Thursday, March 30, 2017

Type of Investor

I am basically of a value investor, liking particularly dividend growth companies. I have almost stayed away from resource stocks. I am a buy and hold type investor. But I do have some fooling around money because doing other types of investments is more fun. I currently have around 44% in my RRPS accounts, some 52% in my trading account, around 3% in my TFSA and under 1% in my US$ account.

I am some 99% invested in Canadian Stock and 1% in international stock. Actually I have less than 1% international. I tried investing in the US and International stock, but did not do well so I am back into Canadian Stocks only. I wrote about this in two posts of investing on US Stocks. International Stocks.

When I stopped working in 1999, I had 50% in registered and non-registered accounts. If I had to do that over again, I would put no money in an RRSP. I never got much tax relief and I am paying a high price for what I got.

I sold my last bond in 2007 and have not invested in any since. However, I do have some GICs. This is because I taking money from my RRSP accounts and I feel that I need to 5 years of future dividends and cash or near cash to be able to survive well any future bear markets.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX-SLF, NYSE-SLF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about DH Corp (TSX-DH, OTC-DHIFF)... learn more on Friday, March 31, 2017around 5 pm

Also, on my book blog I have put a review of the book The Upright Thinkers by Leonard Mlodinow learn more...

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  1. Hi Susan,
    How about FSZ (fiera capital ) .
    Dividend increases for the last five years .