Thursday, April 29, 2010


Please find the link below for the next edition of the Ellen's Degenerates Investment Challenge.

I hope to see all of our members taking up the challenge, even if you don't regularly come to the meetings, it continues to be a safe, but great way to try out different strategies, and/or try something you wouldn't normally do with your own money.  You may not win the prize, but you'll certainly learn something about investing, and as I did in the first challenge, what type of investor I am.

The Investopedia's link is here:
Game Name: Ellen Invest
Password: mnjcc

Remember it doesn't start until May 18th so you cannot trade until then, but you may start your research now.
See you all online.

Luke & Gord

Link to 'Options' presentation

Dear Members,

Please see the link below to a presentation on Option Trading.

If the link doesn't work please copy and paste it into your browsers address bar.
Thank you

Friday, April 23, 2010

Minutes - April 20, 2010

Hi everyone:
Thank you for attending Ellen's Investment club on April 20, 2010. 
During this meeting we had an open forum discussion on retail sector stocks. Some of the stocks that were discussed included Dollarama (TSE:DOL), Canadian Tire (TSE:CTC.A), Coach (NYSE:COH), Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY), Shoppers Drug Mart (TSE:SC), Indigo Books & Music (TSE:IDG), Empire (TSE:EMP.A), Liquor Stores Income Fund (TSE:LIQ.UN).
The Investopedia Challenge has come to an end. I'd like to congratulate the winner of the US market: Mary, and Canadian market: Luke. The winners each receive a $30.00 gift card from Chapters. The next challenge will begin on May 18, 2010. I encourage everyone to participate. You will find instruction on creating an account on our Blog site. For a quick glance please visit the below:
We focused the final hour on option trading. While it is an excellent investment vehicle to hedge your gains and losses, you should understand its risks especially the diminishing value of the contract due to time. Certainly as members begin to trade option through our Investment Challenge, we will have more interesting discussions in the future.
Just a reminder that we will be hosting a Guest Speaker session in the coming weeks that will be separate from our monthly meeting. Please stay tuned.
I encourage members to check out our Blog site as up-to-date information on monthly agendas, investing tidbits, stock research reports, and presentations can be found there:
I would like to welcome Bob, John, Eileen, Shirley and Marsha as our new members. The next session will be held on May 18, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Ave). We will be sending out the room number in the coming weeks.
Please email me or Gord Kozak ( if you have any ideas and suggestions.
Luke Zhang

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Agenda April 20, 2010



April 20, 2010

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

750 Spadina Ave (southwest corner of Spadina & Bloor)


1 7:30 PM Sign in and payment ($10)

2 7:35 PM Sector Review – Retail Sector, Each member will bring in their own retail stock pick (1 only) for review.

3 8:20 PM Luke - Option Trading

4 8:30 PM Luke - Investment Challenge Conclusion – the winner is…

5 8:40 PM Gord – Blog site Makeover – How do I…?

6 8:50 PM New Business – Speaker for the month of May?