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by optionable68
15 Feb 2018 20:31
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Budget 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1515

Re: Budget 2018

With all the uncertainty regarding NAFTA, US tax changes etc seems like it would be pretty bold/stupid to introduce higher cap gains taxes at this point? If Maxime Bernier was elected to head the Conservative Party at the federal level, his plan was to abolish Capital Gains tax altogether as it imp...
by optionable68
12 Feb 2018 06:42
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Need Help To Decide Between Hedged or Unhedged S&P500 ETF
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Need Help To Decide Between Hedged or Unhedged S&P500 ETF

Are you making currency bets? Buy VFV when you think CAD is overvalued.

Why not own both?

Disclosure: I own VFV and XSP
by optionable68
07 Feb 2018 19:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)
Replies: 151
Views: 9522

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)

Bought some XEF mid day as I slowly begin to redeploy some cash into the market
by optionable68
05 Feb 2018 20:44
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Start your engines !!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1413

Re: Start your engines !!!

Dow is down 8.5% so far..... my vote is correction territory will hit this week
by optionable68
05 Feb 2018 20:30
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Norbert, your wish has been granted [Vanguard launching cheap balanced index ETFs]
Replies: 112
Views: 3691

Re: Norbert, your wish has been granted [Vanguard launching cheap balanced index ETFs]

I bought VCNS at $24.56 this morning and it closed at $25 :thumbsup: according to TDDI. Is that even possible? ??? 100% possible cause I did it this morning what are you not sure about? There was 10000 share trades stacked up in level II quotes on the sell side. Sorry Brian, you may want to take an...
by optionable68
05 Feb 2018 17:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Norbert, your wish has been granted [Vanguard launching cheap balanced index ETFs]
Replies: 112
Views: 3691

Re: Norbert, your wish has been granted [Vanguard launching cheap balanced index ETFs]

BRIAN5000 wrote:
05 Feb 2018 17:28
optionable68 wrote:
05 Feb 2018 17:10
Not sure today's Yahoo Finance quote on these new Vanguard ETFs are accurate
I bought VCNS at $24.56 this morning and it closed at $25 :thumbsup: according to TDDI.
Is that even possible?

Its even showing VGRO up 1.31% today..... seems suspect
by optionable68
04 Feb 2018 13:56
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Start your engines !!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1413

Re: Start your engines !!!

We are long overdue for a healthy correction
by optionable68
29 Jan 2018 17:07
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Which Broker Do you Use?
Replies: 116
Views: 6283

Re: Which Broker Do you Use?

Looks like TDDI has stepped up and is offering $1,000 in cash if you open a new TDDI account with $500k. Looks like the best current offer for accounts at $500k to $1M.

Scotia itrade is offering a $1,200 Visa gift card if you have over $1 Million
by optionable68
28 Jan 2018 21:26
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)
Replies: 109
Views: 6010

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)

In case you didn't notice, Tangerine recently upped its "non-promo" savings rate to 1.10%
by optionable68
27 Jan 2018 19:09
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2018 Predictions Contest
Replies: 33
Views: 1082

Re: 2018 Predictions Contest

Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows...

S&P500: 3303
TSX: 17222
GOLD: 1444
OIL: 66.77
CAD: 0.7777

Thanks kcowan for setting this up again.

Good luck to all
by optionable68
20 Jan 2018 17:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe

adrian2 wrote:
20 Jan 2018 07:42
It's not in the bonuses section, just in the banners.
Interesting 4 of 4 family members did NOT receive the banner or the bonus section notification, however Mrs Optionable did receive a letter notification saying she qualifies despite no mention of it when she logs in.
by optionable68
19 Jan 2018 18:47
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe

So Mrs. Optional received the offer by mail. But no indication on the Tangerine website neither as a banner or in the Bonuses section where all the offers normally are.

