401K and RRSP tax deadlines coming up

For all the Canadian subscribers to the Peter Lynch Investor, here’s a gentle reminder to contribute to your RRSP before March 1, 2019.  RRSP deadline Contributing to your RRSP is an easy and affordable way to invest. The government allows you to claim against contributions on your tax return. Claiming contributions is a great way […]

The advantage of being an unsophisticated investor

No one could accuse me of being a sophisticated investor. I don’t have an M.B.A. I never studied accounting. I’ve never worked on Wall Street (and never will). The reasons for why I don’t qualify as a professional investor are many. Too many to list. Despite my lack of pedigree, I’m successful at finding worthwhile […]

A free app that makes stock valuation easy

In Peter Lynch’s book, he discusses the idea of valuation. He has a few different ways of doing it. The Peter Lynch Method One way is to look at the P/E ratio over time and compare it to a hypothetical average of 15. If the stock dips below the average, it’s a signal that it’s […]

One big investment decision I regret

One big investment decision I regret is not starting sooner. If you’ve ever looked at a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over a 30-year period, you’ll notice it always goes up. The further you go back in time, the larger the increase. Of course, there are blips on the chart where the direction […]

Should you sell your shares in Apple?

My mother asked me this question a couple of days ago. Shares in Apple dropped 10%. Tim Cook admitted iPhone sales in China were poor. Before this day, Apple shares had already dropped 35% from its high of $233. Apple… No Longer a Great Investment? For investors, Apple has for a long time been a […]

High Earnings Yield benefits long-term investors

I found this great video interview with value investor Joel Greenblatt. I agree with his assessment on pretty much everything in this video. Greenblatt says, “High earnings yield now, means there are low expectations for the future. Those are precisely the stocks that institutional managers, who are worried about doing well in the next year […]