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Saturday, December 31, 2016

My investment portfolio on date of December 30, 2016

Non registered Investments:
Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN

Timminco (TIMNF): $0.27
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $8 672.16
Blue Note Mining Inc. (BLNMF): $0.01
Methanex Corporation (MX): $6 065.67
Fortis Inc. (FTS): $4 767.90
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL): $20 854.12
Just Energy Group Inc. (JE): $6 628.02
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF): $12 482.43
Corby Distilleries Limited (CSW.A): $2 766.44
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH): $31 859.52
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE): $2 464
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI): $4 410.72
TMX Group Inc. (X): $572.16
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL): $4 215
WesternOne Inc. (WEQ): $14
TransCanada Corp (TRP): $1 513.50
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $8 132.40
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $1 582
Agrium Inc. (AGU): $6 208.16
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU): $1 519.98
Black Diamond Group Ltd (BDI): $113
Emera Inc. (EMA): $1 134.75
Cineplex Inc. (CGX): $1 280.50
BCE Inc. (BCE): $1 276.66
Stella Jones Inc. (SJ): $871.60
Saputo Inc. (SAP): $1 900.40
Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): $2 230.10
Loblaw Companies (L): $850.08
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $5 456.74
Stornoway Diamond (SWY): $1 685
Open Text Corporation (OTC): $1 658.40
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A): $1 755
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $3 286.80
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $943.80

TOTAL: $149 171.29

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): $1 303.84
(SWHC): $1 475.60
Cash: $163.68

TOTAL: $3 951.73 CAN

Tax-free savings account (TFSA):

EnerCare Inc. (ECI): $53.52
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI): $14.35
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): $932.05
AltaGas Ltd (ALA): $1 017
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN): $1 500
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $3 614.40
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF): $9 894.75
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (FC): $550.40
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN): $3 009.64
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN): $1 195.50
Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB):$1 154.60
The North West Company Inc. (NWC): $1 376
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A): $2 211.30
Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX): $859.60
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $1 643.40
Hydro One Limited (H): $2 381.58
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 324.40
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN): $2 566.80
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN): $2 195.90
Keg Royalties Income Fund (The) (KEG.UN): $1 477
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM): $12.66
Westshore Terminals Invest Corp (WTE): $5 540.46
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI): $1 727.10
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $3 634.80
Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (MRG.UN): $2 043
Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI): $1 800.32
Stornoway Diamond (SWY): $1 830

Cash: $111.19

TOTAL: $55 671.72

RSP investment portfolio:
Emera Incorporated (EMA): $11 571.90
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $1 702.08
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 986.30
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): $1 073.50
Stella Jones Inc. (SJ): $4 349
Telus Corp (T): $2 133
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B): $486.56
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $1 817.40
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $2 182.86
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): $2 348
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $3 126
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN): $811.80
Cash: $287.38                                       

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund: $779.40
CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund: $464.01
CIBC Monthly Income Fund: $1 330.16

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

GIC National Bank: $1 312.89                                  

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP B: $1 588.97
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio: $1 248.31
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund: $1 182.72
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund: $1 234.75
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest: $1 020

Other various: $8 253.07

TOTAL: $53 369.81

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Pending online income: $93.80
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:

$262 293.35

Friday, December 9, 2016

Merry Christmas best wishes from the Dividend Girl!!!

Its not Christmas yet, but this is probably going to be my last post until we hit on December 25 because I am getting too busy. Hopefully, the TSX will stay on my side. Right now, the TSX is treating me like its favorite girl. I hope things will continue this way so I can keep a good souvenir of 2016 and so I can hit on the magic $200 000 net worth. I am so close, its unbelievable. My non-registered closed today session very close to the 147k, which is now my new regular standard. I can see popping up tot he 150k just like magic really soon.

A 200k won't change my world, but it will secure my positions. And what come next? A $250 000 net value - of course. And it will continue like that over and over again. I hope to jump in a pool of $300 000 by the time I hit 40.

I had some good money in the bank this month but with the holidays coming, I put the money to low down the usage of my margin. I hope the markets will remain calm during the holidays.

I just have very boring things to say write now because right now, I barely have my eyes on the market. I am getting so stress and tired at work that I have little time for myself or just to keep up with the markets. Its not true that I will keep up like this until 65 years old. When I see older folks at work, I feel sorry for them. Some must like what they do, but at a point, all the time and energy burn is wasted to the glory of someone else. The more I am getting older, the more I get to understand that working for somebody else will always be for somebody else. If you get fired, what if left of what you had done? Its all gone in the wind. 

And more than probably ever before, I understand the power of savings and I make the commitment to save more money in 2017 than ever before. Watch me if you can or keep reading. And post only good comments because very deep inside, you don't hate me, you don't love me, you ADORE me.

Happy Holidays to all of my readers and keep it real.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quebec financial criminal latest star: Gilles Vaillancourt

I would like to start saying that its possible to post comments on my blog, but I moderate them and I only post a few of them. Mostly, comments are very welcome, but only to satisfy my ego and for compliment purpose only.

