As I introduce stocks as investing ideas I will add them to the SmarterSquirrel Mock Portfolio to see how they perform over time. These are not recommendations to buy, rather it is meant to facilitate learning and discussion about stocks. Some of the stocks discussed may plummet in value to such a point that they become delisted and any money invested in them is lost forever. Others may grow at, below or above the average market rate. Please do your own due diligence and seek professional investing advice before making any investment decisions. I have no expertise in giving financial advice or in providing investment advice. 

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I am splitting the portfolio into different categories so we can see how different approaches perform and so you can have more clarity on which approach may work better for you. The categories for the portfolios are ETFs, Growth Stocks, Dividend Stocks and Speculative Stocks.

*These are all mock portfolios. No real money is involved and no actual investments have been made by SmarterSquirrel. Amounts shown here are for educational and informational purposes only.

VGRO.TO - This ETF is an all market equity and bond ETF with represenation from companies and governments across the globe. If you are looking to simplify your investing ETFs like this one may be helpful. I discuss this simple approach to investing here
I have now added the stocks ALRM, ANET, MITK, ULTA, V, WNS and YELP at the closing prices for August 31, 2018. I discuss these new addtions to the Growth Portfolio here. These are in addition to SHAK which was added back in November of 2017 and was discussed here
AW.UN - The mock portfolio has received two dividend payments from A&W so far for a total of $8.29. I discuss A&W here .
BIP.UN - The mock portfolio received $56.60 CAD dividends as of today's date, so I added one share of BIP.UN at the cost of $47.15 leaving $9.45 in dividend cash remaining. As a result the holding has gone from the initial 18 stocks to the current 19. Meanwhile in the time since the portfolio has held BIP.UN the dividend per share has gone from $0.435 USD to being increased by 8% to $0.47 USD. Over time the portfolio will benefit from rising dividends, which is why it is good to find dividend growers. As the dividends received equal the price of a stock, you will see the number of shares held increase and the dividend amount fluctuate as dividends received go to 'pay' for a new stock. I discuss Brookfield Infrastructure here
TD.TO - This stock was added on Dec 6 2018 by notification on Twitter... an article explaining the addition is pending...
I have now added new speculative stocks APPF, AYX, NICE, PSTG and TRHC at the closing prices for August 31, 2018. I discuss these new additions to the Speculative Portfolio here . These are in addition to the lithium stocks in this portfolio which were discussed here . Though all the lithium stocks are down with the exception of LIX.V which was 'sold' for a 27.8% gain in December 2017, I continue to believe the future for lithium is bright and that there should be a significant gain for lithium stocks down the road perhaps closer to 2022.

From all these portfolios you can certainly see that the Speculative Portfolio is much more volatile than the other three portfolios.

Remember I am not an investing professional, and these portfolios are not meant as recommendations but rather as a learning tool to help you better understand investing. Please speak with a professional advisor before making any investment decisions or do your own due diligence before investing.

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