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September 29, 2017

Hold?This is more of a yield play, so it doesn’t have the gyrations such as energy. It is more of a utility play. Yield of 4.42%. When you look at the seasonal chart for yield play such as this, it is really just a 45° line higher. It doesn’t show the seasonal fluctuations that was in some of the other sectors. His database shows that the optimal time to hold this is from Dec 7 to March 7 giving it 6.13% above the bench mark. Has been positive in 14 of the past 17 years. Technically, it is coming down to test the 200-day moving average and bouncing off of that level, which implies the long-term momentum is intact, and that it will continue to chart higher highs and higher lows. Pick this up more towards the December timeframe.

Hold?This is more of a yield play, so it doesn’t have the gyrations such as energy. It is more of a utility play. Yield of 4.42%. When you look at the seasonal chart for yield play such as this, it is really just a 45° line higher. It doesn’t show the seasonal fluctuations that was in some of the other sectors. His database shows that the optimal time to hold this is from Dec 7 to March 7 giving it 6.13% above the bench mark. Has been positive in 14 of the past 17 years. Technically, it is coming down to test the 200-day moving average and bouncing off of that level, which implies the long-term momentum is intact, and that it will continue to chart higher highs and higher lows. Pick this up more towards the December timeframe.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$41.810
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 29, 2017

This looks quite good. There was a breakout recently. It was basically resisting at the 200-day moving average for a long time. Come March, it broke out quite aggressively. It moved above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages and is now up to multi-month highs. You want to buy this closer to some of those major moving averages. The 50-day is at $2.34, so it is a bit frothy here. He wouldn’t be entering right now, but would look for a pullback.

This looks quite good. There was a breakout recently. It was basically resisting at the 200-day moving average for a long time. Come March, it broke out quite aggressively. It moved above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages and is now up to multi-month highs. You want to buy this closer to some of those major moving averages. The 50-day is at $2.34, so it is a bit frothy here. He wouldn’t be entering right now, but would look for a pullback.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$4.070
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 29, 2017

What better way to play the manufacturing uptick or the strength of the manufacturing economy than to play one of the world’s largest metal and mining companies. Between Oct 4 and Jan 6, the average gain is 10.76%, and has been positive in 15 of the past 20 periods. There is a trend of higher highs and higher lows. It’s bumping up against long-term resistance at about $50. Has really gone sideways at that level since the recession. If we do see a break out, we should see tremendous highs ahead. He wants to be seeing the play in copper even if there is an uptick in gold. (Analysts’ price target is $55.)

Rio Tinto (RIO-N)
September 29, 2017

What better way to play the manufacturing uptick or the strength of the manufacturing economy than to play one of the world’s largest metal and mining companies. Between Oct 4 and Jan 6, the average gain is 10.76%, and has been positive in 15 of the past 20 periods. There is a trend of higher highs and higher lows. It’s bumping up against long-term resistance at about $50. Has really gone sideways at that level since the recession. If we do see a break out, we should see tremendous highs ahead. He wants to be seeing the play in copper even if there is an uptick in gold. (Analysts’ price target is $55.)

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$47.190
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 29, 2017

These agricultural plays do well to the end of the year. Remember all the farmers are placing orders for the new year. Shipments into the 1st quarter between Oct 3 and Jan16 shares of Agrium have gained 13.29% and been positive in 17 of the past 20 periods. This year, shipments of fertilizers have been dismal. You could argue that weather is to blame. If commodity prices are going to pick up this year, we could see a very good period of seasonal strength. The chart is showing it starting to break out. (Analysts’ price target is $106.10.)

Agrium (AGU-T)
September 29, 2017

These agricultural plays do well to the end of the year. Remember all the farmers are placing orders for the new year. Shipments into the 1st quarter between Oct 3 and Jan16 shares of Agrium have gained 13.29% and been positive in 17 of the past 20 periods. This year, shipments of fertilizers have been dismal. You could argue that weather is to blame. If commodity prices are going to pick up this year, we could see a very good period of seasonal strength. The chart is showing it starting to break out. (Analysts’ price target is $106.10.)

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$133.720
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 29, 2017

We are a bit early for the period of seasonal strength for the US financials. From a low of September 29 to a high of December 26, this thing has had phenomenal returns over that time in the past 20 years. 5.36% on average for the past 20 years.

We are a bit early for the period of seasonal strength for the US financials. From a low of September 29 to a high of December 26, this thing has had phenomenal returns over that time in the past 20 years. 5.36% on average for the past 20 years.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$27.410
Owned
No