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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Another historic day on the markets: the TSX closed the session at 16 025.59 points!

I just can't believe, we already in November tomorrow, another month passing by mean, among other things, another rent payment . Right now, I am a princess, and my castle is the TSX. Today mark another historic day on the Canadian stock market: the TSX closed the session at 16 025.59 points. In result of those fantastic points, my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $190 037.30. Its the first time EVER that my non-registered portfolio reach the 190k mark. My RRSP portfolio closed today session at $37 700.60, and my TFSA portfolio, at $61 591.74.

Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI) closed today session by gaining 7.92%. Its a stock that been on my watch list since a little while. Its currently the single and only stock on my watch list, because I usually invest quickly in stock that have an interest, and I certainly should have invested in CIGI. This is what I like to explain as the "Dividend Girl effect". The Dividend Girl effect is when me, a so call Dividend Girl, write about a stock, or announced a new investment recently made, and following what, the stock gains in value. 

Its important to always have new stocks on the radar because you never know when you'll discover your best new phenomenal stocks that will lead to only success and money.

I just learned the weirdest thing ever over the news: René Lévesque was born in Campbelton, New Brunswick! The man who shit on Canada for decades and who founded the Partie Québecois was born in my province! Unbelievable. René Lévesque was nothing more than a man of poor integrity who disrespect Canada. Anyone trying to divide my country is what the Catalonia is to Spain: complete bastard idiots who are nothing more than poor rats and second class citizens. We should never forget what Quebec did to us and what the Partie Québécois and Québec Solidaire still are on the go of doing. Recognize your enemies and fight them tot he end of times. I hope Spain will fight against Catalonia and may the nazi land perish.

This being said, I just add another stock to my watch list: COGECO Inc. (CGO).

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the first time in history, the TSX close the session in the 16 000 points!

CELEBRATIONS! I was hoping to see it happening by the end of the year, but it happen much sooner than expected and its super great. On this special day, the TSX closed the session at a very good 16 002.78 points. On this historic day, my non-registered portfolio close the session at $189 605, my TFSA portfolio at $61 562.09, and my RRSP portfolio (stocks only) at $37 811.81.

It look like nothing is going to stop this spectacular grow. Its a good time to be an investor.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Today, I vote Valérie Plante for Montreal mayor

I am not a Quebecker and I will never be, but fact is, I pay my taxes in Quebec province, my driver license is a Quebec one, and so is my medical care card, even if I don't have a family doctor and that I won't ever request health care, by lack of trust in everything that includes Quebeckers dealing with others. I am in Montreal by necessity, not by choice. It’s the first time ever that I vote in a Quebec elections. I decided to vote in this municipal elections because Denis Coderre is just too much of a showman clown. He doesn't act enough in favor of the citizens. There's a lot of dishonesty and arrogance in Denis Coderre leadership. It becomes so terribly disgusting that I, proud New Brunswicker, decided it was time to shake up things a little and go vote in this province that is not mine. I did it for Valérie Plante. I like her tone, her talk is not aggressive or arrogant, she's an intelligent woman, even if intelligent and Quebecker are two words that mismatch most of the time... I sincerely believe that Valérie Plante has everything it takes to be a good leader for Montreal.

When it comes to politic, transparency and honesty are important values for me. If a leader tries to hide information and don't clearly answer questions that are being asked, it's quite a problem. One of those big problems that keep going on and on is that Denis Coderre doesn't want to say how many tickets had been sold for the Formula E. Its an even that caused big trauma among business owners and citizens living in that downtown sector for several long weeks. It's something that voters need to keep in my mind. Montreal didn't need the Formula E. I went there, seeking around, and it was quite boring, and I didn't purchase a ticket to enter the site.

Also, there're many problems in Montreal. Public transportation needs major improvements. There's a lack of affordable housing. Many problems are not being addressed properly when it comes to clean up slums, not enough resources for the homeless. It's easy to do the showman and act like a CEO instead of a mayor. Denis Coderre is not the best for Montreal. The city needs someone who's willing to work for the citizens and resolved all the problems that Denis Coderre never took care of. Valérie Plante is a better choice and I voted for her today. 

Fact that I vote today is a little move to have a positive change made in Montreal so I can be a bit prouder to live in this city.

You may notice, I posted an update of my investment portfolio. And it seemed like a girl that I know now has a net worth of $212 633 and a few cents! And it was quite an exciting find because just by quickly looking at the numbers, I taught I was only at somewhere $207 000 in net worth. I never could imaging that I was going to hit on the 210k, an even exceeding, anytime soon. Now, its official, I am the Queen of the TSX, once for good, I am. Its quite good because I needed a cheer up love after selling ABX.

