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Information On My Historical Investment Performance

Due to my extreme reluctance to publicly disclose all our holdings it has dawned on me that it is quite possible readers will look at the FFJ Portfolio and will think ‘Ho Hum!’. Fair enough. In an effort to address the perception some readers may have, I have put together the following snapshot of screen [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Information On My Historical Investment Performance

How I Reached Financial Freedom Podcast

In a recent interview with Nick McCullum from Sure Dividend I share the investing and personal finance strategies I used to retire in my mid-50s from a career in Canadian banking. Subject matter in this podcast includes: how I got my start in the world of equity investing; thoughts on mutual funds, ETFs, and other [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on How I Reached Financial Freedom Podcast

How Many Stocks Should You Hold in Your Portfolio?

You can either use the 'Rifle' or the 'Shotgun' approach to investing in equities. Personally, I prefer the 'Rifle' approach where I focus on investing in a limited number of high quality companies. Continue Reading....  

By |February 8th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on How Many Stocks Should You Hold in Your Portfolio?

Staying Motivated on the Journey to Financial Freedom

This post is a follow up to my recent Tips On Your Journey To Financial Freedom article. Unless you come into sudden wealth (eg. inheritance, lottery winnings), the journey will likely be lengthy and the manner in which you acquire your wealth may be varied. Not only will the manner in which you acquire your [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Staying Motivated on the Journey to Financial Freedom

Tips On Your Journey To Financial Freedom

If one of your burning desires is to achieve financial freedom you: may have spent considerable time researching how you can reach this stage in life in the shortest period of time; may just be beginning your research on this subject matter. I don’t think there is any one right way of doing things. Everyone’s [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on Tips On Your Journey To Financial Freedom

Should You Invest When the Market Appears to be Overvalued?

In this post I put forth my reasons why investors should tune out the noise and continue to invest despite current market conditions. This does not mean I advocate investing in anything and everything and at any price. That would just not be prudent! What I suggest is that investors do their homework, remain disciplined, [...]

By |December 24th, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on Should You Invest When the Market Appears to be Overvalued?

Chasing Yield is Fraught with Risk

It is easy to see why some investors may be lured to invest in high dividend yield companies. Chasing yield, however, is fraught with risk. The vast majority of high yield stocks bear above average risk and should be avoided. Continue reading...

By |December 22nd, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on Chasing Yield is Fraught with Risk

12 Lessons I Learned From Black Monday

Some of you experienced the bursting of the dot.com bubble and some may have experienced déjà vu when the Financial Crisis hit. How many of you, however, remember being an equity investor on Black Monday (October 19th, 1987) when the Dow Jones Industrial Average caught everyone by surprise and plunged 22.6% in one day!? Continue [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|General Investing|Comments Off on 12 Lessons I Learned From Black Monday

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