I purchased a small amount of EIT.UN on Wednesday. As you can tell from my portfolio I’m not a firm believer in the income trust model (and never have been). However, I felt that the valuation on EIT.UN was quite compelling and the risk/reward was in favour of purchasing a small amount for my portfolio. For those of you who are unfamiliar with EIT.UN here is a short excerpt from their site.
“EnerVest Diversified Income Trust invests in a diversified portfolio of income, royalty, real estate investment trusts and limited partnerships listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The key components of the Trust’s investment objectives are to maximize monthly distribution relative to risk, provide a tax-deferred diversified portfolio and provide the potential for capital appreciation. The investment manager utilizes a disciplined, conservative approach to investment selection, focusing on quality of management, financial strength and reasonable valuations.”
Here are my reasons for buying:
-trading at approximately 15% under its net asset value.
-current yield of 13.7%
-MER of approx 1.3%
-their current trust declaration allows them to hold common stock.
-diversified holding with only 20% weighting in oil/gas.
(Disclaimer: I’m not your boss or your spouse so do you own research and make your opinions on when to buy or sell. Nothing I say should be bastardized or construed in any way to be advice)