Kevin

About Kevin

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.

Apple Could be a Trillion Dollar Company By 2018
  • Apple Could be a Trillion Dollar Company By 2018

Apple Could be a Trillion Dollar Company By 2018

By |November 17th, 2017|

Apple could be the first company in U.S. history to reach a trillion dollars in market capitalization by as early as 2018. According to top analysts such as Daniel Ives of GBH Insights, AAPL shares “could trade between $210 and $230 over the next year.” Currently AAPL is trading at $171 per share with a market […]

Enbridge Stock (ENB) Could be Nearing the Bottom
  • Enbridge Stock (ENB) Could be Nearing the Bottom

Enbridge Stock (ENB) Could be Nearing the Bottom

By |November 9th, 2017|

Last month we looked at the pipeline company Enbridge Inc. The utility company supplies natural gas and oil across North America. The stock (NYSE:ENB) has dropped about 12% since the beginning of the year and is near its 52 week low. The last time the stock was this cheap was back in early 2016. […]

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures
  • CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures

By |November 2nd, 2017|

In a news release from the CME Group, the financial market company plans to bring Bitcoin futures to its platform later this year. This assumes all regulatory reviews go through as planned. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade or CME Group operates the world’s largest options and futures exchange. It owns […]

Enbridge Inc Stock (ENB) Struggles to Keep up with the Market

By |October 25th, 2017|

As far as the stock market goes, pipeline companies are about as safe as investors could ask for. The dividends are relatively stable and the Beta is often less than 1.0. Beta is simply a calculation that represents the tendency of a stock’s returns to respond to swings in the general market. It’s determined […]

Governments Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies
  • Governments Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies

Governments Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies

By |October 19th, 2017|

It’s been a very volatile ride for holders of Bitcoin recently. Bitcoin’s value right now is about four and half times as much as an ounce of gold. Back in 2013 enthusiasts were lucky to see bitcoin top $100. By the end of that year it was over $1000. In the beginning of this […]

How Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Prices
  • How Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Prices

How Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Prices

By |October 13th, 2017|

The profitability of rental properties in the US are affected by interest rates. Usually when a central bank decides to tighten monetary policy it slows down economic activities because businesses rely credit to grow. But for real estate investors a rising interest rate environment may be an opportunity to buy assets are a cheaper […]

How to Handle Retirement Withdrawals
  • How to Handle Retirement Withdrawals

How to Handle Retirement Withdrawals

By |October 6th, 2017|

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to retiring and drawing down the money from an investment portfolio. One common practice is called the four percent safe withdrawal rate. The other, a more conservative method, is to never touch your principal.

The safe withdrawal rate (SWR) of 4% is a method used […]

Finding Alternative Fixed Income Investments

By |September 28th, 2017|

Although the 10 year treasury yield has come off the lows from earlier this month the returns for fixed income investments are still lackluster compared to historical norms. The yield the 10 year government bond in the U.S. is only about 2.24%. Canadian investors have to accept an even lower return of 2.11%. But […]

Old Currency Versus New
  • Old Currency Versus New

Old Currency Versus New

By |September 22nd, 2017|

According to Sir John Marks Templeton, an American-born British investor, fund manager, and philanthropist, “the only way to avoid mistakes (in investing) is not to invest—which is the biggest mistake of all. But making money in the markets can be very difficult, especially when the stock market is on the second longest bull market run […]

Equifax Stock (EFX) Drops After Massive Security Breach
  • Equifax Stock (EFX) Drops After Massive Security Breach

Equifax Stock (EFX) Drops After Massive Security Breach

By |September 13th, 2017|

In a world where the internet is ubiquitous, no online service is completely safe from hackers. Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), said last week that “its systems were struck by a cyberattack.” Up to 143 million consumers in the U.S. may have been affected. Some U.K. and Canadian residents were also compromised in […]