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First live year: INK Canadian Insider Index beats S&P/TSX Composite by 7.8%

Monday November 16th marked the first full live year of the INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The period was dominated by a collapse in crude oil prices and the stunning fall from grace of Canada's drug giant Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (INK Edge outlook: rainy; VRX). In this down market environment, the INK CIN Index beat the S&P/TSX Composite Index by 7.76% on a total return basis.

INK CIN Index pulls back to lower Bollinger band

Technical Overview by Nicholas Winton, Hedgehog Trader and @HedgehogTrader on Twitter

Thank you for joining us in our weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Since our last update, the CIN Index saw its already waning momentum grind to a halt, resulting in a breakdown below the 1000 support level to 975.

INK Research Announces Semi-Annual Review of the INK Canadian Insider Index

INK Research (INK) has announced changes to the INK Canadian Insider Index as a result of the rules-based semi-annual review. These changes will be effective at the close on Friday, November 20, 2015. In all, twenty stocks were added and dropped. Read the full list here: https://index.inkresearch.com/announce.php?id=5.

The INK Canadian Insider Index includes the top ranked value and momentum stocks on the TSX preferred by insiders. The 50-stock Index constituents are determined using INK Research's proprietary INK Edge ® V.I.P. screening criteria of valuations, insider commitment and price momentum. The Index historically has a mid-cap focus and is rebalanced to equal weight in May and November each year. Additions and deletions to the Index are also made at that time.

Is the INK Canadian Insider Index finding a higher range?

Technical Overview by Nicholas Winton, Hedgehog Trader and @HedgehogTrader on Twitter

Thank you for joining us for our weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Since our last update, the CIN Index has been fairly quiet, initiating only a small rally to its 1020 resistance level before retreating back to its 1000 support. Its technical indicators MACD and RSI read neutral - seemingly waiting for the next market catalyst to drive their direction.

Morning INK Report :: Insiders buying at OrganiGram Holdings

This stock report was originally featured in the Morning INK for subscribers on Oct. 28OrganiGram has subsequently rallied about 100%. Highlights of the report were also published in the Globe and Mail Saturday

Today we look at OrganiGram Holdings (OGI) which, through its subsidiary OrganiGram Inc., is a licensed producer of medical marijuana. The stock set a 52-week low of $0.195 on October 7th, but its fortunes appeared to have pivoted since it began to become clear that the Liberals were moving ahead in the polls prior to the election. The stock is up 81.5% since the 7th, and insiders have been buying as the share price has recovered. Notably, OrganiGram Holdings is Venture exchange listed, while many of its peers are on an alternative exchange.

INK CIN Index once again at important inflection point

Technical Overview by Nicholas Winton, Hedgehog Trader and @HedgehogTrader on Twitter

Thank you for joining us for our weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index.

In our last update, the CIN Index surged to a new multi-week high and looked ready to make a big break out. Instead, the Index reacted as if it had hit a brick wall head-on upon reaching the 1040 resistance level and sank nearly 4% by week's end. As we can see, the red arrows on our chart now indicate 5 or 6 failed attempts to break and hold above 1020/1040 resistance.

Morning INK Report :: CEO buying again at Sabina Gold & Silver

This highlighted stock feature was published before the market open on Oct. 30 for INK Research subscribers.

Today we revisit Sabina Gold & Silver (SBB) which is the top ranked stock in the October edition of our INK Edge Top 40. Gold stocks have made an impressive showing in the list despite strong indications that the Fed wants to raise interest rates in December. Since we last featured it on September 23rd, Sabina Gold & Silver stock is up 58.9%, outperforming the BMO Junior Gold Index ETF (ZJG) and the iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund (XGD) which are up 8.2% and 14.1% respectively. As the stock has surged, the CEO has continued to buy.

CIN Index Stealth Rally Resumes

Technical Overview by Nicholas Winton, Hedgehog Trader and @HedgehogTrader on Twitter

Thank you for joining us in a technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. A week ago, we saw the CIN Index seemingly sag after failing to hold the 1020 level for more than one day. Since then, we can see the Index parlayed its downward force into upside thrust as it bounded off its 50-day moving average, solidly clearing 1020 support.

Ignore unprepared Poloz; flying Financials are a strong bullish signal for the Canadian economy and stocks

As we put together our weekly Monday market comments for INK subscribers, we are focusing on the Financials which have been ripping higher over the past month. The S&P/TSX Financials Index is up 6.5% over the past 30 days. It is often said that a sustainable market rally is not possible without the participation of the Financials, so seeing the group leading the overall market is an encourage sign. The positive price action is supported by our INK Financials Indicator which is signalling that the stocks in the sector put in a significant low in August.

Globe and Mail Number Cruncher: Taking stock of Liberal commitments

What are we looking for?

The Trudeau government was elected on a platform that included more infrastructure investment, tax benefits for middle- and lower-income Canadians as well as improved employment insurance benefits. We are looking for stocks that might benefit from these commitments, notably construction, engineering and retail-oriented names. Rankings are determined by the INK Edge V.I.P. criteria (valuations, insider commitment and price momentum). This is the same approach we apply across the broad market to determine membership for the INK Canadian insider index, which is used by the Horizons Canadian Insider Index ETF (HII).

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