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Viewing Expert

John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. He is looking at prices, rather than the election, BREXIT, etc. Both bond and equity prices are at all-time highs, which makes him a little apprehensive. The S&P 500 is close to record territory, which makes him a little nervous. He is still very bullish on the US, but there could be a pullback. He actually likes volatility because it allows him to buy good stuff cheap, but is looking at ways of doing a little hedging on portfolios.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

What is an ETF? Like a mutual fund, they are highly diversified. However, unlike a mutual fund, they are very cheap. Mutual fund fees are often 2.5%. You can buy a similar ETF with almost exactly the same number of stocks and the same weightings for 15 basis points. A disadvantage is that if you are someone who is contributing monthly to your portfolio, a discount broker will charge you a commission. For the smaller investor who is contributing on a monthly basis, he would recommend going to your local bank and buy the Canadian Index Fund or US Index Fund. Management fee should be around 90 basis points.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Medical marijuana ETF’s? There is no ETF. The reason is, a lot of these companies are little with no liquidity, and the banks don’t want to hold their money.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Canadian Venture Exchange ETF? There used to be one through iShares, but there isn’t any longer. It is just not feasible to run.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

How do Binary Options work? These are inter-day options, but it is just nonsense. This is something that people should not be involved in. The risks are huge and they are very, very short term.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Move to ETF’s from mutual funds? If you have Bank owned mutual funds, there is no problem at all because you can sell them without paying a commission, as well as having lower fees than regular mutual funds. With regular mutual funds, you have the curse of deferred sales charges of about 5%. He tends to look at the overall fees of their whole portfolio. You can take a hit now, or wait for 2 years and end up paying twice that in regular fees. First, call the mutual fund to see what their DSCs are on your portfolio.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2016-10-06 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Buy options on a gold stock, or use an ETF? He is not a fan of gold, and has been negative on it for years. Gold reacts to the value of the US$. If you have a strong US$, and it looks like interest rates are going to increase slightly, which will increase the value of the US$, why would you want to be in gold? Also, if he is going to take a risk on a commodity, he would rather take the risk and not have it hedged off and have his upside limited.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FIE.A-T iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income E.T.F.

He doesn’t like this. It is basically an accumulation of different income products, but this is a return of capital, so you are getting what looks like a very high dividend, but it is not entirely a return “on” capital, but is often a return “of” capital, in other words a return of your own money.


Price:
$6.170
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FLI-T First Asset U S & Canada LifeCo Income Fund

This is fine if you want to be involved, but remember any dividends are accrued in the US are taxed as income, not as a dividend. (If it is a covered call, then he really doesn’t like the story as he doesn’t like First Asset’s covered calls. They only do it on 25% of the portfolio, so your amount of income is pretty small and your downside protection is pretty small. Also, fees are quite high for 25% covered calls.)


Price:
$11.200
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HFR-T HAP Floating Rate Bond ETF

This is a great place to park money. It never varies very much. You are less interest rate vulnerable.


Price:
$10.000
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-10-06 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HGU-T HBP Global Gold Bull+ ETF

Whenever you have one of these leveraged ETF’s, you have to remember that these are a short-term trading vehicle. You would never hold one for more than a week. You could be on the right side of the market and still lose your shirt. Leveraged ETF’s have their price reset every day. You have to watch these like a hawk.


Price:
$17.170
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-06 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HIX-T HBP 60 Inverse ETF

This is for hedging of your nonregistered portfolio. If you want to pull a little bit of risk off the table, you can Buy some of this which will hedge your portfolio a little.


Price:
$7.260
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart IBB-Q iShares Nasdaq BioTech ETF

He sees absolutely nothing wrong with being in the biotech sector. The fees are going to be low.


Price:
$284.160
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-06 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart MDY-N SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF

(A Top Pick Sept 24/15. Up 12.14%.)


Price:
$280.900
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-10-06 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart QMV-T Questrade RUS 1000 EQ WT US MIDCAP VALUE

(A Top Pick Sept 24/15. Up 11.47%.)


Price:
$20.200
Subject:
OPTIONS & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
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