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By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 20 7:37:30AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – November 17, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With recently released financial results, the QIS Capital Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) will soon be updated to include the latest profitable quarter.

 

Although we just recently issued a QIS Capital Email Update, the next QIS Capital Update will soon be compiled and sent out free to our subscribers.  We typically send out 1-2 email updates each month.  It is free to sign up!

 

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 15-25 email updates per year.

 

 

Recent Events

 

Our most recent QIS Capital email update was sent out to subscribers on November 16, 2017.  It included all the third quarter results for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V). 

 

Link to QIS Update #14:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-14-2017-third-quarter-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks-and-qis-discontinues-coverage-on-blue-river-resources  

 

 

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.

 

 

Market News

 

While the TSX Venture Index was up on the week, both the TSX Composite and Dow Jones retreated. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 2.87 points to close on Friday at 799.35.  Canada’s primary index, the S&P TSX Composite, closed back below 16,000 points most of the past week and experienced its first weekly decline in 10 weeks.   The TSX Composite shed 40.69 points this week to close on Friday at 15,998.57.  South of us in the United States,  the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its second consecutive weekly loss, closing lower by 63.97 points.  The Dow Jones finished at 23,358.24 points on Friday.  

 

 

Loonie hits two week low as slowed inflation temper expectations for rate hike http://www.bnn.ca/loonie-hits-two-week-low-as-slowed-inflation-temper-expectations-for-rate-hike-1.918412

 

More than half of all sales in Canada still done in cash, Bank of Canada survey finds

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-cash-king-1.4405237

 

How social media has made investing harder, RBC's robo move, and the calm before the storm

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36984424/

 

The fear is back: Oil anxiety surcharge returns as tensions mount in the Middle East again

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/the-fear-is-back-oil-anxiety-surcharge-returns-as-tensions-mount-in-the-middle-east-again

 

The week ahead: Nebraska votes on Keystone XL; Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping season http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-nebraska-votes-on-keystone-xl-black-friday-kicks-off-holiday-shopping-season-1.918628


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Nov 14 8:58:46AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – November 10, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

The next QIS Capital Update will soon be issued via email to our subscribers.  We typically send out 1-2 email updates each month.  It is free to subscribe!

 

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 15-25 email updates per year.

 

 

Recent Events

 

Our most recent QIS Capital email update was sent out to subscribers on October 23, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #13:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-13-2017-ntg-clarity-networks-secures-$45-million-contract-and-opawica-explorations-management-changes

 

The Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity Networks was recently updated and posted online.

 

Main NTG Clarity page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

PDF copy of Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/29LQDrXM/NCI1710.pdf

 

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.

 

Market News

 

The primary Canadian indexes that we follow in the blog were both up this week, while the Dow Jones posted a weekly loss for the first time in a couple of months.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 4.50 points to close on Friday at 796.48.  Canada’s primary index, the S&P TSX Composite, remained above 16,000 points all week and experienced its ninth consecutive weekly gain by adding 19.10 points to close on Friday at 16,039.26.  Earlier in the week on Wednesday, Nov. 8,  the TSX Composite reached an all-time high of 16,118.45 points.  Down in the United States,  the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped an 8-week streak of gains, closing lower by 116.98 points this week.  The Dow Jones finished at 23,422.21 points on Friday.  However, despite the weekly loss, the Dow Jones did set another new all-time high this week by reaching 23,602.12 during Tuesday trading.  

 

 

Loonie holds near 2-week high on rise in oil, weaker greenback

http://www.bnn.ca/loonie-holds-near-2-week-high-on-rise-in-oil-weaker-greenback-1.911758

 

Canada Pension Plan assets inch up to $328.2B

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cppib-mark-machin-1.4396701

 

Life after NAFTA: Canadian businesses start to plan for bleak new trade reality

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/nafta-peter-armstrong-1.4393021

 

Five market surprises that left us shaking our heads this week

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-market-surprises-that-left-us-shaking-our-heads-this-week

 

The week ahead: NAFTA round 5 begins; GE holds investor meeting

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-nafta-round-5-begins-ge-holds-investor-meeting-1.911901


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 6 10:30:27AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – November 3, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With recent news from several QIS Capital Feature Companies, the recently updated NTG Clarity Networks company profile will be followed by some more up-to-date profiles that will soon be completed and posted to the website.

 

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 October 23, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #13:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-13-2017-ntg-clarity-networks-secures-$45-million-contract-and-opawica-explorations-management-changes

 

The Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity Networks has recently been updated and posted online.

 

Main NTG Clarity page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

PDF copy of Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/29LQDrXM/NCI1710.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

Each of the three major indices we track in this section of the weekly blog were up again as North American markets continued to reach new heights.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 4.60 points to close on Friday at 791.98.  Canada’s primary index, the S&P TSX Composite, broke 16,000 points for the first time and experienced its eighth consecutive weekly gain by adding a total of 66.65 points to close on Friday at 16,020.16.  Earlier in the week on Wednesday, Nov. 1,  the TSX Composite reached an all-time high of 16,105.88 points.  South of the border,  the Dow Jones Industrial Average also moved higher for the eighth week in a row, adding 105.00 points during the week to finish up at 23,539.19 points on Friday.  The Dow Jones set a new all-time high again this week by hitting 23,557.06 during Friday trading.  

 

S&P/TSX composite breaks through 16,000 mark for the first time

http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/s-p-tsx-composite-breaks-through-16-000-mark-for-the-first-time-1.3654591

 

Canadian economy added 35,300 jobs last month

http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canadian-economy-added-35-300-jobs-last-month-1.3661963

 

The trouble with capital gains taxes, and why we're likely still stuck with them

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-trouble-with-capital-gains-taxes-and-why-were-likely-still-stuck-with-them

 

Personal Investor: 2018 TFSA limit boils down to politics

http://www.bnn.ca/personal-investor-2018-tfsa-limit-boils-down-to-politics-1.904857

 

The week ahead: Trudeau, Trump visit Asia; earnings continue

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-trudeau-trump-visit-asia-earnings-continue-1.905132


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 30 9:23:59AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – October 27, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With recent news from several QIS Capital Feature Companies, the recently updated NTG Clarity Networks company profile will be followed by some more up-to-date profiles that we'll soon be completing and posting to the website.

 

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 October 23, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #13:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-13-2017-ntg-clarity-networks-secures-$45-million-contract-and-opawica-explorations-management-changes

 

The Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity Networks has recently been updated and posted online.

 

Main NTG Clarity page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

PDF copy of Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/29LQDrXM/NCI1710.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

While the TSX Venture Index was actually off slightly on the week, both the TSX Composite and Dow Jones reached new all-time highs.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was nearly flat on the week, giving up just 2.13 points to close on Friday at 787.38.  Canada’s most followed index, the S&P TSX Composite, experienced its seventh consecutive weekly gain by adding a total of 96.29 points, closing on Friday at 15,953.51.  Earlier on Friday, the TSX Composite reached 15,963.60 points, which was an all-time record high for the index.  Meanwhile, in the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also moved higher for the seventh straight week, adding 105.56 points during the week to finish up at 23,434.19 points on Friday.  The Dow Jones set a new all-time high again this week by hitting 23,485.25 points on Tuesday, October 24.  

 

S&P/TSX composite hits new record high

http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/s-p-tsx-composite-hits-new-record-high-1.3651427

 

Canadian dollar recovers from 3-month low as oil rises

http://www.bnn.ca/canadian-dollar-recovers-from-3-month-low-as-oil-rises-1.897911

 

A timing tip for AI investments, a tough week for Roots, and how to choose the Robo for you

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36711208/

 

Bank of Canada leaves interest rate unchanged

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/bank-of-canada-leaves-interest-rate-unchanged

 

The week ahead: Poloz meets lawmakers as earnings season rolls on

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-poloz-meets-lawmakers-as-earnings-season-rolls-on-1.898118


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Oct 24 10:43:08AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – October 20, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

QIS Update #13 is being compiled and is expected to be sent out to investors within the next few days.  This upcoming update will include the latest news from  NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

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 October 10, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #12:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-12-2017-newlox-gold-ventures-adds-staff-and-opawica-explorations-postpones-drilling  

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

This past week, while the Dow Jones and TSX Composite indices delivered gains, the TSX Venture Composite was down.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index decreased by a total of 7.93 points on the week to close on Friday at 789.51.  The TSX Venture touched 799.95 on Monday, which was its highest level in 4 months.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite, experienced its sixth consecutive weekly gain by adding a combined 50.05 points, closing on Friday at 15,857.22.  On Friday, the TSX Composite reached 15,880.67 points, which was its highest level since February 2017.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also moved higher for the sixth straight week, adding 456.91 points during the week to finish up at 23,328.63 points on Friday.  The Dow Jones set a new all-time high again this week by hitting 23,328.84 points on Friday, October 20.  

 

 

Two hard lessons of investing, avoid this pot ETF, and why Trump doesn't deserve credit for the market rally

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36637773/

 

Widespread backlogs hamper CRA streamlining, frustrate taxpayers

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-delays-are-tremendous-widespread-backlogs-hamper-cra-streamlining-frustrate-taxpayers

 

Predictions of October rate hike by Bank of Canada weaken amid economic uncertainty

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/predictions-of-october-rate-hike-by-bank-of-canada-weaken-amid-economic-uncertainty

 

Canada annual inflation rises to 1.6% in Sept. on gasoline, food costs

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-annual-inflation-rises-to-1-6-in-sept-on-gasoline-food-costs-statscan-1.890703

 

The week ahead: Bank of Canada rate decision, Morneau's fall economic update

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-bank-of-canada-rate-decision-morneau-s-fall-economic-update-1.890932


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Oct 10 9:46:17AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – October 6, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

QIS Update #12 is being compiled and is expected to be sent out to investors within the next few days.

 

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 September 15, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #11:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-11-2017-the-latest-corporate-updates-from-newlox-gold-ventures-ntg-clarity-networks-and-and-opawica-explorations

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

This past week, each of the three indexes that are tracked in this section delivered a gain and each reached new multi-month highs.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased by a total of 7.09 points on the week to close on Friday at 788.32.  The TSX Venture touched 789.22 on Friday, which was its highest level since mid-June 2017.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite, experienced its fourth consecutive weekly gain by adding a combined 93.38 points, closing on Friday at 15,728.32.  On Thursday, the TSX Composite reached 15,787.25 points, which was its highest level since April 2017.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also moved higher for the fourth straight week, adding 368.51 points during the weekto finish up at 22,773.67 points on Friday.  The Dow Jones set a new all-time high again this week by hitting 22,777.04 points on Thursday, October 5.  

 

Canada adds 10,000 jobs in September

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-september-1.4343274

 

Growth stocks may be shining, but value managers will have their turn in the sun again

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/growth-stocks-may-be-shining-but-value-managers-will-have-their-turn-in-the-sun-again

 

Here's the hot Canadian oil play you probably never heard about

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/heres-the-hot-canadian-oil-play-you-probably-never-heard-about

 

Why active managers are getting revenge, pot stocks hot again, and an all-new model dividend portfolio

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36501045/

 

The week ahead: NAFTA round 4 begins, Sears Canada back in court

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-nafta-round-4-begins-sears-canada-back-in-court-1.877731


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 2 9:01:54AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – September 29, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As discussed over the past few weeks, the Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary is scheduled for November 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre.  We've been contacting and receiving interest from several companies and will provide a list of participants once everything is finalized.  If you would like to attend this year's conference, registration is now available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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 September 15, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #11:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-11-2017-the-latest-corporate-updates-from-newlox-gold-ventures-ntg-clarity-networks-and-and-opawica-explorations

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

This past week, each of the three indexes that are tracked in this section delivered a gain, most notably the TSX Composite Index, which reached a 4-month high.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased by a total of 3.13 points on the week to close on Friday at 781.23.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite, experienced its third consecutive weekly gain by adding a combined 180.71 points, closing on Friday at 15,454.23, its highest closing level since mid-May 2017.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also moved higher for the third straight week, adding 55.50 points during the course of the past five trading days to finish up at 22,405.09 points.  

 

 

4 tweaks Ottawa could make to settle nerves around proposed tax changes

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tax-fairness-tweaks-morneau-1.4312374

 

Canada's GDP unchanged in July, ending eight month streak of gains

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-gdp-july-1.4312987

 

The close: TSX notches 4-month high; gains 2.8% for month

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/market-updates/the-close-tsx-notches-4-month-high-gains-28-for-the-month/article36437255/

 

Picking stocks is hard. It’s even harder with growth

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/picking-stocks-is-hard-its-even-harder-with-growth/article36432456/

 

The week ahead: Tax reform consultation period ends; Trudeau meets with premiers

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-tax-reform-consultation-period-ends-trudeau-meets-with-premiers-1.870923


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 25 11:40:28AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – September 22, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

As discussed in past weeks, the Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary is planned for November 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre.  We've been getting some initial interest from several companies and will post a schedule of events once everything is finalized.  If you would like to attend this year's conference, registration is now available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #11 was sent out to subscribers early on September 15, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #11 link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-11-2017-the-latest-corporate-updates-from-newlox-gold-ventures-ntg-clarity-networks-and-and-opawica-explorations

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

 

Market News

 

This past week, both the Dow Jones and TSX Composite posted a gain while the TSX Venture index posted a marginal loss.  Over the past five trading days, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index shed a total of 1.56 points to close on Friday at 778.10.  Canada’s primary benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite, delivered a second consecutive weekly gain by adding a combined 281.20 points, closing on Friday at 15,454.23.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched new all-time high levels on four consecutive days between Monday and Thursday, reaching as high as 22,419.51 points.  The Dow Jones finished on Friday at 22,349.59 points, which was a gain of 81.25 points over the prior week's close.  

Inflation heats up to 1.4% in August, pushed higher by gasoline, airfares

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-statscan-august-1.4301987

 

OPEC says winning battle to end oil glut

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/opec-meeting-oil-glut-1.4302364

 

Inflation and the new economic order, a wine stock to savour and the wide-ranging outlooks for the loonie

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36319948/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

 

Warren Buffett is about to win ‘The Bet’ — and there’s a lesson there

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/better-to-bet-with-buffett-than-against-him-barry-ritholtz

 

The Week Ahead: NAFTA round 3, Alibaba hits Toronto

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-nafta-round-3-alibaba-hits-toronto-1.863991


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 18 9:07:55AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – September 15, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

The Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary is planned for November 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre.  Registration is now available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #10 was sent out to subscribers early on September 15, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #11 link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-11-2017-the-latest-corporate-updates-from-newlox-gold-ventures-ntg-clarity-networks-and-and-opawica-explorations

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

This past week, each of the indices that we track in this section posted a gain.  Over the past five trading days, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added a combined 7.67 points to close on Friday at 779.66.  Canada’s primary index, the S&P TSX Composite, bounced back from a Sept. 8 closing level of less than 15,000 points.  The TSX Composite gained 187.71 points on the week to finish on Friday at 15,173.03.  In the United States, despite the impact of Hurricane Irma, the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered five consecutive days of gains during the week and soared to a new all-time high of 22,275.02 points.  The Dow Jones finished on Friday at 22,268.34 points, which was 470.55 points higher than last week’s close.  

Oil punches through $50 US a barrel as world demands more crude

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-price-september-1.4289573

 

Canadians' debt-to-disposable income load climbs in Q2

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/debt-income-ratio-1.4291294

 

CAA says 10,000 people may be affected by Equifax hack

http://www.moneysense.ca/news/caa-says-thousands-may-be-impacted-by-equifax-hack/

 

Is this market heading for a cliff? Mixed signals suggest its time to be wary

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/is-this-market-heading-for-a-cliff-mixed-signals-suggest-its-time-to-be-wary

 

How to determine what's a 'cheap' stock, a lumber investment option, and the sectors getting a boost from Canada's economy

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36242450/

 

The Week Ahead: Fall session of Parliament begins; Fed rate decision

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-fall-session-of-parliament-begins-fed-rate-decision-1.857689


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 11 9:08:51AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – September 8, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

We are in the process of compiling the next QIS Update to be sent out to subscribers soon.  A couple of QIS Capital’s Feature Companies have recently issued news releases with key operational updates.

 

The Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary is planned for November 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre.  Registration is now available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) recently announced an extension to its credit facility.

 

NTG Clarity news link: https://www.thenewswire.com/archives?id=Av7FeO0E

 

 

QIS Capital Update #10 was sent out to subscribers on August 17, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V), and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #10 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-10-2017-corporate-updates-from-fairmont-resources-newlox-gold-ventures-and-opawica-explorations-q2-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

Following the Monday holiday that saw all major Canadian and U.S. markets closed, each of the indices that we track in this section of the blog was in a loss position at the end of the week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index shed a combined 6.43 points to close on Friday at 772.02 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite, delivered losses each day this week, losing a total of206.28 points to finish at 14,985.32 points.  South of the border as the United States awaits another massive storm to reach Florda, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also posted a lower weekly close.  The Dow Jones finished on Friday at 21,797.79 points, which was 189.77 points lower than last week’s close.  

 

 

Gold hits its highest value in a year: Time to add it to your portfolio?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gold-portfolio-1.4279555

 

Loonie jumps to highest level in 2 years as Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate again

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-rate-decision-1.4276837

 

Canada added 22,000 jobs last month, jobless rate ticks down to 6.2%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-august-1.4280446

 

Dividend equities enter choppy waters, a lithium stock play, and what the BoC rate hike means for investors

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article36182068/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

 

The Week Ahead: Apple's product launch, Home Capital Buffett vote

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-apple-s-product-launch-home-capital-buffett-vote-1.851139

 

  

Company to Watch

 

Keep an eye on Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE) currently $0.06.  The company has completed a $1 million revenue sharing agreement, is currently upgrading its processing circuit, has installed a new on-site laboratory to ensure tight control over feedstock grades and processing efficiencies, and is nearing the recommencement of small-scale gold production.

 

The company will likely never be a larger scale producer, but with gold prices of over US$1350 per oz, an abundance of readily available stockpiles, and a small and efficient production circuit, Newlox is looking to become a highly profitable producer with a goal to generating profits and dividends for its shareholders. 

 

Newlox currently has a market capitalization of just $3.6 million.  We should be seeing additional news on the facility upgrades and production commencement in the coming weeks.

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or 4,566,398 shares of Newlox Gold Ventures Corp., and 1,551,000 shares of NTG Clarity Networks Inc.  QIS Capital may have a financial relationship with these companies and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright © 2003 - 2017 QIS Capital Corporation.


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Sep 3 8:56:46PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – September 1, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

The Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary is planned for November 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre.  Registration is now available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

We are in the process of updating a few of the QIS Capital Feature Company profiles for the website and we will keep you informed as these updated versions get finalized and posted online.

 

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

 

Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE) released an operations update this week which we will include in the next QIS Update that will be sent out to subscribers.

 

LUX news link: https://www.thenewswire.com/archives?id=k98Fyebe

 

 

QIS Capital Update #10 was sent out to subscribers on August 17, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V), and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #10 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-10-2017-corporate-updates-from-fairmont-resources-newlox-gold-ventures-and-opawica-explorations-q2-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

It was a green week as each of the three market indices that we track in this section of the weekly blog was higher. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index gained 8.98 points during the week to close on Friday at 778.45 points.  Canada’s most-followed index, the S&P TSX Composite, delivered a second consecutive weekly gain, adding 135.61 points on the week to finish on Friday at 15,191.60 points.  South of us in the United States, with the Hurricane Harvey aftermath dominating the week’s news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also posted a higher weekly close.  The Dow Jones finished on Friday at 21,987.56 points, which was 173.89 points higher than last week’s close.  

 

 

Loonie jumps to highest point since 2015 as traders bet rate hike is coming next week

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-dollar-oil-1.4271691

 

Gasoline prices expected to continue to rise over Labour Day long weekend

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gasoline-prices-harvey-canada-1.4271767

 

Why a market fall may not be inevitable and other thoughts for investors on the run

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/why-a-market-fall-may-not-be-inevitable-and-other-thoughts-for-investors-on-the-run

 

Gold Pops To 11-Month High after Downbeat U.S. Jobs Report

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews/2017/09/01/gold-pops-to-11-mo-high-after-downbeat-u-s-jobs-report/

 

The Week Ahead: NAFTA renegotiations Round 2, Conservative caucus, BoC Rate Decision

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-nafta-renegotiations-round-2-conservative-caucus-1.845130


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 21 7:47:32AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – August 18, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

 

As mentioned, we have been looking into some potential date options for a Fall 2017 Small-Cap Conference in Calgary.  Right now, it’s looking like November 14 will be the date for our next evening conference in Calgary at the Coast Plaza.  We will update you again once it’s finalized and posted on the conference website.

 

We are in the process of updating a few of the QIS Capital Feature Company profiles for the website and we will keep you informed as these updated versions get finalized and posted online.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #10 was sent out to subscribers on August 17, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V), and Opawica Explorations (OPW:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #10 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-10-2017-corporate-updates-from-fairmont-resources-newlox-gold-ventures-and-opawica-explorations-q2-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

This week, the TSX Venture Index posted a gain while the TSX Composite and Dow Jones both experienced losses.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index came back this week, adding a combined 6.95 points to finish on Friday at 769.76 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite fell again this week, reaching its second lowest level of 2017.  In all, the TSX Composite Index shed 81.05 points to close on Friday at 14,952.33 points, its first close below 15,000 since late November 2016.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to reach any new highs this week, and after down days on Thursday and Friday, the index had an off week.  The Dow Jones closed on Friday at 21,674.51 points, which was 183.81 points lower than the prior week.  

  

Canada's annual inflation rate rises to 1.2% in July

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-cpi-july-1.4252545

 

Financial markets reflect risk aversion after Spain attacks

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/financial-markets-friday-1.4252510

 

Four new strategies you can use this year to get ahead of Ottawa's proposed tax changes

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/four-new-strategies-you-can-use-this-year-to-get-ahead-of-ottawas-proposed-tax-changes/wcm/75554169-be45-45ff-956b-13321b0a5d85

 

How fund managers deal with career risk, why it's time to sell this rising miner, and a new ETF player

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35998142/

 

The Week Ahead: Bank earnings begin, Home Capital hearing

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-bank-earnings-begin-home-capital-hearing-1.833557


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 14 8:29:54AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – August 11, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

We've initiated some inquiries with our Calgary conference facility regarding some Fall 2017 date options for a Small-Cap Conference in Calgary this year.  We will keep everyone posted as we continue planning out this event.

 

While the summer months are typically quite slow on the news front, there have been some developments announced by a few of our feature companies.  Accordingly, we are working on the compilation of our next QIS Update to send out to subscribers.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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 email update, QIS Capital Update #9, was sent out to subscribers on July 21, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

QIS Update #9 link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-9-2017-the-latest-news-from-blue-river-resources-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

During the shortened 4-day trading week in Canada, the TSX Composite Index recorded four consecutive losing sessions while the TSX Venture Index also posted a loss.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index lost a combined 2.87 points on the week to finish on Friday at 762.81 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, was also down.  The TSX Composite decreased by 224.59 points to close on Friday at 15,033.38 points, its second lowest closing level of 2017.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hot a new all-time high on Tuesday of 22,179.11 points.  However, the Dow Jones was down on the week, closing on Friday at 21,858.32 points, which was 234.49 points lower than the prior week.  

  

Stock market fears subside as loonie strengthens against greenback

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-currency-dollar-loonie-1.4244153

 

Small business owners say they are unfairly targeted by proposed tax changes

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tax-angry-business-loopholes-morneau-tax-consultations-income-sprinkling-passive-investment-income-1.4242280

 

Why we're always in unprecedented times, a beaten down tech stock, and beware of the risks you can't see

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35918896/

 

August, when all the traders take off and the market blows up

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/august-when-all-the-traders-take-off-and-the-market-blows-up/article35965653/

 

Gimme shelter: What investors can expect from the week ahead

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/gimme-shelter-what-investors-can-expect-from-the-week-ahead/wcm/e46b71f8-b3e3-42e2-b62d-3d480b1fcfd7


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Aug 8 7:56:39AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – August 4, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

  

While the summer months are typically quite slow on the news front, there have been some developments announced by a few of our feature companies.  Accordingly, we are working on the compilation of our next QIS Update to send out to subscribers.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #9 was sent out to subscribers on July 21, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

QIS Update #9 link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-9-2017-the-latest-news-from-blue-river-resources-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

Heading into the Canadian long weekend, the TSX Composite realized a weekly gain while the TSX Venture index was off slightly.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index recorded a small loss this week, shedding 6.89 points to close on Friday at 765.68 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, generated a positive return for the week.  The TSX Composite increased by 129.32 points to close on Friday at 15,257.97 points.  South of the border in the United States, despite non-stop political turmoil, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to soar.  The benchmark U.S. index closed out at an all-time high on Friday and is riding a 9-day winning streak.  The Dow Jones ended the week at 22,092.81 points, its new 52-week high, after adding a total of 262.50 points over the course of the week.  

 

Canada adds 11,000 jobs in July, jobless rate ticks down to 6.3%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-july-economy-1.4235084

 

Allan Lanthier: Morneau turns to class warfare to justify a massive attack on high earners

http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/allan-lanthier-morneau-turns-to-class-warfare-to-justify-a-massive-attack-on-high-earners/wcm/46fd67e6-50a6-4f7a-817f-193922f15085

 

OPEC and Big Oil thought they had 50 years. At best they have a decade

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/1412412/wcm/5e4cb33d-2ad2-4445-a260-96677f938b6a

 

Supplements, Snap and housing stats: What investors can expect from the week ahead

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/supplements-snap-and-housing-stats-what-investors-can-expect-from-the-week-ahead/wcm/ce3ca59f-c5eb-42ad-8a2b-90d2636cdae4

 

Keeping pace with momentum investors, ignoring the VIX and why it may be time to buy Canadian

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35863322/


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Jul 30 9:07:44PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – July 28, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

While the summer months are typically quite slow on the news front, there have been some developments announced by a few of our feature companies.  Accordingly, we are working to update the corresponding Company Profiles for those companies which have had recent news.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #9 was sent out to subscribers on July 21, 2017.  It included all of the latest announcements from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

QIS Update #9 link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-9-2017-the-latest-news-from-blue-river-resources-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

This past week, the Canadian dollar reached two year highs while the Dow Jones set more all-time highs.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index recorded another gain this week, adding 11.62 points or 1.5% to close on Friday at 772.57 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, reported a loss on the week.  The TSX Composite fell by 54.48 points to close on Friday at 15,128.65 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set another all time high on Friday of 21,841.18 points before ending the day at its highest ever close of 21,830.31 points.  For the week, the Dow Jones added a total of 250.24 points.  

  

Loonie shoots higher as oil rises, economy posts strong growth

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-dollar-stock-markets-1.4226883

 

Canada's GDP expanded by 4.6% in the year up to May, strongest pace in 17 years

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-gdp-may-1.4225650

 

Feds start fiscal year with modest surplus, but big spending on the horizon

http://globalnews.ca/news/3631879/federal-budget-surplus/

 

Pot investing pitfalls, profiting on FAANG and how to survive an increasingly complex financial world

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35827051/

 

The week ahead: Earnings blitz continues; Canadian jobs data

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-earnings-blitz-continues-canadian-jobs-data-1.816362


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 17 8:13:57AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – July 14, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

QIS Update #9 is in draft form as we ready our next email for issuance to all of our subscribers.  There has been some more news released from our Feature Companies and we’ll be incorporating that into the next update.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V) issued a news release on July 12, 2017 regarding the commencement of drilling at Okalla West gold target.

 

BXR news: http://blueriv.com/assets/docs/nr/2017-07-12_NR.pdf   

 

QIS Capital Update #8 was sent out to subscribers on June 30, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

View this update online at:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-8-2017-including-recent-news-from-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

This past week, the Canadian markets experienced the first central bank rate hike in seven years and a 52-week high for the Canadian dollar.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was fairly flat this week, but eked out a small gain of 2.30 points to close on Friday at 757.52 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, also generated a gain this week, bouncing back from 2017 lows last week.  In all, the TSX Composite Index added 147.65 points to close on Friday at 15,174.81 points.  South of the border in America, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit fresh all-time highs again this week and settled on Friday at its highest ever closing level.  The Dow Jones gained 223.40 points this week, reaching a high of 21,681.53 on Friday before finishing the week at 21,637.74 points.  

  

Bank of Canada raises interest rate for 1st time in 7 years to 0.75%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-canada-interest-rate-monetary-policy-1.4200814

 

Loonie tops 79 cents US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-loonie-markets-1.4205857

 

The Bank of Canada is behind the curve, so get ready for more rate hikes

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/david-rosenberg-the-bank-of-canada-is-behind-the-curve-so-get-ready-for-more-rate-hikes/wcm/e813f4d6-7511-43dd-98a2-698dc97911b0

 

The art of execution in investing, the tech stock of the future, and how to benefit from higher rates

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35663048/

 

The Week Ahead: U.S. rolls out NAFTA plan; Rogers earnings

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-u-s-rolls-out-nafta-plan-rogers-earnings-1.804940


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 10 9:18:50AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – July 7, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

Another QIS Update is in draft form as we ready our next email for issuance to all of our subscribers.  There has been some more news released from our Feature Companies and we’ll be incorporating that into the next update.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) resumed trading on July 4 after being halted on June 30 pending news.  The following news link provides some more details on the Spanish court decision that was announced this past week.

 

FMR news:  https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/27784/Fairmont-Resources-Inc.-Announces-Litigation-with-Eureka-Trading#.WWAYFlGQzcs 

 

QIS Capital Update #8 was sent out to subscribers on June 30, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

View this update online at:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-8-2017-including-recent-news-from-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

Canadian and US markets both had a holiday this week resulting in a shortened trading week.  The two Canadian indices we track both reach new 2017 lows, while the Dow Jones delivered a gain on the week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index traded down during each of the four trading sessions this week and on Friday, the index fell to its lowest point of 2017.  In total, the TSX Venture lost 11.52 points or 1.5% to finish the week at 755.22 points.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, also gave up ground this week, trading below 15,000 points for the first time since November 2016. In all, the TSX Composite lost 155.03 points to close on Friday at 15,027.16 points, its lowest close of 2017.  In America, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 64.71 points this week, finishing on Friday at 21,414.34 points.  

 

TSX near eight-month low as soft oil, rate hike outlook dents risk appetite

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/tsx-at-near-eight-month-low-as-soft-oil-rate-hike-outlook-dents-risk-appetite/wcm/cff6c5c6-af01-4ebe-8376-68e69e0253d8

 

Proposed mortgage rules aim to reduce financial risk in Canada's hot housing markets

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ofsi-mortgage-rules-1.4194012

 

How Canada's weak-dollar strategy flopped—and then backfired http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/philip-cross-how-canadas-weak-dollar-strategy-flopped-and-then-backfired/wcm/8e41e47f-eacb-4c5e-aee3-4a7acde2ae1d

 

Globe Investor: The Week Ahead

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/market-updates/calendar-what-investors-need-to-know-for-the-week-ahead/article35576872/


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Jul 4 3:12:45PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – June 30, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

There has been quite a bit of new out from QIS Capital’s Feature Companies as of late.  Accordingly, we’ll be incorporating this news into the next version of each company’s corporate profile.  As these Feature Company Profiles get updated, we will post links to the latest versions.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

QIS Capital Update #8 was sent out to subscribers on June 30, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), and Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE).

 

View this update online at:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-8-2017-including-recent-news-from-fairmont-resources-lingo-media-and-newlox-gold-ventures

 

 

QIS Capital Update #7 was issued on June 23, 2017 and included news from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

View the update at:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-7-2017-the-latest-news-from-blue-river-resources-fairmont-resources-and-ntg-clarity-networks

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

Now that we are into the summer trading months with June 2017 coming to a close, it’s fitting that each of the three of the North American indices that we track posted losses this week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index traded down into the low 760s this week, levels not seen since the final week of December 2016.  In total, the TSX Venture index shed 10.51 points on the week to close on Friday at 766.74, its lowest Friday close of 2017.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, also gave up ground this week.  In all, the TSX Composite lost 137.37 points to close on Friday at 15,182.19 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 45.13 points this week, finishing on Friday at 21,349.63 points.  

  

With optimism at 6-year high, businesses expect higher sales and more hiring

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-canada-business-sentiment-1.4185791

 

Loonie continues climb, tops 77 cents US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dollar-markets-oil-1.4186754

 

Who wins and who loses when the Bank of Canada raises rates

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/who-wins-and-who-loses-in-the-event-of-a-rate-hike-from-the-central-bank/wcm/e87fb6b8-99be-411a-8f46-25d2565ab308

 

How investors should handle cold stocks in Canada's hot economy

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/how-investors-should-handle-cold-stocks-in-canadas-hot-economy/wcm/9cacd196-6770-45bb-970d-053ec6bd3d95

 

Don't believe the rate hype, why this railway's stock is sagging, and the top 1,000 stocks https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35487397/

 

BNN: The Week Ahead

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-canadian-jobs-data-trade-balance-1.793413


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 26 11:38:32AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – June 23, 2017 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We’ve been researching a little bit more in the oil and gas sector this week and may look at putting a research report together on a Canadian listed junior oil and gas company. 

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on June 23, 2017 with the latest news from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

View the update at:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-7-2017-the-latest-news-from-blue-river-resources-fairmont-resources-and-ntg-clarity-networks 

 

 

The QIS Capital company profiles for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) have recently been updated and posted in the Feature Companies section of the website.

 

FMR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

FMR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/F3MNhjnm/FMR1706.pdf 

 

NCI Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

NCI Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/qT6YXp8x/NCI1706.pdf 

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

All three of the North American indices that we track posted gains this week, albeit very small increases for the Dow Jones and TSX Venture Composite.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index halted its multi-week slide with a slight gain.  In total, the TSX Venture index added 1.34 points on the week to close on Friday at 777.25.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, bounced back from its 2017 lows set last week.  For the week, the TSX Composite gained 127.02 points to close on Friday at 15,319.56 points.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached new heights again this week, setting another new all-time high of 21,535.03 points on June 20.  The benchmark US index was almost flat this week, adding 10.48 points.  The Dow Jones closed on Friday at 21,394.76 points.  

 

Canadians owe more than $1.7T, up 7% in past year, Equifax says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/equifax-credit-debt-1.4175029

 

Inflation rate cools to 1.3% in May as food prices now cheaper than a year ago

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/food-inflation-1.4174700

 

Stop using your TFSA to frequently trade stocks — the CRA may see it as taxable business income

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/stop-using-your-tfsa-to-frequently-trade-stocks-the-cra-may-see-it-as-business-income/wcm/81e56526-d089-4321-833c-8730b06ccd5c

 

The device that will change your life, a TFSA GIC mistake to avoid, and what Buffett saw in Home Capital

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35443966/

 

BoC can 'take its sweet time' raising rates with slowing inflation

http://www.bnn.ca/boc-can-take-its-sweet-time-raising-rates-with-slowing-inflation-1.787100


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 19 10:09:27AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – June 16, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

We have a QIS Capital Update #7 draft underway which will be sent out to subscribers soon.  This update will incorporate the latest news from our group of Feature Companies.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

The QIS Capital company profiles for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) have recently been updated and posted in the Feature Companies section of the website.

 

FMR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

FMR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/F3MNhjnm/FMR1706.pdf 

 

NCI Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

NCI Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/qT6YXp8x/NCI1706.pdf 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on June 1, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

View the update at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-6-2017-fairmont-resources-corporate-update-and-q1-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

  

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

This week, the Dow Jones continued to set new highs while the TSX Composite retreated back to levels not seen since December 2016.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a loss for the third week in a row, reaching levels not seen since the first week of January.  In all, the venture index shed 15.29 points to close on Friday at 775.91.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, traded as low as 15,077 points this week, a level not seen since early December 2016.  For the week, the TSX Composite lost 280.67 points to close it out at 15,192.54 points.  South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to move higher, setting another new all-time high of 21,391.97 points on June 14.  The benchmark US index added a total of 112.31 points on the week, closing on Friday at 21,384.28 points, its highest ever closing level.  

  

Canadian home sales in May mark biggest monthly drop since 2012

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/real-estate-crea-may-1.4161744

 

The rules for coming clean with the taxman are about to tighten, and here’s what you need to know

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/the-rules-for-coming-clean-with-the-taxman-are-about-to-tighten-and-heres-what-you-need-to-know

 

Remember mortgage-backed securities? Why it’s smart to worry about the risks of ETFs now

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/etfs/remember-mortgage-back-securities-why-its-smart-to-worry-about-the-risks-of-etfs

 

Why investment risk is everywhere, a stock that's a licence to print money, and the odd path of the loonie

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35305777/

 

Loonie strengthens as Bank of Canada rate hike chances increase, oil rises

http://www.bnn.ca/loonie-strengthens-as-bank-of-canada-rate-hike-chances-increase-oil-rises-1.780972


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 12 9:58:13AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – June 9, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The QIS Capital Feature Company profile for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) is in the process of being updated with the company’s latest news announcements.  We'll inform everyone once the new version of this profile is posted online.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

The QIS Capital company profile for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) has been updated and posted in the Feat Companies section of the website.

 

NCI Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

NCI Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/qT6YXp8x/NCI1706.pdf 

 

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on June 1, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

View the update at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-6-2017-fairmont-resources-corporate-update-and-q1-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

  

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

During the trading week that was highlighted by the James Comey Senate hearing in the U.S., large cap markets continued to push forward while the TSX Venture index lost some ground.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index delivered a loss for the second week in a row, losing 9.78 points to close on Friday at 791.20.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, ended up slightly higher after this week’s trading.  The TSX Composite added 30.46 points to close out the week at 15,473.21 points.  Down in the United States, during a hectic week in the political world, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to break out into uncharted territory, setting another new all-time high of 21,305.35 points.  The benchmark US index added a total of 65.68 points on the week, closing on Friday at 21,271.97 points, its highest ever closing level.   

 

Tax Freedom Day today means we're finally working for ourselves, Fraser Institute claims

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tax-freedom-day-1.4151593

 

Five signs of investor fatigue, from excessive short-termism to the pot bubble bursting

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-signs-of-investor-fatigue-from-excessive-short-termism-to-the-pot-bubble-bursting

 

Growing gap between market winners and losers is good news for active management

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/growing-gap-between-market-winners-and-losers-is-good-news-for-active-management

 

Investment diary advice, Amazon at $1,000 means nothing, and why you need to prepare for the downturn now

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35230178/

 

The Week Ahead: Fed and BoE rate decisions

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-fed-and-boe-rate-decisions-1.774809

 

 

 

Company to Watch

 

 

Siyata Mobile (SIM:TSX-V) recently presented at our May 4th conference in Vancouver when the company was trading at $0.435 per share.  The company has since announced a series of news releases including a new vendor agreement on June 8 that resulted in a share price as high as $0.72/share.

 

News Release: http://www.siyatamobile.com/news/vendor-agreement-receives-first-po-leading-global-two-way-radio-vendor/

 

Summary:

 

SIM signed a vendor agreement and a PO from a "leading global 2-way radio vendor"
 

SIM will provide this vendor with both its rugged devices and commercial vehicle devices ‎with PoC (push-to-talk-over-cellular) capabilities to the vendor's enterprise and government customers
 

Recall SIM has an agreement with PoC vendor Kodiak, a private company who is very strong in the carrier channel.  Therefore this new deal provides a complementary channel for SIM. Also recall in May 2017, Motorola Solutions (MSI) announced it will be acquiring Kodiak.  No terms disclosed.
 

