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by Taggart
18 Nov 2017 18:18
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dogs of the TSE
Replies: 313
Views: 49173

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: 189
Views: 25229

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: 189
Views: 25229

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: 21
Views: 1027

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: 224
Views: 9704

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: 416

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: 224
Views: 9704

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: 5677

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: 24748

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: 731
Views: 52431

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: 263
Views: 15937

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: 263
Views: 15937

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: 416

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: 1827

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: 234
Views: 27425

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: 598

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...
by Taggart
31 Oct 2017 07:57
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Clippings 2017

O'shaughnessy uses value strategies combined with momentum. He has tweaked his momentum portion recently so what he has writren in ' what works on Wall street' is likely his former strategy of simple 12 month momentum. Can't recall exactly how he applies momentum now but lots of info on his website...
by Taggart
31 Oct 2017 04:12
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Retirement Portfolio Comments Sought
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Retirement Portfolio Comments Sought

I would think having 100% bonds in a RIF would be way too risky. There would be less portfolio risk by just using a simple RIF portfolio like 60% bonds, 20% U.S. equity, and 20% international using broad based index ETF's or funds like TD e-Series. To make it even simpler you could go with just XAW ...
by Taggart
30 Oct 2017 08:29
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 500
Views: 47891

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

The last time I owned individual tech stocks was over fifteen years ago. Never been tempted to buy back into them. I figure I have enough in the tech sector in our indexed TFSA's and RRSP's. As far as Canadian financials, in the non-registered account, for individual equities my target allocation to...
by Taggart
30 Oct 2017 03:57
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Clippings 2017

Where are you finding info on his performance? The info I have is dated but it shows as of a couple years ago that he was underperforming the market by more than his management fee. Perhaps I should have more appropriately used the words past tense. For years, until 2016 I could look at the perform...
by Taggart
29 Oct 2017 19:08
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Clippings 2017

The Globe & Mails Strategy Lab certainly did not agree with the above. That may well be, but Ken Fisher started his own investment firm back in 1979 and his dad Phil Fisher was one of the top investors of all time so I guess he does have some experience in momentum. It was Ken who first brought for...
by Taggart
29 Oct 2017 18:08
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Clippings 2017

The Globe & Mails Strategy Lab certainly did not agree with the above. That may well be, but Ken Fisher started his own investment firm back in 1979 and his dad Phil Fisher was one of the top investors of all time so I guess he does have some experience in momentum. It was Ken who first brought for...
by Taggart
29 Oct 2017 14:32
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Momentum investing
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Clippings 2017

Here's Ken Fisher's take on momentum investing from 2013 in "The Little Book of Market Myths" "There’s a school of investing built around this idea, called momentum investing. Contrary to a vast body of scholarly research (not to mention actual empirical evidence), these folks believe price movement...