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by Shakespeare
28 Jun 2017 09:59
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: The Perfect Dividend ETF
Replies: 58
Views: 1427

Re: The Perfect Dividend ETF

I show $58 quarterly dividend on 200 shares of RY in 1992. No split adjustments. At least two splits since on that line.

That makes a split-adjusted .0725.

Added: 1200%, 10.4% dividend growth compounded in 25 years.
by Shakespeare
27 Jun 2017 13:50
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: The Perfect Dividend ETF
Replies: 58
Views: 1427

Re: The Perfect Dividend ETF

ETF? meh. Dump all of your cash equally into the 5 big banks. Let bake for 10 years and you will have doubled your income (even while spending the dividends each year!) . Let it bake for 10 more years and you will have quadrupled it. (based on the weighted average of dividend growth over the last 5...
by Shakespeare
24 Jun 2017 18:17
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Solvency of a DB pension plan
Replies: 31
Views: 1719

Re: Solvency of a DB pension plan

From behind the G&M paywall: PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News: No severance pay for Sears Canada staff The ailing retailer confirmed on Friday it doesn’t intend to pay severance to those laid-off staff as it scrambles to revive its flagging fortunes amid a fast-changing retail landsc...
by Shakespeare
23 Jun 2017 09:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Disruption
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Disruption

long wrote:
23 Jun 2017 03:02
i'm wondering what would be the "fittest" ETF to include all those "FAANG" (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google). QQQ?
Personally I prefer VT.
by Shakespeare
22 Jun 2017 23:16
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 4370

Re: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion

If you've had cancer, that is something that is always in your mind. Or if all your relatives have. Added: before the current rules came into effect, there were no deferral provisions past 65. Pretty well everybody who took early retirement and had reduced earning years due to lengthy education was...
by Shakespeare
22 Jun 2017 11:52
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

Sears Canada to close 59 stores, cut 2,900 jobs - The Globe and Mail Stores slated to be closed are: Sears Full-Line: Medicine Hat, AB ; Grande Prairie, AB ; Lloydminster, AB ; Red Deer Relocation, AB ;Kamloops Aberdeen Mall, BC ;Bathurst, NB ;Saint John, NB ;Corner Brook, NL ;Truro Mall, NS ;Dartm...
by Shakespeare
22 Jun 2017 10:44
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 4370

Re: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion

Note that my decision was based on different rules.
by Shakespeare
22 Jun 2017 09:58
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 4370

Re: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion

When I took early retirement, dropout rules made it necessary to take CPP as early as possible, so I took it at 60.
by Shakespeare
22 Jun 2017 01:23
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)
Replies: 259
Views: 12584

Re: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway invests $400-million in bid to solve Home Capital’s woes - The Globe and Mail Once both transactions are completed, Berkshire would own a total stake of almost 39 per cent in Home Capital at an average price of $10 per share. Berkshire is also lending Home Capital $2-bi...
by Shakespeare
21 Jun 2017 23:04
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: ETFS
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: ETFS

A little late showing up on Google News.... :lol:
by Shakespeare
21 Jun 2017 09:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: ETFS
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: ETFS

Toronto-Dominion Bank, Mackenzie Investments to start Canadian bond, equity ETFs | Financial Post Toronto-Dominion has filed documents for six new ETFs, including an international Canadian-dollar hedged equity fund and one Canadian bond ETF, according to filings with Canadian regulators.... Mackenz...
by Shakespeare
20 Jun 2017 16:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tim Hortons (THI)
Replies: 284
Views: 43469

Re: Tim Hortons (THI)

Prices up, quality down.

Typical milking from LBO experts.
by Shakespeare
18 Jun 2017 10:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 106
Views: 25575

Re: How to download data?

My SMF version works correctly on LO 5.3 with no mods.
by Shakespeare
17 Jun 2017 17:41
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Good customer service
Replies: 111
Views: 10770

Re: Good customer service

Just got a call from Telus. I have asked to switch from Bell Expressvue - better than Shaw 12 years ago - to Telus Optik - now better than Bell. Works out around $20/mo cheaper with bundles. I have 3 Bell receivers, so I asked for a third Telus box (only two are included). This should have been $150...
by Shakespeare
17 Jun 2017 09:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 237
Views: 23926

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

Bought some Costco amidst the retail slaughter today due to the buyout of Whole Foods by Amazon. My opinion is that Costco is among the best in retail/grocery and has the best chance of staying relevant for the foreseeable future. i think i'll pass on the entire retail and grocery sectors. too many...
by Shakespeare
15 Jun 2017 21:57
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BCE (Symbol-BCE)
Replies: 1736
Views: 262909

Re: BCE (Symbol-BCE)

(Essentially it uses space division multiplexing.)
What else would a satellite use? :lol:
by Shakespeare
15 Jun 2017 21:22
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BCE (Symbol-BCE)
Replies: 1736
Views: 262909

Re: BCE (Symbol-BCE)

It occurs to me as I watch Bell satellite 720p on my new 4K TV, awaiting a call from Telus on a switch, that satellite TV will show little or no growth and may shrink because it can't handle 4K bandwidth.
by Shakespeare
15 Jun 2017 14:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 106
Views: 25575

Re: How to download data?

The symbol FTN-PA.TO works for me. Try a direct call to "FTN-PA.TO" rather than A3.

=VALUE(GETYAHOO("FTN-PA.TO",21))
by Shakespeare
14 Jun 2017 10:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

there is nothing about a mall that makes people want to go and spend time there
The summer scenery can be interesting for us DOM. :wink:
by Shakespeare
13 Jun 2017 16:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 106
Views: 25575

Re: How to download data?

=VALUE(GETYAHOO($A3,21)) works with LibreOffice, where A3 has something like RY.TO
by Shakespeare
12 Jun 2017 00:14
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Preferreds
Replies: 1097
Views: 76235

Re: Preferreds

I do note that a pile bailed out of their Home Capital HISAs accounts when they became nervous about the safety of their money.
A number of years ago, a lot of people here were happy about their GM bonds - until it seemed GM would default.

Moral: do not confuse income and safety.
by Shakespeare
08 Jun 2017 10:38
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Fee Based advisor Expectations
Replies: 31
Views: 810

Re: Fee Based advisor Expectations

A fee-only advisor can provide a plan. Buying something like MAW104 can be done via discount broker. The big bank dividend funds can be bought at the bank. There are also the ING funds. All this has been discussed many times.

IMO 99% of people are not suited for DIY investing.
by Shakespeare
08 Jun 2017 10:22
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Fee Based advisor Expectations
Replies: 31
Views: 810

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.)