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Showing posts with label Stop working. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stop working. Show all posts

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thinking about Derek Foster

I had been thinking about Derek Foster lately. Fact is, because he had sale big part of his portfolio a couple of months ago, taxes are going to be horrible for him next year! I just hope he won’t have to pay out too much in taxes. I had so much trouble with my own taxes this year. I am quite happy to have this behind me now.

I remember my reading of Stop Working. In his first book, Derek Foster, somewhere in his introduction, talked about things he would like to do rather than working. One thing was about building Web site, another one to do the military training, among other. Now that he had sold out biggest part of his investment, I wonder what Derek Foster is now doing, if he had joined the military or what else lol.

Derek Foster should start a blog of its own and applied Google AdSense ads into it. Wouldn’t be cool lol?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

About Derek Foster selling his investments or what love is all about

Wild, unconscious and with a lot of sex appeal. That’s the DF I known from Stop Working. But it’s seemed like the Derek Foster of the old days is gone with the wind. Or something had happen to him. But what? I am late in the news. Derek Foster had soled out of all his assets a couple of weeks ago, middle of March from what I understand.

I do not judge him on what he did, but I do have an opinion on it. I read an article online of the Toronto Star. DF was explaining that he had soled it all because of some search he did. I do not know what he had found, but gees, he is totally out of track lol. Like if I know what I am talking about or something lol. I do not know what he had learned about, but no matter what he did, its clear for me that I will never sale my precious little assets. Those are going to stay with me until the end. And I still plan to invest more in stocks in the next upcoming months – unless I got lay off from the 2 jobs I had left lol.

I guess I have to respect his position. And its true is position is not the same, knowing he had a family to support. I guess he did what he believe was in the best interest for him and his family.

In that article, at the question if he would continue to sale his books, DF answers yes. And this disturbs me. He continues to sale his books on his Web site (, free of any kind of advertisements by the way lol. Like man, you are selling a strategy you do not even believe in yourself! Come on!!! That’s disturbing. But who am I to judge. It’s not now or ever that I am going to say bad stuff on the man who makes me discovers the fabulous and painful (lol) world of stocks. And make me discovers TD Waterhouse bad services.

DF is out of the stock market, but I am still in. And I plan to invest at least 30 000$ per year for the next 4 years or so in order to achieve financial freedom. I might continue to work just to have more cash to invest and become, basically, a multimillionaire lol.

It’s true I own DF a lot like: awful services from TD Waterhouse and lol, loosing more than 10 000$ of my very own money in the stock market. But more seriously, what DF did – trying to explain the stock market to small people well, its extraordinary, its give strength to proceed and just « go for it » lol. If it wouldn’t be of his books, I would probably still and only investing in mutual funds. My Td Waterhouse portfolio had an initial value of about 30 000$ and now, the 30 000 worth 20 000. Which I consider still good knowing the stock market conditions. It’s not like my initial 30 000$ worth now 5 000$ or so. The stocks market worth it a try.

I do not have the best portfolio ever – but it’s not the worst one either. For me, my portfolio is – well, let’s say... show up some great potential to grow overtime – lets say it that way lol. And I am never going to sale any part of it.

But what’s nice about DF is that he decided to go public with it. He could have sale and not telling no one – it will only had been between him and… those guys at TD Waterhouse… lol. His public move is very courageous. I wonder what his projects are now. He might be trying to do some money online lol!! Just hilarious knowing that’s what I had been trying to do those last days.

It’s hard to believe he had decided to grudge into his 400 000$+ for his living. If DF had decided to move out of the stock market, it might be because things might be pretty rough out there. But of cause, I know almost anything about it.

Why investment is also about love and on why I love the stocks market

I believe in Barack Obama more than anything. That’s basically why I am still in « it », because I believe in him and in his administration. More than anything else. And knowing how much we, as Canadians, depend on the US, just knowing that its BO who’s taking care of business, I sleep well at night and I never intent to sale any of my investments – ever since I saw Barack Obama the first time on television lol. For me, I believe Derek Foster lost that confidence and that’s what make him sale all of his investments. Maybe because he is a man and didn’t fall in love with BO like I did. It’s pure love. BO is a black angel and he’s going to fix EVERYTHING. This is how a strong believer I am.

And a true believer like myself do no fear the market in bad times. But this is the perfect timing for me. This is what I had been waiting for! A bad stocks market, low prices and a lot of time ahead. And right now, the combination of those 3 elements are united for my own benefit.

I had been following the stocks market since something like 2005. Back than, I had purchased Fidelity Frotiere Nord with Desjardins. It was a 1 000$ initial investment. Its not now that I am going to sale anything for sure.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I now understand how it’s all work

And I am very excited and I need more cash! Because I want to Stop working right now! But in 2 hours from now, I will be back at work.

At the time I write this, I taught that PGF.UN was provided a 2.04$ annual dividend…. I was so wrong, but I don’t remember I get the 2.04$ info from where. No better source than the Web site of the company itself… I visited PGF.UN Web site… and oh surprise, the annual dividend is being set at 2.70$... Knowing I purchase last week 300 stocks, I will earn, in 2009, the income of 810$ of that investment alone… WOW!

It took me times and 3 DF books to understand but I finally get it, purchasing stocks is the way out. And it’s part of the reason why it didn’t take me too long before purchasing PGF.UN. For a 9.70$ per stocks, I received 2.70$. Which is around 21% of the initial value of 9.70$ in return.

I read here and there that there was going to have a dividend cut around this stocks. But still, I do not mind and I do not worry too much about it. On this date, the PGF.UN Web site still advertise 2.70$ in annual dividend.

I just keep thinking about it and went with this idea:

I do not make any big expenses and usually, my expenses for a month are around 1 200$, up to 1 500$ when I am in a shopping mood. So lets say I am need of a total income of 15 000$ per year. PGF pay 2.70$ per share.

If I calculate: 15 000$ ⁄2.70$ = 5 556 stocks. Which mean I need 5 556 stocks of PGF.UN to reach an income of 15 000$ per year. It’s about all I need for my little living.

Right now, PGF is at 9.81$.

5 556 x 9.81$ = 54 504.36$

All I need is the amount of 54 504.36$ and invest in all in PGF.UN.

But of course, I cannot just invest in a one stock. But….. It’s quite tempting to do so! Especially with PGF.UN.

My goal is not to become rich, it’s just to make my life easier and, if not retired early, just make a more comfortable living and move in something that’s a bit bigger than a 1 and a half apartment lol. And after that, who care about the market volability?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Getting ready to purchase my first stocks

I just complete my second reading of Stop Working and The Lazy Investor.

I now feel more confident about the whole process regarding the purchase of my first stocks. I plan to follow the method explain in the chapter 9 of the Lazy Investor. I just hope it will work out for me. This is the perfect time for me, as I begin to have enough of mutual funds.

Once I recover from my lost, it could be a good idea to sale my mutual funds part to purchase only stocks. Someone who will have understood something from those 2 books will probably do so. For the money I had invest in mutual funds so far, I might want to keep the money were it is for now. Because once enroll in the whole process, it could be difficult to sale stocks if I am in need of money.

I first need to open a brokerage account. For the rest, I follow point per point the investing method explains in the chapter 9. What a chapter!


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