Author archives: Jin Won Choi

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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Why Terminating NAFTA Would Be Painful For Everyone

Last update on Sept. 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 explain why terminating trade agreements tend to hurt economic growth.

 

Aug Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+0.5%

+10.9%

+77.6%

Balanced

+0.5%

+9.6%

+64.7%

Slightly Conservative

+0.5%

+8.3%

+52 ...

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Interview with John Kalos of Merit Financial Planning

Last update on Aug. 28, 2017.

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) publish interviews of interesting financial professionals. The following is a transcription of my interview of John Kalos, who runs Merit Financial Planning. Please note that the transcription has been lightly edited to improve clarity.

Jin: Hi, John. Could you please introduce yourself?

John: Yes, of course. So, my name is John Kalos, and I run an independent fee-based financial planning firm here in Montreal called Merit Financial Planning. I’ve been in the industry for close to twenty-five years. For the past twenty years, I’ve been a ...

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Announcement: I Will Be Writing Fewer Articles

Last update on Aug. 21, 2017.

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Since I started this blog in 2013, I’ve written at least one article a week. But starting next month, I plan on writing just two or three articles a month.

The articles I publish will follow a pattern: I will continue to give my thoughts on matters that affect MoneyGeek’s portfolios on the first Monday of each month. On the third Mondays, I will continue to present my TFSA updates, as well as present my findings on my research into machine learning as a tool to use in investment choices ...

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My TFSA Update July 2017 - My New Long Term Investment Approach

Last update on Aug. 14, 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 also explain why I’m keeping my oil and gas stocks for now, and I’ll also lay out my long term investment plan.

 

July Results: Up 4.3%

At the end of July, I had $48,600 in my TFSA account, which was up by 4.3% during the month ...

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