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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Welcome in my portfolio Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX)!

I made my move this past Monday morning when the stock was at more than $13. It hasn't been even 3 days that Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) closed down. This is a tricky one. Its probably my last risky investment... I wouldn't like be sitting in your place right now. But at the same time, being a Dividend girl reader = lot of surprises among the way! ahah

In case you wonder what I am doing blogging during daytime, I am not fired yet, I am on my laptop enjoying a one hour + 15 minutes lunch.

I have my American Express to paid off my December 7. I have like $2 700 to clear off. I still have a bit of time. While being in this mess, I totally forgot the most important thing of all: welcoming Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) in my portfolio. So there you go Héroux: WELCOME in my portfolio Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX)! Come on in, gave me my 5 bucks per share and make me happy :)

The stock market is not doing well at all. That's why I bring my laptop with me this morning. I wanted to take a quick look at things. Europeans have problem accepting the fact that they will have to live the next few years on an austerity mode. Is Canada any better? Harper government is sooo uncapable of anything. And while our deficit is growing under the power of that jerk of Stephen Harper, the TSX is going down.

I Promise I won't play the stock market ever ever again.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) declared a special dividend of 5 bucks per share


Looking to make a quick and easy $500? I may have exactly what you need.

I didn’t know about this company until 5 minutes ago. It’s quite a benefit to be bilingual. I just completed the reading of an article of La Presse published online. You can read it here. In that article, we learn that Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) occupies the third rank in its industry (f landing gear systems), that the company did very well lately and that, best of all, the board of directors had decided to be extra generous, maybe even too generous, by giving away $5 per share in special distribution.

Being a business owner, I wouldn’t be that generous. But what the heck, Quebeckers can be sooo strange with no logic at all and I think they are more than well-known for their extremely poor judgement. And we, ladies and gentlemen, the very bright Canadians, its our duty to take advantage of the stupidity of our enemies. Just go for it.

So here’s how to make a quick $500: Invest in 100 stocks Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) at least 3 business days BEFORE November 20. I recommend investing in Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) by November 14 the latest. I highly recommend contacting your broker in order to not to mess out with the deal and just to make sure that November 14 is a good date to qualify for the special dividend. The date you invest in HRX is super important; it will determine if you qualify or not for the special dividend.

Am I going to invest in Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX)? Well, you must know me by now, special dividend is kind of being my thing and yes, of course, I am going to invest in Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX), a company that decided to blow their money in the hand of their investors by paying a terribly high $5 per share.

I don’t know if you are getting it at this point, but this is how to make an easy $500. Here’s the trick: invest in 100 shares Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) by November 14 (that date need to check with your broker PLEASE), hold the investment until November 21. You ABSOLUTELY need to hold Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) the whole day on November 20. That’s super important. If you want to quickly sell Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX); that will have to wait until the morning of November 21. 

Following what, on December 19, you’ll received a fantastic $500 in cash! This is super important: if you have an automatic DRIP for everything that you have in your account, follow the following. Following the purchase of your 100 stocks of HRX, once the purchase operation is completed, call your broker and ask them to remove the DRIP exclusively on the title of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX). Why? If you don’t do so, the 500$ earn in term of special dividend will simply roll over and DRIP. And trust me you don’t want that to happen because between you and me, you are in EXCLUSIVELY for the cash, not for extra shares!

Christmas is coming and an extra $500 is just what I need to pay my bus ticket Montreal-X town in New Brunswick and for a few gifts for my old folks.

Got it now? LOL. This is how to make easy money on the market. The Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) title appears to be quite volatile. I will try to sell off the investment as soon as possible by setting an automatic sell order. 

WARNING: be aware that things could get complicated and you could get stuck with Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) following November 20, even if you set up an automatic sell order. Problem being that starting November 21, HRX could trade at a lower value than what you actually paid the investment for. See what I mean? That’s part of the game.


You know my financial situation. I am 100% investment. I do not hold cash. I live paycheck per paycheck and I actually have a balance of $2 700 on my American Express at 0.99%. That 0.99% was a special offer that’s going to expire on December 7. 

Just to make it shorter: I don’t have fresh new cash available.

However, I have an option. Now that I have a permanent job, I could possible asked TD Visa to increase my limit to $10 000. That will give me room to transfer the $2 700 I have on my Amex over to TD Visa. The best part being that TD Visa currently offers me 1.9% on credit card transfer. Kind of nice, isn’t? So if that work, I am going to invest in 100 stocks of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX) following (this week is payday at work). If my plan doesn’t work, I am only going to invest in 50 shared of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX). 

