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by Peculiar_Investor
20 Oct 2017 17:08
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2017)
Replies: 137
Views: 13172

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

Exited our position in Pulte Homes (PHM) at $27.99 this afternoon. The holding actually dates back to a 2004 purchase of Centex Corp. Centex and Pulte merger in 2009. Over a couple of cycles and a major housing bust in the US, still managed to turn a small profit on the holding. Rationale for the sa...
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Oct 2017 11:23
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Happy to find this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Happy to find this forum

Welcome to FWF.
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Oct 2017 11:21
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: NAFTA is dead. So now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: NAFTA is dead. So now what?

So now what? And what are the implications for TSX stocks? Who knows? Lots of speculation on the potential impacts/implications by many who earn big bucks to know what is supposed to happen. Based on my experience, nobody really knows, so I'm going to continue to still to my plan and asset allocati...
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Oct 2017 10:57
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: 250 k to Invest. Need Help With Asset Allocation, & Where to Invest.
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: 250 k to Invest. Need Help With Asset Allocation, & Where to Invest.

Welcome to FWF. I see you were referred here from the Bogleheads forum, specifically Canadian with $250 k (CAD) to invest. Need help with Asset Allocation. - Bogleheads.org . A number of FWF'ers are also members of the Bogleheads forum, myself included. I've never read Tony Robbins and a forum searc...
by Peculiar_Investor
20 Oct 2017 10:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Peyto Exploraton and Development (Symbol - PEY.TO)
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Peyto Exploraton and Development (Symbol - PEY.to)

I don't have any specific viewpoint on the company, but do recall an outdated topic from the days when Peyto was structured as a trust,
see Peyto Energy Trust (Symbol-PEY.UN).
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Oct 2017 14:47
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Estate Planning cross border Qs (kids in US)
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Estate Planning cross border Qs (kids in US)

We will get a copy of our dad's will, see what's missing, then make an appointment with the lawyer to handle the rest. We will report back on this string of what we find from lawyer/ BMO, in case our experience is helpful to fellow Canucks. If you want a recommendation for a Calgary based lawyer fo...
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Oct 2017 11:12
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Telephone scams
Replies: 44
Views: 2623

Re: Telephone scams

deaddog wrote:
19 Oct 2017 11:04
I would suggest you change your Amazon Password.
Absolutely agree. Great recommendation.
by Peculiar_Investor
16 Oct 2017 15:40
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Suggestion on short term investment
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Suggestion on short term investment

For short term investments such as this, return of capital is far more important than return on capital.

Therefore the standard recommendation in these types of situation is to use a GIC or High-interest savings account and accept whatever guaranteed rate is available.
by Peculiar_Investor
14 Oct 2017 10:30
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 60
Views: 2754

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

For many items I've always felt there was significant overlap between Sears and The Bay and not much to distinguish between the two. In many urban centres they were both part of the same mall complex, so comparison and price shopping was very easy. I cannot imagine that was very helpful to either's ...
by Peculiar_Investor
12 Oct 2017 09:56
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)
Replies: 104
Views: 9773

Re: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)

Yet ATD.b opened today at $59.37 :o I guess certainty over what Metro is doing with their holding trumps the price that Metro received.
by Peculiar_Investor
11 Oct 2017 11:55
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2016 upgrade - feedback and comments
Replies: 62
Views: 3618

Re: Quicken 2016 upgrade - feedback and comments

Thanks. One of my annoyances with Quicken (and other applications) is the update process is launched before they provide any information on what's contained in the update and what new steps/changes such as you've outlined might be required. I initially declined the R7 update after reading your post....
by Peculiar_Investor
11 Oct 2017 11:46
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: How far are you from retirement?
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: How far are you from retirement?

hamor wrote:
11 Oct 2017 07:48
westcost, if you haven't - read the thread 'retirement is it overrated'
For those that don't like to use the search function, I'm happy to save you some time --> Retirement - is it over-rated?
by Peculiar_Investor
11 Oct 2017 09:41
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investing styles
Replies: 228
Views: 18573

Re: Investing styles

For me the essential issue is the facts of Sector concentration and index concentration in the broad-based Canadian indices, hence a lack of 'proper' diversification. It has nothing to do with inferiority complex or pricing our companies. The Canadian stock market is just too highly dependent on ju...
by Peculiar_Investor
11 Oct 2017 09:05
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investing styles
Replies: 228
Views: 18573

