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Recent Opinions

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-29 DON'T BUY Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.
PRE-T
John Stephenson

This or an oil sands play? You want to be in a large cap company rather than a smaller one, particularly when the commodity price is not hitting new highs. If you look at some of the oil Sands plays, particularly Suncor (SU-T), it has some very attractive properties, where the breakeven cost for them is in the high $20. Thinks the internationals, such as this one, are deeply oversold. Until you see that commodity move up substantially, $100 and above, he doesn't think you get a catalyst for these names.


Price: $17.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Parex Resources Inc.
PXT-T
Don Lato

(A Top Pick Nov 27/13. Up 73.93%.) Down 33% from its highs of just 6 months ago. Dirt cheap last year and still cheap today. Recently sold their Trinidad and Tobago properties to rededicate that money to Colombia. Had 56% production growth over the last year. Even with an oil price of $70, they will cash flow something like $2.50 next year. Trading at a little over 4X earnings. No debt and well-funded.


Price: $10.670
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 BUY Rogers Communcations (B)
RCI.B-T
Don Lato

Reasonably attractive down at these levels. Has underperformed pretty dramatically over the last year.. Both the other telecoms are up, including dividends, about 10% year to date. Healthy 4.5% yield. Have had some problems. Mostly exposed to the wireless business and have had some management changes. Made a huge bet on hockey with the NHL contract.


Price: $42.360
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-29 HOLD Surge Energy Inc
SGY-T
John Stephenson

One of the better names out there. Have grown a lot by acquisition. Facing a 24% decline rate. His issue with them and many of these players is that the acquisition market is pretty much dried up in Western Canada. If you are not able to grow by acquisition and the commodity is weak, and to remain weak for some time, where is your catalyst for this name or any of them.


Price: $6.270
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-29 PAST TOP PICK Sears Holdings Corp.
SHLD-Q
Don Lato

(A Top Pick Nov 27/13. Down 27.47%.) Probably the most speculative holding that he holds in his portfolios. The question is, is this company going to run out of cash before it is able to capitalize on the underlying value of its assets, which he thinks are still very, very significant. There is a huge Short position on it.


Price: $36.990
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 WEAK BUY Stryker Corp.
SYK-N
John Stephenson

Generally, this is fine. It is a good company. They do medical beds, surgical implants and things like that. Has struggled at various points, but overall he feels there is a bit of a renaissance in healthcare and hospitalizations. Probably a mild Buy, not a table pounder.


Price: $86.680
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: No
2014-10-29 DON'T BUY Telus Corp
T-T
John Stephenson

He is starting to Short the stock. This has been a phenomenal name and he has held it for about 6 years. In all of the telecommunications, the growth is in wireless. Wireless growth in Canada last year was 0.3%, no growth. Mobile penetration is 80%, which sounds great, but a lot less than it is in the US. We are not seeing any growth in the wireless side.


Price: $40.380
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 PAST TOP PICK Toronto Dominion
TD-T
John Stephenson

(A Top Pick Nov 13/13. Up 16.21%.) Thinks this is the best in breed in Canada. It has done international expansion right. Focused in the best part of the US. Thinks it is in the right places. They have the ability to cross sell.


Price: $54.370
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Toronto Dominion
TD-T
Don Lato

Has been underperforming the others a little bit over the last 2 or 3 months. 6% off the high back in the summer. There may be some concerns over the change in leadership, but the new person stepping in has been with the bank for many years. Great exposure in the US. Huge deposit base there, that they will hopefully exploit. The multiple is back in line, if not lower than some of the others. 3.5% yield.


Price: $54.370
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 WEAK BUY Trinidad Energy Services
TDG.UN-T
John Stephenson

This is one of the newer rig fleets, so he thinks it is quite attractive. Also, they are more of a drilling company, as opposed to a fracing company. A global company with rigs in Australia as well as Canada and the US. He would classify this as a cautious Buy. Historically between now and the end of March is a good time to be in these.


Price: $10.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-29 BUY Tourmaline Oil Corp
TOU-T
Don Lato

Thinks you can buy this one here and just hold your nose a little. This company has always been very, very well financed. Have always been ahead of the game in funding their exploration programs. This gives you an opportunity to buy it at 6X cash flow for next year. The cheapest valuation that this company has been at since it went public almost 4 years ago.


