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John Hood , President & Portfolio Manager

J. C Hood Investment.


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2017-09-01 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. There are 2 major issues facing investors. The biggest one is probably Donald Trump and the fact that he is not easily controlled. We are not getting the economic agenda we thought we were going to get. It is very disappointing. He has some really good ideas in terms of banking regulations and getting rid of regulations. He’s done quite a bit of good in some other areas in getting rid of regulations, but there has been nothing in terms of tax reform that everyone was expecting. He just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut and keeps alienating the people who he has around him. Earnings in the US have been doing just fine. Unemployment is basically zero at around 4.6%. There are a lot of companies making money.


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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

A safe affordable ETF for a student that can grow? There are quite a number. For the US, he would look at something like iShares S&P 500 (CAD Hedged) (XSP-T) and iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp (XIC-T). He would buy one Canadian and one US, sit on them, add to them, and forget it. As a student, you are probably putting in a couple of hundred dollars a month. A very expensive way of doing it with an ETF, because there is a transaction cost every time. The best bet is to go to your local bank. They all have Canadian Index funds and a US Index fund. Insist on only those funds that say “Index”. MER’s are usually around 85 to 90 basis points, quite reasonable, and there are no transaction costs.


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2017-09-01 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

What high yield Bond funds would you recommend? These are paying about a 6% yield right now. Rather than getting 6% on junk bonds, he would much rather do a Covered Call on Royal Bank and get 5%. There are a number of these things, but they are all the same. An interesting one is FT Short Duration High-Yield (Cad-Hedged (FSD-T), which is short term loans, and has had a very large institutional following since it came out. It takes a whole bunch of junk bonds, but they are all short term, 6 months or so, and you get rid of duration risks. The higher yields that you were getting, are not there anymore, so he doesn’t see much point in this.


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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

A high-income ETF? He prefers Covered Calls. Bank of Montréal has a suite of them on utilities and Canadian banks and higher dividend US. Horizon also has the HEX-T, which is a little bit broader on financials than the Bank of Montréal product. He likes them as they are all paying around 5%-6%. There is also the ZWC-T, based on the Canadian Index. This one is capital gains and dividends where you get better tax treatment. IShares has XSC-T, which is an actively managed bond portfolio, but a little more expensive in terms of management fees.


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$0.020
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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CGX-T Cineplex Inc

Sold a Covered Call that is expiring this month at $42. It is currently at $38. Would you resell the covered call at a later time but at a lower price? With covered calls, the one thing to be careful of is, what is the open interest on the call, i.e., how many people are playing this game. That is going to affect what the spread is between the Bid and Ask. This stock has dropped about 20% in the last month, and he thinks you could safely do it here.


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$38.130
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CJP-T (Unlisted iShares Japan C$ Hedge ETF

The only problem with this is that it is no longer trading on the TSX, it was delisted. It is now trading on Equifast Neal (?). He would probably be more inclined to go with the iShares Japan (EWJ-N).


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$14.390
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart DFN-T Dividend 15 Split Corp.

Doesn’t like this and never has. They take bank shares and divide them up, so you have some that are newer issues, the preferreds, and they split off the equity portion. Then they write Calls on the equity portion. You are basically getting the yield from the preferred and the yield from the equity portion, which is in fact leveraged. You have to ask, if something is paying 6%, 7%, 8%, and the highest paying dividend on this is only 4%, where is it coming from? If you compare this against ZWB-T or ZEB-T, they far outperformed this. You’re getting a decent dividend, but you are not getting any performance.


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$10.740
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart HARC-T Horizons Absolute Return Global Currency

A lot of people don’t realize that although the stock market is huge, it is dwarfed by the bond market, which in turn is dwarfed by the currency market. This ETF has CIBC as a sub-advisor. It is not for the faint of heart because it does have leverage with Long and Short positions, so there could be some volatility. It has a very interesting asset class. For someone who wanted something that is a little bit edgy with a fascinating asset class, he likes the idea.


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$21.390
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HXT-T HBP S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF

This is extremely low cost. What is different about Horizons products is that they are a total return index. This is for someone who doesn’t want the income. There is no distribution, therefore there is no tax. It is all done with a SWAP. All you have to do is go onto Horizons website where there are a couple of really good concise explanations of what they are doing. 100% of it stays with their custodian and they do the SWAP thing, and their counter-parties are National Bank and CIBC.


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$30.740
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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Yes
2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart ROBO-Q Robo-Global Robotics and Automation

A very interesting ETF. It has to do with automation and artificial intelligence. A little riskier because it is a niche product. If you want to be a little aggressive, he sees nothing wrong with this.


Price:
$36.920
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart SPY-N SPDR S&P 500 ETF

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 16.88%.) This is pretty much a core holding.


Price:
$247.840
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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Yes
2017-09-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VCN-T Vanguard FTSE Cda All Cap ETF

Basically, this is like all the other broadly-based Canadian ETF’s. It just so happens that this one is very cheap. If we are looking for the Canadian economy to continue its recovery, we want to get away from just the TSX 60 and we want to drill down a little. It is 65 financials, 20% energy and 15% metals and gold.


Price:
$30.780
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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No
2017-09-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart VUN-T Vanguard US Total Mkt Ind ETF

This is the total market for the US. It is much broader than the Canadian market. It is not just the S&P, it has 3600 different stocks in it.


Price:
$42.860
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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No
2017-09-01 BUY Must be logged in to use chart VUS-T Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Mkt ETF Cdn Hedge

He likes this. It is Cdn$ hedged which is good. It holds about 3500 different positions.


Price:
$49.200
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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2017-09-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart XSC-T iShares Conservative Short-Term Fixed Income Fund

A bond ETF? You always want to have a mixture in your bond portfolio. The one thing to always remember when you look at a bond, is to never trust the yield. You have to go onto the webpage in the ETF you are interested in, see the current yield, go down the page and look for “what is the yield to maturity”, and what has the trailing yield been. It definitely will not be, guaranteed, what they said it will be.


Price:
$19.920
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OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
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UNKNOWN
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