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by deaddog
17 Nov 2017 14:27
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 414
Views: 26444

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

For those fortunate enough to have caught the narrow window to get 2.5% from Ideal Savings the offer has been extended to the end of April 2018.
by deaddog
17 Nov 2017 11:45
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Paying with Paypal using a USD bank account from a canadian bank to avoid conversion fees
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Paying with Paypal using a USD bank account from a canadian bank to avoid conversion fees

I bank with BMO; They have a US dollar credit card with a $35 annual fee. The fee is waived if you spend $1000 annually.

I pay the credit card from a $US bank account that I fund from a $US brokerage account.

You can either use the credit card to buy online or PayPal accepts the credit card.
by deaddog
16 Nov 2017 19:30
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Listed Casino & Gaming Companies
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Canadian Listed Casino & Gaming Companies

Well it is a Casino Company so it is a gamble. Firstly it is a penny stock. It trades with a 2 cent spread; you can easily make 13% a day if you can buy at the bid and sell at the ask. But you probably can't. It owns 4 casinos in Washington State; well sort of; There are no slot machines, That's how...
by deaddog
13 Nov 2017 18:47
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Borrowing on margin
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Borrowing on margin

Hmmm not sure why anyone would want a million in debt think I'd rather have the ability to borrow a million but not need to. Isn't that the cut off point where we change who's problem it is? If you owe the bank less than a million and can't pay, it is your problem. If you owe the bank more than a m...
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 17:24
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Is there some place that gives the percentage of the portfolio that each position make up. In the ETF portfolio I gave you each position started at 25% of the portfolio. It would be interesting to see where each position was today.
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 17:11
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Just curious what browser are you using? We're having some difficulty with IE11 support due to some outdated java libraries and have seen some Edge issues that we're currently testing fixes on. Using Edge on Win 10 Home Cash balance is available on both the Portfolio Manager (CAD, USD and Total Cas...
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 13:28
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Too many bugs to be of much use right now. Dash board doesn't load. Columns in portfolio xray I can only get 10 columns to show. Same with transactions page. It would be nice if the user could adjust the column width. I don't see anywhere where it shows cash available in the account. Info that does ...
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 11:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Aimia (Symbol-AIM)
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Aimia (Symbol-AIM)

We listened to nearly every analyst telling everyone who would listen to unload this stock and never look back. Even when it was trading below 2$... However you have take this BS with a grain of salt,, many times they are saying sell, so they can rebuy at or near the bottom. All the dividend funds ...
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 11:20
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Is there a uses guide that I missed?
by deaddog
10 Nov 2017 01:20
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

I signed up and gave it a drive; Why do you need a street address; I live in a small town that has a post office. If you send something by mail to my street address you will get it back. There doesn't seem to be a way to edit a transaction once it is input. I'm a little dyslexic and need to edit qui...
by deaddog
09 Nov 2017 12:31
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Hey deaddog, Stockers does support automatic dividends on all accounts. You'll see dividends populated as soon as you enter a buy transaction and also automatically cut off for a sale. We also run a script every night that checks for any dividend payouts and auto adds them to your account. We don't...
by deaddog
09 Nov 2017 12:00
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Peyto Exploraton and Development (Symbol - PEY.TO)
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: Peyto Exploraton and Development (Symbol - PEY.TO)

-2.5% is "dropping hard"? You paid a buy and sell commission to watch this bobble around up and down a few percentage points? I think you need to recalibrate your understanding of equity investments. Hboy54 Investing and trading are two different animals. The way to prevent a big loss is to take sm...
by deaddog
08 Nov 2017 12:23
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Borrowing on margin
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Borrowing on margin

I used a similar strategy when I was in the accumulation stage; Rather than put money in an RRSP I used a Line of credit to borrow a lump sum then invested the whole amount plus use some margin to buy stocks. I deducted the interest paid which worked out to about the same amount I would have contrib...
by deaddog
08 Nov 2017 11:24
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: New Investment Tracking Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: New Investment Tracking Tool

Does the software automatically input dividend payments or do I have to do that.

