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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bernard Madoff misery explain in The Wizard of Lies

I registered to CraveTV a few days ago and I just finished watching The Wizard of Lies with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie is about the Bernard Madoff story. I knew the big lines about the affair, I knew that one of his sons had committed suicide and that his wife was still living, but I didn't know much other than that. I have never been interested in learning more about this sad story. It shocked me every time whenever a financial fraud is being committed. And there'S so many of them! I am under the impression that The Wizard of Lies is being really close to the real events. De Niro is as always really great and I actually didn't even recognize Michelle Pfeiffer, absolutely amazing in the role of Madoff wife.

Did you know that the Royal Bank of Canada (RY) had lost $40.4 million Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities? From quick searches, it seems to be the only Canadian institution being directly involved with Madoff but there could be more. Maybe some didn't get disclosed. Anyhow, in the case of RY, it seems like the millions lost a couple years ago didn't affect their affairs that much. RY recently announced - once again - really good financial results and beat up market expectations with a 9% profit.

Did being said, it's with those types of scandalous affairs that you get to learn to manage your own money by your own needs. Not that it's actually that easy to be a self-made investor, but when you can make it on your own, it's rewarding. However, from the moment you place your really first investment in the stock market, your life never remains the same. Because it's not enough to be working full-time, on top of that, you need to take care of the everyday market shit. But a girl needs to do what she needs to do. Some days are harder than others, and some days are easier. My stocks always remain in my mind and little that I knew back then when I made my first investments about 10 years ago that investment and the whole stock market deal would have become a big part of my life. Because the stock market is now an easy place to be. There are always millions of insecurities and currently, North Korea is one, NAFTA is another one, and so on. The financial world never stops turning around, for the better or the worst.

Knowing how many problems we are having to close an interesting NAFTA deal, I am really concern about Justin Trudeau turning his back on Chinese over the Aecon deal. Trudeau is doing a big mistake. If Trudeau would be smart enough, he would have accepted Aecon deal. We are in deep need of new financial partners and China could do the thing. But Justin Trudeau is too childish and irresponsible to understand the extreme necessity of new financial partnerships. It's an emergency. We cannot rely on the USA anymore.

This being said: never trust anyone when it comes to your money, neither a financial firm, or the government. No place is safe because dummies reside in both places. However, I know the perfect source of information that is always fair and in which you can trust. You can follow the link right here and dinner will be serve. Always.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The must have Canadian dividend stock of the moment: WSP Global Inc. (WSP)

I should have posted a portfolio update this past weekend, but I didn't take the time. I was in certainly the $226 000 net value+. I could have easily reached the 230k net worth, only if my belove Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH) would have stayed on the $120 value per share. As my portfolio gain in value, it's getting easier and easier to mark points and in result, my net worth naturally increase in value, with really little efforts coming from my part. Everything is simple and easy when that good old TSX decided its time to be super fresh and snob.

Today wasn't a too bad day, my non-registered portfolio closed the session at $182 856.98, my glorious TFSA portfolio closed at $75 654.24, and the RRSP (stocks only) closed at $37 708.31.

As much as I love in deep my Premium Brand Holdings Corporation (PBH) shares for the simple and good reason that I got super rich just my holding this baby in my portfolio. But these days, I am just wondering if PBH love me as much in return. Its really hard to see my favorite baby going lower than the $120 per share. However, a little correction is not bad as it seem. It mean that the stock is alive and trading on the TSX. 

I do hold many stocks in my portfolio and I understand it can be seem as confusing at first. However I don't have any major problems to follow any of them. Some of them had been in my portfolio since the early beginning 10 years ago. I have my old time favorite: like BNS, CSW.A, MX, NFI, SAP, FTS, PPL, ENF, KBL, TRP - those are all super great Canadian stocks to hold inside a portfolio. But among the way, I add up multiple other stocks inside my portfolio and it pay off.

Among the recent new comers that been $$$ in the most recent years,I made some nice discovery on a site that is barely known in Canada: Stockopedia

Learn more about Stockopedia and all the good in can bring to your portfolio AND your net worth:


It seem like I am the only single blogger in Canada using and knowing Stockopedia and its a shame. Its in Stockopedia screens that I found stocks that I couldn't imagine myself without now: Park Lawn Corporation (PLC), Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN), CAE Inc. (CAE), CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A), Northland Power Inc. (NPI) and WSP Global Inc. (WSP).

