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Sep 18, 2017

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Avigilon (TSX: AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX: INE)

By 5i Staff

Technical Analysis on Avigilon (AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (INE)

My main focus is tracing abnormal volatility which flags the potential of momentum coming into an underlying name or sector. As a momentum trader, I rarely look at major indexes, but at small-cap names with high institutional or insider ownership. This is because small cap names offer many advantages to traders. One being that they tend to move with a greater velocity than large-cap names. This is due to supply and demand...

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Sep 15, 2017

5 from 5i - Performance of risk-on and risk-off assets in times of crisis

By Michael Southern

5 from 5i

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Aug 28, 2017

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Savaria (TSX: SIS), Stella-Jones (TSX: SJ), and AGF Management (TSX: AGF.B)

By 5i Staff

Technical Analysis - Savaria (TSX: SIS), Stella-Jones (TSX: SJ), AGF Management (TSX: AGF.B)

We are excited to introduce our first in a continuing series of pieces surrounding stock ideas generated through technical analysis. In partnership with Dwight over at Set Your Stop, we will be posting some his top TA ideas every two weeks. Subscribe to the blog to get notifications on when his next piece is up and sign up for a free trial if you are not a member to get access immediately.


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Aug 25, 2017

5 from 5i - Risky ETF Misconceptions

By Michael Southern



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Aug 24, 2017

Some of our favourite stocks as seen on Capital Ideas TV

By 5i Staff

Peter Hodson - Capital Ideas TV

Our Founder and Head of Research, Peter Hodson was recently interviewed on Capital Ideas TV to discuss some of his top picks. 

You can view the entire interview between Peter and Mark Bunting for free here.

Be sure to read our full reports on the companies mentioned in the member's area. If you're not currently a member, you can view them all by signing up for the 1 month free trial.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend. 

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Aug 22, 2017

Join 5i's Head of Research Peter Hodson on BNN today at 1pm EST. Send in your questions!

By 5i Staff

Peter Hodson BNN

Join 5i Research's Head of Research Peter Hodson live on BNN today at 1pm EST.

Tune-in to hear Peter's latest top picks, how the past picks have performed, along with him and his team's latest investing insights.

Submit your questions when he's live by calling BNN's Market Call at 1-855-326-6266, or submit your questions on Twitter by using @marketcall during the interview.

We look forward to your questions!

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Aug 11, 2017

5 from 5i: Increasing Risk When Expected Returns Have Never Been Lower

By Michael Southern

The big news this week comes out of the US, as President Donald Trump said yesterday that his “fire and fury” comments may not have been tough enough, and refused to rule out a preemptive strike against North Korea. The VIX, a measure of market volatility, has surged in price. Behind the scenes there have been a mix of earnings reports this week. Insurers Manulife Financial (MFC) and Sun Life Financial (SLF) reported second-quarter earnings that beat market expectations, benefiting in part from strong growth in Asia. CI Financial (CIX) has reached an agreement to acquire Sentry Investment for $780M in cash and stock, combining two of Canada’s largest independent active asset managers. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) reported a better-than- expected quarterly profit and said it expected to repay more than $5B in debt earlier than it had targeted. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced it has selected Great Canadian Gaming (GC) and Brookfield Business Partners (BBU.UN) to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are five stories we found interesting this week:

  1. Signs of booms and bubbles, and evaluating current markets for these indicators (a longer read)
  2. Money-weighted return: how an active manager can profit when everyone buys the same index
  3. A road map for transitioning to an ETF portfolio
  4. Investment lessons from a quant-icon
  5. Investors try to avoid pain by making these poor behavioural decisions.

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Aug 10, 2017

Canadian Midstream Oil and Gas Stocks - Investing Insights and Industry Analysis

By Michael Southern

Canadian Midstream Oil and Gas Stocks

As many readers know, the Bank of Canada raised its 0.5% benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point on July 12. Markets are pricing in another quarter point hike by the end of the year.

Higher interest rates are often viewed as a positive for sectors like financials and materials but seen as a negative for utility stocks. With that, we will center this iteration of the 5i “Industry-At-A-Glance” blog to discuss the midstream oil and gas industry, which we consider more like a utility stock as opposed to an energy sector stock.

The article will highlight which companies are likely to outperform peers due to their ability to defend share price via dividend growth.

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