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March 20, 2019

The market has bounced back quickly. He's surprised. It's like the last gasp; we've seen this before prior to past downturns. We had a sudden downdraft (December 2018), then a bounce (January-present), then things hit reality. Reality is tthere's a disconnect between high markets and economic realties around the world, particularly amid trade wars. Economists are lowering expectations for global growth. Be very cautious by holding more cash than usual, be careful what you invest in, and take profits. He expects no move by the U.S. Fed today, not in this market.
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The market has bounced back quickly. He's surprised. It's like the last gasp; we've seen this before prior to past downturns. We had a sudden downdraft (December 2018), then a bounce (January-present), then things hit reality. Reality is tthere's a disconnect between high markets and economic realties around the world, particularly amid trade wars. Economists are lowering expectations for global growth. Be very cautious by holding more cash than usual, be careful what you invest in, and take profits. He expects no move by the U.S. Fed today, not in this market.
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March 20, 2019

Worth buying preferred shares? Be very short in the curve with preferreds. He wouldn't look at perpetual preferreds. Most preferreds are issued at a base price of $25, but they are extremely sensitive to interest rates. Look at reset-rate preferreds; they will roll their dividends up in the coming years. If they are called, they'd be called at the $25 price. Caveat: if a company runs into trouble and their dividends become questionable, yes, they may continue to be paid, but he's seen $25 prefers selling for $15--be very, very cautious. Example: Bombardier's preferreds have been all over the map.
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Worth buying preferred shares? Be very short in the curve with preferreds. He wouldn't look at perpetual preferreds. Most preferreds are issued at a base price of $25, but they are extremely sensitive to interest rates. Look at reset-rate preferreds; they will roll their dividends up in the coming years. If they are called, they'd be called at the $25 price. Caveat: if a company runs into trouble and their dividends become questionable, yes, they may continue to be paid, but he's seen $25 prefers selling for $15--be very, very cautious. Example: Bombardier's preferreds have been all over the map.
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March 19, 2019

2,800 on the S&P has long been a resistance point and it's definitely blowing through. He started buying yesterday and will keep picking away, even though markets are a little overbought and many stocks are overvalued. He's picking up resources and materials, stocks that have fallen and are basing, not the stocks that are already rising. Can the S&P sustain 2,850? The market has finally cracked 2,850 after many attempts. It'll probably crack 2,900--and that will be pretty big. Though 2,900 will invite selling pressure, the S&P can continue to be bullish after that.
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2,800 on the S&P has long been a resistance point and it's definitely blowing through. He started buying yesterday and will keep picking away, even though markets are a little overbought and many stocks are overvalued. He's picking up resources and materials, stocks that have fallen and are basing, not the stocks that are already rising. Can the S&P sustain 2,850? The market has finally cracked 2,850 after many attempts. It'll probably crack 2,900--and that will be pretty big. Though 2,900 will invite selling pressure, the S&P can continue to be bullish after that.
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March 19, 2019

How do you use the RSI indicator? The RSI default is 14 days. You're looking at the speed of movement over a given time period. You want a stock to move up to achieve momentum. Like a baseball, a stock has a maximum acceleration before it slows and moves down. The time frame can vary depending on the type of trader you are.
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How do you use the RSI indicator? The RSI default is 14 days. You're looking at the speed of movement over a given time period. You want a stock to move up to achieve momentum. Like a baseball, a stock has a maximum acceleration before it slows and moves down. The time frame can vary depending on the type of trader you are.
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March 19, 2019

The price of copper. He's been buying the base metals. Copper has stopped its downtrend, made a base and has just broken out. He bought upon the breakout. This could reach $3.50, certainly low-$3.
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The price of copper. He's been buying the base metals. Copper has stopped its downtrend, made a base and has just broken out. He bought upon the breakout. This could reach $3.50, certainly low-$3.
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March 19, 2019

The budget was announced today. Apart from a measure to help Millennials (especially in hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver) buy their first home, the budget was market-neutral. Notley called the Alberta election for April 16. Surprisingly, she's done well to help Alberta during this oil crisis, and is likely calling the election now to take advantage of the high price of WCS. She could win. The China-US trade negotiations saw a hiccup late today and the market slid as a result. Hiccups are expected in negotiations.
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The budget was announced today. Apart from a measure to help Millennials (especially in hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver) buy their first home, the budget was market-neutral. Notley called the Alberta election for April 16. Surprisingly, she's done well to help Alberta during this oil crisis, and is likely calling the election now to take advantage of the high price of WCS. She could win. The China-US trade negotiations saw a hiccup late today and the market slid as a result. Hiccups are expected in negotiations.
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Bruce Campbell

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March 19, 2019

The just-announced federal budget: $1.25 billion assistance from the CMHC to buy a first home. Millennials will be happy, but the assistance is creating only 25,000 new homeowners. On the deficit side, they had a bit of a windfall, so they will give it back to Canadians, which is what happens in an election year. Projected growth is 1.8% and 1.6% in 2020--these numbers will likely be wrong. We may have a recession in that time.
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The just-announced federal budget: $1.25 billion assistance from the CMHC to buy a first home. Millennials will be happy, but the assistance is creating only 25,000 new homeowners. On the deficit side, they had a bit of a windfall, so they will give it back to Canadians, which is what happens in an election year. Projected growth is 1.8% and 1.6% in 2020--these numbers will likely be wrong. We may have a recession in that time.
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March 18, 2019

