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GOOGLE has reached over $1000 per share!

18 Oct

Lately, I’ve been a little put off with blogging. Mostly due to the fact that I don’t get any recognition from other PF bloggers around the web plus the first couple weeks of October, my stocks took an overall beating in the markets.  Anyways, did ya all miss me?  Hello, anyone out there?  Am I just writing to myself?  LOL.

You can say I’m a stock rogue.  How many other Dividend Stock Bloggers out there own Google?  I haven’t seen Google in any of their portfolio except for my good pal: Freedom35.  Google doesn’t pay out a dividend, so “Dividend Bloggers” avoid it like a plague.  But Google is a good value play and still growing everyday.  For me, I am looking for share appreciation.  You know what?  I made a pretty penny out of it.

So how come I’m not on this SAVEINVESTGIVE blog’s list of portfolios?  It’s a great list of other blogger’s portfolio, I like to see what other people are investing in.  But I haven’t seen a single Google share held by any of them.  Go figure?  *Update:  I did make it on after all!*

My stock weightings are all over the place.  I invest heavily in a few selected stocks to just gobbling up one share in PRICELINE.  I don’t really diversify… it might catch up to me one day, but right now, I am doing fine.  I buy what I like when I like.  I don’t conform.  You need to realize that you’re the only one in charge of your own portfolio.  Listening to others will just be following the pack… not really breaking away and making it big.

Enough bitching for the day, I’m done.


Sold Out- LG Nexus 4 at Google Play

13 Nov

I jumped the gun and sold my old phone in anticipation of buying the new LG Nexus 4 at Google Play today!  Only to be disappointed as I was a second too late.  It went live just before 9am.  I was actually at the Google Wallet checkout, clicking the pay and continue button.  But the continuation part failed miserably as Google was swamped by too many eager buyers.  After minutes of loading, there was an error sign noting that my order did not go through.  After refreshing my page again, it was back to “COMING SOON”.  Units were sold out within minutes in N. America.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of the lucky ones who managed to land one.

Already, scalpers are selling these phones at an inflated price.  No I’m not going to pay a premium just to get my hands on this phone.  I will wait patiently for the next release.  Hopefully, by then, there will be a lot of inventory for the common users.

So when are they going to roll out the next release for this over hyped phone?  From reports, in the coming weeks… but who really knows until the official announcement.  At least, give me the option of pre-ordering when it does come back in stock!

Now, I am phoneless for who knows when.  The backup unlocked phone I have does not work with my new Bell SIM card.  -_-

Note:  Bell SIM card work in the Nexus 4, but you will have to cut your sim to a micro SIM card.  You can either go to store to get it cut or they will give you a new micro SIM card from what I hear.

A couple of dissapointing weeks in October

1 Nov

Sure enough, what goes up must come down.  Cliff Natural Resources was making an effort to climb out of its depths, only be push back down into the mid 30s price range.  My new buys for REI.UN and WYN haven’t done so well since I added them to my portfolio.  I had WYN at a profit, maybe I should have taken the capital gain… what little of it than to hold out for a come back.  Anyways, I’m really surprised that I haven’t made any changes to my portfolio.  I am being strong here.  I was doing better a few weeks back than now especially with the anti-climatic fall of Google.

Anyways, I’m going to buy Google’s Nexus 4 by LG android phone.  It’s my Xmas bonus from my new job 🙂  Hmm, or I shouldn’t buy into new toys and just use my mediocre HTC smartphone till my contract ends??  I’ve only used it over a year…  Decisions, decisions, what to do?  By the time, I’m done with my contract with Bell… maybe the smartphone market will drop and become cheaper overall like TVs!

Traveling is just around the corner for me!  In February, I’ll be taking full two weeks off!  I haven’t had a long vacation in six years!  I’ll be re-visiting Rome for three days and cruising ten days in the Mediterranean!  This will definitely make a dent in my savings, but you know what… You can’t always be that tight with your money!  Gotta enjoy life while you can!

My mind is wondering…

19 Oct

Towards my stock portfolio again.  Just a couple of days ago, my Google and other stocks were making a stride into the greener pastures.  I was giddy and giggles.  Suddenly, Google announced a 15% decrease in earnings just ruined EVERYTHING.  My 20% plus gain in Google shrunk in a span of a few hours in the morning.  I wasn’t even paying attention till a fellow blogger, Freedom Thirty Five, pointed out Google’s sudden 10% drop.

Tonight, I’ve been just staring at my portfolio.  Mulling…Where have I gone wrong for 2012?  My greediness and impatience have led me to my own demise.  Undisciplined in my own core values. Giving up and selling good stocks when I should have kept them.  Holding over appreciated stocks and not capitalizing on the gains.  Listening to bad advice about a couple of penny stocks that have cost me $8,000 in capital losses.  Not participating when the markets were down after May 2012.  Perking up only recently to get my arse whoop again by unforgiving markets.

My impatience is screaming at me to sell whatever gain you have left of Google which is about $1700.  Should I sell or just keep it?  I really don’t want to hold this when it comes down below my buy in price.  Ok, I think I will only sell if my gains will dip below $1500.  That’s my tolerance.

