Fintech In Canada

Fintech In Canada

An area I find fascinating and try to keep track of is Fintech developments in Canada. I work at a Financial Services Firm in Technology – the financial sector is an area that is currently being disrupted . I was looking for ways to keep on top of the news and developments in this area . These are some of the resources I came across : News Section on Huffingtonpost  Bank of Canada Fintech Experiments A Canadian ETF run by…

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Kraken – Cryptocurrency Investing- Get Verified

Kraken – Cryptocurrency Investing- Get Verified

In June of 2017 I  opened a Coinbase account to try my hand at Bitcoin Investing . I had attended a Fintech Seminar earlier in that month and this triggered a renewed interest in Bitcoin Investing. Coinbase has a limit of $100 weekly purchase amount for new account holders. I am based out of Toronto Canada. It took me some time before I was able to increase my limit to $200, $1000.  I understand this is required for them to…

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Fira Santorini Greece

Fira Santorini Greece

Fira is another famous tourist city in Santorini. Fira tends to be larger with more things to do,  places to eat, shops, more people and different kind of views ! Personally I preferred Oia to have my hotel in and to do a day trip to Fira. Oia is quieter, has the blue/white domes and has stunning sunset views ! You can take a city bus from Oia to Fira . It is less than 2 Euro per person. There…

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Santorini Oia Sunset

Santorini Oia Sunset

Santorini sunsets are world famous !  The town of Oia is the best place to watch the sunset from ! We stayed in Oia for three days as such were lucky enough to see the sunsets for three days ! About two hours before the sunset people will start gravitating toward one end of the city to find the best places to watch the sunset from. Even one hour before the sunset you can still manage to find places to…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Athens !

Top 5 Things To Do In Athens !

We  visited Athens during August.  We were in Athens for 3 days and 3 nights.  If you need information about booking a flight, hotel and transportation in Athens, I wrote a very detailed post about it . I enjoyed my time in Athens.  It was a good mix of new and ancient buildings, beautiful people , tasty food and charming cafes ! The Acropolis & The Parthenon – This is the top site to visit in Athens .  The Acropolis…

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Mike Newton’s Top Picks on BNN

Mike Newton’s Top Picks on BNN

Mike recommended Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) , Franco-Nevada Corporation FNV.TO and Home Depot as part of his top picks on BNN. DLR :  Stores data for other large companies in data centers. Owns the real estate where the data is stored. Starting to get into managed services to provide data analysis for the data stored.  –  I am not sure how a company that specializes in data centers can successfully transfer to managed services. 3.4 % Dividend Mike’s Price Target : $127…

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Top 5 Things to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Top 5 Things to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica

These are my top 5 recommendations for activities in Ocho Rios : Dunn’s River Falls Bob Marley House/Museum Visit Sailing Snorkeling The Beach Dunn’s River Falls One of my main reason for picking Ocho Rios as the town to stay in Jamaica was Dunn’s River Falls. Dunn’s River Falls is a set of small waterfalls that are the result of multiple rivers coming together and flowing in to the Caribbean Sea. I have never seen such a fun waterfall!  You…

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Jamaica – Ocho Rios

Jamaica – Ocho Rios

When we decided to go to Jamaica I did a lot research to figure out where to stay in Jamaica. I picked Ocho Rios for two reasons, the beaches and its close proximity to Dunn’s River.  Ocho Rios is a town on the Northern Side of Jamaica and it is not as crowded as Montego Bay and is known for its beaches. If you are looking for a relaxing town in Jamaica – highly recommend Ocho Rios. I will let…

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The Cost Of FX On Your Trades!

The Cost Of FX On Your Trades!

If you are from Canada and are trading from a CAD based account and are constantly buying US stocks  – you need to consider the cost of FX on your trades !! At any brokerage you can open a CAD and a US based trading account. If you trade US stocks you should ideally convert a portion of your money to US dollars. This way you avoid the cost of FX on your trades. The impact of FX can be…

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Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle Tour

One of the most popular tours in Iceland is the Golden Circle Tour . This is a tour you can do with a tour company or  you can visit the same places on your own if you have a car. We had a car so we deiced to visit the places on our own.  The entire drive is around 3 hours  round trip from Reykjavik without any stops.  I would recommend a full day for this tour. We were in Iceland in…

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