Tag archives: Gold

MoneyGeek Regular Portfolios Update - Added CGL-C.TO

Last update on March 5, 2017.

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EDIT: The original version of this article mentioned a gold bullion ETF named IGT.TO, instead of another gold bullion ETF named CGL-C.TO. I've replaced IGT.TO with CGL-C.TO since IGT.TO was delisted.

 

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 I decided to add CGL-C.TO to MoneyGeek’s Regular portfolios.

 

February Performance of Regular Portfolios

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What A Donald Trump Presidency Could Mean For Your Investments

Last update on June 6, 2016.

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"I can say with 100% certainty that there is a really good chance we could see a huge, huge [stock market] correction." - Mark Cuban

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 may happen to our investments if Donald Trump were to become president.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of May 2016 were as follows:

 

Last Month ...

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Why You Should Buy Gold If You Foresee Deflation, Not Inflation (CGL)

Last update on May 30, 2016.

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Conventional wisdom says that we should buy gold when we expect to see high inflation. The argument is simple: gold prices generally keep up with the rate of inflation, so when inflation is high, gold prices  should rise.

Five years ago, as gold prices approached $1,900 USD/oz (U.S. dollars an ounce), a stream of endless talking heads appeared on business TV channels and newspapers to promote the idea that gold was headed to $4,000 USD/oz or more.

Their reasoning was simple.

The Federal Reserve, which is ...

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5 Reasons Why I'm Avoiding Mining Stocks, For Now

Last update on Dec. 7, 2015.

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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 explain the reasons why oil and gas stocks are featured in MoneyGeek's portfolios, but mining stocks aren't.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

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

 Last MonthLast 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive +1.2% +10.9% +50.1%
Balanced +1.0% +9.4% +41 ...

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Short Course On Investments Episode 8: Commodities

Last update on Feb. 3, 2014.

In the Short Course On Investments, you will learn the basics of investing through simple everyday language. The course covers the same material as The Short Book On Investments.

In Episode 8, I talk about investing in commodities, with a particular focus on gold.

 

 

Transcript:

Hello, my name is Jin Choi and I’m the founder of MoneyGeek, and welcome to the 8th episode of the short course on investments.

Today, we’re going to talk about commodities as investments.

Simply put, commodities are physical things. For example, oil, wheat, copper and even livestock are all commodities. But, not every ...

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2013 Financial Markets In Review

Last update on Jan. 6, 2014.

 

U.S. Stock Market Had A Remarkable Year

2013 has been a great year for stock investors.

U.S. stocks made headlines by going on a tear - rising 32% during the year. The stock market rises by over 30% about once or twice in a decade, and last year was one such time that it did. It also happened to be the best return in 16 years.

To put the number further into context, if you purchased a 10 year Canadian government bond that yields 2.8% per year today, it would take 10 years for your money to ...

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5 Ways The Fed's Tapering Is Hurting You

Last update on July 4, 2013.

In my last post, I explained that 'Quantative Easing' isn't really money printing per se, but rather an asset swap - you're exchanging long term bonds for cash. In the process, they've driven down long term interest rates to historical lows.

For the last few years now, The Federal Reserve (the central bank of the U.S. with the authority to print money) has been buying up long term debt at the pace of $85 billion per month.

That's a lot of dough.

On June 19th, the Federal Reserve (i.e. the 'Fed') released a statement, and ...

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Weekend Roundup: Taper, China, US Economy and Gold

Last update on June 28, 2013.

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On every Friday, we'll bring you noteworthy articles that affects your investments.

Krugman blasted the Fed for the 'taper'

He argues that the Federal Reserve jumped the gun. By indicating that they're thinking about paring back bond purchases, the Fed effectively drove long term interest rates higher at a time when the economy still needs it.

Investors were worried about China's financial sector

In China, not everyone can get a loan from a proper bank. As a result, many Chinese businesses turned to alternative institutions to borrow money. Now, there are fears that the shadow banking system ...

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Why Watching 'College Conspiracy' Made Me Angry

Last update on May 29, 2013.

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A few weeks ago, myself and my friends watched a documentary titled 'College Conspiracy'.

As I understood it, the documentary was going to be about how much of a ripoff colleges and universities were. It turns out, the producers did talk about that, but they also gave a lot of financial advice, and the contents of the advice angered me.

In this podcast, I talk about just what they said that made me so angry.

 

 

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