When I updated my investment portfolio, a few things catched me:
-My investment in Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH) is almost at $50 000.
-I am now in the profit zone with CAE Inc. (CAE), WSP Global Inc. (WSP) and CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A) - It took a long time to GIB.A to get to that point.
-My dividend income, excluding RRSP, is now at $8 571.24
-I am impress by the profit registered by Park Lawn Corporation (PLC). I found this stock on Stockopedia a while agao and ever since, PLC had been on the road for real good money.

If North Korean don't attack the US with a nuclear bom - or vice versa - I think I could be on 300k really soon and if it does, I promise you a surprise. In the meantime, I have no idea on what my next investment is going to be.

Friday, October 27, 2017

My debt situation on date of October 27, 2017

$103 778.63  at 4.25% (?) = to be confirmed...  in annual interest 

[In date of October 27, 2017]

*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 October 27, 2017

Non registered Investments:
Cold cash: $2 168.42
Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN

Timminco (TIMNF): $0.26
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $9 860.34
Blue Note Mining Inc. (BLNMF): $0.05
Methanex Corporation (MX): $6 593.03
Fortis Inc. (FTS): $5 561.34
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL): $25 055.84
Just Energy Group Inc. (JE): $6 797.16
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF): $11 081.77
Corby Distilleries Limited (CSW.A): $2 819.40
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH): $49 146.51
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE): $2 499.42
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI): $5 824.44
TMX Group Inc. (X): $542.88
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL): $3 876
WesternOne Inc. (WEQ): $15.30
TransCanada Corp (TRP): $1 527.50
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $9 379.80
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $1 380.40
Agrium Inc. (AGU): $6 330.06
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU): $1 623.72
Black Diamond Group Ltd (BDI): $46.75
Emera Inc. (EMA): $1 223
BCE Inc. (BCE): $1 310.10
Saputo Inc. (SAP): $1 899.20
Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): $2 438
Loblaw Companies (L): $810.96
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $7 991.30
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $3 398.10
ATCO Ltd. (ACO.Y): $2 772
CAE Inc. (CAE): $3 388.50
Dollarama Inc. (DOL): $2 151.90
Home Capital Group Inc. (HCG): $2 742
Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JWEL): $1 893
Northland Power Inc. (NPI): $2 440
WSP Global Inc. (WSP): $2 860
Aecon Group Inc. (ARE): $1 956

TOTAL: $189 236.03

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): $1 508.72
Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO): $1 566.38
Cash: $55.37

TOTAL: $3 944.71 CAN     

Tax-free savings account (TFSA):

EnerCare Inc. (ECI): $60.39
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI): $25.83
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): $865.90
AltaGas Ltd (ALA): $868.80
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN): $1 416
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $4168.80
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF): $33.45
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (FC): $504.40
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN): $3 666.91
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN): $1 316.10
Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB): $1 203.20
The North West Company Inc. (NWC): $1 575
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A): $2 099.50
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $9 627.95
Hydro One Limited (H): $2 266.44
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 455.40
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN): $2 867.70
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN): $2 416.40
Keg Royalties Income Fund (The) (KEG.UN): $1 407
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM): $8.82
Westshore Terminals Invest Corp (WTE):
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI): $1 908
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $4 046.80
Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (MRG.UN): $2 341.50
Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI): $1 647.36
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $1 191
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $2 245.20
National Bank of Canada (NA): $2 496.80  
BCE Inc. (BCE): $535.95
Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (NVU.UN): $3 550.50
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (AAR.UN): $1 344
Sienna Senior Living Inc. (SIA): $1 439.20
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $919.60
Cash: $61.98

TOTAL: $61 581.88

RSP investment portfolio:
Emera Incorporated (EMA): $12 914.88
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $1 558.44
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $2 183.10
Telus Corp (T): $2 334
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B): $482.48
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $2 023.40
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $3 171.40
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): $2 412
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $3 970
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN): $960.96
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $392.91
CAE Inc. (CAE): $1 581.30
CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A): $2 406.60
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $1 149.50
Cash: $84.54

Total: $37 625.51                                  

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund + CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund + CIBC Monthly Income Fund:
Total: $2 818.26                          

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

GIC National Bank: $1 320.27                          

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP B: $1 561.87
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio: $1 350.80
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund: $1 234.88
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund: 1 258.91
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest: $1 205.51
Total: $6 611.97

Other various: $1 451.71 + $2 681.71 + $5 797.95 = $9 931.37

TOTAL: $59 387.13

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Pending online income: $58.85
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
$316 412.02

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Welcome in my investment portfolio Boralex Inc. (BLX) and Aecon Group Inc. (ARE)!