In June of this year, WSP will be celebrating its first birthday in my portfolio. Within a year, WSP Global Inc. (WSP) registered a capital gain of 29.42% inside my non-registered portfolio - and that doesn't even include its dividend distribution.

I am aware that I already hold many stocks in my portfolio, but I believe that I can still make other great discoveries on Stockopedia that will pay off on the long run and of course, I will always be here and sharing with my favorite readers in case its happen you had problem to figure out which stocks are among the best you can possibly get out there. To make smart decisions, you need to be able to recognize and feel - which I now considered myself an expert at - and not necessarely understand. But my shame is to do it for free, without getting nothing in return other than knowing that I am the simply best. Aphria Inc. (APH) is actually just there in my portfolio to show off some humility, but I believe it can hit its old $24 value - its just a matter of time. I cannot make bad investment choices, I am just too smart for that. End of the discussion.

So let's go WSP Global Inc. (WSP) make your mommy proud and beat my expectations. Go go go!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My TFSA contribution is now complete for 2018

Each and every new day on the stock market is a new day full of hope and a new day is always a new hope to beat up my previous very good results on the TSX. My BMO stocks are already been transferred over my TFSA. That's why my non-registered closed lower today, at $186 774.65. I decided that today was a good day to finalize my TFSA contribution for 2018. I had still left a 3k available in contribution room, but not anymore. I proceed today with a contribution in kind using Canadian Utilities Limited (CU) and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHP.UN), both should be in my TFSA soon.

Following what, I just have a few hundred as contribution room left, but I am done with my TFSA portfolio, at least for this year. Job did!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My net worth is now close to the $230 000 value

Recently, many of my stocks had increased their dividend distribution: Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A), Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN), Loblaw Companies (L), Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL), TMX Group Inc. (X) and Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX). Today, it was the turn of Hydro One Limited (H) to increase its dividend distribution. With all of those increases, my annual dividend income (excluding RRSP, like always), is now at a good $8 571.73. This is getting quite interesting because I am getting closer to the 12k in annual dividend - which for me will be the breaking point in term of dividend income, just like the 300k net worth is my must-have of the moment.

While exceeding the 16 000 points, my TSX is making me really happy. I currently estimate my net worth to be very very close to the $230 000 value. A day like today was perfect. However, I got scared when my love stock Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH) suddenly went down from $120 to $110 per share for no obvious reasons. Investors can be so big suckers. Selling PBH? Such a bad move. Don't be a dumb ass like the Quebecker Jean-François Tardif of JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) or you won't have what it take to recognize a good investment from a bad one and you'll have to deal with no positive returns. I love bitching about Tardif because while I am on top, JFS.UN is giving absolutely nothing back in term of value to their investors. Actually, Tardif has the same intelligence of any Quebeckers, and that being: NONE.

Ahah! Poor poor baby! BANG! In your pretty face, now all destroyed. Wish me the same, wish me bad returns, and just watch it going exactly in the opposite direction. Because no one have any control over me and I am just too good at this investment game. I can't be better. And I won't even try.

Other than PBH, Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) made interesting gains, even Aphria Inc. (APH) registered some gains and I am quite sure that APH is going to hit on its old $20 value sooner or later. With all of that good stuff, my non-registered portfolio decided to close today session at $189 024.98. Since I still had over 5k in TFSA contribution, I decided to take my BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO): shares inside my non-registered portfolio and have them transferred over my TFSA. I now only have left a contribution room of $3 385. We are slowly getting there. Without my BMO shares, my TFSA portfolio closed the session at $70 482, which its highest value ever registered.

I am currently having a hard crush on:
LGT.B or A

Monday, May 14, 2018

With Spring comes new friends

Check out my new furry friend that wake me up early in the morning these days... that's him... Little bird, but loud little voice... But so cute! Adorable little happy angel making sure that mommy wake up early in the morning! I like to open my back door and listen to the little birds playing around.

