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by Taggart
18 Jan 2018 09:37
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Cineplex (Symbol - CGX)
Replies: 12
Views: 698

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: 11
Views: 610

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: 11
Views: 610

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: 10
Views: 128

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: 10
Views: 128

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: 11804

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: 17
Views: 1568

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: 168

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: 168

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: 582

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: 53
Views: 3614

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: 170414

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: 21
Views: 1640

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: 170414

Re: TD Direct Investing (was Waterhouse) Service

I had absolutely no problem logging in this morning (est).
by Taggart
31 Dec 2017 12:16
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56001

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

scomac wrote:
31 Dec 2017 12:07

I don't have the percent increase at my fingertips, but I just counted up 21 increases out of 26 positions including a couple of preferreds and a couple of CEFs. Basically every common stock put their dividend up in 2017!
:thumbsup:
by Taggart
31 Dec 2017 11:31
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56001

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Our income from dividends in the Canadian dividend growth stock portfolio is up near 8% for the year 2017 compared to year end last year. Everything else is a bonus.
by Taggart
24 Dec 2017 10:47
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Mutual Fund vs. ETF
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Mutual Fund vs. ETF

I'm using a mix of TD e-Series and ETF's in the RRSP's. All TD e-Series in the TFSA's. With TDDI I can add min. $100 at a time to any fund in the e-Series. When purchasing I have the option of either re-investing or else taking distributions in cash. I also find them very convenient to use in a port...
by Taggart
23 Dec 2017 04:24
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Tim Hortons (THI)
Replies: 300
Views: 44644

Re: Tim Hortons (THI)

I used to own shares in Tim Horton's before I had to sell them unwillingly in the buyout. In reality though, my wife and I would purposely avoid visiting Tim Horton's whenever we wanted a coffee outside. I liked Tim Horton as a hockey player though, the last time I watched the Leafs during their Sta...
by Taggart
18 Dec 2017 04:55
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Value Investing - do cheap stocks outperform?
Replies: 292
Views: 38221

Re: Value Investing - do cheap stocks outperform?

In investing, if I had it all to do over again, I would have gone exactly the same route as Tom Connolly starting in the early 80's with individual Canadian dividend growth stocks bought using a mild form of value investing in mind. No market timing or anything remotely like that. By 1999 when the f...
by Taggart
18 Dec 2017 04:15
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56001

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

I'll never see total assets in eight figures. Not in this life. We give to charities what we can. As well as financial obligations to family, there's also the dreaded ultra-expensive nursing/retirement home looming in the background, if either of us live long enough.
by Taggart
16 Dec 2017 18:15
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: We'd make Benjamin Graham proud
Replies: 71
Views: 11357

Re: We'd make Benjamin Graham proud

"Evidently it is not only the tyro who needs to be warned that while enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster."

Ben Graham
by Taggart
16 Dec 2017 08:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56001

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Gluskin Sheffield did not raise there dividend but they did have a very nice special dividend. Seems like they do this a lot? Right on Brian. I'd completely forgotten the special dividends from Gluskin Sheff and they do seem to give those annually. The only other Canadian companies that I can think...
by Taggart
16 Dec 2017 07:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Value Investing - do cheap stocks outperform?
Replies: 292
Views: 38221

Re: Value Investing - do cheap stocks outperform?

How many decades of one's life does an investor have to chase a dream of outperformance. At my age, I for one don't have many left (if any). I still have O'Shaughnessy"s first edition of "What Works On Wall Street". His top strategies are showing long term compound returns in the mid to high teens. ...
by Taggart
15 Dec 2017 07:49
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 787
Views: 56001

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

So far, this year, of the 28 Canadian dividend growth equities I own, only three did not increase their dividends. Shaw Communications, Rogers Communications and Gluskin Sheff. I've also only had one stock sold this year, Home Capital Group. Not exactly high portfolio turnover. In January I'll recei...