Price: $40.450
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-29 COMMENT Tesla Motors Inc
TSLA-Q
Don Lato

Wouldn't want to own this for the longer term. At 73X next year's earnings, as great as this company is, it is not the kind of stock he would want to own long-term. Way too pricey for him.


Price: $238.100
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: No
2014-10-29 BUY United Parcel Services
UPS-N
John Stephenson

FedEx (FDX-N) or UPS (UPS-N)? Right now would be a good time to buy either of these as you have the holiday season coming up, which is usually a good time for delivery companies. Fuel is a huge component going forward, and the current correction in fuel costs will be good, so this would be an attractive time. He would probably rank this one over FedEx as he expects it would have a little more upside at this point.


Price: $102.620
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Westjet Airlines
WJA-T
John Stephenson

A little more defensive than Air Canada and in better shape with newer planes and no unionization. Not only has there been a pullback in price on the stock, but there has been a pullback in fuel, which is the largest operating cost. On a forward basis, they trade from 4.5% to 7.5% X EBITDAR (the “R” is for plane rentals). Also, it has been oversold. Yield of 1.53%.


Price: $31.580
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Markets. Markets are born on pessimism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria is a quote from Sir John Templeton. If that is the case, he would say that we are not in any kind of euphoric stage, and for five years we have not been in that moment. We are still in too much skepticism since 2008. Still a lot of nervous money on the sidelines. The stronger US$ certainly feels like a trend for the time being. Looking around globally, you have the uncertainty in Europe, the question if abenomics for Japan will really take hold, emerging markets have gone through another disconnect, Brazil's election, Russia, etc. There are a lot of things going on that are making the US$ look very, very strong. This is something you want to take advantage of in portfolios. Austerity measures in Europe, combined with pretty tight monetary policy that are tight compared to what they should be, hasn't really spurred a lot of growth in Europe. Probably the biggest thing he is concerned with is if the US gets pulled down by the periphery. If they can hold in and lasso and bring back the rest of the laggards with them, then he thinks we are on to new highs. Before adding to new positions, wait to see what Janet Yellin has to say. If she decides to continue with QE, that could be taken very negatively by the markets. He has been very heavily weighted to the US.


Price: $0.020
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Auto stocks? The problem with Ford (F-N) and General Motors (GM-N) is that they may be looking at 3%-5% year-over-year growth. Analysts don't see what the next move is in these 2 companies. You have to be very careful with this major change in gas and energy, which has caught a lot of people by surprise. The issue with Magna (MG-T) is their 40%-45% exposure to Europe.


Price: $0.020
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Brooke Thackray

Markets. October is typically the most volatile month of the year. Last Wednesday was just one of those days where it all came together and impacted at the same time. Right now we are moving into a time period where volatility tends to die down, but we are still going to get some. During this time period in September and October, he has largely been in cash. As of yesterday, he switched his portfolio to be fully invested in equities. Stocks are fairly valued now. Looking at a forward PE basis, there is nothing wrong with that. The “beats” last Friday were about 70%, which is good.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Brooke Thackray

Gold. The seasonal period for gold has actually gone up in the last few years. It didn't work in 2014 and has actually come down. Chart shows gold is putting in a bottom. From a technical perspective, it actually looks like it has some support here.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Brooke Thackray

High-yield corporate bonds? These will give you an equity component as well as an income component as compared to government bonds. These perform well when equities tend to perform well. The seasonal period for these is basically from October to the beginning of January.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Brooke Thackray

Uranium? This is hard because the buying cycle is so long. Chart shows a downward trend since 2012 and is now showing a little bit of sideways movement. Seasonally uranium can start to do well this time of the year and into November. Technically it is okay.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 N/A A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Brooke Thackray

Banks or insurance companies? They both tend to perform at the same time. The difference generally is that insurance companies benefit from rising rates, but the banks do not. Right now his tendency would be towards the banks. Banks tend to perform well from Oct 10th into the end of the year. Watch out. Last year, the banks had really strong earnings in August and it pushed all the way up into the seasonal period, and once the earnings came out, they fell flat.