For now, I suspect my net worth to be around 177-$178 000. At a point last week, my non-registered portfolio exceed the 147k mark - I couldn't even believe my eyes. I knew I was good, but I mean, really that good? Oh yeah. Just really nothing can stop this portfolio from growing extra large! I am in good road to get back on the $150 000 value. You can try, but you won't be able to do half better. One thing for sure, I am doing way much better than Jean-François Tardif and his JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN). In your face gorgeous baby. I am so happy not to be holding on to some JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) units anywhere in my portfolio anymore. I no longer have to pay for JFS.UN management fee and I am really relieve because the manager was just going no where for at least the past year. I won't ever let a Quebecker abused of me, or even any man, good looking or not. My like story with Jean-François Tardif didn't last long. And really soon, my bad luck with DH will just be a souvenir that I won't even remember in 4 years from now when I will be.. 40 years old. I am getting older and I am just really really happy not to have any kids of my own to take care of.

This being said, that money, I earn it, I invest it, I make it grow. But some people has money, don't really deserve it, has mommy and daddy to pay for studies, to find internships, and even to find jobs. Where is the merit of such individuals? They have none. Leave them all by themselves, they cannot achieve anything. They won't be able to survive. And you'll be surprise of what I see on my everyday life in Montreal. I saw the owner giving year after year an internship to his son in his own business. Great, but what's the value of such internship? In my sense, none. Because the little guy didn't sweat his ass off to get his internship. That a business owner give work/internship, to his sister, son, its not so bad in term of corruption. But when an employee get an internship for her son, it become a bit more problematic, in my very good perfectly balance common sense. And that the same little mother get her relations work so that her son get a good paying job, there again, I find it disturbing. Leave the poor kid alone, he won't be able to get anywhere. And that the same mother talked of her son saying of him that he has an old soul when he doesn't have any achievements of his own, I find it awkward, hilariously funny, dumb. In such work environment, there's no place for personal growth base on distinction. Its all a game base on who you know and who's your friend. I am basically in a  workplace with poor ethic. I guess you can find worst or better in Montreal.

I like to reserve my love and admiration for self-made individuals who are working terribly hard, who are dealing alone against the market monsters and are standing by themselves, with no one to really rely on. Quebec has an in deep culture of debauchery and corruption. Its start with simple little things in everyday life and it just extend to proportion out of control. The latest Quebec biggest shame has the name of the former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt. For years, I always found that Laval appears to be a rough city to live in, even worst than Montreal. An answer to that problem reside in Gilles Vaillancourt. Before being sentence to a too short 6 years in prison, this criminal had been Laval mayor for too many years: from 1989 to 2012! He earned millions and millions of dollars by manipulating municipal contracts. A 6 years sentence is a joke. Its really relevant of Quebec society who tolerate corruption in every field of its system.

Quebec is well know for being the home of all sort of gangsters and hypocrites. I am not one of them.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Canada has to say NO to Justin Trudeau pipeline projects

Its a sad day for Canadians. Two pipeline projects obtained the federal government approval. We are in 2016 and I don't understand why we should move forward with more pipelines in our country. Justin Trudeau said that those 2 pipeline projects are "in the best interests of Canadians". Like always, Justin Trudeau got it all wrong.

When spills happen, things remain quiet. Journalists don't do their job properly. I remember that this summer, a spill happen in Canada, but I don't remember where or exactly when. But it happen during the summer and I remembered hearing a woman at the radio saying that because of the oil spill, water supply were shut off, so she didn't have any water to take a shower, drink, or do her laundry. Oil spills happen from time to time very viciously. And once the spill is being discovered, its often too late. Oil will go deep down in the earth and ruined the quality of water.

If we allow new pipeline projects to move forward, we'll have to live in the fear that some day, the worst may happen. Its a fear that will destroy our quality of life forever. And if a spill happen, it will leave people in total misery. You can be rich, but if no clean water is available, rich people turn out to be like anyone else. 

Justin Trudeau is so incompetent that he's willing to jump on everything and anything just to create jobs. And not only to create jobs, but to pay off for his big deficit he had created since he had been elected Prime Minister. I didn't vote Liberal at the last election - I am of course too smart for that. But to all of the idiots who vote Liberal, look at what you had done.

Pipelines is not our worst enemy. The legislation of marijuana is. Trudeau see is marijuana an easy opportunity to cover up for his mistakes and super big deficit. Our streets are the home of too many homeless and we have problem to take care of them. We are suffering from lack of resources to help people suffering from alcoholism and other addiction. We already cannot offer health care to the community, its not everyone who has the chance to have a family doctor - but those things don't really matter right? We are just going to add marijuana to the list of problems we have. I wouldn't be pride to live in a country of pot heads. Marijuana is a drug, not a recreational activity.

I have to say that currently, I don't find myself in this country. I am not very proud to be Canadian these days.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Goodbye Fidel Castro

Now that winter really kick in with the ugly snow, slush and rain, the idea of going back to Cuba with my mom suddenly felt like a good idea. I was lucky enough to book a cheap one week getaway at $899 somewhere in Cuba with Air Transat sometimes later on this winter. Its with Air Transat that I also book my Cuba trip last year at Mercure Playa de Oro and it went well. 

