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Is Wal-Mart King of Consumer Goods Retailers?

The consumer goods sector is an interesting sector as you have brands and retailers of brands. In the retailers’ corner you  have Costco (COST), Wal-Mart (WMT) or Target (TGT) selling brands from Johnson & Jonshon (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO) or General Mils (GIS). The stock markets break those down into cyclical and non-cyclical for your information but they are all part of the consumer goods sector. As an investor, you can chose to invest in a brand or to invest in a brand retailer. Consumer Goods Retailers Since I like to compare apples with apples, I decided to look at the following companies for the consumer goods retail sector. Brands deserve to be looked at separately and they also need to be looked at based on competitors as opposed to just brands. For example, it doesn’t ...
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The Case For Buying AAPL

As an investor, you always want to keep your options open. Your stock watch list should be an ever changing list where companies are added and companies are removed from the list. For the longest time, I did not have APPL on my watch list as it was not a dividend paying company but once it did, I felt prudent in adding the world’s biggest company to my watch list not to mentioned that it has been a hot stock talked by all. Related: Managing Your Watch List When looking at a company, it’s important to not look at it with emotions and it is sometimes hard. The love / hate relationship with their product is not what you evaluate but the business, its profitability, its growth and future potential. I personally ignored it for a couple of years when it first decided to pay dividends ...
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TFSA Performance After 5 Years

The Money Sense magazine is doing their 2nd annual TFSA Race by sharing reader’s portfolio performances. What I find nice about the TFSA account aside from the tax free aspect is that everyone is on the same playing field. It doesn’t matter if you are worth millions or pennies. The rules are the same and since 2009, you can only have invested a maximum of $31,000.  The key question is how much is your $31,000 worth now? Related: TFSA Usage & Strategies Let me start by highlighting that I am enjoying a 15.35% annual return on my investments since 2009. I use the capital invested which is $31,000 to calculate the performance of my money. Note that my ROR includes the current market turbulence. Related: How To Calculate Your ROR Another performance metric for my TFSA account is ...
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