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by Taggart
10 Feb 2018 19:46
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Stock Sector Allocation
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Stock Sector Allocation

Some of the title names could be classed as sectors and others as industrial classifications, but they are only for my own use, and to me it doesn't really matter if it gets outside approval or not. Fair enough if it works for you. Do you make any attempt to map the GICS sectors into your personali...
by Taggart
10 Feb 2018 18:07
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Stock Sector Allocation
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Stock Sector Allocation

The RRSP's and TFSA's are all in index funds/ETF's in a Global portfolio, so I just let the sectors take care of themselves. The taxable portfolio is all in individual Canadian dividend growth stocks. After the severe market drops in the early 2000's and then again in 2008 to early 2009 I got a litt...
by Taggart
10 Feb 2018 09:32
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: market crash Feb 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1764

Re: market crash Feb 2018

Canada has been one of the lucky countries when it comes to investing. In some countries out there, an investor would have had negative real returns in what equates to a whole investment lifetime.
by Taggart
09 Feb 2018 09:04
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: market crash Feb 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1764

Re: market crash Feb 2018

I just do the same as what I've always done since the crash of 1987. Just hang in there. No interest in doing it any other way. I always figure if I'm not doing too well with my investments, then somebody out there is probably doing worse. Sometimes a lot worse. I saw some chatter this morning about...
by Taggart
07 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Enbridge (Symbol-ENB)..are we getting close to a buy???
Replies: 302
Views: 33541

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

Well, somebody out there seems to think Enbridge, amongst other Canadian dividend growth stocks may be a bargain.

Six dividend deals in the market rubble
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

JOHN HEINZL

https://secure.globeadvisor.com/servlet ... GIYIELDHOG
by Taggart
30 Jan 2018 10:15
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: HUDSON BAY

The last time I bought Hudson's Bay was after the crash of 1987. Sold it within a few months after the stock doubled. Never had any incentive to buy the stock since. The very few times I've bought clothing at the Bay, over the last few years, I end up coming home very disappointed in the quality of ...
by Taggart
26 Jan 2018 16:22
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Derek Foster
Replies: 263
Views: 18655

Re: Derek Foster

Insomniac wrote:
26 Jan 2018 15:17
ISTM that there is a lot of shooting the messenger going on here. If FWF members think the CTC is too generous or has a flawed means test, they should be telling the government.
Exactly. The same as what I'm thinking.
by Taggart
26 Jan 2018 05:01
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Derek Foster
Replies: 263
Views: 18655

Re: Derek Foster

Thank you, Mr. Foster, for your responses. I very much appreciate that. George +1 I bought Derek's first book "Stop Working Here's How You Can" in 2005. It wasn't that bad, but most of it I already knew. The rest of his books I just borrowed out of the library. The only one that went over the top o...
by Taggart
25 Jan 2018 11:56
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)
Replies: 43
Views: 4664

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2018)

I might be one of the few that follows this name, Richelieu posts solid growth for 2017 (TSX:RCH) 5.8% increase in the dividend, which rose from 5.67¢ to 6.00¢ for the first quarter of 2018. <snip> On January 25, 2018, the Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of 6¢ per sh...
by Taggart
19 Jan 2018 17:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies

I vaguely remember there was an obscure book I skimmed through quite a number of years ago, showing the proper way of calculating a price earnings ratio. All quite different from any thing I'd ever seen before, but the weird thing about the book was that it was actually endorsed on the outside cove...
by Taggart
19 Jan 2018 16:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies

I vaguely remember there was an obscure book I skimmed through quite a number of years ago, showing the proper way of calculating a price earnings ratio. All quite different from any thing I'd ever seen before, but the weird thing about the book was that it was actually endorsed on the outside cove...
by Taggart
18 Jan 2018 09:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Cineplex (Symbol - CGX)
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Cineplex (Symbol - CGX)

I don't own shares in CGX but it's definitely on my watch list under the consumer discretionary sector, and where it's been for the last few years. There it will remain until if and when there's any dividend cut. I always keep an eye on what any management does with it's dividend, because that alway...
by Taggart
17 Jan 2018 09:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What's wrong with Canadian market?
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: What's wrong with Canadian market?