Things won't change overnight in Cuba even if Fidel Castro died, but it open the door to change. Once again, the little Justin Trudeau with just no brain - so typical of Quebecker - had made a fool of himself, this time by giving too much good words to the late Castro and celebrating him. Cubans don't have freedom of speech, they cannot travel. Many Cubans that left their country cannot go back - and that is probably all of them. Its very sad to see how Cubans are living. Many of them are very poor. They depend very much on tourists.

Donald Trump has the right attitude toward Cuba. The world shouldn't open to Cuba when Cuba doesn't open itself to its own people. Its quite outrageous. They don't even have access to a proper Internet connection. 

On my first trip to Cuba in Varadero last year, I was curious about Cubans and their culture. I spend sometimes in their markets, trying to catch what they have, what was expensive, what wasn't. They don't have any "discount" stores. They have stores that are managed by the government. Sunscreen was very expensive. Cigarettes are not expensive at all. Cubans smoke everywhere. They don't have many clothes in their stores. Shoes are very expensive, even basic beach flippers. I didn't see any nail clippers - it could seem strange but I tried to find nail clipper after reading online that it was a rare item in Cuba. Last year, I brought many items, including a big bag of beauty samples that I gave to one of the barista at the coffee bar who was nice. It seem to be appreciate. 

Among other items, I gave away Tylenol, soap bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, kitchen linens, nail polish, shampoo, body cream, big white candles, pencils. Since my trip cost $899, I can easily spend $100 on gifts. I have so many nail polish and beauty products at home, I can certainly pick a bit on my own stuff. This is what Fidel Castro did to his people, this his legacy to Cuba. Castro made them live in poverty and make them live an existence of beggars, like if the Cuban nation wouldn't deserve more than cheap gifts coming from tourists. That's something very sad that I cannot handle but I going back only for my mother who beg me to travel.

Since I already book my trip using my credit card, I decided not to make any new investment for the year 2016. I will do my best to stand by the decision and not to invest. My so wanted super investment in TFI will have to wait.
But no matter what, these days, the TSX is treating me like its favorite princess. I am still pretty close to the 180k net worth without new investments. At this time, its exactly what I need. I may calm down at a point and leave some money in my bank account. Its a strange thing being me. A 180k net worth, but NO saving. This had been going on forever now. Its the challenge of my life.

180k is no big deal money. But holding on to a net worth of 180k is something inaccessible to most Cubans. Not giving the opportunity to its own people to accumulate richness is a crime.

Monday, November 21, 2016

WOW, the TSX closed today session at 15 039.87 points

My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $145 559.46. This help my net worth of course, which currently might be at $179 003 without new investments. Everything look very great for now, but for how long.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Transforce Inc. (TFI) has a place in my portfolio

Today was really cold in Montreal with the rain, but bad surprise this evening. Montreal is getting its first winter snow, and its ugly!

In some ways, Nicolas Sarkozy was to France what Hillary Clinton was to the US, an unwanted politician of career desperately trying to get back in the game. France was so many problems to deal with it, they need someone real willing to make a difference. Some compare Trump to Le Pen, but that's quite unfair. Now at least, Nicolas Sarkozy is gone, and it might be for good this time. At a point, the guy will understand he doesn't belong to politic anymore. A Sarkozy comeback would had been such a pain. But life sometimes is fair. I only have pity for French citizens. Canada is currently being invade of little French people stealing jobs and positions belonging to Canadians. Laws are not enough restricted to protect Canadian interests and make sure that no one steal a job that could be occupied by a Canadian. I really hate seeing French people a bit everywhere in Montreal, its disgusting.

This being said, my non-registered kick off this Friday session at $143 741.97. I suspect my net worth to be at $176 322.97. Its quite good. I would like to hit on the old $180k by the end of the year. The magic $200 000 net worth will probably easily come my way in 2017 so just be ready for it. Fact that Trump will be the next US President shouldn't destroy all of my hopes and dreams. 

I first discovered Transforce Inc. (TFI) back in July on Stockopedia and ever since, TFI is showing a bunch of signs: that new darling just want to be in my portfolio, it is screaming for it. TFI registered so far gain of 39.56% year to date. WOW. Try to be better stock picker that I am. Just try. And now, conclusion being, I want to have a few TFI stocks in my portfolio. This is probably going to be my last investment of 2016. I am a bit sad about it because there's just so other things that I would had love to do with my money, but its just I don't have enough money at this time. And my mom is pushing to travel with me again, its just so annoying.

Stockopedia may be the next best thing next to me. Just to mention, Stockopedia won the Best Investment Software award at the UK Shares Awards.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Improvement for investors, the TSX can handle it

Life is good when the TSX is all up. I know, the TSX didn't gain points today, but it close at a good 14 733.22 and that's enough to make me happy and make a real difference. My net worth is now at an estimate of $175 367.36. My lost in Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) is now only of $277.38. My non-registered portfolio is now at $1425 20.36. The best news is not I am now only missing $4 633 to reach my old 180k net worth.

