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by Peculiar_Investor
17 Nov 2017 16:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Using the SMF Add-in example spreadsheet

The sample SMF Add-in Excel workbook works as follows based on my review/understanding. In the smfGetYahooPortfolioView worksheet, column B and row 2 contain the user changeable inputs. Column B is where one enters the ticker symbols that you are following. Row 2 contains the fields to be retrieved....
by Peculiar_Investor
16 Nov 2017 17:52
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TransCanada (Symbol-TRP)
Replies: 340
Views: 52601

Re: TransCanada (Symbol-TRP)

Talk about bad timing ... TransCanada Keystone pipeline leaks 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota - CBC News The leak, which it said happened about 35 kilometres south of its Ludden pump station on a right-of-way, comes as Nebraska Public Service Commission is set to vote on the Keystone XL ...
by Peculiar_Investor
16 Nov 2017 09:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Re: How to download data?

Hmm.....I tried getting quotes with the SMF add-in example Excel workbook. No quotes showed up. The plugin is loaded successfully. I was traveling and offline for the past week or so and am just catching up on this topic since I posted the original links to the SMF Add-in and their example spreadsh...
by Peculiar_Investor
16 Nov 2017 08:55
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Passing on a DIY portfolio after death
Replies: 35
Views: 1167

Re: Passing on a DIY portfolio after death

A few previous topics that the OP (and others) might want to review are: Financially uninterested spouse inheriting stock portfolio Upon death advise for surviving spouse [managing investments] Something my wife can manage. For those of us that have adopted the DIY, non-couch potato, investing philo...
by Peculiar_Investor
15 Nov 2017 07:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 27782

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Just got back from some travel and catching up on things. I don't believe the following increases have been mentioned. ADP Increases Cash Dividend; Marks 43rd Consecutive Year of Dividend Increases Nasdaq:ADP The board of directors of ADP (Nasdaq:ADP), approved a $0.06 increase in the quarterly cash...
by Peculiar_Investor
14 Nov 2017 10:52
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Benefits of moving many funds under a web direct brokerage service?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Benefits of moving many funds under a web direct brokerage service?

Welcome to FWF. A couple of quick thoughts. From the point of keeping things simple, I would agree that moving/centralizing your holdings "as is" to a single financial institution makes sense. One caveat, double-check with the receiving institution to make sure that all of your existing holdings can...
by Peculiar_Investor
03 Nov 2017 09:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Re: How to download data?

There are some clues/workarounds to the Yahoo! download problem in SMF Add-in Announcements: New ZIP File -- Version 2017.10.31 . From what I can gather from some quick testing using his supplied smfGetYahooPortfolioView-Example.xls file, the update for the smfGetYahooPortfolioView() function, whic...
by Peculiar_Investor
03 Nov 2017 09:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best REIT brokers for new investor?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Best REIT brokers for new investor?

Sorry about posting here then! Thank you for the links to your American forum. :thumbsup: Not a problem. Our tagline indicates "Where Canadian Investors Meet for Financial Education and Empowerment" but it doesn't appear on mobile devices, so we periodically get non-Canadian focused questions. We d...
by Peculiar_Investor
02 Nov 2017 10:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Re: How to download data?

There are some clues/workarounds to the Yahoo! download problem in SMF Add-in Announcements: New ZIP File -- Version 2017.10.31 . From what I can gather from some quick testing using his supplied smfGetYahooPortfolioView-Example.xls file, the update for the smfGetYahooPortfolioView() function, which...
by Peculiar_Investor
02 Nov 2017 00:21
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Re: How to download data?

Others are noticing as well, see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/smf ... ages/33396. The author of the SMF Add-in that I linked above has also posted about it, SMF Add-in Announcements: Alert -- RCHGetYahooQuotes() problems.
by Peculiar_Investor
01 Nov 2017 20:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 171
Views: 27567

Re: How to download data?

