Author archives: Jin Won Choi

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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My TFSA Update August 2018

Last update on Sept. 17, 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.

 

August Results: Down 3.8%

At the end of August, I had $57,314 in my TFSA account, which was down by 3.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by 0.8% while the U.S. stock market went up by 3.0% in Canadian ...

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The Vancouver Housing Market Slumps

Last update on Sept. 4, 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 discuss the Vancouver housing market.

 

August Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

0.0%

+14.8%

+103.8%

Growth

+0.1%

+13.0%

+86.0%

Balanced

+0.1%

+11.1%

+69.3%

Conservative

+0.1%

+9.3 ...

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My TFSA Update July 2018

Last update on Aug. 20, 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.

 

July Results: Down 10.1%

At the end of July, I had $59,600 in my TFSA account, which was down by 10.1% 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 1.9% in ...

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What Facebook's Fall Tells Us About Investors Today

Last update on Aug. 6, 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 discuss Facebook’s stock.

 

July Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+1.3%

+15.3%

+103.8%

Growth

+1.1%

+13.4%

+85.9%

Balanced

+1.0%

+11.5%

+69.1%

Conservative

+0.8%

+9.7%

+53 ...

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Interview with Joel Freudman of Trius Investments Inc.

Last update on July 27, 2018.

(Left to Right): Joel Freudman, John M. Robertson, R. Gordon Wheaton, Peter K. Deacon, Robert Harrison, Damian Lopez. (Not Pictured: Yousuf Soliman)

 

Jin’s Note: The following is a transcription of my conversation with Joel Freudman, who serves both as the President of Resurgent Capital Corp. and as the CEO of Trius Investments Inc. (TSXV:TRU). The transcription has been edited for clarity. I don’t own any shares of Trius.

Jin: The last time we talked, you had just started Resurgent Capital and you told me that you were thinking about investing in a few companies. You didn’t tell me ...

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My TFSA Update June 2018

Last update on July 16, 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.

 

June Results: Up 1.8%

At the end of June, I had $66,303 in my TFSA account, which was up by 1.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 1.7% while the U.S. stock market went up by 2.7% in Canadian ...

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How Much Would The Trade Dispute Cost Canada?

Last update on July 2, 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 talk about the potential impact that the latest trade disputes could have on the Canadian economy.

 

June Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+0.7%

+13.4%

+101.2%

Growth

+0.6%

+11.7%

+83 ...

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My TFSA Update May 2018

Last update on June 18, 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.

May Results: Up 5.8%

At the end of May, I had $65,120 in my TFSA account, which was up by 5.8% since the start of the month. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went up by 3.1% while the U.S. stock market went up by 3.3% in Canadian dollar ...

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The Italian Scare

Last update on June 4, 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 talk about how the Italian political situation has caused some concern among investors.

 

May Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

+0.6%

+9.2%

+99.9%

Growth

+0.5%

+7.9%

+82.8%

Balanced

+0.4%

+6 ...

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