Warren Buffett explains the investment value of gold. Warren Buffett explains his view of gold in a 2011 letter to shareholders. He makes the point that buying productive assets is an essential for investing success. Gold produces nothing. Good investments grow; they produce. We need to plant good investment seeds in our portfolio. Those are our well researched positions. Then we carefully attend to our portfolio to see it grow.
Canadian Investment Market Base opens the door to making money. Canada developed because of natural resources that remain the base of the Canadian economy. A sophisticated urban, manufacturing and technology culture has developed in Canada all built on a base of resource exploration, development and production.
The Other Venture Exchange Alberta Investors could support or speculate on Canadian Shield plays from Toronto or in new west coast ventures from Vancouver. However a Calgarian wanting funding…
Investment opportunity grows with the Venture Exchange merger. Investors moved beyond Toronto and the Canadian Shield to exploit new resource opportunities. Investors financed numerous Canadian Shield ventures in Toronto. However, to finance Canadian resource ventures beyond that opportunity new exchanges developed.
Investors ride rich rocks to build the TSX. Vast wealth comes from harvesting Canadian resources that built the nation and institutions across Canada. For investors, that includes the stock exchange now named the TSX that makes Toronto the dominating trading center for Canada.
Talk of Billions and Promoters – Promoters everywhere access the OTC and Grey Market. We have billions to discuss but first, just to get this out of the way; Canada does not have an OTC or Grey Market. Instead we borrow access from our friendly southern neighbor. You will recall that we covered those and the other US based markets in our discussions last week.
Sorting Stock Markets of USA and Canada. An eight part series that looks at the stock markets novice investors need to know about in Sort through the stock markets of USA and Canada. At first look, finding and picking among the thousands of stocks for an investment, can seem daunting. The challenge becomes manageable by first learning which markets to consider. As important, we need to decide which markets we want to avoid. And we need to know why.
Dangerous Dividends Flash Warning Signs. Uses Renegade Energy as an example of a company with multiple indications of a high risk dividend. Investors must notice when dangerous dividends flash their warning signs! Dangerous dividends are ones that attract income seeking investors with high but unsustainable returns. Investors can avoid the disaster of losing both the dividend and equity by knowing the warning signs of dangerous dividends.
Songstress Avril Lavigne wasn’t singing about investing but she’s right, “It’s Complicated”. Yesterday we covered the bottom line; there has to be profit on the bottom line before we accept a company as a possible investment. Today we discuss a very different story, speculation. Speculation means accepting big risk pursuing fast and spectacular returns Unlike […]
Last day of the first half or end of the second quarter on the eve of Canada’s long weekend for Canada Day. Normally a quiet day. But today there will be Blackberry excitement as they sharply missed expectations. I have long thought this technically excellent company missed the boat. Shares are trading down 23% premarket. […]