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Opinion
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 9, 2018

(A Top Pick June 30/17 - Up 2.7%.) He continues to hold it. Likes it better than the Canadian space.

SPDR Energy ETF (XLE-N)
February 9, 2018

(A Top Pick June 30/17 - Up 2.7%.) He continues to hold it. Likes it better than the Canadian space.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$66.670
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 9, 2018

The problem for this ETF is that it is not a pure play. A little of a dog’s breakfast. Not interested in this.

The problem for this ETF is that it is not a pure play. A little of a dog’s breakfast. Not interested in this.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$31.780
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 9, 2018

He called PIMCO about this. It is an expensive ETF, like 75 basis points. A global ETF. They can’t do less than 50% investment grade. Emerging markets there and high yield that he wouldn’t normally go to. But, it is PIMCO. He wouldn’t buy it for retirees’ clients. The Management team knows what is doing. If the risk tolerance was there and time horizon is there, he would consider them.

He called PIMCO about this. It is an expensive ETF, like 75 basis points. A global ETF. They can’t do less than 50% investment grade. Emerging markets there and high yield that he wouldn’t normally go to. But, it is PIMCO. He wouldn’t buy it for retirees’ clients. The Management team knows what is doing. If the risk tolerance was there and time horizon is there, he would consider them.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$19.890
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 9, 2018

Never a fun of REITs. He mistrusts them. He worries about the return of capital issue on REITs. He is not very keen on buying Toronto Real Estate now also. He rather had a covered call on banks for income.

Never a fun of REITs. He mistrusts them. He worries about the return of capital issue on REITs. He is not very keen on buying Toronto Real Estate now also. He rather had a covered call on banks for income.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$34.940
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 9, 2018

Is this a long term holding? Similar to iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (XIN-T) which is hedged. This ETF goes into some small caps where XIN-T doesn’t. He is comfortable with that for EAFE. He thinks there is nothing wrong with this one. He would buy it as a long term holding.

Is this a long term holding? Similar to iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (XIN-T) which is hedged. This ETF goes into some small caps where XIN-T doesn’t. He is comfortable with that for EAFE. He thinks there is nothing wrong with this one. He would buy it as a long term holding.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$30.090
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 9, 2018

Buy, hold or sell? Liked it till recently. Have difficulty seeing any upside with the oil price in Canada. Normally he would say buy it, now he would say look at the US.

Buy, hold or sell? Liked it till recently. Have difficulty seeing any upside with the oil price in Canada. Normally he would say buy it, now he would say look at the US.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.370
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 9, 2018

One stop shopping. A basket of other ETFs. 20% bonds on this one. Very good product for small accounts. Just bought it, hasn’t settled yet.

One stop shopping. A basket of other ETFs. 20% bonds on this one. Very good product for small accounts. Just bought it, hasn’t settled yet.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$23.690
Owned
Yes