Price: $0.020
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: _N/A
2014-10-28 COMMENT Altagas Ltd
ALA-T
Brooke Thackray

The market could still have some volatility. Chart shows it has broken its longer-term up trend, so there might be some congestion here. If you love this company and want to be there, it is okay to step in at this point.


Price: $47.460
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Alimentation Couche-Tard (B)
ATD.B-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

With the dislocation of resource stocks in Canada, he believes that names like this are going to see the benefit of outflows from that volatile sector. You also have their move of fresh foods rolling out into some of their stores. Yield of 0.48%.


Price: $37.790
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK Activision Blizzard
ATVI-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

(A Top Pick Nov 6/13. Up 13.46%.) He got stopped out of this, but did very well in a short period of time.


Price: $19.230
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 PARTIAL SELL Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
AYA-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This has been all the rage in the last little while, and returns have been quite substantial. Feels that 70%-80% of the revenues are still coming from Europe, not the US or Canada. If the situation in Europe does not right side itself, there could be some issues. If you own, consider taking some of your profit off the table and letting the rest run.


Price: $32.950
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 HOLD Alibaba Group Holding
BABA-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

The trend is really their friend in what they are trying to do. If you own, you are in good shape and he would continue to hold tight.


Price: $99.680
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Brookfield Asset Management (A)
BAM.A-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Diversified globally and extremely well-managed. This gives you a basket of really strong global assets. They will benefit from pension funds and governments that want to own solid vehicles. Their record of acquisitions has been very conservative. Cash flow continues to increase. Yield of 1.29%.


Price: $54.050
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 COMMENT BlackBerry
BB-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

He is not buying into the turnaround story. Found that the Passport was too big for his hand, and he can't see this taking off. John Cheng has done a great job. He just can't see this company being a long-term standalone vehicle.


Price: $11.920
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 COMMENT Bombardier Inc (B)
BBD.B-T
Brooke Thackray

Usually stocks like this do well this time of the year. Chart shows a “forever” trend of up and down. Maybe when it gets back up to around $5, you might want to actually take a look as it may come back down again. Technically, it has broken its trend, beginning to consolidate, and starting to move up. He likes the stock at this point. From a technical and seasonal basis, it looks good.


Price: $3.900
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT Brookfield Renewable Energy
BEP.UN-T
Brooke Thackray

These are hybrid companies as far seasonality goes, so it is not quite the same. However, you would find it typically performing well at this time of year. Technically, it is doing quite well. This is one that you want to continue to hold right through to the springtime.


Price: $35.660
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT Canadian National R.R.
CNR-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Thinks this should be a part of everybody's portfolio. One of the best in class operators with precision railway logistics. Looks like it has a lot of headwinds, including the coal business. Also, have a hefty pension liability that they are facing. There is no reason not to continue owning this in the future.


Price: $78.250
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 COMMENT Crescent Point Energy Corp
CPG-T
Brooke Thackray

Suncor (SU-T) or Crescent Point (CPG-T)? Two totally different stocks. We might still see oil production pushing down here a little bit, but that will take a little while for it to roll through. He looks at this from a seasonal perspective. If the oil sector really starts to ramp up here, you are going to get more bang for your buck out of Crescent Point. Because the energy sector is out of its seasonal period, he would be going with a more defensive oil play, which is Suncor.


Price: $37.680
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 DON'T BUY Cisco
CSCO-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Hasn't owned this for 12 years. It is still very important to the global infrastructure of what goes on in technology. He doesn't think you will see PEI multiples expanding at any great clip in the space. He would rather be in a newer and fresher technology space.


Price: $24.065
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK Catamaran Corp.
CTRX-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

(A Top Pick Nov 6/13. Down 0.27%.) Doesn't seem to be getting any traction. Had a really good 8-9 year run, but has been a disappointment in the last year and a half or so. Has done a lot of acquisitions, and he thinks the market is waiting for another acquisition to happen.


Price: $42.720
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 WAIT Detour Gold
DGC-T
Brooke Thackray

As everyone knows, gold has been sliding for the last few years. In its seasonal period, from July until the end of September, it has actually performed quite well up until this year. Last year, gold really got crushed in December and bounced up in January. The stock dropped during 2013 and has been consolidating in 2014. Not in bad shape. Gold can be positive in November. He doesn't call it a seasonal trade because it does not outperform the market, which is one of his criteria. On a technical basis, he would wait for this to consolidate a little bit more.


