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Thursday, February 21, 2019

In the hunt for more fabulous Canadian stocks on Stockopedia

Its look for me like the TSX is looking forward to sit its pretty assets in the 16 000 points. Or at less she's desperately trying. When I have this kind of good vibes coming from my favorite stock market, I try to target stocks that could be good for a quick hit-and-run complete show off. If unfortunately you are not a regular reader and I have no clue of what a hit-and-run sex move is, its quite simple: a hit-and-run is when you buy a stock, hold in only for a little while and quickly sell to cash in a profit. It could be seem as an easy thing, but its a strategic move and risk are moderate. I personally try to catch stock with a good overall chart, and of which I have an appeal. What I am looking for is a godd quality stock that trade a good price, and that have chances to close on a higher note in the next couple days. Its always hard to predict the direction of a stock. Past results are no proof of future good results, but I base myself on good past result, crossing everything I can in the hope of good future results. And I have to say, this way work well like magic for me.

Currently, I don't have any stock pick yet in order to proceed with the perfect hit-and-run move that could only blow your mind, but I just cannot help it anyway, I am just such a great stock pickers (thank you Stockopedia). A little while back, I had introduced you to a special stock: Pollard Banknote (PBL). I could easily see PBL inside my portfolio as a long term investment. This is the kind of baby that I like. Its quite strange, I had forgot the name of the stock, but I had a feeling of it - and since my post are never too long - I find back PBL on my blog, right on here :-)

I also have a thing these days for MTY Food Inc. (MTY). I am the search of the perfect hit-and-run stock, but among the way this evening I made a few interesting finding, always on Stockopedia:
SIR Royalty Income Fund (SRV.UN) - you may want to check this one out! JUICY DIVIDEND, CHEAP STOCK, GREAT CHART. I think I am in love. And if you belive its not possible to fall for a stock, you are wrong. I love all of my stocks from the real bottom of my heart, of a pure money love. Let see if I can find anything else on Stockopedia this evening. Sorry, its about all you are getting from me for today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

With a TSX at 16 000 points, will Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JEWEL) in for more pain?

I just arrived yesterday for a one week vacation in Holguin. And while I was away and out of reach from any free wireless connection, the TSX decided to wake up and make its favorite investor - and that being me - happy! When I arrived at Montreal Trudeau airport, I was quite shocked to see my TSX close to the 16 000 points. And today, the TSX did even better. Those newest 16 031.24 points are quite impressive. Go go go!

Today, my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $122 558.41, my TFSA portfolio at $68 557.54, and my RRSP portfolio, stocks only, at $40 446.95. I currently estimate my net worth to be in the $215 000. This is increased of close to 9k compared to my net value of January 18 of this year! If I continue this way, I will be in the 300k net worth by the end of the year. But of course, we all know that the stock market is made of ups and downs, so I am just enjoying the moment. If it's a bit pushy to target the 300k for the end of the year, it's certainly more realistic to set myself ready for the 250k. It's only a question of number. 200k, 250k or 300k... I am just to use to this game, but the $300 000 is a real turn on and I want it. This is an easy game.

Currently, the only dark shadow I am experiencing is with my investment in Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JEWEL). I am currently experiencing a little loss on this one and I am not loving it. Usually, JEWEL is of no pain at all. I am closely watching it, trying to figure out what is next for this dear stock. The next couple of weeks are going to be quite busy as I need to get my 2018 tax declaration done, among other things.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

My newest find on Stockopedia: Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (AP.UN)

Its been a while since I didn't pick any new interesting stocks on Stockopedia, but I made a good catch this evening. I found Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (AP.UN). I already have many REIT stocks in my portfolio, so this finding is not super wow, but I wouldn't mind investing a cute small amount of money in AP.UN. AP.UN has everything I need:

A strong overall chart:

Clearly, AP.UN suffers from the 2008 stock crash, but had recover ever since and its current 2019 value exceed its 2008 pre market stock crash. Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has  good 3.3% dividend yield. AP.UN basically has everything that I like, the only problem is that AP is another REIT stocks.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A 15 700 points TSX and a $211 000 net worth

Today had been quite a good day for the TSX. I was really impressed by those healthy 15 700 points of today. So far, February had been an easy month and let's just hope it will continue this way. Its busy at work, so having an easy stock market to handle make things much smoother. Everything cannot be rocky all the time, at the same time. A 15 700 points, the 16 000 points are not really far away. 

