Q: Back in 2017, you recommended avoiding the KBLT (Cobalt 27) IPO and it turned out to be sage advice. The shares have now dropped considerably. Though there is still the risk that a new battery technology could upset the demand for cobalt, how do you view Cobalt 27 as an investment now?

A: Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., $3.94, symbol KBLT on the Toronto Venture Exchange (Shares outstanding: 85.3 million; Market cap: $331.9 million; www.cobalt27.com), holds what is believed to be the world’s largest private stockpile of physical cobalt at over 2,900 tonnes. The company also owns a.. Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. I am a longtime Inner Circle member and I would like your opinion on two Vanguard consumer ETFs—VDC and VCR. Thanks.

A: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, $159.56, symbol VCR on New York, aims to track the MSCI US IMI Consumer Discretionary 25/50 Index. That index follows U.S. consumer discretionary companies. Those firms, in the manufacturing and service industries, are highly sensitive to economic cycles. The manufacturing… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 19, 2018

WAJAX CORP., $24.22, symbol WJX on Toronto, sells and services cranes, forklifts and other heavy equipment. It also provides related parts and systems such as ball bearings, hoses, diesel engines and transmissions.

Wajax’s customers are spread across the resources, construction, manufacturing and transportation industries.

The company has… Read More