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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.



INK Canadian Insider Index trades in tight range, volatility falls

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The Index traded in a very tight 10 point range between 1174 and 1184 as volatility now seems to have vanished over the last 3 weeks of trading. The Index closed the week down 4 points at 1180.2.

Brace for BC investment climate change as an eco-sovereigntist chill is set to hit

A chill from Victoria is blowing across the BC investment climate. As I discussed on This Week in Money on Roundhouse radio with host Jim Goddard, a change in the weather may well be in store for BC investors (replay below).

Opinion: A BC Liberal government on May 9th is in the national and provincial interest

In my latest interview with Jim Goddard of Talk Digital Network, I highlight the high stakes at play in Tuesday's BC election. From resources to housing, the prosperity of the province, and to a lesser extent Canada, will be shaped by the outcome of the May 9th vote.

INK Canadian Insider Index bases above 1190

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the Index made an initial 14 point stab, up to the 1209.7 level, placing it just 8 points off its 2017 intraday highs. However, the INK CIN could not hold its gains, and by week's end, it shed 3.8 points to close at 1191.70.

Canadian prosperity on the line as Poloz plays with housing fire

In our most recent market update to clients and my regular interview with Kirk Lapointe on Monday, I explained that the Bank of Canada needs to start talking about normalizing interest rates, because the economy is now growing and the rationale for having ultra low rates is evaporating. Indeed, we saw insiders anticipate the recovery in Western Canada during last fall's rebalancing of the INK Canadian Insider Index when the index make-up tilted towards Energy and Canadian retail names.

Sound bites: Three missiles too far?

While investors are once again fixating on the upcoming March 15th Fed meeting, they should also be paying attention to a high level meeting likely taking place in Tokyo on the same day. Next Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to start his northern Asian tour in Japan. Following his stop in Japan, over the following days he is expected to head to South Korea and China, in that order. A key topic will be North Korea which fired at least four missiles towards Japan earlier this week.

Sound bites: Insiders run to resources as geo-tensions rise

On Tuesday, the world will get the first serious insight into the Trump administration's priorities when the president addresses a joint session of congress. We got a hint of what may be in that speech when the New York Times wrote Sunday that the president will be asking for a major jump in defence spending. That news comes on the heels of further reports on the weekend from Reuters that China is investing heavily in naval capabilities to beef up its territorial claims in the South China and East China seas.

BNN Notes: Key Market Trends & The Insiders

Before appearing on BNN's Business Day AM with Amber Kanwar and Jon Erlichman today, we wrote up a note for the show covering some key trends in the market and how insiders are positioning themselves. The background note was fairly extensive and we couldn't possibly cover it all in 7 minutes on television. But, I thought it would be worth sending the material to our readers because it covers a lot of ground, focusing on both institutional and speculative situations in the market.

The replay of the interview is now on the BNN website. If you missed the interview, you can watch it here:

INK Canadian Insider Index: set to 'wow' from a bullish double bottom?

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Early last week, the Index continued to trade in a tight range and then on Wednesday dipped to 1180 or 8 points short of its 50-day moving average (1172) before closing strongly near the day's highs. By doing so, the Index is carving out a double bottom pattern and so far this has been confirmed, for the Index went on to gap up and rise 13 points or over 1% over the last 2 days to close at 1200.27 for 7 point gain on the week. The Index's latest chart action is starting to look very promising indeed.


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