Wonder if they "forget" to honour some of these bonuses ?
by optionable68
18 Jan 2018 17:00
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Tangerine mutual funds 1% bribe

Was hoping my MIL would get this offer as she has some cash to deploy. I assume they banned her from these offers given she only became a client less than 1 year ago. Would be nice if they provided their clients with transparency on criteria they use to make these "targeted" offers
by optionable68
14 Jan 2018 18:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service
Replies: 1956
Views: 171457

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

So, I recently recommended 2 friends to open an TD DI account. We go to TD DI online, and there is a nice " Open an account " section, we pop in all our personal information and complete all the online steps. The TDDI website indicates we are all set and just need to go to a TDCT branch to verify id...
by optionable68
08 Jan 2018 21:12
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Marijuana Legalization [Investment opportunities]
Replies: 56
Views: 2522

Re: Marijuana Legalization [Investment opportunities]

Shurville wrote:
08 Jan 2018 19:48
Closed at $24.18 today .Should hit your target tomorrow. I own this and plan to hold in spite of Jeff Sessions move that may slow down US states like California.
Actually WEED closed just under $40 today on the TSX
by optionable68
04 Jan 2018 17:17
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)
Replies: 109
Views: 6010

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)

adrian2 wrote:
04 Jan 2018 09:19
For the two who did not get the offer, make sure you check.....
No luck. No offer to be found. The thing in common for the 2 who did not receive offers is that they took their account to zero in advance of the offer. Worth noting for the next round of offers in June.
by optionable68
03 Jan 2018 19:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMO Investorline
Replies: 538
Views: 56235

Re: BMO Investorline

Anyone rewarded with the cash incentive by BMOIL for injecting new assets into the account? Wondering if cash reward is taxable, ie. will be issued a tax slip the following year. I'm expecting my BMO award next week. When I transfered my account, I asked that question and the BMO rep said the award...
by optionable68
03 Jan 2018 19:26
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)
Replies: 109
Views: 6010

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2018)

Same here. I guess after Feb 28 I'll move my dough from Simplii back to Tang. I wonder if the fact we all 3 got the same offer means they've stopped the crazy lottery style rate offerings? FWIW only 2 of the 4 people in my family circle received the offer. So two of us get 2.5%, the other two of us...
by optionable68
02 Jan 2018 19:24
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Old, Odd, and/or Out of Circulation Coins

I've collected old Canadian currency since I was a teenager. I have collected every year of the Canadian dollar coin since inception, with the only exception being the 1948 dollar coin.... which is valued well above face value now depending on condition.... if anyone has it, PM me and lets make a de...
by optionable68
30 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 104
Views: 5250

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

Congrats kukucanuck on the big win.

And thanks kcowan for running this again.

I'm grateful for my 6th place finish which is a vast improvement from my dismal showing in 2016.

Onward and upward to 2018 ! :thumbsup:
by optionable68
15 Dec 2017 11:57
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: WTH CRA? You're so incompetent lately
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: WTH CRA? You're so incompetent lately

At least you got through the phone lines. For the bulk of 2017, anytime we have called CRA, we always get a phone message saying they are unable to answer the phone with no option to at least wait on hold. Frustrating for Canadians who simply want to pay their taxes.
by optionable68
20 Nov 2017 20:59
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Would you pay an annual fee to join a loyalty program?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Would you pay an annual fee to join a loyalty program?

Koogie wrote:
20 Nov 2017 18:24
Perhaps Loblaws is banking on a certain level of consumer ignorance..
Based on my last trip to Loblaws, the typical Loblaws customer may not be overly price aware.
by optionable68
18 Nov 2017 19:46
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: RRIF Withdrawal
Replies: 43
Views: 2814

Re: RRIF Withdrawal

IME with TDDI RRIFs if cash is not available for a scheduled monthly payment, the cash position becomes negative and they send you a reminder to correct it quickly by selling something. Yes, I have confirmed with TDDI that they will not liquidate any holdings. They will use all available cash in th...