In those good time, my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $122 111.16, my TFSA portfolio at $67 123.24, and my RRSP portfolio, stocks only, at $40 281.46. Currently, I estimate my net worth to be in the $211 000. Its mean that I am now only missing $89 000 to be sitting on a 300k net value. It will eventually happen, it's just a matter of time.

What a good surprise: looking like Aphria Inc. (APH) is getting back in the game. In order to keep my spirit, I must admit that I had given up on all hopes my for APH shares to ever go up again. I would have Aphria Inc. shares in my portfolio as a remembered that despite being a really great investor, I can sometimes be suck at it. But no no no. Mommy is too great! Currently, all Canadian pot stocks are kind of on an edge. However, I don't recommend investing in pot stocks, it's too volatile. And please remember my story with APH. 

Just in case - but it shouldn't be the case - that you don't read each of my precious posts on this blog, when I first invested in APH, I bought stocks, and I sell them not too long after, making a profit in the process. I was happy of course. But then, I decided to invest again in APH, and its when I got caught in. I could no longer sell Aphria Inc. at profit! And I still can't, I stuck with it. I have to hold on to it until it completely recovers. So learn from my mistake. Once your out of a deal stay out, don't get back in just for the heck of it, especially in the case of riskier investments.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Meet two of my calm soldier stocks: ACR.UN and GRT.UN

I can gladly say that I didn't spend any money yesterday, and the same thing for today, so I can really say that I save $929.11 for the month of January, and that amount doesn't include the dividend earn in Januray so it's quite good. I am about to book my excursions for my upcoming trip to Cuba. I will be spending something like probably $250. I have over $300 cash in my TFSA portfolio that I can use to cover that expense if needed. I plan to catch up in March with my saving.

On this last day of January 2019, my non-registered portfolio closed the session at $120 479.74, my TFSA portfolio at $66 474.49 and my RRSP portfolio at $40 098.52. Those 15 540.6 points are quite healthy. My precious NFI Group Inc. (NFI) stocks are on now better days. It was scared to see my NFI stocks going lower than $29 per share, but it eventually rebounded. Other than NFI, I have many other great things going on in my portfolio right now. My Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL) investment is not far away from the $30 000 value.

Inside my TFSA, I have a couple of calm soldiers: Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (ACR.UN) and Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRT.UN), among others. But when I think of "calm soldier", I essentially think of ACR.UN and GRT.UN. Calm soldier stocks are stocks that stay relatively at the same value, no matter what the stock market goes up or down. In my TFSA portfolio, however, my investment in GRT.UN is about to change of category from "calm soldier" to a new designation that came directly from Stockopedia name "super stock". The reason why is that my Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRT.UN) stock gains 7% in my portfolio! So this is leaving me with one single known calm soldier. I am happy with this progression with GRT.UN.

This is actually making me think about my investment in Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN). Following the acquisition of RPI.UN inside my RRSP portfolio, it took some time, but unrealized capital gains finally kick in. And I say unrealized simply because I am a gain on a stock that I didn't sell and that I don't plan to sell either way.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

My new President’s Choice Financial Mastercard credit card

Its now official, my investments in both Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM) and TFI International Inc. (TFII) had now been transferred over my TFSA portfolio. My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $119 592.48, my TFSA portfolio at $66 253.64 and my RRSP portfolio, stocks only, at $40 066.68.

Yesterday, I published my expenses for the month of January, despite the fact that the month of January is not exactly past yet. But this was strategic, that way, I won't be pending money for the next two days and it's all good. At least, there are only two days left.

I had applied in order to get a President’s Choice Financial Mastercard credit card. This will replace my BMO Mastercard. I was collecting AirMiles with my BMO credit card, but I don't like AirMiles anymore. I find PC Optimum program being much more interesting and more rewarding. By applying to the PC Financial, I will receive 75 000 points, which is a credit to buy $75 worth of stuff, this will help to compensate for the purchase of my suitcase in January.

