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Khiron Life Sciences is one of four cannabis stocks in the January Top 40

Two big themes emerge in the January INK Edge Top 40 Stock Report distributed Wednesday morning to Canadian Insider Club members. First, bargain hunters have something to cheer about with eight stocks making the list that rank highly in terms of offering cheap valuations. Secondly, four cannabis-oriented stocks (which we would categorize as growth story stocks) make the list this month. That's a first for the Top 40 as insiders had been more inclined to sell pot stocks than buy. Now, there are a handful where just the opposite is taking place.

Khiron Life Sciences is a Latin America-focused cannabis company

Muir concerned First Nations being exploited by professional pipeline protestors

In his latest interview with Jim Goddard, Stewart Muir of worries that the anti-Coastal GasLink pipeline protest in Northern B.C. that has included a blockade has little to do with indigenous rights and more to do with groups that do not want Canada to develop its hydrocarbon assets.

Two big achievements for Sun Metals in December

In his first Discovery Watch interview of 2019, John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online suggests that Golden Triangle driller Sun Metals (Sunny; SUNM) achieved two important accomplishments last month. Leading up to December of last year, Mr. Kaiser believes the company demonstrated via recent exploration activities that its Stardust project likely has a new dimension of higher-grade mineralization than the already outlined Canyon Creek resource. 

Happy New Year for Canadian midcaps

After a dismal 2018, Canadian stocks as tracked by the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index are off to a happy start in the New Year with the index advancing 1.6% in the first three trading days of 2019. With the experience of last October fresh in our minds when Canadian stocks jumped at the start of the month, only to swoon in the following weeks, we are hesitant to make too much out of the move. However, there are some encouraging signs.

Colombia oil & gas producer Gran Tierra Energy is an early winner in 2019 (click for larger)

INK Canadian Insider Index surges 6.6% from December lows into 2019

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. This is our first update since Dec 17th when the INK CIN was locked in a vicious sell-off (along with many stocks and indices) and closed at 1017.93. Back then, we surmised that we were in the "throes of a capitulation-type move" but also that Canadian stocks have historically been very bullish from about December 22nd. The Index then went on to bottom on Dec 24th at 986.80 as tax selling reached a crescendo. Since then, the Index has rallied 64.8 points or 6.6% to close last week at 1051.64 alongside climbing gold, silver, and world markets.

Head fake or sea change?

We are starting the New Year off with two encouraging developments for Canadian mid-cap oriented stocks. Not only has the INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index outperformed the S&P/TSX 60 Index over the past month, but our INK Indicator is also showing potential signs of peaking, something that tends to develop near a base in stock prices.

Buying bad news stocks: blockchain, autos and oil sands

(Update - elaborates on A Units ownership of the operating entity in paragraph 5) Canadian stocks made their lows for the year on December 24th, right near the end of tax loss selling. Let's take a look to see which insiders were buying around that low. Below are the five individual insiders who have reported the most buying in the public market on a direct holdings basis.

Warming up to bad news stocks

In my Thursday interview with Jim Goddard, I try to answer the question is now a time to hitch a ride on the polar bear value express? While stock valuations have improved on the recent pullback, we still do not believe it is a slam dunk to jump on board yet. With the US market trading like an emerging market, something has changed.

Is it time to jump on board the polar bear value express?

Updated - Stocks have been falling along with valuations, so is it time to hitch a ride on the polar bear value express? That's the question we asked in the final 2018 edition of the Market INK report.

As the central banking hoax is exposed, don't fight the tape

The public should soon catch on to central banking failures suggests Bob Hoye from In another fascinating interview with Jim Goddard, Hoye calls out central bankers for implementing policies based on theories that do not work. In the meantime, stocks look like they are in the early stages of a bear market, but a bounce is due.

Click to listen to Bob Hoye's December 21st broadcast


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