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by Peculiar_Investor
24 Feb 2018 14:12
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: My refund went up the amount I put in line....
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: My refund went up the amount I put in line....

bradycat wrote:
24 Feb 2018 03:40
I made a $ 12000 payment last year, cause I was suckered into one of those pharmacy pill scams, and I decided to pay then maybe be taken to court and having to pay more.
Welcome to FWF.

Call me a bit confused with the details. Who did you pay? CRA?
by Peculiar_Investor
24 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Buffett Buffet
Replies: 670
Views: 126581

Re: Buffett Buffet

Thanks to NormR for a reminder about another gem buried in the letter "The bet illuminated another important investment lesson: Though markets are generally rational, they occasionally do crazy things. Seizing the opportunities then offered does not require great intelligence, a degree in economics ...
by Peculiar_Investor
24 Feb 2018 11:25
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Buffett Buffet
Replies: 670
Views: 126581

Buffett's 2017 Shareholder Letter

The 2017 Shareholder Letter is much shorter this year at 16 pages. It mostly focuses on their businesses and as previously mentioned a decent discussion of “The Bet” is Over and Has Delivered an Unforeseen Investment Lesson . There is far less general investment strategy and Buffett'isms in this let...
by Peculiar_Investor
24 Feb 2018 08:56
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Buffett Buffet
Replies: 670
Views: 126581

Re: Buffett Buffet

Warren Buffett's 2017 Shareholder Letter has been posted. As I post this I note that their site is running a tad slow this morning. I guess it is a popular download. No mention of Jack Bogle this year, but there is commentary on the "The Bet" in a section “The Bet” is Over and Has Delivered an Unfor...
by Peculiar_Investor
23 Feb 2018 18:37
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Buffett Buffet
Replies: 670
Views: 126581

Re: Buffett Buffet

DenisD wrote:
25 Feb 2017 23:30
2016 Shareholder Letter
The 2017 letter is due out tomorrow morning. I plan to brew a nice pot of coffee to enjoy while I enjoy the annual read of Buffett's letter.
by Peculiar_Investor
23 Feb 2018 07:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

This one got misses on February 20th, Genuine Parts Company Marks 62nd Consecutive Year Of Increased Dividends And Announces Officer Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today a 7% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend for 2018. The Board of Directors of the Company, at its February...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 22:49
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Vanguard Mutual Funds in Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Vanguard Mutual Funds in Canada

Rob Carrick has an article about the announcement as well, Will these new products finally get the mutual-fund industry to lower fees? - The Globe and Mail . I quickly checked and I don't think the article is behind the G&M paywall. Unfortunately, Vanguard has not yet decided to sell its low-cost in...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 18:38
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

One more to report, Toromont Announces 2017 Results and Increase in Quarterly Dividend Toronto Stock Exchange:TIH Considering the Company’s solid financial position and positive long-term outlook, the Board of Directors today increased the quarterly dividend by 21% to 23 cents per share. The next di...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 17:07
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend stocks in a rising interest rate scenario
Replies: 36
Views: 1639

Re: Dividend stocks in a rising interest rate scenario

listen is almost any BNN show on related topic Sorry, I ignore that noise and pay almost zero attention to BNN shows. Could it be an example of confirmation bias for those interested (pun intended) in this segment of the market? I will concede that these names appeal to a segment of the investing p...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 16:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend stocks in a rising interest rate scenario
Replies: 36
Views: 1639

Re: Dividend stocks in a rising interest rate scenario

From behind the G&M pay wall: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/these-dividend-stocks-are-sending-a-bad-news-buy-signal/article38062895/ Tom Connolly of DivdendGrowth.ca recently highlighted four utilities with yields that caught his eye. The four are: - Canadian Util...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 11:26
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: finiki, the Canadian financial wiki
Replies: 103
Views: 8476

Re: finiki, the Canadian financial wiki

🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈 🎈🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈 We ought to have a way to thank the major contributors. :thumbsup: I think you just did. Each and every contribution makes finiki a better resource. Many of the contributions come about based on FWF discussions. A wiki editor might make the actual edit, but the informatio...
by Peculiar_Investor
22 Feb 2018 10:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

It has been a good day for dividend hikes, add Gildan Activewear Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings at Top End of Guidance Range and Provides Outlook for 2018 NYSE:GIL The Board of Directors has approved a 20% increase in the amount of the current quarterly dividend and has declared ...
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Feb 2018 13:03
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

