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October 19, 2007
Believes that in the next 52 weeks there will be continueing change in the space and more take outs will occur. Business trusts are not being helped by the high Canadian dollar.
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
Believes that in the next 52 weeks there will be continueing change in the space and more take outs will occur. Business trusts are not being helped by the high Canadian dollar.
Chris Rankin, MBA, CFA
Diversified Trust Analyst, Canaccord Capital
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COMMENT
October 19, 2007
The Alberta economy is slowing down. Their electricity use is lower, because they have less manufacturing companies. Less people are moving out there, the moving companies aren't as busy as they were.
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
The Alberta economy is slowing down. Their electricity use is lower, because they have less manufacturing companies. Less people are moving out there, the moving companies aren't as busy as they were.
Chris Rankin, MBA, CFA
Diversified Trust Analyst, Canaccord Capital
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COMMENT
October 19, 2007
People are more optimistic than pessimistic which from a sentiment perspective makes markets go up. Adding to a short position and betting against the long term views of the market is a very risky strategy, but can make you rich.
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
People are more optimistic than pessimistic which from a sentiment perspective makes markets go up. Adding to a short position and betting against the long term views of the market is a very risky strategy, but can make you rich.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
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COMMENT
October 19, 2007
With bonds, there’s a good chance interest rates may go lower, because there’s such a demand for yield. The reason the sub-prime market did what it did. 2 real simple bond ETF indexes that trade on the TSX: XBB (broad composite of all bonds in the Scotia Bank universal bonds) and XSB (short term bond index)
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
With bonds, there’s a good chance interest rates may go lower, because there’s such a demand for yield. The reason the sub-prime market did what it did. 2 real simple bond ETF indexes that trade on the TSX: XBB (broad composite of all bonds in the Scotia Bank universal bonds) and XSB (short term bond index)
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
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COMMENT
October 19, 2007
When comparing bonds, the one metric that brings all factors together in the bond world is: yield to maturity. From the options perspective: implied volatility, is equivalent.
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
When comparing bonds, the one metric that brings all factors together in the bond world is: yield to maturity. From the options perspective: implied volatility, is equivalent.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 19, 2007
Using “Puts”. Insurance is always expensive. If you’re concerned about the market the insurance will be more expensive. Use index options if your going to do it, cheaper then “puts” on individual stocks.
General Market Comment
October 19, 2007
Using “Puts”. Insurance is always expensive. If you’re concerned about the market the insurance will be more expensive. Use index options if your going to do it, cheaper then “puts” on individual stocks.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.