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Business & Money
by Caledor
1 year ago
Quick Guide to Understanding Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and Everything in Between

  A lot of people seems to have an opinion about how to make money from investing, or what is the next hottest stock to buy into. Some people would tell you to buy mutual funds for retirement, or buy this and that stock.  For the individual who...

Business & Money
by Caledor
3 years ago
Book Review: Moneysense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio

A lot of people looking to invest on their own are often scared off by all the financial jargons and the wild market swings. They believe that they are not cut out to invest on their own or investing is so complicated that it is better off left for the experts. Well, Investing is actually not rocket science and this book shows you how to do it painlessly. I, myself, have read the book and applied it for my own investments, and so far, I have been making a decent returns (been using it for three years now). This article is my review of the Moneysense: Guide to The Perfect Portfolio

Business & Money
by Caledor
4 years ago
3 Signs It May Be Time To Sell Your Stocks

I find that it is much easier for investors to buy stocks then it is for them to sell. I say this because I have seen investors who hold onto the stock all the way to bankruptcy, or when the stock has made a sizeable gain and the investor still refuses to sell. Some of the thought process that goes on are: They believe the stock still has more room to go up in price so they patiently wait for it to increase further, only to miss out when the stock was at its peak. The stock has dropped and the investor believes that the stock has bottomed out, and it will go up in time, so they continue to hold The stock has dropped so much that by this point, selling it would cause a big loss, so they hold onto the stock in the hopes that one day it could go back up again

Home & Garden
by Caledor
3 years ago
The Micro Condo Revolution

If you ever in the market to buy a brand new condo, you will perhaps notice that the condo sizes are becoming increasingly smaller. If you live in Hong Kong or Tokyo, the small apartment sizes are really the norm, but if you live in North America or even Europe, the small spaces are just beginning to catch on Welcome to the micro condo revolution. Perhaps it is not a revolution yet but trends do point to ever decreasing condo spaces in newer condo or apartment builds. A micro condo is a unit that is about 200 - 300 square feet in size. The micro condo certainly has its appeal. For the single professional who does not have a family and wants to live near the urban centre, a micro condo has a lot of advantages. It is definitely cheaper to upkeep and it maximizes smaller spaces. For example, murphy beds can be folded to create room for desk space: This is the result of a crazy condo boom where developers are trying to fit more and more units into one condo development. A broker friend had sent me floor plans of a recent development (occupancy in 2018) and none of the suites had square footage above 1000. Like it or not, this is the new norm for condos in downtown Toronto.

Lifestyle
by Caledor
3 years ago
4 Reasons to Never Stop Learning

For the past year I have been working towards a leadership certificate. I took it to expand my skills and keep my resume attractive. After taking some of these courses I realized that these courses were not like the academic courses I took in university. It was not dry material where we had to memorize theories. This class taught more about life lessons and how to respond to challenges in life. I actually enjoyed these classes. It was boring at times but there is something to be learned. So, here are four benefits to continuing education even after those school days are long gone.

Business & Money
by Caledor
3 years ago
Ford Motors The Turnaround Success Story

Ford in its most recent quarter had much to celebrate about. It was its 22nd consecutive pre-tax profit, it reached a record market share in Asia, and the operating results in most global operations have been positive. Spurred by this financial success, Ford had increased its dividends to $0.15 a quarter from $0.13, at a stock price of about $16.17, this was a 3.71% dividend yield. Ford had much to be proud about Going back a little less than a decade ago, Ford Motors was a contrast to what it is today. In 2006, Ford was bleeding cash and its operating loss was a staggering $12.6 billion. This road to a slow financial ruin was a result of poor management, a lack of cohesive product development, and lax cost controls.

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