Listen to Barry Schwartz, David Baskin, Ernest Wong and other members of the Baskin Wealth Management team as they provide updates on the markets, the economy, companies that we are investing in and a variety of other topics to help you stay informed on how we are working to manage your wealth.

Compounding is afoot at the Circle K

By |Apr 1st, 2024|

Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD) is one of the best performing Canadian equities for over 30 years. Ernest and Barry discuss the pros, cons and the reasons why we finally purchased this investment for clients. We also talk about Apple's recent woes and reasons to stay optimistic.

Tourmaline Oil – It’s a gas, gas, gas.

By |Mar 19th, 2024|

This week's episode has Barry and Ernest discussing interest rates, why Baskin Wealth favours U.S. equities, why Alimentation Couche-Tard and Constellation Software are only listed on the Canadian exchange and then our feature discussion on Tourmaline Oil. Mike Rose, founder of Tourmaline, is one of Canada's greatest capital allocators. We learn all about his strategy and reasons to be bullish on Natural Gas.

Buffett, National Bank and Royal way to value CNQ

By |Mar 12th, 2024|

This week's podcast touches on a number of topics including a review of Berkshire Hathaway's recent shareholder letter and Warren Buffet's dissatisfaction with Berkshire's railroad and utility asset. Next, they have a conversation about the Canadian bank results and what their CEO's are saying about the Canadian economy. The feature discussion is on Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) where Barry and Ernest give investors food for thought on how to value CNQ differently.

Financial Planning Edition with Benjamin Klein

By |Mar 4th, 2024|

We are introducing a new regular feature to the podcast, the Financial Planning edition with Senior Portfolio Manager, Benjamin Klein, CFA, CFP. Benjamin joins Barry to discuss topics like - what is financial planning; does everyone need a financial plan; and, mistakes people make as they prepare for retirement. The feature discussion in our inaugural Financial Planning podcast is about the recently introduced First Home Savings Account.

Sitting on Topicus of the World

By |Feb 27th, 2024|

With Barry back from vacation, he and Ernest get right back into discussing stocks and the markets. First, the guys discuss Nvidia and AI and sticking to you what you know as an investor. Next, they talk about three companies that are getting the long-term shareholders they deserve, CoStar Group, CCL Industries and Restaurant Brands. Finally, the feature discussion is on Topicus. Spun out from Constellation Software in 2021, Topicus is a serial acquirer of software companies based in Europe. They discuss the reason for the spin-out, Topicus’ strategy, why it is listed on the TSX Venture exchange and why it trades at a higher valuation than Constellation Software.

Lessons from David Baskin

By |Feb 15th, 2024|

With Barry away this week, Ernest talks with Baskin Wealth Management's founder and Chairman, David Baskin about the story of Baskin and how wealth management has evolved. This episode is full of stories and wisdom from David's extensive experience in the industry.

Stryker: Hips, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

By |Feb 5th, 2024|

Jam packed episode this week! First, Ernest discusses what he does during earnings season. Next, he and Barry discuss why stocks react the way they do after reporting quarterly earnings and they then breakdown some recent reports from Alphabet, Ferrari and Microsoft. Finally, their feature discussion is about the medical device giant, Stryker, where they discuss its moat and the outlook for business.

Netflix: Laying the Smackdown on its competition

By |Jan 29th, 2024|

In this week's podcast Barry and Ernest talk about both streaming and the Canadian Railroads. But first they discuss the valuation of stocks as we start 2024 and how one should behave in a bull market. The feature discussion is on Netflix where they review the latest earnings report and the game-changing deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In the final segment, it's a business with a lot less drama - CN Rail. They talk about CN's latest earnings results and the outlook for the company.

10 Trillion things we love about Blackrock

By |Jan 22nd, 2024|

The feature discussion today is about Blackrock, the $10T asset manager juggernaut. Barry and Ernest discuss their reasons for owning Blackrock, take a deep dive into its recent acquisition in the private equity space and explain why this acquisition validates Brookfield's strategy. They also talk briefly about Apple but, before that, they answer some viewer's questions about portfolio construction and when and how decisions are made to buy a stock.

A deep dive into our research process

By |Jan 15th, 2024|

Barry and Ernest deep dive into their research process and what they look for in buying a new company for their client's portfolio. If you love discussions about management, culture, capital allocation, valuation and quality factors then this is the episode for you.

Podcast – Deals, deals, deals

By |Jan 8th, 2024|

Happy New Year! We are back with our first episode of 2024. It is a packed show. Barry and Ernest rant a little bit about short-term thinking and narratives that drive the market. They discuss what Charlie Munger would have owned if he was a Canadian investor and the big deals made by our portfolio companies, TFI International, TMX Group and Waste Connections.

Podcast – A review of the highlights and lowlights of 2023

By |Dec 20th, 2023|

This is the final episode of 2023! Barry and Ernest review the crazy year that was 2023. We discuss why staying with market leaders is the right choice for us over the long-term. Also Ernest talks about his road trip to Michigan for the Domino's Pizza investor day as well as the CCL Industries investor day. Plus, Ernest, talks a lot about Netflix.

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