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The Canadian insider blog discusses news and insight found among insider and significant shareholder filings in Canada.
Ted Dixon is co-founder and CEO of INK Research. He is the creator of the INK Canadian Insider Index, and is the editor of the daily Morning INK and weekly Market INK reports. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail's Globe Investor pages and has also worked as a part-time lecturer in corporate finance at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Before starting INK, he worked at the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group where his responsibilities included portfolio strategy and product development. He has also been an analyst at the Fraser Institute and a treasury specialist at the TD Bank. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of CFA Vancouver. He holds an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC. Listen to his weekly economic commentary on Vancouver's Roundhouse Radio FM 98.3.
Victor Wong is a business and client development associate at Canadian Insider and an avid market watcher.
Nicholas Winton contributes technical commentaries on the INK Canadian Insider Index. Nicholas also writes the High on the Hog blog.



Resistance at 1282 turns back INK Canadian Insider Index

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 saw recent momentum push its price as much as 11 points higher (reaching as high as 1282.17 on an intraday basis), before strong resistance turned it back by week's end for a loss of 7.3 points and a close of 1263.60.

The Trump rally needs to see leadership switch from Amazon to value stocks

The best bet for the Trump rally to keep its legs is to see value stocks assume market leadership over growth. As I explain in my broadcast this week with Jim Goddard, if investors believe that strong second quarter growth is sustainable, they will see little need to pay premium valuations for stocks like Amazon (Mostly Sunny; AMZN). Instead, they will look for inexpensive stocks that can benefit from wide-spread growth in the economy.

INK Canadian Insider Index falls nearly 2%, closes above 200-day moving average

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK CIN Index appeared to run out of gas and, after stalling at 1308-1311, the Index rolled over and shed 25.82 points or nearly 2%, on its way to close at 1282.96.

Sometimes the bomb might explode without any warning

Updated October 13, 2018 (adds Tiesto video)

In the fallout from the Putin-Trump summit, we heard plenty of comparisons to the Kennedy-Khrushchev summit in 1961 which the then US president described as the "worst thing in my life." While we would be surprised if Mr. Trump felt the same way about the Helsinki summit, the comparisons with 1961 did get us reminiscing about the cold war, perhaps prodded by finding ourselves in the throes of a global trade war.

As Trump plays with trade fire, brace for a hot summer

Perhaps everything is going to turn out just fine. The American tactic of slapping new tariffs on just about every country in the world of consequence could turn out to be a brilliant negotiating strategy. Tariffs could end up forcing America's friends and foes to come to the table to cut historic deals of substance. Canada, Europe, Japan, and Mexico may all agree to lower trade barriers and tariffs on America's terms while Beijing finds common ground on the issue of technology transfer with Washington. This could all turn out to be one big summer of love, albeit tough love.

Happy Canada Day investors! Making sure you get the news that matters

We have rolled out a new press release alert feature for all registered users. All account holders with a Watchlist, including those with a free Basic subscription, can now receive immediate press release alerts for companies on their list. This free service will cover press releases by 8 major newswire providers:

Check out our new free alert service and flash sale

We have rolled out a new press release alert feature for all subscribers. Going forward users with a Watchlist will be able to receive immediate press release alerts for companies on their list. This free service will cover press releases by 8 major newswire providers:

Webinar Replay: Is it Time to Get Back into Canada?

Tune into this exclusive 45-minute webinar replay moderated by Jeff Lucyk, Senior Vice-President and Head of Retail Sales at Horizons ETFs, presented by Ted Dixon of INK Research and Louis Fortin of Inovestor Management Inc.

Is it time to get back into Canada?

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Moderator: Jeff Lucyk, Senior Vice-President and Head of Retail Sales, Horizons ETFs
Presenters: Ted Dixon and Louis Fortin

As insider stocks hit all-time highs, keep an eye on the HII

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index closed at new all-time highs. Despite this strong show of success, the mainstream media would have you believe there is a lack of opportunity in the Canadian market. We saw the same media sentiment back in February when Maclean’s ran a story labeling the Canadian market the worst in the developed world. They blamed a lack of technology stocks.

While more technology stocks would be nice, Maclean’s was wrong. As a member of the Canadian Insider community, I think you will agree with me that opportunity always exists if you know where to look.


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