Market. It is rare that he focuses on Canada because it is 3% of the world, but a budget is important. Canada is underperforming dramatically so how governments invest tax dollars is important. Infrastructure is important and Trudeau has not been good at pipelines. Housing affordability is a big issue. He believes in stress tests to that any problem in an extended family does not put a home at risk. Punitive taxing helps cap escalating housing prices. Monetary policy has to be re-thought. Pushing interest rates to zero hurts the seniors/savers and helps the young people.
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Market. It is rare that he focuses on Canada because it is 3% of the world, but a budget is important. Canada is underperforming dramatically so how governments invest tax dollars is important. Infrastructure is important and Trudeau has not been good at pipelines. Housing affordability is a big issue. He believes in stress tests to that any problem in an extended family does not put a home at risk. Punitive taxing helps cap escalating housing prices. Monetary policy has to be re-thought. Pushing interest rates to zero hurts the seniors/savers and helps the young people.
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Larry Berman CF

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March 18, 2019

Real core inflation is when we have more money in our pockets and are willing to spend it. Right now we all wait for the sales. If they just started giving money to people for free the people would spend it and that would create inflation, but printing more money does not do it. Governments can't balance the books.
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Real core inflation is when we have more money in our pockets and are willing to spend it. Right now we all wait for the sales. If they just started giving money to people for free the people would spend it and that would create inflation, but printing more money does not do it. Governments can't balance the books.
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March 18, 2019

Gold. It is one of the bigger positions he has. It is less than 1% of the world and he has between 4 and 8% invested in it. $1350 to $1375 is where the resistance has been for years. It would take a big flight to safety for it to break out. He would sell into a rally.
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Gold. It is one of the bigger positions he has. It is less than 1% of the world and he has between 4 and 8% invested in it. $1350 to $1375 is where the resistance has been for years. It would take a big flight to safety for it to break out. He would sell into a rally.
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Larry Berman CF

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March 18, 2019

Educational Segment. 12'th anniversary of his show. What was the return 12 years ago if someone bought the balanced Canadian market. The XBB-T had 3% return in bonds and 4% in stocks. After inflation it is 0 to 1 percent. He advocates for active investing.
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Educational Segment. 12'th anniversary of his show. What was the return 12 years ago if someone bought the balanced Canadian market. The XBB-T had 3% return in bonds and 4% in stocks. After inflation it is 0 to 1 percent. He advocates for active investing.
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Larry Berman CF

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General Market Comment 

March 18, 2019

Market. Feb 25th the market said it was too much too soon and so we are now in a consolidation correction. He thinks the US China trade dispute will be resolved. World indicators in 6 months should improve and there is about a year's worth of long term significant up moves in North American markets. Oil is trying hard to get above $60 and looks pretty good. He thinks gold will 'catch a bid'.
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Market. Feb 25th the market said it was too much too soon and so we are now in a consolidation correction. He thinks the US China trade dispute will be resolved. World indicators in 6 months should improve and there is about a year's worth of long term significant up moves in North American markets. Oil is trying hard to get above $60 and looks pretty good. He thinks gold will 'catch a bid'.
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Robert McWhirte

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March 18, 2019

We're seeing a slow melt-up with supportive central banks, stimulus in China and the third year of a Presidential cycle of a President who wants high markets. Valuations are okay and earning expectations are at a low bar. Many de-risked in Q4 and are looking for a pullback to get back in, but are not seeing it, so we're grinding up slowly. We'll be up 3-5% more this year on the Dow and other indices and take out old highs. Decent gains from here....There's good and bad news for Facebook. Bad are the recent headline; the good is the move off their lows, their growth rates and pivoting from defence to offence last quarter. Their valuation is attractive. But any BIG stock is a target for politicians, like BIG pharma or BIG tech. That's a risk. But if you buy Facebook on a pullback, you'll be rewarded in 12-24 months. The Canadian budget tomorrow: likely not enough relief for oil and no lower taxes. There's growing talk about Canada becoming more competitive like the U.S.
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We're seeing a slow melt-up with supportive central banks, stimulus in China and the third year of a Presidential cycle of a President who wants high markets. Valuations are okay and earning expectations are at a low bar. Many de-risked in Q4 and are looking for a pullback to get back in, but are not seeing it, so we're grinding up slowly. We'll be up 3-5% more this year on the Dow and other indices and take out old highs. Decent gains from here....There's good and bad news for Facebook. Bad are the recent headline; the good is the move off their lows, their growth rates and pivoting from defence to offence last quarter. Their valuation is attractive. But any BIG stock is a target for politicians, like BIG pharma or BIG tech. That's a risk. But if you buy Facebook on a pullback, you'll be rewarded in 12-24 months. The Canadian budget tomorrow: likely not enough relief for oil and no lower taxes. There's growing talk about Canada becoming more competitive like the U.S.
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Greg Newman

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March 18, 2019

Should a retail investor go 100% equities (with many dividends) and no bonds? This is fine IF you know yourself. Do you know what you'll do three years from now if your portfolio is down? Do this if don't need to sell stocks to finance your lifestyle. Many retail investors own 100% stocks. Also, it depends how much money you have at stake. Have a game plan and stick to it.
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Should a retail investor go 100% equities (with many dividends) and no bonds? This is fine IF you know yourself. Do you know what you'll do three years from now if your portfolio is down? Do this if don't need to sell stocks to finance your lifestyle. Many retail investors own 100% stocks. Also, it depends how much money you have at stake. Have a game plan and stick to it.
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Greg Newman

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March 18, 2019

Higher WTI oil? It's a manipulated market; the Saudis are trying to create higher oil prices. The days of $100 are long gone. $60-70 is fine.
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Higher WTI oil? It's a manipulated market; the Saudis are trying to create higher oil prices. The days of $100 are long gone. $60-70 is fine.
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