Capitalism: A Love Story

I am not a big fan of Moore's work having had enough of his style after seeing "Roger And Me" twenty years ago. But I knew I would have to talk about the movie given my take on capitalism so as I learned as a Boy Scout in Troop One I wanted to be prepared. Read Article

Investor Know Thyself

Before you make any decisions on where to investment your nest egg ask yourself are you prepared to take on greater risk for potential greater reward. Read Article

Investing In Thanks For Dads

Fathers are the economic engines of our capitalist democracy and on this day they deserve our thanks, respect, and gratitude. Read Article

Lifting The Risk Bar

I have said many times that the only senior who should be invested in stocks is Warren Buffet. Read Article

Negotiate Negotiate Negotiate

I recently had to face a hard dilemma that involved my 6 year old daughter Madeline. Read Article

Tax Free Savings Account Too Good To Pass Up

I know its hard to believe but the Tax Free Savings Accounts that came into being in January are not too good to be true they are too good to be missed! Read Article

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Athabasca Oil Corporation has to be traded for profit when they are available.

May 12 2014 – Read ArticleAdd a comment

The stock has provided trading opportunities but has yet to establish a solid uptrend.

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Pure Technologies Ltd. an accumulate

Sep 22 2014 – Read ArticleAdd a comment

The stock is trading at high multiples and needs to deliver the next time it reports its earnings in November.

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    Re: Investor Know Thyself

    by Tony - September 9, 2014 - Read - Reply

    Hi Lou i have 3 mutual funs accounts that i started years ago, as well as an TFSA. the funds are mostly balanced and equity funds with a hint of foreign, while the TFSA fund invests the cash in dividend funds. I estimate i will be working about another 20 years. Considering that i maintain a higher than normal risk level for another 10 years maximum. What path would you...

    Re: Investing In Thanks For Dads

    by Rick - June 15, 2014 - Read - Reply

    Great tribute to fathers Lou, I sent it to all the fathers I know.


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Government Spending

Research In Motion playing catch up

Aug 9, 2010 – Read Article

Keep your powder dry and remember the best time to buy a stock is when it has established an uptrend. Anticipating a bottom could see you finding new lows with your money.

Consumer

TreeHouse Foods Inc. growing through acquisitions

Aug 25, 2014 – Read Article

The release of Q3 results is expected in November but the real driver in terms of THS will be acquisitions.

Financial Services

First National Financial Corporation setting up a trade ahead of Q2 results

Jul 23, 2014 – Read Article

With the symmetrical triangle in play and a dividend yield of 6.47% FN offers a reasonable opportunity for a profitable trade.

Education

Student Transportation Inc. may have to wait for the next bus

May 9, 2011 – Read Article

I am not sure that now is the best time to be buying STB. The company is set to report its Q3 results on May 11, 2011 which is an event that can cut both ways.

Investment Strategies

HudBay has more downside potential

May 12, 2010 – Read Article

I agree with you that HBM has potential as a short but make sure to take some target practice before you strap on the six gun and head out to the gun fight.

Technology

Windstream Holdings Inc. is a hold

Aug 27, 2014 – Read Article

Hi Lou Just curious what your thoughts are on Windstream? There’s been a lot of talk that they need to cut their dividend but the company insists they have enough free cash flow to support it going forward. They are carrying a lot of debt as well but it appears to be manageable while rates

Taxes

Flow Through Shares

May 6, 2009 – Read Article

After the RRSP, flow through shares are the last bastion of tax avoidance in Canada. They are part of the tax code and as long as the company issuing them is in compliance with the statutes you will not have to fight a rear guard action with CCRA.

Life

Boardwalk REIT in a tight trading range

Jan 21, 2013 – Read Article

At this point I don't anticipate a lot of selling pressure that would kickstart a correction.

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