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Weekly Summary - QIS Blog - December 28, 2018 - December 28th 2018



Weekly Summary - QIS Blog - December 28, 2018

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

In what will be our final blog post of 2018, we'd like to wish all of our subscribers and readers a very Happy New Year and all the best to everyone in 2019!!

 

Any trading conducted on Friday, Dec. 28 or on Monday, Dec. 31 will be treated as a 2019 trade with the settlement date officially landing in Jan. 2019.

 

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

 

It was a quiet month on the news front as we watched the markets deliver one of the worst Decembers on record. The most recent email update issued by QIS Capital was sent out to subscribers on November 26, 2018. QIS Update #19 included the latest news from Deer Horn Capital (DHC:CSE), and Q3 results from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #19: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-19-2018-ntg-clarity-networks-releases-q3-financial-results-while-deer-horn-capital-cites-key-report

 

 

An updated QIS Capital Feature Company Profile dated Nov. 23rd for Deer Horn Capital (DHC:CSE) has recently been uploaded to the QIS Capital website.

 

Profile link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/deer-horn-capital-inc-dhc-cse

Direct to PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/mfVKRtGv/DHC1811.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 10-15 email updates per year.

 

Market News

 

The final week of trading in December was a partial week due to Christmas Day in Canada and the USA and Boxing Day in Canada. For the first time in a couple of months, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a gain on the week, but not before falling to a new 52-week low on Christmas Eve. The TSX Venture Exchange reached 528.53 points on Monday before turning things around and posting a gain on each of the three trading days this week. In total, the TSX Venture increased by 21.89 points, finishing at 552.09. Canada's benchmark stock index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, also reached a new 52-week low on Monday before climbing back to post a weekly gain. The Monday low was 13,776.88 points, but the weekly gain was 286.56 points overall. On Friday, the TSX Composite closed at 14,222.00 points. Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average regained some losses starting on Wednesday immediately after the index hit a fresh 52-week low of 21,712.53 points. In all for the week, the Dow Jones added a combined 617.03 points to close on Friday at 23,062.40.

 

 

'Don't do it': Trump's criticism of central bank could backfire, warns former vice-chair

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-december-28-2018-1.4953902/don-t-do-it-trump-s-criticism-of-central-bank-could-backfire-warns-former-vice-chair-1.4959918

 

International trade in 2018: making sense of a 'tarrifying' year

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/2018-review-mcgregor-1.4952059

 

This is why gas prices are expected to be the highest they've been since 2014

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/this-is-why-gas-prices-are-expected-to-be-the-highest-they-ve-been-since-2014-1.4233451

 

Canadians say paying down debt is top priority in 2019

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canadians-say-paying-down-debt-is-top-priority-in-2019-poll-1.1188243

 

Canada's rig count drops more than 50% in 2 weeks

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-rig-count-drops-more-than-50-in-2-weeks-1.1188771

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.

www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.php
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