Stock Talk - Ep 101-Investment Decisions-October 2017-Part 1

 
 

October was pretty active month for investment decisions, especially as the market continues to surge and set records on an almost daily basis. Because of this I had to break up this post into a couple of smaller posts. In this first of a 2-part series, I share my thought process that I was going through with several investment decisions that involved buying more stock as well as a decision where I decided at first to hold my position but eventually I decided to sell and incurring a loss. 

Stock Talk - Ep 93 - Why you'll be a better investor than anyone on Wall Street

 
 

Investing thanks to computer processing power has allowed us to filter, slice, and dice ridiculous amounts of information to give us insights into the behaviours and financial performance of stocks. It is driving more and more of our decision making and I feel that at the expense of more qualitative elements that are just as important in the decision making process. People who work in the investment industry are so dependent on the numbers that they have lost context and perspective and more importantly a respect for the value of money. This is attributable to the culture of Wall Street and Bay Street. In this episode (podcast on iTunes), I provide some examples of how easy it is drown in numbers to the point that we lose context and meaning in those numbers and how as individual investors, having an awareness of this perspective can be an enormous asset and advantage in making successful investment decisions.

Stock Talk - Ep 92 - My Last 100 Investment Decisions - Updated

 
 

The cornerstone of my investment coaching practice is to teach and mentor people to make better investment decisions as it pertains to the buying and selling of individual stocks and ETF's. It’s one thing to teach this stuff. It’s another thing to model the behavior and it’s a totally different thing to actually demonstrate tangible results. In this episode I reviews my updated Last 100 list and shares my insights on my investment experience and pedigree. 

Stock Talk - Ep 87 - Impact of war with North Korea on stock prices

 
 

With Mad King from North Korea and the Mad King from the USA trash talking using their nuclear weapons on each other, Aman tries to map out what that could look like and how it could potentially impact stock prices around the world. Suffice to say, it won't be good in the short term. What's more concerning is the impact it will have on how commerce is done around the world. As much as the rhetoric has been quite hot, these 2 "leaders" have a track record for talking a good game. 

Stock Talk - Ep 86 - Something is out there

 
 

As stock markets around the world set record high's on an almost daily basis and despite all political chaos and maybe surrounding it, I keep wondering, and asking myself how sustainable this is? This just can't continue on like this.  Something deep down is telling me this epic run will somehow end...but how? What is it that will take this whole house of cards down? In this episode Aman tries to brainstorm some possible scenarios that could be the trigger to pulling the stock market down.

Stock Talk - Ep 85 - Passive investing flip-flop?

 
 

The active investing versus passive investing debate continues and it will likely continue forever. An interesting wrinkle though in the debate has popped up and it involves literally the patriarch of index investing changing teams. In this episode Aman dives into this stunning change of heart. At first Aman was ready to go into full "gotcha" on this, however this case highlights an important quality that investors needs to build up in their tool box. Excuse the coughs!

Stock Talk - Ep 84 - Investment Decisions - June 2017

 
 

At the core of my personal investing ideology is the concept of having entry and exit points for when a stock or ETF reaches a certain return level. In this episode I share some of my recent investment decisions many of which came to down to whether to hold or sell a few positions in my portfolios as they had crossed my personal return threshold.

Stock Talk - Ep 83 - ROBO Portfolio Mid Year Review

 
 

In episode 69, I reported some interesting changes that occurred on my Robo Advisor portfolio that I setup a few years ago. At the time, I thought that the changes could have been temporary as part of stepping stone. In this episode, I check in on my Robo portfolio at the mid-year mark to see if those changes have remained.