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WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
February 16, 2016

An ETF of companies that regularly buy back their stock? There are a few of them, but he finds this kind of thing a little bit niche. SPDR S&P 500 Buyback (SPYB-N) is one. Doesn’t find anything particularly wrong with this and there is some evidence that this works as a strategy.

An ETF of companies that regularly buy back their stock? There are a few of them, but he finds this kind of thing a little bit niche. SPDR S&P 500 Buyback (SPYB-N) is one. Doesn’t find anything particularly wrong with this and there is some evidence that this works as a strategy.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$42.113
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 16, 2016

European banks. Just read an article that said if you look at the charts of European banks, you will see that the canaries are fleeing the mines. This is not something he is particularly interested in right now.

European banks. Just read an article that said if you look at the charts of European banks, you will see that the canaries are fleeing the mines. This is not something he is particularly interested in right now.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$16.840
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 16, 2016

Preferreds got really clobbered this year, and are down about 24% on the year. A lot of institutions were buying them because they were representing pretty good value and paying about 6%. Has bought a little bit for some clients that were looking for yield. Doesn’t particularly like preferreds because you are basically exchanging the yield of a bond with the risk of a stock.

Preferreds got really clobbered this year, and are down about 24% on the year. A lot of institutions were buying them because they were representing pretty good value and paying about 6%. Has bought a little bit for some clients that were looking for yield. Doesn’t particularly like preferreds because you are basically exchanging the yield of a bond with the risk of a stock.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$8.630
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 16, 2016

He sees no problem in buying this ETF. (Doesn’t know if the dividend is safe.)

He sees no problem in buying this ETF. (Doesn’t know if the dividend is safe.)

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$27.270
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 16, 2016

Really likes this. Has a good dividend yield. Likes the way they manage it, having only about 60% at any given time.

Really likes this. Has a good dividend yield. Likes the way they manage it, having only about 60% at any given time.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$14.790
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 16, 2016

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.95%.) Has this in every single account he owns. This is a very good product.

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.95%.) Has this in every single account he owns. This is a very good product.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$21.780
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 16, 2016

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 6.46%.) NASDAQ, along with the S&P 500 and everything else has declined. Still likes it.

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 6.46%.) NASDAQ, along with the S&P 500 and everything else has declined. Still likes it.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$31.530
Owned
Yes