I made the easy decision to sell off my stocks of Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), and not only because of today loses, but it was a mix of things, poor dividend, no chances to catch up in capital gains. To resume quickly, I was going absolutely nowhere with ABX and at a point, business is business, so good-bye love. Adios. Done. Over. End of the story. BYE BYE.

Mines, and everything related to gold and silver, those kind of stocks are just really difficult to hold on to. You can take for another example Novo Resources Corp. (NVO). Just today, NVO lost 2.82%. In a dividend portfolio, while trying to hold on to some quality stocks, the whole mining sector is, in my opinion, to be avoided. Anyway, Novo Resources Corp. (NVO) doesn't pay any dividend and its being held on to by the devil itself, Eric Sprott who's retired, but still playing on the market because the old man is just very sick. No thanks, I don't want any NVO shares in my portfolio, but I do know what I want. 

And today, I wanted some Boralex Inc. (BLX) and.. watch out... also Aecon Group Inc. (ARE). I know, I never mention ARE on this blog before - and it's for a good reason: I just didn't know that ARE even existed, until today.

What I am so desperately in need of are reliable companies that make good money and pay a dividend. Easy say, but not easily done. I know how difficult it can be for small investors to be invested in stocks, and on how hard it can be to be confronted with choices. But among the way, decisions are getting easier and easier to make. The market stress remains, however, but in a different way, maybe more in somewhat relax way. The stock market is unpredictable and nothing should ever be taken for granted. I am looking quite fine and good with a TSX so closed now to the 16 000 points. I had been waiting for a really long time for the TSX to hit the magic number and it seems like its going to happen it could happen in 2017, in the same year that I reached 200k in net worth. And if it doesn't, it won't really matter. And it shouldn't really matter that you reach your money goals or not because, at the end of your life, you'll die no matter what. Money can't buy eternity. I am happy just way things are right now for my portfolio. I just now dealing with a personal problem of my own that I can't control. I just want some more stocks, I want my portfolio to grow more and I want more dividend sexy juice. I just want more and my search for new stocks could only get broken by the end of my life. Just don't tell no one, but I have addictions of my own. It seems I can't just stop investing and I don't see how I can eventually get that margin paid off. Sincerely, paying down my margin never been a priority, I am much more excited and very alive when I invest in a new stock. 

Today, I sell all of my ABX shares, and to replace it, I invested in Boralex Inc. (BLX) in both my TFSA and RRSP portfolio. I couldn't help but notice Aecon Group Inc. (ARE). ARE is soon going to be acquired by a China company, which had promised $20.37 per share for ARE. It was too exciting to miss, so I place a quiet little move inside my non-registered portfolio at $19.59 per share. My upcoming paycheck should help to partly cover that new investment, but not at all, unfortunately, since rent needs to be paid... Already November in a few days.

In results of all those all good moves, of course, my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $188 133, my TFSA at $61 481.49 and my RRSP (stocks only), at $37 512.96.

Now, let's go Boralex Inc. (BLX) and Aecon Group Inc. (ARE), show be what you got and be my latest proud.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Does time have come to say goodbye to Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)?

Too bad, the TSX didn't gain any new points today, but I knew I wasn't going to deal with a 16 000 points by the end of the week, even if it was looking so... However today loss are not enormous, only -0.32%. A little volatility is part of the game. Sooner or later, the TSX will be hitting on the 16 000 points and on that special day, I will be happy, and probably that I will also be richer than ever before.

In the meantime, 16 000 point or not, my non-registered portfolio is shining a star at $185 791.65 and my TFSA is at $61 470.21. And I kind of get a nice gift of my own while going to the grocery store and being asked if I was a student... And without knowing, the cashier had just made my day. At 37 years old - like I am, is not that old, but its not that young either, its like a middle stage where you are just getting ahead to get older and are just about to lose my youth. I began investing in stock shortly before the 2008 stock crash and going through - among other - such painful experiences, it could be easy to think that your favorite Dividend Girl look double, tripple her age, but its not the case. I think the more painful your life is, the youngest you get to look while getting older. It could be.

I don't exactly understand the situation that Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) is on right now. Everything is obviously not working as plan for this company. Add this to ABX poor dividend distribution... Everything is screaming in direction of a sell off. And it could be what I chose to do. And maybe reinvest in the so wanted Boralex Inc. (BLX) and following that, time may had come to look forward to pay down my margin.

