BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks ETF

ZWB-T

Analysis and Opinions about ZWB-T

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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 16, 2017

It has a covered call overlay. A lot of good news is priced into the banks so he would not be chasing this one, but be a dup-buyer in the Canadian banks.

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It has a covered call overlay. A lot of good news is priced into the banks so he would not be chasing this one, but be a dup-buyer in the Canadian banks.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 10, 2017

If he were a sector guy, financials is a sector he would be in. Canadian equities have been a very solid investment for the past while, especially with the covered call option. A very good product.

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If he were a sector guy, financials is a sector he would be in. Canadian equities have been a very solid investment for the past while, especially with the covered call option. A very good product.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 16, 2016

This has been pretty good from an income standpoint. Canadian banks have done well. They already had a good year, and then accelerated up to the American banks on the yield curve. Canadian banks have done about as much is they are going to do, so he would tend to move away. The US banks are attractive. If looking for income, you really should look at the Canadian preferred share market. If in a registered account and don’t want to worry about withholding tax, you may want to look at iShares S&P US Preferred (PFF-N).

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This has been pretty good from an income standpoint. Canadian banks have done well. They already had a good year, and then accelerated up to the American banks on the yield curve. Canadian banks have done about as much is they are going to do, so he would tend to move away. The US banks are attractive. If looking for income, you really should look at the Canadian preferred share market. If in a registered account and don’t want to worry about withholding tax, you may want to look at iShares S&P US Preferred (PFF-N).

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
December 12, 2016

He took a bit off the table in Canadian financials. After you get through the reporting period, seasonality suggests lightening on the Canadian banks after this point. Early March you get another push for financials. Interest rates will have a big impact.

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He took a bit off the table in Canadian financials. After you get through the reporting period, seasonality suggests lightening on the Canadian banks after this point. Early March you get another push for financials. Interest rates will have a big impact.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 9, 2016

If the price of banks go above what they have sold their covered calls for, is that much of a risk? You have to understand that this only writes options on half the positions, so half the stocks can continue to rise. Also, covered calls can be rolled up. He doesn’t think this would be a huge risk.

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If the price of banks go above what they have sold their covered calls for, is that much of a risk? You have to understand that this only writes options on half the positions, so half the stocks can continue to rise. Also, covered calls can be rolled up. He doesn’t think this would be a huge risk.

BUY
BUY
November 24, 2016

A good product, but it might be too good by half right now. This is a very good environment for banks right now. The problem with the covered calls is that if they start going up too much, they could be called away and you won’t be able to get as much.

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A good product, but it might be too good by half right now. This is a very good environment for banks right now. The problem with the covered calls is that if they start going up too much, they could be called away and you won’t be able to get as much.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 7, 2016

Bank stocks are at a very interesting place right now. They normally do very well at this time of year. Seasonality is normally from the end of August right through until the end of November. That is a time when the banks report their 4th quarter results, and historically they like to give you good news at that point. If you own, the end of this month will be the time to take some really good profits.

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Bank stocks are at a very interesting place right now. They normally do very well at this time of year. Seasonality is normally from the end of August right through until the end of November. That is a time when the banks report their 4th quarter results, and historically they like to give you good news at that point. If you own, the end of this month will be the time to take some really good profits.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 26, 2016

A perfectly fine product. The caveat is, it is just concentrated in Canada.

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A perfectly fine product. The caveat is, it is just concentrated in Canada.

BUY
BUY
August 15, 2016

His favourite way for investors in Canada to play the banks. For the next 5 to 10 years they will go sideways – no growth. The covered call enhances the yield. Wait until the banks get back to 1 to 2 year lows before putting money in if you want to better time it.

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His favourite way for investors in Canada to play the banks. For the next 5 to 10 years they will go sideways – no growth. The covered call enhances the yield. Wait until the banks get back to 1 to 2 year lows before putting money in if you want to better time it.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 12, 2016

He did research on this as an offset to just simply buying a bank portfolio. What he found was that you are better off buying 3 individual banks. If you want some coverage, you could look at the Equal Weight Bank ETF (ZEB-T). The covered call really only works if you expect banks to be in a flat period, or going down.

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He did research on this as an offset to just simply buying a bank portfolio. What he found was that you are better off buying 3 individual banks. If you want some coverage, you could look at the Equal Weight Bank ETF (ZEB-T). The covered call really only works if you expect banks to be in a flat period, or going down.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 11, 2016

For an RESP, where you are looking out 5+ years, this would be a good investment, but he would prefer just buying a bank.

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For an RESP, where you are looking out 5+ years, this would be a good investment, but he would prefer just buying a bank.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 13, 2016

BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks (ZWB-T) or Premium Income Corp (PIC.A-T)? If you want to be in the banks for the next few years, this is probably the better holding.

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BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks (ZWB-T) or Premium Income Corp (PIC.A-T)? If you want to be in the banks for the next few years, this is probably the better holding.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 10, 2016

These are the 6 major banks in Canada, and they are writing covered calls against 40%-50% of the portfolio. What you are collecting is the dividends from the bank, plus the option premium that the fund is writing on an annual basis. They’ve raised their distribution wants. The banking sector is a good place to be. He would caution you to look at this in the context of the other banks you are holding, only that you may become very overweighted in that specific sector.

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These are the 6 major banks in Canada, and they are writing covered calls against 40%-50% of the portfolio. What you are collecting is the dividends from the bank, plus the option premium that the fund is writing on an annual basis. They’ve raised their distribution wants. The banking sector is a good place to be. He would caution you to look at this in the context of the other banks you are holding, only that you may become very overweighted in that specific sector.

BUY
BUY
May 9, 2016

Canadian banks with a covered call overlay. There is not a lot of growth in the banks for the next few years so this is the best way to play them. These aren’t risk-free assets, but they can be yield enhancing. Canadian banks will likely re-test recent lows in September/October, so be patient before committing new money to them.

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Canadian banks with a covered call overlay. There is not a lot of growth in the banks for the next few years so this is the best way to play them. These aren’t risk-free assets, but they can be yield enhancing. Canadian banks will likely re-test recent lows in September/October, so be patient before committing new money to them.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 2, 2016

These are products designed to give you a little more comfort, in that if things go really, really well, you get called away and you don’t have all of the upside. However, if things go down, sideways, or even up a little bit, you at least get the income from having written the Call Options. A perfectly fine product and a perfectly fine way of playing the banks.

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These are products designed to give you a little more comfort, in that if things go really, really well, you get called away and you don’t have all of the upside. However, if things go down, sideways, or even up a little bit, you at least get the income from having written the Call Options. A perfectly fine product and a perfectly fine way of playing the banks.

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