The new Nutrien (NTR) increases quarterly div by 27% to .40 USD. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/news-sources/?date=+20180220&archive=cnw&slug=C2718 P.S. On reading the announcement more carefully, I see it's "a 27% increase from its legacy companies combined payout level". As the ho...
by Peculiar_Investor
21 Feb 2018 07:37
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Copycat Annuity
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Copycat Annuity

With respect to copycats, I am quoted by Alexander Macqueen extensively in the article in The Globe. Welcome to FWF and thank you for joining the discussion. Lea is the expert here and is much more qualified to answer your questions than I. There is *almost nothing* published on copycat annuities s...
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Feb 2018 18:57
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Discount/Online Broker Research Comparison
Replies: 62
Views: 10757

Re: Discount/Online Broker Research Comparison

IOW, the rankings are depending on what you are looking for! Absolutely agree. Different strokes for different folks. Carrick's article does cover lots of ground and provides a very decent summary of what he believes to be the strengths and weaknesses of each discount brokerage. It is left as an ex...
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Feb 2018 18:23
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Discount/Online Broker Research Comparison
Replies: 62
Views: 10757

Re: Discount/Online Broker Research Comparison

For those with a Globe and Mail online subscription (or the means to work around it :wink:) Rob Carrick's 19th annual ranking of online brokerages Ranking Breakdown A : Qtrade Investor B+ : Interactive Brokers; Questrade; Scotia iTrade B : BMO InvestorLine; RBC Direct Investing; TD Direct Investing;...
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Feb 2018 15:01
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: The Implications of Behavioral Finance
Replies: 143
Views: 42633

Re: The Implications of Behavioral Finance

I did end up reading Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness , by Richard Thaler and did enjoy it and learned a bit more about myself and my investing habits and biases. That continues to be a work in progress. Fast forward to today and one of my favorite blogs has a worthwhil...
by Peculiar_Investor
19 Feb 2018 11:20
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Happy New Year 2018 and some annual housekeeping
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Happy New Year 2018 and some annual housekeeping

It appears that our hosting provider was having some issues this morning, but as far as I know they seemed to have resolved themselves. If anyone is still seeing the error, could they please try the following: A small tip that might ease the pain of these continually SQL ERROR messages. I've noticed...
by Peculiar_Investor
18 Feb 2018 11:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to invest in gold?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: How to invest in gold?

While I personally wouldn't invest in gold you might want to review our wiki article Gold - finiki, the Canadian financial wiki for some ideas and then come back to this topic if you have further questions on the topic.
by Peculiar_Investor
18 Feb 2018 11:01
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Guess who turned 13 today?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Guess who turned 13 today?

Another year of educating Canadians investors has passed as FWF reaches its 13th birthday today. Newer members who might not be aware of the background might want to read Happy 10th birthday FWF and perhaps the History of FWF . Some statistics associated with today's milestone, Total posts 495313 • ...
by Peculiar_Investor
17 Feb 2018 10:28
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

Re: Annuities

Thanks Bruce, lots to read. It is in the plan text we can take the commuted value or annuity. Many longtimers on FWF know Bruce's background, but just in case the OP or others don't know about it. Bruce is one of the co-authors of The Pension Puzzle: Your Complete Guide to Government Benefits, RRSP...
by Peculiar_Investor
16 Feb 2018 11:11
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Useful tips for using the forum software
Replies: 108
Views: 14914

Re: Useful tips for using the forum software

How does one selectively quote from previous posts, based on a "Testing" discussion with PhilD. Unfortunately this isn't covered in the forum software Frequently Asked Questions . Here is how I do it, at least on a non-smartphone device. Click the "Post Reply" button. Underneath the posting text box...
by Peculiar_Investor
15 Feb 2018 18:28
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Budget 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Budget 2018

kcowan wrote:
15 Feb 2018 15:46
I think the government should focus on reducing spending rather than increasing taxes in their budget. Yes they should close obvious tax loopholes quickly. But otherwise let them keep their hands out of our pockets.
You've got my vote. Well stated.
by Peculiar_Investor
15 Feb 2018 14:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

The US tax code changes seem to be rewarding shareholders, this time to the tune of a 35% increase, AbbVie Increases Dividend and Announces New Stock Repurchase Program NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) increased the company's quarterly ...
by Peculiar_Investor
14 Feb 2018 20:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 5868

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

Another double digit increase as Cisco Systems, Inc. - Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings Cisco Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend; Stock Repurchase Program Authorization Increased Cisco has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.33 per common share, a 4-cent increase or up 14% over the previous quar...