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Year: 2016

Walt Disney Parks Florida

Walt Disney Parks Florida

Disney Parks The Disney Parks can be overwhelming! Especially if you had never thought about it or looked into it before. So when we started planning for our Florida trip I knew I wanted to visit the Disney Parks , especially the blue and white castle, however I didn’t know much about it. I talked to a few people who had been to the park to understand what the park was all about and I used Google for research! Is…

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The Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades

Few books I read as a child  had the Florida Everglades as the setting. At that time I was intrigued by the description of the Everglades, and had associated Florida with the Everglades in my mind. When I found a $100 plane ticket to Florida, I knew one of the things I wanted to do there was to see the Everglades. Specifically, I wanted to ride the airboat thorough the Everglades like “Horatio” in CSI: Miami. Near the end of…

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Florida

Florida

Florida is known as the land of the Marshes. What comes to mind when I think of my vacation to Florida – the drive down to the Keys with the an amazing breeze through out the drive, the sea grass filled beaches in the Keys, closely grown lush green vegetation , creepy iguanas , the beautiful world famous Miami beach, coconut trees, the thrilling ride on an airboat through the Everglades, the incredible pre Christmas deals at the Sawgrass Mills…

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Analyst Ratings

Analyst Ratings

I use many different sources for my investment research, including analyst top picks, articles , and research reports.  I am going to keep track of which analyst picks I have had success with and whose picks that I have suffered on ! My Favorite Analysts: Name Company @ time of pick Pick Jason Arnold RBC Capital Markets Air Lease Corporation – AL Stephen Walker RBC Capital Markets Newmont Mining Corporation – NEM   The ones I am currently staying away…

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Maui, Hawaii – Flight, Hotel and Transportation

Maui, Hawaii – Flight, Hotel and Transportation

I have been writing blog posts about my past vacations. Two main reasons for writing such posts. One – I want to be able to remember what my vacations were like. I want to capture my experiences in writing before it disappears from my mind!  Second – I want to provide some insights to others planning to visit such places. One of my most favorite vacations was to Maui, Hawaii! This place left such a lasting impression on me that…

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Linkedin Shares Sold – Lesson learned!

Linkedin Shares Sold – Lesson learned!

About five months ago  I had bought Linkedin shares . This was right after Microsoft announced they would be buying Linkedin shares at $196 per share.  One of my main drivers for buying these shares were because they were trading at below the price Microsoft had agreed to buy them at. They were trading between $191 and $192 at that time. I believed this to be an arbitrage opportunity. You can read about my thought process here . The definition…

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas was my first trip with friends ‎. I was born in Jaffna, Srilanka, I migrated to Toronto, Canada when I was 9 years old , I went to University in Ottawa, and  I worked in Seattle right after graduation . All throughout undergrad and grad school I was not interested in traveling or vacations. When I was in the last year of my grad school, one of my good friends reached out to me during Christmas time wanting…

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How to invest in Gold?

How to invest in Gold?

When Trump won the US presidency I expected the markets to take a beating. It did not. If he were to implement some of the ideas he talked about during his campaign it will hurt the American dollar, but there is also a very strong argument that the US economy will be in a strong state due to the proposed 15% corporate tax rate. Gold is something you invest to guard against inflation, and at times of uncertainty. So let’s…

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Enbridge [ENB.TO] – 27.80% Return over 8 month holding period

Enbridge [ENB.TO] – 27.80% Return over 8 month holding period

Last Monday (Oct 31, 2016) I sold my Enbrdige shares and took profit. When you hold stocks it is important to take profits periodically. I have owned Enbrdige since February of this year ( 2016) . You can find the original article I wrote about Enbridge here . I also reported on progress on how this share was doing in June. You can find that here . There were a few reasons for taking profit (selling): I was targeting a return of…

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California -Big Sur Drive

California -Big Sur Drive

Some time ago, I went on a trip to California. I went to San Fransico and the surrounding area ‎, I also drove down Highway 1 through Big Sur to LA.  One of my main reasons to go to California was to experience the highway 1 drive. I have wrote some other postings about California, but was saving the best posting for last! Also the experience was so incredible I didn’t know how to capture it in words! You can…

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