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I just bought some stocks

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Greetings fellow investors!

My journey as a trader began with trading stocks. Actually I should not say “trading” as when I first decided that I wanted to become a trader I mainly bought stocks and held on to them. What I did is I used to buy income producing stocks with a buy and hold strategy in mind. Unfortunately roughly two or three years ago I had to liquidate my stocks as I needed the money for one of life’s “big purchases” so for some time now I haven’t owned a single stock. This has changed just the other day as I just bought several stocks that I’m looking to hold on to for as long as I can or as long as it makes sense to do so.

While I now am more preocuppied with trading on the Forex market I thought that it would make good financial sense to diversify my money and thus came the decision to get back to what I did when I first got into trading – ie buy income producing stocks. So the stocks that I just bought are all income producing – they pay dividends – stocks. Incidentally they’re all Canadian stocks. For now I think I will stick to mainly Canadian stocks. You will see why they’re all Canadian stocks once I tell you specifically which stocks I bought – I’m sure you’ll notice a pattern.

Before I go any further in case you are wondering which broker I use, wonder no more as I will tell you. It’s a Canadian broker called Questrade and as far as I know they offer the lowest stock trading commissions of all the Canadian brokers. To be 100% honest that’s the main reason I trade with them. I haven’t had to call them or test their customer service and all those other aspects. All I mainly care about at this stage is low trading costs and this broker fits that bill.  Anyways, moving on.

So now I bet you’re curious to know which stocks I bought. OK, I will tell you. Please do not take this as a “stock pick” or as a recommendation of any kind. The reason I bought these specific stocks are my own and these may NOT be right for your portfolio. OK, so here is the list of stocks that I just bought – for now. I will add more as time goes, but they will ALL be dividend paying stocks.

1: ALGONQUIN POWER – AQN.TO

This is a utility company – ie they generate electricity from mainly renewable sources such as hydro and wind energy. I see this as a recession proof and stable income source – hence why I bought it.

2: BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE – BRC.UN.TO

This company is another utility stock. They have a bunch of hydro power plants in Canada, United States, and Brazil. They also own several wind farms. As with the stock above I see this one as another recession proof stable income source.

3:  INTER PIPELINE FUND – IPL.UN.TO

This company operates oil transport pipelines that run throughout Alberta and Saskachewan. They are also involved in other key infrastructure market segments, but that is beyond the scope of this post. I chose this stock because the assets they operate are key infrastructure needs in the oil rich region of Alberta. Also their business is not heavily influenced by the global price of oil, so this stock should be relatively stable regardless of what the price of oil is doing.

4: MACQUARIE POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE – MPT.TO

This business is another utility stock. They operate a wide range of power generating assets – ie Wind, Hydro, Gas cogeneration, Biomass, Solar. Among many reasons for chosing this stock one interesting and I guess not entirely logical reason is that they own a large wind farm nearby where I live. I believe this region has a lot of wind energy potential and I hope that in the future the expand the existing wind farm, and maybe even venture into putting wind turbines in the waters of Lake Erie on whose shore their existing wind farm is located.

So there you have it, four humble dividend stocks for now. My next stock purchase will probably be a company who operates a water heater rental business in Ontario. Once again this will be a very defensive and stable income stock. After that I think I’ll also grab another oil pipeline stock. Hint: it’s called Pembina.

OK folks that does it for this post. If you’d like to discuss stocks with me and other investors/traders or if you’d like to share your portfolio I invite you to visit my Stocks Nirvana forum (just put this forum together a while back but it’s still a work in progress so bear with me while I put the finishing touches on it). The link is:

http://www.stocksnirvana.com

Happy investing everyone!

Cheers,

Alan

Questrade is offering fee rebates to customers who invest in mutual funds

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Hello folks. I a previous post of mine I mentioned how my stock broker – Questrade – was giving people 10 free trades when they open a no-fee RSP account. Well since then I learned about another special promotion that they’re offering and I though all you Canadian traders and investors may want to know so you can take advantage of it.

The promo is in regards to investing in mutual funds. Questrade is offering fee rebates to customers who invest in mutual funds via both registered and non-registered accounts. What this means is that you save on trading costs. Pretty cool!

Personally I’m not into mutual funds (I prefer to invest in individual stocks) but I know there are tons of Canadians that don’t have time to do what I do (stock pick) so mutual funds are a great way to invest in the stock market without putting much effort on your part. Getting some money back from Questrade when you invest in mutual funds makes good financial sense. To help you figure out how much you’ll save they even have a rebate calculator on their site.

Now that you know about this deal if you wish to find out more about this broker or their special mutual funds promo hop on over to the Questrade homepage.

Good luck and happy investing!

Cheers,
Alan

Questrade no-fee RSP now comes with 10 free trades

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Hello my dear fellow Canadians. I just got word from my stock broker – Questrade – that their no-fee RSP now gives you 10 free trades if you open an account by March 1’st. I just thought I’d let you all know in case you’re looking for a no-fee RSP account.

To find out more details see the Questrade homepage.

Like I said this is a limited time offer.

Wishing you the best.

Alan

Market Myths Exposed – Learn the Truth Today!

Greetings Investors,

You’ve no doubt heard the old mantras: “stocks for the long haul,” “diversify,” “buy and hold.”

Investment gurus worldwide repeat them daily. But are these strategies really wise for ALL markets? Can advice that sounds so simple (but so vague) be useful to you as an investor?

Anyone who diversified their portfolios across several stocks, bonds and commodities over the past three years knows that diversification is no foolproof way to profit. The same goes for individuals who decided to buy and hold the S&P index 10 years ago — they’re barely at breakeven, even after the recent rally. Many individual stocks have never come back from the drop in 2008-2009.

During the mania — when the trend was almost always up — virtually anything had a good chance to go higher. Investors ignored advice that cautioned against risk, because there was always someone lucking into a moon shot during the insanity. The S&P index itself – followed by the NASDAQ and other markets – sat at the center of the mania. Back then, simply being in an index often outperformed other popular strategies. That’s not the case any more.

Our friends over at Elliott Wave International have just released an ebook to help you recognize and avoid bad investment advice forever. EWI’s 33-page Market Myths Exposed eBook takes the 10 most dangerous investment myths head on and exposes the truth about each one in a way every investor can understand.

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Regards,

Alan

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