I sometimes like to get a look at the stocks that I flush behind. Sometimes, selling a stock is always a good and the best option that can be made. Like for example, the case of my old DH Corporation (DH) stocks. Back on October 26, DH lost close to 50% of its value in one day. The following day, I was selling DH, making a few hundreds in the process. I didn't want to hold to a such volatile stock. And I was scare of a dividend cut that could affect even more the stock price.

Selling DH was definitively the right thing to do. DH Corporation (DH) close today session at $14.17. Selling DH was just so the right thing to do! It left behind a gap in my portfolio. Its the main reason why my non-registered portfolio is at 142k instead of 150k. At its highest point, DH was trading at $40 per stock! Facing such trauma is not easy, but I am only missing a few thousands to get back in my feet. After all, I am the Girl.

Another investment that I sold a couple of weeks ago, was JFT Strategies Fund. Back in the days, Jean-François Tardif was THE MEGA good looking star on Bay Street. In the first 2 years of holding JFS.UN, I made money on the units, and I sell some for profit. But the months following that were not good for JFS.UN. Tardif began to say that he couldn't hope to do better than a 6% on the market. On date of today, JFS.UN closed the session at $14.30. JFS.UN is not performing and it remain not profitable. But no matter what, there's still a management fee that investors pay for holding some units of JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN). Now, Jean-François Tardif is no longer a mega investor star, but at least he's still good looking - I guess.

Its just 2 quick examples, but usually, when I sell a stock, its for good reason. And most of the time, I am always right. Bad bitches are always right. Tardif can now retired for good. Goodbye honey.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) is doing better after all

Its really a day-to-day situation when it comes to the market these days. My non-registered portfolio is not back yet to its old 150k value, but overall, things are getting better. At its lowest point, I was losing $500 in Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC). Now, my lost is of $306. Nothing better than a bit of volatility to shake up things and make us remember that the stock market is a risky place to be and that maybe I should work at putting some money far away from the markets, aside in a saving account.

My mom desperately want to travel with me again this winter, so I said yes. At her age, who knows how many years she has left to be good enough to take place and travel. I have to say, I prefer to keep my money and invest it rather than spending it on some fancy vacation. I am not a big traveler. Its not something that is really important for me. Now the question being were are we going to travel this winter. I am a bit afraid of Mexico. And I really don't want to visit Dominican Republic for ethic reasons. Cuba is safe and affordable, and Cuban men are just so hot that I could easily throw my clothes off, its unbelievable. Too bad my mom has to come with me! Hola Cuban pretty boys, here I am. lol

That the news for now.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Investors are paying the price against propaganda culture of fear

Its no secret to no one now, Leonard Cohen recently died in Los Angeles. H was born in Quebec, actually in Montreal and even he had an address in Montreal. I stopped by his home and there was still people on this Sunday afternoon stopping by. Here what look like the memorial at Leonard Cohen Montreal home:

In Montreal, Cohen was a real shining star. His home is just across the cutest little park ever, Parc du Portugal.

On October 21, something very special happen, I had reached the 180k in asset. I would like the moment to stay in a bit longer because now, I estimated by net worth to be of $172 161. Nothing extra dramatic. Easy money comes, easy money goes... At that point, I could too easily imagine myself sitting on a 200k net worth by, why not,, the end of the year, if not in the first couple months of the year 2017...  I can now say that nothing of that is probably going to happen anytime soon and I look at my $262 843.84 portfolio as a good souvenir. Maybe too good to be true. Let say I move on for now. I wanted Donald Trump to become the next US President. I got what I wanted. But now, its going to be a bit harder to reach my money goals. These days, the stock market is not the place to find happiness. I went through similar things before and always bounce back. I go through difficult phases in the past but now its different because we are stuck in a culture of fear. I am not afraid of Donald Trump. I actually adore him more every day that pass on.

So far, I am impress by Donald Trump. He has a good behavior. Its just the campaign was very nasty. The man was ready for anything to win and he won! I agree with him on the fact that immigrants with a criminal record should be deported and arrested. Canada should take example on Trump. Immigrants who are getting a criminal record while living in Canada and who are unfaithful to Canadian values, who registered to the Partie Québécois and Québec Solidaire, who rejected Monarchy should get deported. US border need to be protected, the wall is a great idea. Its actually one of the safest way to make sure no illegals cross the border and no drugs get pass on.

Go Trump go!

I love his bad ass temper and I like his willingness to face and find solutions to the most difficult problems US are facing.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Can Edward Snowden be pardon?

Its too sad, Leonard Cohen died today. His music is so original, charming and unique. Its why he's so loved. His name will remain.

I watched a Q&A of Edward Snowden that was recorded live earlier today. Its very informative and provide a new perspective on why he did what he did. He's just a too good guy and believed it was the right thing to do. Its too bad because he is paying the price on his back. He's willing to go back to the US, but at the condition of a fair trial. If the jury find him guilty, he said he's willing to do jail time. The point he's trying to make is that if you do what you believe is right, you don't need to be afraid. I have more consideration for him now that I listen to that Q&A.

Quite interesting stuff, you should listen to it:

According to Edward Snowden, massive espionage of little people like you and me never lead to anything to stop terrorism. I believe its true. With so many data at their disposal, too much is too much. It might be costing a lot to citizens but we don't really know how much those programs cost. If Snowden can distance himself from WikiLeaks, I believe Snowden could obtain Donald Trump pardon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Donald Trump is the new king of the word, long life to the KING!

