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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 29, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 18/17. 0%.) You are basically collecting a 1% return over the course of the year. It is basically a place to park cash.

(A Top Pick Aug 18/17. 0%.) You are basically collecting a 1% return over the course of the year. It is basically a place to park cash.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$0.000
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 29, 2017

Some of the larger pharmaceutical stocks can do quite well during the 4th quarter. Not sure this company falls into that category, but it does follow that same seasonal timeline. A Buy date of Oct 20 and a Sell date of March 10, has produced a 5.92% average return above the markets, and has been positive 15 out of the past 20 periods. There is a period of seasonal strength coming ahead, but looking at the technicals, do you really want to enter now when it is probably not ideal. The chart shows a series of lower highs and lower lows. It had a gap in August. Whenever you have a gap, it indicates support or resistance on the retracement. Not a good time to be in this, and he would stay away.

Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA-N)
September 29, 2017

Some of the larger pharmaceutical stocks can do quite well during the 4th quarter. Not sure this company falls into that category, but it does follow that same seasonal timeline. A Buy date of Oct 20 and a Sell date of March 10, has produced a 5.92% average return above the markets, and has been positive 15 out of the past 20 periods. There is a period of seasonal strength coming ahead, but looking at the technicals, do you really want to enter now when it is probably not ideal. The chart shows a series of lower highs and lower lows. It had a gap in August. Whenever you have a gap, it indicates support or resistance on the retracement. Not a good time to be in this, and he would stay away.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$17.600
Owned
Unknown
SELL
SELL
September 29, 2017

Sell?The predominant period of seasonal strength for the broader energy sector is from about the end of January all the way through to May, the run-up into the summer driving season. Between Jan 12 and April 24 are the optimal dates, 9.25% above the benchmark rate. This has been positive in the past 20 periods. There is also another period of seasonal strength, mid-August to mid-Sept, which is going into hurricane season and maintenance season. This is now just kind of falling out, and the energy is starting to leach out of these energy names. Technically, there is resistance at $44. You might be able to pick this up on the cheap in December, for the big push into the new year. He has been trimming his energy exposure.

Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 29, 2017

Sell?The predominant period of seasonal strength for the broader energy sector is from about the end of January all the way through to May, the run-up into the summer driving season. Between Jan 12 and April 24 are the optimal dates, 9.25% above the benchmark rate. This has been positive in the past 20 periods. There is also another period of seasonal strength, mid-August to mid-Sept, which is going into hurricane season and maintenance season. This is now just kind of falling out, and the energy is starting to leach out of these energy names. Technically, there is resistance at $44. You might be able to pick this up on the cheap in December, for the big push into the new year. He has been trimming his energy exposure.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$43.730
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 29, 2017

He is in favour of this. If consumers continue to spend and rack up their debt and credits, this company will be a beneficiary. Seasonally, between Aug 6 and Nov 11 are optimal times to be buying into this. There has been an average return of 6.23% above the benchmark rates, and it has been positive in the past 8 years. The trend is higher highs and higher lows.

Visa Inc. (V-N)
September 29, 2017

He is in favour of this. If consumers continue to spend and rack up their debt and credits, this company will be a beneficiary. Seasonally, between Aug 6 and Nov 11 are optimal times to be buying into this. There has been an average return of 6.23% above the benchmark rates, and it has been positive in the past 8 years. The trend is higher highs and higher lows.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$105.240
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 29, 2017

He is very much in favour of industrial stocks. Higher highs and higher lows. It has support at its 50-day moving average. Feb 11 to July 5 is the optimal time to be buying this. We are outside of that time frame, but between the end of August through to the end of the year, this tends to move higher. Technically, it broke out above short-term resistance at about $210, and he has seen retracement. If it can hold that as a level of support, it is expected to go higher.

3M Co. (MMM-N)
September 29, 2017

He is very much in favour of industrial stocks. Higher highs and higher lows. It has support at its 50-day moving average. Feb 11 to July 5 is the optimal time to be buying this. We are outside of that time frame, but between the end of August through to the end of the year, this tends to move higher. Technically, it broke out above short-term resistance at about $210, and he has seen retracement. If it can hold that as a level of support, it is expected to go higher.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$209.900
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 29, 2017

Between March 30 and August 10 is the optimal time to be buying and holding this. It has had an average return of about 7.7% over the benchmark, and has been positive in 14 of the past 17 years. This year it had a low of about $39 in April all the way to a high of about $50 just before August, a phenomenal run. We are beyond its period of seasonal strength, but there are still higher highs and higher lows technically. This is not something he would venture into, but would go into other financial companies instead.

HSBC Holdings P L C (HSBC-N)
September 29, 2017

Between March 30 and August 10 is the optimal time to be buying and holding this. It has had an average return of about 7.7% over the benchmark, and has been positive in 14 of the past 17 years. This year it had a low of about $39 in April all the way to a high of about $50 just before August, a phenomenal run. We are beyond its period of seasonal strength, but there are still higher highs and higher lows technically. This is not something he would venture into, but would go into other financial companies instead.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$49.410
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 29, 2017

Sell after they announce quarterly results, and Buy back on dips?There is no seasonal chart for this as it is too new. This is a stock he has been looking at, but it just keeps on going higher, and he can never get in at a good price. They are firing on all cylinders, and the stock price is reflecting that. However, gambling on one data point based on earnings is just a gamble. He would not encourage that. If you can get in on its 50-day moving average, do it.

Spin Master Corp (TOY-T)
September 29, 2017

Sell after they announce quarterly results, and Buy back on dips?There is no seasonal chart for this as it is too new. This is a stock he has been looking at, but it just keeps on going higher, and he can never get in at a good price. They are firing on all cylinders, and the stock price is reflecting that. However, gambling on one data point based on earnings is just a gamble. He would not encourage that. If you can get in on its 50-day moving average, do it.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$48.180
Owned
No