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Discussing Investments
#1
Not sure if there's any interest in an investment thread (similar to the Fitness thread), but I thought I would see if there was.  I remember seeing Highstyx talk about some of his investments in past threads.

2016 was generally good for most in the market.  I was happy to put some money into commodities early in the year and the return has been healthy (oil stocks have done well, though gold and silver has come down significantly over the year).

I was really pessimistic on some of the blue chippers out there like a Amazon (I couldn't have imagined it's market cap still growing in the year) but it did remarkably well (though I still think it's overvalued).

I'm not sure what 2017 will bring - my guess tells me though the market will start strong, it will flatten (obviously it is near impossible to continue the pace it's been on over the last couple of months).  I've been growing with market pessimism over the last 6 months so I've slowly been deleveraging my accounts as the markets hit all time highs.

If there's any interest please feel free to join in on the conversation.
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I am just getting into investments. It sounds like you are talking straight up stocks here but a friend sent me a great primer for anyone wanting to get into investing but doesn't know where to start (which is pretty much where i'm at). I am holding off on automatic payments (specifically to canada savings bonds) because of the fiasco going on with the gov pay system.

If anyone is interested here is the link: http://www.investopedia.com/university/beginner/
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You don't want to discuss investments with the Liberals on this forum!
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(2016-12-30, 11:54 AM)Stevie_Y Wrote: I am just getting into investments. It sounds like you are talking straight up stocks here but a friend sent me a great primer for anyone wanting to get into investing but doesn't know where to start (which is pretty much where i'm at). I am holding off on automatic payments (specifically to canada savings bonds) because of the fiasco going on with the gov pay system.

If anyone is interested here is the link: http://www.investopedia.com/university/beginner/

Great to hear that you're getting started in investing.  I personally think that's one of the places our education system lets us down.

I guess my post was heavily based towards stocks, but I also have hard assets like gold and silver, land, and bonds.

I'm always reviewing my weighting in each category, but have been deleveraging my position in equities (stocks, bonds), to put myself more in a cash position.  I'm not saying it's the right move, but my general outlook isn't overly optimistic.

I think the first step is determining your financial goals, and then making a plan on how to get there.  I personally don't have a lot of Canada Savings Bonds because I believe the return on investment isn't great in comparison to inflation, but some investing and learning about the market is better than doing nothing.
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(2016-12-30, 12:20 PM)CTS Wrote: You don't want to discuss investments with the Liberals on this forum!

I'm not sure how someone's political views matter in investments - I guess we'll see how the thread plays out.

I have many friends with varying political views (very liberal, centralist, and conservative) that are all investing one way or another.  I'm not sure how people plan to retire without some sort of financial plan.
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Emerging markets, specifically India - that's where I am likely going to focus on 2017.


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Real estate for me.

Almost five years ago I posted about buying up real estate in Hamilton.

Turns out, ( but I'm not sure there was any doubt) it was a very good idea.

I like tangible.

Things I can pee on.



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Some of my friends have made a lot of money investing in marijuana stocks this year. I think I'm going to join them very soon as I know of a nearby company that is going public in 2017
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(2016-12-30, 12:51 PM)Pouzar Wrote: Emerging markets, specifically India - that's where I am likely going to focus on 2017.


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Interesting.  I've read up on emerging markets but don't know enough about them to venture out of what I know.

Are you looking into indices, funds, or are you looking at particular stocks?

Does the recent war on cash that's going on there make you interested in gold, or other specific parts of their market?
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(2016-12-30, 12:20 PM)CTS Wrote: You don't want to discuss investments with the Liberals on this forum!

Yes, because they are all bitter,unemployed, libtard, lefty, commie, socialist, bottom feeding, lazy bums who all want a free ride off of upstanding,hard working,tax paying citizens like me!
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned"
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By "me" I actually meant me: Lagavulin.
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned"
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I don't have a lot of disposable income but I should start planning for my fiscal future.

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Interesting, this thread was derailed by post #3.
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(2016-12-30, 02:40 PM)poppabyrd Wrote: Interesting, this thread was derailed by post #3.

No, it was my "butt-hurt" response,and  pretentious posters' inability to ignore the one line, that derailed it.   Grin
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#15
I hope your butt recovers.
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#16
My investments:  Trump Steaks.  Trump Water.  Trump Airlines.  Trump Taj Mahal Casino.  Trump University.  Just to name a few.

Needless to say, I'm doing quite poorly.   Sad
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(2016-12-30, 12:58 PM)BlueMountain Wrote: Real estate for me.

Almost five years ago I posted about buying up real estate in Hamilton.

Turns out, ( but I'm not sure there was any doubt) it was a very good idea.

I like tangible.

Things I can pee on.



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Real Estate in the Edmonton and Calgary areas has dropped from what I can tell over the last 12 months or so.  There are deals to be had - the unfortunate side of that is that some of the people who need the income or are looking to move out are being low balled.
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(2016-12-30, 04:11 PM)art_vandelay Wrote:
(2016-12-30, 12:58 PM)BlueMountain Wrote: Real estate for me.

Almost five years ago I posted about buying up real estate in Hamilton.

Turns out, ( but I'm not sure there was any doubt) it was a very good idea.

I like tangible.

Things I can pee on.



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Real Estate in the Edmonton and Calgary areas has dropped from what I can tell over the last 12 months or so.  There are deals to be had - the unfortunate side of that is that some of the people who need the income or are looking to move out are being low balled.


The wife and I were looking to buy a rental condo a few months ago. Yes, the real estate market has dipped but not as far as the rental market. We wouldn't be able to even come close to covering mortgage and property taxes (even with a sizeable down payment). Of course, we'd be looking for equity gain over time but would want to cover costs in the interim.


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(2016-12-30, 01:30 PM)art_vandelay Wrote:
(2016-12-30, 12:51 PM)Pouzar Wrote: Emerging markets, specifically India - that's where I am likely going to focus on 2017.


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Interesting.  I've read up on emerging markets but don't know enough about them to venture out of what I know.

Are you looking into indices, funds, or are you looking at particular stocks?

Does the recent war on cash that's going on there make you interested in gold, or other specific parts of their market?


I don't think I can answer those questions but the investments would like be in funds.

These types of decisions will be made in conjunction with advise from my financial planner.


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(2016-12-30, 12:20 PM)CTS Wrote: You don't want to discuss investments with the Liberals on this forum!

Like Warren Buffett? (You do know who Warren Buffett is right?)
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