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James Hodgins , Chief Investment Officer

Curvature Hedge Strategies


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2014-04-21 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets. The last few times in the show, he has been neutral, kind of a push and pull, between the big deleveraging credit bubble. Over the last 5 years, when you get acceleration in the feds balance sheet, you get an increase in risk asset values. When that balance sheet starts to decelerate its growth, then you get a decline in asset value. Thinks this correlation is likely to hold true. While valuations in the markets seem reasonable on a short-term basis, when you factor in the earnings numbers base, i.e., near record profit margins the market looks quite expensive. There could be a pretty good drop once the QE ends.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2014-04-21 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart AAH-T (Dead) Aastra Technologies

(A Top Pick May 27/13. Up 156.02%.) Acquired by Mitel (MNW-T) in February. Prior to this acquisition, there was a special dividend paid.


Price:
$41.940
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart ACQ-T AutoCanada Inc.

Not a big fan of this. Had a huge, huge run. Definitely a candidate to be added to the TSX 60 index and he thinks there is something like 800,000 shares of potential demand from indexers. On the index event, that might be a decent time. He will probably be taking a look at Shorting.


Price:
$63.110
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart ALV-X Alvopetro Energy

This was a spin out from a deal that Petrorubiales did about 6 months ago. Often these spin outs get dumped because people want to own the larger company. This is trading below cash and some nice prospects. Likelihood of success by the drill bit is pretty high.


Price:
$0.990
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart AYA-T Amaya Gaming Group Inc.

Management has done a nice job of putting the company together and is betting on the gambling online market, which is coming back in the US. Has moved more into the land based casino equipment business, which took a big hit in the 1st quarter, largely due to the weather. Thinks their strategy is to continue to make acquisitions where they have done a good job of integrating them and making them profitable.


Price:
$7.010
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart BXE-T Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

Growth on this is baked in the cake. Already have something like 35,000 BOE equivalents behind pipe so they are building some pipeline extensions. Once that is done, he thinks this quarter you are going to see production go from 25,000 to probably 40,000 BOEs a day and thinks the stock will keep pace with the growth.


Price:
$10.230
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 WATCH Must be logged in to use chart CFN-T Carfinco Financial Group

On the last conference call mention that they were seeing some increased competition. They lend to a subprime market in terms of auto lending. Have always executed very well. He would wait and see what the next quarter looks like before stepping back in. They do a good job of executing in their market space. It is back on his radar screen.


Price:
$9.200
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart CSW.A-T Corby Spirit and Wine (A)

Likes a lot. Have been investing a lot into Canadian wines and a deal to market Wiser’s in the US. The latter is more interesting and they came out with a new brand called Wiser’s Premium. Currently in about 8 states and will be going national with it. A lot of potential with it. Recent earnings were good. They are growing in the US shipments so quickly, they have to build the channel so some of the sales are part of that channel build and it should last while they are building it up. Once you see them roll into the full 50 states, then he would take a look to see what the actual sell-through is. 3.4% yield.


Price:
$20.850
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 WATCH Must be logged in to use chart CVR-X CORRE

Highly speculative. Have a project in the Middle East where they are bidding on cleaning up the Kuwait oil fields that had been in the 1st Gulf war. However, there is lots of competition for this business. If they can get some of this business, it has some potential, but he would wait and see how much of those contracts they get.


Price:
$0.080
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 SELL Must be logged in to use chart CXR-T Concordia Healthcare

Short this company. Trades at 12X EBITDA to Cash Flow. He would exit this and Buy Merus Labs (MSL-T). (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$21.730
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart DHX-T DHX Media

Had sold a lot of his position, but is now back into it. Liked the recent Degrassi purchase. The cash flows they’re going to get from their companies is almost like having a lead order for their series that they are producing in Canada. While it looks expensive on the current earnings basis, they are effectively going to more than double their earnings and cash flow on the back of that acquisition.


Price:
$5.240
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart DML-T Denison Mines Corp

Uranium stocks have had a huge upward move in the last 6 months. Now pulling back a little. They are pricing in uranium prices that are much higher than current prices. The expectation is that as Japan comes back online, that demand will start to firm up. He agrees with this, but would rather play it through the commodity directly via Uranium Participation (U-T). Stocks have already priced in a higher uranium price so it follows that uranium prices should start to rise. Feels this will happen over the next 6 months.


Price:
$1.660
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart EQB-T Equitable Group

(A Top Short May 27/13. Down 66.77%.) A subprime mortgage lender. Has taken a couple of shots at this thinking that the housing market in Canada was going to roll, especially when he saw the interest rates rise last summer. Highly speculative and a risky stock to own.


Price:
$59.560
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart GPS-X BSM Technologies

On his Watch List and he might be buying soon. The oil/gas seismic is part of their business, but they have had more of a growth in the trucking area where they have a solution for fleet management and tracking. This adds a lot of efficiencies.


Price:
$2.450
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-21 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GXI-T Guestlogix

Base business was built on processing credit card transactions while traveling on an airplane. They built that platform and have about 80% market share in North America. A big new thing is they are now selling in airport kiosks rental cars, etc through NCR. Also, have a deal with Panasonic by putting in one-touch purchase systems in the back of airplane seats. Now have 22 new deployments which is more than double what they have ever had previously. Sees growth in the next 2 or 3 quarters and they are going to deliver some big-time growth numbers.


Price:
$1.290
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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