October Recap: The Caldwell Canadian Value Momentum Fund (“CVM”) gained 4.3% in October versus a gain of 5.0% for the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index (“Index”)1. Sector returns within the Index continued to have a wide range of outcomes. Industrials (+8.8%) was the top performing sector, driven by railways and companies expected to benefit from infrastructure spending. Energy (+8.7%) was also a strong performer, now up 53.1% year-to-date. Health Care (-6.0%), driven by cannabis stocks, continues to lag.
Top CVM performers in October were Karora Resources ("KRR" +33.5%), Baytex Energy ("BTE" +20.3%) and Nuvista Energy ("NVA" +19.3%)2.
KRR significantly out-performed other gold names in October on strong production results and continued success in its drilling program. The company is targeting to nearly double production by 2024 with growth being fully funded with internal cash flow. BTE and NVA continued to move higher with continued momentum in the Energy sector.
One stock was added to the portfolio in October: Teck Resources (TECK.B). Strong commodity prices and an inflection in free cash flow are expected to drive capital returns. The company provided a constructive outlook at its investor day in September, outlining positive fundamentals for its copper and premium hard coking coal as key inputs for the world's low-carbon transition. The QB2 project, which will double copper production by 2023, continues to de-risk as it remains on budget and on schedule for first production in the second half of 2022.
The Fund held a 22.8% cash weighting at month-end. The CVM has generated substantial value to investors over its long-term history driven by the combination of strong company-specific catalysts and a concentrated portfolio. We continue to look forward to strong results as we progress through 2021 and beyond.
1See Performance Comparison table (or page 2 of the PDF) for standard performance data.
2Actual Investments, first purchased: BTE 9/22/2021, KRR 12/3/2020, NVA 3/10/2021.
3Return since August 15, 2011 (Perf. Start Date): CVM (Series A) 11.6%, Index 8.3%. | Returns are annualized for periods greater than one year.
4Categories defined by Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (“CIFSC”).
The CVM was not a reporting issuer offering its securities privately from August 8, 2011 until July 20, 2017, at which time it became a reporting issuer and subject to additional regulatory requirements and expenses associated therewith.
Unless otherwise specified, market and issuer data sourced from Capital IQ & Morningstar Direct.
As the constituents in the CIFSC Canadian Equity category largely focus on securities of a larger capitalization and CVM considers, and is invested, in all categories, including smaller and micro-cap securities, we have also shown how CVM ranks against constituents focused in the smaller cap category. The above list represents 6 of a total of 394 constituents in the CIFSC Canadian Equity category.
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Publication date: November 16, 2021.