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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2015-05-08 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. In terms of exports and trade deficits as we saw earlier this week, the market was pushed down and then today we had a terrific rally on the jobs report. He is a little bit on the sidelines with new money, but otherwise pretty well fully invested with existing clients. It is really a judgment call as to when you go into the market. He never plunges in, but always goes in gradually. Most of the blame for the 1st and 2nd quarter was the strike at the ports and a really difficult winter. Also, the market has probably lost some momentum. However, he welcomes any pullback and he will be a happy buyer.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-05-08 BUY Must be logged in to use chart CJP-T iShares Japan C$ Hedge ETF

Started to buy an ETF for Europe, but decided to go for one that represents EAFE which has about 20% Japan. Thinks it is a good time to get into Japan and sees no problem with this one.


Price:
$15.080
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FIE-T iShares Cdn Financial Monthly Income ETF

This is 100% financials and is charging a very hefty fee of around 95 basis points. He has a feeling that there is a fair bit of return of capital. It would be an awful lot easier to just go and buy something like BMO Equal Weight Bank ETF (ZEB-T). He doesn’t like paying those kinds of fees.


Price:
$7.130
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart IBB-Q iShares Nasdaq BioTech ETF

This is a biotech ETF, and would be the main one he would look at for this sector.


Price:
$352.140
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-05-08 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart RQE-T RBC Target 2017 Corporate Bond ETF

Short dated corporate bonds. What is different with this ETF is that it acts a little bit like a bond. A lot of people like the fact that a bond has a maturity date and they know they are hopefully going to be getting back most of their money. This has a yield of about 4%, but in actual fact it is probably around 1.5%. However, it doesn’t keep rolling over, so there is a finite date.


Price:
$19.870
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-08 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VGK-N Vangrd European E.T.F.

(A Top Pick May 16/14. Down 1.49%.) Sold his holdings because of the vulnerability it had to the euro. It is unhedged. Also, the performance wasn’t very good.


Price:
$57.560
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-08 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VV-N Vanguard Large Cap ETF

(A Top Pick May 16/14. Up 14.86%.) This is very cheap. He bought this when the Cdn$ was closer to par.


Price:
$97.360
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XEH-T iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)

He likes this particular ETF product because it is European and it is hedged.


Price:
$23.050
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-08 BUY Must be logged in to use chart XEI-T iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income

This has a lot of dividends, and a lot of those dividends are coming from oil stocks which have been beaten up somewhat. It is probably in a price range now where you could buy it.


Price:
$21.950
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-08 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XIC-T iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF

(A Top Pick May 16/14. Up 7.47%.) The only reason he picked this over other similar ones is that they are optionable, and from time to time he likes to do a little hedging. Also, the fees have been chopped down to about 5 basis points.


Price:
$24.070
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XRE-T iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT

This holds about 25% of RioCan (REI.UN-T). He is always a little bit hesitant with REITs and he doesn’t hold many right now. This is because of the interest rate sensitivity. He is not anxious to be buying any right now. There are other income options he prefers.


Price:
$16.800
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-08 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XSP-T iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF

For years he had been buying this, but as the Cdn$ got to par, he transitioned and started buying a different one. Now, as the dollar has declined, he has started buying this again. This is basically just a large cap Index and a good place to be. It should be a part of everybody’s portfolio.


Price:
$24.500
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XTR-T iShares Diversified Monthly IF ETF

The problem with this is that there is a certain amount of return of capital, rather than return on capital. Doesn’t particularly like this one. He thinks they may have improved this over the last year or so. Always take a look at yield. If it is a lot higher than the bank rate, there is a reason. Quite often is because you are getting back some of your own money.


Price:
$11.980
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-05-08 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XVX-T iShares TSX Venture Index ETF

One of the issues this has is how many of the stocks are still going to be listed, as the Venture Exchange wants to kick out a whole bunch of stocks that are on there, because they are not liquid and are not meeting their listing criteria. Thinks that will be an issue for this. Not something he is interested in.


Price:
$8.570
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-08 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart ZDM-T BMO MSCI EAFE Hedged TO CAD

Recently picked this is because he wants to be in Europe, but no more than 10%. It also has Japan which he thinks has a good market going on. This is EAFE with about 20% UK.


Price:
$20.580
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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