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Expert
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BUY
December 13, 2013

Likes this because it is a Covered Call situation. Utilities did get beaten up. This is something that he would like to have as part of his income side of a portfolio. Yield of 6.25%.

Likes this because it is a Covered Call situation. Utilities did get beaten up. This is something that he would like to have as part of his income side of a portfolio. Yield of 6.25%.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$14.080
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 13, 2013

Has been in and out of this one. Has a fair bit of the far east, including Japan. Also, has Australia and the region there that can be quite commodity sensitive. On the other hand, it has an awful lot of Europe, which he likes. He does like Japan. His only concern is in terms of the commodity related ones. Good product.

Has been in and out of this one. Has a fair bit of the far east, including Japan. Also, has Australia and the region there that can be quite commodity sensitive. On the other hand, it has an awful lot of Europe, which he likes. He does like Japan. His only concern is in terms of the commodity related ones. Good product.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$20.990
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 13, 2013

Likes the Vanguard product because it is cheap and they have really done things quite remarkable in terms of compressing some of the fees on ETFs. This has about 630 stocks. A little bit larger than the S&P 500.

Likes the Vanguard product because it is cheap and they have really done things quite remarkable in terms of compressing some of the fees on ETFs. This has about 630 stocks. A little bit larger than the S&P 500.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$81.810
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 13, 2013

The price of this never moves. It’s $10.10 or $10.20. Because it is SWAP based, he didn’t pile into it too much because a lot of people are a little reluctant dealing with SWAPS. He has been using this for a couple of years now and it just doesn’t budge. Right now, with some question about interest-rate volatility, he is quite happy to be in it. Dull as dishwater but he likes dull for the next few months if there is some volatility, and then he can come out and be his usual predatory self.

The price of this never moves. It’s $10.10 or $10.20. Because it is SWAP based, he didn’t pile into it too much because a lot of people are a little reluctant dealing with SWAPS. He has been using this for a couple of years now and it just doesn’t budge. Right now, with some question about interest-rate volatility, he is quite happy to be in it. Dull as dishwater but he likes dull for the next few months if there is some volatility, and then he can come out and be his usual predatory self.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.150
Owned
Yes