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James Hodgins , Chief Investment Officer

Curvature Hedge Strategies


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2015-12-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. 2015 was another win for growth stocks. This probably has more to do with smaller caps versus larger caps. The larger cap growth names have held up pretty well, but if you look under the surface of the market, small-cap names, particularly in the commodity space in Canada, were terrible this year. As we near the end of tax loss selling, he expects we will see a pretty sharp bounce, which we are actually starting to see today. However, underlying fundamentals are still baseline negative. Today he wants to talk about the small-cap January effect, and will try to pick some of the more oversold names for a 6 week trade. Some of the small-cap names have been thrown out with the bathwater, and he has been picking up some names that have solid fundamentals and growth. This could include some that have a rollup acquisition strategy, where he thinks there are opportunities.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-12-23 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Gold? Thinks we are starting to see a bit of a turn in the US$, and that would be positive for the golds. His largest gold holding is, Tahoe (THO-T).


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart BAD-T Badger Daylighting

The issue they had this year was that when oil/gas exploration fell off so dramatically. A lot of their investors were in for the dividend yield, and it started to look like it would be dicey if they could keep the dividend where it was. Had been Short the name because he had thought the perception of the company was that it was safe because of their other business lines outside of oil and gas. Has covered his Shorts recently. If you think the energy rally is real, then he would take a look at it here. A solid management team. Valuation has come down to a level where it is reasonably attractive.


Price:
$24.580
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart DBO-T D-Box Technologies

Tried to buy this about a year ago, but it is pretty illiquid. A lot of theatres have a section roped off where the seats shake and vibrate through this company’s technology. A lot of upside was ahead of the Star Wars release. There is growth here and with the Star Wars he expects their numbers will be pretty good this quarter. A little too small for him, but he is going to take another look at this.


Price:
$0.375
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-12-23 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart EQI-T Equity Financial Holdings

(A Top Pick Dec 22/14. Down 16.58%.) Still likes this. The whole space has done poorly. This one has probably hung in better than most of the others. They are not in Alberta. Actually overcapitalized now, so only has about 2 turns of debt compared to the average of about 7X debt to asset ratio. There is a lot of room to grow for this. He has been Short on other names, so is actually up in total.


Price:
$8.000
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart GO-T Mogo Finance Technology Inc.

A name where there was a lot of growth priced in on the IPO. The company is still growing, but not profitably yet. However, it is so oversold and we are starting to see the bounce. That is probably the end of tax loss selling and you could see a nice trade in it here.


Price:
$3.050
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-12-23 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GSY-T goeasy

(A Top Pick Dec 22/14. Down 0.9%.) 2 business lines including Rent-A-Center stores and the bigger and faster growing part is financial. Picked up a lot of market share because Cash Store Financial went bankrupt and they were able to take over some of those locations. They do 3-6 months short term, very high interest lending. Still likes this.


Price:
$18.400
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-23 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart GXI-T GuestLogix

Owned this a few years ago when it had some revenue momentum and were getting lots of contracts. Sold it when it seemed like the contracts they were signing weren’t delivering the type of profitability that management had expected. The company is up for sale, but there is debt and an investigation into their financing. He would stay away.


Price:
$0.120
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HCG-T Home Capital Group

On a 10-15 year basis, this has been a fantastic performer. Got a little overvalued when it was close to $50 and 3X BV. The ROE has fallen. Had an issue mid year where they fired a bunch of their mortgage brokers, and this is the main reason why this fell. Had been Short this on a valuation basis. Thinks the overhang is almost done. Covered most if not all of his short positions.


Price:
$27.110
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-12-23 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart IGG-T Innova Gaming Group

A new management team came in. This company has nothing to do with online gambling. They manufacture video lottery terminals that get put into bingo halls, and are now doing a trial to put them in bars in Missouri. In about 30% of the business bingo halls in Ontario, and that is growing every year. OLG loves this product. It derives traffic and keeps people there longer, and they spend more money on food/alcohol.


Price:
$1.620
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart IT-T Intertain Group

Got hit with a Short- Sellers report. Likes the online bingo market, and feels there were a lot of inaccuracies in that report, but this is going to overhang the stock for a while. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$9.140
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart JTR-X Greenspace Brands Inc

Acquiring Central Roast which has a lot of organic type products that they are getting into Canadian grocery stores, a real growth market. Management has a deep relationship with some of the big grocery chains in Canada. Thinks they are going to grow something like over 100% next year with this acquisition. On top of that there is north of 60% organic growth.


Price:
$1.000
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart K-T Kinross Gold

Has been a bit of a disaster. Costs have gone up so much and finding higher grade projects is tougher and tougher.


Price:
$2.640
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-12-23 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart LXE-X Leucrotta Exploration Inc.

(A Top Pick Dec 22/14. Down 41.09%.) Had thought this was oversold from tax loss selling and it had a pretty good run into January. Thinks it will have a good run through January again. Low cost kind of development, which he likes. He would buy this for a trade again.


Price:
$0.800
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-23 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart MSL-T Merus Labs International

This is his preference in healthcare. On value versus growth, this is really a deep value kind of stock. Was trading at $3 not long ago, and thinks it could easily get back to that over the next year. Trading at about 4.5 or 5 times EBITDA.


Price:
$1.980
Subject:
SMALL & MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
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