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by deaddog
13 Aug 2017 10:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Medical Facilities Corporation (symbol DR.TO)
Replies: 39
Views: 4162

Re: Medical Facilities Corporation (symbol DR.TO)

Up 30% in <48 hours. Shorts are funny. Gotta love a short squeeze. Shorts are more likely to take losses quickly. If you don't the results can be devastating. I recommend to beginning traders to trade the short side. Learn that taking small losses is a necessary part of the equation of trading succ...
by deaddog
13 Aug 2017 10:25
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Paper trading spreadsheet?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Paper trading spreadsheet?

SFSecurity wrote:
13 Aug 2017 03:26
Does anyone have a link to a free, or cheap, spreadsheet that one can do paper trading with to practice with?

Thanks,

Allen
Build your on then you will get the data you think is important.
by deaddog
06 Aug 2017 10:42
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: etf portfolio for a 18 year old college student
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: etf portfolio for a 18 year old college student

Lovethesport wrote:
04 Aug 2017 18:03
hello, i am posting this for my son. he is turning 18 in november and i think he should start investing .
What does he think? At 18 I thought it would be nice to have money to spend on things I couldn't afford.
by deaddog
05 Aug 2017 11:28
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Credit Scores for free
Replies: 59
Views: 2935

Re: Credit Scores for free

thanks any way for answering,I really appreciate as I don't know why it's coming down after being so careful. Google why is my credit score dropping and you may find the answer. Making new applications causes the score to drop along with the number of credit inquiries. Shopping for a loan might cau...
by deaddog
02 Aug 2017 11:21
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Retirement - is it over-rated?
Replies: 263
Views: 13511

Re: Retirement - is it over-rated?

Keith, I am quite surprised to learn that your spouse's opinion wasn't dominant in the final decision to buy the family home. This seems unusual. Maybe you meant that you're the one who set the budget? No I have the ultimate decision. I also decide on electronics. Like all our decisions, there is a...
by deaddog
31 Jul 2017 13:27
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 10375

Re: Clippings 2017

ghariton wrote:
31 Jul 2017 12:04
And yet people keep paying good money for the experts' newsletters.

Darts or broad market indexes -- take your choice.

George
BNN market call, Newsletters, Well researched fundamentals or a Chimp throwing darts.

It is not what you buy that matters it is how you manage what you own.
by deaddog
28 Jul 2017 18:36
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 312
Views: 30870

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

Purchased a couple hundred shares of Exchange Income Corp (EIF) in my non-registered account. A small 'fun money' gamble based mostly off recent insider buying and the thought that the sell off due to the shorter's report may be overdone. We'll see... The problem is that if the report is right and ...
by deaddog
25 Jul 2017 00:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best Dividend Paying Stocks
Replies: 99
Views: 6481

Re: Best Dividend Paying Stocks

I did buy Corby's. They have a history of paying special dividends every year or two. Their last one was in November 2015 so it may be time for another. Thanks again for your help. Must be a straight dividend play. Aside from the special dividend I don't see much dividend growth and the price is st...
by deaddog
23 Jul 2017 12:12
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best Dividend Paying Stocks
Replies: 99
Views: 6481

Re: Best Dividend Paying Stocks

We are the process of converting our holdings in our TFSAs into a dividend paying stocks. In addition to a number of large caps I am looking at some smaller stocks. A&W.un, Boston Pizza,Superior[propane], MSI , BIP, Corby and Chartwell. Is there any way to determine their history of dividend growth...
by deaddog
23 Jul 2017 11:42
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: I really could use some feedback and help...
Replies: 50
Views: 1374

Re: I really could use some feedback and help...

