Category archives: Announcements

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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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 April 2017 - Premium Portfolios Discontinuation And The Future of MoneyGeek

Last update on May 15, 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 decided to discontinue the premium membership, and talk about the direction I want to take MoneyGeek.

 

April Results: Down 6.4%

At the end of April, I had $59,630 in my TFSA account, which was down by 6.4% during the month. By comparison, the ...

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Have A Personal Financial Question? Ask An Approved Advisor

Last update on Jan. 2, 2017.

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EDIT: To direct a question to the approved advisors, set the visibility of the question to 'Approved Advisors Only' when you ask a question on the Q&A Forum.

Since I launched MoneyGeek, I’ve had a steady number of people ask me for advice regarding their personal finances. Sometimes, I was able to give them answers but at other times, I wasn’t able to. This is because I’m not a licensed financial advisor.

Regulation prevents me from giving personalized investment advice. I can answer general questions, such as whether or not I ...

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The Regular Membership Is Now Free

Last update on Sept. 25, 2016.

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As the title of this announcement suggests, I’ve decided to make MoneyGeek’s regular membership completely free. As well, I’ve lowered the price of the premium membership from $150 + HST every 3 months to $40 + HST each month.

This is a big announcement that comes after much deliberation, so I will explain my rationale later on in this article. But first, let me detail the list of changes.

First, if you are an existing regular member, you will automatically be converted to a premium member. Your account will also be credited ...

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Annoucing Saevis.com

Last update on July 25, 2016.

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A few months ago, I launched the new ‘Stocks’ tool in this site. The tool provides ratings and information on nearly all Canadian stocks.

When I first launched the tool, I expected it to draw a lot of visitors. Unfortunately, I’ve been disappointed with the results. I believe there are a few reasons for the lack of traffic, but two of the main ones are loading speed, and the domain name.

When you go to the ‘Stocks’ page, it generally takes a second or two to load. That may not sound ...

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How To Create Your Own Optimized Portfolios

Last update on May 23, 2016.

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A couple of months ago, I surveyed MoneyGeek’s members to understand which new features they most wanted to see. Of all the options I made available, the members most often requested the ability to create their own optimized portfolios.

For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, portfolio optimization is a process which takes a number of investments and outputs a portfolio allocation that minimizes the portfolio’s risk without sacrificing potential returns. For example, if we specify that we want a portfolio that consists of Stocks A, B and C, portfolio ...

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Introducing MoneyGeek's Stock Ratings

Last update on March 28, 2016.

 

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A few months ago, I unveiled what I had then called ‘Stock Centre’ as a new feature on this site. Since then, I’ve changed the name of the feature to, simply, ‘Stocks’, and I’ve worked hard to add new enhancements to this feature.

Today, I’m proud to show off the new enhancements. As of right now, the Stocks page has ratings on each and every single stock that trades in Canada. You can see the list of the most highly rated stocks using the ‘Research’ -> ‘Stocks’ menu ...

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Introducing The Oil Glut Tracker

Last update on Dec. 28, 2015.

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If you've been following this blog for a while, you would know that I think oil prices will rise much faster and to higher levels than many Wall Street analysts believe. My difference in opinion primarily stems from one belief: While other analysts believe the world is overproducing oil by as much as 1 million barrels/day today, I believe the supply and demand of oil is largely balanced.

Unlike Wall Street analysts who tend to take a government agency's oil supply and demand estimates at face value, I ...

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Announcing Stock Centre

Last update on Nov. 30, 2015.

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I want to start this announcement on a personal note.

Insofar as investments are concerned, this year is shaping up to be the toughest one in my life. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know that my portfolio has taken a big hit over the past year. My financial loss however, is not why this year has been tough for me.

As you may know, I offer two types of paid subscriptions on this site. Regular members have access to certain tools, including various types ...

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