PoC (push-to-talk-over-cellular) i.e. instant communication, like a walkie-talkie, may be the killer app to catalyse sales of the company’s flagship products.
 

The number of commercial vehicles with two-way radios that need PTT (Push-to-Talk) compatible devices in Canada and the U.S. is of ~12M. Clearly, a massive potential install base, and these devices sell at a higher price point at $500–$800 each, implying a market opportunity of ~$5.5 billion.
 

Ruggedized handsets with PoC (Push-to-Talk over Cellular) capabilities, the market of the Uniden U620, are estimated to reach 5.6-million units by 2019. With a $300 ASP, this implies a $1.7-billion TAM by 2019.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 5 9:36:16AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – June 2, 2017

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The QIS Capital Feature Company profiles for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) are both in the process of being updated with each company releasing news in the past week.  We'll inform everyone once the current versions of these profiles are posted online.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on June 1, 2017 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

View the update at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-6-2017-fairmont-resources-corporate-update-and-q1-results-from-ntg-clarity-networks

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

During this past trading week, the Canadian indices had a full week of trading while the US markets were closed on May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index broke its streak of 3 weekly gains in a row, losing 7.61 points to close on Friday at 800.98.  Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index, traded up 120 poiints on Thursday and held on for a weekly gain of 25.82 points to close out the week at 15,442.75 points.  South of the border, during a week that saw the USA pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took off on another run and set a new all-time high of 21,225.04 points.  The benchmark US index added 126.01 points on the week to close at 21,206.29.  

  

Trump's decision on the Paris accord and what it means for the oilpatch

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trump-paris-hurts-canada-yes-or-no-1.4141809

 

Loonie expected to dip, then stabilize in next 12 months

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-outlook-1.4141257

 

Grains of sand: How fracking has caused a surge in demand for one of the world’s oldest commodities

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/grains-of-sand-how-fracking-has-caused-a-surge-in-demand-for-one-of-the-worlds-oldest-commodities

 

Diversify your portfolio now, avoid regret later

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/should-i-bank-on-the-big-five-to-underpin-my-rrsp/article35194273/

 

The Week Ahead: BoC financial system review, U.K. election, Comey testifies

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-boc-financial-system-review-u-k-election-comey-testifies-1.768903


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 29 9:00:19AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – May 26, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

There will likely be another QIS Update issued during the week of May 29 - June2 as we are expecting some news from a couple of QIS Feature Companies.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into. 

 

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

 

Several profiles have been posted within the past week or two and we’ve linked to these profiles below.

 

 

OPW Profile page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/opawica-explorations-inc-opw-tsx-v

OPW Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/kQVptdT7/OPW1705.pdf

 

NCI Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

NCI Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/YC29PxLy/NCI1705.pdf

 

LM Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v

LM Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/YfBFyzJN/LM1705.pdf

 

BXR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/blue-river-resources-ltd-bxr-tsx-v

BXR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/7PZcdRYh/BXR1705.pdf

 

FMR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

FMR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/DKJcxyRL/FMR1705.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

During this holiday shortened trading week, the TSX Venture Index posted a gain, albeit a very small one, for the third consecutive week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 1.69 points to close on Friday at 808.59.  On Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index fell by 41.53 points to close out the week at 15,416.93 points.  South of us in the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back significantly this week, closing back above 21,000 points.  The benchmark US index added 275.44 points on the week to close at 21,0808.28.  

  

OPEC decision stabilizes oil prices, but for how long?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/opec-dwarkin-oilpatch-1.4130323

 

A minority government in British Columbia means political risk just skyrocketed for resource projects

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/a-minority-government-in-british-columbia-means-political-risk-just-skyrocketed-for-resource-projects

 

David Rosenberg thinks stocks are ‘supremely overvalued’

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/david-rosenberg-thinks-stocks-are-supremely-overvalued

 

The most dangerous thing your broker can say, a stock to avoid, and why investor complacency is alarming

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35095976/

 

Why the Bank of Canada needs to prepare Canadians for rate hikes

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/why-the-bank-of-canada-needs-to-prepare-canadians-for-rate-hikes/article35140041/


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday May 23 10:57:13AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – May 19, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

Looking ahead for the rest of 2017, we’ll be conducting a little more independent stock research with the intent to produce and issue some more Independent Research Reports on some of the quality companies that we look into.  Updates will be provides as we progress and start compiling some new research.

 

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

 

Several profiles have been posted within the past week or so and we’ve linked to these profiles below.

 

 

OPW Profile page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/opawica-explorations-inc-opw-tsx-v

OPW Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/kQVptdT7/OPW1705.pdf

 

NCI Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

NCI Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/YC29PxLy/NCI1705.pdf

 

LM Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v

LM Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/YfBFyzJN/LM1705.pdf

 

BXR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/blue-river-resources-ltd-bxr-tsx-v

BXR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/7PZcdRYh/BXR1705.pdf

 

FMR Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

FMR Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/DKJcxyRL/FMR1705.pdf

 

 

The Spring 2017 Vancouver Small-Cap Conference took place on Thursday, May 4.  For those unable to make the event, the conference presentations are now available for viewing online at www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

For the second week in a row, the TSX Venture Index posted a gain while the TSX Composite and Dow Jones each lost ground.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 13.26 points to close on Friday back above 800 points at 806.90.  On Canada’s benchmark index, the S&P TSX Composite Index fell by 79.42 points to close out the week at 15,458.46 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 370 points on Wednesday, its largest 1-day drop in about 8 months,  largely due to the U.S. political controversy that hit the newswires this week.  The US index recovered some ground on Thursday and Friday to close at 20,804.84 points.  In all, the Dow Jones shed 91.77 points on the week.  

  

Loonie tops 74 cents as oil rises above $50 US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-dollar-oil-1.4124648

 

Canada's inflation rate steady at 1.6% in April

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-april-food-gas-1.4123165

 

Are stock markets losing faith in Donald Trump?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/donald-trump-stock-markets-1.4121456

 

Why you can’t always get what you want when it comes to small cap stocks

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/why-you-cant-always-get-what-you-want-when-it-comes-to-small-cap-stocks

 

Think twice before betting against the crowd, stocks to profit from virtual reality, and the lure of bonds

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article35013853/


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 15 7:48:10AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – May 12, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

In addition to the new company profile that was recently issued and discussed in the section below, several of QIS Capital's Feature Company profiles were updated recently and will soon be posted on the website at www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

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

 

This past week, a QIS Update was issued introducing our latest Feature Company, Opawica Explorations Inc. (OPW:TSX-V).  The original email update and corporate profile are linked to below.

 

Link to QIS Update with New Feature Company: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-capital-new-feature-company-opawica-explorations-inc

 

OPW Profile page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/opawica-explorations-inc-opw-tsx-v

 

OPW Profile PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/kQVptdT7/OPW1705.pdf

 

 

The Spring 2017 Vancouver Small-Cap Conference took place on Thursday, May 4.  The investor turnout was great and the company lineup was very strong this year.  We appreciate the support of all of our attendees and presenters! 

 

For those unable to make the event, the conference presentations are now available for viewing online at www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

This week, the TSX Venture Index gained ground while the TSX Composite and Dow Jones each posted a loss.  After three consecutive weekly losses, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has posted a gain this week.  In total, the TSX Venture added 11.92 points to close on Friday at 796.64.  On the other hand, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down this week, dropping 44.16 points to close out the week at 15,537.88 points.  South of the border in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed up a couple of weeks of solid gains with a loss.  In all, the Dow Jones shed 110.33 points to close out the week at 20,896.61 points.  

  

'A very disheartening day': Most of Canada's regulators abandon plan to put your financial interests first

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/financial-best-interest-standard-financial-regulators-1.4110767

 

From too many securities to incorrect sector allocation, here are five mistakes in most investor’s portfolios

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/from-too-many-securities-to-incorrect-sector-allocation-here-are-five-mistakes-in-most-investors-portfolios

 

Getting rich off oil ain’t what it used to be

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/joe-chidley-getting-rich-off-oil-aint-what-it-used-to-be

 

Why you should stay away from the ‘sell in May’ strategy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/why-you-should-stay-away-from-sell-in-may/article34973638/

 

The Week Ahead: Retail earnings blitz

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-retail-earnings-blitz-1.750298


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 8 9:21:46AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – May 5, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

QIS Capital will be introducing a new Feature Company within the next week.  Stay tuned for more details as we are currently in the process of creating a new company profile.

 

In addition, several of the QIS Capital Feature company profiles were updated this week and will soon be posted on the website at www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

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

 

The Spring 2017 Vancouver Small-Cap Conference took place on Thursday, May 4.  The investor turnout was great and the company lineup was very strong this year.  We appreciate the support of all of our attendees and presenters! 

 

For those unable to make the event, the conference presentations are now available for viewing online at www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.

 

Also this past week, QIS Update #5 was issued highlighting the recent financial results released by Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #5: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-5-2017-lingo-media-reports-2016-annual-financial-results-and-ntg-clarity-networks-files-2016-annual-financial-statements

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

Market News

 

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has posted its third consecutive weekly decline after losing 25.05 points to close on Friday at 781.72 points.  Thursday's close of 774.07 points marked the exchange's lowest close since Jan. 3, 2017.  Elsewhere in Canadian trading, the S&P TSX Composite Index was near;y flat this week, dropping just 4.09 points to close out the week at 15,582.04 points.  South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed up last week's big gains with another gain this week, closing back above 21,000 points for the first time since March 3.  In total, the Dow Jones added 66.43 points to close out the week at 21,006.94 points.  

  

Canadian oil and gas could trump Donald Trump in NAFTA talks

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/canadian-oil-and-gas-could-trump-donald-trump-in-nafta-talks-derek-burney

 

The loonie ‘has no friends’ and for contrarians, that could mean it’s time to buy

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/the-loonie-has-no-friends-and-for-contrarians-that-could-mean-its-time-to-buy

 

You’ve filed your tax return — now here’s what happens if you get audited

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/youve-filed-your-tax-return-now-heres-what-happens-if-you-get-audited

 

The secret of great investors, be wary of TSX bank stocks, and a way to profit from a housing downturn

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34894642/

 

The Week Ahead: B.C. election, Home Capital earnings

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-b-c-election-home-capital-earnings-1.743817


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 1 10:27:56AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – April 28, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

In a few days, we’ll be hosting the The Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver – everyone is welcome.  If you are able to attend on May 4, please sign up for free at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register .

 

The complete schedule of speakers is set and the schedule is available online at:

http://www.smallcapconference.ca/conferences-and-investment-symposiums/vancouver-small-cap-conference-may-4-2017

 

QIS Capital will be introducing a new Feature Company within the next week.  Stay tuned for more details as we are currently in the process of creating a new company profile.

 

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

 

On Friday after market hours, NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) released annual results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016.  Although Q4 was not pretty, there is some optimism from management regarding results for Q1 and the rest of 2017.  We will incorporate this news into the next QIS Update that will be emailed out to subscribers soon.

 

NCI News: https://www.thenewswire.com/archives?id=BQPFy2ND

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has posted its second consecutive weekly decline after shedding 18.15 points to close on Friday at 806.77 points.  Also in Canadian trading, the S&P TSX Composite Index was also in the red this week, losing 28.35 points to close out the week at 15,586.13 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average thundered back into positive territory this week after gaining more than 440 points during Monday/Tuesday trading.  By Friday, the Dow Jones closed at 20,940.51, locking in total gains for the week of 361.80 points.  

 

Canada's GDP unchanged in February

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-gdp-1.4089813

 

A house of woes: How Home Capital went from market darling to the brink

http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/home-capital-bleeds-another-291-million-in-withdrawals-in-just-one-day

 

As Donald Trump hits 100 days, market euphoria is giving way to policy reality

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/as-donald-trump-hits-100-days-market-euphoria-is-giving-way-to-policy-reality

 

Ottawa runs $11.5-billion deficit over first 11 months of 2016-’17 fiscal year

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-runs-115-billion-deficit-over-first-11-months-of-2016-17-fiscal-year/article34843456/

 

The Week Ahead: Home Capital earnings, Canadian and U.S. jobs data

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-home-capital-earnings-canadian-and-u-s-jobs-data-1.737632


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 24 7:25:32AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – April 20, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

The upcoming Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on May 4 is approaching quickly.  We’ve added a couple of more companies this week and should have the final schedule completed and posted to the website by Monday or Tuesday.  These details will be available online at www.smallcapconference.ca. 

 

Registration is open and any investors who are interested in discovering quality, underfollowed small-cap stocks are encouraged to attend.  Sign up for free at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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 another low-key week on the news front for our Feature Companies.  Our most recent QIS Update was sent out back on March 27 and included news from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V).  We should have a new QIS Update out within the next week or two to introduce the latest QIS Capital Feature Company.

 

QIS Update #4 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-4-2017-blue-river-resources-resumes-trading-fairmont-resources-update-and-lingo-media-signs-merger-agreement

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

Following the Easter long weekend, the Dow Jones and TSX Composite both delivered gains while the small cap focused TSX Venture Exchange gave up ground.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index declined by a total of 9.70 points, closing out the week at 824.92 points.  Also in Canadian trading, the S&P TSX Composite Index added a combined 79.0 points over the course of the past week, closing on Friday at 15,614.48 points.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained back some ground this week, trading up by a total of 94.51 points.  At the end of the day on Friday, the Dow Jones sat at 20,547.76 points.  

  

The CRA has our tax data — so why are we still filling out these crummy forms?

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/the-cra-has-our-tax-data-so-why-are-we-still-filling-out-these-crummy-forms

 

How the investment industry’s stampede into ETFs causes problems

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/how-the-investment-industrys-stampede-into-etfs-causes-problems

 

Stocks that crush the index, investing in video-game fanatics, and why TransCanada is a buy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34747500/

 

The week ahead: French election, Wynne tables Ontario budget

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-french-election-wynne-tables-ontario-budget-1.730759


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 17 7:44:13AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – April 13, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

Fast approaching is the next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on May 4.  More details will be posted online at www.smallcapconference.ca as we finalize the schedule of presenters. 

 

Registration is open and any investors who are interested in discovering quality, underfollowed small-cap stocks are encouraged to attend.  Sign up for free at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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 relatively quiet week on the news front.  Our most recent QIS Update was sent out a couple of weeks ago on March 27 and included news from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #4 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-4-2017-blue-river-resources-resumes-trading-fairmont-resources-update-and-lingo-media-signs-merger-agreement

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

During this past 4-day trading week shortened by the Easter long weekend holiday, the two large cap indices we follow suffered losses, while the small cap index we track was in a gain position for the period.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added a total of 10.35 points, closing on Thursday at 834.62 points.  Elsewhere, the S&P TSX Composite Index shed a combined 131.65 points over the course of the past 4 days, closing on Thursday at 15,535.48 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off this week, losing 202.85 points, including a 138.61 point loss on Thursday.  At the closing bell for the week, the Dow Jones sat at 20,453.25 points.  

  

Gas prices jump across country due to weak loonie, warmer weather

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gas-prices-jump-canada-1.4067395

 

You can earn $50K in tax-free dividends, but there’s a catch: You can’t have a job

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/you-can-earn-50k-in-tax-free-dividends-but-theres-a-catch-you-cant-have-a-job

 

‘What is a bought deal overhang?’ and other recent questions from investors

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/what-is-a-bought-deal-overhang-and-other-recent-questions-from-investors

 

Traders welcome U.S. dollar slump under Trump comments

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/traders-welcome-us-dollar-slump-under-trump-comments/article34705830/

 

Warren Buffett’s ‘bottom line’ in letter to Berkshire Hathaway: Don’t waste money on investment fees

http://www.canada.com/business/fp/money/warren+buffett+bottom+line+letter+berkshire+hathaway+waste+money+investment/12991390/story.html


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 10 11:57:16AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – April 7, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

Coming up in just under a month, we’ll be hosting the next Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver on May 4.  As we firm up the schedule, more details will be posted online at www.smallcapconference.ca. 

 

Registration is open and any investors who are interested in discovering quality, underfollowed small-cap stocks are encouraged to attend.  Sign up for free at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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 relatively quiet week on the news front.  Our most recent QIS Update was sent out on March 27 and included news from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #4 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-4-2017-blue-river-resources-resumes-trading-fairmont-resources-update-and-lingo-media-signs-merger-agreement

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

In Canada this week, the two main indices we track both delivered gains, while the Dow Jones remained relatively flat during the same period.  The small-cap focused S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 8.50 points, closing on Friday at 824.27 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index added a total of 119.38 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 15,667.13 points.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered a week with no 1-day swings larger than 42 points.  Overall, the Dow Jones lost just 7.12 points, closing on Friday at 20,656.10 points.  

 

Canada added 19,400 jobs in March, unemployment up slightly

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-statistics-canada-march-2017-1.4060044

 

If you’re procrastinating on your taxes, you are not alone

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/if-youre-procrastinating-on-your-taxes-you-are-not-alone

 

Last days of the stock picker as money managers embrace artificial intelligence

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/last-days-of-the-stock-picker-as-money-managers-embrace-artificial-intelligence

 

New interprovincial trade deal expected to add billions to economy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/new-interprovincial-trade-deal-expected-to-add-billions-to-economy/article34632204/

 

The Week Ahead: BNN C-Suite survey, Bank of Canada rate decision

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-bnn-c-suite-survey-bank-of-canada-rate-decision-1.718254


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 3 9:11:47AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – March 31, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Coming up in just over a month, we’ll be hosting the next Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver on May 4.  As we firm up the schedule, more details will be posted online at www.smallcapconference.ca. 

 

Registration is open and any investors who are interested in discovering quality, underfollowed small-cap stocks are encouraged to attend.  Sign up for free at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

Unfortunately, due to some circumstances beyond our control, the Calgary Conference has been cancelled that was originally scheduled for April 10.

 

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

 

With recent news out from Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V), Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), we compiled and issued QIS Update #4 and issued the email to our subscribers on March 27.

 

QIS Update #4 link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-4-2017-blue-river-resources-resumes-trading-fairmont-resources-update-and-lingo-media-signs-merger-agreement

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

Each of the three major indices we follow stabilized this past week and recorded a gain.  The small-cap focused S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased by 12.17 points, closing on Friday at 815.77.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index added a total of 105.08 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 15,547.75 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered a 150 point gain on Tuesday that led to an overall gain for the week.  In all, the Dow Jones gained 66.50 points, closing on Friday at 20,663.22 points.  

  

 

Oil prices fell in Q1 as U.S. stepped up crude production

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-dollar-friday-1.4050030

 

Canadian GDP has 'rip-roaring' start to the year, prompting economists to sweeten outlook

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gdp-growth-january-1.4049204

 

What to do every time you see a scary headline; a hot dividend stock; and banks take over the TSX

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34469858/

 

Canadian dollar heading to 62 cents US: Morneau economic advisor

http://www.bnn.ca/canadian-dollar-heading-to-62-cents-us-morneau-economic-advisor-1.709474

 

Debt to income makes a lot of noise but does it really matter?

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/the-don-cherry-of-economic-statistics-debt-to-income-makes-a-lot-of-noise-but-does-it-really-matter


By dquinton

Posted: Thursday Mar 30 8:58:33AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – March 24, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

There were several key news releases from our Feature Companies announced within the past week.  Accordingly, these announcements have been compiled into QIS Update #4, which will soon be issued to our subscribers.

 

Investors are encouraged to sign up for and attend our Small-Cap Conference events at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.

 

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

 

Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) recently announced some pretty significant news about a Letter of Intent to merge with another business.

 

Lingo Media news: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/lingo-media-signs-loi-to-merge-with-schoold-otcqb-lmdcf-2205086.htm

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

Trump rally over?  Dow Jones delivers five consecutive days of losses this week, and 9 of the last 10 trading days have seen declines.  In Canada, both indices we track were also down this week.  The small-cap heavy S&P TSX Venture Composite Index fell by 6.99 points, closing on Friday at 803.60.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index was off this week by a total of 47.82 points to close on Friday at 15,442.67 points.  In the United States on March 21, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its largest single day percentage drop since September 13, 2016.  For the week, the Dow Jones shed 317.90 points, closing on Friday at 20,596.72 points.  

  

Federal budget only tweaks tax rules, but hints at more changes coming down the road

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/federal-budget-only-tweaks-tax-rules-but-hints-at-more-changes-coming-down-the-road

 

What the building of Keystone XL pipeline will mean for Canada and the Canadian energy industry

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/what-the-building-of-keystone-xl-pipeline-will-mean-for-canada-and-the-canadian-energy-industry

 

The two profitable sectors Canadians don't care about and where to get an unbiased portfolio review

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34394986/

 

Canada's annual inflation rate dips to 2% in February

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-s-annual-inflation-rate-dips-to-2-in-february-1.705162

 

Talking Tax with Tim Cestnick: March 24, 2017

http://www.bnn.ca/talking-tax-with-tim-cestnick-march-24-2017-1.705752


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 20 9:52:13AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – March 17, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We’ve sent out our first invitation to the Calgary Small-Cap Conference which is going to be held on April 10 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.  As many of you know, our focus is on quality, small-cap Canadian listed stocks and we expect to have another solid lineup for our attendees on April 10.  It’ll be well worth coming out for all of our regulars and if you’ve never been to a Small-Cap Conference before, this could be a great opportunity to come see some quality presentations and meet the management teams in person. 

 

Investors are encouraged to sign up at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend.

 

The Vancouver conference will follow on May 4, 2017. 

 

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

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on March 10 with the most recent news from Blue River Resources Ltd. (BXR:TSX-V) and Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V).

 

View QIS Update #3: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-3-2017-blue-river-resources-halted-and-files-year-end-financials-while-fairmont-resources-extends-grabasa-asset-acquisition-again

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

The small-cap markets bounced back this week due in part to an increase in the price of gold, which strengthened after the US announced an interest rate increase this week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index gained 11.42 points on the week, closing on Friday at 810.61.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index was off this week by a total of 16.19 points to close on Friday at 15,490.49 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took losses on four out of the five trading days this past week; however, an overall weekly gain was still achieved.  The Dow Jones eked out an 11.64 point gain on the week, closing on Friday at 20,914.62 points.  

 

How to plan for a potential hike in the capital gains inclusion rate

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/how-to-plan-for-a-potential-hike-in-the-capital-gains-inclusion-rate

 

Consumer advocates have low expectations for probe into Canada's 5 big banks

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/consumer-advocates-have-low-expectations-for-probe-into-canada-s-5-big-banks-1.4028594

 

Lithium is the latest hot metal commodity, but investor fever could be cooling http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/lithium-is-the-latest-hot-metal-commodity-but-investor-fever-could-be-cooling

 

Five stocks that have burned investors, and the lessons we all can learn from them http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-stocks-that-have-burned-investors-and-the-lessons-we-all-can-learn-from-them

 

Why Bay Street is warning Ottawa against raising tax on capital gains

http://www.bnn.ca/no-reason-for-them-to-stay-why-bay-street-is-warning-ottawa-against-raising-tax-on-capital-gains-1.699172

 

The Week Ahead: Morneau tables federal budget, EU trade commissioner visits Canada

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-morneau-tables-federal-budget-eu-trade-commissioner-visits-canada-1.699261


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 13 9:50:49AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Blog – March 10, 2017 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As mentioned in our past few recaps, the website for The Small-Cap Conference has been updated with the Spring 2017 conference dates and is open for registrations to our events in Calgary and Vancouver. 

 

Investors are encouraged to sign up at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in on April 10 (Calgary, AB) and May 4 (Vancouver, BC). 

 

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

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on March 10 with the latest news from Blue River Resources Ltd. (BXR:TSX-V) and Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V).

 

View QIS Update #3: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-3-2017-blue-river-resources-halted-and-files-year-end-financials-while-fairmont-resources-extends-grabasa-asset-acquisition-again

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

In taking a look at the small-cap markets this week, we saw the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index close below 800 points for the first time since Jan. 25, 2017.  Overall for the week, the TSX Venture Index declined by 19.27 points, closing on Friday at 799.19.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index was off this week by a total of 101.82 points to close on Friday at 15,506.68 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a bit of a breather this week from its record pace, shedding 102.73 points.  The Dow Jones closed out the week at 20,902.98 points.  

 

 

Financing prospects for junior miners brighten as big banks search for next ‘little star’

http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/financing-prospects-for-junior-miners-brighten-as-big-banks-search-for-next-little-star

 

Here is proof why Daylight Saving Time is dumb, dangerous and costly to companies

http://business.financialpost.com/news/here-is-proof-why-daylight-saving-time-is-dumb-dangerous-and-costly-to-companies

 

Oil pipeline bottlenecks expected as early as this year as Canadian output beats estimates

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/oil-pipeline-bottlenecks-expected-as-early-this-year-as-canadian-output-beats-estimates-warns-morgan-stanley

 

‘Coal is in decline’ and it looks like not even Donald Trump can pull the industry’s long-term future out of the fire

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/coal-is-in-decline-and-it-looks-like-not-even-donald-trump-can-pull-the-industrys-long-term-future-out-of-the-fire

 

Canada's unemployment rate drops to lowest in two years as 15,300 new jobs added

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-s-unemployment-rate-drops-to-lowest-in-two-years-as-15-300-new-jobs-added-1.692954

 

The Week Ahead: Alberta government delivers 2017 budget, G20 finance ministers meet

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-alberta-government-delivers-2017-budget-g20-finance-ministers-meet-1.693283


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 6 10:29:40AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – March 3, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With additional news expected soon from certain small-cap companies that we follow, another QIS Update can be expected to be sent out to our subscribers in the near future. 

 

The Small-Cap Conference website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences in Calgary and Vancouver. 

 

Investors are encouraged to sign up at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in on April 10 (Calgary, AB) and May 4 (Vancouver, BC). 

 

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

 

The latest QIS Capital Update was sent out on Feb. 27 with the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V).

 

View the update at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-2-2017-fairmont-resources-extends-grabasa-asset-acquisition-and-final-quattro-exploration-update

 

The complete profile for Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V) is available online.

 

Profile Webpage: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/blue-river-resources-ltd-bxr-tsx-v

 

PDF Report: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/KWZtk8q3/BXR0217.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

While the Dow Jones continued on its record breaking course this week, the TSX Composite posted a small gain while the small-cap heavy TSX Venture recorded its second consecutive weekly loss.  In total this past week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted its second straight weekly loss after previously posting eight consecutive weeks with gains.  The small-cap focused Venture Index declined by 17.81 points, closing on Friday at 818.46 points.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index bounced back this week after posting its biggest one day loss of 2017 on Feb. 24.  Canada's benchmark stock index posted an overall gain of 75.03 points for the week, closing at 15,608.50.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its record pace, setting another all-time high on Wednesday of 21,169.11 points.  In all, the Dow Jones added another 183.95 total points to end the week at 21,005.71.  

 

 

Janet Yellen hints at March rate hike — and more to come

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/yellen-speech-interest-rates-1.4008671

 

Canada's economy grew at faster-than-expected 2.6% rate in 4th quarter of 2016

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-gdp-q4-2016-1.4006233

 

Warren Buffett may be buying — but is it really different this time?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/buffett-may-be-buying-but-is-it-really-different-this-time

 

Five things all investors should know about equity analysts

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/five-things-all-investors-should-know-about-equity-analysts

 

What the Fed moves might mean for the loonie, why Snap is a 'sell', and the debate over a market bubble

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34170959/

 

  

Company to Watch

 

Fairmont Resources is at the end of its latest extension to purchase the Grabasa granite assets in Spain.  We spoke with management late last week and they were still working on the final documentation for the loan.  We expect to see either another extension announcement early this week or the completion of the financing.  The market has been waiting patiently for this acquisition to be completed and we expect to receive a significant response once everything is in place.  Stay tuned... 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 27 9:17:09AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – February 24, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

It is important to remind everyone that the RRSP contribution deadline is coming up fast on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  If you want to be able to claim an RRSP deduction on your 2016 tax return, the contribution must be made no later than March 1st.

 

QIS Update #2 will be issued shortly and available for viewing on the QIS Capital website at http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates.

 

The Small-Cap Conference website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences in Calgary and Vancouver. 

 

Investors can sign up now at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in on April 10 (Calgary, AB) and May 4 (Vancouver, BC). 

 

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

 

The complete profile for Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V) is now available online.

 

Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/blue-river-resources-ltd-bxr-tsx-v

 

Direct to PDF: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/KWZtk8q3/BXR0217.pdf

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

On Friday this past week, the TSX Composite Index had its biggest 1-day loss of 2017, while the Dow Jones scrambled back into positive territory to record its 11th straight trading session with a gain.  For the 4-day trading week ended February 24, 2017, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a weekly loss following its eight consecutive weeks with a gain.  The small-cap focused Venture Index fell by 7.65 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 836.27 points.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index hit an all-time high again this week, reaching 15,943.09 points on Tuesday.  However, after Friday’s loss of more than 240 points, the TSX Composite index delivered an overall loss of 305.16 points for the holiday shortened week, closing at 15,533.47.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its climb, setting another all-time high on Thursday of 20,840.70 points.  For the week, the Dow Jones added 197.71 total points to end the week at 20,624.05.  

 

 

Inflation rate jumps to 2.1% on higher gasoline and shelter costs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-january-1.3997471

 

TSX posts worst day of the year with 247-point loss

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tsx-dollar-markets-1.3998214

 

Oil production tug of war looms between OPEC and U.S.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/opec-cuts-the-us-pumps-more-oil-1.3995700

 

As the RRSP deadline looms, here’s what all the procrastinators need to know

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/as-the-rrsp-deadline-looms-heres-what-all-the-procrastinators-need-to-know

 

Ottawa is now $14 billion in the red, compared with a $3.2 billion surplus last year

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/ottawa-is-now-14-billion-in-the-red-compared-with-a-3-2-billion-surplus-last-year


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 20 9:31:22AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – February 17, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The Small-Cap Conference website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences in Calgary and Vancouver. 

 

Investors can sign up now at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in on April 10 (Calgary, AB) and May 4 (Vancouver, BC). 

 

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

 

The big news this week was the issuance of a brand new QIS Capital Feature Company profile.  We issued an introductory email to Blue River Resources (BXR:TSX-V) on the evening of February 14 and have since published the complete Feature Company profile.

 

Introductory email: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-capital-new-feature-company-blue-river-resources-ltd

 

Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/blue-river-resources-ltd-bxr-tsx-v

 

PDF Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/KWZtk8q3/BXR0217.pdf

 

 

The QIS Feature Company profile for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) was recently updated and posted online.  View the latest profile at the following links:

 

Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

 

PDF link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/JMvbwKHk/FMR1702.pdf 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

During this past week ended February 17, 2017, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted its eighth consecutive weekly gain.  The small-cap heavy Venture Index added 7.76 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 843.92 points.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index hit an all-time high again this week, reaching 15,865.51 points on Thursday.  In total for the week, the TSX Composite delivered more gains, adding 109.51 points to close on Friday at 15,838.63.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to soar to never before seen levels, setting another all-time high on Thursday of 20,639.87 points.  In taking a look at the entire week, the Dow Jones added 354.68 points to end the week at 20,624.05.    

 

 

Expect to pay more tolls, higher property taxes to fund infrastructure, warns David Dodge

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/david-dodge-tolls-budget-1.3986406

 

Oil down for the week as glut worries face OPEC cuts

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/oil-prices-slip-as-high-stocks-overshadow-opec-cuts/article34065436/

 

Could a March rate hike surprise by the U.S. Fed derail the Donald Trump rally?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/could-a-march-rate-hike-surprise-by-the-u-s-fed-derail-the-donald-trump-rally

 

Tax season is upon us: Here’s what you need to know to complete your return

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tax-season-is-upon-us-heres-what-you-need-to-know-to-complete-your-return

 

Top ‘peripheral play' picks, Ottawa may target capital gains, and why it's different this time for gold miners

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article34027708/


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 13 10:13:13AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – February 10, 2017 

 

Upcoming Events

 

This coming week, we expect to issue a brand new QIS Capital Feature Company profile.  It's been a while since we introduced a new company after our successful introduction to Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) in February 2016.  The new Feature Company is another near term producer in the mining sector with a strong focus on short-term cash flow.  The shares are currently trading under $0.05.  Watch for our new report later this week.

 

The Small-Cap Conference website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences.  Investors can sign up now at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in Calgary (April 10) and Vancouver (May 4). 

 

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

 

The QIS Feature Company profile for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) was recently updated and posted online.  View the latest profile at the following link:

http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/fairmont-resources-inc-fmr-tsx-v

 

PDF link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/JMvbwKHk/FMR1702.pdf 

 

Also, QIS Update #1 was sent out this past week.  In our first QIS Update of 2017, we summarized the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

Link to QIS Update #1: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-1-2017-fairmont-resources-closes-financing-and-quattro-exploration-and-production-provides-corporate-update 

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

Gold prices set three month highs this week as the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a seventh consecutive weekly gain.  The Venture Index added 16.88 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 836.16 points.  Canada’s S&P TSX Composite index hit an all-time high this week for the first time in about 2.5 years, reaching 15,736.64 points on Friday.  The previous all time high was 15,685.13 points, from September 2014.  In total for the week, the TSX Composite added 252.73 points to close on Friday at 15,729.12.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also set a new all-time high on Friday of 20,298.21 points.  Over the course of the week, the Dow Jones added 197.91 points to end the week at 20,269.37.     

 

TSX, Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all hit new closing highs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tsx-stock-markets-1.3975789

 

3 signs stocks may be ready for a pullback

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/3-signs-stocks-may-be-ready-for-a-pullback?__lsa=5543-2519

 

Small business owner dilemma: Invest in a RRSP, or do the investing through your corporation?

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/small-business-owner-dilemma-invest-in-a-rrsp-or-do-the-investing-through-your-corporation

 

How to apply logical thinking to investing, an overlooked dividend stock, and where gold is going next

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article33951270/

 

The Week Ahead: Trudeau heads to Washington, earnings continue

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-trudeau-heads-to-washington-earnings-continue-1.668874


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Feb 5 9:13:01PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – February 3, 2017

  

Upcoming Events

 

This coming week, we expect to issue the first QIS Capital Email Update of 2017 summarizing the latest news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

Also, the profile for Fairmont Resources has been updated and should be made available on the website shortly.

 

The Small-Cap Conference website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences.  Investors can sign up now at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events in Calgary (April 10) and Vancouver (May 4). 

 

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

 

This week, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) was halted from trading and received receivership application notice:

 

News link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quattro-signs-binding-financing-term-sheet-receives-receivership-application-notice-tsx-venture-qxp-2193149.htm

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

 

Market News

 

Gold prices surged to a 12-week high this week as the the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a sixth consecutive weekly gain.  The Venture Index added 9.66 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 819.28 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index failed to recover from a 170-point loss on Monday and posted a loss this weekn.  The TSX Composite declined by 99.42 points to close the week at 15,476.39 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week down slightly, despite a strong 186-point gain on Friday.  Over the course of the week, the Dow Jones shed 22.32 points to end the week at 20,071.46 points.    

 

 

What will Trump want from Canada on NAFTA? A U.S. document may offer clues

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/nafta-what-will-us-demand-1.3965165

 

The long-term power of the TFSA has yet to be fully tapped

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tfsa/best-gift-government-has-given-us-long-term-power-of-the-tfsa-yet-to-be-fully-tapped

 

Top energy portfolio manager sees oilpatch value amid border tax fears

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/top-energy-portfolio-manager-sees-oilpatch-value-amid-border-tax-fears

 

Don’t average your losers, but keep loving your DRIPs: Here are traits of successful investors

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/dont-average-your-losers-but-keep-loving-your-drips-here-are-traits-of-successful-investors

 

National Bank's top dividend picks, insiders snap up energy shares, and making sense of the Trump rally

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article33855122/

 

Canadians not feeling ‘wealth effect’ as stock market nears high

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/canadians-not-feeling-wealth-effect-as-stock-market-nears-high/article33894471/

 

The Week Ahead: Trump to meet with Japan PM, Airbnb speech in Toronto and Canadian trade balance

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-trump-to-meet-with-japan-pm-airbnb-speech-in-toronto-and-canadian-trade-balance-1.663963


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 30 6:53:57AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – January 27, 2017

 

Upcoming Events

 

As mentioned last week, we are setting some dates for our Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences.  Although not quite 100% finalized, Calgary’s event will take place on April 10 and the Vancouver conference will be slated for May 4. 

 

The website has now been updated and is open for registration to attend the Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences.  Investors can sign up now at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register to attend this year’s events.  Upcoming events can be viewed at http://www.smallcapconference.ca/conferences-and-investment-symposiums.

 

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

 

This week, Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) has announced the closing of the final tranche of its financing:

 

News link: http://fairmontresources.ca/uploads/283.pdf

 

Also this past week, a company that we follow closely, Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE), announced another dividend payment for shareholders.

 

News link:  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-declares-quarterly-dividend-cse-qca-2191014.htm

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

 

Market News

 

After flirting with the 20,000 point level since mid-December, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through and maintained 20,000 points during the week following the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  In Canada, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had a fifth consecutive weekly gain, adding 12.03 points over the course of the week, closing on Friday at 809.62 points.  A strong Tuesday performance allowed the S&P TSX Composite Index to withstand losses on Thursday and Friday to deliver another small weekly gain.  The TSX Composite added 27.93 points to close the week at 15,575.81 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 point level on Wednesday and reached an all time high of 20,125.58 on Thursday during Trump’s first week as U.S. President.  In total, the Dow Jones gained 266.53 points to end the week at 20,093.78 points.     

 

Federal government in the red for $12.7B in first eight months of 2016-17 fiscal year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fiscal-monitor-debt-spending-1.3955685

 

How to fix Canada's tax-haven problem

http://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/canada-papers-corporate-registries-uk-1.3954059

 

The one-word answer for how to invest in the age of Trump: diversify

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/the-one-word-answer-for-how-to-invest-in-the-age-of-trump-diversify

 

The bull market is making passive investing look safer than it is

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/norman-levine-the-bull-market-is-making-passive-investing-look-safer-than-it-is

 

How to make big returns by doing nothing, REIT picks, and the number of stocks you should really own

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article33755063/

 

Loonie weakens as oil falls, investors brace for Poloz speech

http://www.bnn.ca/loonie-weakens-as-oil-falls-investors-brace-for-poloz-speech-1.659218


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 23 3:18:54PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – January 20, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As mentioned last week, we are closing in on Spring 2017 dates for The Small-Cap Conference.  Although not 100% finalized, Calgary’s event will likely take place on April 10 and the Vancouver conference is slated for May 4.  Once these dates are firmed up, we’ll update the website and open up for registrations.

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.  

 

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

 

The QIS Feature Company profile for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) was recently updated and posted online.  View the latest profile at the following link:

http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

PDF link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/GW2kgYrv/NCI1701.pdf

 

Link to most recently published QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-23-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

 

Market News

 

During the week of trading leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, the major indexes we track didn’t react with any severe volatility.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had a fourth consecutive weekly gain, adding 3.08 points over the course of the week.  The Venture Index closed on Friday at 797.59 points.  Red for most of the week, the S&P TSX Composite Index also delivered a small weekly gain, buoyed by a strong day of trading on Friday.  The TSX Composite added 50.60 points to close the week at 15,547.88 points.  Down in the United States, inauguration day on Friday marked the only day of gains this week for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  In total, the Dow Jones shed 58.48 points to end the week at 19,827.25 points.    

