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Why Tech Stocks Fell Hard In October

Last update on Nov. 5, 2018.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also comment on the fall the stock market took this October.

 

October Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of October 2018 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

-5.8%

-0.7%

+89.4%

Growth

-5.1%

-0.6%

+74.3%

Balanced

-4.5%

-0.6%

+59.9 ...

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My TFSA Update September 2018

Last update on Oct. 22, 2018.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book.

 

September Results: Down 1.2%

At the end of September, I had $56,630 in my TFSA account, which was down by 1.2% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 0.9% while the U.S. stock market went down by 0.1% in ...

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What Marijuana Stocks Tell Us About Where We Are In The Market Cycle

Last update on Oct. 8, 2018.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also comment on market cycles - what they are, which phase I think we’re at, and why I think the hype around marijuana stocks supports my view.

 

September Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of September 2018 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

-1.4%

+9 ...

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How The Top 10 Stocks Ranked By Saevis Performed vs. The Benchmark

Last update on Sept. 24, 2018.

 

Jin's Note: This is a guest post by Pierre Guenette, who is a regular reader of this blog. Pierre works at the Alberta Health Services as a Senior Analyst for the Business Intelligence Team that's part of the Seniors palliative continuing care portfolio. Pierre has a master's degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, and has a general interest in data analysis.

 

On April 27, 2018, Jin announced in the MoneyGeek forum that the Saevis website will no longer be supported/updated. My first thought was “Poop on a Stick”. That sentiment changed to something stronger when I realized that ...

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My TFSA Update August 2018

Last update on Sept. 17, 2018.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book.

 

August Results: Down 3.8%

At the end of August, I had $57,314 in my TFSA account, which was down by 3.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 0.8% while the U.S. stock market went up by 3.0% in Canadian ...

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The Vancouver Housing Market Slumps

Last update on Sept. 4, 2018.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also discuss the Vancouver housing market.

 

August Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of August 2018 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

0.0%

+14.8%

+103.8%

Growth

+0.1%

+13.0%

+86.0%

Balanced

+0.1%

+11.1%

+69.3%

Conservative

+0.1%

+9.3 ...

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My TFSA Update July 2018

Last update on Aug. 20, 2018.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book.

 

July Results: Down 10.1%

At the end of July, I had $59,600 in my TFSA account, which was down by 10.1% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 1.1% while the U.S. stock market went up by 1.9% in ...

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What Facebook's Fall Tells Us About Investors Today

Last update on Aug. 6, 2018.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also discuss Facebook’s stock.

 

July Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of July 2018 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+1.3%

+15.3%

+103.8%

Growth

+1.1%

+13.4%

+85.9%

Balanced

+1.0%

+11.5%

+69.1%

Conservative

+0.8%

+9.7%

+53 ...

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Interview with Joel Freudman of Trius Investments Inc.

Last update on July 27, 2018.

(Left to Right): Joel Freudman, John M. Robertson, R. Gordon Wheaton, Peter K. Deacon, Robert Harrison, Damian Lopez. (Not Pictured: Yousuf Soliman)

 

Jin’s Note: The following is a transcription of my conversation with Joel Freudman, who serves both as the President of Resurgent Capital Corp. and as the CEO of Trius Investments Inc. (TSXV:TRU). The transcription has been edited for clarity. I don’t own any shares of Trius.

Jin: The last time we talked, you had just started Resurgent Capital and you told me that you were thinking about investing in a few companies. You didn’t tell me ...

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My TFSA Update June 2018

Last update on July 16, 2018.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book.

 

June Results: Up 1.8%

At the end of June, I had $66,303 in my TFSA account, which was up by 1.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 1.7% while the U.S. stock market went up by 2.7% in Canadian ...

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