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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.

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