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An active dividend and growth investor, Dan has been involved with the website since its inception. He is an electrician by trade and is consistently looking to grow his portfolio and expand his knowledge. When Dan started Stocktrades, the message was and still is that anyone with dedication and determination can accomplish their goals, even if they start out with little knowledge of the playing field, which is in this case, the global markets.
Dan’s investing background is completely 100 percent self-taught from a young age. He believes that extensive investment growth can be achieved by anyone at any time, the dedication just needs to be there. Dan has an extensive portfolio of Canadian dividend and growth stocks and continues to maximize his contributions to his TFSA and RRSP whenever he can. His investment journey began when he realized how much these big-bank mutual funds can chew into your investment returns. The idea of developing his own portfolio, making his own investment decisions, and simply paying nothing but the commission costs by his brokerage was the clear path to financial success.
At a young age of 27, Dan has never been in any form of consumer debt. Smart spending and money management have allowed him to expand his investment portfolio into the real estate business, currently owning two rental properties. He hopes to purchase more in the near future and create a solid amount of passive income flow. If you’d like to know more about Dan’s investment journey to date, check out his interview with Mark Seed from Myownadvisor.
What does Dan do with Stocktrades?
Dan is the Co-founder, writer and web developer of Stocktrades.ca. Stocktrades planted its roots in early 2016 and is quickly becoming a cornerstone of financial information for Canadians. You can check out more of Dan’s writing at his column on ModestMoney.com where he tries to contribute weekly.
What does Dan do when he’s not involved with Stocktrades?
An avid golfer and hockey player, Dan would be the first to admit his passion for sports sometimes goes a little over the top. Dan is a die-hard Edmonton Oiler and Oakland Raider fan and enjoys spending his spare time reading and participating in anything sports related. Dan was a professional poker player for the better part of two years, and although he doesn’t play as much as he did before, his passion for the mathematical and analytical aspects of poker is still strong. Dan believes that the concepts he learned and applied to his poker game have made him a much better investor today, as there are a lot of concepts and strategies that can be interlinked between both.
Meet Our Other Writers
Mathieu is an individual investor and has been investing part-time for the better part of the past 20 years. He is primarily interested in fundamental analysis, focusing on the long-term and his portfolio is composed primarily of dividend-paying equities. Mathieu has a moderate risk profile and also looks for growth and value. His passion for finance and the markets have led him to his MBA and writing for Seeking Alpha and Stocktrades.
Sagar is currently working as a researcher in the fintech industry. He has been involved with investing since the year 2002, when he started studying economics taught by the London School of Economics. At that time, he was primarily focused on investing based on economic indicators and long-term trends, as that allowed him to maintain a position in the market while running his own businesses and receiving his education. In 2014, he shifted his focus to small-cap investing and valuations. Recently, he also developed an interest in the crypto sphere. Finance related writing allows him to combine his passions for writing, strategic thinking, economics, and finance. He also holds a double master’s in finance and an MBA.
Stocktrades began to dig its roots into the online Canadian financial sector in 2016. We strive to bring you the best possible investing resources whether it comes from us, or the numerous relationships we have built with other bloggers.
What are our goals?
Our goal has and will always be to become the number one resource in Canada for investing information. If we cannot write the content ourselves, it is written by financial advisors in the Canadian industry. Why? Because we know how important your money is to you. Stocktrades was not built in a corporate boardroom or created by wealthy bankers trying to increase their own net worth; Stocktrades was built in the field, on the road and by hard-working guys who simply want to get a little more out of their investments.
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