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by BRIAN5000
16 Aug 2017 20:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Assessing Utilities
Replies: 19
Views: 1583

Re: Assessing Utilities

You haven't mentioned Emera (EMA.TO)?

I haven't looked at Fortis since the acquisition I use to class it as half pipeline & half power generation?
by BRIAN5000
16 Aug 2017 20:22
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 622
Views: 107096

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

Koogie wrote:
16 Aug 2017 17:38
Dear Uncle Brian,

How I've missed you..... :lol:
My portfolio, or parts of it, entered on Yahoo is less than 1 mil so where these numbers came from I don't know.
by BRIAN5000
16 Aug 2017 15:33
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 622
Views: 107096

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

You must read Yahoo's numbers with a huge grain of salt and always double check. Lately they have been reporting my portfolio as below, I wish, not sure where these numbers are coming from.

My Portfolios
$8,302,959.22

Day Gain
+9,700.30 (12.05%)

Total Gain
+2,663,972.57 (6,588.90%)
by BRIAN5000
16 Aug 2017 11:19
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 345
Views: 20275

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

TORONTO — CIBC is launching a new direct banking brand that will absorb some two million customer accounts currently with Loblaw-owned President’s Choice Financial. Toronto-based CIBC (TSX:CM) has provided the back-end banking services for PC Financial for nearly 20 years but the companies said Wedn...
by BRIAN5000
14 Aug 2017 15:42
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: T plus two business days Starts Sept 5
Replies: 6
Views: 285

T plus two business days Starts Sept 5

From TDDI message Beginning on September 5, 2017, the settlement cycle for equities, corporate and long-term government bonds, mutual funds and ETFs will be shortened from the date of trade execution (T) plus three business days (T+3) to T plus two business days (T+2). Canadian investors will benefi...
by BRIAN5000
10 Aug 2017 20:07
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

Here's a Globeinvestor article about a Canadian woman who has been retired since being laid off in 1999 with a portfolio of mostly dividend growth stocks. Did a quick look at one of her spreadsheets, looks outdated, she owns @ 50 TSX stocks no US stocks (?), wonder how she compares to XIU? http://w...
by BRIAN5000
10 Aug 2017 18:59
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

Final Thoughts This article showed the impressive power of dividend growth stocks for long-term wealth creation. With that said, the best case scenario is to retire on dividends alone. This article showed that this is a distinct possibility using a long-term dividend growth investing strategy. I mi...
by BRIAN5000
10 Aug 2017 03:25
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

This article is useless to any serious investor.
Ahh maybe that's why I found it interesting. May be things wrong with the article but the 10% savings rate for 35 years and using VYM equates to a 51% income replacement not a bad target especially if that's on top of CPP & OAS.
by BRIAN5000
09 Aug 2017 12:14
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

https://ofdollarsanddata.com/retiring-off-dividends-what-are-the-odds-b2c1f777f276 Retiring Off Dividends: What Are the Odds? A Simulation of Retirement Dividend Income Using Varying Savings Rates and Time Horizons The retiree was unable to cover their retirement expenses using dividend payments in ...
by BRIAN5000
06 Aug 2017 14:13
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

And an article on CIPF and MFDA protection “Right now,” she said, “investors should make sure they’re dealing with either an IIROC or MFDA member if they want this protection.” It’s primarily the cash in your investment account that is at risk if your firm goes bankrupt, although securities are also...
by BRIAN5000
05 Aug 2017 15:23
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Options for a totally FI portfolio in a rising interest market
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Options for a totally FI portfolio in a rising interest market

1) Just buy GICs. I/we could do this. Have a 5 year ladder, renewing every 6 months. We'd save on management fees, retain the capital, gain on the probable increasing rates of GICs. Would you go to a deposit broker to do this? Or do you have another way to keep GIC money under CDIC limits in a regi...
by BRIAN5000
04 Aug 2017 15:18
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Retirement - is it over-rated?
Replies: 263
Views: 13513

Re: Retirement - is it over-rated?

Geez, am I the only guy here who wasn't a senior executive or CEO? I suffered no great loss of power or authority when I retired since I had very little. And as a bonus, all those Dilbert like pointy haired bosses no longer have any opportunity to make my eyes roll as they did when I had to march t...
by BRIAN5000
02 Aug 2017 20:30
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10379

Re: Clippings 2017

https://www.nestwealth.com/blog/10-money-mistakes-millionaires-dont-make?utm_campaign=SavingABillion&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=54754173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9RGcHXr67hULduXfCnla1ANz3g5_5DZ4Zyf_zKBukZ5WQtxOcVzZ3mOgvARbNOxD9Zn2CEvdadFV-w85Ur-Bvolq2mYg&_hsmi=54754173 A little light rea...
by BRIAN5000
02 Aug 2017 13:59
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Retirement - is it over-rated?
Replies: 263
Views: 13513

Re: Retirement - is it over-rated?

