Kevin

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Kevin is a graphic designer from Vancouver, BC. He runs the site Freedom 35 Blog in his spare time and writes commentaries about business, investing, personal finance, and economics.
Economic Events Blamed for HSBC's Disappointing Earnings
  • Economic Events Blamed for HSBC's Disappointing Earnings

Economic Events Blamed for HSBC’s Disappointing Earnings

By |February 24th, 2017|

The earning season for banks in Europe started out with some disappointing numbers. $4.2 billion in net losses are reported by banking giant HSBC in the fourth quarter of 2016. Unfortunately this comes after a $2.4 billion dollar write down of its private banking operations in Europe. As the largest bank by assets in […]

Investment Diversification: 5 Risky Mistakes to Avoid

By |February 17th, 2017|

The Importance of Diversification
Investors often have a lot to consider. But few investment decisions matter more than asset allocation. A well diversified portfolio is as important for millennials as it is for retirees. Ideally you want to create a diversified portfolio so you don’t have all your money sitting in one type of asset. […]

Summit Materials Inc (SUM) is Poised for Growth
  • Summit Materials Inc (SUM) is Poised for Growth

Summit Materials Inc (SUM) is Poised for Growth

By |February 9th, 2017|

If you’re looking for a company to hold for the next 4 years or longer to take advantage of all the infrastructure spending by the federal government then look no further than Summit Materials. Lomas Capital Management LLC recently increased its stake in Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE:SUM) by 145%, according to its most recent […]

House Prices Continue to Climb in the U.S. and Abroad
  • House Prices Continue to Climb in the U.S. and Abroad

House Prices Continue to Climb in the U.S. and Abroad

By |February 2nd, 2017|

Real Estate is Still a Viable Investment Option
We all know that the stock market in 2016 experienced some amazing gains compared to expected returns. But stocks weren’t alone. In a world of cheap credit and negative government bond yields, it’s no surprise that real estate prices have also been significantly growing. Prices of homes […]

Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Stock Gains Thanks to Trump
  • Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Stock Gains Thanks to Trump

Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Stock Gains Thanks to Trump

By |January 27th, 2017|

The Dow Jones industrial average finally shot past 20,000 points earlier this week on Wednesday. President Donald Trump’s infrastructure project announcements certainly added a lot of optimism to the financial markets. As Trump signed the executive order to build a large wall between the U.S. and Mexican border, investors have been quick to pick […]

How to Find Underpriced Stocks Using The Graham Formula
  • How to Find Underpriced Stocks Using The Graham Formula

How to Find Underpriced Stocks Using The Graham Formula

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Knowing how to properly value a stock is probably the most important skill for a value investor to develop. The goal is to buy companies for less than their intrinsic value over a long period of time. This will almost certainly result in sustainable investment returns in one’s brokerage account. Over the last fifty […]

Shrinking Sales Space
  • Shrinking Sales Space

Shrinking Sales Space

By |January 12th, 2017|

The United States has 46.6 square feet of retail shopping space per capital, the most in the world. Even tho it has become cheaper to rent store space in some parts of the country, the retail property market is still struggling in many ways. A new report on commercial real estate shows just how […]

Getting Ready for Amazon Go
  • Getting Ready for Amazon Go

Getting Ready for Amazon Go

By |January 5th, 2017|

Starting later this year Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to offer grocery stores that will have no lineups or checkouts. So far the company has already set up its first brick and mortar store that sells food near its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. At the moment only Amazon employees can shop at the new grocery store, […]

Markets End 2016 on a High Note
  • Markets End 2016 on a High Note

Markets End 2016 on a High Note

By |December 28th, 2016|

There are only a couple more trading days remaining in the year but it has certainly been a good year for many market participants. One of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett saw his personal net worth grow by over $12 billion, more than anyone else in the country, largely thanks […]

Dow Jones Closing in on 20,000 Points
  • Dow Jones Closing in on 20,000 Points

Dow Jones Closing in on 20,000 Points

By |December 23rd, 2016|

The United States economy is slowly but surely improving. With higher expectations for growth comes renewed optimism in the stock market. Over the last 6 years the private sector has added about 15 million new jobs. And just last month the unemployment rate fell to 4.6% for the first time in nearly a decade. […]