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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2016-01-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. The North American market is extremely volatile, and is very difficult for clients and investors to look at this with any kind of sanguinity. They are understandably nervous. What people need to understand is that if your portfolio is being managed properly, you should be prepared for volatility. He looks at volatility as his friend, because he is prepared for it with 30%, 40%, 50% in cash and bonds, with no long-term positions. This means that if there is volatility, he can take advantage of it.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2016-01-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

A US ETF that excludes oil and hedged in Cdn$? You might want to take a look at some of the sector ETF’s that are hedged. BMO has some  such as healthcare, banks, covered calls in the US, etc. You could look at ZUB-T and ZUH-T.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Are options trading allowed in a TFSA? Yes, in the same sense that it is in an RRSP. There are certain things you can do including covered calls and buying and selling options. What you can’t do is any naked strategies.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2016-01-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Using Options to take advantage on stock selections that look good? You need to really take a look at some of the material from the CBOE education section to learn something about this. You do have to know what you are doing, because time is your enemy and an option can expire worthless.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2016-01-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart EWA-N iShares MSCI Australia E.T.F.

Doesn’t follow this too much except that Australia is very much an export driven economy, with most of it going to China.


Price:
$16.250
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart EWG-N iShares MSCI Germany ETF

Whenever he invests in Europe, he is always disappointed. It never seems to make an awful lot of money. However, he wouldn’t have a problem going into Germany. They do have a refugee problem which is creating a lot of difficulty. You could go into this, but don’t go in too heavily.


Price:
$23.630
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart FIE-T iShares Cdn Financial Monthly Income ETF

For a 17-year hold? This is paying about 8% percent. The problem is that none of the constituent stocks pay 8%, so where are they getting the 8% from? This has to come out of return of capital, which is the problem with this type of product. Consider BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks (ZWB-T) instead.


Price:
$5.820
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 WAIT Must be logged in to use chart HEX-T HAP Enhanced Income Equity ETF

Basically a TSX based ETF. 17% energy weighted. It is really a question of whether you think it is time to be stepping back into the Canadian market. There is an argument for it, but he would want to wait a few days to see what shakes out. These are pretty critical times right now.


Price:
$5.470
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-18 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HFR-T HAP Floating Rate Bond ETF

This is just a place to park stuff. It is $10 a pop and then goes up and down $.10 or $.20. Nice and safe and simple.


Price:
$9.900
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-18 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart HOU-T HBP NYMEX Oil Bull+ ETF

For an 8-10 year hold? This is a leveraged Bull+ ETF on crude oil. Any of these levered ETF’s are meant to be held for a maximum of a week because of the way they reset the prices on these leveraged deals. A lot of people who held them for 6 months, even though they were on the right side of the market, kept losing money. It is because of the reset. These things are for day traders.


Price:
$3.010
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart PJP-N Powershares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio

This has a fairly large contingent of big Pharma, possibly 50%. He is staying away from big Pharma simply because he thinks there are a lot of lawsuits that are going to be coming out because of the way they mispriced a number of drugs.


Price:
$63.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart XBZ-T iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF

The risk on this is that it is Brazil. You have a very difficult situation there with the Pres. of Brazil. Not something he would be involved in. Brazil is very much like Canada; it is very resource dependent. However, there is also an overlay of corruption issues.


Price:
$7.460
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-18 WAIT Must be logged in to use chart XIU-T iUnits S&P/TSX 60 ETF

He would like to see what happens over the next couple of days. The market was down today, but it wasn’t getting clobbered. Overnight markets were not so bad. There is no harm in getting in a little bit late.


Price:
$17.700
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-18 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XSP-T iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.29%.) This is based on the S&P 500 and is a core holding, but is Cdn$ hedged. An important thing right now because if you are buying in US$, what happens when you eventually get a recovery in the Cdn$? You are going to lose.


Price:
$21.470
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-18 BUY Must be logged in to use chart ZPR-T BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred

Just bought some recently. The Preferred market has been so battered. He would not load up on this, but it would be one of the categories that he would include in a portfolio. He is stepping in now because it has a pretty good rate of return.


Price:
$8.500
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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