Tag archives: China

My TFSA Update February 2016 - I Was Wrong, But Oil Will Still Finish Above $60 By Year End

Last update on March 14, 2016.

 Warren Buffett

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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 addition, in this post, I’ll explain why I was wrong about the global oil oversupply and I’ll give my updated projections as to when the markets will rebalance.

 

February Results: Up 1.7%

At the end of February, I had $47,966 in my TFSA account, which is up by ...

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Is It Time to Buy Into Chinese Stocks?

Last update on Oct. 31, 2015.

Chinese meat market

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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 provide an example to show why I’m avoiding investing in Chinese stocks.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of September 2015 were as follows:

 Sep 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive -3.0% +9.7% +40.8%
Balanced -2.6% +8.3% +33.7%
Slightly Conservative -2.2% +7.0% +26.8%
Moderately ...

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How China's Stock Market Crash Could Affect Your Portfolio

Last update on Aug. 3, 2015.

Chinese navy

 

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 explain what the Chinese stock market crash means for the global economy, and what effect it could have on the value of your portfolio.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of July 2015 were as below:

 July 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive +4.1%  +21.2%  +51.2%
Balanced +3.3%  +17 ...

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Why The Chinese Subsidy Program May Be Hurting Canadian Solar (CSIQ)

Last update on July 3, 2014.

 

Canadian Solar (Ticker:CSIQ.TO) is an alternative energy company founded in Canada that specializes in the manufacture of solar panels and the development of solar power plants. It has manufacturing facilities in Canada as well as China and has managed to deliver over 6 gigawatts (GW) of solar modules to 70 countries, capable of powering about 1.5 million Canadian homes since it started its operations.

From the company’s recent investor report, its module production capacity currently stands at about 3 GW and its 2013 shipments of solar modules came in at third place globally. This makes Canadian Solar one of ...

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Why China's "Bear Stearns" Moment Matters

Last update on March 22, 2014.

Subprime Mortgages: In light of some recent news, many investors are asking, "Is this the Bear Stearns Moment for China"? As you'll see, it's an important question.

 

Last week, I adjusted MoneyGeek's regular portfolios to make them less risky. In an email I sent out to members, I outlined several reasons why I made such a change, and #1 on that list was China. In contrast, although the financial markets seemed to watch the situation closely, Ukraine didn't make the list. Here's why.

When Stock and Commodity Markets Disagree

Although it's possible that ...

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The Chinese Growth Engine Is Sputtering

Last update on Feb. 20, 2014.

"The major uncertainty facing the world today is ... the future direction of China. The growth model responsible for its rapid rise has run out of steam." - George Soros

No one has a better reputation for predicting global economic trends, than George Soros. Known as the "Man who broke the Bank of England", he became one of the richest men in the world by betting his fortune on his predictions. In the investment world, there are many people who can talk a good tale, but there are very few who can back up their talk with actual results. Soros is one ...

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Weekend Roundup: Chinese Recovery, Wealth Gap, U.S. Housing Market

Last update on Sept. 13, 2013.

Wealth Gap

Wealth Gap: The gap between the rich and poor have widened since the last financial crisis. History tells us that this is not a good thing for the economy.

 

Every Friday, we bring you noteworthy news articles that affect your investments. 

Chinese Economy Appears To Be Recovering

A couple of months ago, people were scared that the Chinese economy was headed for a 'hard landing' (i.e. a severe recession). Since then, the Chinese government appears to have stepped in to return the economy to growth - at least for now. A Chinese hard landing would have been terrible ...

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Weekend Roundup: BlackBerry, Europe, Egypt, Bitcoin

Last update on Aug. 16, 2013.

 Blackberry N10

 

Every Friday, we bring you noteworthy news articles that affects your investments.

European Economy Pulls Out Of Recession

Europe's economy returned to growth after a rather long recession. Plenty of people are still cautious though, as not every country experienced growth, and unemployment remains high. Continued growth will lift European stocks, but potentially crush bonds as governments rein in stimulus.

Unrest In Egypt Sent Oil Prices Higher

Violence broke out between the Egyptian police and the Muslim Brotherhood, killing 600 so far. The events have some people fearing for a civil war, which could potentially disrupt Egyptian ...

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Weekend Roundup: Economy, China, Grand Bargain

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

Bargain tag

Every Friday, we bring you noteworthy news articles that affects your investments.

Canadian GDP Disappointed

The economy is still growing, but barely. Looks like the Energy sector is dragging down growth. More troubling times for Canadian stocks ahead?

US Job Growth Disappointed

If there's one economic data point that investors keep a close eye on, it's this one. Many people were hopeful of a good number after a string of other good economic numbers. The disappointing jobs number sent stock markets down, and eleveated bond markets as investors expect the Fed to delay the taper.

China To Conduct ...

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Weekend Roundup: China, Taper, Budget Surplus, Glass-Steagall

Last update on July 19, 2013.

 Former senators Carter Glass and Henry Steagall

Picture: Former senators Carter Glass and Henry Steagall

Every Friday, we bring you noteworthy news articles that affects your investments.

Chinese Import And Export Data Was Discouraging

When a country imports and exports a lot, that's usually a good indicator that the country's economy is healthy. This is especially true for China, which grew by importing raw materials, and exporting finished goods. This past week, data came in suggesting that their imports and exports are slowing down, which are making people nervous about the state of their economy.

Bernanke Calmed Markets About Taper

The chairman of the ...

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