Blog Posts - Fiscal Updates



November 2016 Fiscal Update – Market Euphoria

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Once again North American stocks continue to impress. My liquid net worth (net financial assets) climbed 2.5% over the course of November, nearly $8,000 of gain on its own. Many people i...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Dec 8, 2016

August 2016 Fiscal Update

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) New Addition to my Asset Column After blogging about my exciting new investment in a startup company, I’ve decided to categorize this equity holding as a new asset class in my net w...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Sep 5, 2016

July 2016 Fiscal Update

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Bull Market Continues July was another great month for stocks. Earnings from technology companies held up to expectations which drove up the Nasdaq composite by 6%. The other major US ind...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Aug 4, 2016

June 2016 Fiscal Update

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com)  New Milestone  It has been a surprisingly eventful month in the markets. Volatility was high during the last week of June but in the end North American stock markets ended relatively...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jul 4, 2016

May 2016 Fiscal Update – Still Growing

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Markets at a Glance The Canadian economy shrunk 0.2% in the last month of the 1st quarter. Despite a disappointing Q1 the S&P/TSX Composite index still managed to climb higher this mo...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jun 2, 2016

April 2016 Fiscal Update – Inflation On the Rise

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) My net worth increased $64,000 so far in 2016  Goodness gracious me! 😀 That’s even more than my annual gross salary. Maybe I should quit my full time job already. Haha. 😜 B...
by Freedom 35 Blog on May 2, 2016

Mar 2016 Fiscal Update – Net Worth Increased $21,700

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Market Bounce Woohoo! Investors can rejoice as March 2016 was one of the best months for the stock market in recent memory. 😃 The S&P 500 and Dow Jones gained 6.9% and 7.1% resp...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Apr 7, 2016

My Net Worth Increased $21,700 in March – Fiscal Update

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Market Bounce Woohoo! Investors can rejoice as March 2016 was one of the best months for the stock market in recent memory. 😃 The S&P 500 and Dow Jones gained 6.9% and 7.1% resp...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Apr 7, 2016

Mar 2016 Fiscal Update – Marvelous March

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Market Bounce Woohoo! Investors can rejoice as March 2016 was one of the best months for the stock market in recent memory. 😃 The S&P 500 and Dow Jones gained 6.9% and 7.1% resp...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Apr 7, 2016

Feb 2016 Fiscal Update – Lower Earnings Ahead

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Wall Street Cuts S&P 500 Estimates One reason investors have made so much money in the last 7 years is because the stock market has done well since the great recession. The total annu...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Mar 4, 2016

Jan 2016 Fiscal Update – New Year’s Bump

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) The Current State of Canada’s Economy The economy isn’t so hot these days. Oil is down and so is the Loonie. The issue isn’t that we’re at a low point in the econo...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Feb 1, 2016

Dec 2015 Fiscal Update – Another Great Year

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) No Santa Clause Rally The economy is struggling. The bad news is my net worth dropped a little in the last month of the year. But the good news is it still managed to climb higher overal...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jan 4, 2016

My TFSA Performance and Holdings – Nov 2015 Fiscal Update

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Sick Days A recent Financial Post article suggests that the most important determinant of your sick leave use is whether or not you work for the government. On average, public sector em...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Dec 3, 2015

Fiscal Update – Oct 2015 – Market Rebound

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Big Turnaround It was a huge win for the markets in October. Most stocks performed very well. The technology sector in particular experienced the most appreciation. Intel shares increased...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Nov 2, 2015

Fiscal Update – Aug 2015 – Recession

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) The R Word Stock markets fell about 5% in August and my assets have dropped in value. Oy vey. Canada is technically in a recession now. But we investors are deep thinkers. For example, if...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Sep 2, 2015

Fiscal Update – July – Tale of 2 Industries

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Oil Producers Languish as Airlines Fly High ✈️ Oil executives sometimes use crude language, especially to describe their disappointment of low oil prices. With the WTI price at aroun...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jul 31, 2015

Fiscal Update – June 2015 – Market Turmoil

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Greece is holding a referendum tomorrow, Sunday, on whether or not they want to accept the bailout terms from their creditors. I’m not great at economic forecasts but I feel like...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jul 5, 2015

Fiscal Update – May 2015 – Farm Rent

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Sell in May and go away. It’s typical for stock markets to fall in May and that’s exactly what happened this year in Canada. Since stocks make up a quarter of my net worth, a...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jun 4, 2015

Fiscal Update – Apr 2015 – Net Worth Jumps $45,600

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) April has turned out to be one of the best months of the year so far. 😀 -Stock markets climbed roughly 2% in Canada and the U.S. (27% annualized return) -The bond market is paying hi...
by Freedom 35 Blog on May 4, 2015

Fiscal Update – Mar 2015 – Currencies Beyond Borders

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) The overall stock market in March dropped a little bit. It appears growth has stalled in Canada due to continuing low oil prices. But thanks to my side incomes I ended the month with a s...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Apr 4, 2015


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