And to tell you the true, I feel much more comfortable going on with a 50 shares rather than 100. But between getting $250 or a free $500, I prefer the free $500, thank you. Free money is never enough.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I am going to invest again someday. Later.


Despite the Sandy Hurricane, the stock market went up for a couple of days. At a point, my non registered portfolio even exceeds the so wanted 125k! Completely exhausted, I wasn’t able to publish an update of the overall portfolio. I taught that this was going to continue until Friday, so I didn’t really push it. My last portfolio update was done... in August! Oh my! Anyway, I was wrong.

This past Friday, the TSX lost more than 100 points. Too bad. I really miss my chance to publish a very awesome update. I was quite disappointed when I saw the TSX falling like that. These days, we have some real problem to have just a couple of days of positive in the TSX territory. It’s getting harder and harder and the harder it get; it became really important to pick the right stocks for a super-super volatile market.

The stock market is not the best place to be. If I would be a millionaire, I would be investing only 30% of my fortune, not even more. It’s too hard.

The next best thing

I have a real thing for Black Diamond Group Limited (BDI). It seems to me that this one is a typical Western Canada company: very rich and very successful and I don’t feel any danger in investing a 1k or around of my very own pure money.

Did you saw my pictures in the last post? Quite hilarious! Ahah! I love hunting. Poor little bird.

This hilarious babe has some real debt to take care ok. I have paid my $1 700 BMO MasterCard, but I don’t have any money left to invest and I even have to take a bit on my broker margin account to pay it all completely. But the overall numbers look ok. Its just I won’t be able to invest for the next 3 months.

My non registered portfolio is at a good $124 496.23 (I taught I was going to close at 123k Friday!)
I have used $51 955.83 on my margin account.
I have left $16 991.79 on the same margin.

I received $705.84 in dividend this month. Great, but I need more more more!

I am trying to keep my margin at not more than 50k to keep it safe. At more than 51k, I am a bit too high. However, I will be able to get it back down to 50k by the middle of December. However, I have another problem on the way...

Remember I had the rate of 0.99% on my American Express? Well, that’s going to end somewhere on December 7 or so. And how much have I ranked it up? I have a balance of $2 462.04 on my American Express that I need to pay by December 7. After that date, the interest rate will be of something like 20%. Pretty scary!

By the end of December, my margin will be down to 50k. I will have to use a little bit more than 1k on my TD credit line at 8.75%. I will try to paid it as quickly as possible. However, December is the month of Christmas and in my world, that’s an expensive month.

I have proceed this week with a credit card balance transfer of $7 500 at 2.99% with TD Visa. I have a limit of 8k on it. Which mean I have left like $500 on it. And guess what! TD Visa is offering me a credit card balance transfer of not 2.99%, but 1.99% on the remaining $500 left!

Isn’t amazing?

Really soon, that TD Visa of mine is going to be FULL.

TD Bank must really love me.

You now know why I am not going to invest anytime soon. I have a new 6k in my TD Waterhouse RRSP. That money came from RBC. That was my response to their increased of 3% of my RBC credit line. Now, I have a 6k that is waiting to be invested. I taught of maybe some stocks of TD, but I really don’t have anything in mind, if not that Saskatchewan mutual fund that Derek Foster talked about in his latest book.

Not having Derek Foster fully invested in Canadian dollars is not the best because I now have less inspiration. I want the same thing that he hold, but it has to be Canadian baby. And I am disappointed by Jean-François Tardif who decided he was going to play low motion.

Anyway, the stock market really really suck. Getting a break until January 2013 doesn’t disappoint me. I have enough of stocks to follow, trust me on that one. And I also a bit of freelance coming in. Eventually, I am thinking of searching for other contracts, but I am missing the energy and the time. An individual cannot do it all, follow a 50+ stocks company portfolio, work full time, entertain a blog and doing a bit of freelance on the side. I mean at a point, the bitch have to be a wonderwoman. And I am a f wonderwoman. I am the best bitch of the universe ahah. Did I scare you?

I am going to the movie again. I want to see Cloud Atlas.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dividend money is never enough


I was pleased to see that my non-registered portfolio hit the very close 125k. I have earned over $800 in dividend this month. The money is greatly needed as I ranked my BMO MasterCard to the $1 700. I spent on stuff that I need and on stuff that I didn’t really need. One thing for sure, the month of November will be much more minimalist, if I can say. And talking about minimalist, you may want to check out Annie Jean Brewer newest book: Minimize to Maximize. It’s about minimalist. I am not a minimalist but I always like to read about that kind of stuff. Let’s say that in November, I will be minimizing to maximize in December... lol. 

