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Sold My Canadian Bank Holdings, Here’s Why!

Sold My Canadian Bank Holdings, Here’s Why!

  Real Estate bubbles in Toronto and Vancouver, high debt to GDP, high housing prices to median incomes and bank news have spooked me. As a result I have sold all my Canadian Banks and Home Capital Group. Debt/GDP-http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadas-record-household-debt-is-threatening-its-financial-stability-global-bankers-fear Percentage of median income to afford real estate: https://opentextbc.ca/geography/chapter/case-study-2-2/ Median Real Estate Price to median incomes: […]

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7 points of Due Diligence (videos)

7 points of Due Diligence (video)

Here I outline the 7 points of Due Diligence when selecting a business to invest in. It goes over the 7 points which are financial health of a companies balance sheet, cash flow generation of a company, stock valuation ratios, fair value of a companies stock, dividend evaluation, qualitative information and technical analysis. The full […]

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Apple Computers: Time to be Greedy While others are Fearful

Apple iBook and iPhne

It appears the market is afraid of a possible slowdown in Apple’s (AAPL) growth in their next earnings and has dropped the stock from the $130s in 2015  to below $94 in Feb of 2016 for a drop of 20%. In my opinion this is shortsighted and speculating rather than investing. It is time for […]

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Six Things I Look For in a Dividend Stock

finding dividend stocks

Finding a great dividend growth stock will pay off for years to come. Investors who bought MacDonalds (MCD) in 1990 would find their dividend paying well over 50% on their original investment every year since 2010. Also the company continues to raise it’s dividend so this return keeps growing regardless of what the stock price […]

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My Investing Strategies

Investing strategies

As I said before these are my choices for investing my money. I am not an adviser so this is not a recommendation but rather a story of how I do my investing.  If any of this interests you please do your due diligence to determine your own choices for allocating your money. The market […]

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Added to China Yuchai International in November

China Yuchai International

This month I added 25% to my position of China Yuchai International Limited (CYD) on November 10th. This stock is now 4.7% of my portfolio The purchase was at $12.03 per share in US$and the stock price at the time of this post is $12.13.  My next buy point will be if it comes down below $8.00.  In summary China […]

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Added to TransGlobe Energy in November

TransGlobe Energy

This month I added 42% to my position of TransGlobe Energy (TSX:TGL) on November 11th. This stock also trades on the Nasdaq as (TGA). I purchase on the Toronto Stock Exchange because I want to save my US funds for american stocks. This stock is now 2.2% of my portfolio.  I bought in at $3.35 a share […]

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Seven Points of Due Diligence to Improve Risk and Reward Ratio

price is what you pay value is what you get

Fair to great value stocks are harder to find when the general market is over-valued and easy to find during crashes. It requires patience to not jump into overvalued situations and the nerve to jump into undervalued situations. This is harder than it sounds because you are going against popular opinion. It is going against the popular decision that […]

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