 

 

Love Trump? Hate him? That’s no way to invest

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/love-trump-hate-him-thats-no-way-to-invest-barry-ritholtz/article33683873/

 

Trump's 'America first' tone worries head of Canadian oil and gas industry group

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/capp-trump-protectionist-alberta-oilpatch-1.3945455

 

TSX posts a two-week high as commodity prices rise

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/market-updates/the-close-tsx-posts-a-two-week-high-as-commodity-prices-rise/article33689199/

 

The truth about analyst research, diversification you don't need, and investing ideas for the Trump era

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article33653798/

 

Five bad investing habits and how to break them

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/five-bad-investing-habits-and-how-to-break-them/article33688612/

 

The Week Ahead: U.K. Supreme Court issues Brexit ruling, earnings season continues

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-u-k-supreme-court-issues-brexit-ruling-earnings-season-continues-1.654532


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 16 11:58:44AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – January 13, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As mentioned last week, we are closing in on Spring 2017 dates for The Small-Cap Conference.  Calgary will likely occur in April and Vancouver in May.  Stay tuneed for firm dates to be announced within the next week.

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.  

 

 

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

 

The QIS Feature Company profile for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) was recently updated and posted online.  View the latest profile at the following link:

http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

PDF link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/documents/GW2kgYrv/NCI1701.pdf

 

Link to most recent QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-23-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

During the second week of trading in 2017, the Canadian indexes we track were both relatively flat, though small gains were achieved, while the Dow Jones touched the brakes a little in the USA.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had a third consecutive weekly gain, adding 3.10 points over the course of the week.  The Venture Index closed on Friday at 794.54 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was essentially flat for the week, adding a mere 1.23 points to close the second week of the year at 15,497.28 points.  Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to breach the 20,000 point mark again this week.  In total, the Dow Jones shed 78.07 points to end the week at 19,885.73 points.    

 

  

Trudeau’s oil sands ‘phase-out’ comments spark anger in Alberta

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/trudeaus-oil-sands-phase-out-comments-spark-anger-in-alberta/article33622908/

 

An investing checklist for a prosperous 2017 (and 2018, 2019, ...)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/an-investing-checklist-for-a-prosperous-2017-and-beyond/article33621743/

 

Why a leaner and meaner Canadian oilpatch is back in the game after two years of pain

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/peter-tertzakian-4-reasons-why-a-leaner-and-meaner-canadian-oilpatch-is-back-in-the-game

 

Trump’s team suggests Canada could get hit with the same auto border tax as Mexico

http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/trumps-team-suggests-canada-could-get-hit-with-the-same-auto-border-tax-as-mexico

 

3 things to expect from the Bank of Canada next week

http://www.bnn.ca/3-things-to-expect-from-the-bank-of-canada-next-week-1.649526


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 9 1:24:10PM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – January 6, 2017

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With the first week of 2017 trading in the books, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a very successful investing year in 2017.

 

We are now looking into dates for a set of Spring 2017 Small-Cap Conferences in Calgary and Vancouver and we look forward to keeping you posted on the progress of this year’s conferences.

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

 

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

 

QIS Update #23 was completed and issued recently.  This QIS Update marked the first time we used a third-party web-based email program to send out the newsletter.  Any feedback regarding this new service would be welcomed.  QIS Update #23 included the latest news from Fairmont Resources, NTG Clarity Networks and Quattro Exploration and Production.

 

Link to latest QIS Update #23: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-23-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production

 

 

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Market News

 

Both Canada and the USA had shortened trading weeks for the first week of 2017 due to the New Year’s Day holiday on Jan. 2.  The Dow Jones surged to new highs again this week, while the two major Canadian indices that we follow also posted gains on the week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had a second consecutive strong week adding 29.07 points or 3.8% on the week.  The Venture Index closed on Friday at 791.44 points, trading higher in 9 of the past 10 sessions and gaining a notable 10.4% since Dec. 20, 2016.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was also up during the week, adding 208.46 points to close the first week of the year at 15,496.05 points.  South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached another all-time high this week, hovering ever closer to the 20,000 point milestone by touching 19,999.63 on Friday.  The Dow Jones gained a total of 201.20 points to end the week at 19,963.80 points.    

  

 

Canada adds 54,000 jobs in December

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-canada-december-1.3923956

 

What it takes for a carbon tax to work

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/carbon-taxes-do-they-work-it-s-a-good-question-1.3887729

 

The best loonie forecaster in the world says Canadian dollar will beat all its G10 peers this year

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/the-best-loonie-forecaster-in-the-world-says-canadian-dollar-will-beat-all-its-g10-peers-this-year

 

Fuelled by tech stocks, Dow comes within 1 point of hitting the magic 20,000 mark

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/market-moves/tsx-falls-as-gold-miners-pull-back-wall-street-slips-after-jobs-data

 

The bulletproof portfolio: Five stocks that should fare well no matter what 2017 has in store

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/outlook-2017/the-bulletproof-portfolio-five-stocks-that-should-fare-well-no-matter-what-2017-has-in-store

 


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Jan 3 9:33:03AM 2017

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 30, 2016

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With the final trading days of 2016 in the rear view mirror, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

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

 

QIS Update #23 was completed and issued this week.  This QIS Update marked the first time we used a third-party web-based email program to send out the newsletter.  Any feedback regarding this new service would be welcomed.  This update included the latest news from Fairmont Resources, NTG Clarity Networks and Quattro Exploration and Production.

 

Link to latest QIS Update #23: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-23-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

 

Market News

 

In Canada, where we had just a 3 day trading week in between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to close out stock trading for 2016, the TSX Venture Index was up sharply while the TSX Composite Index was down.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index bounced back this week adding 34.24 points or 4.7% on the week.  The Venture Index closed out 2016 at 762.37 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was down during the week, losing 40.56 points to close the year at 15,287.59 points.  South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to reach an all-time high this week for the first time since the presidential election.  The Dow Jones shed a total of 171.21 points to end 2016 at 19,762.60 points.    

 

  

Stock markets pull back on last trading day of 2016

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stocks-dollar-markets-last-day-2016-1.3916963

 

How tax and other changes coming Jan. 1 will affect your wallet

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/january-first-changes-government-1.3900568

 

'Wildcard' Trump could affect markets, economic outlook in 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/markets-economy-2017-lookahead-1.3916631

 

From the 625% stock bonanza to 94.9% bloodbath, here are the best and worst investments from 2016

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/from-the-625-stock-bonanza-to-94-9-bloodbath-here-are-the-best-and-worst-investments-from-2016

 

After a stellar year, what can commodities do for an encore in 2017?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/outlook-2017/after-a-stellar-year-what-can-commodities-do-for-an-encore-in-2017


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Dec 27 8:55:51PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 23, 2016

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

The draft for QIS Capital Update #23 is in the works and we look forward to sending out one more update in 2016.

 

There’s a possibility that we’ll be switching service providers for our regularly issued QIS Updates in the new year.  While the current version of the software works adequately, it is getting a little outdated.  Subscribers won’t have to do anything to adjust for this change.  We just wanted to alert everyone as the look of the QIS Update emails may change a little if/when a switch is made.  The new version will be more user friendly and mobile friendly.

 

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

 

At the new www.smallcapconference.ca site, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly website highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences.  We intend to schedule our Spring 2017 conference(s) soon and once the date(s) are selected, we’ll update the new website.

 

Link to latest QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-22-2016-financial-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

 

Market News

 

While the TSX Venture Index was off again this week, both the TSX Composite Index and the Dow Jones were positive during the week leading up to Christmas.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was off this week as gold held steady near its 11 month lows.  The Canadian venture index shed 7.09 points, closing on Friday at 728.13.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was up this week, gaining 75.95 points to close at 15,328.15 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved ever closer to the 20,000 point level this week, reaching an all-time high on Tuesday of 19,987.63 points.  For the week, the Dow Jones added 90.4 points to close on Friday at 19,933.81 points. 

 

 

Check your financial plan, review budget at least once a year, advisers say

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/portfolio-year-end-1.3910722

 

Two conflicting stories of our economic future as we head into 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gordon-kutarna-economic-resurgence-decline-1.3903433

 

Canadian dollar could drop to 65 cents US in 2017, Macquarie forecasts

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dollar-loonie-prediction-1.3909519

 

Ottawa is now $9.3 billion in the red; that’s compared to a $600 million surplus last year

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/ottawa-is-now-9-3-billion-in-the-red-compared-to-600-million-surplus-last-year

 

Canada’s GDP surprises economists by shrinking, ending four straight months of growth

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadas-economy-shrinks-ending-four-straight-months-of-growth

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Dec 19 8:51:55PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 16, 2016

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We are currently in the midst of updating several of our QIS Capital Feature Company profiles with the latest news and results that have been issued.  Once updated, the new profiles will be posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies.

 

There’s a possibility that we’ll be switching service providers for our regularly issued QIS Updates in the new year.  While the current version of the software works adequately, it is getting a little outdated.  Subscribers won’t have to do anything to adjust for this change.  We just wanted to alert everyone as the look of the QIS Update emails may change a little if/when a switch is made.  The new version will be more user friendly and mobile friendly.

 

At the new www.smallcapconference.ca site, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly website highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences.  We intend to schedule our Spring 2017 conference(s) soon and once the date(s) are selected, we’ll update the new website.

 

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

 

For a couple of weeks, the formatting options for the QIS Capital investor forum (www.smallcaps.ca/forum) were limited for users posting topics and replying to other threads.  We apologize for that inconvenience and this issue has since been rectified.  Let us know if you have any problems at all logging in or using the forum.

 

Link to latest QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-22-2016-financial-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

  

Market News

 

While the TSX Venture Index and the TSX Composite Index both dropped off this week, the Dow Jones soared to more highs during the week ended Dec. 16, 2016.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was off this week as gold fell to 10 month lows.  The Canadian venture index shed 13.58 points, closing on Friday at 735.22.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was also down on the week, losing 60 points to close at 15,252.20 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted yet another weekly gain, adding 86.56 points to close out the week at 19,843.41 points.  An all-time high of 19,966.43 was reached on December 14.

 

  

Bank of Canada warns about huge mortgages, growing housing debt

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-financial-system-review-poloz-housing-1.3897875

 

The TFSA cap will stay at $5,500 for 2017, and we have low inflation to thank for it

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-tfsa-cap-will-stay-at-5500-for-2017-and-we-have-low-inflation-to-thank-for-it?__lsa=9377-23b0

 

The doomsday scenario: Why you’re more tied to real estate than you think and what you can do about it

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-doomsday-scenario-why-youre-more-tied-to-real-estate-than-you-think-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

 

U.S. dollar hits 13-year high as gold fall continues

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/dollar-rises-to-13-year-high-gold-sinks-correct

 

‘Trump trade’ fuels $21 billion rush to stocks, the 9th biggest weekly haul ever

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/trump-trade-fuels-21-billion-rush-to-stocks-the-9th-biggest-weekly-haul-ever

 

The Week Ahead: C-Suite survey, BlackBerry earnings

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-c-suite-survey-blackberry-earnings-1.633371


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Dec 12 10:52:21AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 9, 2016 Upcoming Events There’s a possibility that we’ll be switching service providers for our regularly issued QIS Updates in the new year. While the current version of the software works adequately, it is getting a little outdated and archaic. Subscribers won’t have to do anything to adjust for this change. We just wanted to alert everyone as the look of the QIS Update emails may change a little if/when a switch is made. The new version will be more user friendly and mobile friendly. At the new www.smallcapconference.ca site, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly website highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences. We intend to schedule our Spring 2017 conference(s) soon and once the date(s) are selected, we’ll update the new website. 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 On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, we emailed out QIS Update #22, which includes the latest financial results and news from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd. (QXP:TSX-V). Link to QIS Update #22: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-22-2016-financial-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. Market News While the TSX Venture was essentially flat this week, but the TSX Composite Index and the Dow Jones were up during each of the five trading days ending Dec. 9, 2016. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index did not fluctuate a whole lot this week, losing just 0.57 points to close at 748.80 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index experienced total gains of 259.68 points this week and closed at 15,312.20 on Friday. South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a substantial weekly gain of 586.43 points, and reached an all-time high on Friday of 19,757.74 points. The Dow Jones finished out the week with a close of 19,756.85. Alberta drilling rights auctions deliver lowest payoff in 39 years http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-drilling-rights-record-low-payoff-1.3889984 Major New York markets hit second consecutive day of record highs http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stocks-markets-oil-loonie-1.3890122 Government workers keep getting richer off money taken from the rest of us http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/government-workers-keep-getting-richer-off-money-taken-from-the-rest-of-us Mortgage rates may finally be bottoming out in Canada, new report says http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/mortgage-rates-may-finally-be-bottoming-out-in-canada-new-report-says Still opportunities in the small cap space, this fund manager says http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/still-opportunities-in-the-small-cap-space-this-fund-manager-says

By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Dec 6 11:06:04AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 2, 2016 Upcoming Events With plenty of financial results to digest at the end of November, we will be updating several company profiles for those companies included in QIS Update #22 as linked to in the Recent Events section this week. We’ve completed an initial draft of the next new QIS Capital Independent Research Report. This report should be fully reviewed and made available to investors in the near future. The webpage showing these Research Reports is located on the QIS Capital website at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research. At the new www.smallcapconference.ca site, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly website highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences. We intend to schedule our Spring 2017 conference(s) soon and once the date(s) are selected, we’ll update the new website. 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 On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, we emailed out QIS Update #22, which includes the latest financial results and news from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd. (QXP:TSX-V). Link to QIS Update #22: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-22-2016-financial-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. Market News One of the major pieces of news to hit the market s this past week was OPEC’s announcement that an agreement had been reached for the group to cut output. Accordingly, crude oil prices rallied from the US$46 range to more than US$51 per barrel by the end of the week. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was in a healthy gain position for the week, adding 14.79 points to close up at 749.37 points. After four consecutive weeks with gains, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down on the week, though barely with a 22.92 point overall loss. Canada’s chief index closed at 15,052.52 on Friday. Down in the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a small weekly gain of 18.28 points, but not before soaring to an all-time high on Wednesday of 19,224.40 points. On Friday, the Dow Jones finished out the week with a close of 19,170.42. Oil up 14% in 3 days, Canadian dollar continues climb http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-dollar-markets-friday-1.3878259 Canada's jobless rate falls to 6.8%, 11,000 jobs created in November http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-created-unemployment-1.3878080 Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge calls for higher interest rates http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/david-dodge-higher-rates-1.3878183 Warning signs grow that 2016 may be the year of ‘peak housing’ for Canada http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/why-2016-may-be-the-year-of-peak-housing-for-canada Canadian private equity tumbles in 2016 as venture capital hits record high http://business.financialpost.com/investing/canadian-private-equity-tumbles-in-2016-as-venture-capital-hits-record-high?__lsa=b8f0-894c

By dquinton

Posted: Wednesday Nov 30 9:49:30AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 25, 2016 Upcoming Events We’ve completed an initial draft of the next new QIS Capital Independent Research Report. This report should be fully reviewed and made available to investors in the near future. The webpage showing these Research Reports is located on the QIS Capital website at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research. 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 As discussed last week, the new website for The Small-Cap Conference has officially launched! At www.smallcapconference.ca, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly site highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences. We intend to schedule our Spring 2017 conference(s) soon and once the date(s) are selected, we’ll update the new website. To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. Market News In trading this past week, US markets were closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, though that didn’t stop the Dow Jones Industrial Average from continuing its upward trend. In Canada, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was in a loss position for the week, shedding 12.09 points to close at 734.58 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index was up for the fourth consecutive week, adding another 211.41 points overall. The benchmark Canadian index closed above 15,000 points all 5 days this week, reaching levels not experienced since mid-2015. The TSX Composite closed at 15,075.44 on Friday. South of us during the holiday shortened U.S. trading week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its post election rally, closing at a new all-time high on Friday of 19,152.14 points. The Dow Jones was up all 4 days this week, adding a combined 284.21 points. Liberals decide fate of Northern Gateway pipeline, but won't announce until next week http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/northern-gateway-final-decision-friday-1.3865627 Canadian dollar may go as low as 70 cents US in 2017, experts say http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-us-dollar-forecasts-1.3863851 Credit Suisse global wealth ranking says there are 1.1 million Canadians worth $1M US http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/credit-suisse-wealth-millionaires-1.3867306 A Bank of Canada rate cut is more likely than markets think, economists warn http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/a-bank-of-canada-rate-cut-is-more-likely-than-markets-think-economists-warn As TSX closes in on an all-time record, investors wonder if the good times will last http://business.financialpost.com/investing/as-tsx-closes-in-on-an-all-time-record-investors-wonder-if-the-good-times-will-last

By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 21 7:57:15PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 18, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We’ve commenced work on a new QIS Capital Independent Research Report. This report should be completed and made available to investors in the near future. The webpage showing these QIS Capital Research Reports is: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research.

 

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

 

After mentioning this project many times over the past couple of months, the new website for The Small-Cap Conference has finally launched this past week! At www.smallcapconference.ca, investors will find an updated, mobile friendly site highlighting both past and upcoming investment conferences. We intend to plan the Spring 2017 conference schedule soon and once selected, these new date(s) will be added to the new website.

 

The latest QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-21-2016-ntg-clarity-networks-receives-over-$1-million-in-new-contracts

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

In trading this past week, the three North American indices that we track each experienced a gain. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index added 18.76 points between Nov 14 and Nov 18 to close at 746.67 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index was also up on the week, delivering gains on 4 out of the five days. Overall, the TSX Composite increased by 308.62 points to close at 14,864.03. South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially flat this week, adding just 20.27 points over the course of the week. On Friday, the Dow Jones closed at 18,867.90 points.

 

Inflation in Canada ticks up to 1.5% despite cheaper groceries

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-october-1.3856796

 

Fed rate hike increasingly likely in December

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/federal-reserve-janet-yellen-1.3854990

 

U.S. Fed's Janet Yellen throws down the gauntlet on Trump's economic prescription

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/yellen-federal-reserve-trump-1.3855352

 

Higher down payments could be on horizon as danger of Canadians’ debt grows, CMHC warns

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/higher-down-payments-could-be-on-horizon-as-danger-of-canadians-debt-grows-cmhc-warns

 

CIBC’s tax-loss selling strategy: Sell now, not in December

http://www.bnn.ca/cibc-s-tax-loss-selling-strategy-sell-now-not-in-december-1.611535 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 14 7:24:48AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 11, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We are nearing the launch, likely within the week, of a new, updated, mobile-friendly website for The Small-Cap Conference. The new website will be a lot more user friendly, especially to those viewing it on cell phones and tablets. Once the site is launched at www.smallcapconference.ca, please let us know if you have any feedback at all.

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

 

QIS Update #21 was the most recent QIS Update issued. It was sent out on November 2, 2016. This update summarized the latest news from NTG Clarity Networks regarding some recently announced contracts.

Link to QIS Update #21: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-21-2016-ntg-clarity-networks-receives-over-$1-million-in-new-contracts

 

Immediately pursuant to the release of QIS Update #21, NTG Clarity issued another positive news release stating "NTG Clarity Receives a PO for VoWiFi Deployment". This news release will likely be included in QIS Update #22 when it is issued later this month.

NTG Clarity news from Nov. 3: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D20439

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

This past week, the North American markets were impacted significantly by the U.S. presidential election, which delivered a result that was not anticipated by most media outlets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high following Trump's triumph. However, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down 5 consecutive days to close at 717.91 points, its lowest closing level since late June 2016. On the week, the Venture index shed 34.07 points or 4.5%. Despite a down day on Friday, the S&P TSX Composite Index gained 46.16 points on the week to close at 14,555.41 points. South of the border following the U.S. election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average raced forward to consecutive all-time highs over several days this week, topping out at 18,873.66 on Nov. 10th. Overall, the Dow Jones gained an impressive 959.38 points during the week to close at 18,847.66 points, an all-time high closing level.

 

Trudeau set to woo big-money foreign, domestic investors

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trudeau-canada-investment-summit-foreign-morneau-1.3849202

 

TSX, loonie sink as IEA data suggests oil glut will last through 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-markets-canadian-dollar-1.3846955

 

After massive layoffs, Calgary oilfield company struggles to find staff

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-oil-company-hiring-after-layoffs-essential-energy-1.3845763

 

Five things that would spice up investor conference calls

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/thats-the-worst-quarter-i-have-ever-seen-five-things-that-would-spice-up-investor-conference-calls

 

Trump’s policies likely lead to one unavoidable economic reaction: inflation

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trumps-policies-likely-lead-to-one-unavoidable-economic-reaction-inflation?__lsa=20a3-e962

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 7 9:21:44AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 4, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

It should be noted that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the U.S. presidential election will finally occur after a long, ugly campaign. Pending those results, trading could be significantly impacted both in North America and around the world.

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

 

QIS Update #21 was sent out on November 2, 2016. This update summarized the latest news from NTG Clarity Networks regarding some recently announced contracts.

QIS Update #21: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-21-2016-ntg-clarity-networks-receives-over-$1-million-in-new-contracts

 

Immediately pursuant to the release of QIS Update #21, NTG Clarity issued another positive news release stating "NTG Clarity Receives a PO for VoWiFi Deployment":

NTG Clarity news from Nov. 3: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D20439

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

This past week, all three of the major North American indices that we track delivered losses. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down 13.89 points to close the week at 761.98 points. During the week, the Venture Index moved below 760 points for the first time since late July 2016. The S&P TSX Composite Index slid 276.04 points on the week to close down at 14,509.25 points on Friday. South of the border on the verge of the U.S. election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 272.91 points on the week, losing ground during each of the 5 trading days. The Dow closed on Friday at 17,888.28 points, its lowest close since early July 2016.

 

The lowdown on the Montney: Canada's next big energy bet has same high stakes as oilsands

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/montney-natural-gas-challenges-1.3829007

 

Oil industry group opens doors to renewable energy companies

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/psac-oilfield-renewables-salkeld-1.3834715

 

A Trump win could cause a 11 to 13 per cent selloff in the S&P 500, says Barclays

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trump-win-could-cause-a-11-13-selloff-in-the-sp-500-says-barclays?__lsa=20a3-e962

 

Steer clear of cyclicals and defensives and stick with stocks somewhere in the middle

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/steer-clear-of-cyclicals-and-defensives-and-stick-with-stocks-somewhere-in-the-middle

 

Canada issues 54% more work permits to U.S. residents in 2016 in face of heated election

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-issues-54-more-work-permits-to-u-s-residents-in-2016-in-face-of-heated-election-1.600152 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 31 1:07:11PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 28, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

The saga that has been this year’s US Presidential race is nearing the finish line with the actual election just over a week away on Nov. 8th. With most on Wall Street expecting a Clinton victory, the markets have likely already priced in this result. Should Trump emerge with an unexpected win, there might be a little more unpredictable trading following the election.

 

The new website for The Small-Cap Conference is essentially complete and will be uploaded soon to www.smallcapconference.ca. The updated design will now be mobile friendly and a lot more user friendly in general.

 

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

 

The latest QIS Update was sent out on October 20, 2016 with the latest news and updates from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

Link to QIS Update #20: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-20-2016-lingo-media-secures-new-conract-and-quattro-exploration-provides-corporate-update

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

In trading this past week, the two Canadian indices we track each experienced a loss, while the Dow Jones remained essentially flat on the week. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index shed 17.73 points between Oct 21 and Oct 28 to close at 775.84 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index was also down on the week, delivering losses on 4 out of the five days. Overall, the TSX Composite lost 137.72 points to close at 14,785.29. Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially flat for the second week in a row, adding 15.48 points over the course of the week. On Friday, the Dow Jones closed at 18,161.19 points.

 

Oilsands players hammer down costs, but is it enough?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/costs-down-oilsands-1.3824106

 

With voting day quickly approaching, here’s an investor’s guide to the U.S. election

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/with-voting-day-quickly-approaching-heres-an-investors-guide-to-the-u-s-election

 

No recovery in sight for Canada’s 100,000 unemployed oil workers

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/no-recovery-in-sight-for-canadas-100000-unemployed-oil-workers?__lsa=ba13-81d7

 

As Liberals’ honeymoon winds down, focus will be on Morneau’s mini-budget

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/as-liberals-honeymoon-winds-down-focus-will-be-on-morneaus-mini-budget

 

Loonie could fall to 69 cents US by end of 2017

http://www.bnn.ca/loonie-could-fall-to-69-cents-us-by-end-of-2017-macquarie-strategist-predicts-1.591149 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 24 6:31:51AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 21, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With the final US Presidential debate in the books, the election now looms less than 3 weeks away. With seemingly more controversy than ever with the candidates this year, it will be interesting to see if the markets are impacted much one way or the other once the results are tabulated prior to trading on Nov. 9th.

 

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

 

On Friday, October 20, 2016, we emailed out QIS Update #20, which includes the latest news and updates from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

Link to QIS Update #20: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-20-2016-lingo-media-secures-new-conract-and-quattro-exploration-provides-corporate-update 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

In trading this past week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index gained back a little ground, moving up a total of 17.55 points over the 5 days. The TSX Venture Index closed at 790.57 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index had a very strong week, returning gains on each of the 5 trading days while reaching a new 52-week high on Friday of 14,958.86 points. Overall, Canada’s benchmark stock index was up 354.05 points on the week to close at 14,939.04. South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially flat, adding 7.33 points over the course of the week. On Friday, the Dow Jones closed at 18,145.71 points.

 

Canadian dollar drops to lowest level since March, below 75 cents US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-loonie-1.3816183

 

Inflation picks up to still low 1.3% in September

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/inflation-september-1.3815313

 

Crude rally may clinch Canada top stock market status in 2016

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/crude-rally-may-clinch-canada-top-stock-market-status-in-2016?__lsa=649d-6002

 

Canada's inflation, retail sales miss fuels speculation of Bank of Canada rate cut

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-s-inflation-retail-sales-miss-fuels-speculation-of-bank-of-canada-rate-cut-1.589463

 

What real market disruption looks like, an investment to 'die' for, and how to know when to hit sell

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article32437420/ 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 17 9:28:09AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 14, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As mentioned last week, one more of our QIS Capital Feature Company Profiles has been updated and will be available on the website soon. 

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

The Feature Company Profile for Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website

Lingo Media Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

Trading in Canada this past week was shortened by a day for the Thanksgiving holiday while US stock markets were opened as normal. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down three out of four trading days and closed on Friday at 773.02, shedding a total of 7.78 points during the week. Conversely, the S&P TSX Composite Index generated a small gain during the week. The TSX closed at 14,584.99 points on Friday, up 18.73 points. Down in the United States, the week kicked off on Monday morning immediately following the previous night’s Presidential debate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 102.11 points on the week, including breaking below the 18000 point level on Thursday to territory not seen since early July 2016. By, Friday, the Dow Jones was back above 18,000 points, finishing at 18,138.38.

 

Capital gains tax break becomes part of a double whammy when home prices fall

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crea-house-prices-capital-gains-1.3801499

 

Higher oil prices won’t do much for the loonie, says CIBC

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/higher-oil-prices-wont-do-much-for-the-loonie-says-cibc?__lsa=ff4d-dc1b

 

Ottawa's deficit will be $16.5B wider than forecast over next 5 years: TD

http://www.bnn.ca/ottawa-s-deficit-will-be-16-5b-wider-than-forecast-over-next-5-years-td-1.584395

 

Beware the interest rate reversal, says this asset manager

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/beware-the-interest-rate-reversal-says-this-asset-manager

 

Firms boost hiring, investing outlook amid signs resource slump ending

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/firms-poised-to-add-jobs-invest-amid-sense-resource-slump-ending-boc/article32288746/

 


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Oct 11 10:15:35AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 7, 2016

We hope everyone in Canada enjoyed their Thansgiving weekend! 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With two of QIS Capital’s Feature Company Profiles recently updated, we continue to revamp a couple of other QIS Profiles that will be available on the website soon.

 

It should be noted that on Sunday, October 9, 2016, the second Presidential debate will take place. Although unlikely to be significant, the happenings during these elections debates may have an impact on trading the following day. Canadian markets will be closed for Thanksgiving following the debate.

 

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

 

The Feature Company Profile for Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website

Lingo Media Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v

 

The most recent update we’ve emailed out to subscribers, QIS Update #19, was sent on September 20, 2016 summarizing the latest news and developments from Fairmont Resources, NTG Clarity Networks and Quattro Exploration and Production.

QIS Update #19: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-19-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

Each of the three primary stock market indexes that we follow in this section of the weekly recap delivered losses for the week ended October 7, 2016. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index closed on Friday at 780.23 points, down 19.43 points or 2.4% on the week. After Monday and Tuesday trading, the TSX-V was down over 33 points, largely due to 4-month gold and silver lows, before recovering some of the losses by Friday. The S&P TSX Composite Index was down 4 out of 5 trading days this past week, shedding a total of 159.6 points to close at 14,566.26 points. South of the border, in a week highlighted by the Vice Presidential debate, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was also down 4 out of 5 days on the week. Overall, the Dow Jones lost 67.66 points to close on Friday at 18,240.49 points.

 

Canada added 67,000 jobs in September

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-september-1.3795592

 

British pound hits 31-year low against U.S. dollar

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/british-pound-greenback-brexit-1.3790464

 

Federal government ran $1B deficit for last fiscal year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/federal-government-deficit-1.3795821

 

The ten things that all investors should know

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/david-kaufman-the-ten-things-that-all-investors-should-know?__lsa=e3cb-6f85

 

Firms boost hiring, investing outlook amid signs resource slump ending

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/firms-poised-to-add-jobs-invest-amid-sense-resource-slump-ending-boc/article32288746/ 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 3 10:21:05PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 30, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

With two of QIS Capital’s Feature Company Profiles recently updated, we continue to revamp a couple of other QIS Profiles that will be available on the website soon.

 

With the first US Presidential debate taken care of, the Vice Presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4 to be followed by the second Presidential debate on Sunday, October 9.

 

We remain in the process of updating The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway as we go back and forth on the changes and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

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

 

The Feature Company Profile for Limgo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website

Lingo Media Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v

 

QIS Update #19 was sent out on September 20, 2016 summarizing the latest news and developments from Fairmont Resources, NTG Clarity Networks and Quattro Exploration and Production.

QIS Update #19: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-19-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

The TSX Composite Index and Dow Jones both posted modest gains this week, while the TSX Venture Index lost ground. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index closed on Friday at 800.23 points, down 10.66 on the week. With a solid gain of 173 points on Wednesday, the S&P TSX Composite Index managed to stay in green territory for the week, closing up 28.05 points overall at 14,725.98 points. South of us in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has moved up or down by at least 110 points in each of the last six trading sessions. Overall for the week, the Dow Jones finished up 46.70 points to close on Friday at 18,608.15 points.

  

Federal books in $2.8B deficit over first four months of fiscal year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ottawa-fiscal-monitor-1.3786388

 

Liquefied natural gas hub gets Ottawa's OK — what does that mean for oil pipelines?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/whats-coming-for-transmountain-1.3782549

 

Why it feels like another financial crisis, the outlook for the TSX, and investing advice for a 20-year-old

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article32099588/

 

Five things to beware of when it comes to investing newsletters

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-things-to-beware-of-when-it-comes-to-investing-newsletters

 

Canadian economy continues rebound, growing 0.5% in July

http://www.bnn.ca/canadian-economy-continues-rebound-growing-0-5-in-july-1.576787

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 26 10:16:03AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 23, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The US Federal Election draws early headlines this week with the first televised debate taking place on Sept. 26. It remains to be seen whether the events from this debate will have any impact on trading patterns starting on Tuesday morning.

 

We remain in the process of updating The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway as we go back and forth on the changes and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

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

 

QIS Update #19 was sent out on September 20, 2016 summarizing the latest news and developments from Fairmont Resources, NTG Clarity Networks and Quattro Exploration and Production.

QIS Update #19: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-19-2016-latest-news-from-fairmont-resources-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration-and-production 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

Market News

 

Each of the three primary stock market indexes that we track experienced gains for the week ended September 23, 2016. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index closed the week back above the 800 point level after a weekly increase of 11.65 points, finishing at 810.89. Despite losing nearly 100 points on Friday, the S&P TSX Composite Index was up by 247.24 points on the week, closing at 14,697.93 points. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 137.65 points this week on the eve of the first Presidential debate on Sept. 26. The Dow Jones finished the week at 18,261.45 points.

 

Depressed crude prices push North American markets down

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/markets-dollar-oil-1.3776706

 

Waiting for OPEC: changing circumstances and new possibilities — maybe

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/opec-oil-algiers-1.3774190

 

Canada flagged for worrying levels of credit and the threat it poses to country’s banks

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/canada-flagged-for-worrying-levels-of-credit-and-the-threat-it-poses-to-countrys-banks?__lsa=0592-777e

 

Don’t blame the accountant for your ‘gross negligence’ — you are 100% responsible for your returns

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/dont-blame-your-accountant-for-your-gross-negligence-you-are-100-responsible-for-your-returns

 

The Week Ahead: Clinton and Trump hold first debate, FOMC voting members speak

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-clinton-and-trump-hold-first-debate-fomc-voting-members-speak-1.572395  

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 19 8:43:38AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 16, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The US Federal Reserve meets Sept 20-21 and the decision on whether or not interest rates will be increased or not is something well worth keeping an eye on as these decisions typically sway short-term investor sentiment significantly.

 

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major update to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

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

 

The Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website

NTG Clarity Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/ntg-clarity-networks-inc-nci-tsx-v

 

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Market News

While the Dow Jones managed to eke out a small gain on the week, the two major Canadian indices we track both experienced losses for the week ended Sept. 16, 2016. After a 12.92 loss on the week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index closed out a week below the 800 point level for the first time since July 2016 at 799.24 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index was down 89.20 points on the week, recovering somewhat from a 248 point decline on Tuesday. The chief Canadian index finished on Friday at 14,450.80 points. Down in the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained a modest 38.35 points this week ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve meetings where an interest rate decision will take place. The Dow Jones closed the week out at 18,123.80 points.

 

Top Canadian CEOs paid almost 159 times the average worker's salary last year http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ceo-pay-compensation-1.3766091

 

What were investors thinking? Interest rates must rise

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/efficient-markets-interest-rates-1.3758179

 

Canadian key household debt ratio hits record high

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/debt-income-ratio-record-1.3763343

 

Oil and gas companies looking for corporate suitors not feeling the love

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/oil-and-gas-companies-not-feeling-love-1.3767913

 

One bullish call on the markets, why Shopify and Apple deserve investor attention, and how not to invest like a groundhog

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gi-newsletter/article31874844/ 

 

Company to Watch

 

Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (PIH:TSX) has traded down during 13 of the past 14 trading days from as high as $14.25 on Aug 29 to as low as of $9.55 on September 16. The company released its annual results for the year ended June 30, 2016 on September 13, 2016. Pacific Insight generated $1.42 per share in net earnings during fiscal 2016, up from $0.40/share in 2015. In addition, the company has a working capital position in excess of $26.5 million or $3.90 per share. It should be noted that management indicated the following in the MD&A:

“The Company anticipates launching additional automotive and commercial programs in fiscal 2017; the volume and related revenue of these program launches will likely be lower in comparison to the programs launched in the last fifteen months. During fiscal 2016, through a Tier 2 relationship, the Company also commenced selling products to an electric automotive OEM. As the Company undergoes start-up design and collaboration activities associated with investment in this new business, higher than normal direct materials costs and lower gross profits are anticipated to the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2017.”

After a very solid 2016 financial performance, Pacific Insight is trading at 7.1 times trailing earnings and at just 4.4 times after taking into account the company’s working capital position.

 

Link to PIH’s Q4 and year-end news release:

http://www.pacificinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Earnings-release_jun-30.pdf

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 12 7:20:15AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 9, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

With many financial results from our Feature Companies being release in late August, we’re currently updating several company profiles and should have the latest versions up on www.smallcaps.ca very soon.

 

The US Federal Reserve meets Sept 20-21 and the decision on whether or not interest rates will be increased or not is something well worth keeping an eye on as these decisions typically sway short-term investor sentiment significantly.

 

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major update to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

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

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on August 31, 2016. This update included financial results from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

QIS Update #18: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-18-2016-q2-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

During this holiday shortened 4-day trading week, each of the three main indexes that we follow suffered a substantial loss on Friday. However, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index generated enough gains in the first three trading days to more than offset a 13.44 point dip on Friday. On the week, the TSX Venture Index gained a modest 1.24 points to close at 812.16 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index was down over 263 points on Friday, posting a weekly loss of 255.70 to close at 14,540.0 points. South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell a whopping 394.46 points on Friday due to speculation of a potential interest rate increase, contributing to a total weekly loss of 406.51 points. The Dow Jones closed the week out at 18,085.45 points, its lowest close since early July.

 

Stocks tumble as markets digest prospect of U.S. Fed rate hike

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tsx-dollar-markets-1.3755085

 

Canada adds 26,000 jobs in August, beating estimates

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-august-1.3753302

 

Bond investors are about to get crushed as a new global cycle kicks off, Deutsche Bank warns

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/deutsche-bank-bond-investors-are-about-to-get-crushed-as-a-new-global-cycle-kicks-off?__lsa=4132-97b6

 

Pipeline deals good news in a bleak industry — too bad they are in another country

http://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/diane-francis-pipeline-deals-good-news-in-a-bleak-industry-too-bad-they-are-in-another-country

 

What’s ahead for mortgage rates in Canada? Watch the U.S. Fed

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/whats-ahead-for-mortgage-rates-in-canada-watch-the-us-fed/article31820702/ 

 

Company to Watch

 

Lite Access Technolgoies (LTE:CSE) has been highlighted in this section of the weekly update in the past. The company continues to deliver a positive stream of news releases including two new announcements on Sept. 6 and Sept. 8. The company also recently posted its second consecutive quarter of profitability for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Recent Lite Access Technologies news:

Lite Access Receives Additional Order for Over $900,000 from Valued Partner Colville Tribes in Washington State, USA

http://liteaccess.com/lite-access-receives-additional-order-for-over-900000-from-valued-partner-colville-tribes-in-washington-state-usa/

 

Lite Access’ Yukon Based Partner, Total North, set to Install FTTH for Northwestel in Whitehorse

 http://liteaccess.com/lite-access-yukon-based-partner-total-north-set-to-install-ftth-for-northwestel-in-whitehorse/

 


By dquinton

Posted: Wednesday Sep 7 7:03:06AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 2, 2016

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The final long weekend of the summer is in the books as are most of the quarterly results required to be issued by those companies with a three month period ending June 30. QIS Update was issued on Aug. 31 and the next QIS update will be compiled and sent out to our subscribers soon.

 

Keep an eye out for news from the Bank of Canada on Wednesday as a decision will be made on interest rates- though most experts do not anticipate a change in the benchmark rate.

 

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major update to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Recent Events

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on August 31, 2016. This update included financial results from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

QIS Update #18: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-18-2016-q2-results-from-lingo-media-ntg-clarity-networks-and-quattro-exploration

 

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. 

