On my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days I completed #1 on my list: Open an investment trading account where I can trade stocks and transfer in my current investments over into one plan.
I opened an account with TD Waterhouse near the start of 2012 and I opened a TFSA account. I made four purchases into Research in Motion, Under Armour, Fusion IO and First Solar to start off with then General Motors. I’m a Nike guy… but Under Armour is doing great things with professional athletes and they are moving into the women’s market next year. RIM has gotten the crap kicked out of them and it’s nice to buy something on “sale”. Things will better for RIM in 2012 with the neat stuff they want to deliver in 2nd Quarter of 2012. Fusion IO is a really cool company with it’s Memory Platform has brought some of the biggest companies to it’s door step to use it’s technology to run their servers and handle incredible amounts of data. First Solar was purchased from it’s position in the marketplace. This Arizona company makes thin solar film. They recently opened a huge plant in Germany and have it running at capacity to meet the demand from European countries looking to find alternative energy sources.
Little update for fun: Returns are from Dec 21st, 2011 to March 12th, 2014:
General Motors up 73%
First Solar up 68%
Fusion IO down 38%
Under Armour up 216% (wild and they are still growing… )
Research In Motion down 26%