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  1. Investing
    I found this from a Business Insider article - most of that site is the worst kind of infotainment, but this was a gem. Markets tend to return to the mean over time. Excesses in one direction will lead to an opposite excess in the other direction. There are no new eras -- excesses are...
  2. Investing
    The Warren Buffet principles for investing can be incorporated into a normal person’s investment portfolio by simply following the principles adopted by investment mastermind. A normal person can invest like Warren Buffet by adopting the following financial guidelines: Spend less: A normal...
  3. General Personal Finance Talk
    Good day all, With the birth of my first child only 1 month away, like any CMF’er, I am preparing to open an RESP account. Up until yesterday, I had already decided on a TD eSeries account with monthly contributions. Then I discovered this thread, stating that the account will not be eligible...
  4. General Personal Finance Talk
    Hey, I'm an 18 year old who's taking a year off before attending university for Finance in Canada or overseas in England. Regardless, I want to work in Toronto upon completion of my degree so I can live at home for a few years and amount wealth. Before we delve into my course(s) of action I'd...
  5. Investing
    Hello all, I have 3 self managed accounts at Questrade; RRSP,TFSA,Non registered. Looking to put the Couch Potato strategy into practice into each of these. I'm Looking for a simple self managed approach to balancing each with EFT's focusing on dividends, REITs, preferred shares and bonds. I'm...
  6. Real Estate
    As I had previously posted, the mortgage rules regarding lending practices by the regulated financial institutions will come in effect on October 31st, 2102. These rules essentially limit the availability of funds through your line of credit to 65% of the value of your home rather than the...
  7. Taxation
    I have received T5008 from TD waterhouse with list of stock sales When I enter transactions with trubotax in the window for T5008 transactions they are placed on schedule 3, point 3 “Publicly traded shares...” on the line “From T5008 slips” Right above it there is a print “see schedule on...
  8. Taxation
    I did the following transactions: BUY 26 August 2010 300 HZU 30.23/share (after split 900 shares at 10.07/share) Net Total $9,078.99 SELL 06 January 2011 900 HZU Net Total $22,172.01 BUY 14 January 2011 1,000 HZU Net Total $22,289.99 BUY 19 January 2011 2,000 HZU Net Total...
  9. Investing
    Hey everyone, I've been reading these forums for a while, but I've never contributed—so here goes. First, a little backstory. I'm 29 and married. I don't have any debt, including no mortgage (currently renting for $750/month), and around $300K in savings spread across my accounts. I used to...
  10. Investing
    Good morning all, I have been viewing this forum and MillionDollarJourney over the last few months while I have been educating myself in the world of stock investing. Although I am fairly financially savvy but I haven't focused on investing up until now. I am primarily looking at beginning to...
  11. Investing
    Hello all. I've been doing some searching, but haven't been able to find much. I've read some articles (of course, I can't find them now - Globe & Mail and Toronto Star didn't give me anything specific) and heard anecdotal evidence where people do the following: Register themselves as a...
  12. Investing
    Which is the best vehicle to buy ADRs in? Non-registered, TFSA, or RRSP? I know the answer is it depends, so I'll create a specific, hypothetical example. Buy shares of Telefonica, (NYSE:TEF) One time purchase to keep things simple, (will not buy more later) Dividend $2.7USD/share (before the...
  13. Investing
    Many new traders begin their trading experience on the mini Indices, with a primary focus on the mini S&P 500, as either a scalping trader or an intra-day trader. Their daily profit target is normally between three to five points (at $50 per point). For an experience scalping trader, this could...
  14. Investing
    Does anyone have a suggestion for how asset allocation should be managed across a husband and wife's RRSP? For example, is it best to: 1. Have each RRSP portfolio maintain the allocation I've decided on (e.g. X% bonds, Y% equities) or 2. Have 1 RRSP have the bonds component while the other...
  15. Investing
    I'm a new stock investor, just opened my trading account at the beginning of 2009. I have riocan , brookfield properties and algonquin power & utilities in my porfolio which i am happy with and will keep for a long term investement but i'm looking to diversifie my porfolio a little more, i'm...
  16. Investing
    Hi There, I have the opportunity to borrow $50k at prime divided by 2 with payments as low as interest only. My plan is to leverage these funds to invest in income genrating stocks/trust units and use the monthly income to payback borrowed money. We are comfortable with the risks...
  17. Investing
    Iam currently 24 years old and by year end have approx $73,000 sitting in a savings account with very low interest. I have zero knowledge on investing, i have a TFSA maxed out for the current year, and i plan on dumping 25k into my RRSP this year (lots of room) for the Home buyers plan one day...
  18. Investing
    Hello, I'm currently 23 years old. I just recently graduated from college, and luckily found a job that pays me $3000/month. In regards to my finances, I am dirt poor. I have $100 left on TD chequing account and $16,000 student loan from OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) that I have to...
  19. Real Estate
    Hello: I'm curious if any guru's can help me out here. The wife and I currently own a condo as a rental property. We also currently rent out a suite in our own home. We currently do this as our own assets, but we've been thinking more and more that the next investment condo should perhaps be...
  20. Investing
    Hey all. Long time reader first time poster. My thanks to everyone who put this board together and take the time to answer questions, I've found it to be a great resource. Keep it up! I'm thinking of allocating some of the funds in my TFSA to gold but don't really know where to start. Also...
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