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INK Canadian Insider Index Notches 5 Point Gain, as US Markets Dip

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index.The INK Canadian Insider Index started the week with a successful test of 1100 before bounding as high as 1121.71 intraday. The Index finished the week at 1114.99 for a gain of 5.15 points.  

Insights: Is global growth in better shape than the US market suggests?

Our latest Canadian Insider Insights newsletter explains how some insider trends are suggesting that global growth may be set to expand faster than the consensus thinks. Bamboo shoots anyone?

Other topics include the latest INK Canadian Insider Index rebalancing highlights, and Bitcoin versus gold. Finally, our insider of the week has been on the job for less than a year, but his company stock has already soared more than 70%. Click here to read the latest Insights.

INK Canadian Insider Index slips 1 point, holds 1101 support

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The INK Canadian Insider Index began with some weakness but held the 1101-1102 level three times during the week before rebounding on Friday to close at 1108.84, for a modest 1.1 point loss.

A Bob Hoye bitcoin buy signal

How many bulls does it take to change a light bulb? None, says Bob Hoye from ChartsandMarkets.com, "Because light bulbs never burn out and neither do bull markets".  In his May 10th broadcast, the market historian suggests we are seeing signs of a top in the market, including a recent headline, "The US stock market can't stop, won't stop its endless rally".

China stimulus vs Fed tightening

In my May 9th interview with Jim Goddard from HoweStreet.com, I talk about recent developments in the Canadian housing market including short-selling at mortgage lenders such as Equitable Group (EQB). The stock is one of the top 10 most shorted stocks. EQB released earnings Thursday night, and while Q1 adjusted EPS was $2.72, two cents short of analysts expectations, the company boosted its dividend by 3%. In the second segment, we get into Grayscale's recent promotion that encourages people to drop gold in favour of bitcoin, suggesting that the debate can be a win-win outcome for both camps.

Radius drilling may need to go deeper for the stock to go higher

In the first segment of his May 8th Discovery Watch broadcast, John Kaiser takes a look at Simon Ridgway-headed Radius Gold (RDU) which we featured in our May 3rd Morning Report.

Mixed outlook for a US market rebound

In our April 29th Insights newsletter, we described how investors had returned to the Bernanke-Obama-Yellen (BOY) playbook by piling into large-cap growth situations to take advantage of loose monetary policy during a period of lacklustre economic growth. This time around, however, monetary conditions are not as accommodating as rates are no longer at zero and QE is long finished. To get a sense on how long the BOY playbook may work we are monitoring the INK Edge rankings of the top 10 largest market leading stocks as of the end of April.

Shorts appear to up their bets against housing via Equitable Group

Short-sellers are back targetting Canadian housing this earnings season. Mortgage and consumer lender Equitable Group (EQB) has jumped into the top 10 list of the most shorted stocks in Canada (as a % of float). As of the April 30th IIROC short report, EQB was sitting at the number seven spot. However, as short-sellers have increased their positions, likely as a bet against Canadian housing, our INK short signal suggests a potential short-squeeze situation. Based on our calculations, EQB short-sellers are betting against relatively strong insider commitment at the firm.

Insights: Climbing the great wall of growth worries

Will investors see the glass half full thanks to more Chinese stimulus, or the glass half empty due to Trump tariff tweets? Meanwhile, meet the CEO who will be staring down short sellers when he reports Q1 earnings this week.

We cover all that and more in this week's free Insights newsletter. Click here to read (no registration required).

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