March 9, 2011

My Investment Diary我的投資日記09-03-11

I didn’t update my blog in the past two months as other commitments were driving me crazy.
This will be my last posting until I complete the other assignment and back to my regular timetable. Anyway, I am not satisfied with my investment so far in 2011. I wasn’t able to achieve the minimum $1500/month target because I made a wrong decision to bet on the gold stock. When you see the gold price goes up but the gold stock price goes down, it’s not a good sign. Kinross didn’t deliver good result in the last quarter, therefore it gave an excuse for the investors to sell the stock even though gold price climbs back to $1400 level due to political reasons. I hope to free up some money from the gold stock and reinvest in the financial sector in March . Fortunately, I made some money from RY, RCI.B and SLF. In overall, $2K profit in the last two months.  Not great, however it keeps me above the water. 

Happy Trading~

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January 29, 2011

鏞記

鏞記新店開張,食物不錯,看得出有花心思製作,Richmond Hill區可選擇的食店

Menu Pork
Black Bean Sauce Clam Lamb Hot Pot
Beef Deep Dried Fish
Banana Lotus Cake  

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鏞記 Yogi Noodle Delight More details
地點: 165 East Breaver Creek Rd., #4-6, Richmond Hill, ON
電話: 905-709-3338

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January 29, 2011

稻香火鍋

稻香火鍋經營多年,水準一直保持,一大班朋友圍爐取暖,大吃大喝一番,可能是嚴寒冬天的最好娛樂.

PS: 價錢愈來愈貴,海鮮肥牛火鍋假日成人-$19.88+$2+10%service charge+taxes,找數要差不多$28,兼且只送一杯酸梅湯,熱茶,雞蛋另計

多吃兩碟肥牛補數吧!

Hipot
Seafood plate Sauce

沙茶醬,豉油,蒜蓉,辣椒只有一少碟,辣椒油欠奉

肥牛夠新鮮,羊肉亦不錯

 Fish Ball, Octopus Ball, Dumpling Hot Pot
Beef Slices

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HitPot Hot Pot Restaurant More details
地點: 350 HWY7 E, #105, Richmond Hill, ON
電話: 905-709-1188

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January 22, 2011

TUNDRA

 Tundra 一直對都有期待,聽聞食物水準不錯.早陣子終於有機會親身一試,不過不失,沒有期待中的驚喜,在Winterlicious特價時可以一嘗.

Christmas Day Menu
To start: Santa’s Little Helper

Second: Ontario Game and Foie Gras Pate, Baby Arugula, Pomegranates, Ice Berry Vinegar

Entree: Merlot Braised Beef Au Jus, Herb Infused East Coast Dumpling, Roasted Vegetables

Sweets: New York Cheesecake with Cranberry Coulis, Orange Shards and Thyme

Bread

The Santa’s Little Helper is a good appetizer. Take it with one bite.

Smoked Salmon

Salad

Braised Beef  is very tender just a bit too salty. Mashed potato dumpling is excellent

Beef
Duck Turkey
Christmas Brome Lac Duck
Cranberry Orange Glaze, Braised Fennel, Lentils Dupuis
Cider Brined Roasted Turkey
Sage Bread Pudding, Yukon Dauphinoise, Glazed Carrots, Mountain Berry Foam
Chocolate Cake New York Cheesecake
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Ice Cream, Wild Heirloom Grape Coulis New York Cheesecake is just perfect

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TUNDRA More details
地點: 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON
電話: 416-860-6800

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January 22, 2011

Coco Lezzone

A small Italian restaurant on College Street. The place is a little bit dark in the evening, at least some candle light would help. During weekday there are not too many people so you can enjoy a quiet dinner with your friends or love one. Plus it is easier to find a parking spot on the street. The food is actually not bad, traditional, nothing too fancy, pasta is the favourite choice.
 Bread

This bread is too hard, too cold, it will cut your mouth, so be careful

 

Penne
Spicy Italian sausage, roasted garlic and mixed peppers in a spicy tomato sauce

Don’t feel bad to order this pasta as it is the cheapest in the menu, the spicy sauce tastes so good and it will bring up your appetite

Goat Cheese
If you like goat cheese, this is a must try appetizer, the soft warm goat cheese will melt in your mouth, not too salty which is good.
 

Goat Cheese
Baked pistachio herb crusted snow goat cheese with mixed greens and eggplant

Penne Seafood Pasta

Seafood Risotto is okay only, acceptable
Tiger shrimp, scallops, fresh mussels, calamari with seafood broth and spicy tomato sauce

 

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Coco Lezzone More details
地點: 602 College Street, Toronto, ON
電話: 416-535-1489

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January 9, 2011

Alice Fazooli’s – Yummy Pasta

Alice Fazooli’s pasta is not bad at all. The Seafood Fettuccine has lots of mussels and other seafood. The Chicken Fettuccine is not so creamy comparing to other pasta houses but the spinach and sun-dried tomato add great taste to it and make it an unique pasta.
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The Tiramisu has two big scopes, more than enough for a couple to share. It’s very smooth but a little too sweet. ypic42c
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Went to dinner at Christmas Eve, there were a variety of choices for the set dinner. It comes with champagne soup, appetizer, main dish and dessert. Portion is big. Taste is not bad and the price is affordable. Good to go with friends to have a gathering.
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Wide Mushroom Soup
Deep Fried Calamari

Calamari
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Mozzarella Cheese with Tomato
Lamb Chop

Lamb Chop
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Pan Fried Halibut
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New York Cheesecake
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Alice Fazooli’s More details
地點: 155 York Blvd Suite 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3B4
電話: 905-709-4280
 

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January 9, 2011

IKEA Breakfast

IKEA offers $1 breakfast everyday till 11am in the morning. It includes scramble egg, Sweden sausage and harsh brown. It comes with FREE coffee too. Add two slices of French toast or pan cake for another buck only.  Very good deal. Taste is okay, not great but at this price you cannot complain. 