 

Market News

 

On the markets this week, each of the three main indexes that we follow came back with a weekly gain after each of the three had delivered a loss for the week ended August 26. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down sharply on Tuesday before gaining back those losses and then some by week’s end. Overall, the TSX Venture Index added 5.39 points to close at 810.92 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a gain this week, climbing 155.82 points to finish on Friday at 14,795.70 points, its highest close since August 11. Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had strong showings on Monday and Friday to bookend a weekly gain of 96.56 points. The Dow Jones closed the week out at 18,491.96 points.

 

Russia and Saudi Arabia pledge to curb 'excessive volatility' in oil market

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-saudi-arabia-russia-1.3749056

 

How to strategically withdraw money from an RESP

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/how-to-strategically-withdraw-money-from-an-resp

 

Vancouver home sales plunge for second straight month in wake of new foreign-buyer tax

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/vancouver-home-sales-plunge-for-second-straight-month-in-wake-of-new-foreign-buyer-tax

 

Why September could be huge for markets all around the world

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/why-september-could-be-huge-for-markets-all-around-the-world?__lsa=711d-b0ba

 

The Week Ahead: Bank of Canada rate decision, Apple unveils new product

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-bank-of-canada-rate-decision-apple-unveils-new-product-1.560023 

 

Company to Watch

 

NTG Clarity has recently announced over $1.5 million in new purchase orders. While the company has struggled to deliver the type of financial performance that investors would like to see over the past several quarters, it was certainly a significant announcement from the company.

View the full news release at:

NTG Clarity Receives Over $1.5 Million in New Purchase Orders http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D19948 


By queensland

Posted: Thursday Sep 1 11:56:32PM 2016

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange are the two key stock market indices that operate out of Canada. The regular TSX trading hours are from an opening time of 9:30 a.m. EST to a closing time of 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. However, there are some holidays for which the TSX closes.

 

Toronto Stock Exchange Holidays


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 29 9:25:36AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 26, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The next QIS update will be issued soon as we incorporate a couple of news releases that have been released last week.

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major update to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Work on the site is underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch! 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Recent Events

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) has reported its second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2016.

NTG Clarity news: http://www.thenewswire.com/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D19894

 

Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) has announced that a contract has been secured with well-established university in Mexico.

Lingo Media news: http://lingomedia.com/lingo-medias-ell-technologies-partners-with-universidad-da-vinci-to-teach-english-to-future-teachers-in-ten-states-in-mexico/

 

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. 

 

Market News

On the markets this week, each of the three main indexes that we follow delivered a loss. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down sharply on Wednesday before gaining a little momentum back on Thursday and Friday. Overall, the TSX-V lost 27.58 points to close at 805.53 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index also lost ground this week, shedding 47.58 points to finish on Friday at 14,639.88 points. In the United States of America, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down four out of five days on the week losing a total of 157.17 points before closing on Friday at 18,395.40 points.

 

McDonald's Happy Meal mistake, and Rio's poor Olympic ROI: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mcdonald-s-this-week-in-business-1.3737286

 

How you could make cash on a Donald Trump victory

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/election-markets-1.3732359

 

VectorVest-Questrade partnership brings unemotional ‘robo’ to retail investing

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/vectorvest-questrade-partnership-brings-unemotional-robo-to-retail-investing

 

Channeling emerging market growth, without the risk of emerging market companies

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/channeling-emerging-market-growth-without-the-risk-of-emerging-market-companies

 

Canadians now spend more on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, study finds

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadians-now-pay-more-tax-than-they-spend-on-food-clothing-and-shelter-combined-study-finds

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 22 8:26:21AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 19, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The next QIS update will be issued soon as we keep investors caught up on news from our Feature Companies. We anticipate some quarterly results to be issued next week.

 

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major revamp to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Some additional alterations are underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) has announced that a contract has been secured with CERTUS a leading banking, business and financial education institution in Peru.

Lingo Media news: http://lingomedia.com/telefonica-delivers-ell-technologies-scholar-program-to-certus-a-leading-educational-institution-in-peru

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on August 11, 2016.

QIS Update #17: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-17-2016-lingo-media-secures-new-contract-and-quattro-exploration-adds-to-asset-sale-while-receiving-court-protection

 

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. 

 

Market News

 

It was a relatively quiet summer period of trading on the markets this week. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was essentially flat this week shedding, just 0.18 of a point on the week to close at 833.11 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index also lost ground this week, shedding 59.99 points to finish on Friday at 14,687.46 points. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all time high again on Monday of 18,668.44 points before fading the remainder of the week to end up in a loss position. The Dow Jones ended the week down 23.90 points to close on Friday at 18,552.57 points.

 

Couple says no to home ownership and Uber plans self-driving cars: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3728078

 

Inflation in Canada dips to 1.3% in July

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cpi-inflation-july-1.3727628

 

The two things we know for sure in an unpredictable year

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/david-rosenberg-the-two-things-we-know-for-sure-in-an-unpredictable-year

 

Energy junk debt acts as if oil plunge never happened

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/energy-junk-debt-acts-as-if-oil-plunge-never-happened/article31458080/

 

Bay Street braces for Canadian bank earnings amid murky economic outlook

http://www.bnn.ca/bay-street-braces-for-canadian-bank-earnings-amid-murky-economic-outlook-1.550767

 

 

Company to Watch

 

Photon Control Inc. (PHO:TSX-V) has been featured in this section in the past and the company has disclosed that it will be issuing Q2 financial results pre-market on Weds. Aug. 22, 2016.

It will be interesting to see how Q2 comes in after a solid Q1 was reported on May 30. Trading in PHO shares moved up from the mid 0.70s to the mid 0.80s in the weeks following the Q1 announcement.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 15 10:56:56AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 12, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

Companies are now releasing Q2 financial results as earnings season is upon us. There are a couple of QIS Capital Feature Companies within 2 weeks of issuing financials, so we’ll be watching the newswires very closely.

 

As mentioned, we’re in the process of a major revamp to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. Some additional alterations are underway and we’ll keep you posted on this project moving forward until launch!

 

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

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on August 11, 2016. This update included news from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

QIS Update #17: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-17-2016-lingo-media-secures-new-contract-and-quattro-exploration-adds-to-asset-sale-while-receiving-court-protection

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

All of the indices that we follow were up this week and all hit fresh 52-week highs. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index reached another 52-week high of 848.13 points on August 11 on its way to a weekly gain of 26.6 points or 3.3%. Canada’s venture index closed the week at 833.29 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index also reached a 52-week high on Aug. 11, trading up to 14,855.69 points. On the week, the TSX Composite added 98.68 points to finish up at 14,747.45 points. In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all time high of 18,638.34 on Aug. 11 and ended the week up 32.94 points to close on Friday at 18,576.47 points.

 

Loonie hits 4-week high as oil continues recent climb

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-oil-1.3718523

 

Oil prices to hover around $50 this year, touch $60 by 2017, say energy analysts

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/oil-price-forecast-deloitte-july-2016-1.3664845

 

You only live once: A motto for a generation, and a decent starting point for personal finance philosophy

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/young-money/you-only-live-once-a-motto-for-a-generation-and-a-decent-starting-point-for-personal-finance-philosophy

 

Soaring Victoria and Toronto home prices led red-hot July market

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadian-home-prices-rise-2-per-cent-in-july/article31385621/

 

The Week Ahead: Fed minutes, Energy East panel heads to Fredericton

http://www.bnn.ca/the-week-ahead-fed-minutes-energy-east-panel-heads-to-fredericton-1.545110 

 

Company to Watch

 

When we mentioned Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd. (QXP:TSX-V) in this section of the weekly recap last week, we were not expecting Thursday’s news release about seeking bankruptcy protection from the courts while the company completes its asset sale. This development was discussed thoroughly in the QIS Update sent out on Aug 11 and we’ve included a portion of that update below.

QXP news release in full: http://globenewswire.ca/news-release/2016/08/11/863669/0/en/Quattro-Increases-Asset-Divestiture-Plan-to-30-Million-and-is-Granted-Court-Protection-to-Allow-for-Its-Orderly-Completion.html?parent=860828

 

Excerpt from QIS Update 17:

We answered a number of email and phone inquiries regarding Quattro Exploration today. We sought comment from management immediately upon the release of the news as no one likes to read the work bankrupt in a press release. However, we were provided a very different view from management which is in sync with what is disclosed in today’s press release. First and foremost is the exciting announcement that the assets being sold have increased to $30 million from the $24.25 million announced previously. The additional proceeds come from shut-in production which was not being valued by the market. The Board of Directors of Quattro felt that it was necessary to seek creditor protection as various groups were working to frustrate the sale process and hinder the company’s current operations. Management feels that with the creditor protection in place, that it can move forward on the completion of the sale in a timely and orderly fashion. The letter of intent is expected to be a binding contract of sale by the end of August 2016.

It is also important to point out that Quattro’s banking facilities appear to be onside with today’s announcement and continue to maintain a positive banking relationship with the company. This does not appear to be a company forced into bankruptcy by the main lending institution, but rather by aggressive industry creditors as Quattro has had limited working capital after taking a $4.5 million write-down at the end of 2015 due to the bankruptcy of several of its joint venture partners. Quattro continues to work towards securing additional assets due to the insolvency of these partners.

Of course we are always concerned with bankruptcy proceedings but at this time management retains control of its operations and appears to be making progress with its divestiture of core assets. If the company can complete this sale, Quattro will be in a very strong financial position with positive working capital of $12 million which far exceeds the current market capitalization of less than $3 million. This also doesn’t include the remaining 1,200 boe/d of production, various shut in wells, development locations, and additional business assets. Hopefully we see the completion of the asset sale in the next few weeks.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 8 9:12:59AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 5, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

Companies are now releasing Q2 financial results as earnings season is upon us. There are a couple of QIS Capital Feature Companies within a couple of weeks of issuing financials, so we’ll be watching the news wires closely. High Arctic Energy Services (HWO:TSX), a company that we’ve discussed in the weekly recaps previously, will be releasing numbers on August 12.

The colors on the forum page (http://www.smallcaps.ca/forum) have been updated and are no longer a cyan background with white text. This change should be a little more eye appealing! While we continue to fine tune the www.smallcaps.ca site, we’re also in the process of a major revamp to The Small-Cap Conference website at www.smallcapconference.ca. We’ll keep you posted on this project as well!

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

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on August 2, 2016. This update included news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

QIS Update #16: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-16-2016-fairmont-resources-issues-two-news-items-and-quattro-exploration-sells-some-assets

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

  

Market News

The first week of trading in August 2016 resulted in gains for each of the main indices that we follow in this section of the weekly review, despite some weakness in crude oil prices. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index reached another 52-week high of 809.33 points on August 2 on its way to a weekly gain of 10.52 points. Canada’s venture index closed the week at 806.69 points. The S&P TSX Composite Index had a strong day on Friday, reaching a new 52-week high, which lifted it into a weekly gain of 66.03 points during the holiday shortened week. The TSX Composite closed on Friday at 14,648.77 points. South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was also buoyed into a gain position for the week after a 191 point boost on Friday. The Dow Jones added a total of 111.29 points to close out the week at 18,543.53 points.

 

Vancouver's foreign home buyer tax kicks in and crude prices slide: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3709188

 

Canada sheds 31,200 jobs in July, unemployment rate rises to 6.9%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-canada-july-1.3708611

 

Crude oil closes below $40 US for 1st time since April

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-dips-below-40-1.3703871

 

Debenture holders not treated equally in buyouts

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/debenture-holders-not-treated-equally-in-buyouts

 

Canada’s steep job losses another blow to struggling economy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/canadas-july-employment-figures/article31286881/

  

Company to Watch

This week, Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd. (QXP:TSX-V) announced a significant development regarding a letter of intent to sell a sizeable portion of its current production and proved reserves.

QXP news release on property sale: http://globenewswire.ca/news-release/2016/08/02/860828/0/en/Quattro-Signs-Letter-of-Intent-to-Sell-Oil-And-Natural-Gas-Properties-in-Western-Canada-for-24-250-000.html

Once the company’s recently announced asset sale is finalized in October 2016, Quattro will be in a much stronger financial position and management will be able to focus solely on the company’s core properties. Quattro has historically been a low cost producer, however, due to the insolvency of several joint venture partners in late 2015, the company was forced to write-off almost $4.5 million in partner related expenses which has pushed up operating costs in the last two quarters and also pushed Quattro into a covenant violation on its loan. As such, management made the decision to sell some of its core properties which in our opinion has unlocked a significant portion of hidden value in the company.

Quattro retains production of about 1,200 boe/d and has the short-term capacity to boost production levels to over 3,000 boe/d in the next 12 months. Pre asset sale, the company has a market capitalization of just $3.5 million and an enterprise value of $15.7 million including all outstanding debt.

It attempting to determine the potential value of Quattro, the company sold approximately 1/3 of its production for $12 million plus decommissioning liabilities. Using the same dollar value per producing boe, the remaining production would be worth a little over $20 million using the same metrics (plus decommissioning).  Add some of the purchase prices over the last few years for non-producing assets: $3.5 million for SRD Innovations, $5.2 million for NE BC, and $5.5 million for Guatemala and you are up to $35 million and that doesn't include a lot of shut-in production and infrastructure.  If the current sale was to be utilized to eliminate debt and remaining assets were worth a minimum of $35 million, that would equate to $0.80/share basic or $0.55 per share fully diluted.

 

 

Disclaimer:  The corporate information provided in this report is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been taken to provide accurate information, the completeness or accuracy of such information is not guaranteed. Certain statements in this report may constitute forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. The information contained in this report should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. Trading accounts, including personal, family and corporate accounts, under the control of QIS Capital management and employees currently hold 282,000 shares in the company profiled. QIS Capital has a financial arrangement with Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd., and may trade the company’s common shares. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright ©2016, QIS Capital Corporation.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 1 5:40:30PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 29, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

Companies are now releasing Q2 financial results as earnings season is upon us. There are a couple of QIS Capital Feature Companies close to releasing news, though not necessarily regarding financial results. Once this news hits the market, we’ll be issuing the next QIS Capital Update.

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

Earlier this month, Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE) announced a corporate update as well as a future dividend payment. This is a company that we’ve followed since the beginning and one that we continue to monitor closely.

Quinsam Capital news: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-declares-quarterly-dividend-and-provides-update-on-performance-cnsx-qca-2144459.htm

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

With the final day of trading in July 2016 in the books, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was up yet again on the week, logging a 26.2 point gain to close at 796.17 points, a new 52-week high. During the month of July 2016, the TSX Venture index was up by a remarkable 9%. The S&P TSX Composite Index failed to recover from a 102 point loss on Monday, ending the week down 17.94 points to close on Friday at 14,582.72 points, which is still within 40 points of a new 52-week high. Down in the United States this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unable to best its 52-week high set on July 20 and actually recorded five consecutive days of losses to close down on Friday. The Dow Jones shed a total of 138.61 points to close on Friday at 18,432.24 points.

 

B.C. taxes foreign home buyers and gold's lustrous climb : BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3700695

 

Oilpatch prepares for the next boom while still in a bust

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/suncor-cenovus-oilpatch-boom-bust-1.3698905

 

Reality check: Can B.C.'s new foreign-buyer tax cool Vancouver's housing market?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bc-foreign-homebuyer-tax-housing-market-toronto-1.3696511

 

Why you should buy the dip in energy stocks, specifically natural gas

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/why-you-should-buy-the-dip-in-energy-stocks-specifically-natural-gas

 

Canada's GDP in May declines most in 7 years on Alberta wildfires

http://www.bnn.ca/canada-s-gdp-in-may-declines-most-in-7-years-on-alberta-wildfires-1.534900

 

Company to Watch

 

This week, Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V) announced its second quarter financial results as well as some new contracts. Bear in mind that OML reports in U.S. dollars.

Omni-Lite Q2 news release: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-reports-second-quarter-results-and-new-orders-588528341.html

 


By Josh_Kier

Posted: Monday Jul 25 1:07:59PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 22, 2016

  

Upcoming Events

As August approaches, it is important to note that many companies who have a reporting period ended June 30 will be starting to release financial results next month.  We’ll be monitoring releases closely and will be incorporating any intriguing results in future weekly recaps.

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

This past week, Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) announced some news updating investors on its purchase agreement for the Grabasa granite assets in Spain.

Fairmont Resources news link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/fairmont-exclusivity-period-for-grabasa-asset-purchase-tsx-venture-fmr-2143672.htm

This news release will be included in QIS Capital’s next email update that will be sent out to our subscribers.

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

After another week of gains, the three indices we track in this section are all sitting near 52-week highs.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was up a modest 3.61 points this week to close at 769.97 points, reaching another 52-week high on Friday, July 22.  The S&P TSX Composite Index closed at a 52-week high closing level on Friday at 14,600.66 points, although it did trade slightly higher on a day back in early August 2015.  On the week, the major Canadian index added a total of 118.24 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also hit another 52-week high this week, touching 18,622.01 on July 20.  The Dow Jones has moved up during 10 of the past 11 trading sessions.  This week, the Dow gained 54.3 points to close on July 22 at 18,570.85 points. 

 

Walmart fights with Visa, and Ottawa's CCB money goes out: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3691259

 

Oil dips below $44 US as loonie extends weakness

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-dollar-markets-1.3691671

 

TSX nears 1-year high

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/markets-near-1-year-high-1.3689035

 

BoC 'firmly on hold' as inflation rate holds steady, retail sales rise

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadas-annual-rate-of-inflation-holds-steady/article31074231/

 

ATB Financial bets Alberta economy will ‘come back as strong as ever’ with new GIC

http://www.bnn.ca/atb-financial-bets-alberta-economy-will-come-back-as-strong-as-ever-with-new-gic-1.530511


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 18 8:47:39AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 15, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We’ve been getting some feedback on the new website and appreciate all the input. We’ll be experimenting with the color palette on the site over the next week or two as there have been some comments about the white text on the Cyan background. If you have some thoughts, but haven’t shared them with us yet, please feel free to do so via email at info@smallcaps.ca.

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

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on July 12, 2016. This update included news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

QIS Update #15: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-15-2016-fairmont-resources-article-published-ntg-clarity-announced-$800000-letter-of-intent

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

Since the North American market panic selling arising from the Brexit vote calmed down by market close on June 27, the Dow Jones has risen by more than 1,100 points, while the TSX Composite Index has gained nearly 800 points in the same time frame. If we take a look at the past week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was up 14.24 points to close at 766.36 points. Since June 28, the small-cap index has risen by more than 9%, setting a new 52-week high on July 15. Also this past week, the S&P TSX Composite Index traded at levels not experienced since early August 2015. The TSX Composite added 222.58 points to finish up at 14,482.42 points. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at all-time highs and has posted 6 consecutive days of gains. The Dow gained almost 370 points over the past week to close on July 15 at 18,516.55 points.

 

Air Miles users rush to redeem before expiry and Krispy Kreme rises again: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3680895

 

Canadian real estate appreciating at the fastest pace since 200

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crea-housing-june-1.3680458

 

Flight to yield and quality: Recent takeaways that point toward the direction markets will take

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/etfs/flight-to-yield-and-quality-recent-takeaways-that-point-toward-the-direction-markets-will-take?__lsa=1542-1ec3

 

Markets ditch fear for greed, but the chorus of caution is growing louder

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/stock-rally-may-be-shortlived-unless-corporate-earnings-pick-up-blackrock?__lsa=1542-1ec3

 

Millennials, Gen Xers losing confidence in ability to meet financial goals: Poll

http://www.bnn.ca/millennials-gen-xers-losing-confidence-in-ability-to-meet-financial-goals-poll-1.526595

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 4 10:46:34AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 30, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

The first half of 2016 is in the books! Although summer activity is typically slower in the small-cap markets, we will continue to keep investors updated on the network of companies that we actively follow.

 

At www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies, the latest version of the QIS Capital profile for Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) is online and the Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) profile is going to be the next one updated.

 

We’ve been getting some feedback on the new website and appreciate all the input. If you have some thoughts, but haven’t shared them with us yet, please feel free to do so via email at info@smallcaps.ca.

 

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

 

The QIS Capital Feature Company Profile for Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted online at http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v.

 

For those that haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, the most recent QIS Update was sent out on June 24, 2016. This update included news from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #14: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-14-2016-fairmont-resources-provides-several-corporate-updates-and-ntg-clarity-announces-financing

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

 

Market News

 

The uncertainty surrounding Britain’s vote to exit the EU resulted in a continued selloff on Monday among North American small and large caps alike. However, by the end of the 4-day week shortened by the Canada Day holiday, all of the indexes that we track were in a healthy gain position. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was up 19.65 points on the week to close at 730.44 points, setting a new 52-week high on Thursday. After trading down to a low of 13,609.58 points on Monday, the S&P TSX Composite Index came back strong later in the week to finish up at 14,064.54 points. In the United States, although trading is open on July 1, we’ll note how the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fared during the first four days of the week. After shedding 260 points on Monday, the Dow gained almost 790 points over the following three trading days to close on June 30 at 17,929.99 points.

 

Three Amigos meet in Ottawa and VW agrees to pay up: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3660248

 

Global markets oversold unless Brexit is a sign of something worse

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/brexit-political-economy-lessons-1.3655931

 

Chinese bought $1.3B of Canadian commercial real estate this year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cbre-commercial-real-estate-chinese-1.3659847

 

Eight lessons investors can draw from Brexit, so far, as the political drama continues

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/eight-lessons-investors-can-draw-from-brexit-so-far-as-the-political-drama-continues

 

Court overturns Ottawa’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/federal-court-overturns-ottawas-approval-of-northern-gateway-pipeline/article30703563/

 

Mid-Year Report Card: TSX leads the way

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/30/Mid-Year-Report-Card-TSX-leads-the-way.aspx

 

 

Company to Watch

 

Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) has recently traded as low as $0.45/share on Monday and the stock spent the rest of the week trading light volume between $0.55 - $0.58 per share.

Lingo Media’s Q1 results came out in late May and investor interest has cooled right off on this stock since it was sitting at more than twice its current share price approximately 2 months ago (52-week high of $1.19/share on April 28, 2016).

Fundamentally, nothing dramatic has changed with the company or its operations. Lingo Media has announced a series of positive news releases dating back to August 2015 including a couple of significant distribution partnerships disclosed since the end of Q1 on March 31.

Q1 has historically been a slower quarter for Lingo Media, and when Q2 gets released in August 2016, investors will have another quarter of results to determine whether the company has been oversold in May and June.   The company reported net earnings of $0.09 per share in 2015 and is now trading at less than 6.5X last year’s earnings with a positive working capital position of $0.06 per share and no long-term debt.

 

Management just reviewed the latest QIS Capital profile of Lingo Media and this final version is now available for online viewing at:

http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies/lingo-media-corporation-lm-tsx-v

 

If there are any questions about Lingo Media, please contact QIS Capital at 250-377-1182 or info@smallcaps.ca.

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly 16,000 shares of Lingo Media Corporation. QIS Capital may have a financial relationship with these companies and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright © 2003 - 2016 QIS Capital Corporation.

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 27 8:58:19AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 24, 2016 

 

Upcoming Events

 

As alluded to in last week’s recap, two Feature Company profiles have recently been updated and posted online at www.smallcaps.ca/feature-companies . New profiles are up for Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V). The updated versions for Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) will be available soon.

 

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

 

We’ve been getting some feedback on the new website and appreciate all the input. If you have some thoughts, but haven’t shared them with us yet, please feel free to do so via email at info@smallcaps.ca.

 

QIS Update #14 was sent out on June 24, 2016 summarizing several corporate developments from Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) and a financing announcement from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

QIS Update #14: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-14-2016-fairmont-resources-provides-several-corporate-updates-and-ntg-clarity-announces-financing

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

After Britain’s surprising vote to exit the EU, which was not the referendum’s anticipated outcome, global markets reacted to the shocking result with large selloffs on Friday, while the price of gold reached a 2-year high and the Canadian dollar lost more than a cent. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was only down on Tuesday this week, but that was enough to result in an overall weekly loss of 4.57 points, finishing at 710.79. The S&P TSX Composite Index closed above 14,000 points every day this week except for Friday as the index took a hit due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Overall, the TSX Composite lost 9.89 points on the week to close at 13,891.88 points. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 611 points or 3.4% on Friday alone to close the week down 275.30 points at 17,399.86.

 

Brexit rocks the markets and CPP to grow: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3651186

 

Brexit vote shocker sends global markets into tailspin

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/brexit-vote-business-impact-1.3650553

 

Oilpatch lowers expectations for future growth

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/capp-oilsands-2016-forecast-1.3648752

 

How Brexit can actually boost your portfolio to a new high

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/how-brexit-can-actually-boost-your-portfolio-to-a-new-high

 

Brexit: A look at the winners and losers

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/brexit-winners-and-losers/article30608647/

 

The Week Ahead: EU to hold 2-day summit

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/24/The-Week-Ahead-European-Union-holds-two-day-summit-to-discuss-Brexit.aspx

  

Company to Watch

 

NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has recently announced a $1.5 million convertible debenture financing.

NCI news link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D19383

 

Those who are interested in participating in the convertible debenture should contact QIS Capital as soon as possible at 250-377-1182 or info@smallcaps.ca. We participated in NTG Clarity’s last convertible debenture in 2013 and everyone did very well as the company ended up converting the debenture within the year due to a share value increase. This convertible debenture is open to accredited investors.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 20 9:03:39AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 17, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

Over the past week, we’ve updated a few of our Feature Company profiles. Once the updated versions have been reviewed by management, we will post them online at www.smallcaps.ca. Several of the updated profiles should be made available this coming week.

 

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

 

As mentioned last week, the new website is now live at www.smallcaps.ca!! If you spot any problems with the new version of the website, please do not hesitate to let us know via email at info@smallcaps.ca.

 

QIS Update #13 was sent out on June 17, 2016 summarizing the 2016 first quarter results from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

QIS Update #13: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-13-2016-quattro-exploration-files-q1-2016-financial-statements

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

We didn’t experience too much volatility this week as the TSX-V was flat while the TSX and the Dow Jones each posted a small loss. With a 5.95 point gain on Friday, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index clawed its way back up to 715.36 points, less than half a point lower than last Friday’s close. The S&P TSX Composite Index closed below 14,000 points every day this week, shedding a total of 135.77 points in all to close the week at 13,901.77 points. Down in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 4 out of 5 days over the past week, losing a combined 190.18 points during the week to end on Friday at 17,675.16 points.

 

NHL expected to pick Vegas team, and the Brexit vote looms: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3640604

 

Goodbye Freedom 55: More Canadians spend their retirement years working

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-retirement-age-rising-1.3638733

 

Canada's major banks hiking fees while pulling in big profits

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/banking-fees-profits-1.3629701

 

Bull markets don’t die of old age, and this one has more room to run

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/bull-markets-dont-die-of-old-age-and-this-one-has-more-room-to-run

 

Oilfield hopes thin despite $2B in oil and gas producer financings

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/17/Oilfield-hopes-thin-despite-2B-in-oil-and-gas-producer-financings.aspx

 

 

Company to Watch

Covalon Technologies Ltd. (COV:TSX-V) has been featured in this section in the past and the company released some significant news on June 15 regarding a newly signed distribution agreement. The stock jumped dramatically from about $1.03 per share up to as high as $1.60 in the days after the news came out.

 

COV News link: http://www.covalon.com/press-release/99/covalon-signs-distribution-agreement-with-medline


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 13 9:09:57AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 10, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

Finally, after talking about it for the past month or two, we have now officially launched the new website online at www.smallcaps.ca!!!

 

The new site was placed live online within the past week and is completely re-designed with a primary goal of becoming “mobile-friendly”.

 

If there are any questions at all once the new site is live, please let us know. Furthermore, if you spot any web pages acting strangely, have trouble logging in to the forum, or see any dead links, let us know and we’ll attend to it right away.

 

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

 

QIS Update #12 was sent out on June 7, 2016 with the latest news from our Feature Companies including a private placement update from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE) and 2015 annual results from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

QIS Update #12: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates/qis-update-12-2016-newlox-gold-ventures-financing-update-and-quattro-exploration-files-2015-financial-statements

 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup. We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month. 

 

Market News

 

Despite an off day on Friday, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index still closed 21.87 points higher than the prior week ending at 715.59 points. The TSX-V traded as high as 723.33 points this week, reaching levels not seen since late 2014. The S&P TSX Composite Index lost 189.24 points to close the week at 14,037.54 points, shedding 202.48 points on Friday alone. South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down over 119 points on Friday, but posted a modest weekly gain of 58.28 points overall to end up at 17,865.34 points.

 

More warnings on sky-high housing costs, and pricey produce at the grocery store: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3629530

 

Bank of Canada must open people's eyes to debt sinkhole danger

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/debt-bank-of-canada-poloz-housing-1.3621994

 

Calgary's small players meet privately to plot strategy as unrest grows in the oilpatch

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/oil-ceos-meet-to-plot-new-green-response-as-fissures-within-industry-grow

 

Canada's jobless rate falls to 6.9% as Alberta's woes continue

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/10/Canada-adds-13800-jobs-in-May-.aspx

 

The Week Ahead: FOMC meets for rate decision

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/10/The-Week-Ahead-FOMC-meets-for-rate-decision-.aspx

  

Company to Watch

 

This coming week, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) is expected to release financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Many investors will be awaiting these results to compare them to the Q4 numbers that were filed on June 1, 2016 and included some unexpected write-downs.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 6 7:29:22AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 3, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

QIS Update #12 is expected to be sent out later this week with the latest news from our Feature Companies including a private placement announcement from Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX:CSE) and Q4 results from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

As mentioned for the past several weeks, there have been some delays in getting the new website online at www.smallcaps.ca, however the launch is still in progress and should be available soon. The new site will be completely re-designed, but very user-friendly and easy to navigate on a computer, phone or tablet. If there are any questions at all once the new site is live, please let us know. 

 

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

On May 31, 2016, we issued a QIS Update focused on recent news from Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V), Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V).

QIS Update #11: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-187

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

This past week, the Canadian indices that we track delivered gains while the Dow Jones suffered a loss.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index closed 693.72 points on Friday, its high for the day as well as a new 52-week high.  In total, the TSX-V gained over 25 points on the week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index gained 121.55 points to close out the week at 14,226.78 points.  The TSX Composite Index had not closed above 14,200 points since mid August 2015.  Down in the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a modest loss of 66.16 points his week and closed on Friday at 17,807.06 points. 

 

French's spreads out its Canadian ketchup presence: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-week-wrap-1.3615379

 

Summer gas prices forecast to remain stable

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gasoline-prices-summer-driving-season-1.3613028

 

Stock picks for riding the new bull market

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/draft-gi-newsletter-template/article30228577/

 

TSX closes in bull market, rising 20% from January low

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/3/TSX-gain-slightly-on-boost-from-precious-metal-miners-loonie-and-gold-soar.aspx

 

The Week Ahead: Yellen in Philadelphia, The Economist's Canada Summit

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/6/3/The-Week-Ahead-Yellen-in-Philadelphia-The-Economists-Canada-Summit.aspx

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 30 9:51:03AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 27, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

Although the website launch has faced a few wrinkles that have caused a delay in getting the news site online, we still intend to launch in the very near future at www.smallcaps.ca. The new site will be completely re-designed, but very user-friendly and easy to navigate on a computer, phone or tablet. If there are any questions at all once the new site is live, please let us know. 

 

QIS Update #11 is expected to be sent out later this week with the latest news from our Feature Companies including the Q1 results recently put out by NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) and also the Q1 results coming out on May 30 from Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V).

 

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

On May 27, 2016, we issued a QIS Update focused on recent news from Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V).

QIS Update #10: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-185

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

This past week, the large cap indices that we track delivered gains while the small-caps were down for the most part.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index delivered a rare weekly loss (since late January 2016) of 17.6 points to close on Friday at 668.54 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index gained 185.65 points to close out the week at 14,105.23 points.  The TSX Composite Index had not traded above 14,000 points since late October 2015.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a strong 372.28 point gain this week to close up at 17,873.22 points. 

 

Oil's rebound sends it to $50: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3603499

 

Stephen Poloz, and a potential Canadian rebound foretold

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-gloom-recovery-1.3599314

 

TSX defiance, a Jim Cramer reality check, and a most tasty dividend stock

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/draft-gi-newsletter-template/article30135200/

 

Deep-pocketed investors are on the hunt for the next Canadian unicorn

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/deep-pocketed-investors-are-on-the-hunt-for-the-next-canadian-unicorn

 

The Week Ahead: Canadian GDP data, Saskatchewan budget

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/5/27/The-Week-Ahead-Canadian-GDP-data-Saskatchewan-budget.aspx

 

Company to Watch

Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V), a company that has been featured in this section in the past, will be releasing Q1 results on May 30, 2016.  We’ll be watching for these results to come out and will include the numbers in our next QIS Update.


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday May 24 7:15:12AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 20, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

QIS Capital has been working on a mobile-friendly website that we expect to launch with the next few business days at www.smallcaps.ca. The site will be completely re-designed, but very user-friendly and easy to navigate on a computer, phone or tablet. If there are any questions at all once the new site is live, please let us know. 

This week we expect to see many more sets of Q1 results released as the deadline looms for those companies with a quarter ended March 31, 2016.

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

On May 20, 2016, we issued a QIS Update focused on recent news from Lingo Media Corporation and Fairmont Resources Inc.

QIS Update #9: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-184

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

This past week, the Canadian markets were up while the Dow Jones posted a small loss.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased by 6.46 points to close on Friday at 686.14 points.  On May 17, the TSX-V touched 689.30 points, a level not seen since the first half of June 2015.  The S&P TSX Composite Index gained 171 points to close out the week at 13,919.58 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a 34.38 point decline this week to close at 17,500.94 points. 

 

What Fort McMurray's fire tells us about preparing for The Big One: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3591510

 

Retail sales slide 1% in March

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/retail-sales-march-1.3591447

 

Should I invest my $100,000 inheritance or pay off debt?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/should-i-invest-my-100000-inheritance-or-pay-off-debt/article30112052/

 

The last bulls standing: Not everyone is urging investors to sell in May and go away

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/market-moves/the-last-bulls-standing-not-everyone-is-urging-investors-to-sell-in-may-and-go-away

 

The Week Ahead: Bank of Canada rate decision, G7 summit

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/5/20/The-Week-Ahead-Bank-of-Canada-rate-decision-.aspx

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 16 8:14:06AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 13, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned last week, we are in the latter stages of a revamp to the www.smallcaps.ca website to make the pages more mobile-friendly.  The new version is nearing completion as we continue to make minor adjustments to the content and layout.  There’s a chance we’ll be launching as early as this week.

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

Thank you to everyone who attended The Small-Cap Conferences this Spring.  The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference was just held on May 3rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Our Calgary event was held in late March. 

All of the presentations from both the Calgary and Vancouver conferences are now available in PDF format at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.php

Investors are encouraged to have a look at the presentations and follow up with management with any further questions.

 

Market News

The Canadian markets were up this week while the US indices gave up a little ground.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased by 10.74 points to close on Friday at 679.68 points, just off of the 10-month high of 681.27 points reached on May 2.  The S&P TSX Composite Index gained 47.11 points to close out the week at 13,749.58 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a 205.31 point decline this week to close at 17,535.32 points. 

 

Fort McMurray's oil restarts & Apple Pay inks pact with Canadian banks: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3581508

 

IEA forecast sees oil glut coming to an end soon

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/iea-oil-forecast-1.3580627

 

Alberta recession could stretch into 2017, economists warn

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/alberta-recession-could-stretch-into-2017-economists-warn

 

Think sector, not stock, and more things investors should know, but probably don’t

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/think-sector-not-stock-and-more-things-investors-should-know-but-probably-dont

 

A history lesson in stock market returns

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/a-history-lesson-in-stock-market-returns/article30019116/  

 

Company to Watch

High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (HWO:TSX) recently announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.  The company’s shares traded down 6% on Friday prior to the after hours Q1 announcement.

At first glance, the results appear to be pretty strong with 22% year-over-year  revenue growth and 110% growth in adjusted EBITDA.  It should be noted that HWO repurchased a total of 734,600 shares during the quarter for $2.4 million under its normal course issuer bid.

High Arctic will host a conference call on Monday, May 16 at 9am Mountain time.

Complete HWO Q1 press release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/high-arctic-reports-2016-first-quarter-results-tsx-hwo-2124898.htm

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 9 9:18:00AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 6, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

With the 2016 Spring Small-Cap Conferences successfully in the books, we are now able to focus on some housekeeping projects that have taken a back seat recently. 

 

We are still in the process of revamping the www.smallcaps.ca website to a more mobile-friendly version.  The new version is nearing completion as we continue to make minor adjustments to the content and layout prior to launch.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

Thank you to everyone who attended The Small-Cap Conferences this Spring.  The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference was just held on May 3rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  This event hosted many quality companies and a pair of knowledgeable guest speakers. 

All of the night’s presentations are now available in PDF format on the conference website at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.php

Investors are encouraged to have a look at the presentations and follow up with management with any further questions.

 

Market News

Each of the three primary indices that we track showed a loss for the past week.  In Canada, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index shed 5.93 points to close on Friday at 668.94 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index lost approximately 250 points to out the week at 13,701.47 points.  Down in the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up some ground again this week to close at 17,740.63 points.  In total the benchmark US index lost 33.01 points on the week.

 

Fort McMurray's fire rages, pushing oil up but loonie takes a dive anyway: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3570617

 

Fort McMurray fire could cost insurers $9B, BMO predicts

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/fort-mcmurray-insurance-cost-1.3568113

 

Canada sheds 2,100 jobs in April

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-march-employment-1.3569704

 

Venture Capital comes to Canada as private companies raise a record quarter

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/venture-capital-comes-to-canada-as-private-companies-raise-a-record-quarter

 

Personal Investor: Can you count on CPP?

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/5/6/Personal-Investor-Can-you-count-on-CPP.aspx

 

Company to Watch

 

Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V) – Financing Opportunity

We have a very short-term financing opportunity which will be completed by Monday (May 9) this week (sorry we just found out about this).  Fairmont Resources (FMR) is doing a small round at $0.06 with a half warrant at $0.10 which will go towards the company's purchase of a large-scale granite producer in Spain.  This acquisition was announced in March 2016.  Fairmont also has several near term production granite/silica properties in Quebec. 

Space in the private placement is limited and the remainder will be filled on a first come first served basis.  The stock recently took a run to $0.12 on very high volume and has since settled back down to $0.06 - $0.07.
 

Website: http://fairmontresources.ca

Presentation: http://fairmontresources.ca/pdf/corporate-presentation.pdf


If you're interested, please contact QIS Capital at 250-377-1182 or info@smallcaps.ca and we can forward a subscription agreement.  This is only open to accredited investors and QIS Capital will not be receiving a finders fee.  Investors are encouraged to do their own due diligence.  Management is willing to meet with anyone in the Toronto area to explain the opportunity.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 2 7:13:28AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – April 29, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

Just a day away!!

The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration is free and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register

The complete schedule for the Vancouver Conference can be seen at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver0516.php

This year, we are jam packed with high quality companies and guest speakers.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and conduct the ultimate due diligence by meeting these small-cap executives in person.

 

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

Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) announced its Q4 and Annual 2015 financial results this past week.  The company delivered another strong quarter of revenue and earnings growth.

