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2017-11-16
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Market.  WHY-X put out a news release that suggested someone would buy their deposit in BC.  The company surged and was halted, then the deal fell apart.  You have to be careful about this.  He cannot believe the kinds of things that go on in this market. 

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Adam Thomas

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

2017-11-16
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Market. Overall, it was a very, very strong quarter. Thinks it’s a prelude to a pretty good year to come, and continuation of this grudging bull market we’ve been in. While we are getting a few divergences on the valuation front, which is creating some great opportunities for active managers, overall things are looking very, very good, and he is optimistic going forward. Economically, things are very good. The US central bank is now unwinding the quantitative easing that they’ve had in place for about 5 years. Interest rate increases will probably continue.

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Alex Ruus

Portfolio Manager

OPTIMISTIC
2017-11-16
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IPOs? With these, you have to do a lot of homework. There is no background in the public market. For the average retail investor, it is tough. There is also another aspect. It’s the way shares are delved out to people who have asked to get them. The average person is at a disadvantage, as there is a bit of a network among dealers. His general rule is to avoid them.

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Alex Ruus

Portfolio Manager

OPTIMISTIC
2017-11-15
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Energy. He made the decision to leverage up earlier this year and buy some oil stocks, on the belief that the macro for oil was and is continuing to improve with the continued drawdown in the oil glut. With the passage in time due to strong demand growth, compliance by OPEC and by faltering US production growth, means inventories will draw, and would normalize towards a more normal oil market. At the end of October, the OEC inventory glut fell by 60% and should continue. Oil is up on the year, and yet his fund is still down 38%, a huge disconnect between the commodity price and stocks. This is because energy has been the worst performing sector on the planet. There is an OPEC meeting on the 30th and an element of uncertainty as to whether the agreement will be extended to the end of 2018. Oil is up 2 days ago, making a two-year high. Inventories are falling at the fastest pace in history. He is hoping that in the next couple of weeks buyers will come back, recognizing the opportunities that are available.

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Eric Nuttall

Portfolio Manager

2017-11-15
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Market. At the moment we are in an intermediate up leg, a very short-term type of correction. As a result, there is a rotation going on from more cyclical stocks into the consumer staples and utilities. There is a 90% likelihood interest rates are going to be raised in December, and typically everyone is concerned about rising rates being bad for stocks. Historically, that has not been the case. He is quite positive on stocks for the next 12 months.

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Robert McWhirter

President

OPTIMISTIC
2017-11-14
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How do ethical questions involved with owning marijuana stocks compared with those involved with owning tobacco stocks? Has an aging client base in part, with no fewer than 5 who have Parkinsons. 3 of them are taking medical marijuana which is alleviating their symptoms. He has nothing against the ethical use of marijuana for medical purposes. Also probably doesn’t have much against non-medical uses for recreational purposes.

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David Baskin

President

2017-11-14
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Canadian Banks. Their year-end is October 31, and we haven’t seen results yet. He predicts the Canadian banks have all made a bunch of money for their year end, and a number of them are going to raise their dividend. There should be pretty good trading revenues in the 4th quarter. You have to own Canadian banks.

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David Baskin

President

2017-11-14
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Economy. The world economy is pretty well a synchronized growth right now, and the markets look good through to the end of the year. Not since 2007 have all major global economies been growing in tandem. It really creates a virtual circle for the economy. Investors needn’t be too concerned going into the holiday season. You have a strong Canadian consumer and a pretty strong Canadian economy, so holiday sales should be pretty strong. You need to be focusing on earnings, etc. in the 1st quarter of 2018. 2017 was such a strong year with strong results, that year over year comparables are going to be much tougher to beat in 2018. The growth rates may be slower than they were in 2017.

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Ryan Modesto

Managing Partner

2017-11-14
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Marijuana. Doesn’t follow specific companies, because he can’t get to the valuation they are trading at. The Constellation Brands investment into Canopy Growth has sparked a lot of interest, but this was done more as a defensive position. It was an interesting move and expects there will be a lot more institutional money flowing into the marijuana sector. He couldn’t justify this as an investment at this point.

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Ryan Modesto

Managing Partner

2017-11-14
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Market. Earnings were very strong across the industries, and went a fair distance towards justifying the rally that we have seen in equities in 2017. The Fed Chairman is dovish on interest rates and for good reason. As economies around the world have strengthened, Europe is probably doing better now than it has in the last 10 years, we are seeing no signs of inflation anywhere.

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David Baskin

President

2017-11-13
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Market.  GE-N announced a dividend cut.  It is not the company it was years ago.  It was like IBM 25 years ago when they reengineered it.  There will be tax loss selling to come and the dividend cut is probably not the first to come.  At some point it will probably be a bargain.  They won’t rebuild the dividend any time soon.  If this goes down to $15 then you are back to an attractive dividend.  We are starting to have to deal with BREXIT.  It will be disruptive.  All trade deals being broken by Trump will be so also.  The US is being very disruptive and this will be a negative for the world.  Tax reforms in the US:  It will be difficult to reconcile the state vs. federal taxs.  It will be a disappointing bill that will give you a sell-the-news affect.

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Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Chief Investment Officer, Partner

2017-11-13
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Educational Segment.  Bitcoin: He thinks it is speculative.  It is a crypto currency.  It is money:  a store of value, a unit of account and a medium of exchange (the definition of money).  The intrinsic value of Bitcoin is nothing.  It is more likely to be zero than anything else.  GBTC-N is a fund that trades in Bitcoin as the underlying asset.  From a risk perspective, it is the highest risk category you could imagine.  GBTC-N trades at a 49% premium to the underlying currency.  Expect volatile ups and down.  He is negative on the outlook.  It could keep going up for years but it is a speculative vehicle and you should leave it alone unless you are a big risk taker as you are not owning the underlying technology.  It has no underlying value.

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Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Chief Investment Officer, Partner

2017-11-13
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Market.  He likes stocks that don’t need the markets to go higher in order to provided returns.  There is a lot of opportunity to make money in Canada.  We have seen a lot of good things happen in the markets.  We are piggy backing a little on the things going on in the US markets.  We have seen energy markets bounce here in Canada.  There are positive signs here in Canada but also things to be concerned about.  The US congress and the president may not get a tax deal done.  Whether or not there is a hike in rates that will make more difference.

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Brendan Caldwell

President

SELECTIVE
2017-11-13
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Market. We are in the midst of one of the great bull markets, but we worry and worry. We hear worries about higher interest rates, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, North Korea, etc. In the meantime, the GDP of the world is doing just fine. Work is as strong as it has been in the decade. US numbers are good. Canada is doing very well considering where resources are. There has been pretty good strength coming out of Asia. Background for higher equity prices is there and corporate confidence is extremely high, and most companies are having positive earnings surprises. You look at the companies and at the fundamentals, see how they fit into the environment and try and pick your spots.

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Bruce Murray

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

2017-11-13
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Blockchain companies? Crypto currencies are a phenomenon right now. The great thing is that you are outside of government control. Bitcoin has gone from nothing to $6000-$7000, but he wonders how you sell them. Nobody backs this. Highly speculative.

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Bruce Murray

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

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