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Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA , Chief Investment Officer, Partner

ETF Capital Management Inc.

Address
5160 Yonge St. Suite 1860
Toronto, ON
M2N 6L9

Contact Info
Telephone: 888-383-9753
Fax: 888-383-9753
Website: http://www.etfcm.com


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2015-03-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets.  If you go back over the last year it is about the worst in 30 years for Canada for jobs.  It is because of the oil sector.  Canada has said they will not cut rates again but if jobs keep getting cut maybe there will be another one later this year.  The Saudis are saying they will ride out the low oil prices.  It is mostly the low production rigs that are getting cut in North America.  It could be that oil stays weak longer than most people think.  The debt levels in Greece are unsustainable so they have to leave at some point, but their pride might sustain this thing for several years.  If Greece leaves the EU in a bad way it could wreak havoc.  But if they do it in a sensible way it will be okay.  It will just be a negative for financial markets.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Diversification.  VXC-T is an ETF where you get the entire world in one ETF, without Canada.  There are diversified companies but you still get company-specific risk.  Vanguard Total world (VT-N) is a great one to diversify throughout the world.  ETFs make asset allocation so eloquent.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Hedging against the Euro.  You want exposure to the Euro.  Use the unhedged ones when we are below parity sometime next year when QE ends.  XIN-T is Canadian dollar hedged.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Fixed Income.  It is going to be hard to generate a real return (after inflation) in this market.  Laddered bond portfolios in the corporate bonds have credit risk.  He likes target date ETFs.  There is not a lot of interest rate risk.  BMO has a couple and Royal has a couple.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Educational Segment.  Qualitative and Quantitative assessment of current markets.  Since 2012 we have had higher highs and higher lows.  In October of last year we had the first lower low but then followed by a higher high.  Will we see a higher high this time around?  We can look at advance decline lines.  Since 2012 the NASDAQ didn’t go lower than the NYSE until last fall.  The NASDAQ is dropping and the NYSE is leveling.  Small caps are now leading the rally and that is a good sign.  They are not as dollar sensitive in earnings reports.  Seasonals:  It is year 3 of the presidential cycle, which is the most powerful.  From March to June is the most powerful seasonal time for this year of the cycle.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart ZUQ-T BMO MSCI USA High Quality ETF

When you trade illiquid, wide-spread-trade ETFs, don’t go market.  Use a limit order.  ZUQ-T is a smart beta ETF.  A qualitative approach to the top 1000 US large caps, filtered for all the normal metrics.  It is the top 100 of those names.


Price:
$23.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-16 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets.  Oil has resumed its downward trend.  Supplies keep going higher.  The market knows where stops are sitting.  Equity markets are well above the lows from late last year so stocks in oil are performing better than the commodity.  Lots of people in the industry are saying the back half of this year we will come into balance a little better on the current supply.  We are not seeing the production tail off in the US so the rigs getting cut are not the productive ones.  He has learned there is about a 100 million barrels of oil storage capacity such as within pipelines still available.  He thinks the Fed wants the flexibility to tail off QE when they want to and so are changing the language in their speeches.  QE in Europe will not fix structural issues in the EU, but it will help the market.  The US dollar will probably be stronger for another year or so.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-16 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Low volatility Canadian ETF recommendation.  Lower volatility stocks have tended to be better performers over the last couple of years.  Low volatility plays are not cheap.  He does not have exposure to these in these strategies.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-03-16 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Educational Segment.  The debt ceiling is back again.  The treasury could kick the can down the road to October if they wanted to.  We are at 18 Trillion and the forecast is for 7-8 hundred billion per year and won’t change any time soon.  They kicked Greece into the second half of the year.  50 percent of all job growth in the US is related in some way to fracking, so this should reduce.  Job creation in North Dakota is exactly like production increases through fracking.  The quality of labour is certainly a bit of a challenge.  20 percent of families in the US are on food stamps.  There is no reason to overweight Canada in your portfolio unless you think oil will outperform.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-03-16 BUY Must be logged in to use chart HEX-T HAP Enhanced Income Equity ETF

TSX 60 covered call overlay.  Monthly distributions.  In a sideways to down market you will outperform XIU-T, for example.  You could trade these two off each other.  For the next 3-5 months Canada will underperform the world markets.


Price:
$7.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HOU-T HBP NYMEX Oil Bull+ ETF

A doubled leveraged way to play crude oil.  They are not, not, not for long term holding.  Couple of weeks at a time.  With trading, a high percentage of the time you are going to lose and have to sell and move on. 


Price:
$6.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart TLM-T Talisman Energy

If you could sell it today and replace with something with more upside, you should consider it.


Price:
$9.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-16 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart ZEQ-T BMO MSCI Europe High Quality

Analysts’ earnings growth estimates are down so this does not make sense now.  This is a currency edged way to play Euro stocks.  He bought it and sold too early.  This is a great way to play it and he would step right in again when it got cheap again.


Price:
$18.145
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-03-16 BUY Must be logged in to use chart ZWB-T BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks ETF

Don’t use it as a replacement for bonds.  Banks will go down during financial a crisis in another region.  With this one you get the covered call overlay and this is a better way to get the higher yield if you are not considering it a bond.


Price:
$16.230
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-09 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets.  It is the 6 year anniversary of the bull market on the S&P.  We have never seen 7 consecutive up years.  You have to tilt to the downside that maybe it is a flat year or maybe it is a down year.  Last year he overweighed Europe and then he got out in January, but he was wrong.  Initially, however, we may see a ‘sell on news’ effect.  The news is market noise and is very hard to trade.  Anything less than 5% is market noise. 


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
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