Yesterday evening, I watch the US elections with a cheap bottle of wine bought at the grocery store. I listen as far as I could but at 23h30, alcohol didn't help my case, I felt asleep and stopped it there. By the time I went to bed, Trump was about to win Florida. Usually how the US election goes, if a candidate win Florida, the candidate win the elections. So In my mind, Trump had already won. And when I wake up this morning, it was official: Donald Trump was the new US President! I so didn't wanted Hillary Clinton to win! Bill Clinton can keep his pants on, he won't be in the White House anymore and Hillary will have to do the dirty job in the bedroom! The Clinton, I hate them. Immensely, from the bottom of my heart for all kind of reasons.

Remember my Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) super hot move, well, it didn't work out like expected! Its kind of hilarious in a way. In a bad way. But that's how the stock markets are. Unpredictable. Its part of the game. If all of my sexy investment moves would all turn out well, I would be much more than just a Dividend Girl, I would be a witch. Things are not too bad. I only lost $268.28 on SWHC. Maybe later on the stock will catch up. At least, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) gains 4.66% inside my US portfolio.

This morning, I was expecting the US and the world to go a little bit crazy, like in this Lil Wayne video, Drop the World....

But no, the day went on well. The TSX didn't drop like expected. It actually gain more than 100 points!! I had transferred fund in the early morning over my margin account to protect it, but it wasn't needed. For now, its all good, I can breath, but its expected that the markets will be volatile in the upcoming weeks, months... years... Its going to be complicated. Its going to be a day-to-day situation, depending of what Donald Trump will do/say... If the US get closer with Russia with manners and calm, something very great could come up. It could be great for both countries, and also for the rest of the world. I am curious to find out what will happen between the two countries.

My non-registered portfolio closed at 142 831.08, and my margin stand at a left-over of $13 119.32. Everything is under control for now.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Welcome in my US investment portfolio Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC)!

Things are not too bad. I estimate my net worth to be currently sitting at $175 050. I am missing less than 5k missing to reach back the glorious 180k net worth. 5k is nothing at all. Tomorrow is the big day, we'll finally get to know who's going to be the next US President. Its about time. Its been a very long politic run full of everything we could ever imagine of. We all very tired of it I guess.

So far, all investments I made using Stockopedia had done very well. I now integrated Stockopedia in my stock picking process. The way I pick stock is mostly emotional. I invest in what catch my interest and what I believe that could turn out to be my next everything. For the biggest part, its a process base on feelings and impressions. But how could it different? I am not a Susan Brunner. I don't go in the deep and I don't read financial datas. The only thing I care about is good chart, easy money, profit, dividend. And if possible all in one please. And to satisfy my taste of adventure, I need to have new stocks out of hand to invest in. Its an ambition, but its mostly a need that never get satisfy, most of the time.

After finding something of interest, I go check the stock on Stockopedia. If I have more than one stock, I will go with one with the highest StockRank, among with the nicest up-up-up chart ever. And so far, its working. I also like to go through all Stockopedia stock screens to find my stock. Imagine having access to stocks fitting specifics that you don't necessarily understand, but that you know that are important... That's what Stockopedia is all about. And I don't even use half of what is available to me. I went through hours of screening to find out that data seem to be ok and what Stockopedia expose seem to be all good and correct.

Its simple and easy to buy and sell stock, but it something else to look at financial data to make smart choices. For those who are illiterate like me but are despite it all mostly good stock pickers, Stockopedia is the jack pot. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) had a StockRank of 99! I did what I need to do, I get in SWHC at $27.85 per share. Now, let it watch explode.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Back in the profit zone with Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (MRG.UN)

Back in July of this year, I was investing in Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (MRG.UN) after spotting it on Stockopedia.. At first, MRG.UN was inside my non-registered portfolio. And later on, I decided to make a contribution in kind for my TFSA. But ever, since that move, MRG.UN had lost a bit of value. In July, I had bought my MRG.UN stocks at $13.27. This past Friday, Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust closed at $13.24. At least, I have good news for that stock. Currently, MRG.UN is on Stockopedia 52 Week High Momentum Screen. This mean that the stock is currently on a high - how long will it last, I don't know. 

A new stock for my US portfolio: Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC)

I have big problems big time to concentrate on the US stock market, but I am not giving up. I have US dollars in my broker account, the money need to be invest in the US market. If I wouldn't do so, it would be a waste of time and money. I have to say, its been quite difficult to come with a US investment that I feel confident about. That is now part of the past because I just came around with a very good idea.

This fact is well known, US gun stocks value surge whenever there's a tragedy involving guns in the United States. And its also true during election times. For a reason or another, when American people feel the danger, their way to get over it is to buy guns. When it happen, gun stocks make profit out of sad events.

Hunting is pretty common in New Brunswick and in the Maritime. I actually learn how to fire a rifle before I even learn how to drive a car. I don't feel uncomfortable holding a US gun stock. After all, its all for my benefit. 

