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October 26 1998
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks, ETF's, Options, Warrants, Debt securities.
Stocks I Own:
ALV, AMZN, BBSI, BH, BNED, BRK-B, CGNX, CHUY, CLNS, CMG, DIS, DVA, FB, FFNW, FORM, LBRDA, LMCK, LUK, MA, MELI, NOK, PRAA, PYPL, RPXC, RRGB, SBUX, SSW, SWKS, TDG, TFSL, TRIP, TSLA, UA, WINA, TSX:BCE, TSX:CIX, TSX: CMG, TSX: DGS, TSX: DH, TSX: ENB, TSX: GUD, TSX: HCG, TSX:MTY, TSX: NA, TSX:PSD, TSX:RCI-B, TSX:RY, TSXV: WED, TSX: SHOP JPMWS, KMIWS Short Apr 2017 $110 calls on MA, Short Apr 2017 $170 calls on IBM, Short Apr 2017 $23 puts on GME, Short Jul 2017 $27 puts on TSX: HCG, Short Jul 2017 $32.50 puts on CHUY, Short Jul 2017 $24 puts on GME, Short Aug 2017 $12.50 calls on RPXC Short Sep 2017 $20 calls on LUK, Long Jan 2018 $95 calls on AAPL, Short Jan 2018 $95 puts on AAPL, Short Jan 2018 $115 calls on AAPL, Long Jan 2018 $175 calls on IBM, Short Jan 2018 $175 puts on IBM, Long Jan 2018 $32.50 calls on KMI, Short Jan 2018 $30 puts on KMI, Short Jan 2018 $39 calls on VXX, Short Jan 2018 $77.50 calls on JPM, Long Jan 2019 $105 calls on MA, Short Jan 2019 $105 puts on MA, Short Jan 2019 $24 calls on VXX
Campbell's Low-Sodium Chicken
Education And Work Information
University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Applied Science - Civil Engineering), University of Guelph (Master of Engineering), Wilfrid Laurier University (MBA - Finance), passed all three levels of the CFA Program and will be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of required paperwork.
Advisor - Motley Fool Options, Lead Advisor - Pro Canada
"Doubt, and find your own light." - Buddha
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett (Mission Accomplished! May 7, 2006, and again May 6, 2007)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
British Columbia - Any Ski Resort, New Zealand, Banff, South of France, Costa Rica
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders (apparently, I like lost causes...), Toronto Blue Jays
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Chris Brown and Kate Fenner, and their progenitors, The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir....
Great Books Read Recently:
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" - Michael Pollan
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An Interview with TMFCanuck
Last updated: 6/7/2012
What's the best advice you've ever received?
Neither a borrower, nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Polonius, Hamlet (Act I, Sc. III)
Speak to the dead. You must have something to say. They may be listening.
Can I have your stuff?
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
I'd have saved more when I was younger.
I had a great job all through high school and university (a decade working in a unionized grocery store chain in Canada). I started at the right time so as to have considerable seniority (basically could choose my hours), and made great money (to put in perspective, when I took my first engineering job out of university, my hourly rate was less than my grocery store job).
And I also went to a 'co-op' university for my undergrad, where I would go to school for four months, then work for four months (in an engineering co-op position...this is in addition to the grocery store job), and earn enough (and then some) to pay for the next semester of school.
Yet, I put literally nothing away (although I did graduate university debt-free, so there's that). Moreover, I had rung up my credit card through school and was making the minimum payments.
I mean, sure, my university girlfriend had expensive tastes, but we can't blame her for all of it.
First rule today - pay yourself first! Minimum 10% of gross income goes to investments...ideally more...ideally MUCH more!
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