I came back on Sunday evening from a few days away in vacations in New Brunswick. It was fun. I saw my family, I went hunting with my dad (the pictures speak for themselves) and I also confront my late employer in court. Back in September 2011, I accepted a job in New Brunswick. It was promised to me as a permanent position. I was happy to leave Quebec province and Montreal for my hometown. So I moved from Montreal to my X hometown in New Brunswick. But in March 2012, they had to let me go because they didn’t have enough money and were not making enough to cover me. So not even after 6 months of employment, I was laid off, while I had been promised a permanent job. I didn’t earn as much as wanted, but at least I won my cause. And it was very great to hear the director saying that he failed at his duty. It was something of a great satisfaction for me. I got revenge.

I didn’t earn as much as I was expected because in New Brunswick, workers are protected in case of vicious laid off, but not in case of vicious hiring. At the time they hired me, the company had lost more than 145k in 2011 and even more in 2012. So they were not in a hiring mode, but they hired me anyway. The judge didn’t sympathise to my cause, however I win. I am a winner and I fight my enemies and I always win on everything. But you got to be one of those fighters those days. I had paid myself revenge. I had been able to protect and defend myself from the devil and I was extremely pleased. Angels always win, even if they are naughty.

As you can imagine, I was quite exhausted at the end of everything. I wasn’t exhausted at the time, but I began to feel exhausted now and I cannot do very much. But luckily, the weekend is coming in 2 days and I have a feeling that this chita is going to sleep in all weekend long and I won’t be doing much. No more shopping, that’s for sure.

So that’s for the hot news. 

See, I know you never have enough and that’s why I am giving you the right to adore me.
You may or may not adore me, but these days, I adore my portfolio. It’s always a stress to go back to New Brunswick at home because I don’t have a direct Internet access. It’s not that bad, I am able to live without checking in my stocks for a few days because I know that as always, I will be just fine. However, I prefer to keep an eye on the stuff.

I know this have nothing to do with stocks, but I went saw Argo, latest Ben Affleck movie yesterday and it was very very good. I also saw his first movie, The town while back and it was also very very good.

This being said, I have a few thousands to invest but I am too tired to think clearly of my next investment. I would like to earn $800+ a month from my dividend. I am so closed and so far from being there.

I was reading Susan Brunner latest posts about the money show and I found a new stock to invest in: Cineplex. The yield close to 5% but not even. So I was thinking of LNF, BDI, Cineplex and also Jean-François Tardif DCI. I have those stocks in mind. It’s just a matter of time before they came in my portfolio. For Cineplex, I might wait. The stock is at a high value now. I am thinking for now of LBF and BDI, but I will see.  

There's many many choices but its important to pick the best of the best.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gravol pills giving a sleepy feeling still exist

Did you miss me? Its been a while since I post in here. Actually, the month of October has been quite busy for me and I did not make any effort to find time and energy to blog. I am going away on vacations so you won't hear any sounds of me until sometime next week. A lot of things had been going.

First of all, I had been busy shopping. I was tired of having only my running shoes to wear to go to work so I bought a pair of Geox boots. The cost? Very close to the $200. I could have go on something cheaper but I have princess feet: they are very sensitive and I need something very cozy to walk around. If not, my feet hurt and its very painful. I also got a new jacket because what I had was more for the summer than autumn and it wasn't warm. Cost? $40. I got a good deal at Old Navy. And I bought many and many other things like that, including a bus ticket Montreal to XX town in New Brunswick. So my BMO MasterCard now rank at $1 700. I sold my car in New Brunswick for much less than expected and gave the cash to my poor mom who has lost her girl. I am expecting a $300 from her. I NEED IT.

Good news is, after all those spending, I will certainly spend more time online and I will desperately try to make myself interesting to you.

this is all going to go speedy fast because I have 30 minutes left to write before going.

Ok, and now what?

Well, remember that ping-pong credit card balance transfer with TD Visa?

I have the rate of 2.9% with TD Visa BUT every 6 months, in order to keep the order, I need to do a credit card balance transfer, taking the fund from TD Visa to another credit card and from the other credit card to TD Visa and that gave me the rate of 2.9%. I had promotional offer with TD Visa like that for I don't know how long now but certainly for a couple of years - since the first time I start to write about credit card balance transfer on my blog - so go figure how long lol!

