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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Savaria Corporation (SIS): another investment gem?

I sometimes spot very interesting things in the Globe and Mail. And I of course like to expose everything for the benefit of my readers, lucky you are! One recently was this article. If you know any French, you can click here. Its very surprising, but this company located in Quebec province seem to have everything I am looking for. Really??!!!

With my darling K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL), the money is in the clean linen, and it seem like with Savaria Corporation (SIS), money is in even MORE boring stuff. This time, go figure, its, among other, in elevators!!! Ahah!

Savaria Corporation (SIS), for a reason or another, remind me a bit of EnerCare Inc. (ECI). And of course KBL. Boring boring business but MAX of sexy cash.

Savaria Corporation (SIS) just keep growing strong, chart is all high and dividend distribution is reasonable. I am tempt to invest in this one inside my RRSP so I will be able to pay myself for a whole expensive body lifting in my old age - AND moving and earring aids.

Saying hello and goodbye to a bunch of stocks in my portfolio lately

I have real problem to understand the UK right now, but one thing for sure, with rumors of a second referendum, the Brexit is not behind us yet. Whenever the news talk about the Euro or something bad news related, the markets go down. And I feel that the markets react too strongly to everything related to the Euro. To which extend our economy really depend directly on the Euro? Is that really that of an important matter? Humanly speaking, its of great deal of course, but when its strictly about business, in my regard, I don't think we depend that much of the Euro. I may be all wrong, but its not for me of an extreme important capitalist matter. I wish the market could be a little bit more like me, cold down and relax a bit more.

Lately, as explain in the previous post, I sold and bought a couple of stocks.

In my non-registered portfolio, I sold off:
First Majestic Silver Corp (FR)
Colabor Group Inc. (GCL)
Hanwei Energy Services (HE)
Horizons Gold Yield Fund (HGY)
Lumenpulse Inc. (LMP)
The sell of those investments in my non-registered portfolio generated a capital loss of $2 557.71 that I will be able to declare next year. I had enough of holding those stocks in my portfolio. Later on this summer, I will be turning 36 and for my birthday, I want a few things, including a real pretty shiny investment portfolio AND an annual dividend income of $7 000. I am now very close to that last goal.
In an effort to increase my dividend gain, I had bought those two inside my non-registered portfolio:
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI)
I wasn't much excited about investing in RY, especially knowing my personal historic with Royal Bank. You can read my story right here. It is strictly a business move. Royal Bank of Canada (RY) will never be a great love of mine.

On the other hand, Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI) is much more interesting. MSI is in the human resources sector. William Morneau, our Minister of Finance used to be an executive chair of Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI). MSI chart is sky rocket just like I love them. At 4.588%, MSI dividend distribution is fairly interesting for any income in needs investor like myself. Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI) can certainly add income value to any dividend oriented portfolio.

In my search, I try to invest in related company. I try to stay away from companies who are just too generous with their investors. Let me say, I learn the hard way. Today, my non-registered portfolio closed at $134 784.19. I have left $21 708.06 in unused margin money, and the portfolio is at a gain of 38.96%. Generally speaking, the numbers are not bad. My margin is secured, and I am in business.
In my TFSA portfolio, I sold off:
Precious Metals and Mining Trust (MMP.UN)
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U)
National Bank of Canada (NA)
And I bought:
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN)
Keg Royalties Income Fund (KEG.UN)

KEG.UN is an old lover of mine, in the past, I used to have Keg Royalties Income Fund in my portfolio. I learn about this stock after watching The Desperate Housewives of Vancouver. One of the cast, Christina Kiesel, had been married to David Aisenstat, spectacular seductive man even if he had lost his hair. Maybe Christina is responsible for that, who knows. Anyway David, I am yours anytime you want.

KEG.UN chart is sky rocking high baby. And its dividend distribution, at 5.97%, is generous. So way to go Keg Royalties Income Fund (KEG.UN), welcome HOME, right here were you belong. Good stocks meet great investor goddess. For real.

As for Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN), I read a good article about this company in the Globe and Mail. I invest a couple of thousands in this one in the hope that this stock will help me recover from my loses. BYD.UN pay unfortunately very little in dividend. So its not the best to reach my $7k income goal, but I made this move to diversify my portfolio and I am crossing my fingers so BYD.UN will grow big again in value in the future. I am very praying for that.

We are all in to win and make money, but time happen when an individual have to press the sell button and move forward. for me, I had reached that broken point. It hurt, but I am fine anyway.