Shakespeare wrote:
01 Nov 2017 19:29
My Yahoo download call isn't working right now - Error 999. Anyone else have this problem?
Yes. I'm downloading quotes via the RCHGetYahooQuotes() function in the SMF Add-in tool and it stopped working around 1:30 pm MDT today.
by Peculiar_Investor
01 Nov 2017 12:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 500
Views: 47917

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

..... Thomson Reuters (TSE:TRI). A good TSX60 consumer stock.... Why is TRI classed as a consumer stock?? I've had a position in TRI since 2008, and categorize it under "consumer" because, well, because that's how it's classified. But, frankly, don't understand why. I had a inkling that we've had t...
by Peculiar_Investor
01 Nov 2017 12:21
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 500
Views: 47917

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

The stock quote page from TMX, Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] | Thomson Reuters Corporation Company Profile | TMXmoney, indicates Sector is Financial Services which makes sense to me as a shareholder.
by Peculiar_Investor
31 Oct 2017 15:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best REIT brokers for new investor?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Best REIT brokers for new investor?

Welcome to FWF. We are a Canadian based investing forum. Since you indicate you are U.S. based, you might want to try our sister site, https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/index.php, are they are largely focused on broad based index investing.
by Peculiar_Investor
31 Oct 2017 14:03
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Net Worth At Age 35?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Net Worth At Age 35?

In order to retire at age 65 with $1,500,000, and to be considered on track, what should someone's net worth be at age 35? Welcome to FWF. I"m not sure it is possible to answer that question, it depends on your savings/spending habits, your portfolio design and construction and what you expect from...
by Peculiar_Investor
29 Oct 2017 09:53
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: I cant see lattest post when i log in.
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I cant see latest post when i log in.

What link (URL) are you using after you login? I'm guessing one of the Quick links. Sorry dont understand what you mean! I was guessing you were using something like the Quick link for Active topics . Or perhaps New posts . In order to help debug, I was looking for you to tell us which page (URL) y...
by Peculiar_Investor
29 Oct 2017 08:59
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: I cant see lattest post when i log in.
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I cant see latest post when i log in.

Can you provide more information about the problem. What link (URL) are you using after you login? I'm guessing one of the Quick links. What browser/OS/device? When did you first notice the problem?
by Peculiar_Investor
28 Oct 2017 11:22
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Retirement Portfolio Comments Sought
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: Retirement Portfolio Comments Sought

In our mid 70s, my wife and I have been skating on thin ice, too long for comfort, with 100% stock portfolios in both our open and RIF accounts. Not sure I understand or concur with this statement. Is a 100% equity allocation too volatile for your "sleep a night" comfort level? We have done well wi...
by Peculiar_Investor
27 Oct 2017 08:05
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 27782

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

On a roll this morning, from AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results AbbVie is also announcing today that its board of directors declared an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend from $0.64 per share to $0.71 per share beginning with the dividend payable on February 15, 2018 ...
by Peculiar_Investor
27 Oct 2017 07:59
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 27782

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

How about another 20% dividend hike, this time from Norbord (OSB.TO), Norbord Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results; Increases Quarterly Dividend The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of C $0.60 per common share, payable on December 21, 2017 to shareholders of record on December 1, 2017....
by Peculiar_Investor
27 Oct 2017 07:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 27782

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

As I was updating my stock study guides of companies that I own who've recently released quarterly earnings, I discovered I had missed this one back at the beginning of August from Illinois Tool Works (ITW), ITW Increases Quarterly Dividend 20% NYSE:ITW GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)...
by Peculiar_Investor
26 Oct 2017 14:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 500
Views: 47917

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

I recently had a Manulife 2018 note called early, so again held my nose and used the proceeds to purchase a Loblaws Corp strip that matures in June 2027, YTM is 3.83%. Our 10 year bond ladder now has an average years to maturity of 4.9 years and a YTM of 3.15%.
by Peculiar_Investor
26 Oct 2017 10:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: History of Discount Brokers in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: History of Discount Brokers in Canada

Some historical background here - mostly TD centric. Link Thanks for finding and posting this. Interesting reading for sure. FWIW, a more direct link is The Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canada’s “Little Bang” of 1987 – by Ashwini Srikantiah (2011) , which is part of the Canadian Business and Financial...
by Peculiar_Investor
26 Oct 2017 09:28
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Stanford CS 007-05 "Personal Finance for Engineers" - not just for engineers
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Stanford CS 007-05 "Personal Finance for Engineers" - not just for engineers

Although the outline suggests this course if for Engineers, from I've seen/read in the first 5 sessions this could be very useful for many, particular newcomers to FWF. A significant portion of the material would probably be considered common sense by those who've hung around FWF for a while, it isn...