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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2015-02-17 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

TSX. He is very uncomfortable with the Canadian market. The markets are doing quite well, but he is just not sure why. You have the gutting of the manufacturing sector in Ontario, the depressed oil prices and there is no sense of anything really happening in our favour. He is thinking that he might take a little bit off the table on the TSX, where he has some good long term gains. The lower loonie is terrific for the export markets, but that is going to take a while to filter down into profitability.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart AAPL-Q Apple

Write Covered Calls? You could, although he has never thought of doing it. You would be getting some pretty nice premiums. This is a conservative way of playing it. Don’t forget that whenever you are doing a Covered Call, you are effectively reducing the price of the stock by the value of the Call. Just make sure you know what you are doing because Covered Calls are not difficult to put on, but they get really interesting when there is volatility and you want to take them off. Where a stock price is $100, he looks for an ETF where the Strike price is $100 or $105. Some people will say that you should only go out 1 month or 2 because you will get better yield, because you can do it 2 or 3 times over 6 months. He prefers going out 6 months as he likes more downside protection. It also depends on ex-dividend dates.


Price:
$127.830
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CBO-T iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF

Quoted as having a 4%+ yield, but the website shows a yield to maturity of about 1%. How come? Even with really good ETF’s like this, you have to ask Why. They are not expanding the risk nor the duration of the bond portfolio, so how do they get those yields? They are paying $105 for a bond that has a higher yield. The trouble is, when those bonds mature, you are only getting $100 for them, so there is a built-in capital loss. It is very important to go to the website and take a look at the yield to maturity and the duration of the portfolio.


Price:
$19.780
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CLO-T iShares Oil Sands Sector ETF

Like BMO’s ZEO-T and iUnits’ XEG-T, these are good assets that have been beaten up and he sees no reason why not to pick some up here, if your profile is fairly aggressive.


Price:
$10.280
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HAC-T HAP Seasonal Rotation ETF

Respects the technical and seasonality aspect of this and its management. Would have no problem with this. However, it has underperformed the S&P 500.


Price:
$16.030
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2015-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HFR-T HAP Floating Rate Bond ETF

(A Top Pick Jan 31/14. Up 1.78%.) This was just a place to park money. This is swap-based and he is comfortable with this swap. The counter party on this is National Bank (NA-T), so he has no concerns with it at all.


Price:
$10.140
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HHL.UN-T Healthcare Leaders Income Fund

Healthcare is an area that he quite likes. Some of them are more big Pharma companies, while others are more healthcare oriented. Healthcare is a good place to be. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$10.650
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart HNU-T HBP NYMEX Nat'l Gas Bull+

Whenever he has bought anything to do with natural gas, he has always lost money on it. He is not very bullish on natural gas. Prices are just not there.


Price:
$4.350
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2015-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart TVIX-Q Credit Suisse VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term

This is betting on 2X volatility, but volatility is volatile enough. This is a gamble, not investing. Even if you are correct in terms of the direction of the trade, you can still lose money because of the effect of leveraging and prices being changed every day. These things should only be held for 2-3 days at most.


Price:
$2.580
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2015-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VGK-N Vangrd European E.T.F.

(A Top Pick Jan 31/14. Up 2.39%.) Europe, much like the US, was talking of quantitative easing and it looked like they were starting to recover. It seemed to be a good place to get in. Decided to put no more than 5% in. When Putin started to do his shenanigans, he held back on buying.


Price:
$55.120
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2015-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VV-N Vanguard Large Cap ETF

(A Top Pick Jan 31/14. Up 20.06%.) This has done well. We have been and are in a large cap market. He is still holding and will continue to add to this.


Price:
$96.630
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XEG-T iUnits S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF

Like iShares CLO-T and BMO’s ZEO-T, these are good assets that have been beaten up and he sees no reason why not to pick some up here, if your profile is fairly aggressive.


Price:
$14.980
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart XID-T iShares CNX Nifty India

There has been a lot of enthusiasm about India’s new prime minister, and that he will be freeing up a lot of the capital restriction rules with much more open markets. The prices of these things have really gone through the roof in anticipation, but he doesn’t think it is being done yet. This is not something he would want to go into right now.


Price:
$30.980
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XLE-N SPDR Energy ETF

Energy. This is a very good ETF. He would be holding this, especially since it has been beaten down.


Price:
$82.290
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XRE-T iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT

About 25% RioCan (REI.UN-T). RioCan was very clever in the way they dealt with the Target (TGT-N) leases because they got the covenants from Target US. It depends on whether you want this because of RioCan holdings or if you prefer the equal weighted REITs (ZRE-T) from the Bank of Montréal. In either case, he has Sold them both. He was a little concerned about interest rates going up and he had a large enough gain that he just wanted to do something else.


Price:
$17.250
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
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