Fiscal Update – Oct 2015 – Market Rebound

Big Turnaround

It was a huge win for the markets in October. ๐Ÿ™‚ Most stocks performed very well. The technology sector in particular experienced the most appreciation. Intel shares increased 12% over the past month. Alphabet (Google) shares jumped 15%. And Amazon shares soared 22%. Both GOOG and AMZN prices are now at new highs. As a shareholder of many technology companies, including the names just mentioned, my portfolio saw some awesome gains in October. ๐Ÿ˜€ I also received a rental paycheque of $4,600. So that was a nice bonus on top of the stock market rally.

*Side Income:

  • Part-Time Work =ย $500
  • Dividends =ย $600
  • Interest = $200
  • Rent = $4,600
*Discretionary Spending:
  • Fun =ย $200
  • Debt Interest = $1400

*Net Worth: (MoM)

  • Assets:ย = $913,900 totalย (+20,600)
  • Cash = $2,200ย (+200)
  • Stocks CDN =$95,900 (+10100)
  • Stocks US = $68,900 (+5500)
  • RRSP = $61,100 (+4600)
  • MICs = $15,800 (+200)
  • Home = $259,000
  • Farms = $411,000
  • Debts: =ย $499,300 totalย (-2800)
  • Mortgage = $191,800 (-400)
  • Farm Loans = $198,800 (-500)
  • Margin Loan CDN = $27,700 (-200)
  • Margin Loan US = $27,000 (-600)
  • TD Line of Credit = $24,000 ย (-500)
  • CIBC Line of Credit = $10,000
  • HELOC = $18,200
  • RRSP Loans = $1,800 (-600)

*Total Net Worth = $414,600 (+$23,400 / +6.0%)
All numbers above are inย $CDN. Conversion rate used: 1.00 CADย =ย 0.76 USD

This was one of the best months of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was mainly thanks to the positive stock market performance, especially the high single-digit gains on the U.S. stock exchanges.ย The farm rent helped a lot as well. I used it to pay back the $4K I borrowed to buy some new Royal Bank shares. I took on debt hoping my investment would pay off. So far RY shares are up 5% since I bought them, and I’ve paid 0.35% interest on the loan. So my plan to make money using other people’s money is working. ย I hope things continue to go smoothly for everyone’s investments for November as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

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China is ending its one child policy.

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11/02/2015 2:13 pm

Huge congrats my friend. Things are looking very well for you and your investment! My October performance wasn’t too bad either but not as good as yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep up the good work!


11/02/2015 2:19 pm

Very nice gain for October. I hope the trends will continue for next few months in Canadian stocks due to year end rally and the election results.

I assume you will get the one million asserts in few months.

Keep investing!


My Road to Wealth and Freedom
My Road to Wealth and Freedom
11/02/2015 4:25 pm

Congrats Liquid on passing the 400k mark! I’m hoping to see a similar boost when I crunch my numbers this week.

Financial Underdog
Financial Underdog
11/02/2015 5:24 pm

Good stuff! That’s a great milestone!

11/02/2015 5:50 pm

$23,400 is like a dream, it looks like your asset will exceed the $1M by the year end :). Even if you don’t add anything anymore, just let things run by itself, the investments will pay off the debt so you’ll be a millionaire after the debts are paid for. In the capitalist environment, you have to leverage, that’s exactly how to get ahead, and you are way above the curve among us millennial. Great job, bro

Investing Pursuits
11/02/2015 5:58 pm


Congrats on passing the $400K mark in net worth. I heard they were predicting a warmer than normal winter this year which would be good for your farms are the farms should be able to yield more crops. This could possibly mean higher rent checks for you.
11/03/2015 5:47 am

Congratulation on an amazing month !

11/03/2015 11:16 am

Government of Saskatchewan’s been doing their best to put an end to any further farm appreciation, though:–8926.html

11/03/2015 12:57 pm

I look at your net worth every month and it constantly amazes me! How did you build up such a massive amount of stocks (CDN and US) on your small salary? I’d love to just copy you and do it your way, my way of saving involves months and months of painful scraping before anything happens.

Also with the oil crash and it mostly affecting Alberta and Saskatchewan (houses in my city Calgary have already suffered greatly with more to come I hear), do you think land will be affected by this also? Also does your net worth include everything, like those bonds you just purchased that you paid off with the rent cheque?

11/05/2015 4:28 am

I have a question. Based on your above summary you have two mortgages:
Mortgage = $191,800
Farm Loans = $198,800
For a total of $390,600

You also a monthly expense “Debt Interest” of $1400. Is this just the combined interest payment on those two mortgages? And you then are also tracking the change in your debts (-400 and -500 respectively).

Am I correct in figuring then that your monthly carrying costs for your two mortgages is:
$1400 interest
$400 principal home
$500 principal farm
For a total of $2300

Hopefully you can clarify. I just want to understand how you are tracking this.

11/05/2015 4:56 am

Ok, Another question then. Looking at just your real estate, you have:

Home = $259,000
Farms = $411,000
Mortgage = $191,800 (-400)
Farm Loans = $198,800 (-500)

In simple accounting terms: Assets = Liabilities + Equity
You don’t have Equity listed anywhere, other than as the total difference between your Assets and Liabilities, which is just another way of listing it. I’m curios though, is the Asset value you have listed the (a) purchase price or (b) the expected fair market selling price at the current time?


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