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Finance Journey
08/08/2014 7:28 am

You did a great job Liquid, but you will need to clean up some holding in your accounts. If you noticed, quality stocks did really well, but your pure speculation stocks did too bad. So, just focus on the quality stocks..

Best Regards,

My Own Advisor
08/08/2014 11:18 am

Uh, I own TA. JE is almost just as bad, or the same 🙂

Why so much on margin? Why not just go/invest when cash in hand?

Mark

Asset-Grinder
08/08/2014 12:35 pm

I use TD as well. If you trade enough and have good sum total of household Td accounts you can qualify for presidents club which gives u lower margin rates. Doesnt hurt to give them a call to try and get your rates lower. Worked for me! http://www.tdwaterhouse.ca/products-services/investing/td-direct-investing/accounts/rates.jsp

Investing Pursuits
08/08/2014 3:56 pm

Just Energy… This is the position that I currently own that has lost the most amount of money… The dividend helps smooth things out as it money in my pocket and I can choose to do what ever I want with it.. Some of these dividends were reinvested lower my ACB…

No Nonsense Landlord
08/09/2014 4:55 am

I have just been investing in index ETFs as a core of my retirement portfolio. Not as much time to recover if I suffer a large loss, like I did in the 2000 crash. When a portfolio goes down by 80%, it stings. Even a ETF like QQQ was not safe. But it was a fun ride for a while. $40K daily swings, or 39 point jumps are fun on the upside.

Marie @ PF Pro
08/12/2014 12:37 am

Wow, you really made a good job Liquid! And having a 20 Canadian stocks is totally amazing.

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