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by Taggart
04 Dec 2017 11:12
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???
Replies: 280
Views: 30247

Re: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???

A short blurb about what I had to say about Enbridge back in June 2014.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=113114&p=528272#p528272

Since then, nothing much has changed.
by Taggart
04 Dec 2017 10:39
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???
Replies: 280
Views: 30247

Re: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???

Here's the article in Globeadvisor:

The cracks in the Enbridge dividend story

Monday, December 4, 2017
This company has little business paying a dividend in the first place
DAVID MILSTEAD
Special to The Globe and Mail
by Taggart
03 Dec 2017 11:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power Financial (Symbol-PWF)
Replies: 132
Views: 21771

Re: Power Financial (Symbol-PWF)

Thanks for the link JaydoubleU.

For those like myself who don't subscribe to the online G&M, here's the free link at Globeadvisor.

POWER PUZZLE
by Taggart
01 Dec 2017 15:14
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How Many Stocks In A Portfolio?
Replies: 52
Views: 1432

Re: How Many Stocks In A Portfolio?

The only thing I target for equal weight in the non-registered portfolio are the sectors. I have near 30 individual Canadian stocks in the portfolio and most of them seem to be doing well. I don't spend much more time on this portfolio than I do on the fully indexed portfolios in the TFSA's and RRSP...
by Taggart
28 Nov 2017 10:46
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Do bonds in RRSP/TFSA still make sense?
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Do bonds in RRSP/TFSA still make sense?

I invest in the RRSP and TFSA separately, not allocated as one unit. The TFSA is allocated at 10% to TD e-Series bond fund. The rest of the portfolio all indexed equity funds. The RRSP is allocated at 40% to a mixture of TD e-Series bond fund, Vanguard Short Term Bond ETF and a Canada Real Return bo...
by Taggart
26 Nov 2017 15:12
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: TFSA contribution 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: TFSA contribution 2017

I have absolutely no past fondness whatsoever for any active fund I was either tempted to purchase or stupid enough to actually buy. Templeton funds in the early 80's. Really, really tempted, but even then I knew I didn't want to pay their ridiculous front end load. They also had a closed end fund o...
by Taggart
25 Nov 2017 17:55
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???
Replies: 280
Views: 30247

Re: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???

I've always read these analyst reports with a grain of salt. These guys are a heck of a lot smarter than me, but as I've learned over many years their reports are not worth much more to an investor than a coin toss. I'll probably purchase ENB fairly soon, but not because of what some analyst has sai...
by Taggart
23 Nov 2017 18:53
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: We'd make Benjamin Graham proud
Replies: 70
Views: 10988

Re: We'd make Benjamin Graham proud

First time I read it was in the early 1980's but now I'm very slowly starting to re-read Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" again. For the first time, focusing only on the defensive investor. It's like reading a totally different book. "The defensive (or passive) investor will place his chief e...
by Taggart
20 Nov 2017 15:19
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 736
Views: 53121

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Taggart: good for you. But 2010 would have been a bad time to reduce financial weighting, I think? I have a similar philosophy but not so averse to financials. My divs are about 50% of retirement income with pension the rest. Only have taxable accounts. Divs have just about doubled since the 08/09 ...
by Taggart
20 Nov 2017 04:21
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 736
Views: 53121

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Canadian equity sector investing in the non-registered account has served me well for the last few years. This is Portfolio 2 which got started in 2003. Portfolio 1 which was more international in scope with U.S. stocks and ADR's included got completely sold off in 1999. After seeing what happened w...
by Taggart
19 Nov 2017 18:50
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dogs of the TSE
Replies: 346
Views: 50862

Re: Dogs of the TSE

I count three equities out of the thirteen that may have been profitable to an investor who bought at that time. On price alone, or on price + divs? Price alone. I just compared the price back in Jan 05 with today's on the Yahoo charts. Most of these equities were so far down, I doubt even re-inves...
by Taggart
19 Nov 2017 17:26
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Financial Post - Market Data
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: Financial Post - Market Data

For the last few months I'd been getting dividend data just by doing an internet search for "Financial Post dividends", but now that doesn't seem to work anymore. Very frustrating since that was my main data source. I wrote to them. They are "in process" of changing their data provider and experien...
by Taggart
19 Nov 2017 15:28
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Charities - overhead vs programs
Replies: 190
Views: 25465