I held many good stocks and sold out.  Could this be just one of the many that I let go?

It’s time to get back on track again!

20 Sep

Zombie state, midnight, don’t know quite what to say.  Selling out has been a real blow to me for the past few months.  It’s time for me to face the reality of the losses and move on.  I’ve been stagnant in the stock world.  Work these days doesn’t give me a whole lot of time to think about stocks.  Maybe it’s a good thing since the few stocks I own are slowing climbing out of its hole and churning out some profits.  Sitting on a pile of cash waiting to be deployed.  I waited too long since the market has been on the upswing in the last while.

An update on my portfolio, it’s a little lighter and I’ve gotten rid of the bad seeds.  Time for me to add some good paying dividend stocks or even a unit trust.

Cliff Natural Resources struggled in recent months, the bottom was at $32.00 per share.  I was thinking of averaging down, but in the end, I didn’t want to endanger my portfolio with a beat up company.  Since then, it’s been trying to make its way back.  I’ll be holding onto this one for a while since it’s in my QT RRSP account.  Lesson: If the company is down, but it’s still a good company.. take a risk and buy some.

As always, I tend to sell out.  From the beginning, Google struggled in the weeks that followed my buy in price.  It went down and down and all I was seeing was red.  So I set out a sell limit at $620.00 for half of my shares.  For weeks, I didn’t really paid attention to my portfolio. Low and behold, it met my price and bam, it sold.  Now, Google stands tall at $100 above my sell out price.  Lesson: Give it some time, keep the good ones close by.

For BMO and Chemtrade Logistic, I’ve wagered big on them in terms of shares.  Yet, I haven’t seen much price appreciation from them. Finally, BMO raised their dividend to $0.72/share after so many years.  While other banks have been steadily raising their dividends year after year.  I should have bought into Royal Bank, but it’s the choice I made.  Chemtrade pays a monthly $0.10/unit.  So I’ve been collecting $181.00 each month.  I’ll continue to hold and wait.  Lesson:  Be patient to those who rewards you monthly or quarterly.

As for my lone penny stellar stock, it’s has fallen from its high of $4.50 per share.  I could have cashed out and walked away with a wonderful big fat wallet, but I had hopes of it going all the way to the big boys.  That’s not the case.  Lesson:  Sometimes, it’s best to cash out before it comes crashing down.

I regret selling out my other unit truss, they have flourished to no end in sight.  I really had some good ones that I let go time and time again.  Sometimes, I just have that itchy finger to push the sell button.  Lesson:  Long term has its advantages in unit trusts where steady stream of income and price appreciation are not too far off in the distance.

One more thought, I don’t think I’ll ever listen to anyone about stocks anymore that’s where I got into trouble.  I think I do best on my own with my own style of investing.

Updates on Portfolio and Trades

1 Jun

Hey Folks,

Check out my updated posts in my Portfolio and Trades section.  I am not proud of myself in this month’s trading.  A ton of mistakes, risking too much money on margin… not that I ever got a margin call.  Impatience has certainly gotten the best of me again.  Just when I had enough and sell out of my holdings, the market springs back up… without hesitation, I ended up buying Google at $612.68 per share.  Only to watch it go down and down, while others were climbing and holding up at least.  I know Google is a reputable company, so this time, I will tough it out.

The month of May has certainly humbled me.  June is a prime example of how unforgiving the market has for retail investors.  All my previous paper gains were wiped out in a matter of a few days.  My one hope is relying heavily on my speculative penny stock which I have doubled my stakes in.  If the deal goes through, I’d redeem myself once again.  I’m young, I can risk it.

To stay on top of the market,  you need to always monitor your stocks.  Locking in your gains is always better than holding a loss.

On a lighter note, I finally made my first purchase on my new Capital One Aspire Cash Mastercard!  A couple of days ago, I went out with a few coworkers for lunch.  I ended up putting the whole tab on my card earning me 67 cents, and don’t forget their anniversary bonus of 0.5% which will come after one year!  With my first purchase, I get $100 cash bonus!  With $100 to burn, I decided to buy Hometown Heros Lottery.  It’s going to a good cause and I might get 1 in 390,000 chance of winning the grand prize.  I’ve bought a few of these charity lotteries before, I have yet to see any prizes come my way…

Apple certainly has gotten the best of me!

21 May

There’s no dwelling on the past moves.  I sold out last week when the endless sea of red was crashing in day after day.  My gains were wiped out by the violent waves that invaded my portfolio.  I just snapped.  I took what little gain I had left and climbed the mountain of cash I had to safety.  Or so, I thought…

Today was a public holiday in Canada, Victoria Day!  I had slept in… forgetting about the US stock market at the bell.  If I had done my ritual 7am check on my stocks, I would have realized that Apple was on a move again.  This time for the recovery.  Today, Apple jumped from $530 to $560.  I had sold out at $535.  I am very disappointed as I wanted to get in on Apple on the lower end of the spectrum of $500ish.

I decided to go a different route this time.  I picked up Google, 50 shares @ $612.68.  Once again, half of the stock is on margin.  I am going to stop my tirade trading ways.  I shall not trade.  I shall concentrate at the longer term gains than the short-term gains.