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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 6/16. Down 12%.) This hasn’t worked out. It was put on simply as a hedge for the next 3 weeks until the election.

HBP 60 Inverse ETF (HIX-T)
October 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 6/16. Down 12%.) This hasn’t worked out. It was put on simply as a hedge for the next 3 weeks until the election.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$6.390
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 6/16. Up 40%.) He still likes this. He had thought that if Trump were elected, this was something that would grow.

(A Top Pick Oct 6/16. Up 40%.) He still likes this. He had thought that if Trump were elected, this was something that would grow.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$27.700
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 10, 2017

The risk is that if the market goes down, you basically get killed. Doing Put Writes and selling Covered Calls are basically the same risks. With Covered Calls, if you buy ZWB on the banks and the banks tank, you lose money. With the Put Writes, you are not owning the shares and is a more aggressive strategy. For someone who is retired, he prefers the Covered Calls. You have to know what you are doing.

The risk is that if the market goes down, you basically get killed. Doing Put Writes and selling Covered Calls are basically the same risks. With Covered Calls, if you buy ZWB on the banks and the banks tank, you lose money. With the Put Writes, you are not owning the shares and is a more aggressive strategy. For someone who is retired, he prefers the Covered Calls. You have to know what you are doing.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$17.850
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 10, 2017

He likes this. It has a really good yield of around 5%. Remember this is US$, so the dividend you are getting will not give you the dividend tax credit. However, you are getting capital gains on the sale of the options.

He likes this. It has a really good yield of around 5%. Remember this is US$, so the dividend you are getting will not give you the dividend tax credit. However, you are getting capital gains on the sale of the options.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$20.030
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 10, 2017

He likes this. It’s for people who want the low volatility. Sometimes you will get the 2nd tier stocks with the low volatility. He likes to do a comparison of the regular Canadian ETF in terms of BV and PE. You should be okay with this.

He likes this. It’s for people who want the low volatility. Sometimes you will get the 2nd tier stocks with the low volatility. He likes to do a comparison of the regular Canadian ETF in terms of BV and PE. You should be okay with this.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$30.120
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 10, 2017

Harvest has a number of interesting products, basically Covered Calls. The returns they are getting seem to be higher than some other companies Covered Call ETF’s. But they are only doing it on 25% of the portfolio, whereas the Bank of Montréal is doing it on 50%. He wants to talk to them to see what they are up to. 7.3% yield.

Harvest has a number of interesting products, basically Covered Calls. The returns they are getting seem to be higher than some other companies Covered Call ETF’s. But they are only doing it on 25% of the portfolio, whereas the Bank of Montréal is doing it on 50%. He wants to talk to them to see what they are up to. 7.3% yield.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$8.930
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 10, 2017

This holds the largest cap companies in Europe. It is developed countries. There is no Greece. A huge ETF, something like $24 billion. Extremely cheap. If you want to play Europe, it’s a great way to go.

This holds the largest cap companies in Europe. It is developed countries. There is no Greece. A huge ETF, something like $24 billion. Extremely cheap. If you want to play Europe, it’s a great way to go.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$58.740
Owned
No