Next please.
In my RRSP portfolio, I sold off:
JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN)
Stantec Inc. (STN)
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U)

I adore Jean-François Tardif, I love him very much. Since his dismissal from Sprott, I knew he was coming back. A man that taste money and glory cannot just move on under earth like that. and I was just so right about everything. And that, he started his JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN). JFS.UN sometimes pay an annual dividend and it sometime generated capital gain. I sold once JFS.UN and generated $500. My goal was to sell from time to time and make a $500 in my pocket. However, since inspection, I was able to generated a $500 ONE single time. This is all far from what I was expecting from Jean-François Tardif. I guess I just want too much but I am in great needs. JFS.UN had a management fee link to it, it doesn't pay steady dividend. And its capital gain movement is so-so... In result, I sell of JFS.UN.

I own a great deal to Jean-François Tardif. I had invested in Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH) following his recommendation. So smart bitch. Now PBH is the proud of my portfolio. Kicking some ass, seriously. I need to find a new gem like PBH. Maybe Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN) will turn into something really good like that.

I bought Stantec a little while back, but it never gain in term in capital value and it upset me. So bye-bye Stantec Inc. (STN)! OUT.

The last but not the least. Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U) is a bad souvenir of my silver investment. I decided to sell because I have enough of PHS.U. I decided to move on.

I now have a bit more than 5k in cash that I didn't invest yet in my RRSP.

This resume my portfolio situation.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Watch out! My investment portfolio is on the move: looking for positive changes

Of course, I was a bit concern on how the markets will react to the Brexit. Today's societies are very selfish and self-centered. Around the world, no socialist revolution can resist to that level of selfishness. The Euro zone by itself was a good idea. You could thing that countries located geographically so closed to each other would battle and build great politics for each others, but its truly not the case. I was shocked to learn that James Cameron was stepping down from his PM role. After all, the Brexit vote result was pretty much half and half, which mean that the UK is divided. There's no real one opinion in which people there believe in. A majority of 52% is not a real majority even if its being considered as is. Its a joke. 

A country doesn't vote when a PM decided when they enroll or not in a war conflict. Our country sell weapons to Saudi Arabia. Justin Trudeau decided it was the right thing to do. We never vote on that matter. Fact is, citizens never actively participate on multiple decisions that really matter. But in another hand, leaving decision to citizens is not what lead to the best result in the world. Like in Canada for example, we finish with Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister. We all have our problems, but some are bigger than others. And deceptions of course can be huge.

While the world we live in is all crazy shit and upside down, its important to save money and to invest, because no one is going to do it for you. And today I must say, I have turn my portfolio all upside down in a major attempt to make things better for myself, a  real big SPLASH! Ready?

In my non-registered portfolio:
I sold off:
First Majestic Silver Corp (FR)
Colabor Group Inc. (GCL)
Hanwei Energy Services (HE)
Horizons Gold Yield Fund (HGY)
Lumenpulse Inc. (LMP)

I bought:
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI)

In my TFSA portfolio:
I sold off:
Precious Metals and Mining Trust (MMP.UN)
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U)
National Bank of Canada (NA)

I bought:
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN)
Keg Royalties Income Fund (KEG.UN)

In my RRSP portfolio:
I sold off:
JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN)
Stantec Inc. (STN)
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U)

I didn't bought anything new yet for my RRSP. 

This resume briefly my trading activities for the day. I will get back on the reasons why I made those buying and selling moves in another post.

To be continued.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Saying goodbye to Jean-François Tardif and his JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) or kind of

I finally did it. I sell all of the units of JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) that I was holding in my non-registered portfolio. Those units were not paying dividend and on top of it, management fees were taking a cut of my money so hey, bye-bye Jean-François Tardif.

However, I still hold to JFS.UN inside my TFSA and RRSP and I plan to keep those units in there. Its just that I have a real hunger for something else right now. I want my money to work for me. I don't know if its because Jean-François Tardif is getting lazy or is dating a new hot girl but I don't care. I want profit, money and dividend. JFS.UN is on a slow-down curve. Now, the question being: can Jean-François Tardif deliver?

When the TSX was going all the way up lately, JFS.UN gains were so-so. And I am no position to stand that (kind of shit).

I am very sorry Jean-François Tardif, you will have to work harder to please me, if not, I will sell all of my units.

So all this mean that I am soon going to place a brand new hot and sexy investment and of course, I will tell you all about it when it happen.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B), Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): welcome in my RRSP portfolio!

Last week, before happen the horrible shooting in Orlando, I decided to sell off completely something I had been holding on like it seem to me for being forever inside my RRSP portfolio: iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CGL). I made about $80 off the sale. Gold sector is very rough and I had really enough of holding on to something that result to barely nothing at all in term of capital gain, and even less in term of dividend income, because iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CGL) doesn't pay any dividend distribution.