I was sicked for the past couple days, but please don't tell my old folks in New Brunswick because I didn't tell them, so they won't worry for nothing. I was sicked for a good 48 hours. Its started with heavy feaver, which make me checked if the heat of my apartment was on.. I mean I never have fever in my adult life, I just didn't knew what I had. I am never sick, so what was going on? But after, I start having muscle pain and I was feeling weak, I couldn't beat the feeling. I went to bed early, wake up, eat (but I shoudln't!!!!), went back to bed, and...... when I wake up... it was insane.... I will avoid all graphic details, but I visit my toilet many many times during the night, almost every hour and when there was nothing left inside of me to expell... I started shaking, I was really really cold. I never felt that bad before. However, 48 hours later, all good, pretty is back to normal. And no more shit is inside of me! I am clean from inside and out.


In French, its name the gastro. Well, I got the gastro for the first time of my life. And its the first time in a really long time that got so badly sick.

I didn't suffer for nothing. I lost 7 pounds in the process within 48 hours... WOW. 
But I felt really weaked following that. I could barely clean up the mess, but I did. I have too!
And to reward myself I wnt to a shopping trip at Simons (new bath rug was needed, do I have to explain why???)

Anyhow, all this being said, if you get the gastro, you'll feel like you are about to die, but you'll survive.

During that time of in deep suffering, my TSX was performing quite well. This is God trying to make up to me. I am not suppose to get sick. Its hard to take. Its an insult to my ego.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Welcome in my non-registered portfolio Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHP.UN)!

It was an amazing day in Montreal, very warm temperature and for the very first time of the year, I went on the Mont-Royal, and it was quite nice. It changes from the daily gym routine.


With a TSX now being so close of the 16 000 points, I am now a bit more confident, I may have after all my chance to hit on a $300 000 by the end of the year after all! I got really excited today as I saw the TSX closing on 15 910.81 points. And oh surprise, my net worth is about $225 310 right now. It will be a good fight for the next couple months but I am pretty sure I can easily make it to the $250 000 without too many problems.

One of my most recent investment, Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN) is no longer trading on the TSX. To compensate, I received a mix of cash and some Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHP.UN) brand new stocks. This is quite nice because now, the usage of my margin is reduced to $98 023.48. But unfortunately, during the process, my dividend income had been reduced of $19.20. Nothing significant. The best thing I am getting out of this Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHP.UN) is a nice reduction of my margin, which I am looking forward to decreasing.

Good news regarding Quebecor Inc. - yesterday, they announced a 100% increase of their dividend.

Monday, May 7, 2018

My net worth is now of $222 850.15

I made a couple of fun discoveries this weekend only by updating my portfolio. I updated it because I knew that with a pretty TSX exceeding the 15 700 points, I knew it too much, I was going to be on top of my game, and so was I. I had reached my highest value ever back in December 2017. So far for 2018, I haven't been able to exceed that value. But with this past Friday good results, I finally exceed my highest value ever of December 2017, which was a net worth of $221 989.65. This past Friday, my net worth reached $222 850.15. And now I am probably higher than that because my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $187 722.09. My TFSA and RRSP portfolios also closed on a higher value also today.

For the first time in a really long time, my margin account usage is lower than $100 000. My margin account is now at $99 629.08. I am now finally experiencing a capital gain with Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI) - which didn't happen in quite sometime. While celebrating all those good things going on, my belove New Brunswick province is suffering from the consequences of a heavy spring flood. It was unfortunately predictable, we had a lot of snow this winter and when I came visiting for Easter, there was still a lot of snow. I am praying for the water to stop raising.

My very latest investment, Calian Group Ltd. (CGY) gained 1.19% inside my TFSA portfolio.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

My investment portfolio on date of May 4, 2018

Non registered Investments:

Cold cash: $2 165.55

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN
Timminco (TIMNF): $0.51
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $9 625.80
Blue Note Mining Inc. (BLNMF): $0.51
Methanex Corporation (MX): $8 174.08
Fortis Inc. (FTS): $5 204.40
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL): $26 405.44
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF): $10 525.84
Corby Distilleries Limited (CSW.A): $2 573.55
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH): $56 472.90
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE): $2 561.02
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI): $6 318
TMX Group Inc. (X): $604.40
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL): $3 481
WesternOne Inc. (WEQ): $15.40
TransCanada Corp (TRP): $1 379.25
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $9 052.20
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $1 130.08
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR): $6 100.62
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU): $1 399.44
Black Diamond Group Ltd (BDI): $61.25
Emera Inc. (EMA): $1 028.25
BCE Inc. (BCE): $1 172.82
Saputo Inc. (SAP): $1 673.60
Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): $2 640
Loblaw Companies (L): $777
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $8 423.95
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $3 375
ATCO Ltd. (ACO.Y): $2 394
Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JWEL): $2 355