Link to Lingo Q4 news release: http://lingomedia.com/lingo-media-reports-2015-financial-results/

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

The two Canadian indices we track were up again for the week ended April 29, 2016 while the Dow Jones lost some ground.  In Canada, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has generated a gain in 19 of the past 22 trading days.  This week, the index added another 18.69 points to close on Friday at 674.87 points, a new 10-month high.  Since its Jan. 20th close of 473.74 points, the Venture Index has increased by a remarkable 42% in a span covering just over 3 months.  The S&P TSX Composite Index gained another 77.45 points to close on Friday at 13,951.45 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up some ground to close the week out at 17,773.64 points.  In total the major US index lost 230.11 points.

 

Bombardier's Delta deal, a big ruling on housing data & the Airbnb of restaurants: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3559532

 

Loonie tops 80 cents for first time since last summer

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-loonie-1.3558872

 

Survival, not growth, is the new mantra in the oilpatch’s great war on costs http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/survival-not-growth-is-the-new-mantra-in-the-oilpatchs-great-war-on-costs?__lsa=eeba-6f69

 

Move over RRSP, TFSA: Here are 7 strategies for maximizing investment returns http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/move-over-rrsp-tfsa-here-are-7-strategies-for-maximizing-investment-returns-you-might-not-know-about

 

The Week Ahead: What investors need to know

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/4/29/The-Week-Ahead-What-investors-need-to-know-.aspx

 

Company to Watch

With The Small-Cap Conference coming up in Vancouver on May 3, 2016, we’ll be listening intently to each presentation and reading between the lines to pick out the most promising 2-3 companies participating in the conference.  Next week, we’ll include our findings in this section of the weekly recap to give you some stocks to keep an eye on as these companies progress through 2016.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 25 7:04:50AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – April 22, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

Just over a week away!!

The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration is free and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register

 

Fundamental Research Corp. has recently agreed to speak at the event, which is now booked with a full slate of presenters. The schedule for the Vancouver Conference can be seen at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver0516.php

 

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

This week was relatively quiet on the news from for our Feature Companies.  We do expect some news in the near future which will be included in the next QIS Update.

 

The most recent QIS Update was sent out on April 12, 2016.

Link to QIS Update #7: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-182

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market

Each of the three major market indices we track was up again for the week ended April 22, 2016.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has generated a gain in 15 of the past 17 trading sessions.  This week, the index added another 22.33 points to close on Friday at 656.17 points.  Since its Jan. 20th close of 473.74 points, the Venture Index has increased by 39% in a span covering just over 3 months.  The S&P TSX Composite Index rose this week by 236.78 points to close on Friday at 13,873.98 points, its highest weekly close since Oct. 2015.  In the U.S.A., the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 18,000 points every day this week, closing on Friday at 18,003.75 points to lock in a weekly increase of 106.29 points.

 

Volkswagen's emissions deals & Turo's plan to let you rent out your wheels: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3548980

 

Canadian dollar rises as oil climbs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dollar-oil-economy-1.3548595

 

Pretty soon, the CRA could be doing your tax return for you

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/pretty-soon-the-cra-could-be-doing-your-tax-return-for-you-but-for-now-try-auto-fill

 

Bring on ‘best interest’ standard for the investment advice sector

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/bring-on-best-interest-standard-for-the-investment-advice-sector

 

Strong first quarter results expected from gold miners

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/strong-q1-results-expected-from-gold-miners?__lsa=ffe7-372a

 

David Dodge’s message for investors: ‘This is a lower growth world’

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/david-dodges-message-for-investors-this-is-a-lower-growth-world/article29717636/

 

Company to Watch

On April 21, Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V)issued some news regarding recently secured orders with the US Military.

 

Omni-Lite Industries Receives Military Contract Valued at US$1.24 Million

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-receives-military-contract-valued-at-124-million-us-576540471.html

 

For those that haven’t noticed, Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) traded big volumes this week and the stock moved up from $0.06/share to $0.095 per share during the week, an increase of 58%.  A weekly high of $0.11 per share was reached on April 20.

 

The company’s latest major news was dated March 21:

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/fairmont-signs-agreement-to-acquire-major-dimension-stone-producer-tsx-venture-fmr-2107792.htm

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 18 6:25:53AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – April 15, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

Only two weeks to go!!

The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration is free and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register

The schedule for the Vancouver Conference is being finalized and will be available online soon.  Some of the participating companies can be seen at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver0516.php

 

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

On April 12, 2016, we issued a QIS Update focused on recent news from Lingo Media, Newlox Gold Ventures and NTG Clarity Networks.

QIS Update #7: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-182

 

If you haven’t had a chance yet, please check out the presenting company PDF presentations from The Small-Cap Conference held in Calgary on March 30.

Presentations: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.php

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

The markets experienced a relatively strong week ended Friday, April 15, 2016.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has generated a gain in 11 of the past 12 trading sessions.  This week, the index added nearly 30 points over the course of its 5% climb to finish at its weekly high on Friday of 633.84 points.  This eight month high is a result of gains experienced in 12 of the past 13 weeks.  The S&P TSX Composite Index rose this week by 240.47 points to close on Friday at 13,637.20 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was strong this week as well, reaching levels not seen since early November 2015.  The Dow Jones closed at 17,897.46 points, an increase of 320.50 points from last Friday.

 

Alberta and N.L spill red ink, and the Bank of Canada has a rethink: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3537927

 

Canadian housing market sets all-time record for sales and prices in March

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crea-house-prices-march-1.3537143

 

Bank of Canada keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.5%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-1.3533385

 

Five reasons to love stocks, no matter what the market is doing

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-reasons-to-love-stocks-no-matter-what-the-market-is-doing

 

What investors need to know for the week ahead

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/4/15/What-investors-need-to-know-for-the-week-ahead-.aspx

 

Company to Watch

On April 11, Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V)was halted pending news, which was released later the same day.  The stock was $0.95 per share at the time of the halt and by Friday April 15, the shares had traded up to $1.06.  We also highlight this news in QIS Update #7.  Read the full release by following the link below.

Gale, a Part of Cengage Learning, and Lingo Media Enter Into Global Distribution Partnership

Link: http://lingomedia.com/gale-a-part-of-cengage-learning-and-lingo-media-enter-into-global-distribution-partnership/


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 11 10:03:07PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – April 8, 2016

  

Upcoming Events

Less than a month to go!! - The Vancouver Small-Cap Conference is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration is free and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register

The schedule for the Vancouver Conference is being finalized and will be available online soon.  

 

This week we expect to issue QIS Update #7 with the latest couple of news items from a couple of our Feature Companies.

 

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

On March 30, we hosted The Small-Cap Conference in Calgary.  We’d like to thank all of the presenters and attendees for coming together to create another successful event.  The PDF presentations from The Small-Cap Conference are now available online.

Presentations: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations.php

Conference Summary: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-181-QIS-Capital-Summary-of-the-Calgary-Small-Cap-Conference

 

On March 30 and April 7, 2016, QIS Capital issued a pair of QIS Updates focused on recent news from Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V).

QIS Update #5: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-179

QIS Update #6: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-180

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

Although the Dow Jones and S&P TSX Composite indices were both up on Friday, each delivered overall losses for the week while the TSX Venture broke above 600 points and posted a sharp weekly gain. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index has closed higher in 11 of the past 12 weeks including a sizable gain of 22.53 points or 3.9% this past week to push the index to a Friday close of 603.94 points, a level not seen since July 2015.  The S&P TSX Composite Index retracted this week by 43.71 points to settle on Friday at 13,396.73 points.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,576.96 points, down 215.79 points from last Friday.

 

Panama Papers fallout, Lionsgate's Carolina snub and Cold-fX's suit: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3527475

 

Canadian economy adds 41,000 jobs in March

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-march-1.3526532 

 

Warning for investors, not just environmentalists, in fossil fuel spending: Don Pittis

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/fossil-fuel-investment-capital-stranded-1.3524952

 

How the wealthy can beat Ottawa’s new rules by becoming low-income to save big on their taxes

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/how-the-wealthy-can-beat-ottawas-new-rules-by-becoming-low-income-to-save-big-on-their-taxes

 

The Week Ahead: Bank of Canada rate decision, Alberta budget

http://www.bnn.ca/News/2016/4/8/The-Week-Ahead-Bank-of-Canada-rate-decision-Alberta-budget-.aspx

 

Company to Watch

Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V), Photon Control (PHO:TSX-V) and Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V), each of which have been highlighted in this section in the past, have released positive news within the past week or so.

 

Omni-Lite announces new orders and important process patent

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-announces-new-orders-and-important-process-patent-574595841.html

 

Photon Control Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 Financial Results

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/photon-control-reports-fourth-quarter-and-year-end-2015-financial-results-574177471.html

 

Telefonica And Lingo Media Enter Into A Distribution Partnership For Peru

Link: http://lingomedia.com/telefonica-and-lingo-media-enter-into-a-distribution-partnership-for-peru/


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Mar 27 6:55:18PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 24, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

Less than a week to go!!

The Small-Cap Conference is coming up on Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.  Registration is free and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register

The schedule for the Calgary Small-Cap Conference is available here:  http://www.smallcapconference.ca/calgary0316.php

 

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

On March 22, 2016, QIS Capital initiated coverage on Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V).  We sent out an email to subscribers and have since posted a Feature Company Profile online.

QIS Update: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-178 

Company Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-18  

 

On March 21, 2016, Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V) released significant news about an acquisition of stone producing assets in Spain.  For all the details, please check out the link below. 

Link to news: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/fairmont-signs-agreement-to-acquire-major-dimension-stone-producer-tsx-venture-fmr-2107792.htm

This news will be included in QIS Update #5 that will be sent out soon.

 

Updated profiles have been posted online recently for Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) and Fairmont Resources.  Check them out at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

All three of the indices we track were down a little bit during this week highlighted by the Federal budget announcement and shortened by the Good Friday holiday. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index ended its remarkable 8-week run of consecutive weekly gains with a small loss of 0.80 point to finish at 580.02 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index retracted this week by 138.96 points to settle on Thursday at 13,358.11 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached another 2016 high this week before closing at 17,515.73 points, down 86.57 points from last Friday.

 

Liberal budget spills red ink & Obama opens up to Cuba: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/liberal-budget-spills-red-ink-obama-opens-up-to-cuba-business-week-wrap-1.3506226

 

TSX, Canadian dollar fall as oil loses ground

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-dollar-oil-markets-1.3505844

 

Federal budget relies heavily on CRA recouping tax-haven revenues

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-budget-tax-haven-revenue-1.3504628

 

Watch out, the Liberals’ federal budget is shutting down two favourable tax rules for investors

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/watch-out-the-liberals-federal-budget-is-shutting-down-two-favourable-tax-rules-for-investors

 

Once reviled, gold hedging makes an unexpected return

http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/once-reviled-gold-hedging-makes-an-unexpected-return

 

Company to Watch

XPEL Technologies Corp. (DAP.U:TSX-V) and TIO Netowrks Corp (TNC:TSX-V) are releasing financial results this coming week on  March 29 and March 30, respectively.  We’ve been following both companies for a long time and will be very interested to see how these companies performed during their most recent quarters of operations. 


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Mar 20 2:48:45PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 18, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

The Small-Cap Conference will host a Calgary event on March 30th at 6pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. 

 

Also, a Vancouver Small-Cap Conference will take place on the evening of May 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

 

As always, attendance is free for all investors.

 

Registration for these events is available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.  

 

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

 

On March 16, 2016, QIS Update #4 was emailed out to our subscribers.  This update contained news of a new $1.8 million agreement for NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and a magazine article highlighting Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V).  For all the details, please check out the link below. 

Link to QIS Update #4: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-177-QIS-Update-#4

 

Recently, the QIS Capital Feature Company Profiles of both Fairmont Resources and Quattro Exploration and Production have been updated offline.  We will have the new versions posted onto the website this week.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

While the TSX Venture Index and the Dow Jones were both able to post a gain this week, the streak ended for the TSX Composite Index, which closed lower on Friday compared to the previous week.  Astonishingly, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index achieved its eighth consecutive weekly gain and closed on Friday at 580.82 points, up 4.51 points from last week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index reached its highest level of 2016 on Thursday, but a down day on Friday resulted in a close of 13,497.07 points, down 24.93 points week-over-week.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly closed at its 2016 high on Friday.  The Dow experienced 5 straight days of gains to add 388.99 points and close at 17,602.30 points.

 

Loonie takes flight, house prices set new record & ketchup kerfuffles: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3498011

 

Canadian dollar closes above 77 cents US as oil surges to $40

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-trading-1.3495226

 

Natural gas industry could dwindle without LNG facilities

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/natural-gas-lng-bc-export-gpmi-1.3492603  

 

A change to capital gains tax will likely spark panic sales of assets

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/a-change-to-capital-gains-tax-will-likely-spark-panic-sales-of-assets

 

Five lessons investors can learn from the whole Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc debacle

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-lessons-investors-can-learn-from-the-whole-valeant-pharmaceuticals-international-inc-debacle

 

Company to Watch

 

While this company has not been featured previously in this section, it is something to keep an eye on next week.  Fairmont Resources (FMR:TSX-V) requested that its shares be halted from trading on March 17 pending company news.  This news has not yet been released, but will likely be made public in the near future.

FMR’s latest news releases: http://www.marketwired.com/AdvancedSearch/AdvancedSearchResults.aspx?sid=0732aa52-5d2d-46ce-bdb7-06289110efac

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 14 9:07:39AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 11, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

 

The Small-Cap Conference will host a Calgary event on March 30th at 6pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.  Also, a Vancouver Small-Cap Conference will take place on the evening of May 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration for these events is now open and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.   As always, attendance is free for all investors.

 

We should have the speaker schedule for the Calgary Small-Cap Conference published to the website later this week.

 

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

 

Last week, we forgot to include the link to a brand new corporate presentation from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).  Quattra recently released their March 2016 presentation and we’ve made it available on the QIS Capital website.

Link to Quattro Presentation: http://www.smallcaps.ca/images/Quattro-Exploration-Mar16.pdf  

 

The updated QIS Capital Profile of Quattro will be available on the website later this week.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

Gains were delivered by each of the three major indices we track again this past week.  Remarkably, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index achieved its seventh consecutive weekly gain and closed on Friday at 576.31 points, up 13.93 points from last week.  The TSX Venture index has not seen these levels since the first half of August 2015.  Also up again, the S&P TSX Composite Index reached its highest level of 2016 on Friday, closing out the week at 13,522.00 points, up 309.50 points week-over-week.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also traded at its highest level of 2016 this week.  The Dow added 206.54 points to close at 17,213.31 points.

 

Jobless rate near 3-year high, as Canada loses 2,300 jobs in February

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/february-jobs-advancer-1.3485603

 

Canada's debt-to-income ratio sets new record high at 165%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/debt-income-1.3486811

 

Oil at $38, loonie zooms past 75 cents on IEA oil outlook

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-iea-dollar-1.3487026

 

Is Canada’s stock market in a spring thaw or is this just a short squeeze?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/is-canadas-stock-market-in-a-spring-thaw-or-is-this-just-a-short-squeeze

 

The case for a 'TFSA-first' strategy in retirement planning

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/retire-planning/how-tfsas-can-work-for-pension-planning/article29146050/  

 

Company to Watch

 

One of our previously highlighted companies, Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE), released some news this week.

The company announced a new partner in South Africa to cover the telecommunications market in that country for the sale and installation of Lite Access microduct solutions.

Mar. 9 news release: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18640  

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 7 9:43:11AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 4, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

There will be a new QIS Capital Independent Research Report issued this week in the Research section of the website.  For those who are signed up for our Research Reports Alert service, an email will be sent out when the report is available online.  To sign up for this service, please send a blank email to info@smallcaps.ca with the words Research Report Alerts in the subject line and we’ll add you to the list.

Research Section: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research

 

The Small-Cap Conference dates have been set for Spring 2016.  A Calgary event will be held on March 30th at 6pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.  Also, a Vancouver Small-Cap Conference will take place on the evening of May 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration for these events is now open and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.  

 

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

 

Last week, we forgot to include the link to QIS Update #3 which was emailed out on February 26, 2016.  This update contained the latest news from Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V), and also contained information on a financing opportunity for a company called RewardStream.  For all the details, please check out the link below. 

Link to QIS Update #3: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-176-QIS-Update-#3  

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

Each of the three major indices we track once again experienced significant gains during this past trading week that started off on the unique leap year day of February 29.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index, which locked in its sixth consecutive weekly gain, closed on Friday at 562.38 points, up 24.32 points or a remarkable 4.5% higher than a week ago.  Friday’s close was the highest level since mid-August 2015.  Also up nicely this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index closed at 13,212.50 points, its highest level of 2016 and 414.71 points higher than last Friday.  In the United States this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 366.8 points on the week to close at 17,006.77 points, its first close over 17,000 points since Jan. 5, 2016.

 

The basics on 'skinny' cable & ugly food's time to shine: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3476581  

 

Canadian dollar above 75 cents US after news on jobs, exports

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dollar-oil-markets-friday-1.3476360

 

Ottawa sells off almost all its gold reserves, leaving just 77 ounces — or less

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gold-canada-reserves-1.3475818

 

How to play market volatility as Canada gets ‘hit by both sides of the storm’ http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/how-to-play-market-volatility-as-canada-gets-hit-by-both-sides-of-the-storm

 

How to turn your RRSP into a retirement cash-generating machine

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/retire-taxes-and-portfolios/how-to-turn-your-rrsp-into-a-cash-generating-machine/article28946758/

 

Company to Watch

 

One of our previously highlighted companies, Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE), has been on a tear this week.

The stock was added to the QIS Capital Virtual Portfolio on Jan. 21 at $0.80 per share and the stock has since more than doubled to $1.73 per share.

LTE’s most recent news release was from Feb. 19 when the stock was sitting at $1.20 per share.  The stock has quickly become one of the most active traders on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

Feb. 19 news release: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18514

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 29 9:07:49AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 26, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

The Small-Cap Conference dates have been set for Spring 2016.  A Calgary event will be held on March 30th at 6pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.  Also, a Vancouver Small-Cap Conference will take place on the evening of May 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Registration for these events is now open and available online at: http://www.smallcapconference.ca/register.   

 

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

On February 18, 2016, QIS Capital commenced coverage of Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V), a company that is working towards becoming a near-term producer of dense aggregate and various forms of silica.  The Feature Company Profile for Fairmont is now available online at the following link.

http://smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-17-Fairmont-Resources-Inc.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

This past week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a gain for the fifth consecutive week and closed on Friday up 7.27 points at 538.06.  On the other hand, the S&P TSX Composite Index closed on Friday at 12,797.79 points, which was down 15.61 points from last week.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 247.98 points on the week to close at 16,639.97 points.

 

Drugstore pot, free TV for life & the skinny on new cable rules: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3465992  

 

Loonie's slide is coming to an end, CIBC says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-dollar-forecast-1.3461820

 

Canada's big banks brace for higher loan losses amid oil slump

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/banks-earnings-energy-loan-losses-1.3463732  

 

Procrastinators, take note: RRSP contribution deadline is Monday

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/rrsp/procrastinators-take-note-rrsp-contribution-deadline-is-monday

 

Forget the old Peak Oil theory, now the oil industry’s doom will be its everlasting supply

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/lawrence-solomon-forget-the-old-peak-oil-theory-now-the-oil-industrys-doom-will-be-its-everlasting-supply  


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 22 10:20:47AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 19, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

A new Feature Company profile has recently been completed on Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V) and will soon be available online for viewing once management has had a chance to review the report.  Once finalized, we’ll post it online at http://smallcaps.ca/feature_companies.

 

As mentioned a few weeks ago, QIS Capital is re-tooling our website at www.smallcaps.ca to become more user friendly, especially for those using mobile devices to visit the website.  We’re nearing the finish line and hope to launch the new version in the near term.  We’ll keep you posted on the progress and welcome any feedback or questions on the new look website.

 

We’ll definitely be deciding on our Spring Small-Cap Conferences this week, so once logistics are determined, we will fill you in on the dates and locations of the event(s). 

 

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

On February 18, 2016, QIS Capital commenced coverage of Fairmont Resources Inc. (FMR:TSX-V), a company that is working towards becoming a near-term producer of dense aggregate and various forms of silica. 

Link to full email introduction to Fairmont Resources: http://smallcaps.ca/updates-175-QIS-Capital---New-Feature-Company---Fairmont-Resources-Inc.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

Each of the three major indices we track in this portion of the weekly update experienced significant gains during this past trading week that was shortened by a holiday Monday in both Canada and the USA.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a gain for the fourth consecutive week and closed on Friday at 530.79 points, up 19.65 points or 3.8% on the week.  Friday’s close was the highest level since early November 2015.  If we take a look at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index closed at 12,813.40 points, up 432.16 or 3.5% during the 4-day week.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 418.15 points or 2.6% on the week to close at 16,391.99 points.

 

Bombardier's big news, Saks Canadian launch and the loonie stays low: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-wrap-1.3455914

 

Gold price over $1,200 has bullion buyers sure rally will continue

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gold-price-bullion-rally-1.3450887

 

Five tax strategies to take advantage of declining markets

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/five-strategies-to-profit-off-declining-markets/article28804159/  

 

Inflation rate jumps as impact of declining loonie takes hold

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadas-inflation-rate-hits-2-per-cent/article28811207/

 

How accounting rules give companies control over the bottom line

http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/how-accounting-rules-give-companies-control-over-the-bottom-line  

 

Five reasons the stock market is just plain weird

 http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-reasons-the-stock-market-is-just-plain-weird

 

Company to Watch

One of our previously highlighted companies, Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE), released some news on Friday regarding a new order.

News link: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18514

 

Also reporting additional news on Feb. 19, 2016 was Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. (OML:TSX-V).  The company recently announced US$987,000 in new contracts.

News link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-reports-new-contract-awards-569408841.html

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 15 10:20:11AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 12, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned a few weeks ago, QIS Capital is re-tooling our website at www.smallcaps.ca to become more user friendly, especially for those using mobile devices to visit the website.  We’re nearing the finish line and hope to launch the new version in the near term.  We’ll keep you posted on the progress and welcome any feedback or questions on the new look website.

We’re beginning to look at conference dates for Spring 2016 and we look forward to the opportunity to host another Small-Cap Conference in Calgary (likely in late March).  We will keep everyone posted on the dates once we iron out more of the details.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

On February 8, 2016, a share purchase was conducted in the QIS Capital Virtual Portfolio to lock in an early gain in 2016.  See the trading history in full at the following link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/trading-summary

 

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.

 

Market News

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index posted a gain for the third straight week as gold has been relatively strong over that time period.  Despite strong gains on Friday, the TSX Composite Index and the Dow Jones both saw declines again this week.  The Venture index closed at 511.14 points, up 2.99 from last week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index closed at 12,381.24 points, down 382.75 on the week.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 231.13 points on the week to close below 16,000 again at 15,973.84 points.

 

Shadow flipping in B.C. housing & border hopping around Netflix's VPN crackdown: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-week-wrap-netflix-housing-drug-prices-1.3446220

 

Oil soars 12%, stock markets score big gains

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/markets-stocks-1.3445793

 

Canada sells off most of its gold reserves

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gold-canada-reserves-1.3443700

 

Gold miners flying high as investors retreat from base metals

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/gold-miners-flying-high-as-investors-retreat-from-base-metals/article28734087/

 

‘Flashing warning signs’: Canadian markets bracing for ‘dramatic’ Bank of Canada action — and a recession

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/flashing-warning-signs-canadian-markets-bracing-for-dramatic-bank-of-canada-action-and-a-recession

 

This market is more 2011 than 2008, say analysts, complete with ‘quite severe’ rolling bear market

 http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/this-market-is-more-2011-than-2008-say-analysts

 

Company to Watch

As mentioned in this section last week, Pacific Insight Electronic Corp. (PIH:TSX), which had released two stellar quarters in a row (fiscal Q4 2015 and fiscal Q1 2016), was soon due to release its second quarter financial results for the period ended December 31, 2015.  These Q2 results were released on February 12, 2016 and were as strong as anticipated.  Revenues for the quarter were $30.5 million and net earnings were $2.4 million or $0.36 per diluted share.  Pacific Insight has not generated net earnings of $4.4 million or $0.69 per diluted share for the first half of fiscal 2016.

News link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/pacific-insight-electronics-maintains-revenue-growth-trajectory-568607081.html

 

Also reporting significant news on Feb. 12, 2016 was Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. (OML:TSX-V).  The company recently announced a US$3 million three year contract from a major aerospace customer.

News link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-announces-three-year-contract-568600981.html

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 8 3:15:27PM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 5, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

We’re beginning to look at conference dates for Spring 2016 and we look forward to the opportunity to host another Small-Cap Conference in Calgary.  We will keep everyone posted on the dates once we iron out more of the details.

  

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

QIS Capital Update #2 for 2016 was sent out on February 3, 2016.  This edition contained news from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) regarding the company’s reserves and.  A link to the newest QIS Update is included below.

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-174-QIS-Update-#2---2016---Quattro-Exploration-increases-estimated-recoverable-reserves

 

One more trade was made this week in the QIS Capital Virtual Portfolio to lock in an early gain in 2016.  See the trading history in full at the following link:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/trading-summary

 

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.

 

Market News

With the first five trading days of February in the books, two of the three indices tracked in this section posted another weekly decline.  Surprisingly, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had an up week for the second time in as many weeks while the TSX Composite Index and the Dow Jones both saw declines.  The Venture index closed at 508.15 points, up 8.63 from last week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index couldn’t recover completely from the losses experienced on Monday and Tuesday and closed down 58.14 points to 12,763.99.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 261.47 points on the week to close at 16,204.83 points.

 

McDonald's kale salad secret & Danier Leather's fiscal faux pas: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-oil-danier-1.3435746  

 

Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-economy-1.3435172

 

Canadians hoarding cash now could come up short later, analysts warn

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cash-hoarding-canada-market-risk-1.3428801  

 

During trying market times, always go back to these 5 investing basics

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/during-trying-market-times-always-go-back-to-these-5-basic-tenets-of-investing

 

Why you shouldn’t risk over-contributing to your TFSA

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tfsa/why-you-shouldnt-risk-over-contribution-to-your-tfsa

 

Company to Watch

Pacific Insight Electronic Corp. (PIH:TSX) has released two stellar quarters in a row (fiscal Q4 2015 and fiscal Q1 2016) and the company is due to soon release second quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2015. 

Last year, PIH’s Q2 results were released on Feb. 13, so we anticipate that the company’s Q2 results this year could come out as early as next week.  If the past two quarters are any indication, Q2 numbers can be expected to be very solid as well.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 1 9:29:28AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 29, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

We’re beginning to look at conference dates for Spring 2016 and we look forward to the opportunity to host another Small-Cap Conference in Calgary.  We will keep everyone posted on the dates once we iron out more of the details.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

For those who have not yet had a chance to view the report, QIS Capital has recently updated the Research Report on Siyata Mobile (SIM:TSX-V).

Report Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research-20-Siyata-Mobile-Inc.
Direct to PDF:
http://www.smallcaps.ca/files/de5e869088ce5a5276e10bea7a6dd734/RRSIM1601.pdf

 

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.

 

Market News

The last trading day of January 2016 is complete.  While the month started off with plummeting markets, there was some recovery in the final 7 trading days following the lows reached on January 20.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index had an up week for the first time of 2016, addition 15.85 points to close at 499.52.  After Monday’s loss, S&P TSX Composite Index delivered four straight days of gains to finish at 12,822.13 points, up 432.55 points or 3.5% from last week.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added nearly 400 points on Friday alone to move into a gain position for the week.  In total, the Dow added 372.79 points on the week to close at 16,466.30 points.

 

Rates, risk and reward points: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/rates-risk-and-reward-points-business-week-wrap-1.3425924   

 

Alberta royalty review recommends few changes for oil and gas industry

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-royalty-review-changes-1.3424556

 

Stocks rally around the world as Japan heats up markets with sub-zero rates

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/stocks-are-rallying-around-the-world-as-japan-ends-grim-january-with-a-stimulus-bang

 

Oil is still in demand – it’s the glut that’s hurting the price

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/oil-is-still-in-demand-its-the-supply-glut-thats-hurting-the-price/article28463255/

 

Company to Watch

QIS Capital is moving forward with a new virtual investment portfolio that will be actively updated at www.smallcaps.ca.  We are pleased to present a summary of trades executed by our management team in the new $50,000 QIS Capital Virtual Portfolio. Although the stocks purchased and sold are not our actual trades, we only fulfill our orders if the stock has traded adequate volume at our desired price on the day of the trade. The trading activity is updated on a regular basis.

 

Three trades have been made so far in 2016.  Two of the three companies have bounced back nicely since being acquired in the virtual portfolio.  TIO Networks (TNC:TSX-V) is up over 20% and Lite Access Technology (LTE:CSE) is up a little over 30%.  

 

Link to see the most recent trading activity: http://www.smallcaps.ca/trading-summary


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 25 9:46:17AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 22, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

As some of you have noticed, QIS Capital is going forward into 2016 with a new Trading Summary virtual investment portfolio.  We are pleased to present a summary of trades executed by our management team in the new 2016 QIS Capital Virtual Portfolio. Although the stocks purchased and sold are not our actual trades, we only fulfill our orders if the stock has traded adequate volume at our desired price on the day of the trade. The trading activity is updated below on a real-time basis.

The previous portfolio ran from Jan 2012 through Dec 2015 and generated a total return of approximately 30% during this period when the TSX Venture small-cap index lost 65% of its value. 

Link to see this week’s trades: http://www.smallcaps.ca/trading-summary

 

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

QIS Capital Update #1 for 2016 was sent out on January 22, 2016.  This edition contained news of another acquisition by Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) as well as a recently filed NI-43-101 report from Newlox Gold Ventures *LUX:CSE).  A link to the newest QIS Update is included below.

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-155-QIS-Update-#37

 

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Market News

Crude oil bounced back above $30 late in the week after setting new 12 year lows earlier in the week.  Despite the Thursday/Friday recovery, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down again this week by 5.29 points to close at 483.67 points.  On Wednesday, the junior index set a new low of 466.43 points.  The rebound on Friday was enough to push the S&P TSX Composite Index into a positive gain for the week.  Canada’s benchmark index added back 316.12 points to close at 12,389.58 points.  In the USA, a holiday-shortened trading week saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average end a two week skid to squeak out a weekly gain of 105.43 points to finish back above 16,000 points at 16,093.51.

 

Jobs cut, loonie's rut & oil's glut: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3415911  

 

Cheap loonie keeps gasoline prices up even as oil craters

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gasoline-prices-1.3404286 

 

Five things investors should not do in a bear market

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-things-investors-should-not-do-in-a-bear-market  

 

Forget the glut, even market insiders are saying oil has entered irrational territory

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/forget-the-glut-even-oil-insiders-are-saying-the-market-has-entered-irrational-territory

 

Global markets roar back but investors still wary

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investors-not-buying-in-to-markets-two-day-revival/article28354155/

 

Company to Watch

 

QIS Capital has updated its August 2015 Research Report on Siyata Mobile (SIM:TSX-V) and the new report is dated January 15, 2016.

Report Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research-20-Siyata-Mobile-Inc.
Direct to PDF:
http://www.smallcaps.ca/files/de5e869088ce5a5276e10bea7a6dd734/RRSIM1601.pdf

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 18 9:30:43AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 15, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

QIS Capital it currently in the midst of a website upgrade in an effort to make things a little more user friendly.  The new websites will also be mobile friendly for easier use on cell phones and tablets as we see a lot more Internet traffic originating on these types of devices.  We will keep you informed as the alterations near completion.

 

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

To say that the markets started out 2016 on a rough note would be a massive understatement.  With crude oil continuing to decline and ongoing China worries causing investor fear and panic, this week saw the TSX Venture Index hit a new all-time low, the TSX Composite index reach levels not seen since summer 2013 and the Dow Jones lose 2.4% on Friday alone.  With such a brutal week behind us there is a chance that the market is at or near a capitulation point, highlighted by Friday’s selloff.

 

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Market News

The second week of trading in 2016 was no better that the first week!  Crude oil slipped below US$30 on Friday for the first time in 12 years and fears brought on by weakness in China also rippled through the markets.  During the first ten trading days of the year, the S&P TSX Venture Composite index is down 7% or 36.7 points.  This week it closed at 488.96 points, just barely above the new low of 487.01 set on Friday.   After a streak of 9 consecutive losing days that was broken on Tuesday, the losses continued on Wednesday and Friday that contributed to another down week for the S&P TSX Composite Index.  Canada’s benchmark index was down 371.99 points or 3.0% this week, dipping below 12,000 points on Friday for the first time since mid-2013 before closing at 12,073.46 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was also down again, shedding 358.37 points to finish at 15,988.08 points.

 

Canadian dollar slides to new low along with oil price: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dollar-oil-weekly-business-wrap-1.3406105

 

Market turmoil: Why instability shouldn't spark widespread panic among Canadian investors

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/investors-markets-loonie-oil-prices-1.3402893 

 

More bad news coming: Canadian corporate earnings will be ‘awful,’ fund managers warn

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/more-bad-news-coming-canadian-corporate-earnings-will-be-awful-fund-managers-warn

 

Oil falling, dollar plummeting, risk rising – Why fear is back

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/oil-price-shock-hits-canadian-economy-financial-markets/article28229199/ 

 

Everyone hates stocks again. Time to buy?

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/13/investing/stocks-bear-market-bull/

 

Company to Watch

Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE) had some news out this week regarding their previously announced $7 million contract.

LTE News: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18276

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 11 9:56:10AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 8, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

The small-cap investing environment began to grow more difficult in the fourth quarter of 2014 and these trying times continued throughout 2015.  If the first week of trading in 2016 is any indication, then it looks like we could be in for more of the same this year.  However, as we said at this time last year, no one ever said that small-cap investing was easy nor is it for the faint of heart.  We look forward to 2016 and the potential to uncover some undervalued and promising small-cap companies.

 

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

We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break and had some time to relax with family and friends!!

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

During the first five trading days of 2016, all three of the indices that we track in this section of the weekly recap were down sharply.  Oil continued to weaken and fears of a slowing Chinese economy led to the significant sell-off this week. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was off 10.99 points to close on Friday at 514.67.   After logging its 8th straight losing session on Friday, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down 564.50 points or 4.3% this week, closing within 15 points of a 52-week low at 12,445.45 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down very sharply losing 1,078.58 points or 6.2% during the week to finish at 16,346.45 points.

 

NewLeaf takes off & China sparks market crash: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/newleaf-china-stocks-wrap-1.3395838  

 

Tax-free savings accounts a good product with a bad name, experts say

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/rrsp/tfsa-confusion-rrsp-season-1.3369742 

 

Think this week’s market turmoil was brutal? Get used to it, volatility is the new reality

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/thought-this-weeks-market-turmoil-was-bad-get-used-to-it-volatility-is-the-new-reality

 

How to play the market’s ugly start to the New Year: Top up your tax-free savings with ‘bargains for the brave’

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/etfs/how-to-play-the-markets-ugly-start-to-the-new-year-top-up-your-tax-free-savings-with-bargains-for-the-brave

 

Canadian markets sink into bear territory amid turmoil in China http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/canadian-market-facing-headwinds-amid-turmoil-in-china/article28062346/

 

Company to Watch

It was a relatively quiet news week this week for companies previously highlighted in this section.  We’ll continue to conduct our due diligence on companies of interest and will periodically post some information on those companies that have been thriving despite the market downturn.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 4 10:12:58AM 2016

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 31, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

Crude oil is not projected by many analysts to make any sort of significant recovery in 2016 and many other precious metal and mineral prices have been beaten up in 2015 with a cloud of uncertainty continuing to loom overhead.  Accordingly, the resource heavy Canadian small cap markets will also proceed on shaky ground into 2016. 

 

While there are usually worthwhile investments to be made by digging for the oversold and undervalued companies operating in sectors and industries not being punished by the market, there is an added layer of difficulty with so much negative investor sentiment present, especially in small caps.  Any type of upward momentum is often met with aggressive selling as investors wait for the opportunity to get out of investments with any sort of gain or reduced loss. We do expect a very challenging 2016 small cap environment, but it is important to note that many good companies get traded down and beaten up along with everything else and some very good buying opportunities can be had at prices that would have been impossible to buy at in years past.  The key is finding solid businesses delivering growth in revenues and earnings, maintaining strong balance sheets and being operated by dedicated and savvy management teams.

 

It will be interesting to see if the investor pessimism and scepticism that developed over the course of a harsh 2015 can be alleviated in any way and make room for a little optimism in the marketplace this year. 

 

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

With tax loss selling behind us and another year in the rear-view mirror, we take a look below at the performance of a few key indices over the course of 2015. 

 

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Market News

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index ended 2014 at 695.53 points and closed out 2015 at 525.66 points for a substantial annual loss of 24.4%.  This decline can largely be attributed to weaker commodity prices.  US oil prices were down approximately 30% on the year and the price of gold was off about 10%.  If we look to the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index began the year at 14,632.44 points and ended at 13,009.95 points, a loss of more than 1,600 points or 11%.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 2014 out at 17,823.07 points.  This major US index managed to recover from a significant drop in August to close out 2015 with only a small loss of 398.04 points to finish at 17,425.03 points.

 

2015 was a year to forget for the TSX, the loonie and oil prices

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tsx-markets-oil-loonie-1.3385589  

 

Tax changes will affect 2016 paycheques, but few may notice

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/income-tax-cuts-2016-first-pay-check-1.3364611

 

Canada's oilpatch suffers a miserable year in 2015

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oilpatch-2015-2016-alberta-layoffs-canada-1.3384538

 

The 2016 outlook: What’s in store for Corporate Canada and the economy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-canadian-business-stories-to-watch-in2016/article27977155/

 

Five big-picture things to expect — but not assume — in 2016

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/five-big-picture-things-to-expect-but-not-assume-in-2016

 

Four ways to fix the ‘broken’ TSX Venture Exchange

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/revitalizing-the-tsx-venture-has-high-priority-in-2016-for-broken-exchange?__lsa=0820-553a

 

Company to Watch

In a relatively quiet news week leading up to the end of 2015, Photon Control Inc. (PHO:TSX-V) did announce plans for a share buyback program.

PHO News: https://www.photon-control.com/pdf/News_Releases/2015/PDF/photon-control-announces-normal-course-issuer-bid.pdf

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Dec 21 8:08:10AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 18, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

While activity on the news front typically slows right down during this time of year leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Day, there are a couple of important dates to keep in mind during the next week or so.  Tax loss selling season is coming to an end with December 24 being the last day to sell Canadian stocks and maintain a 2015 settlement date.  For US stocks, the last day is December 28.

 

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

QIS Update #16 was issued on December 17 and it was highlighted by a significant $11 million contract announcement from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).  We’ve also included some news from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

With recent financial results out and a large contract announcement just reported, the QIS Capital Feature Company Profile for NTG Clarity has been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website at www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies.

Direct link to NCI Profile page:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10

Link to PDF copy of NCI Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/10NCI1512.pdf

 

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Market News

During a week that saw oil prices continue to weaken, the US Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in nine years. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was off again this week, setting a new low of 494.28 points on Tuesday.  By Friday, the Venture Index made its way back up to 501.30 points, down just 0.79 points on the week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was green this week, gaining back some of the losses experienced last week.  The TSX added 234.35 points to finish up at 13,024.30 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down big on Thursday and Friday to erase gains during the first three days of the week. The Dow Jones lost 136.76 points to close out the week at 17,128.45 points.

