Archives November 2018

My TFSA Update October 2018

Last update on Nov. 26, 2018.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my journey of investing in my TFSA account. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book.

 

October Results: Down 16.2%

At the end of October, I had $47,481 in my TFSA account, which was down by 16.2% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 6.3% while the U.S. stock market went down by 5.0% in Canadian dollar terms. Therefore, my portfolio ...

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Announcement: We're Hiring An Intermediate Software Developer

Last update on Nov. 19, 2018.

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As many of you might have guessed, I make very little money from running this website. I receive a small affiliate income from Questrade, but that’s about it. Rather, I make most of my money by writing custom software for “asset managers”, which is an industry term for those who manage money. (Some financial advisors qualify as asset managers, but the term also encompasses other entities such as ETF providers.)

I have been fortunate to see my company grow. Project requests continue to come in, both from new and existing ...

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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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