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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 ...

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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My 7 Investing Rules

Having investing rules is important as it is what keeps you from following the flock and making questionable moves. How often do you resist buying a hot stock? With some investing rules, you can avoid falling for hot tips or becoming emotional. I will be the first to admit that it has taken me a few years to really sort out my rules. The goal is not to have a long list but to have some core rules that you cannot ignore when investing. It keeps you honest to your goals. Investing Rules 1. Invest only in what I know and understand Peter Lynch said it best, if you cannot explain the business so that a child can understand it, then it’s probably too complicated. This mantra is the first filter I apply to the companies I put on my stock watch list. Related: Managing Your Stock Watch List 2. ...
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