Our taxable portfolio has been diversified mostly equal sector wise (seven) and all in Canadian equities since 2010. No plans to change. I've been quite happy with our Canadian equity market, long term. No complaints here.
by Taggart
16 Jan 2018 16:53
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What's wrong with Canadian market?
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: What's wrong with Canadian market?

Why? Has something happened to the TSX? All I know is Canada's equities have beat two world economic powerhouses (China and U.S.A) based on real annual total returns from 2000 to 2016. We also had better returns over that time period than a World Globally diversified equity market, World ex-USA and ...
by Taggart
15 Jan 2018 19:34
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies

I vaguely remember there was an obscure book I skimmed through quite a number of years ago, showing the proper way of calculating a price earnings ratio. All quite different from any thing I'd ever seen before, but the weird thing about the book was that it was actually endorsed on the outside cover...
by Taggart
15 Jan 2018 11:19
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Finding PE ratios for Canadian companies
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Stock/Bond/Index/Fundamental/Asset Class/Quotes - Sources

I used to compare the price ratios for individual equities at Reuters versus Morningstar. Unfortunately, from what I can see, Reuters took that free valuable information away, so now I'm basically left with just Morningstar's data.
by Taggart
13 Jan 2018 16:14
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2018)
Replies: 233
Views: 12336

Re: Best Credit Card (2016-2018)

I can do all the calculations I want at some websites to find the best credit card, but I've got this feeling that's there's something missing in the calculations given. I'm inept when it comes to math, but it's probably something to do with the time value of money. In other words, how long it takes...
by Taggart
11 Jan 2018 11:03
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2018)
Replies: 60
Views: 4472

Re: What did you sell? What might you sell? (2018)

Re-balancing time in the RRSP's. Started last month and continuing this month to sell Canadian, U.S. and International indexed equities so that I can buy more of the TD e-Series Canadian bond fund in order to keep my targets in order.
by Taggart
10 Jan 2018 17:29
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Country Investing Based on CAPE
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Country Investing Based on CAPE

AltaRed wrote:
10 Jan 2018 17:16


FWIW, I did pretty darn good with Templeton mutual funds in the '90s. It was time to go when Sir John left.
Yup. You got that one right AltaRed. There's a time for everything.
by Taggart
10 Jan 2018 17:14
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Country Investing Based on CAPE
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Country Investing Based on CAPE

Looking back to when I first started investing in the early 80's, there's only one professional value investor I can think of that may have done a fine job investing at the country level outside of North America and that's John Templeton, who has of course has long since passed away. I used to play ...
by Taggart
09 Jan 2018 15:53
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Loblaw Card Program
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Loblaw Card Program

I won't be signing up for the card. Although I occasionally shop at Loblaws, I've never bought any of the breads that appear on their list over the years mentioned.
by Taggart
05 Jan 2018 10:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)
Replies: 151
Views: 9512

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2018)

Just added to Canadian Utilities (CU). Had some spare cash. The electrical utilities sector was down the most in the taxable portfolio. My other choices in that sector, Emera and Fortis were already fully allocated which is why I went for CU.
by Taggart
04 Jan 2018 09:36
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service
Replies: 1956
Views: 171451

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones. Accessed my account through Easyweb multiple times for the last few days, no problem. Transferred cash to the TFSA from the bank account this morning. Transaction went through smoothly.
by Taggart
03 Jan 2018 14:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: RBC DIRECT INVESTING
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: RBC DIRECT INVESTING

Royal Bank hit with rolling online outages, problems logging in

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/royal-b ... -1.4471629
by Taggart
02 Jan 2018 14:28
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service
Replies: 1956
Views: 171451

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

I had absolutely no problem logging in this morning (est).