Disney is Reopening, is it Enough?

On July 12th, Disney reopened Disney World to the public. Unfortunately, we have limited information about how many tickets were sold and what percentage of normal traffic is being experienced. All we know is it wasn’t a grand opening. Only two theme parks (Magic Kingdom and Animal

Techniques to Avoid Dividend Cuts

In my last article, I’ve covered What is a Dividend Trap. So you can avoid a future wave of dividend cuts, I’d like to offer you my three favorite techniques to avoid them. They have been proven to be highly effective in the past. Beside a few exceptions (mostly due to the na

What is a Dividend Trap?

A dividend trap will do two things in your portfolio. First, it will leave you with the impression of safety. The market goes crazy, it creates confusion, it goes up and down, and then you feel safe because you receive your dividend every month or every quarter. That dividend is a

Celebrating Pride Month: Perspectives on Identity, Diversity, Communication, and Change

"Be proud. Be yourself." This month, Automatticians shared what celebrating Pride means to them.

3 Fundamental Elements of Portfolio Management

Have you ever noticed that most of the difficult goals in life come with very simple solutions? You want to lose weight? Eat less and focus on healthy foods, and train more. You want to build a business? Identify a problem and offer a solution. You want to retire stress-free? Pay y

Canadian Biggest Losers: Is it Time to Capture These?

We have been walking in the dark for several weeks. While the market tried to guess where the pandemic would lead the economy, we barely received any data to confirm or deny our hypothesis. We knew jobless claims would skyrocket but that doesn’t tell us how many real jobs will be l

The Invisible Mistake You Keep Making

Warning: this article will not be easy to read for most of you. You will likely deny making this investment mistake. Yet, you keep doing it and losing money without even realizing what’s happening. I’m not reciting classic investing mistakes with some generic solutions. I’m attacki

Tracking your dividend growth is just step 1 of investing with confidence

The past few weeks have been quite hectic on the market. First, the market was going sideways throughout all summer and now that we got some new earnings results, we hit new record highs. Now, everybody’s talking about when this madness will stop. I mean, the market must crash and

[Webinar] How You Can Play The Trade War To Your Advantage

Last month, I’ve went back in time and discussed how I invested all my money back in September 2017. I’ve discussed the process I used to select stocks and build an entire portfolio from scratch. I purchased my first shares (it was Power Corporation (POW)) back in 2003 and track my