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by Taggart
21 Jun 2017 08:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Financial Post - Market Data
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Whenever I could I would check the markets data section at the Financial Post for any Canadian company dividend increases for that day or on a Friday for the past week. I noticed last evening that the Financial Post seems to have changed their online format and I can no longer see any list of divide...
by Taggart
19 Jun 2017 10:27
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Banks
Replies: 584
Views: 39042

Re: Canadian Banks

We tend to forget the speed and depth of the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Things happened so fast that every financial institution and other entity sharted hanging on to their cash and would not lend in case the world 'came to an end'. Human nature to hang on to your gun, ammo and bunker in the h...
by Taggart
19 Jun 2017 10:02
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Banks
Replies: 584
Views: 39042

Re: Canadian Banks

If the Canadian gov't is going to bail out (or whatever you want to call it) the banks whenever they get into trouble, then when a buy and hold person actually invests in the financial sector as part of the portfolio, why take the risk of investing in any other corporations in that same sector? Perh...
by Taggart
17 Jun 2017 13:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 235
Views: 23566

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

I've owned Empire, Metro, High Liner Foods and Saputo in the consumer staples sector for the last few years. As of today, no plans to sell.
by Taggart
17 Jun 2017 04:03
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Amazon - Whole Foods Merger?
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: Amazon - Whole Foods Merger?

Eat the way Whole Foods CEO John Mackey mentions in this two minute video and you won't need to shop using either Whole Foods or Amazon. Your own local grocer will do just fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAVB6yealEM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Taggart
14 Jun 2017 03:29
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

Now if I can only find new Kenmore vacuum cleaner bags. You should be able to input your model number and get the manufacturer here. Also check Canadian Tire. I remember finding bags for our Panasonic like these. That have both Panasonic and Kenmore model numbers on the package. Thanks Augustabound...
by Taggart
13 Jun 2017 16:52
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

It may be possible that the Kenmore line may have some value. Haven't looked lately, but in the past they were consistently getting high marks at Consumers Reports. Now if I can only find new Kenmore vacuum cleaner bags. It is my understanding that every Kenmore product is made by someone else, eit...
by Taggart
13 Jun 2017 15:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

Re: Sears Canada (Symbol-SCC)

It may be possible that the Kenmore line may have some value. Haven't looked lately, but in the past they were consistently getting high marks at Consumers Reports. Now if I can only find new Kenmore vacuum cleaner bags.
by Taggart
11 Jun 2017 11:58
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Historical 5 Yr GICs
Replies: 35
Views: 857

Re: Historical 5 Yr GICs

I think you're making a lot of erroneous assumptions above in an imperfect world. I'm sure there must of been a few wealthy people who may have used GIC's when the RRSP first came into being in 1957, but they weren't in my circle of acquaintances. My own parents who lived a lower middle class existe...
by Taggart
11 Jun 2017 04:19
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Historical 5 Yr GICs
Replies: 35
Views: 857

Re: Historical 5 Yr GICs

All I know is I've been running a ladder of 1 through 5 year GIC's in a RRIF for an elderly relative since 2002. At least my forecasting has been pretty good as far as the money in the RRIF lasting until the age of around 95 on minimum withdrawals. Kind of painful to see that this has all been done ...
by Taggart
10 Jun 2017 08:55
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Historical 5 Yr GICs
Replies: 35
Views: 857

Re: Historical 5 Yr GICs

Norm did a fine piece on bond funds a year ago.

Why your bond funds are bombing

I don't think things have changed much when it comes to bond ETF's and their returns. Have they?

Note: We've owned Vanguard's VSB in the RRSP's for a few years now.
by Taggart
09 Jun 2017 15:39
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX.SCU)
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX.SCU)

I often think this is where investors miss most of their opportunities (myself included, I won't be buying it). Things do look grim, but the chances of turnaround are not zero, so the stock must have value. That value might be twice what it is trading at right now, given its expected return. Most i...
by Taggart
07 Jun 2017 15:02
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 6734

Re: Clippings 2017

"It's a Stock Pickers market"...Again...no this time it's for real...well maybe. Investing Pro Growing gap between market winners and losers is good news for active management by Martin Pelletier, the Financial Post, June 5, 2017 "The benefits of diversification and active management are finally be...
by Taggart
06 Jun 2017 19:22
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Historical 5 Yr GICs
Replies: 35
Views: 857

Re: Historical 5 Yr GICs

I kept a printed copy of the online article from the Star. It was called "GIC investing measures up" dated Nov 9, 2002.
by Taggart
06 Jun 2017 19:08
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Strategy for stock market correction
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Strategy for stock market correction

Investing has been a constant learning experience for myself. I was always trying to figure out, what works and what doesn't work in the market. I don't worry about market conditions I can't prevent. Two of my greatest teachers back in the 80's regarding market timing and how it's all just a waste o...
by Taggart
06 Jun 2017 08:55
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: RRIF Withdrawal
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: RRIF Withdrawal

I'm over three years before converting to a RRIF and I'll decide what to do then. The RRIF I've been looking after for a close relative has been set at "monthly" minimum withdrawals from the brokerage into her bank account for over fifteen years now. No fees.
by Taggart
06 Jun 2017 08:48
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Strategy for stock market correction
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Strategy for stock market correction

"But historically waiting for the market to fall has been an abysmal strategy, far worse than buying and holding in both absolute and risk-adjusted terms." And a corollary to this is the notion that one will actually buy loads as the market is reaching new lows. In 2008-9, there was a lot of gloom ...
by Taggart
06 Jun 2017 03:31
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Strategy for stock market correction
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Strategy for stock market correction

Found this over at Stingy Investor. Waiting for the Market to Crash is a Terrible Strategy "In my experience, investors sitting on a lot of cash are usually worried about equity valuations or the economy, and tell themselves and others that they're going to buy gobs of stock after a crash. The strat...
by Taggart
05 Jun 2017 15:42
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Strategy for stock market correction
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Strategy for stock market correction

I'll just be doing the same as I did in 1987, 2001-02, and 2008-09. Just ride with the flow and invest any cash I happen to have available. Repair any weaknesses in the portfolio and in my mind after the event.
by Taggart
04 Jun 2017 05:56
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMO vs TDDI vs RBC
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: BMO vd TDDI vs RBC

Looking at TDDI's Disclosure of Rates and Fees pages 5 & 6. Since you make at least one trade per month, even if you didn't have the minimum required household account size of $15,000 it appears you still wouldn't be charged maintenance fees. Maintenance Fees Household accounts^ with total assets of...
by Taggart
01 Jun 2017 04:40
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Stingy Investor
Replies: 262
Views: 22243

Re: Stingy Investor

A few days ago Norm had an article in Moneysense magazine. Making long-term return forecasts So, if you read the article he's predicting a nominal return for equities at 6%. If we take the current inflation rate at 2% then the predicted real return on equities is now down to 4%. Then again, perhaps ...
by Taggart
31 May 2017 18:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Fortis (Symbol-FTS)
Replies: 175
Views: 26296

Re: Fortis (Symbol-FTS)

Why I'm buying more of Fortis

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The regulated utility operator has increased its dividend payment annually for 43 years

JOHN HEINZL
by Taggart
30 May 2017 19:05
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investment Books
Replies: 69
Views: 7316

Re: Investment Books

Well, basically last month marked the 20th anniversary of Eric Kirzner's Easy Chair portfolio here in Canada. Unfortunately, I don't think he got the credit he so well deserved. I knew about it around about that time, but it was basically a novelty. I just took a wait and see attitude for several ye...