 

Oil slips, Fed hikes and The Big 3 become 4: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3372153  

 

Gas should be much cheaper with fall in oil prices, BMO says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bmo-gasoline-prices-oil-1.3365821

 

Canadian dollar tumbles to close below 72 cents US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-drops-72-cents-1.3369475

 

Oil industry to lose 100,000 jobs by the end of 2015 as policy uncertainties, low prices decimate sector

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/oil-industry-to-lose-100000-jobs-by-the-end-of-2015-as-policy-uncertainties-low-prices-decimate-sector

 

We’re about to find out if this bull market on the brink of history really does have legs

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/were-about-to-find-out-if-a-bull-market-on-the-brink-of-history-can-stand-on-its-own-feet

 

Company to Watch

With the small-cap markets getting pummelled of late, we’ve been hesitant to mention any new companies lately, however, we continue to actively follow and research many small-caps with the potential to end up in this section.  Once we get through tax-loss selling season and the markets become a little more stable, we’ll add some additional stocks to keep an eye on.

 

News this week from past stocks to watch:

 

NTG Clarity Netowrks (NCI) - $11 million contract

http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18140

 

High Arctic Energy (HWO) – 2016 Capital Budget and January Dividend

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/high-arctic-announces-2016-capital-budget-and-january-dividend-562740381.html


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Dec 14 10:22:55AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 11, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We expect to issue QIS Update #16 this coming week with some recent news from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V).

 

The QIS Capital Feature Company Profile of NTG Clarity should be updated and available for viewing next week.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

With recent financial results out, the QIS Capital Feature Company Profile for Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted on the QIS Capital website at www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies.

Direct link to QXP Profile page:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-16

Link to PDF copy of QXP Profile: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/16QXP1512.pdf

 

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.

 

Market News

Oil had its worst week of 2015 with an 11% drop.  January West Texas Intermediate crude prices decreased to US$35.62 on Friday, down over 3% on the day after the IEA reported that the global supply glut is expected to worsen in 2016.  In addition, natural gas settled below the $2 mark for the first time in three years on Friday as mild forecasts are projected for the remainder of December. The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was off again this week, reaching a new low on Friday of 500.84 points.  After 5 straight down days, the Venture Index lost a total of 15.04 points or 2.9% on the week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was down as well this week, losing 568.82 points to finish at 12,789.95 points, its lowest closing level since late 2013.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 4 out of 5 days this week to close at 17,265.21 points.  In total, the Dow Jones lost 582.42 points.

 

Canadian dollar slumps, and Stephen Poloz talks negative rates: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3361461  

 

Canadian dollar drops below 73 cents US as oil sinks under $36

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-oil-markets-1.3360802  

 

TFSA limits lower in 2016, but past contribution room remains

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tfsa-changes-liberals-1.3359187

 

How much oil is OPEC pumping? 900,000 barrels a day more than the world needs

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/how-much-oil-is-opec-pumping-900000-barrels-a-day-more-than-the-world-needs

 

How the collapse of coal is hitting home in Western Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/how-the-collapse-of-coal-is-hitting-home-in-westerncanada/article27731329/

 

Company to Watch

No significant news was released by any of the companies that have been previously highlighted in this section of the weekly update.

 

With the small-cap markets getting pummelled of late, we’ve been hesitant to mention any new companies lately, however, we continue to actively follow and research many small-caps with the potential to end up in this section.  Once we get through tax-loss selling season and the markets become a little more stable, we’ll add some additional stocks to keep an eye on.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Dec 7 7:27:41AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – December 4, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

With recent financial results out, the QIS Capital Feature Company Profiles for  NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) will both soon be updated and posted on the QIS Capital website at www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies.

 

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

On November 30, QIS Capital issued QIS Update #15 which highlighted recent news from both Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V).

You can view the complete QIS Update online now at:

http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-171-QIS-Update-#15

 

Since we issued this update, NTG Clarity and Quattro Exploration each announced an additional news release which will be highlighted in QIS Update #16.

 

NCI News: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D18019

 

QXP News: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/30/791272/10157394/en/Quattro-Agrees-to-Purchase-SRD-Innovations-Inc-for-3-500-800-Through-the-Issuance-of-Preferred-Class-C-Shares.html?parent=783737

 

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Market News

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was back in losing territory this week, shedding 4.87 points to close at 517.14.  On Thursday, the Venture Index came within 1.5 points of its August low of 509.03.  After gaining over 260 points on Monday and Tuesday, the S&P TSX Composite Index gave it all back and ended the week down about 10 points to finish at 13,358.77 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up by 369.96 points on Friday to salvage a gain for the week.  In total, the Dow ended up 49.14 points on the week to close at 17,847.63.

 

New banking technology, telecom complaints and online shopping: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/new-banking-technology-telecom-complaints-and-online-shopping-business-week-wrap-1.3351298  

 

Canada sheds 35,700 jobs in November, unemployment rate up to 7.1%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/jobs-canada-november-1.3350423  

 

Oil falls as OPEC ministers fail to agree on production ceiling

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/open-oil-ministers-production-1.3350716

 

Give the gift of money smarts to your kids this year

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/give-the-gift-of-money-smarts-to-your-kids-this-year/article27585576/

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Lingo Media Reports Net Income of $631,730 or $0.023 per Share for Third Quarter 2015

LM News Link: http://lingomedia.com/lingo-media-reports-net-income-of-631730-or-0-023-per-share-for-third-quarter-2015/

 

Covalon Announces FDA Clearance for Its New SilverCoat™ Silicone Foley Catheter

http://www.covalon.com/press-release/79/covalon-announces-fda-clearance-for-its-new-silvercoat-silicone-foley-catheter


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 30 9:49:57AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 27, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

With some recent financial results out from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V), we will be issuing the next QIS Capital Email Update on Monday, Nov 30.

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

On November 26, both Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) announced their third quarter financial results.

 

Full QXP news release: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/26/790656/10157341/en/Quattro-Releases-3rd-Quarter-Financials-Reporting-Net-Earnings-of-0-01-Per-Share.html?parent=788323

 

Full NCI news release: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17987

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

There was very little volatility in market trading this past week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index eked out a small gain of 1.34 points to close at 521.99, still just 13 points off of the low set in August.  The S&P TSX Composite Index slid a little this week, losing 65.25 points to finish at 13,368.24 points.  In a Thanksgiving holiday shortened week south of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered a relatively flat week, shedding just25.32 points to close at 17,798.49.

 

Annoying robocalls, underpaid PhDs & welcome Syrian immigrants: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-week-wrap-nov-27-1.3340400

 

The high cost of the low-interest rate war on savers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/war-on-savers-neil-macdonald-1.3337347

 

Time to buy Canada? Perhaps, but the market still facing significant headwinds

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/time-to-buy-canada-perhaps-but-the-market-still-facing-significant-headwinds   

 

Alberta’s carbon tax plan ‘one more reason why the Western Canadian oilfield is going to slowly die’

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/albertas-carbon-tax-plan-one-more-reason-why-the-western-canadian-oilfield-is-going-to-slowly-die

 

How most Canadians will be left out in the cold by Trudeau’s proposed tax cut

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/how-most-canadians-will-be-left-out-in-the-cold-by-trudeaus-proposed-tax-cut

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Photon Control Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

PHO News Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/photon-control-reports-third-quarter-2015-financial-results-553072771.html 

 

NTG Clarity Signs Frame Agreement for Products and Services

http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17991


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Nov 24 6:26:39AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 20, 2015

 

Upcoming Events 

We are in the midst of earnings reporting with a lot of small-cap companies set to release results for the quarter ended September 30 before the end of November.  For example,  NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) should both have quarterly results out in the next week.

 

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

On November 18, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) announced the completion of its previously reported $1.9 million acquisition.

Full QXP news release: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/18/788323/10156631/en/Quattro-Closes-Asset-Purchase-Agreements.html?parent=779811

 

As mentioned last week, the conference PowerPoint presentations from the Nov. 10 Vancouver Small-Cap Conference are now available for viewing online at: www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

With weaker oil and gold prices again this week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index declined by another 3.28 points to close at 520.65, just 11 points off of the low set in August.  The S&P TSX Composite Index bounced back this week, notching a gain of 358.07 points to finish at 13,433.49 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered a strong return this week, adding a total of 578.57 points to close at 17,823.81.

 

Paris attacks, closing the wage gap & kids with cellphones: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3328510

 

Tired of corrections and flash crashes? 2016 will be year of stable growth for equities, analysts say

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/tired-of-corrections-and-flash-crashes-2016-will-be-year-of-stable-growth-for-equities-analysts-say

 

Fiscal update erases projected surplus, as government books now expect $3B budget deficit

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/morneau-fiscal-update-1.3327571   

 

U.S. investors waiting out regulatory changes before returning to Canada’s oilpatch, exec says

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/u-s-investors-waiting-out-regulatory-changes-before-returning-to-canadas-oilpatch-exec-says  

 

How Canada is becoming the orphan equity market nobody wants

http://business.financialpost.com/business-2/why-canada-is-becoming-the-orphan-equity-market-nobody-wants  

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Omni-Lite Industries Reports Strong Nine Month and Third Quarter Results

OML News Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-industries-reports-strong-nine-month-and-third-quarter-results-552165531.html

 

High Arctic Declares Monthly Dividend

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/high-arctic-declares-monthly-dividend-551875061.html

 


By Josh_Kier

Posted: Monday Nov 16 12:12:34AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 13, 2015

   

Upcoming Events

We are in the midst of earnings reporting with a lot of small-cap companies set to release results for the quarter ended September 30 before the end of November.  For example,  NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) and Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) should both have quarterly results out in the next two weeks.

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

The Small-Cap Conference was held in Vancouver on November 10, 2015 and there were a total of 7 companies and 2 guest speakers who gave presentations to a great crowd of approximately 150 people. Considering the recent weakness in the small-cap markets, we were very pleased with the turnout and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the companies, speakers and attendees that came out to support this event!

The conference PowerPoint presentations are now available for viewing online at:www.smallcapconference.ca/presentations  

We are confident that investors will find this information to be very valuable in completing further due diligence on some quality public companies. We encourage investors to view the presentations and to contact the respective companies with any further questions. 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

With weakening oil and gold prices this week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index declined by another 10.35 points to close at 523.93.  The S&P TSX Composite Index has fallen for 8 consecutive trading days and ended the week down a total of 477.88 points to finish at 13,075.42 points.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unable to post another weekly gain and fell by 665.09 points to close at 17,245.24. On Thursday and Friday alone, the Dow Jones fell a combined 457 points.

 

High house prices, 'cord-nevers' and the Fight for $15: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3318287

 

Crude oil tanker ban for B.C.'s North Coast ordered by Trudeau

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/crude-oil-tanker-traffic-moratorium-bc-north-coast-1.3318086  

 

Canadian dollar sinks as oil flirts with $40 US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-markets-loonie-1.3317604

 

Will Justin Trudeau’s tax changes be retroactive? Don’t rule it out

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/will-justin-trudeaus-tax-changes-be-retroactive-dont-rule-it-out

 

World awash with oil as record 3 billion barrels stockpiled — and it’s only getting worse, IEA says

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/world-awash-with-oil-as-record-3-billion-barrels-stockpiled-and-its-only-getting-worse-iea-says  

 

 

Company to Watch

On September 4, 2015, Lingo Media (LM:TSX-V) was featured in this section at $0.345/share.  The company has since traded as high as $0.65 per share before closing at $0.64 on Friday.  Lingo Media attended and presented at The Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver on Nov. 10 and the company was also mentioned as a top pick from Ryan Irvine of KeyStone Financial Publishing, who also spoke at the conference.  Lingo should have Q3 results out to the market within the next two weeks.

 

On November 12, 2015, Pacific Insight Electronics (PIH:TSX) released stellar Q1 results on the heels of a very strong Q4.  Year over year Q1 revenues nearly doubled and earnings jumped significantly to $0.33 per share for the quarter.

Pacific Insight Electronics starts fiscal year with strong revenue growth and increased customer demand

PIH News Link: http://www.pacificinsight.com/sites/pacificinsight/uploads/1447381956386.pdf  


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Nov 9 9:32:06AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – November 6, 2015

 

Upcoming Events 

The schedule is online for this week’s Vancouver Small-Cap Conference:

www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver1115.php

 

2015 Small-Cap Conference date:  Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please register ahead of time at: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

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

On November 4, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) announced a $1.9 million acquisition of 444,300 boe of oil, natural gas and liquids in B.C. from a private company.

Full QXP news release: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/05/783737/10155269/en/Quattro-Agrees-to-Purchase-444-300-BOE-of-Oil-Natural-Gas-and-Liquids-for-1-944-180.html?parent=779811

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

While the Dow Jones and TSX Composite Index were both in a gain this week, the TSX Venture Index was down primarily due to weaker gold and oil prices.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index declined by 7.75 points to close at 534.28.  The S&P TSX Composite Index held on to a 24.13 point weekly gain after falling each day from Wednesday thru Friday to end up at 13,553.30 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to show strength with another weekly gain – this time by 246.79 points to close at 17,910.33.

 

Mortgage burning, airlines soaring & Trudeau's finance pick: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mortgage-burning-airlines-soaring-trudeau-s-finance-pick-business-week-wrap-1.3308080

 

Canada adds 44,000 jobs in October

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/unemployment-rate-october-1.3307136    

 

A better way to pay for the middle-class tax cut

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/jack-m-mintz-a-better-way-to-pay-for-middle-class-tax-cut  

 

Investing company targets millennials and their not-so-lofty bank accounts

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/family-finance/millennial-money/investing-company-targets-millennials-and-their-not-so-lofty-bank-accounts   

 

Keystone XL pipeline rejection sends a chill over Canada’s energy industry

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/keystone-xl-pipeline-rejection-sends-a-chill-over-canadas-energy-industry/article27163985/

 

Company to Watch

On September 4, 2015, Lingo Media was featured in this section at $0.345/share.  The company has since traded as high as $0.64 per share before closing at $0.63 on Friday.  Lingo Media will be attending and speaking at The Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver on Nov. 10 and we look forward to getting an update from management.

 

If you are in the area, The Small-Cap Conference presents an excellent opportunity to meet with the company and pose questions to management one on one.  We should also have access to the company’s latest investor presentation which will be shared shortly after the conference.

Register to attend: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE) continues to release positive news including this very significant announcement from Nov. 2  for a $7.09 million fibre optic contract.

Lite Access Technologies awarded fibre optic deployment contract worth over $7 million

LTE News Link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17810


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Nov 1 9:07:04PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 30, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

The schedule is now available online for next month’s Vancouver Small-Cap Conference:

www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver1115.php

2015 Small-Cap Conference date:  Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you plan to attend, please register ahead of time at: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

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

 

On October 27, Quinsam Capital Corporation (QCA:CSE) announced that the company will pay another quarterly dividend of $0.001 per share to shareholders of record as at October 31, 2015.  This is Quinsam's fifth dividend following its initial dividend paid in November 2014.

Full QCA news release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-declares-quarterly-dividend-cnsx-qca-2067298.htm

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

While the Dow Jones was able to scrape together a small gain this week, the TSX and TSX-V indices both lost ground during the week ended Oct. 30, 2015.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down 9.18 points to close at 542.03 points.  In addition, the S&P TSX Composite Index gave up ground, shedding a total of 424.49 points to close on Friday at 13,529.17 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was nearly flat on the week.  The benchmark US index was down 4 out of 5 trading days, but managed a weekly increase of 16.84 points to close at 17,663.54 points.

 

Canada's GDP ticks up 0.1% in August

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/statscan-gdp-august-1.3296068

 

Why markets shouldn’t be ruling out a Bank of Canada rate cut next year

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/markets-shouldnt-be-ruling-out-a-bank-of-canada-rate-cut-next-year   

 

Fewer young Canadians working since 2008 recession, StatsCan finds

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/youth-labour-participation-1.3296706

 

Jonathan Chevreau: Keep the $10,000 TFSA, but put a lifetime max on it

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/jonathan-chevreau-keep-the-10000-tfsa-but-put-a-lifetime-max-on-it   

 

Memo to stock market skeptics: You can’t ‘save’ your way to retirement

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/retire-planning/stock-market-skepticism-aside-you-cant-save-your-way-to-retirement/article27031818/    

 

Company to Watch

 

On September 4, 2015, Lingo Media was featured in this section at $0.345/share.  The company has since traded as high as $0.60 per share before closing at $0.58 on Friday.  Lingo Media will be attending and speaking at The Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver on Nov. 10 and we look forward to getting an update from management.  If you are in the area, The Small-Cap Conference presents an excellent opportunity to meet with the company and pose questions to management one on one.  We should also have access to the company’s latest investor presentation which will be shared shortly after the conference.

 

Register to attend: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE) had another news release this week:

 

Lite Access Technologies awarded contract from the city of Vancouver, BC

LTE News Link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17798   


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 26 4:06:46PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 23, 2015

 

Upcoming Events 

The schedule is now available online for next month’s Vancouver Small-Cap Conference:

www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver1115.php

2015 Small-Cap Conference date:  Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

If you are in the area and plan to attend, please register at: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

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

This week, Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (LUX:CSE) released a company update highlighting upgrades to its processing plant and the appointment of a corporate secretary. 

Link to LUX news with graphics: http://www.cnsx.ca/cmsAssets/docs/Filings/2015/2015_10_20_3_58_32_LUX_News_Release.pdf 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

During this past trading week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index lost ground, shedding 5.08 points to close at 551.21 points.  Conversely, the S&P TSX Composite Index was up this week, adding a total of 115.56 points to close on Friday at 13,953.66 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to show strength.  On the week, the index increased by  430.73 points to close at 17,646.70 points, its highest close since July 31, 2015.

 

Target misses the mark again & Joey Bats' bomb pays off: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3286349     

 

Fear and optimism in the oilpatch after Liberal win

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oilpatch-liberal-government-1.3279686   

 

Canadian dollar plunges as Bank of Canada stands pat at 0.5%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-interest-rate-mpr-1.3281629  

 

After year of pain, OPEC is about to crush the U.S. shale oil boom

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/after-year-of-pain-opec-is-about-to-crush-the-u-s-shale-oil-boom  

 

Cutting TFSA limit unfair when our tax dollars pay for gold-plated public pensions, citizens group charges

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/cutting-tfsa-limit-unfair-when-our-tax-dollars-pay-for-gold-plated-public-pensions-citizens-group-charges  

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Lite Access Technologies Completes 97-Home Trial FTTH Project for Telus

LTE News Link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17700  

 

High Arctic Provides Third Quarter and Full Year Update

HWO News Link:  http://www.haes.ca/high-arctic-provides-third-quarter-and-full-year-update/


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Oct 19 9:36:29AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 16, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

The schedule is now available online for next month’s Vancouver Small-Cap Conference:

www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver1115.php

2015 Small-Cap Conference date:  Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you are in the area and plan to attend, please register at: www.smallcapconference.ca/register.php

 

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

 

The schedule for the aforementioned Small-Cap Conference was recently posted online.

Check out the schedule here: www.smallcapconference.ca/vancouver1115.php

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

  

Market News

During a Thanksgiving holiday-shortened 4-day trading week, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index gained a modest 4.03 points during a fairly quiet week to close at 556.29 points.  Conversely, after a 120 point loss on Tuesday, the S&P TSX Composite Index never recovered and ended the week down by 126.26 points at 13,838.10.  A 5-day trading week was logged in the US last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 131.48 points to close at 17,215.97 points, its highest close since August 19, 2015.

 

Driverless cars & the 1% get richer: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3275279    

 

Oilpatch players feeling 'nauseous' before federal election

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-election-2015-oilpatch-1.3268951  

 

Credit Suisse report finds 1% now own half of world's wealth

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/credit-suisse-world-wealth-report-1.3270056  

 

Here are the top tax issues you’re voting on in this election

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/here-are-the-top-tax-issues-youre-voting-on-in-this-election

 

The election is a minor matter for financial markets

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/the-election-is-a-minor-matter-for-financial-markets/article26865071/  

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Lite Access Technologies Receives US$180,000 purchase order for fibre deployment in Washington state

LTE News Link: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17663

 

Wi2Wi announces New DL4 series of Ceramic Crystal Clock Oscillator

YTY News Link: http://www.fscwire.com/newsrelease/wi2wi-announces-new-dl4-series-ceramic-crystal-clock-oscillator   


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Oct 13 9:34:13AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 9, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

2015 Small-Cap Conference date:

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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 fairly quiet news week for our Feature Companies this week. 

 

As reported last week, the QIS Capital Feature Company profile of NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has recently been updated.  This profile can be accessed via the link(s) below.

Link to Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10-NTG-Clarity-Networks     

Link to PDF file: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/10NCI1509.pdf

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

This week saw a lot of green for the indices we actively track.  The Dow Jones was up five straight days as was the TSX Venture Index.  The TSX Composite was up every day except for a marginal loss on Friday.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index gained a total of 26.7 points or 5.1% this week, closing at 552.26 points.  After briefly breaking over 14,000 points on Friday for the first time since mid-August, the S&P TSX Composite Index ended up by 624.62 on the week, closing 4.7% higher at 13,964.36 points.  In the USA this week, the five days of gains resulted in the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding a total of 612.12 points to close at 17,084.19 points, its highest close since August 19, 2015.

 

Volkswagen's woes continue & pension plans lower expectations: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3264852   

 

Business outlook tepid as commodities price slide weighs on economy

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-outlook-survey-bank-of-canada-1.3264822

 

Canadian dollar shoots higher on oil rally

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/friday-loonie-oil-1.3264649

 

Why investors don’t know which turn to take

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/why-investors-dont-know-which-turn-to-take

 

Canada’s unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent as election approaches

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/jobs/article26734841/

 

Company to Watch

 

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Lite Access Technologies receives $275,000 purchase order from Telecommunication Services of Trinidad And Tobago

LTE News Link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17596

 

Omni-Lite reports second best nine months on record

OML News Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/omni-lite-reports-second-best-nine-months-on-record-531217351.html  


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Oct 6 12:19:34PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – October 2, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences date:

 

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

After another positive news release on Sept. 24, 2015, the QIS Capital Feature Company profile of NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has recently been updated.  This profile was posted on the website this week and can be accessed via the link(s) below.

Link to Profile Page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10-NTG-Clarity-Networks     

Link to PDF file: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/10NCI1509.pdf

 

For those interested in taking a look at the Fall 2015 investor presentation from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V), it is hosted on our website at the following link:

QXP Presentation: http://www.smallcaps.ca/images/Quattro-Presentation-Fall15.pdf

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

 

Following a rough sell-off on Monday that it failed to recover from, the S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was down 15.94 points or 2.9% this week, closing at 525.56 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a loss this week, dropping a total of 38.83 points to finish on Friday at 13,339.74 points.  South of the border, a weak Monday was more than offset by gains on Wednesday and Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up by 157.70 points on the week to close at 16,472.37 points.

 

Canada's aging, Shell puts Arctic drilling on ice & WOW Air's big launch: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3254642 

 

New energy markets depend on climate change policy

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/new-energy-markets-depend-on-climate-change-policy-notley-says-1.3254031

 

Canadian dollar jumps on disappointing U.S. jobs report

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-friday-1.3254586

 

The Great White Long: Are Canadian stocks ready to bounce?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/market-moves/the-great-white-long-are-canadian-stocks-ready-to-bounce

If you like the TFSA now, the NDP’s uncertain plans may give you pause

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tfsa/if-you-like-the-tfsa-now-the-ndps-uncertain-plans-may-give-you-pause    

 

Company to Watch

 

Here are a couple of key news releases this week from companies highlighted in the past in this section of the weekly update.

 

Lite Access Technologies Client Columbia Basin Trust Expands Network Deployment to the City Of Rossland, BC

LTE News Link: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17589

 

Lingo Media’s ELL Technologies & eDistribution SAS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract in Colombia, South America

LM News Link: http://lingomedia.com/lingo-medias-ell-technologies-edistribution-sas-awarded-multi-million-dollar-contract-in-colombia-south-america/


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Sep 29 7:37:11AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 25, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

After another positive news release on Sept. 24, 2015, the QIS Capital Feature Company profile of NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has recently been updated.  This profile will be posted on the website very soon.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences date:

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

QIS Update #14 was issued this week.  It included a recent news release from NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) regarding $1 million in new orders and an expansion to the USA.  In addition, a link is included to an online interview recently conducted by The Stock Radio with NTG’s CEO, Ashraf Zaghloul.

 

Link to QIS Update #14: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-169-QIS-Update-#14  

Link to interview: http://thestockradio.com/tsx-v-nci-ntg-clarity-networks-inc-ceo-ashraf-zaghloul-2336.html

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

Market News

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index started another downturn this week falling 1.5% to 541.50.  The S&P TSX Composite Index fared even worse, losing 268 points or 2.0% to finish the week at 13,378.57 points.  In the United States, stocks were pretty flat on the week falling a total of only 70 points.  Resource stocks and automakers accounted for most of the decline in the indexes for the week.   

 

Canadian dollar falls to new 11-year low before rebounding

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-falls-to-new-11-year-low-before-rebounding-1.3241702

 

Canadian regulators finalize friendlier rules for rights offerings

http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/canadian-regulators-finalize-friendlier-rules-for-rights-offerings

 

Gold outlook remains grim at Denver show

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/gold-outlook-remains-grim-at-denver-show?__lsa=eeb9-5e24

Why it’s the perfect time of year for investors to buy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/funds-and-etfs/etfs/why-its-the-perfect-time-of-year-for-investors-to-buy/article26497321/    

 

Company to Watch

 

Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (PIH:TSX)  - $4.25

 

Pacific Insight is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of electronic products and full service solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The company provides OEM as well as Tier 1 and 2 customers with a range of cost competitive products including LED lighting products and systems, electronic modules and wire harnesses.

 

On September 18, 2015, PIH released stellar Q4 results for the period ended June 30, 2015.  In Q4, sales were $27.3 million, up from $15.7 million during Q4 2014 and net earnings were $1.7 million or $0.29 per share as compared to $348,000 or $0.06 per share last year.  The company also earned $0.16 per share in Q3. 

 

As at June 30, 2015, Pacific Insight had positive working capital of $14.5 million or $2.45 per share and long-term debt of $6.3 million.  Net of all debt, the working capital position is still $8.2 million or $1.38 per share.  The company appears to be on pace to exceed $100 million in revenues this fiscal year, compared to just over $82 million in the year just completed.

 

Disclaimer:  The corporate information provided in this report is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been taken to provide accurate information, the completeness or accuracy of such information is not guaranteed. Certain statements in this report may constitute “forward looking” statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. The information contained in this report should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. Trading accounts, including personal, family and corporate accounts, under the control of QIS Capital management currently hold nil shares in Pacific Isight Electronics.  QIS Capital has no financial relationship with the company discussed but may trade the company’s common shares. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright ©2015, QIS Capital Corporation.

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Wednesday Sep 23 9:45:18AM 2015

Sorry I forgot to post this earlier this week. Doren

 

 

 

 

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 18, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We expect some more news to be released by one or two of our Feature Companies next week and we should have enough material for another QIS Update to be sent out next week compiling this latest news.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences date:

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

QIS Update #13 was issued this week.  It included a recent news releases from Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) regarding an increased working capital position and 2016 capital budget.

 

Link to QIS Update #13: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-168-QIS-Update-#13

 

Market News

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index was relatively flat this week, adding 2.71 points to close on Friday at 549.91 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a gain this week, adding a total of 185.43 points to finish up at 13,646.90 points.  In the United States, after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had stronger days on Tuesday and Wednesday before shedding almost 300 points on Friday.  In all, the index fell by 48.3 points to close at 16,384.79 points.

 

A small surplus, a big trade deal & a little optimism: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/a-small-surplus-a-big-trade-deal-a-little-optimism-business-week-wrap-1.3234190

 

Is it the end of coal?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/is-it-the-end-of-coal-1.3230685

 

How to make money in the worst commodities meltdown in a generation

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/etfs/how-to-make-money-in-the-worst-commodities-meltdown-in-a-generation

 

Stocks fall as U.S. Federal Reserve angst leaves investors wondering, do they know something we don’t?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/stocks-fall-as-u-s-federal-reserve-angst-leaves-investors-wondering-do-they-know-something-we-dont

 

Five worst investing mistakes that millennials make

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/advisers-view/five-worst-investing-mistakes-that-millennials-make/article26384947   

 

Company to Watch

Here are a couple of news releases put out this past week by past companies we’ve mentioned in this section.

 

Light Access Technologies Inc. (LTE:CSE) - Awarded a municipal fibre optic network build for the corporation of Delta, BC

Link to news release: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17418

 

Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V) – Releases pre-school kid’s program in HTML5

Link to news release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/lingo-medias-ell-technologies-releases-pre-school-winnies-world-kids-program-html5-tsx-venture-lm-2056354.htm

 

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Sep 14 10:15:21AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 11, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

QIS Update #12 was issued this week.  It included a pair of news releases from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) regarding its latest product, Stage EM.

 

Link to QIS Update #12: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-167-QIS-Update-#12

 

Accordingly, the QIS Capital Feature Company profile of NTG Clarity will now be updated and available for viewing as early as next week in the Feature Companies section of www.smallcaps.ca.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 2-3 email updates per month.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences date:

 

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

 

Following our email to subscribers sent out on September 8, 2015 that introduced the company, QIS Capital has now posted a new 2-page profile for Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) in the Feature Companies section of the website. 

 

Link to Email: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-167-QIS-Capital---New-Company-Profile

 

Link to profile page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-16-Quattro-Exploration-and-Production-Ltd.-(QXP:TSX-V)

 

Direct to PDF Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/2015-09-08QXP1509.pdf

 

QIS Update #12 was issued this week.  It included a pair of news releases from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) regarding its latest product, Stage EM.

 

Link to QIS Update #12: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-167-QIS-Update-#12

 

Market News

 

In trading this holiday-shortened week, the two major Canadian indices we follow were down, but the Dow Jones in the US was higher.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index shed 5.41 points on the week to finish at 547.20 points.  After gains of more than 152 points on Tuesday, the S&P TSX Composite Index still lost 16.84 points overall to close nearly flat on the week at 13,461.47 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average made back some gains, closing 330.71 points higher on the week to finish up at 16,433.09 points.

 

Pension planning, tuition troubles & Uber's latest pitch: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/this-week-in-business-1.3224704

 

Goldman Sachs downgrades oil forecast, says $20 per barrel is possible

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/goldman-sachs-oil-1.3223993 

 

Bank of Canada holds key rate at 0.5% as economy recovers from oil’s collapse

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/bank-of-canada-holds-overnight-rate-at-0-5

 

Canada’s household debt ratio hits record as what we owe grows faster than our incomes

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/debt/canadas-household-debt-ratio-hits-fresh-record-as-the-amount-canadians-owe-grows-faster-than-their-incomes

 

Everything you need to know about the tax free savings account and the federal election

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tfsa/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-tax-free-savings-account-and-the-federal-election?__lsa=3a8a-05b3   

 

Company to Watch

No recent news or new selections this week.


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Sep 8 7:35:10AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – September 4, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

QIS Capital will be adding a feature company on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  We’ll be issuing a dedicated email update to introduce the company and provide an initial overview.  We’ll also be posting a complete 2-page profile of the company to the website.

 

We also anticipate the release of QIS Update #12 this week.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences dates:

 

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

 

The corporate profile for Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (LUX:CSE) has recently been updated and posted online in the Feature Company section of the website. 

Link to LUX profile page: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-14-Newlox-Gold-Ventures

Direct to PDF version: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/14LUX1508.pdf

 

Market News

The major indices we follow all continued their losing ways this week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index lost 3.06 points on the week to finish at 552.61 points.  In a slightly less volatile week, the S&P TSX Composite Index lost 386.76 points overall to close on Friday at 13,478.31 points.  In the United States of America, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered losses in excess of 469 and 272 points on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.  In total the index lost 540.63 points on the week to close at 16,102.38 points.

 

Recession technicalities & innovation fallacies: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/recession-technicalities-innovation-fallacies-business-week-wrap-1.3216044

 

Buy Canada! The bullish case for the Canadian economy

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/buy-canada-the-bullish-case-for-the-canadian-economy-1.3214832

 

Why fear dominates investor sentiment in a market correction

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/why-fear-dominates-investor-sentiment-in-a-market-correction  

 

Few stock bargains in Canada despite widening valuation gap with the U.S.

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/few-stock-bargains-in-canada-despite-widening-valuation-gap-with-the-u-s     

 

Attention do-it-yourself investors: Check your portfolio for these five pitfalls

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/attention-do-it-yourself-investors-check-your-portfolio-for-these-five-pitfalls  

 

Company to Watch

 

Lingo Media Corporation (LM:TSX-V)  - $0.345

Lingo Media is an Ontario-based company that is ‘Changing the way the world learns English’ through the combination of education with technology. Lingo Media is focused on online and print-based technologies and solutions through its two distinct business units: ELL Technologies and Lingo Learning. ELL Technologies is a global English language learning online training and assessment company creating new learning platforms. Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China. Lingo Media has formed successful relationships with key government and industry organizations, establishing a strong presence in China’s education market of more than 300 million students. The company is extending its global reach, with an initial market expansion into Latin America and continues to expand its product offerings and technology applications.

Recently, Lingo Media announced strong second quarter results with Q2 revenues of $1.8 million, up from $879,000 last year, and net income of $994,000 or $0.04/share, up from $201,000 or $0.01 per share in Q2 2014.  The company has 25.9 million shares outstanding.  As at June 30, 2015, Lingo Media had positive working capital of $888,000 or $0.03 per share with no long-term debt. 

 

LM Q2 news release: http://lingomedia.com/lingo-media-reports-net-income-of-993552-or-0-04-per-share-for-second-quarter-2015/

 

Disclaimer:  The corporate information provided in this report is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been taken to provide accurate information, the completeness or accuracy of such information is not guaranteed. Certain statements in this report may constitute “forward looking” statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. The information contained in this report should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. Trading accounts, including personal, family and corporate accounts, under the control of QIS Capital management currently hold nil shares in Lingo Media.  QIS Capital has no financial relationship with the company discussed but may trade the company’s common shares. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright ©2015, QIS Capital Corporation.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 31 5:11:43PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 28, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

Within the next week or so, QIS Capital will be adding a new feature company that will include a freshly updated 2-page article on the company.  We’ll likely be issuing a dedicated email update for this development and will add the new profile to the website.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences dates:

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

 

QIS Update #11 was issued this week.  It included the second quarter financial results of NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) for the period ended June 30, 2015 and an announcement that Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) has filed its audited annual financial statements and has since resumed trading.  The latest email update also included our final inclusion of Dalmac Energy (DAL:TSX-V), which was the release of the company’s annual financial statements.

 

Link to QIS Update #11: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-166-QIS-Update-#11

 

Market News

 

After continuing the major sell-off on Monday and reaching their respective lows of this market correction, each of the major indices we track in this section rallied to post gains for the week.  The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index increased a total of 18.15 points on the week to finish at 555.67 points as oil began to climb back to the US$45 range after sitting below US$40 at the beginning of the week.   The S&P TSX Composite Index reach lows on Monday not seen since Oct. 2013 before rallying to close up by 391.40 points on the week to .  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached Monday lows last reached in February 2014.  By Friday, the index was up 183.26 points on the week, closing at 16,643.01 points.

 

China's great fall, loonie's swan dive & some mushy math on taxes: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/china-s-great-fall-loonie-s-swan-dive-some-mushy-math-on-taxes-business-week-wrap-1.3207646

 

Canada's economy: 5 reasons not to panic

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-s-economy-5-reasons-not-to-panic-1.3205652

 

Enjoy Canada's low dollar while you can

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/enjoy-canada-s-low-dollar-while-you-can-don-pittis-1.3203133  

 

Why investors’ fears about China are overblown

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/david-rosenberg-why-investors-fears-about-china-are-overblown 

 

Five things you need to know about this week’s market crash

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-this-weeks-market-crash   

 

Investors take a breather after a breathtaking week

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/investors-take-a-breather-after-a-breathtaking-week/article26152264/

 

Company to Watch

 

This week, Photon Control Inc.  (PHO:TSX-V) released record financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  We first mentioned the stock in this section of the weekly forum recap in December at a price of $0.415 per share.  After the Q2 results this week, the stock traded back up to its 52-week high of $0.77 per share before closing on Friday at $0.68.

 

PHO Q2 news release: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/photon-control-reports-second-quarter-2015-financial-results-522998911.html


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 24 10:33:24AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 21, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) is due to release its second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2015.  Once these numbers are released to the market, we will include the results in our next QIS Update.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences dates:

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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

Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) filed its audited annual financial statements on August 21 and the stock, which has been halted since August 7, is expected to resume trading again soon.  The complete financial statements can be viewed on SEDAR.

Link to SEDAR page: http://sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00032095

 

Also, Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE) released its Q2 financial statements on August 20, posting a profit of $269,789 for the quarter ended Jun. 30, 2015, up from $62276 last year.  

Link to QCA Q2 news: http://www.quinsamcapital.com/pdf/2015-08-20%20QCA%20pr.pdf

 

Market News

 

Like a broken record, the TSX-V experienced another significant loss this past week, down all five days.  The TSX Venture Composite Index posted 5 straight days of recording new lows, saving the best for last with an 11.40 point loss on Friday.  Overall, the venture index lost 35.69 points or 6.2% on the week to close at 537.52 points.  Since June 1, 2015, the TSX Venture is down a whopping 22%. On the big boards, the S&P TSX Composite Index didn’t fare a whole lot better also losing ground for 5 straight days and reach its lowest point of 2015 on Friday.  In total the TSX lost 804.21 points or 5.6% to close at 13,473.67 points, the lowest close for the index since Feb. 2014. In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded massive losses on Thursday and Friday of 358.04 and 530.94 points, respectively.  On the week, the Dow lost 1,017.65 points or 5.8% to close at 16,459.75 points - its lowest closing level since Oct. 2014.

 

Recession transgressions, salty sustenance & the Tooth Fairy's teensy tips: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/recession-transgressions-salty-sustenance-the-tooth-fairy-s-teensy-tips-business-week-wrap-1.3199582

 

TSX and Dow plunge again on fears of China-led slowdown

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tsx-and-dow-plunge-again-on-fears-of-china-led-slowdown-1.3198968

 

Oil drops below $40 US a barrel for 1st time since 2009

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-drops-below-40-us-a-barrel-for-1st-time-since-2009-1.3199401

 

Why the Canadian dollar’s drubbing could last a decade

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/why-the-canadian-dollars-drubbing-could-last-a-decade

 

Junior miners dig into food services, medical marijuana amid metals crash

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/junior-miners-dig-into-food-services-medical-marijuana-amid-metals-crash/article26067298/

     

Company to Watch

 

Here are a couple news releases from companies that have previously been highlighted in this section of the weekly forum summaries.

 

High Arctic Energy Services (HWO:TSX) has declared another monthly dividend payment of $0.0165 per share.

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/high-arctic-declares-monthly-dividend-522441221.html

 

Macro Enterprises (MCR:TSX-V) earns $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2015, down from $5.3 million last year.

Link: http://www.macroenterprises.ca/images/documents/press_releases/2015/MCR-2015-08-18.pdf


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Aug 17 1:10:47PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 14, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) was halted on Friday morning pending an announcement.  We were originally anticipating news during the week of Aug. 10-14, but now expect a shareholder update this week.

