Bill Carrigan, Technical Analyst, Getting Technical Info Services
FOCUS: Technical Analysis
Technical analysis gets into trouble when the art form migrates from the study of stocks, commodities and currencies and into the price forecasting of the major stock indices such as the S&P/TSX Composite, the S&P500 or the NASDAQ Composite. That is because technical studies do not work because a major stock index is a basket of diverse sectors (like financial, energy or consumer) that – for the most part – do not advance and decline at the same time. The great dot-com bust of 2000-2002 was a non-event if you owned financial and energy stocks.
CAE Inc. (CAE.TO) $16.65
An over-looked play on exposure to military and commercial aerospace with positive relative performance vs. the TSX Comp.
BMO Equal Weight Banks Index ETF (ZEB.TO) $23.46
A basket of the big six Canadian banks. No bull market can operate without participation – or leadership - from the financial sector.
Major Drilling Group International Inc (MDI.TO) $7.00
A mining lagging bellwether and an overlooked beneficiary of a base metal recovery.
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF (XMA.TO)
- Then: $10.92
- Now: $13.15
- Return: +20.42%
- TR: +20.42%
BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Index (ZIN.TO)
- Then: $18.25
- Now: $20.09
- Return: +10.08%
- TR: +10.69%
CAE Inc (CAE.TO) $16.65
- Then: $14.95
- Now: $16.44
- Return: +9.97%
- TR: +9.97%
Total Return Average: +13.69%