Archives 2017

My TFSA Update November 2017 - The Unexpected Difficulty Of Predicting A Company's Growth

Last update on Dec. 18, 2017.

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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 this article, I’ll also show why it’s been unexpectedly difficult to forecast company financials using machine learning.

 

November Results: Up 1.6%

At the end of November, I had $48,103 in my TFSA account, which was up by 1.6% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market ...

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Should You Invest Through Peer To Peer Lending Platforms?

Last update on Dec. 4, 2017.

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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 share my thoughts on investing through a peer to peer lending platform such as Lending Loop.

 

November Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of November 2017 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+2.8%

+14.2%

+96.0%

Balanced

+2.4%

+12.6%

+79.7 ...

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How Lending Loop Works - My Interview With Cato Pastoll, CEO

Last update on Nov. 28, 2017.

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The following is a transcription of my phone conversation with Cato Pastoll, the CEO of lending loop. Lending Loop provides an alternative investment opportunity for Canadians. The contents have been edited to enhance clarity.

Jin:   Could you start by telling me about yourself?

Cato: Yes, sure. My name is Cato Pastoll. I’m the cofounder and CEO of Lending Loop. We are a peer-to-peer lending platform. Essentially, what we do is we connect individuals, so people like yourself and myself, with small and medium sized businesses that are looking for financing ...

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My TFSA Update October 2017 - Taking Back The Towel On Oil Prices

Last update on Nov. 20, 2017.

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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 this article, I’ll also explain why I now believe oil prices will settle at or above $60/barrel in the long term.

 

October Results: Down 3.6%

At the end of October, I had $47,327 in my TFSA account, which was down by 3.6% since the start of the month. By comparison ...

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Thoughts On EquBot's AI Powered Equity ETF (AIEQ)

Last update on Nov. 6, 2017.

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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 share my thoughts on AIEQ, the newly released ETF that operates using artificial intelligence.

 

October Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of October 2017 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+3.7%

+16.8%

+90.7%

Balanced

+3.4%

+14.6%

+75.4%

Slightly Conservative ...

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My TFSA Update September 2017 - Musings On Starting A Career

Last update on Oct. 30, 2017.

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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 this article, I’ll also talk about some things I wish I had done earlier in my career.

 

September Results: Up 7.0%

At the end of September, I had $49,101 in my TFSA account, which was up by 7.0% during the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by ...

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Announcement: We're Hiring A Junior Software Developer

Last update on Oct. 23, 2017.

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Given that all the resources available on this website are free, you may wonder how I (Jin Choi) make money through this site. Blogging and maintaining resources take a significant amount of time and as well as some money, yet I don't generate any advertising income through the site itself (though I do generate a small referral income by recommending Questrade through a YouTube video). Is MoneyGeek just a gratuitous hobby project?

The answer is No. The way I make money is by selling software development services to financial firms. I created this ...

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Is The Canadian Housing Market In A Bubble? Interview With Seth Daniels of JKD Capital

Last update on Oct. 16, 2017.

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The following is the transcript of the conversation I (Jin Choi) had with Seth Daniels, who is the managing partner of JKD Capital. JKD provides research and analysis to the Libertas Real Estate Opportunity Fund, a fund for accredited Canadian investors dedicated to protecting against a downturn in the Canadian housing market.

Jin: Could you start by introducing yourself?

Seth: Sure. I’ve been in the hedge fund business since 2000. I started off working for one of the pioneers of growth investing at the tail-end of the dot com and biotech ...

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What Impact Would A New Korean War Have On Our Investments?

Last update on Oct. 1, 2017.

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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 impact that a new Korean war may have on stocks.

 

September Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of September 2017 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+3.5%

+15.4%

+83.8%

Balanced

+3.1%

+13.3%

+69.7%

Slightly Conservative

+2.6%

+11.4 ...

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My TFSA Update August 2017 - Does Combining CNNs and GRUs Yield Better Stock Price Predictions?

Last update on Sept. 18, 2017.

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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 this post, I’ll detail what came of my efforts to combine two machine learning architectures - Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), and Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) - in order to make better stock price predictions.

 

August Results: Down 5.5%

At the end of August, I had $45,907 in my TFSA account, which was down by 5 ...

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