Commodity Investing – Cobalt – Katanga Mining Limited

Commodity Investing – Cobalt – Katanga Mining Limited

There are many ways to invest in commodities such as gold, oil, copper etc. One of the ways I invest in commodities is through the companies that mine the commodity . In the past I have invested in companies related to gold and oil, and currently I hold a position in a Lithium mining company. I came across a Cobalt company recommendation on BNN – Katanga Mining Limited. This was recommended by Michael Smedley, chief investment officer at Morgan Meighen &…

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Defensive Stocks

Defensive Stocks

Many of our North American Stock Indexes are currently at an all time high. If you are like me you may be worried about the next big crash in the markets. As such I am currently focused on having a portion of my portfolio in defensive stocks ! In this mind frame, when I came across Jason Del Vicario’s recent top picks on BNN it resonated with me. He recommended : Dollarama DOL.TO  – people will continue to shop here…

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Free Big Data Ebook – Getting Data Right Tackling The Challenges of Big Data Volume and Variety

Free Big Data Ebook – Getting Data Right Tackling The Challenges of Big Data Volume and Variety

I work for a bank – We are currently in the process of understanding how to handle/use the large volume of data we have in a smart way. Came across this free Ebook  called ” Getting Data Right Tackling The Challenges of Big Data Volume and Variety ”  by Jerry Held, Michael Stonebraker, Thomas H. Davenport, Ihab Ilyas, Michael L. Brodie, Andy Palmer, and James Markarian that looks at some of the issues surrounding big data and our traditional systems. From the book description…

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Getting a Financial Advisor in Canada

Getting a Financial Advisor in Canada

A friend of mine reached out to me recently with some questions about getting a financial advisor in Canada. He had some very specific questions : How do you know if a financial advisor is any good ? A large percentage of  financial advisors are sales people and are paid depending on what they are able to sell you.  Two questions you always need to ask. How are they paid ? Are they paid by the products they are recommending…

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How about a tech podcast during your commute?

How about a tech podcast during your commute?

Below is a summary of various tech podcasts one of my co-workers shared. I watch youtube videos during my commute – a tech podcast is also a good idea !  The Changelog A weekly discussion and interview show featuring a wide range of open-source development tools and development-related news. The programme has a heavy focus on web development, from Ruby and node.js to JavaScript and CSS, as well as covering a broad array of tools, ranging from Git to npm….

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The Pain of watching your stock price drop 15% !

The Pain of watching your stock price drop 15% !

Short Term Trade in – LAC.TO ( LACDF) Earlier last week I had invested in  Lithium Americas Corp which trades on the TSX ( Toronto Market) as LAC.TO  and as LACDF on OTCQX  ( US Market) .  This was one of my short term speculative trades.  I have purchased it at $.92 CAD, and have watched the stock fall to $.78 CAD . The biggest drop came today at $.10 CAD per share. I have previously invested in this company…

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Lululemon ( LULU ) Stock Position Update

Lululemon ( LULU ) Stock Position Update

I bought Lululemon stock when it took a beating after its earning reports  in end of March of 2017. See my rational behind buying the stock . I bought 145 stocks for $51.07 and currently the stock is trading at  $59.10.  That is a 15.7% return in three months. Which to me is a decent return for one of my trades for that time frame ! I was planning to hold on to it for longer – because I believed…

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Priceline – Review

Priceline – Review

I have never reviewed any companies, restaurants etc on my blog as a standalone post . My experience with Priceline was so terrible that I felt it needed a standalone post for review ! I have used their ‘Name your Own’ feature for both Montreal, Canada and Barcelona, Spain with the intention of saving some money. This is the feature where you pick the star level , location and other amenities and provide a price and priceline tries to match…

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Exchange Traded Fund Investing for Canadian Investors

Exchange Traded Fund Investing for Canadian Investors

Many people tend to hold their savings in cash . Most of the time this is because they are not sure what to invest it in. It may start as for a short time and that can easily turn into years ! Holding your savings in cash is bad !! The purchasing power of cash over time decreases due to inflation. So never a good idea to hold your savings in cash ! A lot of my friends and family…

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Saranac Lake Camping – Lake Placid

Saranac Lake Camping – Lake Placid

The long weekend of May 2017 I had a chance to camp at Lake Saranac on a Private Island ! It was a last minute event organized by my friend and I couldn’t pass up the chance to say I camped on a private island . You could only get to the islands using boats  – we were 8 people with two campsites rented on an island with two boats rented between us. How to book the campsite ? You…

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