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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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Delphix for Test Data Management

Delphix for Test Data Management

A few months ago I started looking at Delphix for using it for data masking between our production and Development/QA environments. The more I learned about Delphix, the more I realized the kind of impact it can have for Development/QA in addition to data masking. These are some of the common tasks we do in Development/QA that I felt Delphix might be able to help with: Faster Data Refreshes – Maintain versioned compressed copies of prod database that can be refreshed…

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All About Interest Rates – Fed Fund Rate

All About Interest Rates – Fed Fund Rate

It is anticipated that the US feds will be raising the Fed Interest rate at the end of their meeting this coming Wednesday. This would be a good time to learn a bit more about interest rates. I  use Khan Academy Youtube videos to brush up on basic Finance Concepts. What Are Interest Rates ? Great explanation here .  This has an introduction to simple interest and compound interest rates. Some examples to solidify simple and compound interest rates. The…

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Would I buy Snapchat stocks ?

Would I buy Snapchat stocks ?

Snapchat went public last week and it opened up around $24.73 and has since traded between $23.50 to $29.44 . It is one of the most anticipated IPOs in recent times. I been asked a few times if I would be buying Snapchat stocks. My answer is ‘No’. I have a very simple reason for not buying it. Mainly it is a product I dont understand and find a use for. I normally tend to invest in what I know…

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Willis Tower or John Hancock Tower ? Also know as The Skydeck and 360 Chicago Observation Deck !

Willis Tower or John Hancock Tower ? Also know as The Skydeck and 360 Chicago Observation Deck !

Summary : If I had to pick only one of the towers to visit in Chicago I would pick the John Hancock Tower – also known as the 360 Chicago Observation Deck ! I liked the lake view and felt it provided a more diverse view of the city ! For details read on ! There are two towers that you can visit in Chicago to get an aerial view of the city . The Willis Tower or the John…

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The Bean of Chicago – Cloud Gate

The Bean of Chicago – Cloud Gate

Summary : If you visit Chicago you must go see the Bean ! See below for why ! I have heard the bean mentioned whenever people talked about Chicago. To me it just looked like a reflective surface that people made funny faces for . In person it is a really cool structure. Beautifully designed . From the different sides you can see the reflection of the city skyline. Its official name is The Cloud Gate. The night time view…

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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

I recently had a chance to visit Chicago known as the Windy City . During my visit I stayed at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel across from Millennium Park and the Bean ! This is a great location for a first time visit to Chicago. I sort of fell in love with this hotel so I wanted to start off writing about my Chicago Hotel. The hotel has very rich history and is beautiful inside….

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