Price: $8.510
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 HOLD DHX Media
DHX.B-T
Brooke Thackray

Very good company and well-run. Building up their library and have done extremely well. It is seasonally significant that you would hold this at this time, and probably right into May. You might let this run.


Price: $9.540
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 BUY Walt Disney
DIS-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Did really smart moves 15-20 years ago with the ABC purchase. There is a lot going on inside that he is really positive about. There is a Star Wars movie coming out in December. Marvel continues to license and put out new shows.


Price: $89.930
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK Walt Disney
DIS-N
Brooke Thackray

(A Top Pick May 14/14. Down 11.13%.) Short. A great company and really well-run. He wasn't shorting the company; he was shorting the trend that takes place. This company tends to underperform during summer months. This year, that didn't work. Seasonally, this is a good time to be in this stock.


Price: $89.930
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2014-10-28 COMMENT Goldcorp Inc
G-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Probably the best large gold company. Switzerland is having a referendum vote, where they want to bring back the gold standard back to Switzerland. There is quite a big groundswell of support. If this happens, there are estimates that there will be a lot of gold buying. Feels that gold bulls are grasping at straws sometimes. He doesn't own any gold positions.


Price: $25.080
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 COMMENT General Electric
GE-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This is getting more positive coverage right now in the press. However, it doesn't do it for him. There are better names that are more focused that he prefers. If you are there for the dividend, continue to hold.


Price: $25.880
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 COMMENT General Electric
GE-N
Brooke Thackray

If this company starts going up and the small caps go up, that is a positive sign. This is a significantly seasonal time for this company, and we should start to see it leading the way. Industrials have just started to pick up a little bit. The chart shows this company has been off its support line.


Price: $25.880
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Gilead Sciences Inc.
GILD-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Believes this company is reporting tonight. They have the hepatitis C drug, followed by a newer version. The 2nd version is selling like crazy within 95%-99% success rate. Making $25 billion in revenue. Very strong name. This is one that you should pick at. Maybe 1% today, watch the earnings tonight, and then do the other half tomorrow.


Price: $113.450
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 COMMENT Gluskin Sheff and Associates
GS-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Probably Canada's best private client wealth manager. There are a couple of advantages with respect to what they do. There is a lot of CRM legislation coming down the road, which is going to adversely affect a lot of the big mutual fund companies. This will require a full disclosure of fees and a possible ban on trailer fees. This is not the model that this company works with. They took a more conservative approach in the last couple of months, and have done a pretty good job. The stock has declined about 20% in this recent decline. He would still be interested in owning this.


Price: $27.770
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 WAIT Hudbay Minerals Inc.
HBM-T
Brooke Thackray

Metals tend to wait a little for the market to pick up a little bit and some conviction in the economy. Also, emerging markets tend to have a seasonal period that starts later on in November, a little bit later than the broad Western markets. So companies like this will actually start performing well at about that time. It might start earlier, but right now there's no sign of that happening.


Price: $8.760
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT US Equity High Volatility Put Write Fund ETF
HVPW-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This takes advantage of high volatility where premiums expand on option writing. Can certainly do very well in providing a high level of income, but he thinks there is a certain amount of time decay that happens over time. So you have to be very careful.


Price: $23.840
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK iShares 7-10yr Tr. Bond E.T.F.
IEF-N
Brooke Thackray

(A Top Pick May 14/14. Up 2.95%.) Bonds tend to do well from May into October. This is still in an uptrend and, from a seasonal basis, can perform well until the end of the year.


Price: $105.430
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2014-10-28 WAIT Lundin Mining Corp.
LUN-T
Brooke Thackray

Metals tend to wait a little for the market to pick up a little bit and some conviction in the economy. Also, emerging markets tend to have a seasonal period that starts later on in November, a little bit later than the broad Western markets. So companies like this will actually start performing well at about that time. It might start earlier, but right now there's no sign of that happening.


