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COMMENT
COMMENT
September 1, 2017

A lot of people don’t realize that although the stock market is huge, it is dwarfed by the bond market, which in turn is dwarfed by the currency market. This ETF has CIBC as a sub-advisor. It is not for the faint of heart because it does have leverage with Long and Short positions, so there could be some volatility. It has a very interesting asset class. For someone who wanted something that is a little bit edgy with a fascinating asset class, he likes the idea.

A lot of people don’t realize that although the stock market is huge, it is dwarfed by the bond market, which in turn is dwarfed by the currency market. This ETF has CIBC as a sub-advisor. It is not for the faint of heart because it does have leverage with Long and Short positions, so there could be some volatility. It has a very interesting asset class. For someone who wanted something that is a little bit edgy with a fascinating asset class, he likes the idea.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$21.390
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 1, 2017

Doesn’t like this and never has. They take bank shares and divide them up, so you have some that are newer issues, the preferreds, and they split off the equity portion. Then they write Calls on the equity portion. You are basically getting the yield from the preferred and the yield from the equity portion, which is in fact leveraged. You have to ask, if something is paying 6%, 7%, 8%, and the highest paying dividend on this is only 4%, where is it coming from? If you compare this against ZWB-T or ZEB-T, they far outperformed this. You’re getting a decent dividend, but you are not getting any performance.

Doesn’t like this and never has. They take bank shares and divide them up, so you have some that are newer issues, the preferreds, and they split off the equity portion. Then they write Calls on the equity portion. You are basically getting the yield from the preferred and the yield from the equity portion, which is in fact leveraged. You have to ask, if something is paying 6%, 7%, 8%, and the highest paying dividend on this is only 4%, where is it coming from? If you compare this against ZWB-T or ZEB-T, they far outperformed this. You’re getting a decent dividend, but you are not getting any performance.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.740
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 1, 2017

The only problem with this is that it is no longer trading on the TSX, it was delisted. It is now trading on Equifast Neal (?). He would probably be more inclined to go with the iShares Japan (EWJ-N).

The only problem with this is that it is no longer trading on the TSX, it was delisted. It is now trading on Equifast Neal (?). He would probably be more inclined to go with the iShares Japan (EWJ-N).

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$14.390
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 1, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 16.88%.) This is pretty much a core holding.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF(SPY-N)
September 1, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 16.88%.) This is pretty much a core holding.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$247.840
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 1, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Down 10.32%.) This looks like it is pretty close to a bottom now. It is probably not a bad buy here, but he is also hearing about oil slipping back down to $42.

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Down 10.32%.) This looks like it is pretty close to a bottom now. It is probably not a bad buy here, but he is also hearing about oil slipping back down to $42.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.110
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 1, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 39.96%.) If they get the Dodd-Frank thing turned around and stripped out, that will be very good for the US.

(A Top Pick Aug 4/16. Up 39.96%.) If they get the Dodd-Frank thing turned around and stripped out, that will be very good for the US.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$25.690
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 1, 2017

A very interesting ETF. It has to do with automation and artificial intelligence. A little riskier because it is a niche product. If you want to be a little aggressive, he sees nothing wrong with this.

A very interesting ETF. It has to do with automation and artificial intelligence. A little riskier because it is a niche product. If you want to be a little aggressive, he sees nothing wrong with this.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$36.920
Owned
Unknown