I am now on a more frugal mode and I am not scared of paying my expenses with my new credit card.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The month of January 2019: budget in review

Good past Friday for the TSX. My non-registered portfolio closed at $125 241.11, my TFSA portfolio at $59 940.28, and my RRSP portfolio, stocks only, at $39 843.56. I had proceeded with the contribution in kind of my Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM) and TFI International Inc. (TFII) shares from my non-registered to my TFSA portfolio. Today was even better, the TSX closed at 15 378.62 points. And today, my non-registered portfolio closed the session at $125 506.45, my TFSA portfolio at $59 851.50, and my RRSP portfolio at $39 995.58

My margin usage is currently at $45 443.10. Last week, we had extreme bad weather in Montreal and on that bad weather day, I had no choice other than to go work at my workplace. It was awful, it was raining and the sidewalks were disgusting, with an unhappy mix of ice and rain, just enough to make me feel completely miserable. I already had not so great waterproof winter boots, I knew that, but I actually received the confirmation of it on that day. I decided to bough a new pair of winter boots, I got Sorel ones, which cost $200 after taxes. And I also had to buy a pair of socks... But the good news is, those Sorel boots are probably going to last me for at least 4, if not 5 years. It's unfortunate because its kind of destroy my super tight budget for this month. I had worked super hard at spending little as possible, allowing myself just a few coffees and for the eating out, just a few small sweet treats.

Here are what had been my fix expenses for January:
Cable & Internet: $98.18
Gym: $14.38
Banking fees: $3.45
Insurance: $7
CraveTV: $11.49
Cell: $40.24
Rent: $680
Total: $854.74

At $98.18, that cable and Internet bill is quite high. And it was actually almost the double of that amount in December! I got f by Videotron, I was promised a $71.79 deal, but my first bill didn't match at all that amount, and same thing for the second bill. I had to call Videotron to fix that mess, I asked them to listen to the telemarketer call that I received, I told them how pissed off I was not to be giving what I was promised. I finally was offered a deal, but the offer I got is only valid until May, and after that, I will cancel my cable. I really got fool by Videotron and I should have never had accepted the telemarketer offers for the cable. I should know better. I didn't respect my own rule: never trust Quebeckers, too many of them are big time liars. Learn from my mistakes. Anyway, don't worry, I won't ever let any Quebeckers mess up with me. I am a super mean wild bitch and I hate those morons next to their bones. I should received a credit on the next cable and Internet bill, so my fix expenses should get lower next month. I also cancel my subscription to CraveTV, but it's on until February 22.

There had been 5 long weeks in January. Two expenses kick in and completely destroyed my really tight budget: I bought a suitcase at $81.92, and as you know now, a pair of winter boots at $202.34. But both items should last for a couple of years. It doesn't take much to imbalance a budget, that's why it's important to spend less on things you have control over.

Other expenses for January:
Suitcase: $81.92
Sorel winter boots: $202.34
Taxi: $15 - on that extreme bad weather day on January 24, I call a taxi to go back home from work
Socks: $10.35
Credit card payment: $20.47
Grocery for January: $204.25
Coffees and eating out for January: $53.73
Sunscreen for Cuba: $14.45
Stuff for Cuba, medication: $34.08
Little gifts for Cuba: $43.98
Laundry tickets: $40 (for 20 loads)
Optometrist: $50 - ($20 return from insurance): $30
Qtip: $1.43
Mouthwash: $15.57 (I got 4, it should last for a little while)
Coffee filter: $2.50
Donation to OSM: $10
Birthday card to a relative: $1
Duplicate keys: $5.98
9V battery for my alarm clock: $3.50
Dishcloths: $2.88
Kitchen tool: $2.87
Shampoo: $5.74
2 blush powders: $35.62
F pads: $14.92 
Nair: $24.81
Gap clothes: $51.73
Total: $929.12

Total money spend in January, 2019: $1 783.86
-$92.50 (exchange of rolling pennies at the bank) :-)
TOTAL: $1 690.89
Money save: $929.11, and that amount doesn't include my dividend income!
Not too bad, let see now if you can do better!

I wish I could say that I am going to save more money in February, but sometime in February, I already have a trip plan to Cuba.

