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What did you buy? What might you buy??

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It is, especially for mining.

Just be careful with pumpers. Lots of helpful people but some do have vested interest because they got in so much earlier than the rest.
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freilona wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 2:02 pm
Other tech companies' PE is even higher (except for Open Text which I don't like for other reasons) Now that we have a non-reg account, I'm debating between selling some of the stocks which we currently own in registered accounts and replacing them with HXT in it - or keep buying individual stocks (preferably low/non-dividend payers)

When I analyzed what we already have against the index (my husband has ZCN in his TFSA), I realized it's not that bad - and somewhat similar to Rob Carrick's Two-Minute Portfolio. Not intentionally, but now that we're "almost there", maybe it makes more sense to buy stocks from the 2 sectors that we're missing, keep Financials and Energy underweight - and call it a day? :)

(I sold all remaining US individual stocks except for AT&T earlier this year, and will be indexing US and International Equities for sure. It's only Canadian Equities that make me doubt.. :))
Well, it certainly depends on how much time you can devote to keeping an eye on your port. Rod has explained many times on this post why he does not use ETF. So obviously if the stock you pick fits your goal and is not risky, you can replicate the targe of certain ETFs, less the dogs. Obviously, rebalancing your port may involve trading fees that could reduce your return (depends on your brokerage).

Thank you for sharing.
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Just bought XAW to start off my complete ETF portfolio.
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Whaaaat? A business using pressure tactics and trying to upsell? I'm so surprised and appalled! Lol! This is the most blown out of proportion thing I have heard in a while. Most businesses do this. I don't understand the why this is a story. If TD actually did something illegal, then that's a story. Employees pressured to meet sales quotas or numbers is pretty much standard.
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Jermyzy wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:50 pm
Just FYI, apart from the random calls from the banks which I never answer, I've never been pressured or upsold anything at the branch.
Same here :) Once a few years ago I was told by the manager about all the perks we can get with our then high-ish balance in our TD account (free safety deposit box, free USD account linked to the main one, better currency conversion rates etc.) I asked him for a printout, brought it home, reviewed it with my husband, decided we don't need anything - and that was it :)

(But later moved some money to Zenbanx accounts where conversion rates are really better - and it also pays 1.5% interest on CAD and 1% on USD lol)
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Jermyzy wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:49 pm
Also added to ENB
Same.. just a small position @ $54.40/share

Watching TD, HCG and HR.UN
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RBC teller once applied a credit card for me without my authorization. Visited a branch to open a savings account and after couple of weeks I received a credit card in the mail. I spent 20 minutes on the phone to cancel the card and the agent on phone kept explaining me why I should not cancel it.

golfcraze wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 3:18 pm
Whaaaat? A business using pressure tactics and trying to upsell? I'm so surprised and appalled! Lol! This is the most blown out of proportion thing I have heard in a while. Most businesses do this. I don't understand the why this is a story. If TD actually did something illegal, then that's a story. Employees pressured to meet sales quotas or numbers is pretty much standard.
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rivermornings wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 9:14 am
SJ is dropping again, is it an opportunity to buy?
Id hold off for a bit...earnings expected to decline

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