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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.
 
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Nicholas Winton contributes technical commentaries on the INK Canadian Insider Index. Nicholas also writes the High on the Hog blog.

 

 

Warming up to bad news stocks

In my Thursday interview with Jim Goddard, I try to answer the question is now a time to hitch a ride on the polar bear value express? While stock valuations have improved on the recent pullback, we still do not believe it is a slam dunk to jump on board yet. With the US market trading like an emerging market, something has changed.

Is it time to jump on board the polar bear value express?

Updated - Stocks have been falling along with valuations, so is it time to hitch a ride on the polar bear value express? That's the question we asked in the final 2018 edition of the Market INK report.

As the central banking hoax is exposed, don't fight the tape

The public should soon catch on to central banking failures suggests Bob Hoye from ChartsandMarkets.com. In another fascinating interview with Jim Goddard, Hoye calls out central bankers for implementing policies based on theories that do not work. In the meantime, stocks look like they are in the early stages of a bear market, but a bounce is due.

Click to listen to Bob Hoye's December 21st broadcast

Short interest back on the rise at Aphria

The short interest in Aphria (Mixed; APHA) jumped in mid-December according to data released this morning by IIROC. The number of shares reported shorted jumped by 5,737,929 to reach 10,446,157 as of December 15th.

MacBeth: Every hard landing starts as a soft landing

Hilliard MacBeth, author of When the Bubble Bursts, points to something big happening in the Canadian housing market. For real estate flippers and Liberal Party of Canada politicians, that is probably not a good thing. In an exclusive interview with HoweStreet.com available on Canadian Insider, MacBeth alerts Canadians that mortgage growth has fallen to dangerous levels.

Insider sentiment signals US stocks still likely to get cheaper

American insider sentiment is climbing which suggests the trend is for stocks to become cheaper. That is good news for investors with patient cash and looking for bargains, but bad news for long bulls who hunger for a quick turnaround in stocks.

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Insiders bet the market is too cold on American Hotel Income REIT

Insider buying is starting to jump on the back of the recent sell-off. In fact, there are so many stocks making our INK Edge screens, we will not have the time to cover them all in the morning report by year's end. So, make sure to keep an eye on our INK Edge feature updated on the website early every morning. One stock where insiders are buying big is American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (Mostly Sunny; HOT).

Double trouble for cannabis stocks? Double down on REITs?

Last Wednesday in an a post, we noted that our 30-day Pharmaceuticals Indicator had peaked on Tuesday. As it turned out, the indicator has since moved back up and peaked again. This adds an extra degree of uncertainty to the prospect that a base for the group may have been established. Once the 30-day indicator moves below the 60-day indicator we will have a bit more confidence that investor anxiety has settled down in the space.

 

Celente predicts more protests and stock market trouble ahead

The anti-establishment movements such as what we have seen in France and Italy are growing and will continue into the New Year says Gerald Celente from the TrendsJournal.com. In a wide ranging interview with Jim Goddard on This Week in Money, Celente also suggests weakness in the housing market is a bad omen for the entire economy.

INK Canadian Insider Index Freefalls 3.1%

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 resumed its rapid downhill sleigh ride.  The Index opened lower last week and after being unable to break above 1050, continued to head down, influenced by world market weakness and tax loss selling (which ends December 27th for Canadian stocks).  The Index tumbled 32.71 points for a 3.1% loss.

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