WSP Global Inc. (WSP): $3 200
Aecon Group Inc. (ARE): $1 805
BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO): $1 960

Aphria Inc. (APH): $1 960
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN): $3 079.80

TOTAL: $186 929.51

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): $1 565.52
General Mills Inc. (GIS): $1 361.28
Cash: $70.02

TOTAL: $2 996.82 US : $3 846.72 CAN

Tax-free savings account (TFSA):

EnerCare Inc. (ECI): $51.66
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI): $24.40
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): $817.60
AltaGas Ltd (ALA): $745.50
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN): $1 325
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $4 023.20
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF): $29.85
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (FC): $516
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN): $3 400.25
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN): $1 182.6
The North West Company Inc. (NWC): $1 385
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A): $3 054.90
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $9 675
Hydro One Limited (H): $2 080.80
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 458
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN): $3 206.10
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN): $2 601.20
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM): $10.20
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI): $2 268
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $3 912.80
Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI): $2 000
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $1 488
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $2 249.20
National Bank of Canada (NA): $5 526.90
BCE Inc. (BCE): $479.79
Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (NVU.UN): $3 780
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (AAR.UN): $1 606
Sienna Senior Living Inc. (SIA): $1 382.40
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $933.60
Richelieu Hardware Ltd. (RCH): $1 279.72
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $1 158.50
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $847.56
Northland Power Inc. (NPI): $2 355
Calian Group Ltd. (CGY): $2 280.68
Cash: $39.52

TOTAL: $69 174.13

RSP investment portfolio:
Emera Incorporated (EMA): $11 105.10
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $1 826.28
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $2 187
Telus Corp (T): $2 305
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $1 956
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $3 343.10
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): $2 025.60
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $4 960
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN): $1 075.80
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $393.61
CAE Inc. (CAE): $1 684.20
CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A): $2 692.90
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $1 167
Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B): $585
Cash: $325.12

Total: $37 631.71                      

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund + CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund + CIBC Monthly Income Fund:
Total: $2 829.47               

Energy and Base Metals Term Savings (Indexed term savings): $577.30
Natural Resources Term Savings (Indexed term savings): $502.45

GIC National Bank: $1 326.27                      

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP B: $1 252.09
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio: $1 357.95
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund: $1 202.27
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund: $1 551.51

Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest: $1 239.30
Total: $6 603.12

Other various: $10 833

TOTAL: $60 303.20

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Pending online income: $25
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
$322 479.23

My debt situation on date of May 4, 2018

Margin account: $99 629.08 @ 5%
Annual interest: $4 981.454

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): the star of the moment on the TSX

It feels quite great to see the TSX exceeding the 15 600 points value this past Friday! I so wanted to see my old 15 600 points back - and I got it after all.

I had been investing in stocks for something like a decade now and its the first time that I ever notice technical problems with the TSX. This is the official message that appears in my trading account: "At approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday, April 27, the TSX, TSX Venture, and Montreal Exchange closed early due to technical issues." The "approximately" part is quite intriguing, like if the authorities wouldn't even know at what time the TSX stop trading.

My RRSP portfolio (stocks only) closed today session at $37 471.02 , my non-registered portfolio at $185 311.28 and my TFSA portfolio at $68 987.74. Among the great things going on right now, despite the technical problems that affected the TSX this past Friday, my investment in WSP Global Inc. (WSP) is doing quite well. WSP is currently on a gain of 23% inside my non-registered portfolio. Susan Brunner recently posts her review of WSP on her blog. She also posted recently about Fortis Inc. (FTS). I registered a gain of more than 63% on the back of Fortis Inc. FTS had been in my portfolio for a really long time now and its a really good investment, despite recent trouble with its value. It went back a little, but that's what stock do, they go up and down, but what matter is to be able to profit from the stock, despite it all. At 63% gain, I am not doing too bad on Fortis at all.

Other than WSP and FTS, another stock that is beating all expectations is the fabulous Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A). This past Friday session, LAS.A gained 2.42% - maybe it could have gained more if the TSX would have been opened like it should be. 

One last announcement, Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI) closed this past Friday session on a little gain - which is extraordinary.

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