Stock Indexes and Stock Exchanges

Stock Indexes and Stock Exchanges

What is a stock and an exchange ?  Simple explanation Good visualization of the major stock indexes in the world. This site provides a quick daily price overview of some of the major stock indexes of the world. In the same site from above you can get a quick view of the performance % of various time periods. It is a quick way of looking at the performance of the difference indexes . Each morning I watch various shows and…

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Investing Philosophy

Investing Philosophy

My Investing Philosophy over the last year has been to research and identify stocks that I believe will do well over the next year , and invest in those stocks. I define to do well as a return > 10%. I invest primarily in companies with little to no debt  and investment grade credit rating. I tend to worry a lot about market crashes and how best to diversify my portfolio so I can minimize losses when they do occur….

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Investing Ideas – Seasonality Trading

Investing Ideas – Seasonality Trading

  Don Vialoux’s Top Picks: May 8, 2017 – Don Vialoux is a Technical and Seasonal trader that trades based on patterns. Fascinating to listen to him. Take away – When VIX spikes you don’t want to be in the market. Look at the moving average of the major stock indexes – if it is above its 50 day moving average stay in the market and if it goes below, be careful. Also check out his website – www.timingthemarket.ca ….

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VIX Options – What is it ? And should you use them ?

VIX Options – What is it ? And should you use them ?

As an investor I am familiar with VIX. It stand for Volatility Index – and is a measure of the amount of volatility in the market and investor’s sentiment –  sometimes it is also referred to as a fear index. More about it here  . If you don’t like to read there is a good video explaining what it is. Good resource for further education – from the originators of VIX. I looked at the various option prices of the…

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Update on Current Stock Positions – As of May 1 , 2017

Update on Current Stock Positions – As of May 1 , 2017

I have recently taken some profits and did some short term plays – trades I held for under two weeks.  Some updates below. I sold my position in Air Lease Corporation – This was one of my top recommendations. It was a good recommendation. I made 22% on this stock over a 7 month holding period. I bought SNAP and LAC.TO two weeks ago. They are both stocks I recommended against investing in for long term. You can read the…

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Best Restaurants in Montreal !

Best Restaurants in Montreal !

I recently stayed in Montreal for five days and had the chance to eat at some amazing restaurants !  The prices ranged from $5 per meal to $130 per meal! Hear are my favorite places to eat in order of favoritism : 1 .Joe Beef   The food at this place was amazing ! This restaurants is #3 on the top 100 restaurants in Canada for 2017. The spot is well deserved !! I had the trout, foie gras , mashed…

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My Investing News Routine

My Investing News Routine

This article on How To Build The Ultimate Stock Screener resonated with me.  One of the tips on this article was to build a professional news routine. I do this informally , but after reading this article I thought I would put it in writing. My news routine On a Daily Basis: www.bnn.ca www.bloomberg.com yahoo.finance I set up news alerts and closing day price alerts for stocks that I own. These are my primary sources for finance news. I also…

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Would I buy Lululemon on the drop it had today?

Would I buy Lululemon on the drop it had today?

Lululemon dropped 23% today based on their earnings and coming year forecast. I love their pants/tops etc ! I am a believer in investing what you know! I shelled out an outrageous amount of money for leggings and workout tops and I normally wouldn’t! It wasn’t even on sale! And currently I don’t even work out that often – so a brand that made me shell out cash is definitely worth looking into. The quality of the tights and top…

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Chicago Shopping , Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium

Chicago Shopping , Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium

Summary : Go shopping at Macys in Chicago , go to the Art Institute of Chicago and skip the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium unless you have a very keen interest in such attractions ! Shopping Macys On a Saturday morning we went to Macys for shopping.   They had a special Saturday sale going on that day ! We found some great deals on shoes, gloves, and scarfs ! I am from Toronto, Canada – compared to Toronto for similar…

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What to do when someone gives you a stock tip?

What to do when someone gives you a stock tip?

Someone told me today to buy Lithium Americas Corp –  LACDF. So this is what I did. For Canadian Investors this company is also traded on the TSX  LAC.TO . If you decide to trade it you can avoid the exchange costs by trading the CAD ticker. Check out what the company does: Yahoo has a profile section. You can search buy ticker symbol on yahoo  and go to the profile section to understand what the company is about and…

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