I hope no other tragedy will happen in the US, but the upcoming elections are going to shake up things, whether it is Clinton or Trump who become President. And it will probably affect favorably the value of gun stocks either way. If Clinton win, Americans could go in a hurry buy guns before Hillary have the legislation change for gun owners.

I came across Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) and I think it could be a good stock for a quick buy and sell at profit sexy move. That's the plan. The idea of making profit in US dollars is exciting because of the value of the US money against Canadian dollars. Its easy profit. The plan has to work.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Apple Inc. (AAPL): I am out and everyone should

I am just very happy that I sell my Apple Inc. (AAPL) stocks earlier this week. It got out of the game at the right time. It seem like the "Dividend Girl effect" had worked out, but in a very bad way this time, especially for current shareholders of Apple Inc. I had sell at $112.855 and Apple closed today session at a poor $108.84. The release of the new Mac didn't kick off exactly like expected. It seem like Apple is not able to cover the gap between their products and what customers are searching for. Their missing on a magical ouch that could turn things around. There seem to be disconnections somewhere, something is not working right.

Its just like me and the US stock market. Its not working. The US market is not a good fit for me. Nothing is giving me thrill and excitement on the US market right now. Its just not my place and I just don't feel any interest. I decided to stop trying. The US dollars will remain there until I need the money. Its like me and Quebec, no interest what so ever.

As for the rest, I am under the strong impression that Trump is going to win the elections and if I am right, its going to turn ugly on the markets worldwide. If you pay attention, whenever something do as "Donald Trump is going to be the next US President", the markets cannot stand it, they go down. But why is that? Trump might be a bit crazy, but once set up on his throne, maybe things won't be that bad. Hillary Clinton is such a poor woman willing to do anything to have power. She's such a miserable woman that she stayed with her cheating husband. And everyone seem to have forgot Monica Lewinsky. She had a bright future in front on her but it all fuck up because she was young and played with a married man. If there's just one little thing that young women need to catch from all that terrible saga, it would be: don't play with married men. No swings please. :0-)

November 9 might be very nasty on the stock market. It could be a very awful day, where the stock market could lose 200 points or even more. Just got to be ready for the worst. I am always ready to face the worst of anything. I have plenty of cash, not in my bank account of course, but on my collection of credit lines. And not to forget that money that I currently have in US dollars. There's always ways to stretch up things and patch. The best time to invest is during crisis. That's how I get to reached a net worth of 180k not too long ago, and that being investing only very little sum of money overtime. Its actually very hard to believe, but there's only one way where the stock market is going and its all the way up.  But here again, its about making the right choices and believing that every single moves are the best you can ever give. And there's no way out, because once in, its too hard to get out, its too hard to stop investing. I am fully intoxicated and only God knows what's going to happen next.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

More federal cash for the Newfoundland Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project

Our federal government is pushing over the help to Newfoundland, instead of giving millions to the board of directors of Bombardier Inc. For once, federal force is making me proud and is doing the very right thing. During that time, Quebec rats are crying like a bunch of little babies. Being a superwoman, I would be very happy to beat down of my own hands any of those Quebec bastards who say one word to disapprove the $2.9-billion in loan guarantees for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Bang! Newfoundland is in great need of project like this one, especially now. Until recently, Quebec was the Canadian province with the most heaviest debt, but now it become Newfoundland. The federal has to be there for something. Helping a province facing difficulties is what its there for. Newfoundland province is true, sincere and loyal to Canada, its not like Quebec province who's more than corrupted and unfaithful to Canada, playing behind our back. Quebec Solidaire, Bloc Québécois, Coalition Avenir Québec - all Quebec provincial politic parties having an idea of their own for a Quebec nationalist project. Go ahead, play on our back, but don't you ever think you'll get our respect. Our even worst, our money.

Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is being co-lead by Nalcor Energy, a business created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a stock that I own inside my portfolio, Emera Inc. (EMA). The Muskrat Falls project is very important, and not only to Newfoundland. Nova Scotia is another province who will gain by this. Once the hydroelectric central will be operational, the plan is to have the energy being conduct by sub-sea transmission from Newfoundland, where it will be produce, to Nova Scotia.

This is very important because it will help the Atlantic province to be energy independent. That way, we won't have to deal with Quebec for any of our energy issues. A few years ago, an attempted was made to sell NB Power to Hydro-Québec. Which would had mean to New Brunswickers that we would had to deal with Quebeckers for our energy needs. Out of the question. Back in the days, Quebec had Jean Charest as Prime Minister. The man is well known for being involve in corruption, and he had showed lack of judgement on different affairs. Charest was requesting too much out of the deal and so the proposal collapsed. Hourra! And New Brunswickers were against it, especially anglophones.

The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is our chance to stick together, build solutions and leave Quebec outside any juicy deal. Its our chance to be free and adopt solutions of our own. Because the last thing I want for the Maritimes is to see a province having to deal with Quebec. Its a question of respect, freedom and leadership. Our lives should depend only our ourselves.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Saying goodbye to Apple Inc. (AAPL)

I decided to sell my Apple Inc. (AAPL) stocks today. I taught that Apple was going to hit big because of problems with Samsung cell phones, but it didn't quite happen like expected. So I decided to sell now before losing any money. The profit made today was tiny small: $35.53 after buy and sell commission fees. However, please remember that a profit made after commission fees is a profit, no matter what! And I am too poor to actually be able to afford losing money. This sell left $2 120.36 in my US account. Now my main problem is what am I going to do with that money?

