CPF-IS And Interest Income Update

Our Valuation Model assumptions may be changing depending on the aforementioned economic tradeoffs impacting our Economic Model. The model is now accounting for somewhat below average secular growth for the next 3 to 5 years. However, even if tax reform proves to be a positive, the math in our Valuation Model still shows that equities are way overpriced. ]. Even if I am wrong, there is no room in those valuations for an adverse development which we will inevitably get. There are currently 8 trusts in this sector. Here are four questions to answer before hitting the “buy” button. But if your approach is to try to buy 17 houses in your first year and trade to the block in your second, you’re not only going to fail but that failure will crush you. Never cease on your search for the right bargained houses that it is the key to find good bargains.

Also the market seemed overvalued and didn’t find anything attractive so no long-term investments were made. I was mostly in cash the last few years so likely underperformed the market (hope to post historical figures in the future). The third part of this year’s list produced a few interesting names. Since I started seriously investing after a few years of absence, here is how my portfolio performed in 2016. I didn’t make any long-term investments and didn’t have any from before so it is sort of an unusual portfolio. I only started researching stocks for part of last year so didn’t do much. That forces me to recognize a portion of the profit of a successful investment and, just as important, build a reserve to buy stocks cheaply when the inevitable decline occurs. Bottom line: a new regulatory regime plus an improvement in our trade policies should have a positive impact on secular growth and, hence, equity valuations. That math is simple: the P/E now being paid for the historical long term secular growth rate of earnings is far above the norm. My goal is actually to earn around 12% per year but I’m not good enough to be an absolute return investor so my current goal is to beat the indexes for now.

If I was just randomly investing in the Canadian market, I would earn returns similar to this index and my goal is to beat that. I have historically measured myself against 3 indexes: S&P 500 Total Return index, S&P TSX Composite Total Return index, and Dow Jones Wilshire Global Total Return index. Since I live in Canada, I need to benchmark against my basic “equity opportunity cost” which is the S&P TSX Composite. No need to bang your head if you have bought! In addition to this you need to be very speculative about the same and should not fall a prey to the false signal of the market. The popular S&P 500 represents the US market and influences all other markets. Just a reminder that the Year End Fair Value number is based on the long term secular growth of the earning power of productive capacity of the US economy not the near term cyclical influences. The beauty of compounding will only happen near the tail end and then it will make the Average looks attractive.

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In any case, such big cash position is definitely a big drag on performance (especially if one can’t find enough special situations to invest in). You should also find out what recent growth rates in profits and sales have been. 1, Always cut your losses, never let a loss keep going, always, and I repeat always, set up a stop and let the market take you out. There is certainly no guarantee of a repeat of the past, but markets do tend to move in repeating patterns controlled by human psychology. Apart from the standard investment related risks there is plenty for future shareholders to worry about. If we debunk the use of BTC as a means of payment or store of value, then the investment case is also debunked. You can use it to see how stocks you own or are interested in owning are performing, and how they have performed in the past.