 

Last year, NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) released its second quarter financial results on August 18.  This year will be close to the end of the month as management is overseas until August 25th.  Accordingly, we will likely see the company’s Q2 2015 results later that week.  

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences dates:

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) signed a $1.8 million letter of intent last week and we cover this news in QIS Update #10 which was sent out on August 14, 2015.  NCI shares have help up pretty well considering the state of small cap markets lately.  NTG Clarity closed on Friday at $0.37 per share.

 

View QIS Update #10 here: http://smallcaps.ca/updates-165-QIS-Update-#10

 

On August 14, we also published a new QIS Capital Research report on a newly listed technology company. You can check out the article on Siyata Mobile Inc. (SIM:TSX-V) right now in the Research section of the website on the left menu.  Alternatively, you can follow one of these links:

Article overview: http://smallcaps.ca/research-20-Siyata-Mobile-Inc.-(SIM:TSX-V)

PDF report: http://www.smallcaps.ca/files/fdf0afc04d5134d2da6fbad0e36e5b45/RRSIM1508.pdf

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

 

Yet again, the TSX Venture Composite Index has a red week while reaching another low of 570.85 points on Friday.  Overall, the Canadian benchmark smallcap index lost 3.39 points during the week.  Taking a look at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index was relatively flat this week losing only 24.82 points to finish at 14,277.88.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had an interesting week.  The index was up over 240 points on Monday, then it lows on Tuesday not seen since the first week of February. Overall, the Dow Jones held on to an overall weekly gain of 104.02 points to close at 17,477.40 points.

 

Google's new Alphabet, currency wars and Coke's latest plan: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/google-s-new-alphabet-currency-wars-and-coke-s-latest-plan-business-week-wrap-1.3191467    

 

Oil toys with new lows, but gas prices go up

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-dips-to-41-35-us-a-barrel-amid-predictions-it-will-keep-falling-1.3191188

 

Cheap oil will last through 2018 at least, Moody's says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cheap-oil-will-last-through-2018-at-least-moody-s-says-1.3189666

 

Three investing strategies for volatile markets

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/etfs/three-investing-strategies-for-volatile-markets?__lsa=e9c5-771c   

 

Time is an ally for investors who appreciate and understand it

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/time-is-an-ally-for-investors-who-appreciate-and-understand-it/article25960650/     

 

Company to Watch

 

Here’s some news from a couple of companies that we have been following for a long time but have never officially added as one of our “Companies to Watch”.

 

California Nanotechnologies (CNO:TSX-V), which is a company closely related to Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V), has announced US$254,000 - a significant amount for this company:

CNO news: http://www.calnanocorp.com/pdf/downloads/CNOPR08122015.pdf

 

Bri-Chem   Corp. (BRY:TSX) has released its second quarter results.  Management mentions the uncertain length and severity of the oil and gas industry downturn will play a key role in the company’s future performance.

Link: http://www.brichem.com/uploads/files/Documents/Press_releases/2015/BRY%20-%20Press%20Release%202015-7%20Q2%20Results.pdf


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Aug 9 9:37:02PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – August 7, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) was halted on Friday morning pending an announcement, so we expect to see news from the company in the near future.  This is likely due to the audited financial statements which are overdue at this point.  We have been in close contact with management on a weekly basis and while there have been several hurdles to overcome with optimizing production, the company has been making some headway and we hope to have better news in the next few weeks.

 

QIS Update 10 will soon be issued to all of our subscribers.  Check your inbox within the next day or two for the latest news from our Feature Companies.

 

2015 Small-Cap Conferences dates:

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) issued some significant news this week which we will cover in the upcoming QIS Update #10.  The company announced a $1.8 million Letter of Intent on which work is already well underway.

 

View the NCI news release: http://www.thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D17062

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

 

Stocks across the board took it on the chin again during this shortened trading week due to the Canadian holiday on Monday.  The TSX Venture Composite Index posted 4 straight days of losses while reaching another low of 574,87 points on Friday.  Overall, the smallcap benchmark index shed 17.71 points on the week.  Since the end of June 2015, the TSX Venture Composite Index has lost 94.89 points or 14.1%.  On the big boards, the S&P TSX Composite Index lost 165.74 points on the week to close at 14,302.70.  South of the border where there was no holiday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up ground with a decline in each of the fie trading days.  The Dow lost 316.48 points or 1.8% to finish at 17,373.38 points.

 

Falling dollar, shopping at home & cold offices: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/falling-dollar-shopping-at-home-cold-offices-business-week-wrap-1.3181994   

 

Oil slips below $44 US for 1st time in 5 months

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-slips-below-44-us-for-1st-time-in-5-months-1.3183530

 

Why investors have to adopt new tactics from time to time

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/why-investors-have-to-adopt-new-tactics-from-time-to-time 

 

Is there an emerging opportunity in emerging markets?

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/is-there-an-emerging-opportunity-in-emerging-markets?__lsa=474c-886b   

 

July jobs data further cloud Canadian economic picture

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/canadian-economy-adds-6600-jobs-jobless-rate-unchanged/article25871996/     

 

Company to Watch

The small-cap market simply has way too much negative momentum to feature a new company at this time.  We are currently monitoring several new stocks and hope to have a new article out in the next few weeks.

 

As mentioned earlier in this week’s recap, NTG Clarity (NCI) has news out from August 6th and Newlox Gold (LUX) has been halted pending news.  Both of these stocks have been highlighted in this section previously and we will be covering this news in detail in the next QIS Update.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 27 6:53:53AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 24, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

On August 19, Quinsam Capital Corporation (QCA:CSE) will pay another dividend of $0.001 per share to shareholders of record as at July 31, 2015.

Full QCA news release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-declares-quarterly-dividend-and-provides-performance-update-cnsx-qca-2041576.htm

 

2015 Small-Cap Conference dates:

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

The QIS Capital Feature Company Profile of NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has been updated and posted in the Feature Companies section of the website.  The new profile, dated July 21, can be viewed in full at:

 

http://smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10-NTG-Clarity-Networks-Inc.-(NCI:TSX-V)  

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

Large and small cap stocks all had significant decreases this week in both Canada and the US.  This week, the TSX Venture Composite Index surpassed levels last seen in 1998 to post new record lows.  On Friday, the index was as low as 589.48 points which is lower than any level seen since Stockwatch started tracking the index in 1990.  Down all five days this week, the Venture Composite Index lost a total of 36.33 points or a stunning 5.8%.  Also losing on all five days this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index shed 456.6 points or 3.1% to close at 14,186.24 points. Also in a loss position for the week was the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  This index lost 517.92 points (2.9%) since July 17 to finish at 17,568.53 points.

 

Canadian dollar drops to lowest level since 2004

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-drops-to-lowest-level-since-2004-1.3163316

 

Oil prices are down, gasoline prices are not. What gives?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-prices-are-down-gasoline-prices-are-not-what-gives-1.3163008

 

Plunging loonie means inflation in store

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/plunging-loonie-means-inflation-in-store-don-pittis-1.3163155  

 

Why there’s no bubble in biotech

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/why-theres-no-bubble-in-biotech?__lsa=0126-1f34   

 

Canada bouncing back, further rate cuts unlikely, economists say

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-bouncing-back-further-rate-cuts-unlikely-economists-say/article25652240/

 

Company to Watch

Despite the ugly markets this week, one of the first stocks we ever mentioned in this portion of the weekly update, Photon Control (PHO:TSX-V), released news this week and actually closed four cents per share higher to end the week at $0.73/share.  The company announced the launch of a Custom Spectrometer Builder web app on July 23.

 

Complete news release: http://www.photon-control.com/pdf/News_Releases/2015/PDF/photon-control-launches-a-first-of-its-kind-custom-spectrometer-builder-web-app-to-market.pdf


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 20 9:53:19AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 17, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned in the past couple of weeks, we’ve been in the process of selecting our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference dates in Calgary and Vancouver.

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) is  a junior oil and gas producer that we continue to follow despite the current lack of interest in the industry due to the state of commodity prices.  Quattro issued its reserves report this week and reported a book value of $8.25 per boe (P+P, 10% discount).  The company also looks back on some highlights from 2015 in a bullet style recap.

 

Complete QXP News Release:  http://www.qxp-petro.com/#!pr-july-15-2015/cbjp

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

 

After news of the proposed Greek bailout, small-cap stocks began the week with some gains, but led by the decline in oil and gold, both of which hit weekly lows on Friday, the junior markets in Canada closed the week down at a level not seen since 1999.  The TSX Venture Composite Index lost a total of 12.17 points or 1.9% to close at 628.81 points on Friday, the lowest close since late 1999.  The S&P TSX Composite Index managed to post a gain this week of 231.77 points to close at 14,642.84 points. Also in a gain this week was the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  This index had a 200+ point jump on Monday and continued to build on that momentum for most of the week.  The Dow Jones closed up 326.04 points overall to finish at 18,086.45 points.

 

Poloz slashes rates & Tsipras concedes more cuts: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/poloz-slashes-rates-tsipras-concedes-more-cuts-business-week-wrap-1.3158019

 

Banks cut prime lending rates after Bank of Canada slashes benchmark rate to 0.5%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/banks-cut-prime-lending-rates-after-bank-of-canada-slashes-benchmark-rate-to-0-5-1.3152673

 

Canadian dollar dips below 77 cents for first time since 2009

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-dips-below-77-cents-for-first-time-since-2009-1.3157570

 

Ottawa eyes tougher new mortgage rules, larger down payments, to curb Canada’s red hot housing market

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/ottawa-eyes-tougher-new-mortgage-measures-larger-down-payments-to-curb-hot-housing-market   

 

Premiers agree on energy strategy with weakened climate change pledges

 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/premiers-making-progress-on-national-energy-strategy-deal-could-be-signed-today/article25545448/

 

Company to Watch

One of our most recently discussed companies to watch in this section of the weekly recap was Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE) first mentioned on June 19.  This week, the company announced another contract worth about $500,000 for a town in Alberta.

 

Complete news release: http://liteaccess.com/dsg-communications-and-lite-access-technologies-inc-awarded-contract-for-product-supply-and-installation-for-the-town-of-waterton-alberta/


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Jul 14 8:43:45AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 10, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

This weekend, Eurozoen leaders will meet to examine and decide on Greece’s proposed reforms and loan requests.  The direction of the market early next week will likely be heavily influenced by the results of those meetings regarding the country’s next potential bailout package. 

 

As mentioned in the past couple of weeks, we’ve been in the process of selecting our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference dates in Calgary and Vancouver.

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

Omni-Lite Industries  Canada Inc. (OML:TSX-V) continued its run of positive news with another announcement released to the market this week.  Omni-Lite reported new contracts valued in excess of US$990,000.  The company also announced revenues for the first six months of 2015 of more than US$4 million – a 26% increase over the same period in 2014.

 

Complete OML News Release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1568441/omni-lite-reports-new-orders-and-strong-revenues-for-first-six-months?relation=org  

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

As anticipated, the markets struggled this week pursuant to the Greek “no” vote and the continued uncertainty surrounding the situation in Europe.  The TSX Venture Composite Index had a dreadful week with weaker gold and oil prices contributing to a 29.6 point drop on the week.  After this 4.4% decline, the TSX Venture Index closed 640.98 points, just 4.27 points higher than the new 10-yr low set on Thursday.    The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a loss this week.  The index fell by 271.32 points or 1.8% to close at 14,411.07 points after reaching a low on Thursday not seen since mid-January 2015. In the United States, The Dow Jones Industrial Average actually posted a small gain on the week of 30.3 points to close at 17,760.41 points.

 

Glitches ground air travel & NYSE trading floor: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/glitches-ground-air-travel-nyse-trading-floor-business-week-wrap-1.3147019  

 

Canada sheds 6,400 jobs in June

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-sheds-6-400-jobs-in-june-1.3146182

 

Growth in oil demand slowing even as supplies still grow: IEA

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/growth-in-oil-demand-slowing-even-as-supplies-still-grow-iea-1.3146420  

 

Canada is caught between rate cut and a hard place

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canada-is-caught-between-rate-cut-and-a-hard-place  

 

Investors connect the dots of financial forecasts at their perils

 http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/investors-connect-the-dots-at-their-perils

 

Company to Watch

 

After this week’s news, Omni-Lite’s share price traded up as high as $1.63, a level not seen since early March 2015.  Last year, the company’s Q2 financial statements were released in late August, so we’re probably at least 5-7 weeks away from seeing the complete results from the company’s second quarter.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jul 6 7:58:41AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – July 3, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

Next week, the initial tone and trading direction of the markets is expected to be significantly impacted by the referendum that will be held in Greece over the weekend regarding the country’s debt issues. 

 

As mentioned in the past couple of weeks, we’ve been in the process of selecting our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference dates in Calgary and Vancouver.

 

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

It was a fairly quiet week on the news front.  One company that we follow closely, Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE) released news this week highlighting a strong preliminary Q2 performance.  The company’s official Q2 results will not be ready for a few more weeks, though management indicated a gain in asset value from $2.85 million to over $3.1 million during Q2.  A dividend will also be paid to shareholders.

 

QCA News Release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-announces-strong-preliminary-q2-performance-closing-ipo-quinsam-opportunities-cnsx-qca-2035032.htm

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

 

In a shortened trading week broken up by the Canada Day holiday on Wednesday, the TSX Venture Composite Index took a 12.29 (1.8%) hit on Monday and was only able to gain about 3.5 points back over the remaining three trading days to close down at 670.58 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a large loss on Monday that three positive days could not gain back.  Overall, the major Canadian index shed 125.7 points on the week.  In the USA, the trading week was also shortened by the national holiday which saw trading closed on Friday.  In the first four days this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 215 points to close at 17,730.11 points.

 

Greek finances in ruins & cellphones turn 30 in Canada: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greek-finances-in-ruins-cellphones-turn-30-in-canada-business-week-wrap-1.3137507   

 

Oil rigs back in service in U.S., Canada as prices stabilize

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-rigs-back-in-service-in-u-s-canada-as-prices-stabilize-1.3136079

 

Canada lags again: Why the country is a stock picker’s playground

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/canada-lags-again-why-the-country-is-a-stock-pickers-playground

 

5 things investors should know, but don’t

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/5-things-investors-should-know-but-dont  

 

Company to Watch 

After adding a couple of stock two weeks ago, we take a look at how the portfolio is holding up in these floundering markets.

 

Date                      Company                                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price - July 3       Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries                       OML                      1.00                        1.45                        45%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls                               PHO                       0.415                     0.70                        69%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies                    COV                       1.24                        1.01                        -19%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial                              FAM                      0.085                     0.075                     -12%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises                           MCR                      1.21                        2.85                        136%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                                      LUX                        0.055                     0.055                     0%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier                            FFF                         0.55                        0.55                        0%

Mar. 13, 2015     High Arctic Energy Services          HWO                     3.65                        3.89                        7%

Apr. 10, 2015      Posera-HDX                                        HDX                       0.25                        0.30                        20%

May 15, 2015      NTG Clarity Networks                    NCI                         0.30                        0.38                        27%

Jun. 19, 2015      Lite Access Technologies              LTE                         0.85                        1.33                        56%

Jun. 19, 2015      Wi2Wi Corporation                          YTY                         0.15                        0.15                        0%

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                AVG GAIN                                           27.4%

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 29 9:41:06AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 26, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conferences:

Calgary - October 7, 2015

Vancouver - November 10, 2015. 

 

If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) issued some significant news this week which we cover in QIS Update #9 that was sent out on Tuesday.  The company announced a $3.9 million contract which sent the stock up to trade in the low $0.40s near its 52-week high.

View QIS Update #9 here: http://smallcaps.ca/updates-164-QIS-Update-#9

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

 

Ahead of a shortened trading week due to Canada Day on July 1, the TSX Venture Composite Index weakened by 4.51 points overall with down days on four out of five trading days this week.  Gains on Monday and Tuesday were enough to keep the S&P TSX Composite Index in the green for the first time in several weeks.  A total gain of 154.97 points was generated by Canada’s most tracked stock index.  Ahead of the shortened trading week for the country’s national holiday the USA’s Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 69.27 points to close on Friday at 17,946.68 points.

 

Taylor Swift bites Apple & the latest CRA tax scam: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/taylor-swift-bites-apple-the-latest-cra-tax-scam-business-week-wrap-1.3129638    

 

Alberta and the oil crash, 1 year later

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/alberta-and-the-oil-crash-1-year-later-1.3126945   

 

Why shareholder activism in the oil patch has flopped

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/this-is-victory/article24996921/

 

How to make your portfolio ‘as inefficient as possible': Pay down the mortgage

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/dont-buy-into-the-fear-surrounding-the-canadian-housing-market  

 

Canadians not saving enough due to bad spending habits they can’t let go of

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/debt/canadians-not-saving-enough-due-to-bad-spending-habits-they-cant-let-go-of

 

Company to Watch

 

Although the stock was down $0.15 on Friday to close at $1.29, Lite Access Technologies (LTE:CSE) had a monstrous week since we highlighted the stock here last Friday at a price of $0.85.  LTE traded as high as $1.49 per share on Thursday before settling down a little the next day.  The company issued two news releases during the past week which contributed to the activity.

 

News:

 

June 22 – Lite Access enters into Letter of Intent to acquire 100% of DSG Communications

http://liteaccess.com/lite-access-enters-into-letter-of-intent-to-acquire-100-of-dsg-communications/

 

June 25 - Lite Access Awarded Contract for Product Supply and Installation Training

http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2015/06/25/lite-access-awarded-contract-for-product-supply-and-installation-training


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 22 7:33:26AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 19, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’ve been anticipating some news from a couple of companies that hasn’t hit the wires yet, so our next QIS Update has been delayed a little longer than anticipated.  We will compile and email out the next update as soon as we are able to.

As mentioned in the past couple of weeks, we’ve been in the process of selecting our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference dates in Calgary and Vancouver.  The Calgary conference is booked for October 7, 2015 and the Vancouver event will follow on November 10, 2015.  If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

After resuming trading this week on June 15 after being halted for more than a month with late financial statements, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) issued another news release on Thursday regarding a $5 million acquisition.

QXP News Release: http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2015/06/18/quattro-agrees-to-purchase-1-288-million-boe-of-oil-natural-gas-and-liquids-in

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

This week, the TSX Venture Composite Index edged forward a total of 1.75 points to close up Friday at 683.89 points, ending a 3-week run of losses.  The S&P TSX Composite Index posted a loss for the fourth consecutive week, losing a total of 88.03 points on the week.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain on the week, adding 115.44 points to close at 18,014.28 points.

As we near the halfway point of 2015, it should be noted that the S&P TSX Composite Index is essentially flat for the year.  After closing up on Dec. 31, 2014 at 14,632.44 points, the index now sits at 14,653.12 points.  The TSX-Venture Composite Index is down 11.64 points on the year to 683.89.  South of the border, the Dow Jones is up a total of 191.21 points to date in 2015.

 

Rate hike draws near & carmakers say 'adios' to Canada: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/rate-hike-draws-near-carmakers-say-adios-to-canada-business-week-wrap-1.3120519   

 

Gas prices 'way beyond' where oil rebound should have them: BMO

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gas-prices-way-beyond-where-oil-rebound-should-have-them-bmo-1.3120038   

 

How young investors can build a mountain of money for retirement

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/young-money/how-young-investors-can-build-a-mountain-of-money-for-retirement

 

Investors deluding themselves on returns, poll says

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/advisers-view/investors-deluding-themselves-on-returns-poll-says/article24639402/

 

Company to Watch

Family Memorials Inc. (FAM:TSX-V) $0.075 - We mentioned FAM back in January 2015 initially at $0.085.  The stock ran to $0.24 in April and has since slid back to $0.075 on the back of some very disappointing financials.  Being in the death care industry in Canada, winter months are seasonally very slow.  Costs also increased during the last two quarters and we have been trying to reach management to get an explanation but to no avail.  The next two quarters are historically the strongest for FAM.

Lite Access Technologies Technologies Inc. (LTE:CSE)  $0.85 – This is a new listing with less than a month since it became public.  What a month it has been though.  The company commenced trading at $0.55 after completing a financing at $0.25 back in May 2015.  The stock ran as high as $1.00 on June 17th.  This morning, the company announced that it had entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of DSG Communications Ltd., a company at the forefront of developing and providing new fibre optics infrastructure deployment solutions.  DSG has recently completed projects for a large number of organizations including Rogers Communications, Telus, Bell, QNET Parks Canada, and several large municipalities.

Wi2Wi Corporation (YTY:TSX-V) $0.15 - Wi2Wi is a vertically integrated global manufacturer providing  Connectivity Solutions, Timing Devices, Frequency Controllers and Microwave Filters to the global market.  Wi2Wi’s miniaturized Wireless System-in-Package (SIP) connectivity Solutions are well accepted in the global market for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IOT) and portable device embedded applications worldwide.  We started following YTY a few months ago and were quite impressed with their 2014 financials which showed a 115% increase in revenues to $8 million and earnings of $2.0 million or $0.02 per share.  This was followed with further growth in Q1/15 with posted revenues of $4.6 million and net income of $439K or $0.005 per share.  We were ready to make this stock our next “Company to Watch” but then last week the SEC announced that the former Chairman had been charged with fraud by buying penny stocks (including YTY) in a $95 million managed investment firm which advertises that it places clients into conservative, low-risk investments.   While the former Chairman had already resigned from YTY and has no role with the current company, the market sold off following this news.  Recently the company announced that it was issuing 30.57 million shares to settle a convertible debenture and debt bringing the company’s outstanding shares to 127.2 million.  This will have a significant dilutive effect on upcoming financials but will also provide a very stable balance sheet with positive working capital and no debt.  We are watching the stock here at $0.15.  The next financials are expected in mid-to-late August.

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) participated in a $10,000 financing with Lite Access Technologies in May 2015 at $0.25 per share and does not own any shares in Family Memorials nor Wi2Wi Corporation.  QIS Capital does not have a financial relationship with any of the companies mentioned but may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright 2015 QIS Capital Corporation. 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday May 10 8:45:06PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 8, 2015

Upcoming Events

May is a big month for those companies with a fiscal year that aligns with the calendar year.  Q1 results are due by the end of May and we’ve already begun to see results come in from several companies we’re following.  As mentioned in the past, many junior oil and gas companies were feeling the full weight of the lower oil prices in Q1 2015, so results will be telling.  We anticipate some fairly weak Q1 results with the decline in oil prices that began in late 2014. 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

After a surprising election result in Alberta this past week, an investment advisor from Acumen Capital summarized the outlook for the province, particularly the energy sector, in an email that we’ve highlighted below:

 

The popular vote was more in favour of the right with the PC & WRP making up 52% of the popular vote.

I don’t think this gives Rachel Notley any strong mandate to install any far left ideologies on the AB public.  They ran on a centrist platform backed by disgust on PC mismanagement and arrogance.  So let’s all hope they stick closer to centre and the knowledge that a lot of the population was looking for change, once they take power instead of moving left.

What we know & what are the NDP’s talking points:

Taxes are going up – 10% flat tax will go up for the higher income earners.  It may top out at 15% for the highest income earners.

Corporate taxes are going up – 12% from 10%.

A stronger focus on environmental issues from the oil sands to coal – this will lead to increased volatility of prices due to more gas fired versus coal fired power gen and most likely higher electricity prices: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54217ac0e4b0450bd7d80203/t/54e77bf3e4b0a3ebc2ba903d/1424456691998/
Genalta_Alberta_Power_Market_Report_2015.pdf

Royalty Review –

The market for AB focused producers and service providers have been hit for 2 straight days.  Some of it justified and in other cases not as much.  However, with oil/gas stocks on a good run it is a good excuse to trim back positions and look for better entry points in the months to come.  Oil looks overbought in the near terms and could test a below $55 in the near term.

The two groups that stick out for a good chance of higher royalty review are oilsands and unconventional gas.

Light oil players have been getting hit.  This group has a chance of higher future royalties.  They pay a lot lower royalties in the US but higher in SK.

There has been a few analyst’s touting plays outside AB and highlighting Prairie Sky (PSK).  Any royalty changes would make PSK’s royalty land more favourable versus AB crown land.

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

The Canadian small cap markets took a bit of a hit this week, especially on Wednesday following the Tuesday night election in Alberta.  The TSX Venture Composite Index declined by 8.41 points on the week, buoyed by Friday’s 5.51 point gain.  In taking a look at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down again this week, falling 169.75 points in total.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had a strong rally on Friday to close at its highest level since early March.  The Dow added 167.05 points during the week to end up at 18,191.11 points, less than 100 off of an all-time high.

 

Loonie soars, Millennials moan & not-so 'smart' locks : BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-soars-millennials-moan-not-so-smart-locks-business-week-wrap-1.3066860

 

Alberta energy sector waits for policies from NDP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/alberta-energy-sector-waits-for-policies-from-ndp-1.3065193

 

Canada lost 20,000 jobs in April

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-lost-20-000-jobs-in-april-1.3066254    

 

How to make an extra TFSA contribution even if you don’t have $4,500 lying around

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/how-to-make-an-extra-tfsa-contribution-even-if-you-dont-have-4500-lying-around?__lsa=b116-4a1f 

 

Violent bond moves and half a trillion dollars in losses in two weeks signal tectonic shifts in global markets

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/violent-bond-moves-and-half-a-trillion-dollars-in-losses-in-two-weeks-signal-tectonic-shifts-in-global-markets     

 

Company to Watch

 

On Friday this week, one of our past companies featured in this section, High Arctic Energy Services (HWO:TSX), released its first quarter results.  The company’s revenues were essentially flat as compared to Q1 last year and adjusted EBITDA was down about 50% from last year to $10.4 million, largely due to reduced activity levels in Canada during the period.

Link:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1533671/high-arctic-delivers-adjusted-ebitda-of-10-4-million


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 15 6:29:19AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 12, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

We expect to have another QIS Update out soon as we compile some news that is pending and some that has already been issued.

 

As mentioned, we’ve been looking into Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference options and we have narrowed down our dates for events in Calgary and Vancouver.  The Calgary conference will be booked for October 2015 and the Vancouver event will follow in November.  If you have any company recommendations that you feel would be a great fit for The Small-Cap Conference, please let us know.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

After being halted on May 7, 2015 for failure to file its annual financial results on time, Quattro Exploration and Production (QXP:TSX-V) will resume trading on June 15 now that the company has filed both its Q4 and Q1 financial statements.  Quattro’s results were stronger than we anticipated considering the state of the O&G industry during this period of operations for the company.   Accordingly, it will be very interesting to see what the market does with the stock now that it is free trading again.

 

Q1 News Release: http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2015/06/01/quattro-releases-1st-quarter-financials-reporting-net-earnings-of-0-01-per

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

This week, the markets were down in Canada and up in the USA. The TSX Venture Composite Index ended the week at 682.14 points, losing 7.71 points since last Friday – its third straight weekly decline.  The S&P TSX Composite Index also posted a loss for the third consecutive week, falling off a total of 216.01 points over the past five trading days to close at 14,741.15. On Tuesday, the TSX Composite Index reached lows not seen since March 13.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain on the week, adding 49.38 points to close at 17,898.84 points.

 

Blacks closes, recalls problems & carry-on consistency: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/blacks-closes-recalls-problems-carry-on-consistency-business-week-wrap-1.3111449  

 

Oil-by-rail shipments set to boom, study finds

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-by-rail-shipments-set-to-boom-study-finds-1.3110022  

 

Canada's debt-to-income ratio inches down to 163.3%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-s-debt-to-income-ratio-inches-down-to-163-3-1.3110720

 

Mutual fund fees hurt investment returns, raise expenses, study says

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/managing-wealth/mutual-fund-fees-hurt-investment-returns-raise-expenses-study-says

 

Gold losing its shine – even among coin collectors

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/gold-losing-its-shine-even-among-coin-collectors/article24928338/

 

Company to Watch

 

It has been a while since we’ve posted a track record of our periodically presented Companies to Watch so here is a look at how things sit as at June 12.   

 

Date                      Company                                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price – Jun. 12   Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries                       OML                      1.00                        1.37                        37%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls                               PHO                       0.415                     0.70                        69%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies                    COV                       1.24                        1.00                        -19%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial                              FAM                      0.085                     0.08                        -6%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises                           MCR                      1.21                        3.05                        152%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                                      LUX                        0.055                     0.06                        9%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier                            FFF                         0.55                        0.50                        -9%

Mar. 13, 2015     High Arctic Energy Services          HWO                     3.65                        3.77                        3%

Apr. 10, 2015      Posera-HDX                                        HDX                       0.25                        0.30                        20%

May 15, 2015      NTG Clarity Networks                    NCI                         0.30                        0.37                        23%

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                AVERAGE GAIN                                                27.9%

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jun 8 9:49:13AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – June 5, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

 

We expect to have another QIS Update out soon as we compile some news that is pending and some that has already been issued.

 

As mentioned, we’ve been looking into Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference options and we have narrowed down our dates for events in Calgary and Vancouver.  The Calgary conference will be booked for October 2015 and the Vancouver event will follow in November.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

 

Both Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) and Dalmac Energy (DAL:TSX-V) issued news this week that will be covered in more detail in the forthcoming QIS Update#9.  For now, here are some links to the news.

Newlox Gold News: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D16536  

Dalmac Energy News: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1547321/dalmac-energy-announces-appointment-to-board-of-directors

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

This week, the markets were down across the board – US and Canada – small caps and large caps. The TSX Venture Composite Index ended the week at 689.85 points, losing 2.60 points since last Friday.  The S&P TSX Composite Index posted a loss for the second consecutive week, falling off a total of 56.93 points over the past five trading days to close at 14,957.16. This closing level marks the lowest for the TSX Composite Index since April 1, marking a 2-month low.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also lost ground this week, shedding 161.22 points to close at 17,849.46 points, the index’s lowest close since May 6.

 

'Stealing' Netflix & retirement readiness: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stealing-netflix-retirement-readiness-business-week-wrap-1.3102486

 

Toronto, Vancouver house prices soar amid spring rush

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/toronto-vancouver-house-prices-soar-amid-spring-rush-1.3098689

 

Bank fee outcry unites consumers and even politicians

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-fee-outcry-unites-consumers-and-even-politicians-1.3098400    

 

Five reasons not to fear interest rate hikes

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/five-reasons-not-to-fear-interest-rate-hikes

 

As investment gurus sound alarm, what’s the next bull market asset class? Still equities

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/as-investment-gurus-sound-alarm-whats-the-next-bull-market-asset-class-still-equities

 


By dquinton

Posted: Tuesday Jun 2 10:51:08AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 29, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned, we’ve been looking into Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference options and will likely have some dates selected in the near future for events in Calgary and Vancouver.  If all goes well, the Calgary conference will be held in October 2015 and Vancouver will follow in November.

 

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.

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events

Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) issued another operational update this past week reporting its first gold sales.  Also, NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) reported record Q1 results during the week.  We cover this news in detail within QIS Update#8 that was emailed out on May 27.

View QIS Update #8 here: http://smallcaps.ca/updates-163-QIS-Update-#8

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

This week, the Canadian small cap markets gave up some of the recently achieved gains over the past few weeks.  After trading as high as 704 points on Monday, the TSX Venture Composite Index closed up the week at 692.45 points, shedding 11.03 points since last Friday.  The S&P TSX Composite Index returned to its losing ways this week, falling off a grand total of 186.67 points over the five trading days this week.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gave some gains back during a holiday shortened 4-day trading week.  Overall, the Dow lost 221.34 points or 1.2% on the week.

 

House poor, fixing CPP & gaming Aeroplan: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/house-poor-fixing-cpp-gaming-aeroplan-business-week-wrap-1.3093157

 

$100 oil: Will we ever see it again?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/100-oil-will-we-ever-see-it-again-1.3091449

 

Bank of Canada’s July meeting just got a lot more interesting: Bets on rate cut rise after dismal GDP data

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/bank-of-canadas-july-meeting-just-got-a-lot-more-interesting-watch-bets-on-rate-cut-rise-after-dismal-gdp-data   

 

Alberta can’t avoid a recession this year, says Conference Board of Canada report

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/alberta-cant-avoid-a-recession-this-year-says-conference-board-of-canada-report

 

Eight ways to know it’s time to sell your stock

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/eight-ways-to-know-its-time-to-sell-your-stock/article24676103/ 

 

Company to Watch

It was a busy week on the news front for companies that have been featured in this section of the weekly update. 

 

Photon Control (PHO:TSX-V) released strong Q1 financial results which led to the company reaching a new 52-week high of $0.77 before settling down to end the week at $0.71 per share.  Photon was originally mentioned here in December 2014 at a price of $0.415.

Full Q1 News Release:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1544533/photon-control-reports-first-quarter-2015-financial-results 

 

Macro Enterprises (MCR:TSX-V) also released Q1 financial results this week and the company closed today at $2.76, up 31% from when the stock was first mentioned here in late January.

Full Q1 News Release:  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/macro-enterprises-inc-announces-2015-first-quarter-results-tsx-venture-mcr-2022970.htm

 

Also, Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V) released some news regarding a new long-term strategic alliance with an existing automotive customer.

OML News: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1543141/omni-lite-signs-long-term-letter-of-agreement-with-current-automotive-customer

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 25 9:23:40AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 22, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’re starting to look at our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference options and will likely have some dates selected in the near future for events in Calgary and Vancouver – stay tuned for that announcement.

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.

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Recent Events 

Newlox Gold (LUX:CSE) issued an operational update this past week and we covered the news in QIS Update#7 which was emailed out on May 21.

View QIS Update #7 here: http://smallcaps.ca/updates-162-QIS-Update-#7

 

As a follow-up to our remarks last week regarding Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V) and its recent downtrend despite announcing a strong Q1 the company has announced a share buyback program this week.

Issuer Bid News Release:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1541513/omni-lite-industries-announces-additional-normal-course-issuer-bid

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

Market News

During the 4-day trading week shortened by the Victoria Day holiday, the Canadian small cap markets had their strongest week in recent memory with the levels reached on Friday the highest since April 21.  The TSX Venture Composite Index added 8.35 points or 1.2% on the week.  The S&P TSX Composite Index broke a 3-week losing streak with a gain posted of 92.64 points.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high of 18,351.36 points on May 19 before finishing up on Friday at 18,232.02 – down just over 40 points on the week.

 

Takata's airbag disaster & Air Canada's carry-on crackdown: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/takata-s-airbag-disaster-air-canada-s-carry-on-crackdown-business-week-wrap-1.3084053  

 

Household debt is under control in Canada, Fraser Institute says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/household-debt-is-under-control-in-canada-fraser-institute-says-1.3080638   

 

Consumers to save $600 at gas pump, but spend it on costlier imported goods

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/consumers-to-save-600-at-gas-pump-but-spend-it-on-costlier-imported-goods-1.3083726     

 

Bubble trouble? Why frothy markets may not be ready to pop

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/bubble-trouble-why-frothy-markets-may-not-be-ready-to-pop   

 

Why volatility can be an investor’s best friend

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/buy-sell/why-volatility-can-be-an-investors-best-friend

 

Company to Watch

NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) $0.32 is poised to put out its Q1 results this week.  As of the last report, the company had about $0.17 per share in positive working capital, no long-term debt and was trading at a debt adjusted p/e ratio of less than 5 times.  Indications from a press release in early May were that revenues would be very strong for Q1 despite this being historically the company's slowest quarter.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 18 10:35:08PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 15, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

May is a key month for those companies with a fiscal year that aligns with the calendar year.  Q1 results are due by the end of May and we’ve already begun to see results come in from several companies we’re following (notably QCA, OML, HWO, HDX).  As mentioned in the past, many junior oil and gas companies were feeling the full weight of the lower oil prices in Q1 2015, so these results will be telling.  Accordingly, we anticipate some fairly weak Q1 results with the decline in oil prices that began in late 2014. 

We’re starting to look at our Fall 2015 Small-Cap Conference options and will likely have some dates selected in the near future for events in Calgary and Vancouver – stay tuned.

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.

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Recent Events

It is worth noting that Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V) has traded down this week despite announcing a strong Q1 performance back on April 28 (see link below).  We highlighted the company back in December 2014 when it was trading around $1.00.  OML had since moved up as high as $1.72 in February, but traded as low as $1.13 on Thursday this week.  It is not immediately apparent to us what is driving the selling, other than general market wariness.

Q1 Results News Release:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1525779/omni-lite-industries-reports-strong-first-quarter-results

 

On May 15, 2015, Boyuan Construction (BOY:TSX) announced its third quarter financial results.  With another quarter in the books showing massive revenue and earnings growth, the company now trades at a trailing 12-month price to earnings multiple of less than 1.0.   Q3 earnings were US$0.26 per diluted share bringing total earnings for the past four quarters to US$0.74 per diluted share.  The company also has a positive working capital position of US$113.4 million or US$4.46 per share and long term debt of US$5.4 million.  Boyuan last traded at $0.67 per share.

NOTE:  The company’s construction operations are located in China which likely explains the current valuation of the stock in relation to the company’s reported results and assets.

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets had a pretty quiet week despite a surge in gold prices to more than US$1220/oz by the end of day Friday.  The TSX Venture Composite Index added a modest 4.16 points on the week with no major day-to-day volatility.  The S&P TSX Composite Index was down again for the third consecutive week, despite an 80 point gain on Friday.  Overall, the main TSX index shed 61.9 points on the week.  In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 81.45 points this week and is now less than 17 points from its all-time high that was reached on March 2.

 

Bombardier job cuts, diamond daze & Facebook's big bet: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombardier-job-cuts-diamond-daze-facebook-s-big-bet-business-week-wrap-1.3076189

 

Bank of America forecasts another rate cut in Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-america-forecasts-another-rate-cut-in-canada-1.3076304 

 

Oil headed for first weekly loss since March as global supply glut persists

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/oil-headed-for-first-weekly-loss-since-march-as-global-supply-glut-persists     

 

Without a net: Why the safety trade is getting riskier for investors

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/why-the-safety-trade-is-getting-riskier-for-investors 

 

Why living off your dividends in retirement may be a mistake

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/why-living-off-your-dividends-in-retirement-may-be-a-mistake     

 

Company to Watch

Over the past month we have gone through countless financial results and current press releases trying to find some new fundamental companies.  While we are currently considering a handful of these stocks, we have not been able to find new companies that meet both our upside criteria but more importantly meet our downside criteria.  We are seeing much higher valuations for companies and our fear is that these multiples will fall if we see any type of a general correction in the market.  As such we are hoping to add another new company to our portfolio in the coming weeks. 

 

One stock which does meet our fundamental criteria is a familiar company to our followers – NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) $0.30.  Our latest report on this company can be found in the Feature Company section of the website or by clicking on the following link:   http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/10NCI1504.pdf

On April 15th, NTG Clarity announced that revenues for the first quarter of 2015 are expected to hit a Q1 record of at least $4.3-million. This compares with revenues of $2.9-million in the first quarter last year and $1.5-million in first-quarter 2013. The first quarter has historically been NTG's weakest quarter.  We are expecting NTG Clarity to report its Q1 financials in the next two weeks and anticipate that it will put the company well on its way to achieving its 2015 revenue forecast of $20 million (2013 - $10 million, 2014 - $15.5 million).  NTG Clarity also has working capital of $6.2 million ($0.17 per share) and no long-term debt.  NTG Clarity last traded at $0.30 per share and has a market capitalization of only $10.8 million.