Anyway, I call RBC Visa explaining what I wanted to do. My RBC Visa was at 5 000$ - I asked an increased to 8k. Before with RBC Visa, I had a 10k credit card, but it got decreased for them to give me a credit line - which was stupid, but hey, bankers ARE stupid sometimes.

So the perfect me ask and got an increase on my RBC Visa, not of 8k, but of 7 500$. My TD Visa was of close to 8k. I paid the balance, like 300$ and got the whole thing transfer to RBC. Instead of having a credit card balance transfer credit of something like 20% for the interest, I got the one at 11% and something. That cost 20$ a year to have it. I figure I could saved money - because I need to proceed every 6 months with TD Visa transfer see so I took the offer.

That's how RBC Royal Bank help me after giving me a whole lot a shit. - They had increased my credit like interest rate of 3% without any good reasons, BUT they accept to increase my RBC Visa.... GO FIGURE.

My portfolio is going well, I cannot wait for my non-registered to BUST (or bost) let say EXCEED the 125k value.

I am going to court against my late New Brunswick employer. No matter what's going to happen, its going to be SEXY and BE READY.

Being a man, I would be in love with that girl. But I am not a man, that's why I am single.

I had been able to find my Gravol magic pills. I couldn't find any that give sleepiness because they now hide it, you need to ask to the pharmacy staff. Need to give your name and shit. I told the guy, I need the drug for my bus drive. And I got them. I got the Gravol magical pills. Thanks you God because I really taught for a while that they had stopped producing them and I taught about finding someone to sell me weed, I was getting desperate. But after all those spending you know, Gravol pills are very much cheaper than weed. ;) So sorry, the fun will be just for later on.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Black Diamonds are a girl best friends: come on over and discover Black Diamond Group Limited (BDI)

Its already 10 PM so this post won't be very long. I am getting tired after doing a bit of laundry and cooking my lunch for tomorrow. I am trying to safe as much cash possible because next week, I AM GOING HOME. That's right, I am going to New Brunswick for a few days. Maybe you'll be as much excited as I am over a finding of mine. Are you ready? Close your eyes, reopen please...

The precious is name: Black Diamond Group Limited (BDI)

This stock is a real diamond and the way I find this stock is like black magic. BDI has a meaning where I work and I was just standing in front of the TSX home page and I enter BDI and boum! there it was: Black Diamond Group Limited (BDI).

BDI chart from its first day until now is just sensational. Black Diamond Group Limited (BDI) pays a monthly dividend. I LOVE MONTHLY DIVIDEND DISTRIBUTION. The yield is a bit low, less than 4%. However, holding a bit of BDI could bring in stability in my portfolio. Even if its a relatively young company, they are well established in their business and already made an acquisition a little while back. Its a company located in the West of Canada.

Its well ranked by TD Waterhouse.

You may want to check on BDI before investing as I didn't perform much search on it, but I really like it so far. I just wonder what's the margin loan value on that one. I may invest in this new one by Friday - maybe.

I have too much I want to invest on, Fts, Leon, gold... some Jean-François Tardif stock....

This will never end.

Have fun on BDI and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More Fortis (FTS) please

Nothing much going on these days. I am stuck in the routine of the everyday life, but its not that bad. At least, I have a steady source of income. But life is basically routine now. The excitement of the "new job situation" is now gone because guess what, the job is not new anymore. However, I enjoy it very much because time pass by very quickly while being at work. I started later in the morning, so I can have extra sleep and I like, I enjoy my beauty sleep. So I wake up, eat breakfast, get ready to got o work, walked for about 40 minutes, stop by the Second Cup and go go go to work. I worked all day, I have an hour lunch, go back home, read on the Web, check on my stocks, go to bed, and the next day, its again the same good thing and oh, I forgot the most exciting part, every two weeks, I get paid, and the money goes straight in my bank account. Could I asked for anything better? For now, I am set and I am cashing in all the cash I possibly can. Cash-ing, cash-ing $$$.

I could always earned more money. I had been enjoying my free time and I really don't want to work at a second job, except my old freelancing.

I had been doing some freelance on the side, but I haven't done much for about 3 weeks. That one is nothing really steady. I may be able to make maybe top 2k a year on it, and probably even less. But it should be enough to pay for my extravagances like shopping... shopping and shopping. At this time, I would very much like a new purse because mine is not a very pretty purse. My mom picked it for me but since there's not too many stores at home, I guess she did the best she could but I don't like it. Its a boring black purse but at least its large enough to carry an umbrella and all the girl stuff..