Following the sale of my CGL units, I immediately bought some shares of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B), Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI). All of 3 pay some dividends and should be good investments for the long run. It cannot be worst than iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CGL), that's for sure. 

At this point, my dividend income is at $6 199.61 annually (without including RRSP). And I cannot wait to earn income. In order to do so, there's no magic trick. I can invest more or rearrange whatever I can. I had been holding JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) in every part of my portfolio, non-registered, TFSA and RRSP. Usually speaking, JFS.UN pay an annual dividend distribution, but this year, they had reinvested their dividend distribution directly into the fund, leaving nothing for me to enjoy. I took the decision a little way back to sell all of the JFS.UN units that I hold in my non-registered portfolio. 

I didn't proceed to the sale yet, but it will happen soon and I will do, I will transfer the money in my TFSA and invest in something that could be a Derek Foster stock, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN). That new investment should bring in about $100 in annual dividend. Another brick in the wall.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

For the very first time, net worth of $160 000 is in the place!

Yesterday, I knew I had no choices, I had to post an update of my investment portfolio because I knew that my net worth had reached the 160k. And it did! Yesterday, I registered a net worth of $161 438.07. And today, I might be at 163k. That's all because the TSX is on fire. My non-registered portfolio closed yesterday session at $138 290.05... and today... $139 944.02. Its hard to believe, but my non-registered portfolio is close to the 140k! At that rhythm, I will be surfing on a $200 000 net worth in no time. I will come to satisfaction when I will have 400k. Half a million would be good too. In the mean time, getting closer to $200 000 is EXCITING. Show be what you hold, and I will you who you are. In my case, its pretty simple. I am a priceless bling-bling princess with a taste of adventure (when you hold as much stocks a I do, that only say one thing up loud). Go figure.

Its not easy to find new stuff to invest in. Not if you are desperately trying to make good choices. Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. is not a bad choice, but there's no chance that this stock is going to glow of capital gain glory in a close future. See what I mean? I am at a point where I need some truly powerful stuff to come my way. I truly know how hard it is to make good investment choices, that's a lot of the reason why I am blogging. But don't worry, you are not alone! and I am good at getting the right stuff my way because I am smart enough to read - again - Susan Brunner blog.

As you know, I am seriously thinking about selling all of the units I hold of JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN). JFS.UN doesn't pay regular dividend distribution, there's management fee hidden somewhere. And the capital gain made on the investment is ok, but not spectacular. And I need a bit more than what Jean-François Tardif can offer me at this time. I need big money big time! However, I will continue to hold to JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) units inside my TFSA and RRSP.

In that deeply desperate search of mine, something catch my attention: Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI). YES, FINALLY. That's the one! This is what I am going to do: sell my JFS.UN investment off my non-registered, transfer the money in my TFSA and invest in TRI. I also find Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN) quite interesting. That one is coming from Derek Foster.

I almost have $500 in cash in my RRSP. I was thinking about Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B) - another Derek Foster pick.

Those are the plans for now.

Monday, June 6, 2016

My debt on date of June 6, 2016

$64 866.63 at 4.25% (margin money coming from my broker account) = 
$2 756.84 in annual interest

[In date of June 6, 2016]

*For a complete update regarding my debt, click on the label "Debt situation" located at the right column of this blog.

My investment portfolio on date of June 6, 2016

Non registered Investments:
Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN
Timminco (TIMNF): $0.26
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $7 508.04
Blue Note Mining Inc. (BLNMF): $0.01
Hanwei Energy Services (HE): $13.50
Methanex Corporation (MX): $4 515.52
Fortis Inc. (FTS): $4 605.44
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL): $19 397.28
Just Energy Group Inc. (JE): $7 361.63
Pengrowth Energy Corporation (PGF): $575.99 
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF): $11 271.04
Corby Distilleries Limited (CSW.A): $2 375.23
Davis + Henderson Corporation (DH): $7 514
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH): $24 312.40
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $2 298.36
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE): $2 510.20
Horizons Gold Yield Fund (HGY): $1 155.40
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI): $4 475.52
Colabor Group Inc. (GCL): $95.88
TMX Group Inc. (X): $430
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL): $4 055
Westshore Terminals Invest Corp (WTE): $3 832.96
WesternOne Inc. (WEQ): $121.60
First Majestic Silver Corp (FR): $1 517
Kinross Gold Corp (K): $975.46
TransCanada Corp (TRP): $1 404.75
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $6 968.70
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $1 506.12
Agrium Inc. (AGU): $3 141.84
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU): $1 567.44
Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG): $502.92
JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN): $2 335.71
Black Diamond Group Ltd (BDI): $137.50
Emera Inc. (EMA): $1 163
Cineplex Inc. (CGX): $1 298.75
BCE Inc. (BCE): $1 331.66
Stella Jones Inc. (SJ): $964
Saputo Inc. (SAP): $1 596
Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): $1 727.40
Loblaw Companies (L): $869.04
Lumenpulse Inc. (LMP): $857.50

