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Short interest back on the rise at Aphria

The short interest in Aphria (Mixed; APHA) jumped in mid-December according to data released this morning by IIROC. The number of shares reported shorted jumped by 5,737,929 to reach 10,446,157 as of December 15th.

MacBeth: Every hard landing starts as a soft landing

Hilliard MacBeth, author of When the Bubble Bursts, points to something big happening in the Canadian housing market. For real estate flippers and Liberal Party of Canada politicians, that is probably not a good thing. In an exclusive interview with available on Canadian Insider, MacBeth alerts Canadians that mortgage growth has fallen to dangerous levels.

Insider sentiment signals US stocks still likely to get cheaper

American insider sentiment is climbing which suggests the trend is for stocks to become cheaper. That is good news for investors with patient cash and looking for bargains, but bad news for long bulls who hunger for a quick turnaround in stocks.

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Insiders bet the market is too cold on American Hotel Income REIT

Insider buying is starting to jump on the back of the recent sell-off. In fact, there are so many stocks making our INK Edge screens, we will not have the time to cover them all in the morning report by year's end. So, make sure to keep an eye on our INK Edge feature updated on the website early every morning. One stock where insiders are buying big is American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (Mostly Sunny; HOT).

Double trouble for cannabis stocks? Double down on REITs?

Last Wednesday in an a post, we noted that our 30-day Pharmaceuticals Indicator had peaked on Tuesday. As it turned out, the indicator has since moved back up and peaked again. This adds an extra degree of uncertainty to the prospect that a base for the group may have been established. Once the 30-day indicator moves below the 60-day indicator we will have a bit more confidence that investor anxiety has settled down in the space.


Celente predicts more protests and stock market trouble ahead

The anti-establishment movements such as what we have seen in France and Italy are growing and will continue into the New Year says Gerald Celente from the In a wide ranging interview with Jim Goddard on This Week in Money, Celente also suggests weakness in the housing market is a bad omen for the entire economy.

INK Canadian Insider Index Freefalls 3.1%

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK Canadian Insider Index resumed its rapid downhill sleigh ride.  The Index opened lower last week and after being unable to break above 1050, continued to head down, influenced by world market weakness and tax loss selling (which ends December 27th for Canadian stocks).  The Index tumbled 32.71 points for a 3.1% loss.

Mish Shedlock watching for a break of 2,600 on the S&P 500

In his latest interview with Jim Goddard, economist Mish Shedlock notes that all the major US indices are in correction mode and warns about a bear market that could last for years. 

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Key INK stock market metrics remain unhealthy

In his latest broadcast with Jim Goddard, INK CEO Ted Dixon worries that the Fed is looking backwards at positive US economic data instead of forwards at warning signs such as housing. If the Fed does not hold up on its rate hikes, they risk going too far. American insiders and stocks in the U.S. Financials sector are still not confirming a base in share prices and the Fed is probably one of the reasons why.


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Gloomy investors ignore the good news at Great Bear Resources and Osisko Metals

When it comes to resource stocks, John Kaiser believes investors are in capitulation mode. In his Tuesday Discovery Watch interview, Mr. Kaiser suggests that may be the overriding reason why Great Bear Resources (Mixed; GBR) and Osisko Metals (Sunny; OM) stocks seemed unimpressed with the good news from both companies over the past week.

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