I check on a few screens on Stockopedia, desperately trying to find a US stock that catch my interest. I really try hard, but the US market doesn't turn me on. What I like is the TSX and our good quality stocks. My problem is that I find US stocks have volatile charts - even the one with good StockRank. Its too bad because I currently have US dollars available, but I have no idea what to invest in. With the US elections coming up, it make things more scary, especially knowing that Trump now has the advantage on Clinton. Its what I wanted. If you ask me to choice between Trump or Clinton - and its unfortunately only one or the other that can be made as choice, I go with Trump. The problem being that the markets react badly to the "Trump" phenomenon. Any stocks involve in financial market, like banks - like the Bank of America that I was looking to invest in, could be hurt. Its what I think at this time. I just can wait for the elections to happen and move on. Its not very an exciting time. Its torture.

Facebook is very interesting but very expensive and doesn't pay any dividend. Johnson & Johnson has problem with their baby powder that could lead to more lawsuits. I don't understand what ground up women were doing with baby powder in their underwear, but some have develop ovaries cancer because they used baby powder over time. 

So I am pretty stuck when it come to US stocks and I have a big fatty margin of $78 839.83 that need to be paid down a bit. An option of repayment remain, but why cannot find a US stock that can fit me well?

Its all because I am too picky and true Canadians can only love Canadian stocks.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Getting ready to dumb my Apple Inc. shares out in the wood

What could had been a really long post is going to quickly be resume by the following: 

Its unfortunate, but my Apple Inc. stocks are not doing as good as expected and I am thinking about selling. If I do so, I will be good to run away with a cuty tiny little 45 $ profit after commission fees.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Welcome in my non-registered portfolio Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)!

The sell of Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH) left a deep hole in my portfolio and fact that the TSX closed to down 14 785 points this past Friday didn't help me in any way. Before, there I was, standing like a splendid Queen with my 150k+ non-registered portfolio and my 180k+ net worth. Everything was perfect until that damn Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH) collapse and let me down. Life is a bitch oh yeah baby girl.

To compensate, I decided to use this Friday pay cheque to invest in a stock that I had been holding on inside my RRSP for a little while now and that I really like: Park Lawn Corporation (PLC). The only way to move over that DH bad luck is to invest again again and again, tight down the budget and hit on the gym and burn like there will be no tomorrow. And it work. It actually work to move on. I have no clue when I will be at a dividend income of $600+ per month or when I will get back in on the 180k net worth. It doesn't really matter anyway.

My non-registered closed Friday session at $144 047.43. My margin usage is now down to $78 805.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Saying goodbye to Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH)

Today, I made the choice to sell Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH) for different reasons. I find it difficult to keep such a volatile stock in my portfolio. My major problem was that I didn't want to lose the original amount of money invested, I wanted to protect my capital. I had a very long investment history with Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH). I had been holding to DH since 2009. Back in the days, DH was Davis + Henderson Income Fund (DHF.UN). Even back than, DH was volatile.

I had sold with no regret. I began to feel unsecured about the stock. And the idea that Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH) may eventually cut off their dividend cross my mind. If DH cut their dividend, it would represent even more volatility ahead for the stock. And I cannot afford. For years, I made good money with DH dividend distribution, but now its over. I made a couple hundreds in the sell of today, exactly $387. I am very release. I cannot go to work during the day and worry for my portfolio. And DH began to be a pain that I didn't want to have anymore. I sell in the early morning. If I would had sell later on during the day, I would had made more money. But like said, I already had enough. And I never have any problems living with my decisions. Its, in my opinion, the key to stay active and last long on the stock market.

In result of this sell and previous SII, my dividend income is now down to $6 863.30. Still a good amount of money, just a bit lower. I prefer to be release. There's always risks associate with a stock portfolio, but I prefer to take the risk I can handle. DH began to scare me and I didn't like the feeling.

Thank you and goodbye Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH)!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oh no! My glorious Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH) lost 43.38% today

My non-registered portfolio close today at $147 075. I lost $3 112 just like that... This illustrate what its really like to invest in stocks. And sad news, my net worth is no longer of 180k. Its something I was expecting. I know the drill. The trick is to never lose calm when big loses happen. The reason why I lost 3k stand mostly behind Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH). DH lost 43.38%, -$12.45 per share. But technically, I didn't lose money, at least money from my very own.

I bought my DH stocks a very long time ago a $14.67. And now, DH is trading at $16.25. Now, the question being, should I sell what I hold of DH, or partly sell? I don't have a clear answer to that question at this time. For TD, DH is a HOLD. But for me, I don't know for sure, but I am more tempt to sell. I don't like volatile stock. Next thing we know, DH may cut their dividend and if they do, it will hurt the stock value very badly. So I am scare of that.

