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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) stocks + TD Waterhouse margin account = $$$

Today, without any further announcement, I decided to invest in 200 stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) using my stock margin account at TD Waterhouse securities. At the time I place my purchase order, BNS stocks were at 57.41$. This investment value, after commission, is of 11 491.99$. I previously talk about trading again before the end of 2010, but I didn't plan something very major, not something of the type of 11 491.99$ which is kind of an important sum of money for a small investor, isn't? My margin account provide me a 70% on the online investment. Which mean that my 11 491.99$ only debit 3 447.60$ from my margin money available. Before that new investment, I had something like close to 40 000$ left in margin money. Now, after making this new investment, I have left available 36 561.82$ in margin money. Actually, the money left available on the margin will vary from commodity day trading to commodity day trading, depending of the value of my non registered stocks portfolio.

I own TD Waterhouse 18 290.66$. I now understand better the minus sign (-) I see in my cash column.

While having a margin account, the money borrow on the stock margin account appear in the cash account as a debit (minus sign meaning this: -). It's practical to have that -18 290.66$ in the cash column because this is the amount that I use on my stock margin account through my online future trading brokerage.

So far, I use my margin money the following way:
-I use 4 985.74$ to pay off my 5 000$ line of credit at 8.75%;
-I use 2 000$ to invest in the gold commodity Horizons Gold Yield Fund (HGY.UN) and,
-just today, I use 11 491.99$ to invest in 200 stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS).

For a total of 18 477.73$

18 477.73$ is not 18 290.66$. The difference of 187.07$ come from a payment of close to 150$ I made previously on the margin to cover the low interest rate + some left-over coming from dividend DRIP. That's from where the 187.07$ is coming from. But why the Canadian stock Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)?

Buying stocks on margin: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

I decide to use margin money to invest at a low interest rate despite the fact that I said previously that I was going to only use the margin money to pay off debt at a higher interest rate.

The reason behind my 200 purchase stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is quite simple. Today was the latest day to invest in Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) in order to received its next dividend payment on January 27, 2011. At that time, I will be receiving 150.43$ in dividend from Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). This should be enough to bring in 2 new stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). I am looking forward to sell the same 200 Canadian dividend paying stocks later on to make a small profit on it. I can easily see Nova Scotia (BNS) stock price hitting soon the 60$ per stock. It will happen eventually. And when it will happen, I will cash in 508$.

So far, doing those kind of flexible investment, buying for the short term was never really my thing. I am recovring from my 4 000$ lost in Timminco (TIM), so I cannot failed. For that reason, I need to be careful. Going with a good quality stock like Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) preserve me from any failures.

But I have to say, I catch up with my investment mistakes quite quickly. My 7 000$ investment in the Sprott Canadian Equity Fund now worth 7 737$. My 1 626.80$ online investment made in Methanex Corporation (MX) now worth 3 139$ (I am very proud of this one!). My 2680.06$ investment in Fortis (FTS) now worth 3 640$ (not bad at all!). My 2 467.68$ investment made in Yellow Media (YLO) now worth 2 938$ (WOW! lol..). My 2 190.49$ online investment made in the silver commodity Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U) now worth... 2 715$!

Remember that I had invested 5 000$ in Sprott Inc. (SII) back in 2008? 2009 and 2010 haven't been easy years for Sprott Inc. (SII), but the latest quarter of 2010 had been an exceptional one for Sprott Inc. (SII). I am recovering very well form my losses with Sprott Inc. (SII). Currently, my online investment in Sprott Inc. (SII) worth 4 206.80$. I am just missing less than 800$ to recover. Not bad at all.

Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund (BA.UN) had lost a bit of value, but I wouldn't like to sell my Bell Aliant units for anything in the world. Funny fact, some readers of mine had warmed me that this was going to happen and a very good reader from BC suggested me to sell my Bell Aliant units because of the announcement made regarding the dividend cut. I didn't listen to him, but the advice was good. Because see what's going on now, Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund (BA.UN) is loosing a bit in value.

Today was a fantastic day for the silver commodity Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U)! Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U) win an increase of 6.27%. The price of its units now at 13.55$.

Incredible things are happening right now and I just hope that 2011 will be the continuation of all those good things.

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