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by deaddog
21 Oct 2017 23:24
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Interest rates
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Interest rates

Generally speaking, price is what the seller is asking for. There may or may not be any buyers at that price, hence there may or may not be a transaction. Of course, the buyer is free to make public a price at which he is willing to buy. But that is much rarer. Although it does happen regularly in ...
by deaddog
21 Oct 2017 21:39
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Interest rates
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Interest rates

the price value of a share is the present value of all future cash flows that the investor can expect to receive -- dividends, buybacks, and liquidation in the unfortunate event that this is necessary. Fixed that for you. "Price is what you pay, value is what you get". :D Price is an agreement betw...
by deaddog
21 Oct 2017 12:53
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: TFSAs and carrying on a business
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

Re: TFSAs and carrying on a business

The sad thing is that there are no specific rules, only vague guidelines. CRA definition of carrying on a business is an activity or undertaking engaged in for profit. Anyone sticking their money in a TFSA hoping for a loss? :? The TFSA has many advantages as a trading vehicle. Firstly of course is ...
by deaddog
20 Oct 2017 18:06
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Can i retire off $1Million annuity?
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Can i retire off $1Million annuity?

So using Sunlife annuity calculator, if at the age of 50 I give them $1Million, I will be paid approximately $43,000 per year until the day I die. I am planning on retiring around then at about a 3.2%SWR (which is my dividend yield).....but couldn't I just give my money to Sunlife and be better off...
by deaddog
20 Oct 2017 12:00
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2017)
Replies: 137
Views: 13256

Re: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2017)

PKI; Strictly technical reasons.

Price is making new lows and has dropped below what I consider support.
by deaddog
19 Oct 2017 11:04
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Telephone scams

No information like credit card or address was given during the phone call. After sleuthing around, it does appear that it probably is a scam call. I haven't noticed any abnormal activity on my credit card or on my Amazon accounts, but will be keeping a sharper look on those 2 for the next little w...
by deaddog
18 Oct 2017 19:07
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Telephone scams

SkaSka wrote:
18 Oct 2017 12:48
I actually received (a legitimate, I think) call from Amazon a couple of weeks ago.
Amazon might have your number but only to assist you to reset a forgotten password. A temp pw is texted to you.
by deaddog
17 Oct 2017 11:47
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Telephone scams

Sure. But I often don’t check those very often either. Usually just blank. Vast majority of outside communication now texts or email. Do use my phone for outgoing calls of course, but other than family, mostly to bank, insurance, or other businesses. Don’t have any land lines as these seemed mostly...
by deaddog
16 Oct 2017 17:21
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 428
Views: 41459

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

I am looking at PKI Parkland Fuels.....missed out on this a few years ago when it was in the 22/23 dollar range and it has now come off its' highs of over $30. Good dividend over 4%...does anyone have a comment on this, they have made a few aquisitions and these should start to pay off, it seems to...
by deaddog
16 Oct 2017 16:34
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Telephone scams

AltaRed wrote:
16 Oct 2017 16:15
That is indeed what I do with 8xx numbers and other phone numbers that I don't know.
Likewise. I even explain it on my message so that people realize that I might be home and don't answer for a reason.
by deaddog
16 Oct 2017 12:37
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Telephone scams

[ And speaking of 8xx numbers, I do remember one time only where a legitimate company (with whom I did business with) trying to get hold of me via a 8xx number. After apparently weeks of trying, they sent me a letter on the matter. I responded to them verbally with a.... Why would you expect a cust...
by deaddog
12 Oct 2017 15:40
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 428
Views: 41459

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

My understanding is that a quarter position equals 25% of your portfolio. Not certain whether it relates only to one's stock/etf holdings - or your entire investment portfolio. Cheers. :lol: It is commonly used as percentage of a holding. But it is somewhat meaningless without context. Crockd, I mi...
by deaddog
10 Oct 2017 12:24
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: How far are you from retirement?
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: How far are you from retirement?

