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by Arby
11 Dec 2017 09:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 245
Views: 29683

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

TFI International (TSX: TFII) increases dividend 11% Montreal, Quebec, December 11, 2017 – The Board of Directors of TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, has approved an 11% dividend increase over its previous quarte...
by Arby
10 Dec 2017 20:25
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Are we too old, crusty and conservative
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Are we too old, crusty and conservative

Where is any discussion of the weed stocks that have in many cases been ten baggers? To get a 10 bagger, it's not necessary to make a high risk bet on a weed stock with no track record and no earnings. I'm a fairly conservative dividend investor, and I currently have two 10 baggers - CCL Industries...
by Arby
08 Dec 2017 11:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 525
Views: 50861

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

SkaSka wrote:
07 Dec 2017 16:16
Bought a small, tracking position in Facebook around $175 a couple days ago.
I've heard of a full position, and a half position, but what is a "tracking position"?
by Arby
05 Dec 2017 21:39
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service
Replies: 1872
Views: 163198

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

BRIAN5000 wrote:
05 Dec 2017 20:04
TDDI has established a "Relationship Manager" for high net worth clients.
How high is high I could use some Relationship help?
Don't know. I never asked what level is required to qualify.
by Arby
05 Dec 2017 16:32
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service
Replies: 1872
Views: 163198

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

TDDI has established a "Relationship Manager" for high net worth clients. I got a call today from my Relationship Manager. According to a followup email, they will provide premium support via an "Elite Line staffed with our most knowledgeable traders", as well as other complimentary services (e.g. p...
by Arby
24 Nov 2017 14:41
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: TFSA contribution 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: TFSA contribution 2017

willowberry wrote:
24 Nov 2017 13:24
Other long termers are PHN Bond fund and Sceptre (now Fiera Capital) Equity Growth.
I'm also a long term holder of PHN Bond and Sceptre Equity Growth. Back in the day, these were the low cost funds in their respective categories. I don't want to sell them due to unrealized capital gains.
by Arby
22 Nov 2017 15:33
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: UFile 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: UFile 2017

Bought Ufile 2017, but it won't be available to download until mid December.
by Arby
21 Nov 2017 12:15
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 181
Views: 28249

Re: How to download data?

There are some posts upthread about using the SMF add-in with Libre Office, however the downloaded price quotes are not accurate. Has anyone been able to figure out why? The Libre Office formula for obtaining the price quote is
VALUE(com.smf.ticker.getinfo.python.smfimpl.getyahoo($C3,21))
by Arby
19 Nov 2017 12:57
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 445
Views: 28713

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

Thanks. I guess I don't quality as a targeted customer.
by Arby
19 Nov 2017 11:48
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: My experience with TD Cross Border Account
Replies: 67
Views: 13375

Re: My experience with TD Cross Border Account

Keep in mind this account has to be declared on T1135 if you have over 100k cad in global assets. This means converting to CAD currency, finding out maximum yearly balance and year-end balance. Perhaps worth the extra work or maybe the 2.5% forex savings is not worth it if you need an accountant or...
by Arby
17 Nov 2017 16:15
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 445
Views: 28713

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

Donut wrote:
17 Nov 2017 14:17
TD Canada Trust is offering a "ePremium" savings account that pays .75% plus a bonus of 1.75% per annum for a total of 2.5% per annum from now till March 31/18.
Can you provide a link to the 1.75% bonus offer for the ePremium savings account?
by Arby
17 Nov 2017 12:17
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Paying with Paypal using a USD bank account from a canadian bank to avoid conversion fees
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Paying with Paypal using a USD bank account from a canadian bank to avoid conversion fees

I would be interested in knowing how to avoid this fee although I rarely use Ebay. You can avoid the Paypal FX fee if you use a $US currency credit card. I used my $USD credit card from TD Canada Trust to buy an item from a US merchant via Paypal. There was no FX fee from Paypal. I paid the $USD cr...
by Arby
08 Nov 2017 16:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 181
Views: 28249

Re: Getting Internet stocks quotes into Excel-current status?

See the thread How to Downlaod Data, starting at this post.

