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Monday, August 22, 2016

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. historic acquisition

Only 5 days left before my birthday! The countdown continue. I don't think the TSX will hit on the 15 000 points in time for my birthday, but that doesn't really matter. As long the points remain to what it is now, I will be happy.

Today was a historic day for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B). Couche-Tard is going to buy a US store chain, CST Brands Inc for... US$4.4 billion! I decided to buy a few shares of ATD.B to be part of the moment. I got in at $66.14. ATD.B is my kind of investment. I invest in by using margin money. I want to invest in stuff that I can rely on. When I go away on vacation or whatever else, I want to know that I don't need to worry.

A French comment was post on my blog but the author delete it. I mean, English blog = English comments right? It was a comment disputing the fact that dividend investing is not a good strategy in our current economic situation, that the markets are soon going to be shake up, etc... I had been investing in stocks since 2008. Being strategically dividend oriented pay off. It worth it to focus on good quality stock that pay dividend. Its what actually let me survive each and single stock market crash, and any other small or big disturbances. I love the stock market, but I have other things to go do rather than just being on there and buying-selling, buying-selling... Most investors are not able to achieve much this way. I prefer to invest in stocks that I truly believe in, collect dividend, and take it easy.

A few days ago, I bought some US dollars. I am glad I did.The US stock market is so big that it make it difficult for me to make any investment picks. I am still searching. I may check on Derek Foster portfolio video series for inspiration.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you, dividend stocks are the best strategy for most. I think if a company can consistently pay a dividend, it must have value. Even if the price goes down, you are still getting the dividend, and can afford to wait for the price to go up if you want to sell. I won't deny that money can be made by buying and selling, but it can be lost that way too. To win that way, you really need to do your research and be on top of the market constantly. Way too much stress for me.

Anonymous said...

Parkland Fuel is one of my largest holdings. It had a significant increase last week, and increased 15-16% on Monday due to this acquisition. It is an amazing stock and pays a very nice monthly dividend that has been increasing each year. I re-invest the dividends each month into more shares.

Not sure if you have considered Parkland.


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