Archives 2019

My TFSA Update February 2019

Last update on March 18, 2019.

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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.

 

February Results: Flat 0.0%

At the end of February, I had $43,262 in my TFSA account, which didn’t change much since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 3.0% while the U.S. stock market went up by 3.6% in Canadian dollar terms. Therefore, my portfolio underperformed ...

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Why Warren Buffett Doesn't Consider Book Value Meaningful Anymore

Last update on March 4, 2019.

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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 Warren Buffett’s rationale for abandoning book value as his method for tracking investment performance.

 

February Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of February 2019 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+1.6%

-3.2%

+93.5%

Growth

+1.4%

-2.5%

+78.2%

Balanced ...

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My TFSA Update January 2019

Last update on Feb. 18, 2019.

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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.

 

January Results: Up 0.5%

At the end of January, I had $43,276 in my TFSA account, which was up by 0.5% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 8.4% while the U.S. stock market went up by 5.9% in Canadian dollar terms. Therefore ...

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Chinese Economic Slowdown Starts To Bite

Last update on Feb. 4, 2019.

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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 talk about China’s slowing economy and the effect it has started to have on US stocks.

January Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of January 2019 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

5.1%

-4.6%

+90.5%

Growth

4.5%

-3.7%

+75.7%

Balanced

4 ...

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My TFSA Update December 2018

Last update on Jan. 21, 2019.

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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.

 

December Results: Down 5.1%

At the end of December, I had $37,045 in my TFSA account, which was down by 5.1% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 5.4% while the U.S. stock market went down by 8.2% in Canadian dollar terms. Therefore, despite ...

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Flirting With The Bear Market

Last update on Jan. 7, 2019.

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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 talk about the stock market’s recent plunge.

 

December Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

-4.5%

-7.8%

+81.3%

Growth

-3.8%

-6.7%

+68.1%

Balanced

-3.2%

-5.7%

+55.2%

Conservative

-2.6 ...

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