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Outlook for December 2019

Things are chugging along as the year wraps up and what a year it has been for the equities market. Some of the largest companies have seen record gains for the year and outlook is just as great.
On the central bank front, it appears that the US Fed is on hold for now after multiple rate cuts in 2019. The lower rates coupled with increased liquidity has given an extra boost to the stocks. On this side of the border, the Bank of Canada held steady hinting at rate cuts coming early next year. I just might hold onto my Canadian bond funds longer since the Canadian rates are going nowhere but down from here.

Outlook for December 2019

Work on portfolio management is never complete when it comes to investing. I continue to tweak and look to add to my high conviction ideas while looking for opportunities to trim others. You can track my recent buys and sales here.
I intend to remain focused on high-quality companies & high-conviction investment ideas. In my hunt for deep value, I have ended up with some terrible companies that continue to litter my portfolio. I am slowly going through the cleanup activity and expect to have this completed in coming months.
As of Nov 30, 2019 our portfolio is diversified as shown below.

I have been deploying more and more capital into the markets over the past few months and will probably slow down as the cash position dwindles.
Looking for investment ideas? Check out this Top Investment Picks for 2019, where 30+ investors present their top pick and a reason to invest in those securities.
I have also started putting together a series of posts for Investment Ideas, where I explore different ways of looking at companies and finding inspiration for further research.
What are your thoughts on the points mentioned above? Do you have any specific thoughts on the markets and looking at anything interesting? Are there any stocks that you believe is a strong conviction buy here? Share with a comment below.

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