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by Profit not Prophet
09 Feb 2018 09:07
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Three Investing Mistakes to Avoid
Replies: 28
Views: 1002

Re: Three Investing Mistakes to Avoid

I was always fuming at kids spurging more than needed on the new Mini Cooper. I said buy a Corolla and 100 shares of Ry + same prices then of a Mini. Wait ten years and the next car is free other than CRA drilling you for a taste. (Defining kids as sub 30years at that point, moving target, I'm start...
by Profit not Prophet
09 Feb 2018 08:45
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 641
Views: 111195

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

Thank's for that glance into the livingroom's of the continent. Laugh, smile and sigh all at once. We don't do cable so miss out on some.... um stuff.
by Profit not Prophet
08 Feb 2018 17:52
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: market crash Feb 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1777

Re: market crash Feb 2018

Presuming the FWR member is on vacation and that's the neibourhood helper dude moving da lawn eh :thumbsup:
by Profit not Prophet
06 Feb 2018 10:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)
Replies: 153
Views: 9845

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)

nothing wrong just in the markets head >>That's what I'm hoping. But I've moved to quick in the past and I'm going to be chill, which is easy because it's February. If it was like groundhog day over and over it would be so easy. I'm viewing it through the prism of early 50yr old that would like to j...
by Profit not Prophet
06 Feb 2018 10:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)
Replies: 153
Views: 9845

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)

Sometimes the market reminds me of young men rushing to join up to get in on 'over there' before it's over. Put on some khaki and see the world. I'm giving it time until I wave goodbye to my Johnny CaBuck$. I'm wishing I raised more cash right now :) edit to add this neat quote today '“Playtime is o...
by Profit not Prophet
10 Jan 2018 20:56
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Loblaw Card Program
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Loblaw Card Program

The kids eat cake not bread anyway :)
by Profit not Prophet
09 Jan 2018 11:55
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Loblaw Card Program
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Loblaw Card Program

I wouldn't give out my sin number for something like that. I'm not even too keen on birthdate. Slightly bogus one might do. I wonder if the other companies will get taken to the woodshed too since they seem to have all been in one it.....cheers
by Profit not Prophet
05 Jan 2018 12:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Bought U.S. stock through CAD TFSA at TDDI
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Bought U.S. stock through CAD TFSA at TDDI

Just wondering out loud, would a canadian based mutual fun holding foreign stocks at this point still have the dividend withholding tax. I thought the braintrust here might keep me from going down the rabbit hole of various others sites.....cool thanks
by Profit not Prophet
05 Jan 2018 09:08
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tim Hortons (THI)
Replies: 300
Views: 44766

Re: Tim Hortons (THI)

Beside's when was the last time the Premier backed a winning horse? Given a coin toss I'd lean to the business winning rather than the gov't, they win battles but go back to sleep and business carries on. I don't hold QSR, willing to bet this is forgotten in a couple moments, hours, days at most.
by Profit not Prophet
03 Jan 2018 07:59
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins

oy vey. Average is pretty dumb by times. Try for a bag of milk, they a real business. Most cities still have a coin dealer downtown somewhere but not worth the gas to arrive perhaps. I think were a little late for a kid's stocking. Hang on to it for 50 1/2 weeks maybe....cheers
by Profit not Prophet
02 Jan 2018 21:41
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins

I always though the 1949 Dollar with the ship Matthew(?)was one of the nicest looking, not too bad either although mine was dad's. The 5cent series one of the most interesting and was affordable as a kid.
by Profit not Prophet
02 Jan 2018 17:10
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins

I feel confident giving out sub five dollar advice. You could spend it on candy or coffee too eh. Perhaps even donate it to the government via somesort of lottery ticket?
by Profit not Prophet
02 Jan 2018 16:29
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins

Like this? You are good to go, to save time try to get an older teller :) I had fun with a one dollar bill at the grocery a few years ago, the youngish clerk had a semi tough time dealing with it. Wasn't in particularly good shape to keep so back into the wild with it. In other news I got a silver q...
by Profit not Prophet
08 Dec 2017 21:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 532
Views: 53769

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

I also find I don't really pay full attention without some skin in the game. 100 or nothing usually. Googles and such can be the exception :)
by Profit not Prophet
29 Nov 2017 10:03
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Strategy and Performance Tracking
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Strategy and Performance Tracking

Strategy labs wrap up. I did a quit rough data grab from the globe funds quote for 5 year chart results of sp500 total return end of oct 2012 to 2017 21.19% so 50k would become $129.3. The imperfect Canadian index for same period was 8.41% 50k becomes $81.1. Mawer Cdn fund would have been 13.59% for...
by Profit not Prophet
23 Nov 2017 09:56
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: TFSA contribution 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2166

Re: TFSA contribution 2017

Not a confession but I saw a sign stuck in the roadside grass yesterday. 'Tired of debt...get our home equity loan from x%'
by Profit not Prophet
22 Nov 2017 21:08
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: TFSA contribution 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2166

Re: TFSA contribution 2017

'dribbling at the mouth and incontinent' Pretty sure this happens to the young ones too, just called Saturday night not Sunset days at the home. I've got 3 mawer funds but not the balanced ones (yet). I agree it's a reasonable plan. Unfortunately now and then a bit cap brute comes along and offers t...
by Profit not Prophet
22 Nov 2017 10:47
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Royal Bank (Symbol-RY)
Replies: 275
Views: 62393

Re: Royal Bank (Symbol-RY)

Saw 'A1 trader' interest in shorting Royal in June of 2013 about five posts up. Price was a hair under $60 then. Never been that low since then.
by Profit not Prophet
11 Nov 2017 09:39
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56279

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Really really off topic but wanted to say how sloppy the Financial Post is. The story linked above for art has a photo that is almost 4000x6000 pixels and comes in at over 7 megs. Crazy. We used to get files out at under 100k. :) Rant off. :)
by Profit not Prophet
02 Nov 2017 08:31
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 345
Views: 20677

Re: Clippings 2017

Debating Where Tech Is Going to Take Finance.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... ke-finance
by Profit not Prophet
31 Oct 2017 10:12
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Net Worth At Age 35?
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Net Worth At Age 35?

The Fraser folks think 300K at age 35 ish is the current average
https://www.fraserinstitute.org/blogs/a ... -in-canada
by Profit not Prophet
30 Oct 2017 14:52
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 345
Views: 20677

'five books'

https://fivebooks.com/interview/george-magnus-emerging-markets/ The best books on Emerging Markets recommended by George Magnus What determines whether a country goes backwards or forwards? Why have so few developing countries joined the ranks of rich nations? George Magnus, former chief economist o...
by Profit not Prophet
14 Oct 2017 07:25
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 71
Views: 3468

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

So where do you go to buy a shirt now that's better than Walmart and less pricey than say Columbia? The classic middle age middle income beige Canadian seems to have fewer choices when it comes to clothing with a good quality/price balance. There's lots of noise and flashing signs but not so much in...
by Profit not Prophet
04 Oct 2017 16:53
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56279

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

A methodology that places Royal Bank as a C. Can't entire swallow that.