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Viewing Expert

John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2016-02-16 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

US Markets. It is very sluggish and there is nothing to get terribly excited about, but they are pretty close to full employment. There are rising wages and low interest rates, and it is a great capital market. He is overweight the US by about 35%. There is probably going to be some kind of a rollover coming in here to a degree.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
_N/A
2016-02-16 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Calling Covered Calls back? It depends on the relationship between the price of the stock and the option. Quite often, when he has sold them out 6 months, he just waits and sees. If the stock basically stays in the same place, and he can buy the option back for $0.25 on the dollar, he does that and then buys another right away. If it starts going deep in the money, that eliminates the time value of the option too, so he can take a loss on the option and do well in the stock.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
_N/A
2016-02-16 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Writing Naked Puts? A Naked Put gives people the right to sell you a stock at a certain price. If the price of the stock goes down, you are still on the hook. Basically you are selling a Put and you have cash to cover it. It is the flipside of a Covered Call. The strategy works until it doesn’t, and he has seen this happen many times. Because the people who are doing Put writing are never actually taking delivery of the stock, it is all treated like income unlike Covered Calls which are treated as capital gains.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
_N/A
2016-02-16 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart BND-T Purpose Tactical Investment Grade Bond Fund ETF

He normally has iShares DEX Short-Term Bond (XSB-T), but is looking for something that will give him a little bit of an edge. This is about 60% Canadian Corp., about 25% US, as well as some US high-yield. The distribution yield and their yield to maturity are close, which is unusual. They are also doing some covered calls on treasuries. He likes what they are doing.


Price:
$19.630
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CGR-T iShares Global Real Estate ETF

He sees no problem in buying this ETF. (Doesn’t know if the dividend is safe.)


Price:
$27.270
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CPD-T iShares S&P/TSX Preferred ETF

This has a few more perpetuals in it. It depends on what your objective is. If looking for a trading vehicle or that the preferreds are going to come back, you could be waiting an awfully long time. If looking for some yields that are pretty attractive, then it could be fine.


Price:
$11.200
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart DFN-T Dividend 15 Split Corp.

Basically a closed end fund. This pays about a 14% dividend. When you look at the stocks in this fund, primarily banks and some of the oils, none of them are paying that kind of a dividend, they are paying 4%-5%. When you find something that pays 14%, it is not time for a pat on the back, but is a time to say “look at this more closely”. The company uses Covered Calls on this. He has been using Covered Calls for 30 years, and has never been consistently able to get 14%, so there is something else going on. There has to be leverage of some form or another. You need to look at this more closely and see what is going on.


Price:
$9.330
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart EUFN-Q iShares MSCI Europe Financial

European banks. Just read an article that said if you look at the charts of European banks, you will see that the canaries are fleeing the mines. This is not something he is particularly interested in right now.


Price:
$16.840
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart EWJ-N iShares Japan ETF

A great ETF and just tracks the Japanese stock market. Very, very large. If you are going to play the Japanese market, this would certainly be one he would want to be in.


Price:
$10.790
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FIE-T iShares Cdn Financial Monthly Income ETF

Paying out more than it should because you are getting a return “of” capital, not a return “on” capital. This is made up of a bunch of other ETF’s, and he doesn’t like anything where he is not getting sustainable dividends, but would prefer something like BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks (ZWB-T).


Price:
$6.000
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-16 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart HOU-T HBP NYMEX Oil Bull+ ETF

For the long-term? Do not buy this for the long-term. It is a leveraged ETF. A great vehicle for gambling, short-term trading, but none of these leveraged ETF’s should be held longer than 2-3 trading days. Even if you have the direction right, you could still lose money because of the way leasing is reset every day. This is a day trading vehicle.


Price:
$2.730
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-16 WEAK BUY Must be logged in to use chart SPYB-N SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF

An ETF of companies that regularly buy back their stock? There are a few of them, but he finds this kind of thing a little bit niche. SPDR S&P 500 Buyback (SPYB-N) is one. Doesn’t find anything particularly wrong with this and there is some evidence that this works as a strategy.


Price:
$42.113
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart VSP-T Vanguard S&P 500-CAD Hedged

Vanguard S&P 500-CAD Hedged (VSP-T) or Vanguard MSCI US Broad Market (VUS-T)? The difference between these 2 is that one is hedged and the other is not, although VUS holds about 6000 stocks.


Price:
$33.710
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-16 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart VUS-T Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Mkt ETF

Vanguard S&P 500-CAD Hedged (VSP-T) or Vanguard MSCI US Broad Market (VUS-T)? The difference between these 2 is that one is hedged and the other is not, although this one holds about 6000 stocks.


Price:
$37.470
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2016-02-16 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart XCS-T iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap ETF

This holds a bunch of small cap stocks, a lot of which are going to be energy and materials. He would not be too keen on jumping in right here.


Price:
$11.790
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
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