&P 500 and S&P TSX sector weightings, highlighting areas where investors might be underexposed, such as real estate, utilities, materials, energy, and consumer staples. Drawing inspiration from John Templeton's timeless wisdom on diversification, we'll provide you with Canadian and US listed ETF ideas for each of these sectors. Additionally, we'll delve into Warren Buffett's insights on achieving impressive returns with a smaller investment pool and share five intriguing Canadian small-cap stocks that have recently caught our eye.   Ticker of stocks/ETF discussed: MDA, PSI, BDT, CVO, KITS, VGT, TEC, ZNQ, IYF, ZEB, VCR, XCD, VOX, COMM, IXJ, ZUH Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why Gold and Bitcoin Provide Money Printing Insurance
20-05-2024
Why Gold and Bitcoin Provide Money Printing Insurance
In this episode, we look at the legacy of Jim Simons who recently passed away. Known for both his mathematical genius and philanthropic endeavors, Simons left an indelible mark on the investment landscape with his revolutionary approaches at Renaissance Technologies. We unpack the astounding performance of the Medallion Fund, which achieved phenomenal returns over more than 3 decades. We also answer a listener's question which asks about the merits of investing in both Gold and Bitcoin. With central banks' actions under scrutiny, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss the evolution of money supplies, the enduring value propositions of gold and bitcoin, and the strategic diversification of assets to safeguard against potential financial instability.  Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Return of Meme Stocks and Canadians Spending Less
16-05-2024
The Return of Meme Stocks and Canadians Spending Less
In this episode of The Canadian Investor, we dive into the resurgence of meme stocks led by the rise of GME. We discuss the mysterious return of Roaring Kitty (Keith Gill), whose recent posts have sparked excitement and speculation. We analyze the massive trading volumes of GME and what it might mean for the market and regulators. We also cover the latest Canadian job report, which showed a stronger-than-expected increase in employment, and discuss its potential impact on the Bank of Canada's upcoming decisions. We also cover the earnings from Goeasy Ltd, Stella-Jones, Canadian Tire, and Home Depot. Goeasy continues to thrive despite regulatory changes, Stella-Jones benefits from infrastructure demand, Canadian Tire faces mixed results, and Home Depot navigates a challenging market.   Tickers of stock discussed: GME, AMC, BB.TO, SJ.TO, CTC-A.TO, HD.TO Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dealing with Investing Biases and Will Open Banking Increase Competition?
13-05-2024
Dealing with Investing Biases and Will Open Banking Increase Competition?
In this episode, we examine the complex relationship between personal biases and investment decisions. We begin by contemplating the potential pitfalls of being overly familiar with and emotionally invested in certain companies. Inspired by Peter Lynch's insights from "One Up on Wall Street," we discuss the dual-edged sword of using personal experiences and observations to gauge a company's market potential. We then answer a listener question on the use of stop limits to protect portfolio investments during times of high market valuations. We provide a comprehensive overview of different sell limit orders, including stop limit and trailing stop limits, and share insights into their effectiveness and potential drawbacks in real-life scenarios. The episode finishes with Simon talking to Mahima Poddar, Senior Vice-President and Group Head of Personal Banking with EQ Bank. They discuss Canada’s Consumer-Driven Banking Framework that was announced in the Federal government 2024 budget and when Canadians could expect to benefit from open banking.  Canada’s Consumer-Drive Banking Framework Tickers of stock discussed: QSR.TO, ASML Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our WebsiteCanadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investingSimon’s twitter: @Fiat_IcebergBraden’s twitter: @BradoCapitalDan’s Twitter: @stocktrades_ca Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Web player - The Canadian Real Estate Investor Sign up for Finchat.io for free to get easy access to global stock coverage and powerful AI investing tools. Register for EQ Bank, the seamless digital banking experience with better rates and no nonsense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.