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Apple Computers: Time to be Greedy While others are Fearful

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It appears the market is afraid of a possible slowdown in Apple’s (AAPL) growth in their next earnings and has dropped the stock from the $130s in 2015  to below $94 in Feb of 2016 for a drop of 20%. In my opinion this is shortsighted and speculating rather than investing. It is time for […]

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Six Things I Look For in a Dividend Stock

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Finding a great dividend growth stock will pay off for years to come. Investors who bought MacDonalds (MCD) in 1990 would find their dividend paying well over 50% on their original investment every year since 2010. Also the company continues to raise it’s dividend so this return keeps growing regardless of what the stock price […]

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Retirement Planning is not All Financial

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Deciding to retire is a big step. One has to make sure there is enough money to live on and afford to do things one wants to do once they are not working. I have talked to retired people who do not know what to do with themselves and the extra time they have. It […]

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Portfolio February 24th, 2016

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This is a breakdown of my portfolio including performance, asset allocation, sector allocation and holdings (1% of portfolio minimum) at the end of the day February 24, 2016. Performance: includes dividends and exchange to Canadian dollars for U.S. account.  Here are our returns to date along with the S&P 500 and the Canadian Market represented […]

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Portfolio Allocation Decision: Diversify, Diworsify or Concentrate

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From the time I have started investing I have been diversifying my portfolio significantly holding 40 to 50 stocks with all positions under 5% of the portfolio. This is what they tell you you should do and this is what I did. Diversification is supposed to protect downdraft but what about upside? I really needed […]

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5 Savings and 1 Revenue Changes to Meet Retirement Income

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Earlier, in the website I wrote on saving money to have money to invest. I recently retired from a six figure job and now have to spend according to my income. There is a decrease of $1,850 from my working after taxes income. Here are 5 savings I initiated. Cutting Cable TV – I used to […]

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My Investing Strategies

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As I said before these are my choices for investing my money. I am not an adviser so this is not a recommendation but rather a story of how I do my investing.  If any of this interests you please do your due diligence to determine your own choices for allocating your money. The market […]

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Portfolio January 15th, 2016

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Here is a breakdown of my portfolio including performance, asset allocation, sector allocation and holdings (2% of portfolio minimum) at the end of the day January 15, 2016. Performance: includes dividends and exchange to Canadian dollars for U.S. account. The allocation helps the portfolio reduce the downdraft compared to fully invested. Of course it means […]

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