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by Profit not Prophet
17 May 2017 08:43
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Electric Vehicles (EV's) and their impact on Canadian energy companies?
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Electric Vehicles (EV's) and their impact on Canadian energy companies?

Downloaded the report and will at least read the exec summary besides the news reports. Will cherry pick the dull stuff. I saw the words ''The end of private car ownership' tossed in there somewhere along with a 8 year time frame(nuts for time frame me thinks). mmm I do recall a quote by Frank Zappa...
by Profit not Prophet
27 Apr 2017 14:44
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 248
Views: 13274

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

I've set a couple hisa accounts up for my non sheltered money and squeezing a little bit more. I've got a bit of dough spread across rrsp and tfsa at TD broker using the house product tdb5180(?pretty sure that's it) at 0.0075. Any suggestions on something they might have available prior to chatting ...
by Profit not Prophet
27 Apr 2017 09:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)
Replies: 232
Views: 11235

Re: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)

For the adventuresome, TD spit out a paper today calling it a Speculative buy with one year outlook of 150%.

I am thinking that the difference between an adventure and an expedition is planning :)
by Profit not Prophet
07 Apr 2017 12:25
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 248
Views: 13274

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

Thanks for the info and ideas folks. I have TD broker to BMO personal chequing set up. Was looking to streamline to TD to EQ or Alterna directly. As I suspected it might be more trouble than it's worth for the number of movement I plan. Another alternative could be just stuff my pockets with twentie...
by Profit not Prophet
06 Apr 2017 17:28
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 248
Views: 13274

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

Has anyone linked Td brokerage Canadian investment cash account and Alterna bank or EQ bank. Any tips on setting it up. Often requested a void cheque sort of thing and no such thing for the Td.
by Profit not Prophet
22 Mar 2017 10:38
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 613
Views: 105326

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

Fascinating link. A small sample of people but... the older they were the more likely to be a bit more cautious or at least not chugging the cool-aide with one hand not both. Made me think back to the trade show scene in 'the big short'.
by Profit not Prophet
20 Mar 2017 14:07
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion
Replies: 184
Views: 3166

Re: Clippings 2017

Another risk is how does the government cut pension cheques in a not so distant world of robots and millions and millions unemployed. I think the get what you can while you can is a pretty strong argument.
by Profit not Prophet
17 Mar 2017 22:22
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates
Replies: 608
Views: 87915

Re: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates

And it's only been fancy footwork and lies that keeps it in that 'low'. Core ya right.
by Profit not Prophet
17 Mar 2017 09:31
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)
Replies: 95
Views: 8901

Re: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)

While I'm thinking of it. Read a weird thing about Quebec. Seems they are starting to completely ban car washing at home. Various municipalities puting in laws against it to curb soaps and run offs etc. So seems ATD is adding carwashes in various spots. I've not googled it up but took the story from...
by Profit not Prophet
16 Mar 2017 20:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)
Replies: 95
Views: 8901

Re: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)

To far ahead to worry about. It's all next quarter or next year at most. I think the market will absorb my few hundred shares when the time comes. Me not Buffett.
by Profit not Prophet
15 Mar 2017 14:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Banks
Replies: 555
Views: 37541

Re: Canadian Banks

Ya the phrase do you want fries with that. I guess it's different from them adding fries without asking. So were all capitalist pigs defending our turf ! How dare they attack my dividend stream :) It's a testy citizenry or are they all just consumers now. Deep breath and a week from now it will be b...
by Profit not Prophet
15 Mar 2017 14:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)
Replies: 95
Views: 8901

Re: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)

Even when more electric cars arrive...there arn't many of the 'fast' charging spots. I wonder how many owners will meander into the store and pass time buying stuff.
by Profit not Prophet
13 Mar 2017 20:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 19048

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

Naw. Dollars to Donuts the local boss was a grump and they disgruntled. Two weeks from now it's forgotten. Even if it was as bad as the Well Fargo deal look where their stock is back at. (We have cold and snow, I envy your sunshine and retirement :)
by Profit not Prophet
13 Mar 2017 10:56
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 19048

