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May/June 2018 – Investment Portfolio Growth

Having a diverse portfolio of investments and assets is always a good thing to think about when planning your investment strategy and hoping for investment portfolio growth. For me, May and June showed how that diversity can help mitigate some of the risk associated with investing. After taking a big hit in my riskiest investment (cryptocurrency) and digging into my savings for a big purchase, I was able to offset those loses with the stability of my index investments, as well as my property value. Let's take a look! Overall Assets TFSA TD e-Series Index Funds There still seems to be …

Step-by-Step: How to buy Bitcoin in Canada

I got started in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in November 2017. It’s been a fun hobby that I’ve really enjoyed following and will continue to do so. A lot of people seem to have interest in getting started in the Bitcoin world, but find getting into the market too daunting of a task. There are many different ways that you can go about buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but this guide will show you the path I took to get in the market. Let's look at How to buy Bitcoin in Canada! Note: In this article, I've included my referral code in to the links to the Bitcoin exchange …

March/April 2018 – Investment portfolio growth

March and April kept with the theme of the first 2 months of 2018 and saw ups and downs for my TD e-Series portfolios. In general, my investment portfolio growth has continued though, with help from an annual pension update, and continued increases in my home equity and savings accounts. Overall Assets TFSA TD e-Series Index Funds With talks of trade wars, and questions about resource production plans, my TD e-Series index fund portfolio saw steady increases, followed by swift drops. Unfortunately in the last 2 months, we haven't seen any stability in increases, and have lot some ground …

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TD e-Series Excel – Track your Portfolio

It's finally here! I'm releasing my TD e-Series Excel Portfolio Tracker! When it comes to software, applications, or even spreadsheets to track your TD e-Series investments, I've found there is very little support on the web. I used to use Google Finance to track my portfolio, but they shut down that functionality unfortunately. Over time, I realized that the solution I was looking for to track my portfolio wasn't out there - so I decided to make my own. After requests from many of you, I'm releasing it for download! Version update history: Version 1.0 - initial release Version 1.1 - …

Step by step: How to buy TD e-Series Index Funds through TD Direct Investment

I’ve written a guide on the differences between investing in TD e-Series funds through a TD Mutual Fund Account and a TD Direct Investment Account.  I’ve also written how to buy and rebalance your e-Series funds through the TD Mutual Fund Account. Now let’s look at how to buy TD e-Series Index Funds through TD Direct Investment accounts. Before you start Before you can start trading using TD Direct Investment, you’ll need to setup some accounts.  This can be done online or in person by setting up a meeting with a TD Direct Investment rep from your local bank.  If you already have a …

Moving from TD Mutual Funds to TD Direct Investment

In previous posts I’ve talked about the differences between investing in TD e-Series funds through a TD Mutual Fund account and a TD Direct Investment account.  Both are good options, and many start with the simpler path of investing through a TD Mutual Fund account.  Eventually, this may not meet your needs anymore, and you'll need to move from investing through TD Mutual Funds to TD Direct Investment. Recap: TD Mutual Fund Account vs TD Direct Investment Account To make sure we are all on the same page, let’s quickly go over the 2 ways you can invest in TD e-Series funds. TD Mutual Fund …

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May/June 2018 – Investment Portfolio Growth

Having a diverse portfolio of investments and assets is always a good thing to think about when planning your investment strategy and hoping for investment portfolio growth. For me, May and June showed how that diversity can help mitigate some of the risk associated with investing. After taking a big hit in my riskiest investment (cryptocurrency) and digging into my savings for a big purchase, I was able to offset those loses with the stability …

Step-by-Step: How to buy Bitcoin in Canada

I got started in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in November 2017. It’s been a fun hobby that I’ve really enjoyed following and will continue to do so. A lot of people seem to have interest in getting started in the Bitcoin world, but find getting into the market too daunting of a task. There are many different ways that you can go about buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but this guide will show you the path I took to get in …

March/April 2018 – Investment portfolio growth

March and April kept with the theme of the first 2 months of 2018 and saw ups and downs for my TD e-Series portfolios. In general, my investment portfolio growth has continued though, with help from an annual pension update, and continued increases in my home equity and savings accounts. Overall Assets TFSA TD e-Series Index Funds With talks of trade wars, and questions about resource production plans, my TD e-Series index fund portfolio …

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