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Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – December 15, 2017 - December 15th 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – December 15, 2017



Upcoming Events


With the end of 2017 fast approaching, many investors use the month of December to evaluate and consider tax-loss positions which can be liquidated to create a loss that can then be used to offset the year's capital gains. For 2017, the final day to trade a stock and maintain a settlement date in 2017 is December 27 (Canadian and U.S. markets). It is important to note that the settlement period is now only 2 trading days as opposed to 3 days in years past.


We are always looking for new investment ideas and are open to researching any promising companies discussed in this forum or presented to us via email or phone call. As always, we have a preference for those stocks which are fundamentally sound, undervalued and underfollowed.



Recent Events


Our most recent QIS Capital email update was sent out to subscribers on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. QIS Update #15 included the latest corporate updates from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), plus share consolidation news from Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).


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Market News


This past week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted another gain, adding 8.27 points or 1% to close on Friday at 801.23, its first close above 800 points in over a month. Canada’s most followed index, the S&P TSX Composite, posted gains four out of five days this week, but lost ground overall to record a weekly loss. The TSX Composite shed a combined 54.09 points and closed on Friday at 16,041.98. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average once again posted a weekly gain and recorded a new all-time high. On Dec. 15 the Dow Jones reached 24,688.62 points. For the week, the Dow Jones added 322.58 points and finished at 24,651.74 on Friday.



Bank of Canada leaves door open for more rate hikes despite NAFTA uncertainty


Loonie weakens after surprise drop in manufacturing data

For Trudeau, Alberta's oil emissions deserve scrutiny and restriction, but not Bombardier's


What the proposed new income sprinkling rules mean for you and your business


The week ahead: U.S. decision on CSeries duties; BlackBerry earnings

Canadian Small Caps

Canadian Small Caps

CLICK HERE to view the presentations from the Spring 2016 Small-Cap Conferences.

We are pleased to publish the PowerPoint presentations from The Small-Cap Conferences that were held in Calgary on March 30, 2016 and in Vancouver on May 3, 2016.

We encourage investors to review the presentations and contact the companies with any further questions.

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