Aug 152013
 

Earlier this year in April I started a swing trade which included some Suncor stocks. I mentioned how it was an undervalued company and how the stock will likely make a comeback πŸ™‚ So I bought 100 shares at $28 each. Well I just heard on the news that Warren Buffett alsoΒ bought some Suncor shares for his holding company Berkshire Hathaway πŸ™‚ Hey, maybe… just MAYBE.. he reads my blog and that’s what gave him the idea to invest in Suncor as well (^_-) Hi Warren πŸ™‚ I’m a big fan!

Buffett had picked up 17,800,000 shares of Suncor 😯 When the oracle of Omaha is confident enough to put over $500 million into a company, you know it’s a good investment 😎 Right now Suncor is the only Canadian holding inside Birkshire. Yay, go oil sands! Β Represent Canada! I”m not sure what price Buffett paid for his SU shares, but I managed to get mine around when the stock bottomed, so this could mean I’m a better investor than Warren Buffett πŸ˜† Or I just got lucky I suppose. But now I’m faced with a dilemma. I was planning to sell my swing trade when I made $1,000 from it, which I have now. The stock climbed to $35/share today. But now that the world knows Suncor is in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio there may be increased global interest in this company. Selling when Warren Buffett is buying may not be smart πŸ˜•13_08_suncorchart

Eventually though I will have to sell and most likely make a nice profit from it. But one drawback of making money through any kind of investing is those darn taxes on dividends, interest, etc (>.<)Β Here’s a simple tip to save butt-loads on investment taxes. Before you invest, give the money to someone else in a lower tax bracket whom you trust, and invest the money under his or her name instead of yours πŸ˜€ Continue reading »