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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2015-04-13 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. Everybody is waiting for the US earnings season. Their big financials are coming out in the next couple of days. He continues to be optimistic on the US. The longer it takes before there is a correction, the more likely there is going to be one. It’s just a question of how volatile it is going to be, but that is something you prepare for by using bonds so that you don’t live in fear of volatility, but take advantage of it. Very little European exposure, but he is about to go back in. Regarding the weaker Cdn$, he wants to be hedged. This whole issue of oil is very much a geopolitical event, not a supply/demand issue, and it could change virtually overnight, and you could get a rise in the Cdn$. Not that he expects it, because all of these hedges are basically against a decline in the US$, which he doesn’t expect is going to happen. Instead of buying US equities in US dollars, he is now going back to things that are hedged.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-04-13 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

VIX ETF’s? This is a bad time to be holding these. These things are a gambling device, not an investment device. This is for day trading or weekly trading, but there really is nothing to these things. He doesn’t use these.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
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UNKNOWN
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No
2015-04-13 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Gold. He doesn’t hold any gold at all. It surprises him that gold is not bound at $900 an ounce. He has been negative on gold for years. If the US$ is strong, and shows no real indication of weakening, why would you expect gold to go up. Gold seems to have stabilized here and could be a trading vehicle.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Natural gas. He is not a big fan of natural gas and he really doesn’t see any reason for it to be going up. There is lots of the stuff.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Main advantages and disadvantages comparing Canadian REIT ETF’s and Canadian Dividend Stock ETF’s? He is more inclined towards the dividend payers. If he wants the income, he goes with the Covered Calls, such as the BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks (ZWB-T).


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
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Unknown
2015-04-13 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CBO-T iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF

If you own, the first thing you should look at is, what you think your yield is. Then look at what it actually is. You do this by going on to their website and looking at the “yield to maturity”. Then make a decision from there. He likes the idea of the laddered corporate bond index, but we know that if they are doing better than the 10 year government rate, there has to be a reason. If so, he would suspect there are some premium bonds that will mature at par.


Price:
$19.740
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CWW-T iShares S&P Global Water E.T.F.

He has tended to ignore the sector, but some people are highly recommending the water sector. He doesn’t know the individual components stocks of this one. It has done well, so he is going to have a look at this.


Price:
$27.920
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-04-13 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart EUR-T FT AlphaDEX European Div. ETF

(A Top Pick March 20/14. Up 16.24%.) They call this AlphaDex, which means manager input plus indexing. Fairly expensive relative to other ETF’s because of their approach to things. This was almost a Top Pick for tonight.


Price:
$22.860
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-13 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart EWH-N iShares MSCI Hong Kong E.T.F.

Hasn’t been doing very much in China because he was into the Chinese market 3-4 years ago and didn’t do well. He has issues with the lack of transparency. Understands that there are a lot of financial products out there that are basically subprime. Their growth is slowing, and you just don’t know what is going on. He would rather have American companies that are doing business in China.


Price:
$24.030
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 BUY Must be logged in to use chart HEDJ-N Wisdomtree International Hedged Equity Fund

This removes the fluctuation of the Euros. This strategy makes perfect sense, especially when they are doing this quantitative easing. We know what is going to happen to the value of the Euro and what has already been happening, and it could quite likely end up at parity with the US$. This is a smart move. It’s the only way to play Europe, with a hedge.


Price:
$68.240
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 BUY Must be logged in to use chart IXJ-N Ishares Trust S & P Global Healthcare Index

This is an interesting one and he has no problems with it. The one thing is that it is about 60% US, so it is not that much diversification on a global basis. Nothing wrong with that though.


Price:
$109.860
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VGK-N Vangrd European E.T.F.

(A Top Pick March 20/14. Down 0.29%.) Sold his holdings because he was worried about the European currencies.


Price:
$55.610
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-04-13 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VV-N Vanguard Large Cap ETF

(A Top Pick March 20/14. Up 14.11%.) He bought this because the Cdn$ was much higher, and he was buying for the last couple of years all in US dollars. This is basically 600 of the largest capped US stocks. He still likes this.


Price:
$96.370
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-13 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XEH-T iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)

He likes this because it is hedged against the euro and costs only 25 basis points. Has 30% of UK with Spain/Germany/France 13% each. This gives you a good, solid, European core, plus it is doing small-cap and mid-cap.


Price:
$23.400
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-13 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XEI-T iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income

An ETF that would best weather interest rate increases? He would be looking at one of the low cost dividend ETF’s like iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income (XEI-T). This is about 20 basis points. In this interest rate environment, he has quite a bit of Money Market that he is sitting in, because he knows at some point rates are going to rise and you don’t want to be in any long-term bonds.


Price:
$21.990
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
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