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Weekly Sound Bite: Stocks showing possible breakout and Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Report has a glaring omission

Toronto stocks appear to be at a decision point of having to pick between a breakout or breakdown. Both the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) and S&P/TSX Composite indices have been flirting with their 200-day moving averages for some time. As we start the trading day Thursday, it looks like stocks want to move higher with both indices trading above their long-term averages. In fact, the INK CIN Index has closed above its 200-day average for 3 days in a row.

Canadian Insider Index approaches decision point

The INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index has shed 7 points or about 1% since our last update, not a major development, since the Index has trended sideways, close to its 200 day moving average, for several weeks.

INK Edge April Top Gold & Precious Metals: Juniors shine as Fed shifts to avoid a Riksbank scenario

Our latest Gold Top 20 is now out. While most of the stocks on the list have already appeared in this month's INK Edge Top 40, this month's Gold Top 20 is a must read for those investing in the junior market. It may well be our most important commentary yet, following up on our November report which foreshadowed the massive move we have seen in the S&P/TSX Venture Index.

Weekly Sound Bite: Looking for signs that the global economy may surprise on the upside

For the past year or so we have been getting used to bad news on the world economy with the IMF, OECD, and the Fed taking a downbeat view on world growth, particularly China. However, North American insiders have not been so negative recently.

Turning pet rocks into golden opportunity

On July 17th of last year, a Wall Street Journal blogger wrote that gold was little more than a pet rock. While that blog post did not mark the exact bottom in major gold stocks, it was pretty close. Since the pet rock story was published, the iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund ETF (XGD) has advanced more than 30%. While a period of consolidation cannot be ruled out after such a run, insiders are signalling that mining stocks are where the biggest gains could be made over the next year or so.

INK Canadian Insider Index perks up after a rest!

The INK CIN Index may have gained a meagre 3 points to 1004.26 since our last update, but further analysis provides several reasons for renewed optimism as this new week opens.

Weekly Sound Bite: The loonie goes out like a lion

It took longer than I expected, but the loonie is now trading about one U.S. cent higher than when Justin Trudeau took over as Prime Minister on November 4th of last year. On Thursday the Canadian dollar was worth 77.11 U.S. cents according to Thomson Reuters data. So can Justin Trudeau and his Finance Minister Bill Morneau take credit for the loonie's comeback?

INK Canadian Insider Index retreats from resistance

Last week, the Canadian Insider Index was unable reverse the downside momentum we highlighted in our previous update, and investors saw the Index tumble 19 points or nearly 2%.

INK Canadian Insider Index: the pause that refreshes or time for a rest?

Last week, the INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index was guns blazing hot after a 120+ point rise off its January lows, and it first made a couple of failed attempts to clear the 1000 level before finally succeeding. However, the 1010-1015 level put up another roadblock on two more occasions, and the Index ended up closing at 1001.51. With that close, the Index was down 5 points over the past week.

Is the INK Canadian Insider Index set to eclipse its 200-day moving average?

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. In our previous update on Feb 28th, the INK CIN Index turned on the jets and clocked a one week gain of 1%, powering through 970 resistance. Last week, the Index maintained its high velocity and tacked on a further 31 points, registering a closing price of 1006.69 for a blistering gain of 3.1%.

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