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Dec 172014

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to get stock tips or have investing ideas delivered to your email. I’m also on The Twitter.Thanks for visiting!Tweet Here’s Eddie, which kind of rhymes with steady. Does him writing here every week count as him and I going steady? Probably.  The E-Myth Revisited is a book written by business consultant and writer Michael E. Gerber.  He is a passionate spokesman for igniting the entrepreneurial spirit and promoting small businesses.  I have written a brief review on my website, however, there are Read More […]

Dec 152014

Tweet Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC:TSX) is Canada’s oldest company, incorporating in 1670 so the English could harvest Canada’s ample bounty of furs rape the wilderness of everything that wasn’t nailed down. King Charles II gave the company exclusive control of what was called Rupert’s Land, which was named after his brother, Prince Rupert. Rupert’s land stretched from Northern Ontario all the way west into now what is British Columbia, some 15% of North America’s land mass. Because of its advantaged position in the fur trade, HBC ended up dominating trade in Read More […]

Dec 142014

Tweet Let me tell y’all a story about my days working in a grocery store. Gather round, children. When we moved from a smaller to a larger location, we expanded the number of areas in the store with shopping baskets from one to something like five. There was the usual location right by the door when people would first come it, but then we’d have little stacks of baskets set up throughout the place. There was a little stand in produce, one by the meat department, one in frozen foods, Read More […]

Dec 122014

Tweet Because, hey, we haven’t had one of these in a while. This might be fun. I’m looking to make money by selling some of my old things. Do you have any suggestions? Phil Look, I’m not opposed to people selling off their unused crap. Lord know that I have enough of it, and I don’t really have much junk. If you ever want a wake up call of just how much unnecessary crap you own, just go live in a foreign country for a while. You’ll realize that you only Read More […]

Dec 102014

Tweet It’s Eddie time, yo.  The primary purpose of last week’s Bezos and Skilling allegory is to advance the idea of not just investing in the long term, but to evaluate how you value your time and investments on a personal level.  For example, given you had spare cash to invest, the majority of PF bloggers would espouse one of or a combination of the following: Pay off debt Put it into your emergency fund Invest it in index funds within your RRSP (really advanced ones would suggest you re-invest Read More […]

Dec 082014

Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I wrote some words about borrowing to invest. And like all my crap high quality bloggenin’, I’m sure all of you were literally on the edges of your seat in anticipation. I promised a model portfolio if enough people (>0) were interested, so here we go. (Note: if you signed up for the Financial Uproar weekly newsletter, you got a special peek at this article a day before everyone else did. That’s kind of a neat feature, right? The sign-up form is on the Read More […]

Dec 072014

Tweet If there’s one thing I like to talk about, it’s value investing. Well, that and boobs. And like I’ve alluded to approximately 13.3 billion times, you need to spend a lot of time reading if you’re going to be good at it. Now that I have time on my hands, I spend easily a couple of hours per day researching potential investments, running stock screens, and just generally not wearing pants. I’ve probably spent more time looking at TSX Venture stock balance sheets than you have with your kids. Read More […]

Dec 052014

Tweet Now that my parents are getting to the point where they have more grey hairs than brown, they’ve started making some portfolio adjustments. My Dad’s day job is managing his real estate, and so he’s begun the slow process of selling off some of his property. My Mom has cut back to only working 2-3 days per week, and yet still doesn’t cook me dinner and ship it to Korea. Don’t worry, I’ll get her back at Christmas. But the biggest change, at least for the sake of this Read More […]

Dec 032014

Tweet This week’s post is about esoteric investing philosophy and decision-making using two CEOs as comparables. Last week, I wrote that it is necessary to invest strategically, particularly in investments that are difficult to quantify (although I would rephrase that specific point in my last post, the spirit would remain the same).  It is on this point that I would like to explore further this week by using the allegories of current Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling. Jeff Bezos was a New York investment banker Read More […]

Dec 012014

Tweet   Financial Uproar: where else can you get totally non-topical pictures of obscure 80s references? In case your head is so far up your own ass that you haven’t been paying attention, the price of oil is getting crushed. After hitting a peak of nearly $110 per barrel in the summer, oil has been falling faster than my self esteem while watching the latest Channing Tatum movie. DAMN HIM AND THOSE PECS. As I type this, the price of a barrel of crude is flirting with $65. That’s bad, Read More […]