iUnits S&P Financial

XFN-T

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 28, 2011

(Top Short Jan 11/10. Up 10.72%.) S&P Financial ETF.

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(Top Short Jan 11/10. Up 10.72%.) S&P Financial ETF.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 2, 2010
(A Top Pick Sept 14/10. Up 3.85%.) Still likes.
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(A Top Pick Sept 14/10. Up 3.85%.) Still likes.
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 16, 2010
S&P Financial ETF. An excellent way to get exposure to financials if you are underweight.
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September 16, 2010
S&P Financial ETF. An excellent way to get exposure to financials if you are underweight.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 14, 2010
S&P Financials ETF. This is a contrarian play. He is switching from gold ETF's (XGD-T), which has had a nice run, to this one for a 4th quarter rally. Looking for it to go to $24-$25 and the XGD to settle back down to $23ish.
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September 14, 2010
S&P Financials ETF. This is a contrarian play. He is switching from gold ETF's (XGD-T), which has had a nice run, to this one for a 4th quarter rally. Looking for it to go to $24-$25 and the XGD to settle back down to $23ish.
BUY
BUY
June 8, 2010
Broadly based. Would look at it if it is optionable.
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Broadly based. Would look at it if it is optionable.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 11, 2010
Top Short S&P Financial ETF. Because the index has moved so far and has such poor Fair Market Value, kind of correction is going to give 25%-35% downside in the banking sector.
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Top Short S&P Financial ETF. Because the index has moved so far and has such poor Fair Market Value, kind of correction is going to give 25%-35% downside in the banking sector.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 20, 2009
S&P Financial Index. He suggests buying a Call on this. Thinks the Canadian banks actually might have a very good quarter. If that is the case, there could be a rally in this. He is recommending the Jan $22 Call Option at $.60. If it goes to $1-$1.20 take your profit and run.
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S&P Financial Index. He suggests buying a Call on this. Thinks the Canadian banks actually might have a very good quarter. If that is the case, there could be a rally in this. He is recommending the Jan $22 Call Option at $.60. If it goes to $1-$1.20 take your profit and run.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 9, 2009
iUnits S&P Financials. The only issue he has with this and the HBP Financials Bull+ E.T.F (HFU-T) is that they are dealing with the Capped Financial services Index. There are some financials there that he is not fond of. He would be inclined to take a couple of banks that look attractive and hold them instead. This could include Royal (RY-T), Toronto Dominion (TD-T) and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T).
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iUnits S&P Financials. The only issue he has with this and the HBP Financials Bull+ E.T.F (HFU-T) is that they are dealing with the Capped Financial services Index. There are some financials there that he is not fond of. He would be inclined to take a couple of banks that look attractive and hold them instead. This could include Royal (RY-T), Toronto Dominion (TD-T) and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T).
BUY
BUY
June 26, 2009
iUnits S&P Financial. Includes many other assets besides banks. This is a good index for tracking Canadian banks. If you believe in an economic recovery, this could be not a bad place to be leveraged. It can also be a defensive play. 4%-5% in dividends plus 1% or 2% growth is not a bad return.
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iUnits S&P Financial. Includes many other assets besides banks. This is a good index for tracking Canadian banks. If you believe in an economic recovery, this could be not a bad place to be leveraged. It can also be a defensive play. 4%-5% in dividends plus 1% or 2% growth is not a bad return.
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 5, 2009
Financials. With rising unemployment, there could be more credit card debt being unpaid debt that hasn't hit them yet. The good signs of economic recovery is not convincing enough. However Technicals look good. Broke through a bottom at about $14 and has gone through resistance of about $18. Seasonally, banks can do okay at this time of year. Could end up in a trading range in this area.
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Financials. With rising unemployment, there could be more credit card debt being unpaid debt that hasn't hit them yet. The good signs of economic recovery is not convincing enough. However Technicals look good. Broke through a bottom at about $14 and has gone through resistance of about $18. Seasonally, banks can do okay at this time of year. Could end up in a trading range in this area.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 30, 2009
(Top Pick Oct 6/08 Down 3.38%) Would still hold it. There is still profitability. You are paid to wait with dividends. Thinks it will re-test its lows.
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(Top Pick Oct 6/08 Down 3.38%) Would still hold it. There is still profitability. You are paid to wait with dividends. Thinks it will re-test its lows.
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COMMENT
March 27, 2009
(Marked Call Minute.) Dividend (XDV-T) or Financials (XFN-T). Prefers the financials because the XDV is 60% financials anyway.
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(Marked Call Minute.) Dividend (XDV-T) or Financials (XFN-T). Prefers the financials because the XDV is 60% financials anyway.
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 13, 2009
Covers the S&P/TSX financial services Index. Banks make up the predominant share of the index along with insurance companies. You could also look at the Claymore Equal Weight Bank & Lifeco (CEW-T), which is probably a more pure play on banks and lifecos. They're going to give you a very similar exposure. If you like financials this is a good way to play them. Preferred shares might be a better way to play the banks in the short-term.
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Covers the S&P/TSX financial services Index. Banks make up the predominant share of the index along with insurance companies. You could also look at the Claymore Equal Weight Bank & Lifeco (CEW-T), which is probably a more pure play on banks and lifecos. They're going to give you a very similar exposure. If you like financials this is a good way to play them. Preferred shares might be a better way to play the banks in the short-term.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 5, 2009
Financials ETF. The financials are in the eye of the storm and until you are really comfortable until how safe the market itself is you don't want to get into these kinds of things.
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Financials ETF. The financials are in the eye of the storm and until you are really comfortable until how safe the market itself is you don't want to get into these kinds of things.
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COMMENT
February 13, 2009
Financials ETF. Relatively early cycle play when and if we get an upswing. Stimulus that is being thrown at the market and the economy should eventually help.
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Financials ETF. Relatively early cycle play when and if we get an upswing. Stimulus that is being thrown at the market and the economy should eventually help.
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