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February 12, 2016

Bank stocks in Canada have very distinctive seasonality. They are different than seasonality for US banks. Seasonality runs from September through until the end of November when they report their 4th quarter results. Then they don’t do much until around the end of February, when they again go into a period of seasonal strength. That usually lasts until about May. Chart shows signs of bottoming, but we are not at the end of February yet. When you see them bottoming, that will be a sign to play the next seasonal trade.

Bank stocks in Canada have very distinctive seasonality. They are different than seasonality for US banks. Seasonality runs from September through until the end of November when they report their 4th quarter results. Then they don’t do much until around the end of February, when they again go into a period of seasonal strength. That usually lasts until about May. Chart shows signs of bottoming, but we are not at the end of February yet. When you see them bottoming, that will be a sign to play the next seasonal trade.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$19.930
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 12, 2016

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 11.91%.) An example of the right idea but the wrong investment product. The idea was that the US$ was peaking at 100, and was going to start going lower, which was going to help commodity prices in general. It turns out this particular product is heavily weighted in energy.

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 11.91%.) An example of the right idea but the wrong investment product. The idea was that the US$ was peaking at 100, and was going to start going lower, which was going to help commodity prices in general. It turns out this particular product is heavily weighted in energy.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$12.500
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 12, 2016

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 9.98%.) This was chosen because it was a smart ETF that was supposed to outperform the US equity market. It outperformed the S&P 500, but everything went down, which meant you lost less then if you had actually held the market.

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 9.98%.) This was chosen because it was a smart ETF that was supposed to outperform the US equity market. It outperformed the S&P 500, but everything went down, which meant you lost less then if you had actually held the market.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$16.160
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 12, 2016

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 18.55%.) This was a disaster. What normally happens from the beginning of December through to the 1st week of March, is that the small caps outperform the big caps. It didn’t happen this year.

(A Top Pick Nov 30/15. Down 18.55%.) This was a disaster. What normally happens from the beginning of December through to the 1st week of March, is that the small caps outperform the big caps. It didn’t happen this year.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$96.590
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 12, 2016

The forest products sector has very, very strong seasonality. The strength is from the middle of October through until the beginning of April. The longer-term trend is still on the upside. He is looking for it to continue to move higher. If you break the level from last fall, that is the key because you could have a spurt up to around $1.92.

The forest products sector has very, very strong seasonality. The strength is from the middle of October through until the beginning of April. The longer-term trend is still on the upside. He is looking for it to continue to move higher. If you break the level from last fall, that is the key because you could have a spurt up to around $1.92.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$1.920
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
February 12, 2016

The company has not been around long enough to give a seasonality assessment. However, the technicals look reasonably good. The chart shows that it is in an upward trend and is outperforming the market. In the last couple of weeks it has had a bit of a difficult time, but the scenario is quite positive on a technical basis. Watch the technicals very, very closely. If they show signs of rolling over, that will be an opportunity to take some profits.

The company has not been around long enough to give a seasonality assessment. However, the technicals look reasonably good. The chart shows that it is in an upward trend and is outperforming the market. In the last couple of weeks it has had a bit of a difficult time, but the scenario is quite positive on a technical basis. Watch the technicals very, very closely. If they show signs of rolling over, that will be an opportunity to take some profits.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$706.890
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 12, 2016

Typical of most of the US financial service stocks, they tend to do very well from around February right through until May of each year. Technically the chart shows this is in a longer-term upward trend. If it breaks above the 2015 high, which was an all-time high, that would be very, very bullish. The scenario is positive for another good move to the upside.

Visa Inc. (V-N)
February 12, 2016

Typical of most of the US financial service stocks, they tend to do very well from around February right through until May of each year. Technically the chart shows this is in a longer-term upward trend. If it breaks above the 2015 high, which was an all-time high, that would be very, very bullish. The scenario is positive for another good move to the upside.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$70.420
Owned
Unknown