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by Peculiar_Investor
23 Nov 2017 09:50
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: UFile 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: UFile 2017

Thanks for the reminder. Just made our purchase to save a few dollars.
by Peculiar_Investor
23 Nov 2017 09:41
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 507
Views: 48524

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%. More nose holding this morning as cas...
by Peculiar_Investor
23 Nov 2017 09:30
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Amanda Lang leaving [BNN] CBC
Replies: 100
Views: 22673

Re: Amanda Lang returning to BNN

The merry-go-round continues -- Amanda Lang returning to BNN in January - BNN Amanda Lang is returning to BNN. It's a home coming for the award-winning journalist, who helped launch BNN predecessor network ROBTv in 1999 after getting her start in journalism at The Globe and Mail and The National Pos...
by Peculiar_Investor
23 Nov 2017 08:49
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike

What is your overall portfolio return over x time periods in relation to the market? Fair question because if you don't measure results how do you verify that the technique/framework is providing value and meeting its objective. I must admit I've only done sporadic calculations of returns vs. bench...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Nov 2017 19:29
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike

Analytics are useful but so much of the market is emotion driven or driven by mergers or lawsuits. I do not crunch numbers,I look at trends,Bitcoin could be a home run, do not understand it,Nestles is Swiss and sells food, that I understand. Interest Rates are the rocket fuel driving an overheated ...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Nov 2017 18:10
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: cryptocurrencies and mining
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: cryptocurrencies and mining

I do not pretend to understand them Me too. I doubt many who are currently "playing" in this area understand how the "market" in them works either. I'm a follower of the foundation provided by Ben Graham who began his classic book, The Intelligent Investor , in Chapter 1 with An investment operatio...
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Nov 2017 19:27
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Royal Bank (Symbol-RY)
Replies: 267
Views: 60979

Re: Royal Bank (Symbol-RY)

Look who's now on the 'too big to fail' list ... Royal Bank deemed 'too big to fail' by global banking watchdog - Business - CBC News The Royal Bank of Canada has been added to a list of 30 of the world's most systemically important banks. The designation, by the Swiss-based Financial Stability Boar...
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Nov 2017 11:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 177
Views: 27734

Re: How to download data?

BRIAN5000 wrote:
20 Nov 2017 15:28
Spreadsheet seems to be working ok except how do request a reload of new/current info? On Gummies spreadsheet there was a button to click on must be something easy?
I would suggest you read FAQ: What is the smfForceRecalculation macro and how do I use it?
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Nov 2017 10:30
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: New Flyer Industries (Symbol - NFI.TO)
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: New Flyer Industries (Symbol - NFI.TO)

Some background to his post can be found in my recent topic Stock study techniques . For those interested, NFI.TO - Toolkit 6.pdf I projected the future sales and EPS growth rates to be significantly lower than historical averages because in my judgement the company's business model and target marke...
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Nov 2017 10:19
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Stock study techniques ... thanks Mike

I've hinted and probably posted some mentions of this framework that has served me well. The story starts way back when (look at the timestamp) ... A good recent example is ROC. In follow up to my comments on ROC, this might be helpful. I made a lot of statements about ROC. They were based on a spre...
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Nov 2017 17:47
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had

Can those who were experiencing the problem please check again. I'm no longer able to reproduce the problem :roll:
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Nov 2017 14:59
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Would you pay an annual fee to join a loyalty program?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

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

Is Loblaws pitches upgraded loyalty program for $9.99 a month for premium perks - Business - CBC News a new initiative or a rehash of existing programs? I try to minimize (keep it simple) membership in loyalty type programs and don't think I'd be paying extra real dollars to join a loyalty program. ...
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Nov 2017 14:25
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had

A workaround until the problem is identified and resolved is via your User Control Panel, which is accessed via the dropdown menu from your username beside the Private messages link. The direct link is ucp.php?i=ucp_pm
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Can't read a Private Message I allegedly had

An administrator is now available and looking into the problem :ugeek: . I can confirm that the Private messages link isn't functioning correctly.
by Peculiar_Investor
17 Nov 2017 16:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 177
Views: 27734

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: 346
Views: 52929

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: 177
Views: 27734

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: 1189

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: 229
Views: 27978

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: 180

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: 177
Views: 27734

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: 189

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: 177
Views: 27734

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: 177
Views: 27734

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.