Price: $5.260
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 WAIT Russel Metals
RUS-T
Brooke Thackray

Metals and mining sectors usually pick up in the latter part of November. The chart indicates it is still in a down trend and has a little ways to go before reaching its support level.


Price: $32.120
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 DON'T BUY Sherritt International Corp.
S-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

A leverage play on nickel prices. Lowered the amount of production coming out of the Madagascar mine, and pushed out and lengthened the life of the mine. Also, the ban on iron ore in Indonesia affected the price. There will be a lot of torque to the upside when nickel prices get back on firm ground. Believes there are better names and better sectors to be.


Price: $2.690
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 HOLD Starbucks
SBUX-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Reporting in the next little while. Over 5 years, it has done very, very well and there is no reason to think that this won't continue.


Price: $77.050
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 COMMENT Suncor Energy Inc
SU-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

The problem that most Canadians have had is that 20%-30% of the TSX composite is made up of energy and commodities. You shouldn’t have to pay that much as far as multiples expanding and going up and down. Very cyclical. Nobody seems to know when to sell these. Doesn't feel it is a buy-and-hold.


Price: $39.000
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT Suncor Energy Inc
SU-T
Brooke Thackray

Suncor (SU-T) or Crescent Point (CPG-T)? Two totally different stocks. We might still see oil production pushing down here a little bit, but that will take a little while for it to roll through. He looks at this from a seasonal perspective. If the oil sector really starts to ramp up here, you are going to get more bang for your buck out of Crescent Point. Because the energy sector is out of its seasonal period, he would be going with a more defensive oil play, which is Suncor.


Price: $39.000
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT Tiffany & Co. New
TIF-N
Brooke Thackray

This would have a seasonal pattern similar to the retail sector, which tends to do well coming into Black Friday. Most diamonds tend to be consumed at this time of year. You want to get in before that starts to happens, before consumption starts taking place. Technically that would be right about now. Chart shows it is heading down so he would wait until it showed some signs of strength. Seasonally, this would be the period for that.


Price: $94.740
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 COMMENT Tekmira Pharmaceuticals
TKM-T
Brooke Thackray

This company works on Ebola treatments. A stock like this is driven by news. There is seasonality to biotechs from June 23 to September 13, but in this case there is too much news going on.


Price: $20.210
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 HOLD First Asset Tech Giants CC ETF
TXF-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

The reason most people buy this is that they are looking for another source of dividend income. He likes this vehicle. It takes advantage of all the moving parts within the volatility. Technology sector changes constantly.


Price: $11.980
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 TOP PICK United Parcel Services
UPS-N
Brooke Thackray

The seasonal period is from October 10th to December 8th. This trade has worked 93% of the time and produced an average return of 8.1% since 2000. You don't want to wait until Christmas to exit; you want to get out before. Right at the peak when the whole delivery system occurs, around December 8th.


Price: $102.900
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK WisdomTree Investments
WETF-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

(A Top Pick Nov 6/13. Down 24.6%.) This is the ETF manufacturer, so they do a lot of ETF's. He got stopped out of this.


Price: $11.510
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias: BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned: No
2014-10-28 COMMENT Westjet Airlines
WJA-T
Brooke Thackray

Airlines are part of the transportation sector, which tends to do well from October into November. There have been a lot of things happening in the airline industry including Ebola, currency, oil prices, but airline stocks have actually done quite well. Seasonally the transportation sector will be fading away in a few weeks time. Well-run company and is performing quite well. Have a lot of things going for it. Have increased baggage fees and fuel costs have dropped substantially. If it starts to underperform in the next few weeks, he would pull out.


Price: $31.420
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2014-10-28 TOP PICK SPDR Industrial E.T.F.
XLI-N
Brooke Thackray

This never really blows away the S&P 500, but it beats it on enough of a basis that it makes sense to do a trade. Typically you would get in now and hold it until at least the end of the year. From October 28th to the end of the year, it is up about 88% of the time, and has produced a 6% average return from 1990 to 2013.


Price: $54.640
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Yes
2014-10-28 PAST TOP PICK SPDR Consumer Staples ETF
XLP-N
Brooke Thackray

(A Top Pick May 14/14. Up 5.43%.) This underperformed as the market was going up, but has actually done quite well and outperformed the S&P 500.


Price: $46.200
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
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