February 13, 2018
HIMIPref™ Preferred IndicesThese values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ IndicesValues are provisional and are finalized monthly
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PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.
A strong balance sheet helps good stocks measure up. (Flickr) What are we looking for? Canadian stocks that show strong balance sheet characteristics The screen If you were given the offer to buy out a company, you likely wouldn’t accept without first doing research – or at least hopefully ...
(Flickr) Q. I’m a 60-year-old retired school teacher as of this past July 2017. I have $44,000 in unused RRSP contribution room. Should I max out my contribution room on my 2017 taxes? Or just stick to topping up my TFSA? Thanks, Chris Hi Chris. Thanks for the question. Please note that RRSP o ...
After two weeks of red ink, all the major asset classes bounced back last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products through Friday’s close (Feb. 16). The latest rally extends an extraordinary run of highly correlated moves in markets, up and down. For each of the past four weeks, the major ...
(Flickr) The markets caught a bout of volatility in the last two weeks. A sudden downdraft led to breathless headlines of impending doom followed by a bounce back. Overall, stocks have been on a long bull run since the U.S. market bottomed in 2009. But the aging bull market comes with lofty v ...
(Flickr) I am considering retiring early (at 55) and based on advice from my financial planner, I can rather easily do so, primarily based on our assets, lack of any debt, and my wife’s existing defined benefit pension plan. He suggests converting my pension and RRSP holdings into a RRIF. My ...
Are We Looking at an Overcrowded Market? It’s difficult to find anyone at the moment that isn’t bullish on this pair in the long term and under the current circumstances, they may have a point. However, these markets don’t move in a straight line (even bitcoin as the last couple of months has ...
The Law of Cause and Effect is a cornerstone principle of the Wyckoff Method. Cause building on the chart precedes the Effect of a Markup or a Markdown. Wyckoffians meticulously study trading ranges on the charts for Accumulation or Distribution characteristics. Analysis of Phases (Phases A thru E) ...