But its obvious, you might had understand by now. I cannot make too long without investing and a life with no new sexy stocks is a crazy boring life.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My non-registered portfolio is NOW at its highest value ever: $186 179.67

Its was quite an exciting day today! It was very nice to watch the TSX hitting over the 15 900 points!!!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

My non-registered portfolio closed today at its highest value EVER: $185 720.28

By closing at 15 855.76 points, the TSX had made me her favorite Queen by pushing me over the hedge to never been seen before profits. Its almost like I may get my pretty hands on a  $300 000. My non-registered portfolio closed at a great $185 720.28, which is its very highest value EVER! My TFSA portfolio closed at $61 384.75, and my RRSP (stocks only), at $37 347.93. So far, it looks to me like the TSX is definitively going to close at 16 000 points by the end of the year. As once said, you got to be an ambitious investor or now.

Having a TSX exceeding the 15 500 points is just super great. It makes things a lot easier, and it certainly makes it more fun to be invested in the market. I still have a hot crush on Boralex Inc. (BLX). I truly believe that BLX is going to be a great fit for my portfolio and I may place my move soon. I am working hard on myself not to invest again using my margin money. Because the baby is big and fat as ever before, $103 017.71... I truly believe that BLX is going to be a great fit for my portfolio. Following that investment, I will do my very best to stop investing for a little while and I will try to focus on paying down my debt, and leave a bit in my banking account. Many things ahead are also coming in a hurry: Christmas, next year TFSA contribution, and tax declaration... At a point, if I don't want to hold to the whole TSX in my portfolio, this got to stop somewhere, somehow.

It's hard to save money, very hard. I didn't get my hair coloration done for the past couple months - and that being just to save some money. But I am now a bit more happy with my choice since I read somewhere on Yahoo that hair coloration could be linked to breast cancer. I certainly don't want to say goodbye to my best assets. My natural color began to show up and it's not ugly. I also made the commitment not to purchase any new clothes, as I my two wardrobes are really full pack. I guess the most difficult part is to deal with the need of getting my hands on something new,  just like I love to invest in a new stock for my portfolio from times to times. Really recently, a nice scarf at the Chateau catches my eyes. Do I need it? No, I have a nice scarf of my daddy that I have and many others. At a point, it's the individual responsibility to stay strong and stand in front of any temptations. I can easily say no to a new scarf, but its a lot harder to say no to Boralex Inc. (BLX). Another BIG diamond on my naked body. Yes, thank you ;)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new stock for my investment portfolio: Boralex Inc. (BLX)

A lot is going on right now for the TSX. First of all, the TSX closed today session at 15 816.90 points. I am not richer than yesterday because strangely, my non-registered closed lower today. Too bad because I was on road to become the Queen of the TSX.

Bombardier Inc. is desperately trying to push the sale of its CSeries by enrolling in a partnership with Airbus. I never really been impressed with Bombardier. By getting under the arms of Airbus, they had chosen the easiest solution. Under its CEO Alain Bellemare, Bombardier is not doing really well. In Alain Bellemare, I only see a man of an extreme freshness and extraordinary arrogance. The type of man you want to avoid at any cost.

With this so-called good deal, Bombardier is losing its most valuable asset, the CSeries, and now, Airbus will get all the rewards and profit. The worst part is, that jobs may not be secured and might not stay in Canada. And us, Canadian citizens, we have injected millions and millions of our tax money into what is now best know as a garbage company. Anyhow, I am done with Bombardier, its just such a ridiculous company and it doesn't worth the attention of any serious investors.

On the other hand, today was a bright day for Boralex Inc. (BLX). I didn't know that company before, but I knew them without knowing. I am from New Brunswick and I travel back and forth to Montreal-New Brunswick on and on and on. ;) And when I leave my dear New Brunswick town in direction of Quebec province, I can see these huge wind turbines right on top of a mountain. And when I see those turbines, it becomes clear, I am leaving New Brunswick to Montreal...

Anyhow, it happens that Boralex Inc. (BLX) had been around for quite sometimes. Boralex is right in a sector that I wanted to expand my portfolio in: renewable energy. It had been in the past a property of Cascades, another Quebec company, but they sold all their shares to reduce their debt. In result, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is now the majority shareholder. BLX pay a dividend, closed to 3%. One thing I really like about BLX is that only 6% of their business is done in the USA. 53% in Canada, and 41% in France. It's not like if BLX really relies on the US to realize its profit, and this is really a good thing. It plays in the favor of the company, and on mine.
There's quite a contrast between Bombardier Inc. and Boralex Inc. (BLX). Two Quebec companies, but only one of them worth considering for my investment portfolio.

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