As I have done a few times in the past, I’d like to open the floor to “Ask me anything” on the subject of investing, risk management, portfolio management and technical analysis. I’m good with broad-sector questions, questions about various international markets, or questions about individual commodities. Also happy to address and asses the potential of asset classes like bonds.
This blog is primarily technical analysis in nature, but for the “Ask me Anything” blog you can also ask fundamental analysis questions, and I’ll get Craig Aucoin (resident CFA for ValueTrend) to inject his two cents worth.
Please don’t ask about individual stocks as I’m trying to keep the questions interesting to most readers. The exception might be in massively followed stocks like the FAANG’s. Better to ask about stock sectors sectors, world markets, asset classes, commodities, etc. For example: Cannabis, gold, European markets, banks, the tech sector, oil, transports, long bonds, etc. Or you might just have questions on technical/fundamental analysis rules, or unique strategies like hedging or stop loss rules, etc.
You can ask as simple a question as you wish. Trust me – there is no dumb question, and I will assure you that others may be afraid to ask the very question you poise, and would appreciate the answer. But feel free to ask the hard stuff too! I’ll do my best to get as many questions covered as I can.
I will post the answers next Tuesday August 18th.
Deadline for submitting questions is midnight Monday August 17th.
Good Long term dividend equities that are off the well traveled.
For those of us looking to live on our dividends in retirement what is your opinion long term on a financial fund as SBC (Class A shares) that holds the big 6 banks.
Over the past 5 years their chart follows pretty well dead on with the ZEB benchmark you use.
If it would continue to chart like the banks, would their very high dividend of 10 cents per share remain safe as the banks in general?
Would this one be good for those of us who manage our monthly cash flow by managing our dividend portfolios. Looking for High dividend equities where we can manage our income in this way.
To be used within a portfolio of 12 regular equities such as pipelines etc.
Hi Ron–I answered this question in my prior reply. As noted–the dividends are safe for now–but things can change. We own banks in our income platform and do not feel the dividends are in danger.
May i please have your opinion on the Canadian banks……….
Is there a website where I can track how much money the Canadian government is printing/electronically creating on a regular basis over the past months and years? Thank you.
Scott- I will answer this one here as its an easy one: Go to this website for the CDN debt clock. There is also a USA version of it: https://www.debtclock.ca/
What do you think about Canadian dollar value to USA Dollar. I think it will be around 0.70 USA.Appreciated your feedback. Regards.
What do you think of the oil and gas sector for a short term trade?
My question is what are the best levels to implement stop loss–curret low-current opening,yesterday low,yesterdays ,closing,weekly low.weekly closing. I want to select the one that is hard to reach and keep my loss at minimum. I trade technical analysis. And what is best way to trade iof mkt goes against technical analysis’ levels-daily,weekly or current?
Hi Tejinder. I wrote a big ‘ol blog on this very subject! Here is the link – I think you will find it answers your question:
Re: Gaps: I recall you covering SPY gaps in one of your previous blogs. I noticed that there have been four gaps within the last five months, July 31, May 15, April 3 and March 23. It appears to be unusual in a short period of time.
Do you think these gaps will be filled or part filled.
If so, is it prudent to buy some SPY puts for a trade?
With the S&P 500 setting new all-time highs (intraday) this week are you ready to put your remaining cash into the market? Or still not convinced this rally is for real?
My question involves covered calls. I have sold many covered calls over the last several years. Most expire worthless. Are most of the buyers of calls( and puts) retail investors or does the option exchange get involved in providing a market for them? if so, since option buyers often lose, where do the funds for this market come from? are there enough funds from the option commissions to cover this need?
Thanks for your continuing very helpful comments and occasional rants!!… John
I’ve got 2 questions.
1. How much weight do you put on gap fills? In my limited chart watching I have noticed for instance that if a stock pops up and creates a gap it tends to get filled later at some point. It might take a couple years or a couple weeks. The inverse seems to be true for gap downs. This seems more of a technical approach of which I have limited knowledge.
2. This one is on currency hedging. ETF’s often have cdn dollar hedge and non hedging. Do you think it wise to overweight the hedged etfs when the cdn dollar is low ie. In the 60s and then overweight the non hedged when the cdn dollar is high, say in the 90s? vs. USD.
thanks for the free blog it is much appreciated.
I’ve been watching Udemy & MasterClass videos about T.A… 2 questions for you :
1- What do you know / think of the Heikin-Ashi chart method?
2- How do you feel about Fibonacci? It mostly seems like mumbo-jumbo to me.
Do you like physical silver or silver miners at this point?
Hi, could you look into sports betting stocks? In the US states are opening up and betting is a big business, like draft kings and others, is this too high a risk or can we make some profit on this trend?
Is Gold a good hedge for the equity markets? The miners dipped in March along with the equity markets but have beat the equity markets in the last six months and one year periods.
If the equity markets go down is there still room for bonds (TLT) to run?
I am a trend follower and i bought plug power and would like to know at what price it is a sell. Thank you
As noted in the writeup, I don’t plan on doing individual stock commentaries for any but a few very significantly followed stocks (eg FANGS) – if I do any.
Hi Keith, did you end up addiing to your xgd position?
Buffett jusst got into the gold game. What do you make of that or what would suspect his reasons after not being a fan all this time?
Chris in Jordan.
We continue to hold about 6% in that ETF–havent added any yet
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