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Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-31 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Markets. Japan upping its investment in equities and securities from 12% to 25% is material, but will they still have that sway. Thinks we are really in a post-central bank world. We'll have to wait for the next week or 2. Looking at all the different sectors and the different markets, what has really been noticeable in the last 2 months is that the areas with the strongest strength include US health, Canadian health, consumer Staples and utilities.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-31 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
John Hood

Markets. He was pleased to see Japan announcing they were ramping up their stimulus program. They were stagnant for so long that it make sense. There are risks that they are taking on debt, but it kick starts the economy, so it is a good thing. On the general market, he wouldn't be surprised to see things coming back up again. He is very bullish on the US. This recovery is very real. We are getting better job reports, housing is doing better, new car sales, etc. He has been positioning his clients on a stronger US$ for about a year. He has started to dip his toes back into energy.


Price: $0.020
Subject: OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias: BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-31 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
John Hood

Options Straddles? A straddle is where you really don't know which way the market is going to go, so you buy some Call options and some Put options at the same price. The idea is that as long as there is enough volatility to cover up the cost of the options ($2 on each side, and $4 in volatility, you are going to make money.) He likes to do straddles on an event driven basis. He doesn't want to put them on and hope for the market to be volatile, because they are a wasting asset. He wants a date where he knows there is something coming, such as earnings report, or a fed meeting, where he thinks there could be volatility, and will apply the options as close to that date as possible (maybe one week). You always have to remember that options are a wasting asset.


Price: $0.020
Subject: OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias: BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-31 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
John Hood

How far out would you go to buy a Put on a bank? Not very much. He Sells Calls on a bank because he wants to get the income from the banks. To buy Puts on a bank because he expects them to go down is a wasting asset. First of all, he would buy them a little bit out of the money to get better leverage, but wouldn't go too far out in terms of time because you pay too much and the chances of recovering your money diminish every week.


Price: $0.020
Subject: OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias: BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-31 PAST TOP PICK AbbVie Inc.
ABBV-N
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

(A Top Pick Nov 14/13. Up 37.05%.) Exited his position. One of the big drivers for him to get out was the split as he likes to hold whole positions. A little overbought right now and they could come back to around $52. This whole space is really good. If you own, continue to Hold. (See Top Picks.)


Price: $63.460
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2014-10-31 COMMENT Alaris Royalty
AD-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

The three-year chart is showing a nice long-term upward trend. However, there is resistance at around $36. Indicators show that it is getting a little bit overbought.


Price: $33.770
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2014-10-31 COMMENT Agrium
AGU-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

He sees resistance at around $51. A lot of indicators are sort of at the upper end. Just because indicators are high doesn't mean that it can't continue higher. It is how it corrects in relation to investors coming in. Chart shows it has just broken through the April high at around $109 with resistance back in January at about $115. The last action has being a pretty quick, sudden move, so there is an expectation that it could come back a few percentage points, maybe to $105-$106.


Price: $110.270
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2014-10-31 COMMENT Athabaska Oil Sands Corp
ATH-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Production in North America has just been phenomenal and is impacting prices. This one didn't even participate like other energy names, from the spring into mid-summer. Chart shows it has broken down. At $5-$6 it will probably have some sellers back in.


Price: $3.650
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-31 BUY BCE Inc.
BCE-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

MACD never really came down. Has a pretty strong indication of strength. Looks like a pretty good place to be and it ranks well.


Price: $50.050
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2014-10-31 N/A Baytex Energy Corp
BTE-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Participated in the trend break into October. He would have liked to see it hold its support at around $37. The fact that it is below that is a little bit troubling. Also, the other indicators are not showing any kind of strength. It is looking to test the low of $33.24, and if it breaks that, you would have to go back on a much longer time frame as to where it is going to come in. This will probably depend on the macro picture of oil supplies.


Price: $34.440
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-31 COMMENT Canadian Energy Services & Technology
CEU-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

He noticed that after the energy stocks started tanking when they shouldn't have been, they should have been strong through the end of July into October, and we have done nothing, but break down since July. It is not just a supply issue in oil and gas, but it is actually a demand issue. Support seems to be at around $7. This is across the area.


Price: $8.700
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-31 COMMENT iShares Equal Weight Bank & Lifeco ETF
CEW-T
John Hood

This gives you banks and lifecos. He tends to prefer the bank only, simply because we saw what happened to the lifecos during the recession and they hadn't hedged their positions. He still has a bit of a bias about that. You could take a look at these and be pretty confident. He would prefer iShares TSX 60 ETF (XIU-T) as they have the banks and lifecos already included.


Price: $10.360
Subject: OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias: BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-31 COMMENT Canexus Corp
CUS-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

3-year chart is showing a break down.


Price: $3.870
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-31 DON'T BUY iShares S&P Global Water E.T.F.
CWW-T
John Hood

He has never really liked theme stocks. Water stuff was very popular a couple years ago and it didn't do anything. Feels the only reason it went up is because a rising tide lifts all boats. He doesn't see any reason to be in this.


Price: $23.910
Subject: OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias: BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned: No
2014-10-31 COMMENT DHX Media
DHX.B-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

(They changed the share structure, and BNN only had access to a few weeks of the new shares.) Chart shows a nice trend. It was a little disconcerting when you see strength in the market overall today and having this one come down. It could be just a little bit of profit taking.


Price: $9.740
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
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