I am not trying to beat the market. I am simply trying to be the market over the long term that is all. That is because I won't need the money for a long period of time. I am not trying to argue. I feel as if there are very smart people who have more life experience chiming in here and I am trying ...
by deaddog
16 Jul 2017 10:55
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3550

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I think there's a lot of underestimating on here about how long equities can show negative real returns. I mean historically in some major countries out there it's been basically an investor's entire lifetime. Canada just happens to be one of the few lucky countries of the world that has done reall...
by deaddog
14 Jul 2017 00:35
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3550

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I just imagine what my wife would say if I told her than we lost more than half of our portfolio which we accumulated through hard work and savings. Fear of Wife is a great motivator. You could easily be a market timer, just show your wife your plan and then live with the consequences if you don't ...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 22:05
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3550

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I would have thought that everybody on this board had worked out the scenarios for dealing with a massive meltdown. Is that not a part of building a plan? In our case, we move to our home in Mexico where costs are half what they are in BC. That includes return trips to airbnb places in Canada. Woul...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 15:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 312
Views: 30870

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

The really fortunate break is that NFI is in my RRIF so all those returns: 6.25% pa for 5 years and then $10000 returning $261200 is tax free and will be paying out $12500 this year. How do you get money out of a RRIF tax free? I should have put a comma after tax free to indicate it is the gain (fr...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 10:31
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 312
Views: 30870

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

kcowan wrote:
10 Jul 2017 08:26
The really fortunate break is that NFI is in my RRIF so all those returns: 6.25% pa for 5 years and then $10000 returning $261200 is tax free and will be paying out $12500 this year.
How do you get money out of a RRIF tax free?
by deaddog
08 Jul 2017 19:05
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3550

Re: Investment changes in retirement

Sensei: I retired in 2000; freedom 55 :) . Because of the tech wreck shortly after I retired I found that riding the market up and down was too emotionally stressful. I changed my investment strategy from one of buying and holding based of fundamentals to one of trading in and out of the market base...
by deaddog
30 Jun 2017 20:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: US Dividend ETF
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: US Dividend ETF

adrian2 wrote:
30 Jun 2017 13:22
deaddog wrote:
30 Jun 2017 11:55
I like SDOG.
Considering your alias, I would have thought your preference would be DDOG. :P
:rofl:
Could stand for Snuffed dog. :lol:
by deaddog
30 Jun 2017 11:55
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: US Dividend ETF
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: US Dividend ETF

I like SDOG.
Decent dividend of over 3% and reasonable growth.
by deaddog
26 Jun 2017 10:44
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: The Perfect Dividend ETF
Replies: 59
Views: 1858

Re: The Perfect Dividend ETF

Maybe yield on cost (which is a BS number). Isn't yield on cost how you quote bonds, savings etc. Why do you consider it a BS number. I also hear dividend investors say that they are receiving x number % on their money while they wait for a stock to recover. For a buy and hold investor of dividend ...
by deaddog
25 Jun 2017 13:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How many negative positions do you hold today?
Replies: 25
Views: 949

Re: How many negative positions do you hold today?

The beauty of being a market timer/trader is that you don't hold losing positions. It is not surprising that there are only a few losers in most portfolios as we have been in an 8 year bull market. Most hold stocks because they don't want to take a loss. There is also the fear factor that as soon as...
by deaddog
23 Jun 2017 01:49
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Valeant (Symbol-VRX)
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

Re: Valeant (Symbol-VRX)

VRX seems to have turned the corner so to speak.

I don't follow the fundamentals but the stock is starting to make higher highs and higher lows.

A nice move up on Thursday on heavy volume too the price above the 30 week moving average.
by deaddog
14 Jun 2017 01:40
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: On Lending
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: On Lending

Payday Loans charges 17% of Principle in BC. That's for 14 days which works out to over 400% per annum.
by deaddog
09 Jun 2017 12:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Healthcare for income
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: Canadian Healthcare for income

AltaRed wrote:
09 Jun 2017 10:56
There is always Valeant and Concordia? :shock:
I picked up some VRX the other day. It stopped dropping and started going up. :D
by deaddog
08 Jun 2017 10:34
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Fee Based advisor Expectations
Replies: 31
Views: 887

Re: Fee Based advisor Expectations

Norm and I (and possibly Dan) have argued for years that the best approach for the uninterested is not a couch potato portfolio but a low cost balanced fund. (I say this having tried to educate my sister in portfolio allocation principles.) Are you suggesting using an advisor or DIY with a discount...