Thread merged by Moderator
by Arby
08 Nov 2017 14:15
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 17820

Re: Clippings 2017

After reading the snippet posted by Park on the small cap effect, I questioned the benefit of my 10% allocation to US small caps ETFs. But on reading the entire article, the author says there is a small cap benefit for some ETF's: ...it's important to understand some of the other criteria that are i...
by Arby
07 Nov 2017 16:14
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: FTN Split Shares
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: FTN Split Shares

Wow cant believe they are doing another one so soon after the last offering... It's not that hard to believe that Quadravest is doing another offering. The new offerings are very lucrative for Quadravest. They are selling the whole units for $9.90 + $10.50 = $20.40, and their cost for the underlyin...
by Arby
04 Nov 2017 10:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 181
Views: 28249

Re: How to download data?

Hmm.. after taking a second look, I may have jumped the gun a bit. It is downloading quotes now instead of giving me an error. However, the quotes do not appear to be up to date. So it may still require some tweaking. Thanks for the instructions. I found the same problem as you mentioned. The downl...
by Arby
03 Nov 2017 14:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 181
Views: 28249

Re: How to download data?

gobsmack wrote:
03 Nov 2017 09:44
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
03 Nov 2017 09:37
So it appears to me that getting Yahoo quotes into Excel isn't totally dead yet.
Hooray! :thumbsup: Thanks for the link

Edit: It works for me on libreoffice
Can you explain how to incorporate the add-in for Libre Office?
by Arby
02 Nov 2017 18:50
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 245
Views: 29683

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Genworth (TSX: MIC) increases dividend 7% The Board of Directors of Genworth MI Canada Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: MIC) today announced that it has authorized and declared a dividend of $0.47 per common share for the fourth quarter of 2017. This dividend will be paid on November 30, 2017, to shareho...
by Arby
02 Nov 2017 14:05
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: North American financial split co. (Symbol - FFN.TO)
Replies: 33
Views: 804

Re: North American financial split co. (Symbol - FFN.TO)

I would assume you would find the same shorting pattern for the preferred shares FFN.PR.A. I think the underwriters generally don't have any problem getting rid of the preferred shares. For this type of split share IPO, the underwriters typically offer to sell the Matched Unit (i.e. Capital share +...
by Arby
02 Nov 2017 10:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: North American financial split co. (Symbol - FFN.TO)
Replies: 33
Views: 804

Re: North American financial split co. (Symbol - FFN.TO)

Where did you read that the underwriters received that much stock at that big of a discount? It's a good idea to read the prospectus before buying a split share. The FFN prospectus says for the Class A shares: Price to the Public = $9.10 Underwriters’ Fee = $0.455 Net Proceeds to the Company = $8.645
by Arby
01 Nov 2017 12:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 525
Views: 50861

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. Doesn't make any sense to me eit...
by Arby
27 Oct 2017 11:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Riocan (Symbol-REI.UN)
Replies: 97
Views: 14599

Re: Riocan (Symbol-REI.UN)

I agree that adding apartment rental units to the REIT properties is a good strategy. Many of the shopping center REITs are pursuing that strategy. I'm not so keen on a REIT becoming condominium developers (as per Riocan's King Portland development). Condo development is a much more risky strategy t...
by Arby
26 Oct 2017 10:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 245
Views: 29683

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Waste Connections (TSX/NYSE: WCN) increases dividend 16.7% Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 16.7% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common shares. The regular quar...
by Arby
20 Oct 2017 12:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: North American financial split co. (Symbol - FFN.TO)
Replies: 33
Views: 804

Re: FFN.to North American financial split co.

Buying at 8.70 or lower , you are getting lower than than those who bought into the huge 69.2 million $ offering. Who cares what other suckers may have paid. Buying at $8.70, you are paying more than the NAV of $7.52. Nearly 14% annual at current prices. Have you calculated the Yield to Worst, whic...
by Arby
19 Oct 2017 09:11
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)
Replies: 245
Views: 29683

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2017)

Altagas (TSX:ALA) increases dividend 4.3%
Increased common share dividend by $0.0075 per share per month to $2.19 per share annualized (a 4.3 percent increase), beginning with the December 15, 2017 payment;