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INK Canadian Insider Index beat the S&P/TSX Composite by 5% annually

Over the years, at INK we have been sharpening our focus on insider commitment: the amount of stock that public company officers and directors are buying and holding. Insider commitment forms the foundation of the rules-based INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Our index process equally considers insider commitment with valuations and price momentum to identify 50-stocks which as group should offer attractive opportunity in the Canadian market.

Does it work? Or as a Globe and Mail writer recently asked when looking at the Horizons Cdn Insider Index ETF (HII) which uses the index, is it a solid strategy or gimmick? Instead of relying on opinion, let's look at the data.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Vision Risk

There has been building enthusiasm towards stocks focused on or even having exposure to blockchain technologies or cryptocurrencies. Last week, Bitcoin made a new high of over US$7,000, up from just under US$1,000 at the end of last year. While we do not have an insider sentiment indicator on the group, it is worthwhile for investors, speculators or those thinking of speculating in this space to have a sense of some insider dynamics going on within the Bitcoin community.

INK Canadian Insider Index continues pause above 1260

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 took a pause from its multi-week rally and closed down 0.17 points to close at 1264.03.

INK Canadian Insider Index erupts to new highs at 1273.62

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 surged yet higher, notching a brand new all-time high at 1273.62 before closing at 1264.74 with a gain of 11.5 points.

INK Canadian Insider Index hits new all-time high at 1261.23

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 continued its nearly two-month-long uptrend and on Wednesday, the INK CIN leapt to a brand new all-time high at 1261.23 before settling at 1253.33 at week's end for a gain of 5 points.

Sound Bites: the case for inflation and Canadian stocks

In my interview this week with Jim Goddard at Howestreet.com, I make the case that increases in government spending may wake the inflation bear out of its hibernation. In such an environment, the Canadian stock market could do quite well.

INK Canadian Insider Index closes at new all-time high at 1248.05

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The INK CIN Index added another 2.5 points to close at a new all-time high of 1248.05.

INK Canadian Insider Index rumbles to all-time highs at 1245.73

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week was another strong one for the INK Canadian Insider Index, as stacked up another 10.6 points to reach yet another all-time high, at 1245.73.

Interview: Time to buy Kirkland Lake Gold?

Kirkland Lake Gold (KL) continues to rank highly our INK Edge V.I.P. screens of value, insider commitment and price momentum. It is the largest stock in our INK October Top 20 Gold Report grabbing the number 7 spot. I recently discussed our take on the company with Sara D’Elia at TD Money Talk.

INK Canadian Insider Index surges 1.7% to new all-time highs!

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the Index continued to bubble higher still, rising 21 points or 1.7% to close at 1235.14, a mere 0.36 points below its all-time closing high achieved on Thursday.

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