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by Taggart
23 Nov 2017 18:53
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: We'd make Benjamin Graham proud
Replies: 70
Views: 10729

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: 52814

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: 52814

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: 326
Views: 49812

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: 1158

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: 25325

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: 326
Views: 49812

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: 326
Views: 49812

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: 25325

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: 25325

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: 1158

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: 9866

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: 444

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: 9866

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: 5695

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: 24760

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: 52814

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...
by Taggart
09 Nov 2017 15:26
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 16510

Re: Clippings 2017

http://www.morningstar.com/news/market-watch/TDJNMW_20171108777/update-nikkei-tops-23000-for-first-time-since-1992-as-asian-market-rally-continues.html "Japan's Nikkei topped 23,000 for the first time since January 1992" Stocks for the long run can truly be for the long run. Yes, Park but 23000 in ...
by Taggart
08 Nov 2017 15:38
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 16510

Re: Clippings 2017

If you look at for example the S&P 600 SmallCap Index, what that index does, which is distinct from its peers, is it screens potential stocks to be included in the portfolio for profitability. It effectively acts as a quality screen. What you see is that when you screen small caps for quality, scre...
by Taggart
05 Nov 2017 08:14
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Small Stock Investing.
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Small Stock Investing.

I went through the taxable portfolio and was surprised to find that we had only two companies could be classified as small according to the iShares S&P/TSX Small Cap Index ETF Gluskin Sheff and High Liner Foods. Owned Home Capital until last spring until they showed that they weren't quite the good ...
by Taggart
04 Nov 2017 18:12
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: RRIF Withdrawal
Replies: 36
Views: 1946

Re: RRIF Withdrawal

I'll be converting to a RRIF in a couple of years, and had planned just to sell my own assets into cash before withdrawal.
by Taggart
04 Nov 2017 16:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???
Replies: 242
Views: 27938

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

Putting Enbridge's bad day into perspective

Saturday, November 4, 2017
JOHN HEINZL

Why did Enbridge's shares get hammered this week?

Sometimes, it's not what a company says, but what it doesn't say, that gives investors fits.
by Taggart
31 Oct 2017 12:23
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Net Worth At Age 35?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Net Worth At Age 35?

I've met people many years ago who retired at the age of 35 or a bit later. Both couples each had around a half million USD, but that was around the mid to late 1980's when they left full time employment. They are now worth well over a $million each, even after retirement, travelling the world and r...