Monday, January 21, 2019

A creamy caramelized onion soup for the cold weather

These days, the weather is really cold in Montreal. This evening, I cook for the second time the most delicious soup of all: creamy caramelized onion soup from Trois fois par jour. The first time I made this soup, I didn't take time to caramelized my onions and the soup had a real heavy taste of onions. Fact is, caramelized onions don't taste onion. :-)

You may have notice, this past weekend, I updated my portfolio. On date of January 18, my net worth was of $206 278.84. My margin debt is now at $45 356.10. Today again, the TSX closed the session on a positive note. With those 15 354.16 points, my non-registered portfolio closed the day at $125 814.01, my TFSA at $59 854.87 and my RRSP portfolio, stoks only, at $39 653.55. My net worth is now probably at 207k, slowly moving forward the $300 000, only missing... $93 000. Currently, the most exciting thing that is going on is the upcomig extradition of Meng Wanzhou to the USA. This had last for too long now. I just don't understand why that Chinese woman is still in Canada. The rich Chineses appear to me as being really arrogant. They are not above the law. We don't need Huawei to build our future 5G network.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

My investment portfolio on date of January 18, 2019

Cold cash: $12.89

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $11 280.50
Methanex Corporation (MX): $8 037.09
Fortis Inc.
(FTS): $5 698.59
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL): $28 307.72
Corby Distilleries Limited (CSW.A): $2 598.75
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE): $2 704.24
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI): $3 398.62
TMX Group Inc. (X): $608.40
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL): $3 625
WesternOne Inc. (WEQ): $21
TransCanada Corp (TRP): $1 381.25
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $9 832.50
Enbridge Inc. (ENB): $15 410.92
Emera Inc. (EMA): $1 122.75
BCE Inc. (BCE): $1 227.60
Saputo Inc. (SAP): $1 575.60
Lassonde Inc. (LAS.A): $2 009
Loblaw Companies (L): $762.96
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $7 680
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM): $3 288
ATCO Ltd. (ACO.Y): $2 394
Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JWEL): $2 180
WSP Global Inc. (WSP): $3 208
Aecon Group Inc. (ARE): $1 849
Aphria Inc. (APH): $1 768
TFI International Inc. (TFII): $3 108.80
George Weston Limited (WN): $93.86

TOTAL: $125 172.15

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): $1 634.56
General Mills Inc. (GIS): $1 390.72

TOTAL: $3 025.28 US: $4 010.46 CAN

Tax-free savings account (TFSA):
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI): $14.35
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): $860.30
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN): $1 245
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR): $4 370
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF): $28.86
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN): $3 451.17
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN): $1 126.50
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A): $2 490.50
Hydro One Limited (H): $2 127.30
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $1 446.20
Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN): $3 570.90
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN): $3 159.80
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM): $6.60
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI): $2 414.70
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $3 944
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $1 486.20
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $2 287.60
BCE Inc. (BCE): $502.20
Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (NVU.UN): $3 918
Sienna Senior Living Inc. (SIA): $1 354.40
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $715.60
Richelieu Hardware Ltd. (RCH): $1 168.86
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $1 050
Northland Power Inc. (NPI): $2 290
Calian Group Ltd. (CGY): $2 238.50
BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO): $1 934
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU): $1 391.04
WSP Global Inc. (WSP): $1 604
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRT.UN): $576.10
Cargojet Inc. (CJT): $2 140.20
Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (ACR.UN): $796.32
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR): $3 397.50
Cash: $275.70

TOTAL: $59 382.40

RSP investment portfolio: 
Emera Incorporated (EMA): $12 529.89
EnCana Corporation (ECA): $1 004.40
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $2 169.30
Telus Corp (T): $2 309
Royal Bank of Canada (RY): $1 972
Savaria Corporation (SIS): $3 030
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): $2 418.84
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC): $4 954
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN): $1 254
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH): $400.33
CAE Inc. (CAE): $1 883
CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A): $3 025.75
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX): $894.50
Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B): $750
Logistec Corporation Class B Subordinate Voting Shares (LGT.B): $303.17
(BEP.UN): $713.45
Cash: $74.79

Total: $39 686.42         

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund + CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund + CIBC Monthly Income Fund: $2 766.06

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

GIC National Bank: $1 337.79               

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP B: $1 201.91
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio: $1 304.75
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund: $1 170.48
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund: $1 556.29
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest: $1 176.19
Total: $6 409.62

Other various: $11 742.40

TOTAL: $63 022.04

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
$251 634.94
On date of January 18, 2019

My debt situation on date of January 18, 2019

Margin account: $45 356.10 @ 5.50%
Annual interest: $2 494.59

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