You can see many families with their kids in the weekend, enjoying breakfast in the open cafeteria, loud and fun. Give you the energetic atmosphere to start your day.

IKEA Breakfast
January 8, 2011

My Investment Diary我的投資日記01-08-11

Happy New Year. Finally back to normal working mode. Let’s do a summary of 2010 first. 

Total gain is $14110.20 for the short-term investment which is above the target threshold but slightly below the 15% stretch goal. Together with the long-term portfolio, the overall gain is ~27%. Not bad.

In 2011, I would like to raise the bar and set the target threshold to 15%, which means I need to work my money harder to achieve this target. But before doing any new investment, it’s the time to put another $5000 into your TFSA at the beginning of the year. Everyone should take advantage of the tax-free feature of this account. I suggest putting as much money into the TFSA first (max is $5000 per year) then the remaining into your RRSP. If you did it in the last 2 years then your account should have at least $15,000 by now. This amount is good enough to start some stock investment.

To start the new year, I put in more money into Kinross, gold price was dipping more than 4% in the past week and I think it’s a good time to build up my Kinross portfolio. I am taking the DCA approach, feeling comfortable to buy in the range of $16-$18, my average price point would be $17.

I might get some more RY at $51 range as the dividend date is coming shortly.

Short-term Portfolio
C
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-04-21 B200 @ $4.50 $909.95
SUB-TOTAL
SLF.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-04-13 B200 @ $32.15 $6439.95
10-04-16 B200 @ $31.60 $6329.95
10-12-31 DIV @ $0.36 $396.00
SUB-TOTAL $396.00
RCI.B.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-12-16 B300 @ $34.88 $10473.95
SUB-TOTAL
K.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-10-21 B100 @ $19.00 $1909.95
10-12-13 B300 @ $18.55 $5574.95
11-01-07 B300 @ $18.05 $5424.95
11-01-11 B300 @ $17.50 $5259.95
SUB-TOTAL
RY.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-12-20 B100 @ $51.90 $5199.95
SUB-TOTAL
Total gain until Jan8th is $14,110.20, rate of return since inception 14.11%

Cotton Seed

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December 18, 2010

My Investment Diary我的投資日記12-18-10

It’s holiday season and the market is in holiday mood also. Not much changes, people are wrapping up for the year end, locking in their profit. For my portfolio, not too many changes in the last month, I am preparing for the next year, Royal bank stock is less expensive now so I would like to buy some for the coming dividend date. Keep trading Kinross within the range $17.50 to $19, its stock was very boring in the last two weeks, just need to be patient. 

Have a safe and wonderful Holiday season and New Year~

Short-term Portfolio
C
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-04-21 B200 @ $4.50 $909.95
SUB-TOTAL
SLF.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-04-13 B200 @ $32.15 $6439.95
10-04-16 B200 @ $31.60 $6329.95
10-06-28 B300 @ $29.80 $8949.95
10-11-25 B200 @ $28.55 $5719.95
10-12-14 S200 @ $29.45 $5880.05 $160.10
10-12-16 S300 @ $30.30 $9080.05 $130.10
SUB-TOTAL $290.20
RCI.B.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-12-16 B300 @ $34.88 $10473.95
SUB-TOTAL
K.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-10-21 B100 @ $19.00 $1909.95
10-11-18 B200 @ $18.20 $3649.95
10-12-02 B300 @ $17.90 $5379.95
10-12-08 S300 @ $18.50 $5544.03 $164.08
10-12-08 S200 @ $18.80 $3756.02 $106.07
10-12-13 B300 @ $18.55 $5574.95
SUB-TOTAL $270.15
RY.TO
DATE DESCRIPTION BUY SELL GAIN/LOSS
10-12-20 B100 @ $51.90 $5199.95
SUB-TOTAL
Total gain until Dec18th is $13,714.20, rate of return since inception 13.71% 

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December 11, 2010

Tutto Bene

Tutto Bene is an Italian restaurant famous for it’s home baked pizza and pasta. There are lots of people in the weekend so it’s better to make a reservation. Food is good, friendly atmosphere, convenient location on Yonge Street.
Shrimp pasta SPAGHETTINI WITH A ROASTED GARLIC TOMATO SAUCE AND GRILLED SHRIMPS 

This spaghettini is the best for the restaurant, the spaghetti is cooked to perfection

PIZZA WITH SMOKED SALMON, GRILLED FENNEL, CARAMELIZED ONION, CAPERS AND FONTINA CHEESE

LINGUINI MARINARA, SEAFOOD AND PLUM TOMATOES

Smoked Salmon Pizza Seafood Pasta
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Tutto Bene More details
地點: 8133 Yonge Street, Thornhill
電話: 905-764-0199