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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 8, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 46.01%.) He is still buying this. If Trump is able to allow the US banks to participate in the markets again, by getting rid of Dodd Frank, that is going to be tremendous.

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 46.01%.) He is still buying this. If Trump is able to allow the US banks to participate in the markets again, by getting rid of Dodd Frank, that is going to be tremendous.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$26.800
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
August 8, 2017

An index fund that tracks the S&P 500? There are several and the big one is this one. The most heavily traded and largest. You could also do SPDR S&P 500 ETF (VV-N), as well as others. They are very straightforward and very low cost.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF(SPY-N)
August 8, 2017

An index fund that tracks the S&P 500? There are several and the big one is this one. The most heavily traded and largest. You could also do SPDR S&P 500 ETF (VV-N), as well as others. They are very straightforward and very low cost.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$247.260
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 8, 2017

He likes this. There is a big problem in REITs right now with all the struggles of the big box retailers in Canada. In the US, this one is a very big ETF, and is extremely well diversified.

Vanguard REIT ETF(VNQ-N)
August 8, 2017

He likes this. There is a big problem in REITs right now with all the struggles of the big box retailers in Canada. In the US, this one is a very big ETF, and is extremely well diversified.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$83.490
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 8, 2017

He likes a lot of the stuff that Purpose has been doing. They are very creative in some of the things they do. Involves a lot of quantitative stuff and Covered Calls on various equities. Slightly riskier, but he would certainly be a buyer. Wouldn’t have it as his total income, but would have it as a portion. When looking at yield, you want to have several different things to look at.

He likes a lot of the stuff that Purpose has been doing. They are very creative in some of the things they do. Involves a lot of quantitative stuff and Covered Calls on various equities. Slightly riskier, but he would certainly be a buyer. Wouldn’t have it as his total income, but would have it as a portion. When looking at yield, you want to have several different things to look at.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$19.250
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 8, 2017

There is a little problem with this fund. It was ex-Claymore, and a number of the Claymore ETF’s that where acquired by iShares, have been delisted by TSX and are now on the NLB Exchange. What that is going to do for liquidity, he is not sure. He has no problem in investing in Japan.

There is a little problem with this fund. It was ex-Claymore, and a number of the Claymore ETF’s that where acquired by iShares, have been delisted by TSX and are now on the NLB Exchange. What that is going to do for liquidity, he is not sure. He has no problem in investing in Japan.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$14.390
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 8, 2017

International dividends and is pretty diverse, but doesn’t think you are getting the dividend tax credit as it is foreign income.

International dividends and is pretty diverse, but doesn’t think you are getting the dividend tax credit as it is foreign income.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$22.750
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 8, 2017

Long-term hold? Instead of using this, you should be looking a little more at the fundamentals. This ETF is pretty small. There are a lot of Factor ETF’s out there, and he is not convinced fully that they are any better than the index based. He likes to keep costs low. Wouldn’t mind it, but probably wouldn’t want it for a long-term hold.

Long-term hold? Instead of using this, you should be looking a little more at the fundamentals. This ETF is pretty small. There are a lot of Factor ETF’s out there, and he is not convinced fully that they are any better than the index based. He likes to keep costs low. Wouldn’t mind it, but probably wouldn’t want it for a long-term hold.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$32.150
Owned
Unknown