Stock Market Series

How Are My Picks On Stocks (Part 1)?

  I have included these companies in my Stock Watch List because they are power producing companies that are publicly traded companies that pay dividends.   But do they all have durable competitive advantage? Let's take a look! Capital Power Corporation (TSE:CPX) Capital Power Corporation is a North American power producing company that is headquartered in Edmonton,… Continue reading How Are My Picks On Stocks (Part 1)?

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Stock Market Series

Do Canadian Railway Companies Have Long-Term Competitive Edge?

  Back in over 100 years old, it was very common for goods to be transports via rail and sea.  Nevertheless, the introduction of trucks and airplanes later on had given companies other options to transports their products as road transport is the most flexible and air transport is the quickest. Despite the falling popularity… Continue reading Do Canadian Railway Companies Have Long-Term Competitive Edge?

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How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 1)?

In the past, we had evaluated the five biggest Canadian banks to see whether they all have durable competitive advantage. But how about American banks?  Do they all have durable competitive advantage as well? According to Bankrate, the five biggest American banks are JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Goldman… Continue reading How Do American Banks Compared to Canadian Banks (Part 1)?

Personal Finance, Stock Market Series

TD Bank vs. Other Four Big Banks? Which bank(s) to invest in?

First of all, I would like to thank all the people who are following and reading my blog.   I am shocked because I just started this blog recently.  I appreciate you guys love my content. Let's get back to the topic. We now know TD Bank (TSX:TD) is a good company to invest in… Continue reading TD Bank vs. Other Four Big Banks? Which bank(s) to invest in?

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Was Buying TD stocks the right decision (Part 2)?

So far, TD Bank (TSX:TD) seems to have a durable advantage because of its positive results from the income statement. Lets evaluation the bank's balance sheet in the 2016 annual report (some of the accounting calculation require the income statement): 1700% of net receivables to gross sales, which remains questionable to its durable advantage  … Continue reading Was Buying TD stocks the right decision (Part 2)?

Personal Finance, Stock Market Series

Was Buying TD stocks the right decision (Part 1)?

When I bought Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD) shares six months ago, I bought them just because TD bank pays dividend and banks in Canada never go bankrupt.  As a result, it is a decent investment as it would give me 3% return every year. But after I read Warren Buffett's book, I am wondering if I… Continue reading Was Buying TD stocks the right decision (Part 1)?

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How To Choose Which Stocks to Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 2)?

In the last part, we talked about what Warren Buffett looks for in an income statement in order to determine whether a company has long-term competitive advantage. Here are what Warren Buffett looks for when interpreting a balance sheet: Positive if the company hold a lot of cash, short-term investments and has little or no… Continue reading How To Choose Which Stocks to Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 2)?

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How To Choose Which Stocks to Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 1)?

I have invested in stock market for a while now.   I have bought penny stocks, bank stocks, energy stocks....you name it.   I had made and lost money in the process. Ultimately, buying stock and holding them long-term is the way to go because you would lose money on trade commissions in the long… Continue reading How To Choose Which Stocks to Buy and Hold Long-Term (Part 1)?