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COMMENT
COMMENT
August 4, 2016

Where you talk about a bear or bull ETF that is levered, they have no future. You are supposed to trade them on a day to day basis or possible a weekly basis. They are guaranteed to lose over the long term because of the way the gains are translated over night. These are a very short term tactic.

Where you talk about a bear or bull ETF that is levered, they have no future. You are supposed to trade them on a day to day basis or possible a weekly basis. They are guaranteed to lose over the long term because of the way the gains are translated over night. These are a very short term tactic.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$6.610
Owned
Unknown
N/A
N/A
August 4, 2016

Where you talk about a bear or bull ETF that is levered, they have no future. You are supposed to trade them on a day to day basis or possible a weekly basis. They are guaranteed to lose over the long term because of the way the gains are translated over night. These are a very short term tactic.

Where you talk about a bear or bull ETF that is levered, they have no future. You are supposed to trade them on a day to day basis or possible a weekly basis. They are guaranteed to lose over the long term because of the way the gains are translated over night. These are a very short term tactic.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$5.580
Owned
_N/A
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 4, 2016

India has tried to monetize some of their gold, even some held in temples in India. They just lost their finance minister. The problem is the layers of bureaucracy. He expects great things over the long term. You have to be very patient.

India has tried to monetize some of their gold, even some held in temples in India. They just lost their finance minister. The problem is the layers of bureaucracy. He expects great things over the long term. You have to be very patient.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$29.510
Owned
No
N/A
N/A
August 4, 2016

India has tried to monetize some of their gold, even some held in temples in India. They just lost their finance minister. The problem is the layers of bureaucracy. He expects great things over the long term. You have to be very patient.

India has tried to monetize some of their gold, even some held in temples in India. They just lost their finance minister. The problem is the layers of bureaucracy. He expects great things over the long term. You have to be very patient.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$18.850
Owned
No
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 4, 2016

It got clobbered a year ago because all the rate reset preferred dropped. Right now they are offering a pretty good yield and they are well diversified. The problem with individual preferreds is the trouble getting rid of them. If he was going to buy a preferred, he would buy this.

It got clobbered a year ago because all the rate reset preferred dropped. Right now they are offering a pretty good yield and they are well diversified. The problem with individual preferreds is the trouble getting rid of them. If he was going to buy a preferred, he would buy this.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.050
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 4, 2016

A Gold ETF, but you can’t ever get the actual gold from it (take delivery of bullion). It is a legitimate concern, but not a realistic one. He only buys Gold ETFs as a trading vehicle.

SPDR Gold ETF (GLD-N)
August 4, 2016

A Gold ETF, but you can’t ever get the actual gold from it (take delivery of bullion). It is a legitimate concern, but not a realistic one. He only buys Gold ETFs as a trading vehicle.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$129.870
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 4, 2016

(Top Pick Aug 07/15, Up 9.05%) You have to be careful about these. Often the price to book is higher than other ETFs. Often you are overpaying for the stocks because they are lower volatility.

(Top Pick Aug 07/15, Up 9.05%) You have to be careful about these. Often the price to book is higher than other ETFs. Often you are overpaying for the stocks because they are lower volatility.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$27.870
Owned
Yes