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Watchlist For October

I have been preaching quite a bit recently regarding the importance of keeping a watchlist on hand for fire sales in the stock market. With rampant volatility run amok, being prepared with some stocks you’d like to own and knowing the prices you’d like to pay is critical...
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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: $8,000 Invested

I’ve been doing a lot of talking around this site recently regarding the state of the stock market generally. With +2% oscillations coming almost daily, there has been no shortage of headlines to filter through. One of our most trusted rules of investing is that downturns represent opportunities....
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Recent Buy: Bank of Nova Scotia

The recent volatility in the stock market has demonstrated the importance of keeping a watch list of stocks on hand. This way, when equity markets crater downward it is possible to move quickly without needing to go into a full analysis of stocks and potentially miss an opportunity....
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How To Win In Choppy Markets

We have witnessed an exciting summer on the investing front. Markets have been oscillating between extremes as the banter has continued regarding a potential default in Greece, the Chinese slowdown situation, among other headlines. Today alone witnessed a 1,000 point drop in the Dow which is, as it turns...
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Five Year Plan

My journey to financial independence can be traced back roughly to the year 2006. To my best recollection I was around 19 when I first stumbled across the book, Guide To Getting Rich by Robert Kiyosaki. It is one of Kiyosaki’s lesser-known titles and certainly far less heralded...
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2015 Mid-Year Review: Part II

You can read Part I here. This is the final segment to my Mid-Year Review. In this section I will give an overview of what has taken place with my U.S. stock portfolio. U.S. Companies The Coca-Cola Company (KO): KO is a core holding for my portfolio and...
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2015 Mid-Year Review: Part I

You can read Part II here. With June now firmly in the books and the GRB Anniversary being complete, we are now half-way through twenty-fifteen. As at the beginning of each year it is good practice to take measure of where we have been and where we would...
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Greece

It is an interesting fact of life that as we age, an increasing number of ideas that we take for granted are shaken up. I remember as a youngster believing that banks and governments were impregnable fortresses of financial granite. Before immersing myself in the world of finance,...
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The Eternal Optimism of Investing

Why do people invest? Why do we set aside money that we could be using today for any other purpose? What drives us to forego present benefit for some esoteric version of what the future might hold? The answer is simple: To invest implies an eternal optimism. The...
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Recent Buy: The Jean Coutu Group (Rebuy)

I have recently been spending ample time considering the age-related demographic shift which is taking place both globally and within my home market of Canada. People are living much longer than they did even fifty years ago. This change in the life expectancy of citizens has serious financial...
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