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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.
Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments
  • Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments

Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Investing in Alternative Asset Classes
It’s never easy to predict what markets will do in the future. That’s why it’s best to maintain a well-diversified, balanced portfolio to weather the ups and downs over the long run. But what exactly is a balanced portfolio? Many investors are already familiar with stocks and bonds. Thus, the […]

Why Intel is Betting on Driverless Technology
  • Why Intel is Betting on Driverless Technology

Why Intel is Betting on Driverless Technology

By |March 15th, 2017|

The world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) is about to buy Israeli driverless car technology company Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY). Collision detection mapping, and integrated cameras, this merger has got it all. The entire deal is worth $15.3 billion. The $63 per share cash deal for Mobileye marks the largest […]

Costco is Increasing Membership Fees
  • Costco is Increasing Membership Fees

Costco is Increasing Membership Fees

By |March 9th, 2017|

Costco membership fees are going up. Here’s what this means for investors. 
Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) recently announced that it will be raising its membership fees effective June 1 later this year. This means a lot of U.S. and Canadian residents will be paying more to continue shopping at their favorite wholesale location. The “Goldstar” […]

Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate - Here's Why
  • Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate - Here's Why

Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate – Here’s Why

By |March 3rd, 2017|

Young Homeowners Are More Likely to Borrow From Parents
Home prices in the United States and across many other parts of the world have been growing at a reasonable pace for the past five years. One contributor to this trend comes from the demand of young adults. HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) bank commissioned polling firm Kantar TNS […]

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 […]