Downsize, debulk and have a rental income stream all at the same time strikes me as a very attractive combination coupled with all the advantages that you get from a new build. In my mind it's actually preferrable to the condo lifestyle that is being pitched at us seniors. My wife's mid-30s son and...
by BRIAN5000
01 Aug 2017 18:46
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 345
Views: 20275

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

I have lots of ideas and once in a while I actually have a good one not sure if this counts or not. I was thinking today a couple, for CDIC purposes, with current rates at Oaken could have $600,000 deposited and get 2.93% average yield on a 5 year monthly payout roller $1465 month all CDIC, 3.03% co...
by BRIAN5000
31 Jul 2017 16:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TDDI - New WebBroker interface
Replies: 143
Views: 7960

Re: TDDI - New WebBroker interface

I think TDDI (and other Cdn brokers) only have L2 agreements with specific stock exchanges, e.g. TSX, NASDAQ, etc. Your order may have been routed to another exchange, so it didn't show up on the TDDI L2 info from NASDAQ. For a Canadian stock, the brokers often route orders to their private Alpha e...
by BRIAN5000
31 Jul 2017 15:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TDDI - New WebBroker interface
Replies: 143
Views: 7960

Re: TDDI - New WebBroker interface

AltaRed wrote:
31 Jul 2017 15:07
Don't see it as I type this (an hour later than your post) but the low of the day so far is 25.49
Good for the day so should show up, still outstanding open order wtf?
by BRIAN5000
31 Jul 2017 15:07
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Carnival Cruise.
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Carnival Cruise.

I am about to book a cruise on Princess lines and have discovered if I own Carnival Corp I will receive $150.00 Us Ship board credit. I am thinking of buying 100 shares of CCL because I like the stock anyway. How long do you have to have held the stock??? :) If I remember correctly and that's a str...
by BRIAN5000
31 Jul 2017 14:09
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TDDI - New WebBroker interface
Replies: 143
Views: 7960

Re: TDDI - New WebBroker interface

Why can't I see my bid on Advanced Dashboard in Level II quotes? The past few weeks I've been buying a few different things and "my bid" almost instantaneously shows up in Level II quotes but sometimes it dosen't is this just TDDI crappy programming as usual? If some has another broker's Level II up...
by BRIAN5000
29 Jul 2017 13:37
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 345
Views: 20275

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

I/we have a fair amount of Gic's how do I keep them under CDIC limits and avoid probate? The ones which are joint pass directly to the wife what about the ones in her name and the ones in my name? I assume you mean joint ones pass to the survivor, whichever one of you survives. The rest go to the e...
by BRIAN5000
29 Jul 2017 11:35
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 345
Views: 20275

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

Probate/CDIC/GIC's

I/we have a fair amount of Gic's how do I keep them under CDIC limits and avoid probate? The ones which are joint pass directly to the wife what about the ones in her name and the ones in my name?
by BRIAN5000
28 Jul 2017 14:25
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 312
Views: 30903

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)

Bought REI.un, ZCM & VAB several times, 5Y year Oaken Gic, mulling over a bit of EMA, Sold MCD and CU.
by BRIAN5000
27 Jul 2017 16:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 178
Views: 20110

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Payroll processing company Paychex Inc. said Thursday it is raising its quarterly dividend by 9% to 50 cents a share.
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/m/b1bb8c8f ... terly.html (oops)
by BRIAN5000
26 Jul 2017 16:47
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 345
Views: 20275

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

As part of our commitment to making customers the first to know about our rate changes, please note that effective Thursday, August 3, 2017, we'll be decreasing our interest rates for the following terms: 1 Year GIC - 2.50% (currently 2.75%) 18 Month GIC - 2.60% (currently 2.85%) 2 Year GIC - 2.70% ...
by BRIAN5000
26 Jul 2017 14:23
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TDDI - New WebBroker interface
Replies: 143
Views: 7960

Re: TDDI - New WebBroker interface

I have them all a quick count was about 35-37 reports all readable under the Research tab, reports, rarely look at these anymore. Interesting, thanks for checking, BRIAN5000. FWIW, I count 28 report names showing in my 'archive' list, but as I say, some aren't actually available to me when I click ...