In my last post, my portfolio used to be at $124 652.31 and now, the same portfolio is at $123 524.62. Its not a surprise, I knew it was going to be rough BUT I like a TSX on the high and I LOVE to have those nice gain that actually exceed my initial investment value. See what I mean? Its a good time to invest in blue chips. Fortis (FTS) will never go down much, but I will like to invest a bit more in Fortis. The Leon of Derek Foster didn't moved, quite stable in the value. Isn't a bit strange for a furniture store? I don't get it. But anyway, Derek Foster always has the best stock pick. Go go go Derek Foster.

So I guess its all for now. I don't have anything else to say. If not that there's only 2 days left before the weekend (yes, I count the days). ALWAYS.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dividend income are for playmates who like it easy

Following my new investments in HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HLP.UN) and Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B), my non-registered is at $124 652.31 and my book value is of $124 607.97. Not so bad knowing that involved a portfolio with a flop of 4k in Timminco (TIM). I am on th right track. I was thinking of investing more in Fortis (FTS). Such a great stock.

I was wondering about my dividend income so I took time to proceed with the enormous calculations aand my new annual dividend income is of $7 028.80. For 2013, I would like to hit the $8 400 (for the magic $700 per month). I didn't wrote anything about it but Susan Brunner post a review of ATP and its not a good one. Its almost like ATP has stuff to hide. Its not very normal. I have more than 3k invested in ATP and I am seriously thinking of decreasing what I own in the company while I can still do so and sell at profit. But if I do so, it will decreased my dividend income. Fortis doesn't pay as much as ATP in dividend.

For retail investors, dividend income is a huge deal. But dividend is not all. The investments need to of quality. I am scared that ATP will get sooner or later in trouble for whatever reasons. A guy from Just Energy is from ATP. Is that good or bad. Susan doesn't like one or the other, but I like both just because of the juicy dividend and now, I am where I want to be; I am exceeding the 7k in dividend income. Happy? Yes, but... Is ATP a good investment at all?

It take a fortune in cash to be able to generate a great passive income from dividend investment. My silver investments are slowing gaining in value, so its not time to sell.

In other words: dividend investment is HARD and more complex that it appears. High dividend yield are tempting, but be aware of all stuff paying more than 8%: its RISKY stuff. I am aware, and I am now facing some tough love dividend choices. Safety or dividend income? Can I have both PLEASE? Someone!

:)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Welcome in my portfolio HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HLP.UN) and Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B)!


It’s now official: HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HLP.UN) and Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) are now in my portfolio! My non-registered portfolio is at a very good $124 842.99. I am loosing count of my dividend, but I guess I am now at 7k or very closed now. Td Waterhouse should incorporate a tool for investors on the go who want to have a quick idea of how much they are going to earn in dividend. That would be nice and for once, TD Waterhouse could eventually incorporate something useful for once. You know, something to help investors. Do you understand? LOL. 

My portfolio is doing well these days. My non registered portfolio closed yesterday session at $123 074. The money advanced on the margin is of a very fat $50 486.40, and the money left, meaning the money available on the margin is of $17 551.54. A 17k left is very good. What I try to maintain as amount is 15k, but the higher the better.

I have some money left and I am very tempted to invest in a few stocks of DirectCash Payments Inc. (DCI). I also had been looking at what Derek Foster hold as Canadian asset in his Revised edition of The Lazy Investor. Derek Foster doesn’t hold much in Canadian dollars, but there’s at least one stock that seem to be interesting: Leon's Furniture Limited (LNF). DCI and LNF are both on my dream stock lists.

Leon’s is terribly boring, like do I really care about furnitures? I don’t care, but I am going to invest in it anyway, ONLY because it’s a stock hold by Derek Foster. Hey, I didn’t care much about linen when I first invested in K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL) and KBL is now among my top stock performer. Thank you Susan Brunner (I find the stock on her blog). Watch out Leon's Furniture Limited (LNF): YOU ARE NEXT.

Following what, I am doing to invest in a boring blue chip, one of those who are something very strong for my portfolio, but pay little in dividend. And following what, we are not doing to be done yet so stay tune. I am tempted by a gold investment.

Lately, Gordon Pape has named my Claymore Gold Bullion ETF (CGL) as being among the best gold investment you can hold. I know it’s not Claymore anymore, but I don’t like the idea of holding it in term of iShare. I like diversification you know. Anyhow, now you know where Gordon Pape is getting his stock picks from: from the Dividend Girl baby.
 

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