It would have been delayed further, except for one of the founders of this forum, Yielder, who wrote an extraordinary post in 2007 predicting a severe downtown and announced he had sold his whole portfolio of stocks. This really got my attention and, although I kept my shares, I moved all my rrsp f...
by deaddog
04 Oct 2017 19:54
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Maximum single position size
Replies: 60
Views: 2650

Re: Maximum single position size

How does this compare to your sell strategy now? On Oct 2 the 10 day crossed the 30 day at $34.07 on a 5 day yahoo chart was that the sell signal? I had a trailing stop alert set that emailed me at 9:41 this morning. Alert Name: CWB - Stop Alert Description: Canadian Western Bank (CWB:TSX) Price Cr...
by deaddog
01 Oct 2017 12:37
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Strategy and Performance Tracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: Strategy and Performance Tracking

Speaking of strategy tracking, the Globe's "Strategy Lab" project concluded a week or so ago after 5 years. Strategy Lab set out to look at how four classic investing styles - value, growth, dividend and indexing strategies - would work in real time. Each of our expert investors started with $50,00...
by deaddog
28 Sep 2017 11:21
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investing styles
Replies: 228
Views: 18594

Re: Investing styles

deaddog, provided you like the company and fundamentals etc..., how do you (technically) time your entry? for example, do you favour stocks that had been in a downtrend and then showing signs of reversal, like as soon as weekly/monthly closing price jumps above 200SMA? Jay; I prefer stocks in an up...
by deaddog
27 Sep 2017 22:09
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investing styles
Replies: 228
Views: 18594

Re: Investing styles

I think many investing styles overlap and some or all of the below is what I use in my portfolio maybe that's why I'm confused most of the time :? I rarely if ever use - buy high sell higher - momentum investing Maybe you should. I find it very rewarding. Possibly someone who has access to the Glob...
by deaddog
25 Sep 2017 23:47
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 428
Views: 41459

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

With a tight stop in case you are wrong. :D
by deaddog
25 Sep 2017 20:04
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 428
Views: 41459

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

I would agree except Technical Analysis would indicate support at just over $18, so there may be resistance in computer trading to anything much below $18. 3Q results in early Nov may also support that price level. Time will tell. Where does it go if it breaks support? Traders will get stopped out ...
by deaddog
25 Sep 2017 19:42
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Tax savings?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Tax savings?

Hello, I'm new to trading but would like to know how can I avoid getting taxed (or getting taxed heavy) on profits made through forex? Thanks, ES First worry about the profits; The only people I know that make money in Forex are the guys selling "How to trade forex courses. TFSA is probably the mos...
by deaddog
24 Sep 2017 16:07
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 230
Views: 13728

Re: Advisors

“The investor should not be his own sole consultant unless he has training and experience sufficient to qualify him to advise others professionally. In most cases he should at least supplement his own judgement by conference with others.” Graham and Dodd Security Analysis p.259 The problem is most ...
by deaddog
23 Sep 2017 15:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Jason Donville
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Jason Donville

Didn't realise that we are anywhere near the "hate" zone. Nor would I consider that long term is the ideal approach for a concentrated fund with less than 15 small to midcap stocks. Maybe his strategy has changed, but I was always somewhat concerned that his holdings lacked sufficient diversificati...
by deaddog
23 Sep 2017 11:56
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Jason Donville
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Jason Donville

Thegipper wrote:
22 Sep 2017 21:01
Four of his major concentrated positions were Home Capital, Valeant , Concordia and CRH Medical.
I'm impressed that he managed to lose only 1.66% of his portfolio in 2016, with those stocks being his major positions. He must have done well elsewhere.
by deaddog
22 Sep 2017 15:01
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Maximum single position size
Replies: 60
Views: 2650

Re: Maximum single position size

I have a small trading portion of my portfolio which I have tried to automate with rules based on 52 w highs and lows and my best guess dart throwing (which is poor). Making a little bit of money but stocks are running away upward after my sells. Currently I have CWB on the chopping block as a sell...
by deaddog
21 Sep 2017 22:38
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Maximum single position size
Replies: 60
Views: 2650

Re: Maximum single position size

hboy43 wrote:
21 Sep 2017 11:40
Usually sell some when over 25% above target weighting.

hboy43
What is your target weighting or does that depend on the specific stock?