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by Shakespeare
15 Feb 2017 18:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BCE (Symbol-BCE)
Replies: 1733
Views: 261890

Re: BCE (Symbol-BCE)

We are in the age of tech disruption.
And have been since, say, 1825.
by Shakespeare
15 Feb 2017 09:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BCE (Symbol-BCE)
Replies: 1733
Views: 261890

Re: BCE (Symbol-BCE)

Ottawa approves BCE-MTS tie-up; deal to benefit Xplornet - The Globe and Mail Federal authorities have approved BCE Inc.’s $3.1-billion deal to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., one of the country’s last remaining regional telephone operators. As part of the approval process, BCE agreed to di...
by Shakespeare
14 Feb 2017 15:44
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

I was aware of your position. But it does not apply to all of us here, particularly those who are light traders. I basically need three things, each of which is provided by a Lotus spreadsheet: 1. What is my portfolio value today and the asset allocation? 2. What is my rolling 12-month delta? If it'...
by Shakespeare
14 Feb 2017 15:22
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

If you enter your data manually then what is the tangible value that Quicken provides you versus a bespoke spreadsheet? Not trolling just a genuine question from someone who has never used Quicken or the like. I should have known better than to respond (sigh)... If you don't do much trading and don...
by Shakespeare
14 Feb 2017 13:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2017)
Replies: 42
Views: 4112

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

Exited AQN. Nothing wrong with it, but I am above my equity target (as is shown on my spreadsheet :wink: ) and it is a small holding; today's price seems a good exit point. I am expecting a correction at some point and will save the cash for later deployment.
by Shakespeare
14 Feb 2017 12:26
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Pending Tax Changes
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Pending Tax Changes

Not sure if Carrick has anything to do with the titles for his articles.
Bruce says that headline writers are separate.
by Shakespeare
13 Feb 2017 22:42
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

Yes, but how necessary is it really to have multiyear past data?

I have that on a separate spreadsheet. But it turns out I don't use it to manage: it isn't relevant to current decisions.

I'm not saying Quicken is without benefit - but IMO it can be done without for current investment management.
by Shakespeare
13 Feb 2017 21:52
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

FWIW, I fudged the amounts in the LibreOffice ods spreadsheet I wrote a couple of weeks back to show what's possible. All the stocks are 100 except for VT and the GIC and RRB amounts are fiddled. This loads the prices automatically, shows some distribution charts, and calculates accrued interest. Th...
by Shakespeare
08 Feb 2017 21:41
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 5137

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Suncor swings to profit, boosts dividend 10 per cent - The Globe and Mail

Suncor late on Wednesday raised the quarterly payout to 32 cents, from 29 cents previously.
by Shakespeare
07 Feb 2017 17:08
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Clippings 2017

IIRC CG rate changes are effective midnight on the day of the budget.

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised at 60%.
by Shakespeare
06 Feb 2017 20:38
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Clippings 2017

Mr. Morneau incorporates this into his budget
Unlikely.
by Shakespeare
06 Feb 2017 13:45
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken or alternatives?
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: Quicken or alternatives?

Well, I have to say I'm a little disappointed in the speed of my new Libreoffice spreadsheet in comparison to my existing 1-2-3 one. How old is your 1-2-3? An older version of LO would probably be snappier than the current version. Lotus Millenium Edition. scalc loads significantly faster if I load...
by Shakespeare
06 Feb 2017 10:17
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken or alternatives?
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: Quicken or alternatives?

Well, I have to say I'm a little disappointed in the speed of my new Libreoffice spreadsheet in comparison to my existing 1-2-3 one. This may be in part because the Libreoffice sheet uses individual GETYAHOO calls for 3 parameters - price, change, and date - for 25 stocks. IN 1-2-3 I build a string ...
by Shakespeare
05 Feb 2017 09:46
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken or alternatives?
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: Quicken or alternatives?

After a solid afternoon's work I got Yahoo finance calls to work with Libreoffice Libreoffice Quotes - Financial Wisdom Forum , although there are some formatting inconsistencies in the retrieved data. The main problem was getting the ACCRINT calculation to work properly, since it does not work the ...
by Shakespeare
02 Feb 2017 23:09
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Libreoffice Quotes
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Libreoffice Quotes

Using the Release Golf · madsailor/SMF-Extension · GitHub, it is possible to get TSX quotes from Yahoo in the form

=GETYAHOO($A1,21)

Where A1 contains the stock ticker e.g. BCE.TO .

The dividend is code 2, e.g. =GETYAHOO($A1,2).

For those who want an alternative to Quicken.
by Shakespeare
02 Feb 2017 21:07
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

As my sig suggests, sometimes it's better to abandon your luggage.
by Shakespeare
30 Jan 2017 18:56
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Observations of Full Implementation (Jan 2017) of CRM2 on Your Accounts
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Observations of Full Implementation (Jan 2017) of CRM2 on Your Accounts

Got my Annual Report from RBCDI today. Fees seem to be for me a bit less than .1%.
by Shakespeare
29 Jan 2017 16:46
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Credit Scores for free
Replies: 31
Views: 1512

Re: Credit Scores for free

Credit Score Scale: What is a "good" credit score?
The standard FICO credit-scoring scale goes from 300 to 850, with higher numbers reflecting better credit.

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(We should probably normalize from 900 to 850 for comparison. That gives me about 798.)
by Shakespeare
29 Jan 2017 16:41
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Credit Scores for free
Replies: 31
Views: 1512

Re: Credit Scores for free

I have no idea what we did to have such high scores.
You didn't borrow. :rofl:
by Shakespeare
29 Jan 2017 16:22
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Credit Scores for free
Replies: 31
Views: 1512

Re: Credit Scores for free

Well, mine is 845. The max is apparently 900.

As usual, the only people that can get credit are those that don't need it. :wink: :wink:
by Shakespeare
28 Jan 2017 09:32
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Umbrella liability insurance - a survey
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Umbrella liability insurance - a survey

I have it, also from State Farm. The agent said it was a cheaper way to top up my coverage to $2M, which I wanted - like Bruce, for US road trips.
by Shakespeare
26 Jan 2017 18:17
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Reacting to the Trump markets
Replies: 22
Views: 965

Re: Reacting to the Trump markets

we may be in for a dip
He was just sworn in.

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