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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Welcome in my non-registered portfolio Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN)!

Hola dear readers! I just came back this week from a trip to Dhawa Santa Maria in Cuba. I had a nice time, the weather was perfect and I came back with a nice beach tan. And prior to that, my mom came to visit, and she's currently still with me. While I was away, things had been quite rough on the TSX. This was predictable, especially knowing that we haven't came to anything positive when it comes to NAFTA. Its quite strange because both the TSX and the US stock market went down about the same time. Anyhow, it felt good today to see the TSX reached the 15 407.66 points. We are still about 600 points behind of where we used to be at before the recent stock crash.

I was checking on my portfolio situation yesterday, and I estimated my net worth to be in the $195 000, instead of the $220k+... Its too bad, but one thing that you need to remember is that super huge gains usually announced a market correction - but you never know when exactly that correction is going to happen. Corrections like this one are very hard to take, its never fun to see your portfolio going down so quickly like that almost overnight. But its part of the game. This is what the stock market is all about. Its difficult to understand, but corrections are not necessarily a bad thing. Its usually being view as being healthy. All this to say: you cannot invest in stocks if you are not willing to accept that the stock markets are volatile and the volatility will, at a point, bring you down.

I am currently down of a couple thousands, but I accept it. For now, with today encouraging TSX gains, I am under the impression that a recovery is under its way. Today was an exciting day for the Canadian stock market. Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is going to buy Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN). By going so, Choice Properties will become the biggest Canadian REIT business. At the announcement of this great news, REF.UN gains a lot in value. I wait to see what was going to happen next and luckily enough, the title went down and I was able to place an order at $49.37. I am currently experiencing a gain of close to 3% on Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN). 

Its quite good to have a little bit of good going on in this chaotic situation.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oh no, the TSX is now under the 16 000 points!

2017 had been a fantastic year for your favorite investor. I hit on the 200k net worth and even exceed the $220 000 net worth actually. But now, it seem like I am paying back on my year of glorious investment. 2017 was an extra special year: Canada celebrated its 150 years and for the first time ever I got my precious hands on a $200 000 net worth. Currently, I am exhausted, not because of the stock market, but the suck weather probably work against me, and I don't get enough sleep on weekdays. In result, I am feeling tired, days at work are long and too well full. However, no worries, I am slowly getting ready for my trip to Cuba. I had spend a bit of money on a few clothes. Its too hard to go on a vacation without actually buying nothing new for the wardrobe. I end up buying for $274.79. I am doing my best to control my spending, but its not easy. I had the chance to be quite busy at work, so I got extra money to pay down those extra expenses, and I am also waiting for a little something from Google next month. I am such a lucky girl, but I would like my stock market to treat me the same way please.

Fortunately enough, I have nothing plan for the month of March, so I will do my best to maximize my savings. For the upcoming year, I can now work from home 2 days a week. It make it easier to spend less, at least 2 days on weekdays.

Its heartbreaking to see my be love TSX sliding down under the 16 000 points. Everything was not really great these days, but things were stable at least. Anyhow, my non-registered closed today session at $184 055.64, my TFSA portfolio at $63 578.75, and RRSP, at $37 863.59. A little volatility is always a good kick in the ass: no, you are not as hot as you taught, and you may want to save more money to invest if you want to survive. I personally know a girl to which both of those type of things applied to. However, I am not doing bad either way because some of my stocks are super strong and they are the foundation of my rock. Its been a while since I haven't been disturbed by volatility on the TSX. The stock market is not a place to stay at ease.

I just don't understand really why the TSX is going down. The thing is alive and just want to shake. Go ahead little TSX. Please destroy me.
 

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