How does it handle REIT and Trust distributions?
by deaddog
06 Nov 2017 12:50
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Passing on a DIY portfolio after death
Replies: 35
Views: 1172

Re: Passing on a DIY portfolio after death

I am trying to find someone suitable to manage our portfolio if I was to die. So far we have put some money with a Financial Advisor(mutual fund salesperson) and a full service broker (Managed account at 1%) I have told both that if they manage to beat my performance we would increase the money they...
by deaddog
05 Nov 2017 12:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Small Stock Investing.
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Small Stock Investing.

The opportunity for above average gains seem to be in the small cap sector. As a trader my biggest winner seem to be in that group. I buy stocks that are increasing in price and sell when they stop. My biggest holding at this time are BYD, PBH and ADW.a. All were acquired over 5 years ago and have n...
by deaddog
04 Nov 2017 17:35
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: RRIF Withdrawal
Replies: 36
Views: 1913

Re: RRIF Withdrawal

optionable68 wrote:
04 Nov 2017 13:06
How does TDDI determine which security to sell in order to fund a RIF withdrawal?


Is it a managed or self directed RIF?

If it is managed they probably have a formula.
by deaddog
03 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2017)
Replies: 161
Views: 16056

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

Dudsy wrote:
03 Nov 2017 11:13
deaddog wrote:
20 Oct 2017 12:00
PKI; Strictly technical reasons.

Price is making new lows and has dropped below what I consider support.
Or "Oversold" :wink:
Happens to me now and then. :oops:

It was what my plan called for and has paid off in the long run.
by deaddog
31 Oct 2017 13:25
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Net Worth At Age 35?
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Net Worth At Age 35?

Being an outlier isn't a bad goal. It means you have to do something different from whatever everyone else is doing. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” Albert Einste...
by deaddog
30 Oct 2017 16:59
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Clippings 2017

The strategy lab trades were made in real time and over a period of 5 years (granted during a bull market). There was no opportunity to fit data to prove a theory. Momentum was the clear winner. There wasn't an explicit momentum portfolio. A growth one yes, but no momentum. IIRC, the growth portfol...
by deaddog
30 Oct 2017 13:19
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Clippings 2017

Perhaps I should have more appropriately used the words past tense. For years, until 2016 I could look at the performance of Ken Fisher's Purisima funds at Morningstar. I'm fairly sure he was benchmarked against the MSCI World index. I benchmarked the same fund against the S&P 500 (SPY) which handi...
by deaddog
29 Oct 2017 22:06
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Clippings 2017

Yes, I'm well aware of Ken Fisher's returns. What about it? I don't think any of these portfolio managers out there are a bunch of dummies. Where are you finding info on his performance? The info I have is dated but it shows as of a couple years ago that he was underperforming the market by more th...
by deaddog
29 Oct 2017 18:41
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Clippings 2017

The Globe & Mails Strategy Lab certainly did not agree with the above. That may well be, but Ken Fisher started his own investment firm back in 1979 and his dad Phil Fisher was one of the top investors of all time so I guess he does have some experience in momentum. It was Ken who first brought for...
by deaddog
29 Oct 2017 17:41
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Clippings 2017

Here's Ken Fisher's take on momentum investing from 2013 in "The Little Book of Market Myths" "There’s a school of investing built around this idea, called momentum investing. Contrary to a vast body of scholarly research (not to mention actual empirical evidence), these folks believe price movemen...
by deaddog
29 Oct 2017 12:24
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 284
Views: 16290

Re: Clippings 2017

The no paywall version . ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Going even further back in market history: From 1963 to 1983 for the TSE 300, not including dividends , the annual compound growth rate was 6.5% in stocks. Inflation about 6.8% a year. Thank you Tagga...