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

WIsh me luck too lol. I bought 100 before the close Friday. Now a little overweight but I bought it in a tfsa account. My plan is to get my gain and go buy water of life from the old country perhaps, or dinners, all for me grog. aARRR
by Profit not Prophet
10 Mar 2017 15:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Banks
Replies: 555
Views: 37541

Re: Canadian Banks

Personal account at bmo and I find they will call or offered up more often than td. At TD we have just the brokerage account but use the teller once in a while. Ya little stuff, dangles offers. Probably a rogue pushy boss and a belligerent po'd teller. Bigger things in this life to worry about but a...
by Profit not Prophet
10 Mar 2017 11:53
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 19048

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

I like the long charts where world wars and plagues are 2 mm high dimples. So... A lot of agony over buying Monday at $137 or Wed at $135 or Friday at $142. Getting 'the price'. Aim for 2027 or beyond, you might not even recall this year. Sounds like the Jetson's but it's just another ten years. I g...
by Profit not Prophet
27 Feb 2017 11:13
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: how do you guys negotiate with car salesman to buy new car?
Replies: 65
Views: 7747

Re: how do you guys negotiate with car salesman to buy new car?

I've had 4 Toyota's. I'd agree theres usually no magic 2 year deal. I did get a decent demo once, 2 new, only 1 used three years old. Worth looking for the exception to thr rule but I've found i could get a fresh unsquashed seat that way.
by Profit not Prophet
29 Jan 2017 18:52
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: us treasury yield curve chart link
Replies: 4
Views: 356

us treasury yield curve chart link

I ran across this and thought it was handy. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/Historic-Yield-Data-Visualization.aspx In January with no green grass or fun distractions, reading and learning about the yield curve is further up the fun list than it usually...
by Profit not Prophet
16 Jan 2017 11:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Stella Jones (Symbol-SJ)
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: Stella Jones (Symbol-SJ)

For what it's worth, a little td report mentioned them today. One year outlook return was 1.8% or something like that. Didn't seem like anything that required nimble trading fingers or furious chewing on pencils on the trading floor of our home offices :)
by Profit not Prophet
05 Jan 2017 19:27
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: VISA (Symbol-V)
Replies: 29
Views: 3021

Re: VISA (Symbol-V)

thanks for the iunfo I hadnt seen that yet. This was the last sentence in the story :)

'However, retail and consumer groups have continued to complain that the rates in Canada outstrip those in Australia and parts of Europe'
by Profit not Prophet
09 Dec 2016 13:23
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2016)
Replies: 261
Views: 22191

Re: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2016)

TRP seems more expensive than ENF (globe says pe of 21.5 versus 15-16) IF ENF is a bit of trader and sell 33+ whatcha think of TRP these days at almost $60
by Profit not Prophet
09 Dec 2016 13:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: REITs - A closer look post selloff
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: REITs - A closer look post selloff

Style? spam style? the other post breathlessly includes 'up 7.58% since yesterday with more to go' I liked Blondie :)
by Profit not Prophet
06 Dec 2016 14:34
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Has your Investment Policy Changed After the US Election
Replies: 88
Views: 4307

Re: Has your Investment Policy Changed After the US Election

Here's a story in The Atlantic from last June on Trump. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/the-mind-of-donald-trump/480771/ I think it's difficult to separate politics from investment investment when you a genuine loose cannon in office. What could go wrong with a erratic narcissist...
by Profit not Prophet
06 Dec 2016 12:34
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Rogers Sugar Inc (Symbol-RSI)(formerly RSI.UN)
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Rogers Sugar Inc (Symbol-RSI)(formerly RSI.UN)

Saw this mentioned over in the what did you buy thread. Looked it up on the globe for fun and it's an interesting chart. If you plot it 10 years against the sp500 you say wow fantastic beats the market. If you chart it five years you tear away the hero medal and call it a bum. Shows how your dates a...