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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2014-09-02 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

US Markets. Has been bullish on the US market for 4-5 years. Although he is still very strong on the US market, he decided to take about 15% off the table and wait. Historically, September is the worst month and October is not much better, and often there is a rise in late October. This has something to do with his decision to reduce his holdings. However the main driver was because of very, very large gains and rebalancing his portfolios. Has very little exposure to emerging markets. He is US #1, Canada #2 and a small amount in Europe.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2014-09-02 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Selling Puts on banks. How many months would you go out? When selling Naked Puts, the risk/reward is the same as buying the stock and selling the options. When he does covered calls, he prefers going out 6 months as he gets a better premium. If you are willing to do more active trading on a 1-2 month contract, you’re going to do a little bit better provided you are on the right side. The only issue he has with naked put writing is that most people that do it are leveraging. They are not just doing the cash substitution, they are probably leveraging it 2 or 3 times, and if they are wrong they can get hit pretty good.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2014-09-02 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Naked puts. A Put gives you the right to sell something. If you buy a Put for $50, and the stock goes down to $45, and you have paid $2 for that Put, that Put is now intrinsically worth $5, because of the difference between $45 and $50. People use this as a way of acquiring a stock at a lower price. A good strategy.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2014-09-02 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

If I believe interest rates will stay low for the long haul, what is an option strategy I could use as an insurance policy in case rates spike up? A very interesting question. There are options on government bonds that trade on Montreal except there is no volume and no open interest except on short-term months. There is nothing directly that you can do.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2014-09-02 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

What ETF would you recommend for buying Puts on a Utility index? There is nothing for this.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
_N/A
2014-09-02 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart GLD-N SPDR Gold ETF

He is not a gold fan. Why would you be a gold fan when the US$ and the US markets are strong?


Price:
$121.650
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2014-09-02 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart PFF-N iShares S&P US Preferred. E.T.F.

Whenever buying anything that is non-Canadian income, it is treated as regular income. For a straight Canadian ETF on banks, he would choose ZEB-T or through Covered Calls on ZWB-T.


Price:
$39.700
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-02 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart SOCL-Q Global X Social Media Ind. ETF

Canadian social media ETF containing things like Facebook and Twitter? There is none in Canada that he is aware of, but there is SOCL-Q in the US. Valuation on these are awfully high. When he sees people that are fans of social media, etc., he gets leery about the valuations.


Price:
$20.490
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2014-09-02 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart VBG-T Vanguard Global ex-US Agg Bond

What would be a good percentage to invest in foreign bonds in an RRSP portfolio? Based on his client base ages 55 to 75, he has about 40% in bonds. If you are interested in emerging markets, he would go to this one.


Price:
$25.370
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2014-09-02 BUY Must be logged in to use chart VEE-T Vanguard MSCI Emerg. Mkt. ETF

Emerging markets ETF for an RRSP for a long-term? High volatility is okay. Not keen on Russia because of the lack of transparency. He likes going with a broader approach so he likes this one because it is cheap. Other ETFs have something available in emerging markets, but look at the prices and let that be your guide.


Price:
$29.870
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-02 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VV-N Vanguard Large Cap ETF

(A Top Pick Aug 30/13. Up 25.14%.) Has about 640 different equities. Very cheap. He is not buying now, but will be buying again.


Price:
$92.300
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-02 BUY Must be logged in to use chart XCS-T iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap ETF

This has smaller companies and a reasonable dividend yield. Thinks the fees are fairly high on this, but nothing wrong with it. It gives you a little bit of extra torque. He would rather be playing the US market on something like that, so you could look at iShares Russell 2000 (IWM-N).


Price:
$17.720
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
No
2014-09-02 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XEG-T iUnits S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF

(A Top Pick Aug 30/13. Up 26.48%.) This has always been one of his holdings. A couple of years ago there was a huge differential between world prices and Canadian prices, $30 or $40. Now with the rail delivering oil, it is not as critical an issue now.


Price:
$20.190
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-02 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XEI-T iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income

Yielding just over 4%. The fees are reasonable.


Price:
$24.030
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-02 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XSB-T iShares DEX Short Term Bond

(A Top Pick Aug 30/13. Up 3.04%.) Very broad and diverse. He likes that there are about 240-250 different bonds in it. Never trust yield. Take a look beyond the 1st page where it gives you the quote, and look at what its “yield to maturity” is. That is what you are actually getting.


Price:
$28.550
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
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