TOTAL: $138 290.05

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Sprott Physical Silver Trust ET (PSLV): $990.67
Cash: $4.12

TOTAL: $994.79 US ($1 278.90 CAN)

Tax-free savings account (TFSA):
EnerCare Inc. (ECI): $49.38
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI): $15.79
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U): $1 654.88
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): $964.25
Precious Metals and Mining Trust (MMP.UN): $506
Sprott Inc. (SII): $2 723.35
Data Group Inc. (DGI): $13.96
AltaGas Ltd (ALA): $950.40
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN): $1 500
National Bank of Canada (NA): $1 038.22
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $3 097.20
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF): $7 209.51
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (FC): $539.60 
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN): $2 522.25
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN): $1 162.20 
JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN): $1 909.70
Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB): $1 051
The North West Company Inc. (NWC): $1 521.50
Andrew Peller Limited/Andrew Peller Limitee Unlimited Class B Share (ADW.B): $1 649.40
Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX): $970.80
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $1 539.90
Hydro One Limited (H): $2 472.48
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): 1 147.20
Cash: $85.26

TOTAL: $36 294.23

RSP investment portfolio: 

iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CGL): $3 690.96
Emera Incorporated (EMA): $11 630
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $1 159.92
Sprott Physical Silver Trust UTS (PHS.U): $551.63
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 720.80
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): $1 213.50
Stella Jones Inc. (SJ): $4 820
Telus Corp (T): $2 078
Stantec Inc. (STN): $1 069.76
JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN): $3 672.50
Cash: $482.63                

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund: $712.65
CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund: $432.51
CIBC Monthly Income Fund: $1 292.55

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

GIC National Bank: $1 305.54

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP B: $1 192
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio: $1 191.10
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund: $1 172.94
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund: $1456.63
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest: $1 049.32

Other various: $7 466.83

TOTAL: $50 441.52

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
$226 304.70

Saturday, June 4, 2016

May 2016: a month to remember for investors

The month of May is best known for being a terrible month for investors, but May had been a very great month for my investment portfolio. Back on May 23, my net worth was of $156 327.28. I suspect my net worth to be something of the very close of $160k at this time and this being without new investments. I may post an update of my investment portfolio this weekend just to find out if I am sitting on a $160 000 fortune or not.

I have some money leftover, but it seem to me like when I have no investment plan, there's no pleasure to hold money in the bank. It seem impossible for me to just keep money in there: I spent or invest it, one way or the other. Its like a human being without soul, you turn out into a zombie, go to work from Monday to Friday and run to the gym without any other goal, without any purposes in life.

My life could get very boring without investing and without blogging.

But here I come, with all those new projects for my stock portfolio! Yeah!

First of all, my annual dividend income - without counting the dividend raise of National and Laurentian Bank - is of $6 196.29 (this exclude dividend I earn inside my RRSP). I am looking for ways to increase that amount. So I was checking on my very long list of holdings, when I stare at JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN). I hold JFS.UN units in my non-registered, TFSA and RRSP account. I was expecting stronger result from JFS.UN. I will continue to hold JFS.UN inside my TFSA and RRSP portfolio, but I may sell the units I hold inside my non-registered portfolio, and transferred the money inside my TFSA to invest in something new. However, I don't know what I will be investing in using that money.

I own a chuck of that 160k investment that I own to Susan Brunner. I invested in K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL) following her - among other. To Jean-François Tardif, I own Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH), on which I made several thousand of dollars. Its cool to read on other people stuff, but you need to quite sexy smart to make the right decisions. If not, you could lose everything. When you are 100% invested, you need to be sexy smart - your choices will make your glory or destroyed your financial situation. Its not that hard to invest smartly and kick up some ass.

Susan Brunner always start her reviews by saying something like I do don't own this stock... or I own this stock... Personally, I usually skip the posts where she said I do not hold this stock... Because time is money, and I only want to learn about the stocks that Susan Brunner hold. I recently came over her post about Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. and I thinking about investing probably on Monday a little amount in Reitmans (Canada) Ltd.

Other than that, I don't have my eyes on any other stocks at the current time.

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