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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2014-07-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. It is difficult to see where anything is going to come out and really hit the markets. There could be an adjustment of 10%-20%, but it is going to be short. The markets are going to come back. You could have volatility, but there is nothing out there that is going to push us into something like we had in 2007-2008. Generally earnings have been great and he thinks that is going to continue. Feels the US recovery is real and is going to continue to carry on.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
_N/A
2014-07-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

In a TFSA account, is it better to buy ETFs or individual stocks? Which stocks or sectors would be a smart bet for a long-term hold? He would recommend an ETF, because how many stocks can you buy in a normal sized TFSA account? ETFs gives you diversification, and avoids the risk of an individual stock. Consider XIU for the Canadian and XSP as well as some of the competitor products from Vanguard. As long as they are good, broad-based ETF’s, you’ll be fine.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
_N/A
2014-07-18 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

How would you structure a $60,000 RESP for 2 kids, grade 9 and 6, using ETF’s? You are looking at a 4 to 7 year time horizon. Grade 9 is a relatively short period, so you might go with something with 70% equities and 30% bonds. Consider something like 25% (XIU-T), 25% (XSP-T) along with some bonds in the (XSB-T) with maybe 10% in the (ZWB-T).


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
_N/A
2014-07-18 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart CASH CASH

(A Top Pick July 5/13.) There was some lingering turmoil going on last year in Europe. He wanted to wait to see what happened, so he just parked the money.


Price:
$0.010
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart CBO-T iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF

The problem is, how do you deal with these premium bonds. Very limiting in terms of what you can do to manage that portfolio. He would be more inclined to go towards something that has a broader and much more diversified bond portfolio. He would look at the iShares Cdn Short Term Bond (XSB-T).


Price:
$19.720
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HNU-T HBP NYMEX Nat'l Gas Bull+

This is a very interesting one. People buy these things and everybody has been waiting for natural gas to do very, very well. Feels you have to look a little bit beyond this one.


Price:
$11.830
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-07-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart SCHB-N Schwab US Broad Market ETF

This is probably the cheapest he has seen at about 4 basis points for the MER versus 250 basis points for a mutual fund. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this, and is a very good product.


Price:
$47.940
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VGK-N Vangrd European E.T.F.

This is about 600 European stocks, of which about 30% is UK. There are a number of European ETF’s, but likes this one because it is well diversified.


Price:
$58.970
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart VIX-I CBOE Volatility Index

This is a high-stakes game and a risky one, because it is trading on volatility. If you like to gamble, you can play this, but if you are a more conservative investor, stay out.


Price:
$12.060
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VTI-N Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Has about 3400-3500 holdings. It is basically the whole market including large caps, small caps, mid-cap and micro-cap. If the recovery is real, this will be picking up the smaller players as well. It will be more volatile if the market turns down.


Price:
$102.140
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-18 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VV-N Vanguard Large Cap ETF

(A Top Pick July 5/13. Up 23.89%.) Strictly US and has 640 companies. Very low cost. Good place to be.


Price:
$90.740
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XEG-T iUnits S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF

(A Top Pick July 5/13. Up 32.64%.) There was some pullback in the last few days because Libyan oil is coming on stream, and there is more and more US self-sufficiency. Nevertheless, he still likes this.


Price:
$20.240
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XEI-T iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income

Used to think it was too expensive, but when Blackrock chopped the prices on a number of their ETF’s, including this one, it made it worthwhile. Plus it is paying a dividend of about 4%. This is more for his income focused accounts.


Price:
$23.490
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XFN-T iUnits S&P Financial

This has done very well, and he would have no problem with holding this. He doesn’t buy this because he already has exposure to banks through covered calls, which he prefers.


Price:
$31.890
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-18 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XID-T iShares CNX Nifty India

With the new government in India, it is much more positive for business. This is a good product.


Price:
$24.170
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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