Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
Emerging markets ETF. China, India and Brazil are tomorrow's economic powerhouses. Every portfolio should have some emerging markets. Emerging markets region is the only area that will post positive GDP this year. China is expected to lead the way in 2010 with an 8.5 GDP and Brazil and India are not too far behind. He is looking for an opportunity to Buy.
Emerging markets ETF. China, India and Brazil are tomorrow's economic powerhouses. Every portfolio should have some emerging markets. Emerging markets region is the only area that will post positive GDP this year. China is expected to lead the way in 2010 with an 8.5 GDP and Brazil and India are not too far behind. He is looking for an opportunity to Buy.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$35.610
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
Largest semiconductor manufacturer globally. Likes technology. This company will have a couple of catalysts including Microsoft's (MSFT-Q) Windows7 and a PC upgrade coming. Also looking for an increase in IT spending. He is watching the 50-day and 200-day moving averages to get into this.
Intel (INTC-Q)
July 30, 2009
Largest semiconductor manufacturer globally. Likes technology. This company will have a couple of catalysts including Microsoft's (MSFT-Q) Windows7 and a PC upgrade coming. Also looking for an increase in IT spending. He is watching the 50-day and 200-day moving averages to get into this.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$19.330
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
Went into the financial crisis of 07 and 08 as one of the leaders and have emerged as the leader in the financial services space. Probably the most respected name in the investment banking business. Trading at 10X forward earnings, which is a bargain. 2nd quarter below way everyone's estimates. Estimates for the next quarter and for the full year are going up very quickly. Very shrewd management.
Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
July 30, 2009
Went into the financial crisis of 07 and 08 as one of the leaders and have emerged as the leader in the financial services space. Probably the most respected name in the investment banking business. Trading at 10X forward earnings, which is a bargain. 2nd quarter below way everyone's estimates. Estimates for the next quarter and for the full year are going up very quickly. Very shrewd management.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$162.420
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Up 16.52%.) Sold 5.2 million iPhone's in the last quarter. Estimates for the next quarter are going sky high. Buy on weakness, possibly $150.
Apple (AAPL-Q)
July 30, 2009
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Up 16.52%.) Sold 5.2 million iPhone's in the last quarter. Estimates for the next quarter are going sky high. Buy on weakness, possibly $150.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$162.790
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Up 8.17%.) Agriculture ETF. Longer term, demand will continue to increase for agricultural businesses. Likes this one long-term.
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Up 8.17%.) Agriculture ETF. Longer term, demand will continue to increase for agricultural businesses. Likes this one long-term.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$37.510
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 30, 2009
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Down 24.87%.) Natural gas ETF. Was stopped out of this at $7 so was down 9.8%. From a contrarian standpoint, natural gas still looks quite interesting because of the 18 to 1 ratio to oil. If you are going to trade this, use tight stops.
(A Top Pick June 19/09. Down 24.87%.) Natural gas ETF. Was stopped out of this at $7 so was down 9.8%. From a contrarian standpoint, natural gas still looks quite interesting because of the 18 to 1 ratio to oil. If you are going to trade this, use tight stops.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$6.020
Owned
No
SELL
SELL
July 30, 2009
Entering into the financial crisis of 07-08 they were considered the leader in financial services. Coming out they were no longer the leader. Have a few issues in the credit area. Diversified into the consumer space quite a bit, which is still reeling. There have been downward revisions in quarterly estimates. Could look for a buy opportunity later on. Better opportunities elsewhere. (See Top Picks.)
CitiGroup (C-N)
July 30, 2009
Entering into the financial crisis of 07-08 they were considered the leader in financial services. Coming out they were no longer the leader. Have a few issues in the credit area. Diversified into the consumer space quite a bit, which is still reeling. There have been downward revisions in quarterly estimates. Could look for a buy opportunity later on. Better opportunities elsewhere. (See Top Picks.)
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$3.140
Owned
Unknown