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Sun Life Financial Inc. Stock Analysis – Less volatile than its largest Canadian counterpart

Summary Sun Life’s medium term objectives are 8 – 10% EPS growth, 12 – 14% ROE, and a 40 – 50% dividend payout ratio. SLF is more of “steady as she goes” type of investment with a moderate level of potential capital appreciation. I view SLF as a less volatile long-term investment than its largest [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Sun Life Financial Inc. Stock Analysis – Less volatile than its largest Canadian counterpart

Know The Investment Risks You Are Assuming

I am constantly amazed at how so many people look for the quick and easy way to get rich without truly understanding both the RETURN and the RISK aspects of an investment opportunity. It doesn’t take long to perform a quick internet search to come up with examples of investors who overlooked the inherent risks [...]

By |June 17th, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on Know The Investment Risks You Are Assuming

Millionaire Wealth Building Habits

Have you ever heard the term "Money is the root of all evil"? Ever notice the people with no money, little ambition, or little desire to become financially free are those who use this term? In my opinion the term "The love of money is the root of all evil" is more appropriate. There is [...]

See How Inflation Impacts You. Prepare Yourself!

Inflation really impacts you so prepare yourself! On June 14, 2017, US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and all but one of her central bank colleagues voted to raise its benchmark federal-funds rate by a quarter percentage point to between 1% and 1.25% thus representing the 3rd increase in the past year and a half. [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on See How Inflation Impacts You. Prepare Yourself!

Manulife Financial Corporation Stock Analysis – This Ranks As One of My Top 5 Worst Investments

Summary This Manulife Financial Corporation stock analysis is based on Q1 2017 results. Manulife is the largest life-insurance company in Canada and ranks among the top 5 globally. Manulife has either been a wonderful or a terrible investment with much dependent on when you acquired shares subsequent to it being demutualized in 1999. I suggest [...]

Get Your Financial House in Order…NOW!

Subsequent to the US Presidential election in early November 2016, I have become “uber cautious”. My rationale for becoming this way is that: Corporate debt levels are growing exponentially despite sputtering profit growth. High-yield debt with “thin compensation” relative to increasing risk of default. Political turmoil in various parts of the world appears to be [...]

Schedule I Canadian Banks – National Bank of Canada Stock Analysis

Summary This National Bank of Canada Stock Analysis is the sixth of a 6 part series covering the Big 6 Canadian Banks. National Bank of Canada reported Q2 2017 results May 31st that were positively received by the market. Liquidity Ratios continue to be strong thus providing investors with assurances that an investment in the [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Schedule I Canadian Banks – National Bank of Canada Stock Analysis