Archives February 2016

Does The Fall In European Bank Stocks Signal Another Crisis? (FHB)

Last update on Feb. 29, 2016.

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If the first few days of the year portend what’s to come, 2016 is looking awfully gloomy for the stock market.

Stock prices around the globe fell relentlessly in January and that downward momentum was carried into mid February. By February 12, the stock market had fallen by more than 20% from the peak it achieved in the summer of 2015, which by definition means the stock market has become a bear market (i.e. a market in which prices consistently go down).

Although most sectors of the stock market ...

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How to Invest in Water Using the Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW)

Last update on Feb. 26, 2016.

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The following is a guest post by John Szramiak who runs Vintage Value Investing, which is one of the few investing blogs worth reading. -Jin


The United States' Aging Water Infrastructure

The current crisis in Flint, Michigan - where lead from the city's aging pipe system has leached into the water supply - has drawn national attention to the nation's aging water infrastructure.

By some estimates, more than $1 trillion in upgrades over the next 25 years are needed to the vast system of mostly underground pipes in the U.S., and experts ...

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Valuing MEG Energy, The Most Technologically Advanced Oil Sands Company

Last update on Feb. 13, 2016.

 Oil Pipe

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for MEG Energy, a Canadian oil sands company.


Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of January 2016 were as follows:


Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Moderately Aggressive




Very Aggressive



-6 ...

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My TFSA Update January 2016 - When Will Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels?

Last update on Feb. 8, 2016.

 Shares Drawing Board

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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. In addition, I’ll outline my thoughts on how quickly renewable energy could replace fossil fuels in the future.


January Results: Down 9.5%

At the end of January, I had $47,181 in my TFSA account. While this number is up by $1,066 from last month, that was solely because I ...

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Announcing Changes to MoneyGeek's Regular Portfolios

Last update on Feb. 1, 2016.

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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 explain my rationale behind the changes to MoneyGeek’s regular portfolios.


Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of January 2016 were as follows:



Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

-2.8% +2.0% +48.0%


-2.3% +1.8% +39.6%

Slightly Conservative

-1.8 ...

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