Author archives: Jin Won Choi

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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My TFSA Update November 2018

Last update on Dec. 24, 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.

November Results: Down 17.8%

At the end of November, I had $39,038 in my TFSA account, which was down by 17.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 1.1% while the U.S. stock market went up by 3.1% in Canadian dollar terms. Therefore, my ...

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How Stocks Behave In Different Interest Rate Environments

Last update on Dec. 10, 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 how the stock market has historically behaved during rising interest rate environments.

November Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+0.2%

-3.2%

+89.8%

Growth

+0.2%

-2.8%

+74.8%

Balanced

+0.3 ...

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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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My TFSA Update September 2018

Last update on Oct. 22, 2018.

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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.

 

September Results: Down 1.2%

At the end of September, I had $56,630 in my TFSA account, which was down by 1.2% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 0.9% while the U.S. stock market went down by 0.1% in ...

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What Marijuana Stocks Tell Us About Where We Are In The Market Cycle

Last update on Oct. 8, 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 market cycles - what they are, which phase I think we’re at, and why I think the hype around marijuana stocks supports my view.

 

September Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

-1.4%

+9 ...

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