Re: Charities - overhead vs programs

Does anyone know of a rating source showing the efficiency of The Salvation Army when it comes to charity work? Tried Moneysense but don't see it there. http://www.moneysense.ca/save/financial-planning/2017-charity-100-bonus-charity-grades/ If you start typing ''Salv'' into the query line on that p...
by Taggart
19 Nov 2017 09:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dogs of the TSE
Replies: 346
Views: 50862

Re: Dogs of the TSE

If you take a look at Rob Carrick's own list of Dogs from back in January 2005, you'll see that a number of these stocks have simply disappeared while others lived up to their name. I count three equities out of the thirteen that may have been profitable to an investor who bought at that time. Dogs ...
by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 18:18
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dogs of the TSE
Replies: 346
Views: 50862

Re: Dogs of the TSE

So I think I'll start this strategy with a little bit of money with a few adjustments (like everyone!) -10 stocks -max of 2 from each sector Just to point out, that the way I read it, you've already got four stocks on your list from the financial sector. Two life insurance companies and two banks. ...
by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 12:25
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Charities - overhead vs programs
Replies: 190
Views: 25465

Re: Charities - overhead vs programs

Does anyone know of a rating source showing the efficiency of The Salvation Army when it comes to charity work? Tried Moneysense but don't see it there. http://www.moneysense.ca/save/financial-planning/2017-charity-100-bonus-charity-grades/ https://www.charityintelligence.ca/charity-details/58-salv...
by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 11:37
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Charities - overhead vs programs
Replies: 190
Views: 25465

Re: Charities - overhead vs programs

Does anyone know of a rating source showing the efficiency of The Salvation Army when it comes to charity work?

Tried Moneysense but don't see it there.

http://www.moneysense.ca/save/financial ... ty-grades/
by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 03:50
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Financial Post - Market Data
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: Financial Post - Market Data

For the last few months I'd been getting dividend data just by doing an internet search for "Financial Post dividends", but now that doesn't seem to work anymore. Very frustrating since that was my main data source.
by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 03:35
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 225
Views: 10128

Re: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)

AMEX seem to be on fire with good deals. In September they launched the Cobalt card: 5% on groceries and restaurants, 2% on travel, transit, and gas, and 1% on everything else. $120 per year (charged $10 per month) is more compared with the Scotiabank AMEX gold, which gives you 4% groceries, gas, d...
by Taggart
17 Nov 2017 17:34
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Small Stock Investing.
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Small Stock Investing.

....and one that may have gotten away from me was FT (Foot Locker) as I missed it by a couple of pennies the day before its quarterly report...up about 10% since then. :( Thought I was hearing things when I heard on the radio after the market close that Foot Locker went up over 28% today. Sure enou...
by Taggart
17 Nov 2017 14:15
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 225
Views: 10128

Re: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)

Another vote for the Rogers Platinum MasterCard. I'm a chatr subscriber, so $29 annual fee waived (also works if you're with Fido). I use this card in conjunction with the ScotiaBank Gold AMEX ($99 fee). The ScotiaBank Gold AMEX gives 4% on groceries, gas, dining, and entertainment. Insurance packa...
by Taggart
14 Nov 2017 05:18
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Robo-advisors
Replies: 55
Views: 5814

Re: Robo-advisors

Haven't delved into them, but according to Andrew Hallam in Millionaire Teacher Second Edition, American expatriates have access to at least three U.S. based robo-advisors. Assetbuilder, PlanVision, or RW Investment Strategies.
by Taggart
11 Nov 2017 07:36
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Symbol-FFH)
Replies: 166
Views: 24860

Re: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Symbol-FFH)

Fairfax buys $11.8 million worth of Torstar shares

The financial company now owns 40.6 per cent of the Toronto Star owner's non-voting shares.
by Taggart
10 Nov 2017 18:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 736
Views: 53121

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

I missed this one from a couple of months ago. Financial Post Jonathan Ratner You’ve probably heard the argument before: companies that pay dividends are better investments than those that don’t. The data certainty supports this thesis, most recently, with an analysis from Desjardins Capital Markets...