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May 4, 2017

The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile.

The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$24.440
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. This is really representative of Canada’s economy, very much dependent on raw materials and energy, and is about 30% of this one. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile. You have optimal diversification, which is why this one often underperforms the S&P 500.

The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. This is really representative of Canada’s economy, very much dependent on raw materials and energy, and is about 30% of this one. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile. You have optimal diversification, which is why this one often underperforms the S&P 500.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$22.910
Owned
Unknown
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TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

This has fallen about 25% since it reported earnings. They had a couple of new lines of chips with a couple of new ones and lots of hype on. They’ve been tested and are not any better than Intel chips, some saying not quite as good. The company took a big hit on that, and is probably at a point where you are going to see some support. This is purely an option play. The option premiums have expanded dramatically because the stock sold off. A very good Covered Write in his opinion. If the stock does not get called away, you can do it again 6 months from now.

This has fallen about 25% since it reported earnings. They had a couple of new lines of chips with a couple of new ones and lots of hype on. They’ve been tested and are not any better than Intel chips, some saying not quite as good. The company took a big hit on that, and is probably at a point where you are going to see some support. This is purely an option play. The option premiums have expanded dramatically because the stock sold off. A very good Covered Write in his opinion. If the stock does not get called away, you can do it again 6 months from now.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$10.100
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

This is a financial services company. He really likes their business model. It is making inroads with a lot of small businesses, because they are more cost-effective than running the normal credit cards through. He is doing a Covered Write on it. The premiums are quite rich on it.

Square Inc (SQ-N)
May 4, 2017

This is a financial services company. He really likes their business model. It is making inroads with a lot of small businesses, because they are more cost-effective than running the normal credit cards through. He is doing a Covered Write on it. The premiums are quite rich on it.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$19.900
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 4, 2017

A play on Europe. They have just had a writes issue. Have refinanced and recapitalized the company and the business. They are an impenetrable bank in Europe. If you believe Europe is starting its road to recovery, banks are going to do the same that they did in the US. He has a covered call on this.

A play on Europe. They have just had a writes issue. Have refinanced and recapitalized the company and the business. They are an impenetrable bank in Europe. If you believe Europe is starting its road to recovery, banks are going to do the same that they did in the US. He has a covered call on this.

Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$18.780
Owned
Yes