I was just doing too well, something had to happen. Its sooo disgusting!!! Anyhow, its all out of my control isn't. The only choice I can make is to sell or hold. One positive point, if I sell DH, which is probably going to happen, the money will go to pay down my margin - which really need it. I am currently using $82 339.67 of margin cash. And in result of today DH crash, I have left available $11 747.14. Usually, I am around 15k. I kind of know what I need to know.

Can it get any darker for DH? 

I have no chance to take.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The UK is full of good stuff. Like Jamie Cullum, Stockopedia, and the Queen

Good news today. Quebec province is cutting on the health services contribution tax. From what I remember, that tax was costing me something like $200 on an annual basis. Now, that tax will be cut off a bit beginning January 2017. Its a good thing because I do not benefit of any health services while living in Quebec province. Its like burning money. In 2017 at least, it will be reduce to $175. Quebec province made the announcement like it was something extraordinary. It a big shame. No one should have to pay that so call health tax. Finances are so bad in this province that they come up with a health tax. Its a pain to be living in Quebec.

Its official, the good months of summer are now way behind us. Its so cold that starting tomorrow I will be wearing a little hat and my winter coat. I was freezing this morning. I just upload a video on YouTube of Jamie Cullum performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival back in July 2016:

One little thing is good about Montreal, its the Jazz Festival, and nothing else. This a great video. Jamie Cullum is arriving on stage like a rock star. I have many other like this ones that I am looking to post, in souvenir of the warmer days. It make me laugh to listen to all of those little videos. I didn't listen to them once since shooting them. By the way, both Jamie Cullum AND Stockopedia are from the UK.

If you are looking to listen to something different and new, listen to Leonard Cohen latest hit, You Want It Darker. Strangely, it remind me of Johnny Cash. If you are like Johnny Cash, You Want it Darker is going to be your next everything song:

And very strangely, Leonard Cohen is... a Quebecker...


Monday, October 24, 2016

A success story in my investment portfolio: Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)

I wanted to track back of when I actually took the very awesome decision to invest in PLC by searching on the archives of my blog - writing a blog is actually a good way to keep track of those kind of things. It was actually back in July 2016 that I invested in Park Lawn Corporation (PLC). PLC is a stock that I found on Stockopedia. Since July 2016, Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) had grow of 21.62% inside my RRSP portfolio. A 21.62% within 3 months, its quite fabulous!!!! Its not fabulous. Its spectacular.

I wasn't exactly aware of this before, but this marvelous stock of mine was trading, prior to October 17, 2016, just a few days ago, on the TSX Venture Exchange. Just by switching from the Venture to the regular game, Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) gain a lot of value. Now that PLC is trading on the main index, the stock is going to gain exposure and EVERYONE will want some of my precious PLC stocks in their portfolio. So go ahead, do your job, invest in PLC and make me richer than ever BEFORE. And thank you Stockopedia! I never heard of PLC before reading about it on Stockopedia. Without the site, I had never know about it. There's no chance.

While searching for PLC on my blog, I went through this post. Back on July 30, my net worth was at $164 403.10. On October 22, my net worth turned out to be $180 625.30. Its a good increased of an unexpected $16 222.30 in 3 months. I was told that once I reached the 100k, things would get a lot easier, but I could never imagine that it was going to be this easy! Of course, I am now only dreaming of the time when my net worth will be $200 000.

My very first stock investment had been made several years ago when I was still young and innocent and that my soul was pure and only wanted a $50k of its own. The first stock that I ever bought was in Sprott Inc. (SII). I bought at $10. Following what, SII it went down, it went up again. I sell, I bought. But following that, Sprott Inc. (SII) went all the way down and at that point, it was like static. I don't see SII going anywhere and lately, I had been extremely annoyed by holding on to a such miserable stock inside my TFSA portfolio.

So I did what she needed to do. Today, I sell out all of the Sprott Inc. (SII) stocks that I was holding inside of my TFSA. Its now official, I no longer have anything to do with Sprott shit and ever from my life, I will do my best to stay in control and never ever again invest in SII or invest in something having some kind of relation with Eric Sprott. Its over. I am calling for divorce. SII is now only part of my trading history. Its just coming out as a normal breakup because I am so much better than anything related or only slimy remotely related to Eric Sprott can offer me at this time, goodbye. Me and Sprott, most of the time, it is not working at all!!! I am fully successful with Sprott stuff so over time, understand the frustration. Here I am now. I am doing much much better without Eric Sprott. Fact is, I AM BETTER. MUCH MUCH BETTER. If you want to make money out of the stock market, you need to follow the Dividend Girl, not Eric Sprott or Sprott Inc. (SII) or even worst Sprott Asset Management. Firm like Sprott only exist to suck money from small investors. No money can be made from Sprott, but they are making their big bucks on our back. Is that suppose to be fair? No its not. That's why I decided to cut it short.

I sold my SII stocks, just like I sold RNX out of my portfolio not too long ago.

And the too smart girl that I am reinvest all of the money in Stornoway Diamond Corp (SWY). More diamonds for the me PLEASE. The party just begin. SWY is in huge fire. That's why I jump in again. I now own Stornoway Diamond Corp (SWY) in both my TFSA and non-registered account.

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