Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 11, 2017

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 30%) It is a core holding. He continues to hold it. He is generally positive on the US. He bought it and stayed with it.

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 30%) It is a core holding. He continues to hold it. He is generally positive on the US. He bought it and stayed with it.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$27.440
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 11, 2017

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 34%) Another core holding. BMO has a number of good covered call strategies.

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 34%) Another core holding. BMO has a number of good covered call strategies.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$17.980
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 11, 2017

It is totally speculative at this stage. He is not following it except in the news paper. There is an effort to make sure there is no perception of a potential contagion going through to other sub-prime lenders.

It is totally speculative at this stage. He is not following it except in the news paper. There is an effort to make sure there is no perception of a potential contagion going through to other sub-prime lenders.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.810
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 11, 2017

It is fine, but he prefers a covered call overlay. ZWC-T is a new covered call strategy to take a look at.

It is fine, but he prefers a covered call overlay. ZWC-T is a new covered call strategy to take a look at.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$17.350
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 11, 2017

The volume does not matter that much. It depends on the stocks within the ETF. People seem to prefer the ZQQ-T, but not the XQQ-T. He assumes the ZQQ-T is hedged.

The volume does not matter that much. It depends on the stocks within the ETF. People seem to prefer the ZQQ-T, but not the XQQ-T. He assumes the ZQQ-T is hedged.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$46.660
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 11, 2017

It is a leftover from the Claymore days and has become an orphan. He would prefer the HEF-T financial ETF with covered calls on the financials. It has enhanced income.

It is a leftover from the Claymore days and has become an orphan. He would prefer the HEF-T financial ETF with covered calls on the financials. It has enhanced income.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$11.790
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 11, 2017

As options approach their expiry they lose their time value, but are not incredibly volatile.

As options approach their expiry they lose their time value, but are not incredibly volatile.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$239.380
Owned
Unknown