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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.



Insights: Contrarians start to nibble

In our latest Insights newsletter, we tackle the uncertainty surrounding the Wuhan Coronavirus by looking at some contrarian activity that has come across our screens. Our video clip of the week features a stock that is positioned to make the most out of oil price volatility. Meanwhile, we are off to the races with our insider of the week. Click here to read.

New on INK Ultra Money Free: Alt oil

This week on INK Ultra Money Free we released two video report summaries featuring stocks which take an alternative approach to making money from energy. In Making money in the oil patch darkness INK looks at recent insider buying at Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B).

The bright side of oil's slide

When we highlighted the stock in our February 4th report, it had just pulled back from an all-time high.

INK Canadian Insider Index moves to quarterly rebalancing

INK Research has updated the INK Canadian Insider Index methodology to change the rebalancing frequency from semi-annual to quarterly. The change is being made to in order to measure insider reactions to changes in economic and geo-political events more quickly.

Ultra Money Free: Thomas Kaplan makes the case for gold

Billionaire Dr. Thomas Kaplan argues that the macro and micro stars are aligning for a golden opportunity in gold over the next five years. We revisit this free Real Vision video where Drew breaks down Kaplan’s conversation with Dan Tapiero to dig up a few nuggets of wisdom. It's an engaging video which aired in December and preceded gold's recent move higher.

Kaplan: Central banks are the ultimate insider buyers (watch the video)

Kaplan has a major investment in NovaGold Resources (NG) via his Electrum Strategic Resources L.P. So far, the billionaire's big bet is paying off.

Video summary and report: Insiders are fired up at Maxim Power

Watch the video summary of the January 23rd INK Morning report which appeared this weekend in our Globe and Mail's Who is Buying and Selling feature. The report highlights recent insider activity at Alberta power producer Maxim Power (MXG) and takes a look at what could generate higher returns for the stock going forward.

Did Jerome Powell just give the green light to inflation averaging?

Yesterday, I reviewed Wednesday's Fed rate decision and press conference with Jim Goddard on Key topics included the positive outlook for gold, the USMCA opportunity for contrarians, the role the Fed seems to be playing in financing the US deficit, and a big potential policy shift in H1 that could have big implications for Canadian stocks.

Insights: Crude could crush Powell's inflation agenda

In our latest Insights newsletter, we focus on the crude inflation challenge facing the Federal Reserve which is set to release its next policy statement on Wednesday January 29th. Our feature video of the week is a contrarian idea that could potentially gain traction with investors in a downturn and our insider of the week has an out-of-consensus view on Canadian natural gas. Read our latest here for free.


INK Ultra Money Free: Is it time to order flowers for the global economy?

1. 2020 Market Outlook with Raoul Pal - Real Vision (free)

 Raoul Pal, Real Vision CEO and The Global Macro Investor (GMI) joins Ed Harrison to share his views on the state of the business cycle, fixed income and credit markets and more. Raoul was negative on the global economy last summer. Markets and sentiment have bounced back but he is doubling down big time on his bearish view (bullish if you are a bond investor). He believes this extended business cycle is in deep trouble and he provides his take on the best way to position for a major economic contraction this year. The interview took place on January 16th.

Manufacturing sends a warning

It is not all doom and gloom on Real Vision today. Michael Kantrowitz, chief investment strategist at Cornerstone Macro, explains why Pal's take on manufacturing data may be wrong.

Friday on INK Ultra Money Free:

Today on INK Ultra Money Free we visit James Bay in Quebec where Azimut Exploration (AZM) has been actively exploring using big data. The stock soared on Tuesday on the back of encouraging maiden drilling results from its Elmer project. In this short and free INK Research video, we explain what is driving the excitement in the stock and area again.

Insights: As the bond market snoozes, commodity prices are flying

Will soaring commodity prices wake up the bond market? We tackle that question in our first Insights newsletter for the year. Our broadcast of the week challenges the anti-fossil fuel mantra of many in the environmentalist movement and our insider of the week is a mining entrepreneur who keeps on building. Click here to read for free.



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