Re: Investing styles

I get confused when people say it's not worth investing in the index in Canada. But index investing is the best option for the rest of the world. I wonder: do Canadians have an investing inferiority complex? Are we so dumb that we can't price our companies correctly? While the rest of the world can...
by Peculiar_Investor
11 Oct 2017 07:40
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2016 upgrade - feedback and comments
Replies: 62
Views: 3618

Re: Quicken 2016 upgrade - feedback and comments

Caution: Quicken has an R7 update that allows one to use Quicken with a Mobile App....but results in YOUR data file being in the cloud to be able to sync between devices. If you do not want your data file in the cloud, do not install R7 using the default 'radio button'. I checked the release notes ...
by Peculiar_Investor
05 Oct 2017 10:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TransCanada (Symbol-TRP)
Replies: 337
Views: 52139

Re: TransCanada (Symbol-TRP)

Energy East is officially deceased -- TransCanada kills controversial Energy East Pipeline project - The Globe and Mail . The official news release can be found at TransCanada Announces Termination of Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Projects As a result of its decision not to proceed with ...
by Peculiar_Investor
04 Oct 2017 10:59
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates
Replies: 609
Views: 88668

Re: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates

Another viewpoint, Two smarter ways to determine how much you can safely withdraw funds in retirement - The Globe and Mail If you want to see a group of financial experts brawl, ask them how much it's safe to withdraw from your investment portfolio each year in retirement. One of the most common ans...
by Peculiar_Investor
04 Oct 2017 10:05
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 395
Views: 24151

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

Descartes wrote:
04 Oct 2017 09:58
Side note: boy, is this new web site a buggy piece of poorly designed crap.
Others have commented in the Tangerine topic.
by Peculiar_Investor
03 Oct 2017 10:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)
Replies: 104
Views: 9773

Re: Alimentation Couche-Tard (Symbol-ATD.B)

Another take on the issue of sustainability of the business from none other than Warren Buffett. From Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Stake in Truck Stop Chain Pilot Flying J - Bloomberg Buffett said by phone he isn’t going to lose sleep over potential threats from autonomous vehicles. “Trucks are going...
by Peculiar_Investor
02 Oct 2017 12:49
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Aeroplan
Replies: 417
Views: 26978

Re: Aeroplan

Discovered this one that hard way. Air Canada flights booked using RBC Avion points no longer accumulate Altitude (and Aeroplan) miles, apparently this was silently changed back in May 2017. More details in Flight booked with Avion points not eligible for Altitude - FlyerTalk Forums
by Peculiar_Investor
02 Oct 2017 07:31
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Jean Coutu (Symbol-PJC.A)
Replies: 56
Views: 10548

Re: Jean Coutu (Symbol-PJC.A)

The deal with Metro has been officially announced, METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion MONTRÉAL, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. ("METRO") (TSX: MRU) and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the "Jean Coutu Group") (TSX: PJC.A) announced today that they have ent...
by Peculiar_Investor
02 Oct 2017 07:29
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Metro (Symbol-MRU)
Replies: 62
Views: 9946

Re: Metro (Symbol-MRU)

The deal has been officially announced, METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion MONTRÉAL, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. ("METRO") (TSX: MRU) and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the "Jean Coutu Group") (TSX: PJC.A) announced today that they have entered into a...
by Peculiar_Investor
28 Sep 2017 23:19
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2016 Web Connect problem with RBC?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Quicken 2016 Web Connect problem with RBC?

On the Quicken support forum another user has posted a solution that I've tried and can confirm it resolved the issue. Although Quicken 2016 indicated that I was running R6, the solution was to apply Quicken 2016 for Windows Update and Mondo Patch , which was updated 9/25/2017, or right around the t...
by Peculiar_Investor
27 Sep 2017 11:28
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Metro (Symbol-MRU)
Replies: 62
Views: 9946

Re: Metro (Symbol-MRU)

Merger pending?? Shares of retailers Jean Coutu, Metro halted - The Globe and Mail Regulators suspended trading of pharmacy retailer Jean Coutu Group and grocery chain Metro Inc. this morning. The Investment Industry Regulatory organization of Canada said at 9:29 a.m. it was putting a temporary halt...
by Peculiar_Investor
27 Sep 2017 08:25
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2016 Web Connect problem with RBC?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Quicken 2016 Web Connect problem with RBC?

I'm using Quicken 2016 R6 (Build 25.1.6.2) and for years have downloaded transactions from RBC using their online banking site and RBC's "Download Transactions" functionality. My last download is indicated as September 16, 2017. I have successfully transitioned from using an Intuit ID to using a Qui...