Some investors have gravitated toward High-yield corporate bond ETFs in an effort to generate additional income. There is nothing wrong with investing a component of your portfolio in such an investment on the condition you are fully aware of the risk exposure you are taking on and can withstand a permanent impairment to your capital [...]
In a recent interview with Nick McCullum from Sure Dividend I share my opinion on the future for my Top 10 holdings. Visa The Bank of Nova Scotia 3M The Royal Bank of Canada Church & Dwight Johnson & Johnson Chevron Walmart Canadian National Railway The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Becton Dickinson Have a [...]
Many members of the younger generations are of the opinion US Social Security and the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security will not be around by the time they are eligible to collect. I am confident they will be around even though there are some minor imbalances. Even if these imbalances are not fixed, [...]
North American equity markets are certainly experiencing some interesting times of late. Volatility has picked up and we are now experiencing triple digit intra-day swings in the S&P 500. Many investors who started investing subsequent to the Financial Crisis have never experienced this level of volatility. If you started investing subsequent to 2009, market conditions [...]
Market Volatility has certainly picked up recently. Look at the iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX). Set the interval as weekly and look at different date ranges starting from the maximum date range and work your way down to the last 3 months. Note the spike commencing early February. The VXX is [...]
In previous articles I have shared my opinion on Stock Picking Rules to Follow and The Basics of Investing. I have also shared with readers in a guest post why I think Chasing Yield is Fraught with Risk. In this post I share my reasons for choosing to have a long-term outlook when it comes [...]
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 [...]
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....
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, [...]
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...