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly 1,287,000 shares and 100,000 options of NTG Clarity Networks Inc.  QIS Capitalhas a financial relationship with NTG Clarity Networks Inc. and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright 2015 QIS Capital Corporation.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday May 4 10:20:54AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – May 1, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

Good news for procrastinators this week.  As many of you have heard, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) extended the filing deadline for individual tax returns for the 2014 tax year by five days until May 5, 2015.  Due to a human error, the agency will repeat last year’s five day extension to file taxes and pay amounts owed.

Now that the April 30th filing deadline has come and gone for audited annual financial statements to be filed (for those TSX-V companies with a Dec. 31 year-end), companies will be moving on to their Q1 statements which will be due by the end of May for those companies with a Q1 ended March 31.  As mentioned in the past, many junior oil and gas companies were feeling the full weight of the lower oil prices in Q1 2015, so results will be telling.  We anticipate some fairly weak Q1 results with the decline in oil prices that began in late 2014. 

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

The QIS Capital Feature Company Profile of NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V) has recently been updated and posted in the Feature Companies section of the website.  The new profile can be viewed at:

http://smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10-NTG-Clarity-Networks-Inc.-(NCI:TSX-V)

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets delivered another quiet week with very little volatility.  The TSX Venture Composite Index added less than two points on the week, remaining just below 700 points at the closing bell on Friday.  On the other hand, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down this week, falling 68.56 points in total.  In the United Sates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was also down this week, dropping 56.08 points since April 24.

 

Canada Revenue Agency extends filing deadline to May 5

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-revenue-agency-extends-filing-deadline-to-may-5-1.3051754

 

GM cuts, rising bank fees and the CRA's deadline extension: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gm-cuts-rising-bank-fees-and-the-cra-s-deadline-extension-business-week-wrap-1.3057711    

 

Canadian dollar slumps back to 82 cents as oil, gold slip

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-slumps-back-to-82-cents-as-oil-gold-slip-1.3057303    

 

What investors need to know to put the $17 trillion bull market into perspective

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/what-investors-need-to-know-to-put-the-17-trillion-bull-market-into-perspective 

 

Why investors shouldn’t count on oil price stability

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/why-investors-shouldnt-count-on-oil-price-stability    

 

Company to Watch

Earlier this week, one of our past companies featured in this section, Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V), released its first quarter results.  The company realized a 29% increase in revenues and earnings increased over 600% on a year-over-year basis to US$312,313 or US$0.03 per share.

Link:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1525779/omni-lite-industries-reports-strong-first-quarter-results  


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 27 10:14:25AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Apr. 24, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

With the April 30th filing deadline this week, we expect to see quite a few more sets of financial results from TSX-V listed companies who will be filing their audited financial statements within the next several days.  We will be monitoring the news feeds again this week looking for any intriguing results.  Many junior oil and gas companies were feeling the full weight of the lower oil prices as operations continued into Q4, so results will be telling.  Furthermore, with Q1 numbers due out by the end of May 2015, the full brunt of the decline in oil prices will appear on the financial results of those companies involved in the Canadian oil and gas industry.

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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 another pretty quiet week on the news front for most of the companies we follow, but we did want to highlight some news from one company that we’ve been following for years.

 

Cobra Venture Corporation (CBV:TSX-V) released its first quarter financial statements for the three months ended Feb. 28, 2015.  The company, which is trading at $0.13 per share, had $0.30 per share in cash on hand as at Feb. 28, 2015 with just $291,000 in current liabilities and no long-term debt. 

Link: http://cobraventure.com/investors/financials/

 

Also, Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE) released its annual financial statements on April 23, posting a profit of $570,452 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. At the same time, the company announced another $0.001 dividend to be paid on May 19th to shareholders of record as of April 30, 2015.

Link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-reports-2014-annual-financial-results-declares-quarterly-dividend-comments-on-2012686.htm

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets delivered a pretty quiet week, in terms of volatility.  The TSX Venture Composite Index had an overall decline of 5.15 points this week to end up at 697.70 on Friday.  If we take a look at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down slightly on the week, shedding just under 28 points in total.  In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 253.84 points or 1.4% during the week.

 

TFSA changes, loonie travel and KD's new colour: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tfsa-changes-loonie-travel-and-kd-s-new-colour-business-week-wrap-1.3048006   

 

Canadian dollar above 82 cents US and getting stronger

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-above-82-cents-us-and-getting-stronger-1.3047484   

 

TFSA limit change takes effect immediately, Ottawa clarifies

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tfsa-limit-change-takes-effect-immediately-ottawa-clarifies-1.3047776

 

Five potential pitfalls of preferred shares

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/five-potential-pitfalls-of-preferred-shares   

 

U.S. demand, lower loonie to help offset slumping oil, EDC says

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/us-demand-lower-loonie-to-help-offset-slumping-oil-edc-says/article24072447/  

 

Company to Watch

We’ve highlighted a number of stocks in this section of the Weekly Summary since December 2014.  While we won’t officially add DATA Group Ltd. (DGI:TSX-V) to the list at this time, it is a stock that we’ve been following closely and they announced a right offering to shareholders on April 16 along with some changes to the management team.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1519755/data-group-announces-management-change-and-rights-offering

 

Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V) released its 2014 audited annual financial statements on April 23.  The company was profitable and demonstrated year-over-year growth in revenues and earnings.  We didn't expect a very strong Q4 but we are looking for significantly higher revenues and earnings in Q1.

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1523203/omni-lite-industries-delivers-strong-gains-in-audited-2014-results


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 20 8:08:38AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Apr. 17, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned last week, we anticipate NTG Clarity Networks (NCI) to announce Q1 numbers in May 2015.  Following the company’s news announcement this week regarding Q1 revenues, the market responded very positively, trading NCI’s shares as high as $0.36 per share which was over 26% higher than last week’s top trading price of $0.285 per share.  We expect the company to deliver another year of solid growth in 2015.

 

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

 

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 fairly quiet week on the news front for most of the companies we follow, but the one news item that we did include in QIS Update #6 was certainly significant.

QIS Capital Update #6 was sent out on April 16, 2015.  This edition contained a news release from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) announcing that record Q1 revenues are expected this year of at least $4.3 million – up from $2.9 million last year.

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-161-QIS-Update-#6

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets have been creeping slowly upward since mid-March.  The TSX Venture Composite Index increased by 3.97 points this week to 702.85.  Looking at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index was down on the week, shedding just under 28 points in total.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up after the first four days this week, but Friday’s loss of nearly 280 points led to an overall weekly decline of 231.35 points or 1.3%.

 

Adios, Corolla & Poloz stands pat: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/adios-corolla-poloz-stands-pat-business-week-wrap-1.3037999 

 

Baker Hughes count of U.S. oil rigs in operation drops to 4 year low

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/baker-hughes-count-of-u-s-oil-rigs-in-operation-drops-to-4-year-low-1.3037882  

 

Oil is headed for its biggest weekly gain in more than four years

http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/oil-is-headed-for-its-biggest-weekly-gain-in-more-than-four-years?__lsa=b46e-4427

 

Canada's inflation rate inches up to 1.2% in March

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-s-inflation-rate-inches-up-to-1-2-in-march-1.3037221  

 

 Four reasons the Canadian dollar has risen from the dead

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/four-reasons-the-canadian-dollar-has-risen-from-the-dead  

 

Company to Watch

We’ve highlighted a number of stock in this section of the Weekly Summary since December 2014 – here’s an updated list of how each stock has performed since the time it was mentioned here.

 

Date                      Company                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price - Apr 15     Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries       OML                      1.00                        1.51                        51%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls               PHO                       0.415                     0.69                        66%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies    COV                       1.24                        1.14                        -8%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial              FAM                      0.085                     0.16                        88%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises           MCR                      1.21                        2.33                        93%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                      LUX                        0.055                     0.075                     36%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier            FFF                         0.55                        0.55                        0%

Mar. 13, 2015     High Arctic Energy            HWO                     3.65                        3.91                        7%

Apr. 10, 2015      Posera-HDX                        HDX                       0.25                        0.295                     18%

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                AVG. GAIN                         39.1%


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 13 9:53:13AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Apr. 10, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

Now that NTG Clarity Networks (NCI) has announced its fourth quarter results, the company’s Q1 numbers will follow in May 2015.  We expect the company to deliver another year of growth in 2015. Newlox Gold Ventures (LUX) continues to make progress on the 43-101 report requested by the securities exchange and we will keep investors posted on this matter.   

If you would like to be notified each time QIS capital updates a company’s corporate profile or issues a new independent research report, simply email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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

QIS Capital Update #5 was sent out on April 9, 2015.  This edition contained details on the record results from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-160-QIS-Update-#5

 

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Quinsam Capital (QCA:CSE), a company closely followed by QIS Capital, issued news this week highlighting the company’s performance during the first quarter of 2015. 

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-outperforms-major-canadian-indices-q1-2015-provides-update-on-activities-quarter-cnsx-qca-2007062.htm

 

Many of our investors follow Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSX-V) and the company had more news this week announcing further strategic Montney land acquisition.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/blackbird-energy-announces-further-strategic-montney-land-aggregation-tsx-venture-bbi-2007975.htm

 

Market News

In the week following the Easter long weekend, the Canadian markets moved up in a fairly strong fashion.  The TSX Venture Index added a combined 15.83 points or 2.3% this week.  Looking at the large caps, the S&P TSX Composite Index was green every day this week, moving up 361.81 points or 2.4% over the 5 day period.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 294.41 points during the week to close back over 18,000 points for the first time since March 24.

 

Parents funding kids' houses & Big Brother watching you drive : BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/parents-funding-kids-houses-big-brother-watching-you-drive-business-week-wrap-1.3028386

 

Bank of Canada survey shows oil dimming corporate confidence

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-survey-shows-oil-dimming-corporate-confidence-1.3022372

 

Markets go crazy! Nikkei tops 20,000 for first time in 15 years, Europe hits 15-year high

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/markets-are-going-crazy-this-morning-nikkei-tops-20000-for-first-time-in-15-years-europe-hits-15-year-high

 

What an $11,000 TFSA limit means for your retirement

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/retirement-rrsps/what-an-11000-tfsa-limit-means-for-your-retirement/article23828722/ 

 

Tax-free savings accounts rob tax revenue from the future

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tax-free-savings-accounts-rob-tax-revenue-from-the-future-don-pittis-1.3026293

 

Company to Watch

 

Posera-HDX Ltd. (HDX:TSX)  - $0.25

Posera-HDX Ltd. is in the business of managing merchant transactions with consumers and facilitating payment. The company develops and deploys touch screen POS system software and associated enterprise management tools and has developed and deployed numerous POS applications. HDX also provides system hardware integration services, merchant staff training, system installation services, and post-sale software and hardware support services.

HDX leading edge technology also includes prepaid stored value payments solutions, customer self-serve kiosks and "line buster" mobile POS terminals. These products have been designed to dramatically enhance customer throughput and drastically reduce customer queues. These technologies are especially effective in high foot traffic environments that have limited cash register counter space, limited retail square footage, and the absence of a drive through.

HDX develops, deploys, and supports a restaurant POS software known as "Maitre 'D" which has been deployed in over 20,000 locations worldwide in eight different languages. The company sells and services its clients directly, as well as through a network of approximately 96 value added reseller partners in 25 countries with approximately 550 reseller representatives selling, supporting and installing its software.

Throughout 2014 Posera-HDX Ltd. focused on integrating the newly acquired Zomaron business unit, building and acquiring technologies to round out the company's product and service offering, identifying and negotiating to acquire organizations complementary to the company's growth strategy.

On Dec. 31, 2014, the company completed the acquisition of Terminal Management Services Ltd. TMC provides wireless EMV chip and PIN pay-at-the-table credit and debit card processing software and hardware solutions to Canadian merchants nationwide. Based in Markham, Ont., TMC has deployed its payment software solutions through direct sales and strategic partnerships with the world's largest payment terminal manufacturers.

TMC's solutions will be marketed and deployed in the United States where the requirement for pay-at-the-table solutions is becoming a necessary part of restaurant operations due to the introduction of EMV chip and PIN requirements. The credit card/merchant liability shift due to take place in October of 2015 will result in merchants needing to upgrade their current payment terminals that are currently purely magnetic stripe readers. There are over 900,000 restaurants in the United States and very few offer pay-at-the-table today.

Posera-HDX's total revenue was $20,114,450 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, an increase of $603,038 (3.1%) from $19,511,412 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013. The company achieved a normalized EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) loss of $12,460.  The company has 61.5 million shares outstanding.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly nil shares of Posera-HDX Ltd. QIS Capital does not have any financial relationship with Posera-HDX and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright 2015 QIS Capital Corporation.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Apr 6 11:27:34AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Apr. 2, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

The updated QIS Capital profile of Dalmac Energy should be finalized and posted to the website this coming week following the release of their third quarter results.

 

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

The QIS Capital Feature Company Profile of Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (LUX:CSE) has recently been updated and posted in the Feature Companies section of the website.  The new profile can be viewed at:

http://smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-14-Newlox-Gold-Ventures-Corp.-(LUX:CSE)

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

During the short week leading up to Easter weekend, the Canadian small cap markets were virtually flat with the TSX Venture Index adding less than two points during the four trading days. Also in the green this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index gained 214 points overall, about a 1.4% jump.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 51 points after a volatile week that saw a 200+ point gain on Monday followed by a 200 point loss on Tuesday.

 

Slash university spots, and build a better coffee pod: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/slash-university-spots-and-build-a-better-coffee-pod-business-week-wrap-1.3019838

 

Getting picky: Canadian investors can’t hug indexes for returns anymore

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/getting-picky-canadian-investors-cant-hug-indexes-for-returns-anymore   

 

Investors, it’s time to ask your adviser some tough questions

http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investors-its-time-to-ask-your-adviser-some-tough-questions  

 

U.S. job growth brakes sharply, clouds Fed rate hike timing

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/us-job-growth-weakest-since-2013/article23787086/ 

 

Company to Watch

During the week, three companies that we’ve highlighted as companies to watch released financial results or updates.
 

Omni-Lite Industries (OML) sees quarterly revenue and production growth as key programs continue

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1512343/omni-lite-sees-quarterly-revenue-and-production-growth-as-key-programs-continue

 

Photon Control reports Q4 and record 2014 financial results

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1511255/photon-control-reports-fourth-quarter-and-year-end-2014-financial-results

 

Macro Enterprises announces 2014 Q4 and year-end results – 14th consecutive quarterly profit

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/macro-enterprises-inc-announces-2014-fourth-quarter-and-year-end-results-tsx-venture-mcr-2006101.htm

 

 

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Mar 29 8:13:07PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 27, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

Looking ahead, NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V) is expected to file its Q4 and year-end financial statements for 2014 as early as the second week of April. 

 

Also releasing Q4 number soon is Macro Enterprises (MCR:TSX-V), one of our previously featured Companies to Watch in this weekly forum summary.  Macro will issue results on April 1, 2015.  

 

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. Feel free to contact us anytime as we look forward to investor input and feedback.

 

Recent Events

On Wednesday March 25, 2015, we posted a new Independent Research report in the Research section of the website.  Circa Enterprises (CTO:TSX-V) was featured in this report, which is now available for viewing at http://www.smallcaps.ca/research

Direct Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/research-19-Circa-Enterprises

 

Earlier this week, QIS Capital Update #4 was sent out to our subscribers.  This update summarized Dalmac Energy’s (DAL:TSX-V) third quarter financial results. 

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-159-QIS-Update-#4

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets had a fairly green week with The TSX Venture Index adding 10.84 points or 1.6% between the opening bell on Monday and the Friday close.  The S&P TSX Composite Index posted a loss this week, shedding a total of 130 points over the past five trading days.  In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 415 points or 2.3% led by Wednesday’s drop of 292 points.

 

Norway's oil riches and Canadian cord-cutting: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/norway-s-oil-riches-and-canadian-cord-cutting-business-week-wrap-1.3012685

 

New Aequitas Neo stock exchange launches in Toronto pitching 'fairness' in markets

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/new-aequitas-neo-stock-exchange-launches-in-toronto-pitching-fairness-in-markets-1.3012059

 

B.C. regulators issue $51.7M in penalties, permanently ban two men in fraud case

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/regulators+issue+penalties+permanently+fraud+case/10925975/story.html

 

 Oil analysts haven’t been this divided in 8 years: What’s an investor to do?

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/27/oil-analysts-havent-been-this-divided-in-8-years-as-market-gets-messier-so-whats-an-investor-to-do/?__lsa=a898-1f93

 

 

Company to Watch

                                                                              

Date                      Company                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price - Mar 27    Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries       OML                      1.00                        1.48                        48%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls               PHO                       0.415                     0.69                        66%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies    COV                       1.24                        1.30                        5%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial              FAM                      0.085                     0.12                        41%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises           MCR                      1.21                        1.83                        51%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                      LUX                        0.055                     0.065                     18%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier            FFF                         0.55                        0.54                        -2%

Mar. 13, 2015     High Arctic Energy            HWO                     3.65                        3.63                        -1%

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                AVG GAIN                           28.4%


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 23 7:49:41AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 20, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned in the past couple of weekly summaries, we’ve been looking into a number of companies in search for a suitable candidate for the next QIS Capital independent Research Report.  We have identified a couple of quality companies and selected one for a full write-up.  We have been reviewing the article with management and it should be available for viewing soon at http://www.smallcaps.ca/research

These reports are free to access on the website (see “Research” section) and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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

While it’s been fairly quiet lately on the news front for QIS Capital’s Feature Companies, there have been a couple of announcements this week. 

 

Blackbird Energy (BBI:TSX-V) issued their March 2015 monthly president’s update which can be viewed here:

Link: http://www.blackbirdenergyinc.com/i/pdf/Executive-Letter-March-2015.pdf

 

Also, we highlighted High Arctic Energy Services (HWO) in last week’s forum summary and they have announced a 1.65 cent monthly dividend this week.

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets gained a little bit back this week as gold and oil both ended the week on a high note.  The TSX Venture Index gained about 6 points on the week to close up Friday at  670.50 points. On the S&P TSX Composite Index, a green week was also had as the index gained a total of 210.91 points since last Friday’s close to finish up at 14,942.41 points.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had a strong week after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady at their policy meeting.  The Dow gained 378.41 points or 2.1% to end up at 18,127.72 points.

 

Mortgage rate war, housing bubble fears & unbundled cable: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mortgage-rate-war-housing-bubble-fears-unbundled-cable-business-week-wrap-1.3003495

 

Tax season 2015: Where in Canada do you pay the most tax?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/taxes/tax-season-2015-where-in-canada-do-you-pay-the-most-tax-1.2507059  

 

Central banks may not like guidance, but investors sure do

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/18/central-banks-may-not-like-guidance-but-investors-sure-do/  

 

 Inflation holds at 1% as cheaper gas weighs on prices

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/inflation-rate-holds-steady-at-bottom-of-central-banks-target-range/article23551332/ 

 

Company to Watch

                                                                      

Date                      Company                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price - Mar 20    Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries       OML                      1.00                        1.50                        50%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls               PHO                       0.415                     0.64                        54%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies    COV                       1.24                        1.53                        23%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial              FAM                      0.085                     0.12                        41%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises           MCR                      1.21                        1.82                        50%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                      LUX                        0.055                     0.06                        9%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier            FFF                         0.55                        0.54                        -2%

Mar. 13, 2015     High Arctic Energy            HWO                     3.65                        3.57                        -2%

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                AVG GAIN                           28.0%


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Mar 15 8:32:43PM 2015

 Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 13, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned in the past couple of weekly summaries, we’ve been looking into a number of companies in search for a suitable candidate for the next QIS Capital independent Research Report.  We have identified a couple of quality companies and selected one for a full write-up.  We hope to have this research report available for viewing next week. 

These reports are free to access on the website (see “Research” section) and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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

QIS Capital Update #3 was sent out on March 10, 2015.  This edition contained an operations update from Newlox Gold Venutres (LUX:CSE), a contract announcement from NTG Clarity Networks (NCI:TSX-V), and the official press release from  Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSX-V) regarding the initial test results from its two horizontal Montney wells at Elmworth. 

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-158-QIS-Update-#3

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets took another hit as the TSX Venture Index lost a combined 24.19 points or 3.5% this week. Also in the red this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index lost 221.01 points overall. Gold and oil prices both came off this week and ended Friday within striking distance of new 52-week lows.   South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 107.47 points on the week as the market anticipates the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting on interest rates next week.

 

Canadian dollar dips below 78 cents US, TSX falls on plunging oil

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-dips-below-78-cents-us-tsx-falls-on-plunging-oil-1.2994607  

 

High consumer debt reflects 'laissez-faire' attitude to borrowing

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/high-consumer-debt-reflects-laissez-faire-attitude-to-borrowing-1.2988768 

 

Oil price hasn’t hit bottom yet as surplus expands, Alan Greenspan says: ‘We are going to run out of room’

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/13/oil-price-hasnt-hit-bottom-yet-as-surplus-expands-alan-greenspan-says-we-are-going-to-run-out-of-room/

 

 Canada’s unemployment rate hits five-month high, but job loss less than feared

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/13/canada-job-loss-less-than-expected/ 

 

Company to Watch

 

High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (HWO:TSX)  - $3.65

High Arctic Energy Services provides drilling and specialized well completion services, equipment rentals and other services to the oil and gas industry.  The company’s largest operation is in Papua New Guinea where it provides drilling and specialized well completion services and supplies rig matting, camps and drilling support equipment on a rental basis. The Canadian operation provides snubbing services, nitrogen supplies and equipment on a rental basis to a large number of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies operating in Western Canada.

2014 was a successful year for High Arctic as the company achieved a record level of EBITDA and revenues and laid the foundation for continued growth in its PNG business unit.  Looking forward to 2015, amidst the global commodity price environment, High Arctic anticipates further EBITDA growth as two new heli-portable drilling rigs commence operations in PNG and infrastructure costs continue to be lowered in Canada.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, High Arctic achieved revenues of $171.8 million compared to $152.7 million in 2013.  Fourth quarter revenues were $46.2 million compared to $38.7 million.  Net income for 2014 was $28.2 million or $0.54 per share compared to $24.6 million or $0.51 per share last year.  Fourth quarter net income was $8.5 million or $0.15 per share in 2014 and $6.4 million or $0.13 per share in 2013.

The company has a solid balance sheet with no long-term debt and positive working capital of $41.6 million or $0.75 per share.  There are currently 55.4 million shares outstanding.

High Arctic also pays a monthly dividend of $0.0165 ($0.198 per year) for an annual yield of 5.4% at today’s closing price.

While the sharp decline in oil prices in the fourth quarter of 2014 has significantly reduced oil field activities in most regions of the world, High Arctic's operation in PNG has not felt the effects of these declines as operators in PNG continue to focus on LNG development. For 2015, approximately three-quarters of the corporation's revenue is contracted and is in U.S. dollars.

We expect a modest decline in earnings for 2015, buoyed somewhat by its US dollar backed revenues. High Arctic should have ample cash resources to continue its monthly dividend.  While the divided is  one attractive quality for holding the stock, the company is also trading at only 6.8 times trailing earnings and at just 5.4 times net of working capital.  With the decline of oil prices we have been focusing on companies with healthy balance sheets and a stable revenue base, both of which High Arctic currently enjoys.

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly nil shares of High Arctic Energy Services Inc.   QIS Capital does not have any financial relationship with High Arctic and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright 2015 QIS Capital Corporation.


By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Mar 8 7:57:49PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Mar. 6, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned in the past couple of weekly summaries, we’ve been looking into a number of companies in search for a suitable candidate for the next QIS Capital independent Research Report.  We have identified a couple of quality companies and have started a research report which will be available on the website soon. 

These reports are free to access on the website (see “Research” section) and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

We’re going to hold off on The Small-Cap Conferences this year until Fall 2015.  We will certainly keep everyone apprised of the selected dates once we have firm bookings at the conference facilities in Calgary and Vancouver.  Many of the companies we approached regarding a Spring Vancouver conference were implementing a wait-and-see approach on spending as the market adjusts to the impact of lower oil prices and the ripple effects that will occur.

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

The QIS Capital Feature Company profiles for Dalmac Energy (DAL) and NTG Clarity Networks (NCI) were both recently updated this week. 

Dalmac Energy: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-3-Dalmac-Energy

NTG Clarity: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-10-NTG-Clarity-Networks

 

After months of anticipation, Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSX-V), finally announced the initial test results from its two horizontal Montney wells at Elmworth on Weds, Mar. 4th.  The wells tested at 466 boepd and 407 boepd, respectively, but the market was anticipating stronger wells based on trading this week.  It is important to point out that these wells were operating on a choke and further testing is required to determine optimal production levels.  BBI’s share price slipped from the $0.40 range to as low as $0.245, before ending the week at $0.31.

Full news release:  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/blackbird-energy-announces-two-significant-condensate-liquids-rich-gas-discoveries-elmworth-tsx-venture-bbi-1997301.htm

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets were down each day this week as the TSX Venture Index lost a combined 17.94 points or 2.5% this week. Also in the red this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index lost 281.84 points overall.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high on Monday of 18,288.63 before closing out Friday at 17,856.78 as speculation of a possible interest rate hike in the U.S. gripped the market on Friday.

 

Tax time 2015: What's new this year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/taxes/tax-time-2015-what-s-new-this-year-1.2956048

 

Bank of Canada holds rate steady at 0.75%

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-holds-rate-steady-at-0-75-1.2981168

 

Don’t get addicted to boom times: Why investors should beware market highs and other fads

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/05/dont-get-addicted-to-boom-times-why-investors-should-beware-market-highs-and-other-fads/ 

 

 Will the banks cut prime again to spur spring housing market? Don’t bet on it

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/04/more-cuts-to-prime-lending-rate-coming-dont-count-on-it/ 

 

Here’s the latest Track Record of companies that we’ve highlighted in these weekly forum summaries since we started our regular Weekly Updates in December 2014.

 

Date                      Company                             Symbol                 Initial Price         Price - Mar 6      Return

Dec. 5, 2014        Omni-Lite Industries       OML                      1.00                        1.63                        63%

Dec. 12, 2014      Photon Controls               PHO                       0.415                     0.60                        45%

Jan. 9, 2015         Covalon Technologies    COV                       1.24                        1.21                        -2%

Jan. 23, 2015       Family Memorial              FAM                      0.085                     0.11                        29%

Jan. 30, 2015       Macro Enterprises           MCR                      1.21                        1.95                        61%

Feb. 13, 2015      Newlox Gold                      LUX                        0.055                     0.06                        9%

Feb. 27, 2015      Northern Frontier            FFF                         0.55                        0.57                        4%

                                                                                                                AVG GAIN                                           29.8%

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Mar 2 10:32:17AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 27, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’re going to hold off on The Small-Cap Conferences this year until Fall 2015.  We will certainly keep everyone apprised of the selected dates once we have firm bookings at the conference facilities in Calgary and Vancouver.  Many of the companies we approached regarding a Spring Vancouver conference were implementing a wait-and-see approach on spending as the market adjusts to the impact of lower oil prices and the ripple effects that will occur.

As mentioned in the past couple of weekly summaries, we’ve been coming across and looking into a number of companies in search for a suitable candidate for the next QIS Capital independent Research Report.  Going forward we intend to post these Research Reports on a regular basis to serve as an aid in your thorough due diligence process and to keep the new ideas flowing for our subscribers. 

These reports are free to access on the website (see “Research” section) and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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

In conjunction with its AGM held on Feb. 26, Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSX-V), announced a 41% increase in its Elmworth Montney acreage:  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/blackbird-energy-inc-announces-41-increase-elmworth-montney-acreage-reports-results-tsx-venture-bbi-1995702.htm

 

Virtutone announced another grim corporate update this past week.  All of the remaining management members have now resigned and BDO Canada Limited has taken over as Bankruptcy Trustee.  The stock was halted on February 25and may remain so until the accounts receivable and amounts owed situation is resolved, which is expected to take at least several months.

News release: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D15688

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets had a decent week overall with the TSX Venture Index gaining 11.8 points or 1.7% since Feb 20. With no major daily movements this week, the S&P TSX Composite Index added 62 points overall.  South of the border, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high on Wednesday of 18,244.38 before closing out Friday at 18132.70. The Dow Jones added 968 points or 5.6% during the month of February and the TSX Composite added 561 or 3.8% during the same time frame.  The TSX Venture Index gained 30 points or 4.4% during the month.

 

TFSA tinkering, high fund feeds and inflation: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tfsa-tinkering-high-fund-feeds-and-inflation-business-week-wrap-1.2975976

 

Oil halted downward slide in February, but worst may not be over

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-halted-downward-slide-in-february-but-worst-may-not-be-over-1.2975600

 

That sketchy moment when stocks are rising and profits are falling

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/27/that-sketchy-moment-when-stocks-are-rising-and-profits-falling/

 

 Five reasons retail investors should act like institutions

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/27/five-reasons-retail-investors-should-act-like-institutions/

 

Company to Watch

Northern Frontier Corp. (FFF:TSX-V)  $0.55

 

 

Northern Frontier provides civil works construction and maintenance services to large industrial energy customers, particularly in the SAGD region of northeastern Alberta.  The company performs the vast majority of its services and maintenance in oilsands development.  With a focus on the heavy oil market it is no wonder that the share price has declined with the remainder of the sector over the past few months.  However, Northern Frontier also completed the acquisition of Central Water & Equipment Services Ltd. in late August 2014 for total consideration of $27 million.  This new division provides some diversity for Northern Frontier and is expected to have a significant impact on future revenues and EBITDA.

 

For the 9 months ended September 30, 2014, Northern Frontier reported revenues of $44.9 million with gross margins of $24%, EBITDA of $7.3M or $0.58 per share and a net loss of $4.7M or $0.37 per share.  For the third quarter, which included only one month of the Central Water acquisition, revenues were $15.4M, gross margins were 28%, EBITDA was $3.0M or $0.19 per share and the net loss was $2.6M or $0.16 per share.  On a pro-forma basis, which would include a full quarter of operations from Central Water, revenues were $21.4M with EBITDA of $6.6M. 

 

Northern Frontier had some significant developments in Q3 including the completion of the Central Water acquisition, completion of a $21.3M bought-deal financing at $2.15 per share, retirement of its previous senior debt facility ($3.0M write-off for financing costs in Q3), and a new $77.6M of senior credit facilities of which $46.6M was outstanding at September 30, 2014.  Total basic shares outstanding at the end of the quarter were 23.2M.

 

On December 22, 2014, the company shocked the market with its announcement that a key client had decided to defer a significant amount of fiscal 2015 work planned with several service providers including Northern Frontier.  Due to the lack of notice, Northern Frontier has not had time to backfill the operational capacity that was created by this deferral.  In light of this operational change and market conditions, Northern Frontier decided to take defensive steps to protect the corporation's financial position and suspended the dividend policy.  The company stated that it would revisit the dividend policy when visibility on industry activity levels improves.

 

Due to the recent freefall of oil prices, there are obviously some inherent risks with the company’s heavy weighting to this sector.  We will certainly see a decline in activity levels in 2015 which would likely have a detrimental impact on operations.  The company’s long-term debt of $46.6M is currently manageable given trailing EBITDA.  However a continued decline in oil prices could cause financial pressure on leveraged companies.

 

Northern Frontier is presently trading well below one times expected EBITDA in 2015 and previously offered a very attractive yield of around 16%. The company’s shares have been beaten up by market conditions over the past few months and are valued at less than a third of the financing price in August 2014.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 23 7:10:44AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 20, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

As mentioned in the past couple of weekly summaries, we’ve been coming across and looking into a number of companies in search for a suitable candidate for the next QIS Capital independent Research Report.  Going forward we intend to post these Research Reports on a regular basis to serve as an aid in your thorough due diligence process and to keep the new ideas flowing for our subscribers. 

These reports are free to access on the website (see “Research” section) and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca with “Research Reports” in the subject line to join this specific mailing list.

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

Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V), which we highlighted back on Dec. 5, 2014, issued another news release this week on Feb. 18, 2015.  The company stated that it has recently passed the vendor approval requirements of a new large Tier 1 Aerospace customer based in Southern California.   

View the complete news release at:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1489161/omni-lite-passes-key-new-customer-approval-requirement  

 

It should be noted that Photon Control (PHO:TSX-V) traded significant volume this week, most notably on Tuesday, Feb. 17 with nearly 1.2 million shares changing hands.  The company closed at $0.59 this week after ending last week at $0.49 – a gain of 20% with no immediately apparent catalyst. 

 

To receive QIS Capital’s email updates directly in your inbox as they are issued, please sign up for free at: http://www.smallcaps.ca/investor_signup.  We typically send out 3-4 email updates per month.

 

Market News

The Canadian small cap markets were generally flat during this holiday-shortened week as the TSX Venture Index shed less than two points overall to close at 694.94 points.  After a small gain on Tuesday, the S&P TSX Composite Index decreased each day for the remainder of the week losing a total of approximately 92.5 points.

 

Apple iCar, healthy chocolate and the obesity problem: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/apple-icar-healthy-chocolate-and-the-obesity-problem-business-week-wrap-1.2965267

 

Alberta squandered oil wealth with big spending, Fraser Institute says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/alberta-squandered-oil-wealth-with-big-spending-fraser-institute-says-1.2963338

   

Canada’s retail sales take big downturn in holiday season

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadas-retail-sales-slump-in-holiday-season/article23112357/

 

 The rising power of the TFSA: Are RRSPs even relevant anymore?

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/17/the-rising-power-of-the-tfsa-are-rrsps-even-relevant-anymore/

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 16 4:36:07PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 16, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’re actively researching several possible stocks for an upcoming QIS Capital independent Research Report.  Going forward we’ll try to post these Research Reports on a regular basis to serve as an aid in your thorough due diligence process and to keep the new ideas flowing for our subscribers.  These reports will continue to be free of charge and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca in order to join our “Research Reports” mailing list.

As discussed, we are tentatively targeting our next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on April 14, 2015.  If anyone knows of any conflicts with that date as far as other events occurring at the same time, please let us know.

 

Recent Events

On Feb. 10, 2015, Rifco  Inc. (RFC:TSX-V) released its third quarter financial results and the numbers were a little lighter than the market anticipated.  Accordingly, the stock has moved down from the $2.75 - $2.85 range to the $2.20 - $2.40 range.   View the complete news release at: http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D15564

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets generated a small gain this week as the TSX Venture Index added about 3 points.  The S&P TSX Composite Index increased each day from Feb. 9 thru Feb. 13 for an overall weekly gain of approximately 181 points.

 

Loonie sags, Air Canada soars & Canadians feather their nest eggs: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loonie-sags-air-canada-soars-canadians-feather-their-nest-eggs-business-week-wrap-1.2956822

 

Gas prices: Unravelling the mystery of what you pay at the pump

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gas-prices-unravelling-the-mystery-of-what-you-pay-at-the-pump-1.2955763  

   

Five reasons you should ignore the TSX composite index

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/13/five-reasons-you-should-ignore-the-tsx-composite-index/ 

   

Invest for success: look for value, don’t follow the herd

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/keep-calm-and-carry-on-investing/article23009444/ 

  

Company to Watch

 

Newlox Gold Ventures Inc. (LUX-CSE)  $0.055

Many of our investors will recognize that we already cover Newlox Gold in our Feature Company section.  Our latest corporate profile can be found here:  http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_pdfs/14LUX1412.pdf

The reason we are highlighting Newlox Gold as a Company to Watch for our Forum readers is that the company is completing an expansion at its Costa Rica processing facility as well as the commissioning of its benefication plant in Nicaragua.  The expanded mill at Costa Rica is projected to double gold production from approximately 8 ounces per day to 16 ounces per day.  The concentrate from Costa Rica will be shipped to the benefication plant where the company will be producing its own gold bars for sale.  The expansion and benefication plant are expected to be completed by the end of February 2015.

At 16 ounces per day, 6 days per week, annual production (assuming no shut-downs) would be nearing 5,000 ozs of gold.   At US$1200 per ounce that would equate to sales of approximately US$6.0 million.  Newlox presently has 45.4 million shares outstanding.


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Feb 9 9:06:09AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Feb. 6, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’re actively researching several possible stocks for an upcoming QIS Capital independent Research Report.  Going forward we’ll try to post these Research Reports on a regular basis to serve as an aid in your thorough due diligence process and to keep the new ideas flowing for our subscribers.  These reports will continue to be free of charge and alerts will be emailed out to a dedicated list once each new report is posted.  Please email us at info@smallcaps.ca in order to join our “Research Reports” mailing list.

 

As discussed, we are tentatively targeting our next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on April 14, 2015.  If anyone knows of any conflicts with that date as far as other events occurring at the same time, please let us know.

 

Recent Events

Blackbird Energy (BBI:TSX-V) closed an additional 18% higher this week at $0.355 per share after trading as high as $0.365 on Friday.  The company closed at $0.24 on Jan. 23 and at $0.30 on Jan 30.

 

On February 4, Omni-Lite Industries (OML:TSX-V), one of our recently highlighted stocks to watch, issued some more positive news this week with new orders totalling US$919,000.

Link: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1482175/omni-lite-sees-revenue-and-margin-growth-amid-higher-production-on-initiation-of-key-programs

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets generated a gain this week as oil gained back about $5/bbl to end the week in the $52 range.  Gold was down about $50 on the week including a $30+ drop on Friday.  The TSX Venture Index added about 16.6 points or 2.5% on the week while the S&P TSX Composite Index increased by approximately 410 points during the week ended Feb. 6th.

 

Target liquidation, oil rebounds past $50 & robot cars: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/target-liquidation-oil-rebounds-past-50-robot-cars-business-week-wrap-1.2948325

 

Energy companies on the ropes; investors looking for deals

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/energy-companies-on-the-ropes-investors-looking-for-deals-1.2946269

   

Job losses from oil’s collapse not showing up in the data — yet

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/06/job-losses-from-oils-collapse-not-showing-up-in-the-data-yet/?__lsa=8427-e00d

   

High household debt leaves Canada vulnerable, report warns

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/high-household-debt-leaves-canada-vulnerable-report-warns-1.2946287

 

Company to Watch

 

Recap of Past Companies to Watch

It’s been about two months since we first highlighted Omni-Lite Industries (OML) as a company to watch in our weekly forum updates.  Since OML, we’ve also selected Photon Controls (PHO), Covalon Technologies (COV), Family Memorial (FAM), and Macro Enterprises (MCR).  Each of these stocks has performed quite well and we wanted to take a closer look at that performance this week.

Date Company Symbol Initial Price Price - Feb 6 Return
Dec. 5, 2014 Omni-Lite Industries OML 1.00 1.46 46%
Dec. 12, 2014 Photon Controls PHO 0.415 0.49 18%
Jan. 9, 2015 Covalon Technologies COV 1.24 1.50 21%
Jan. 23, 2015 Family Memorial FAM 0.085 0.10 18%
Jan.30, 2015 Macro Enterprises MCR 1.21 1.63 35%
           
        Average Gain 27.5%

By dquinton

Posted: Sunday Feb 1 9:37:14PM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 30, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

We’ll probably touch on this next piece of news in more detail in QIS Update #3, but a link to the official news release is included below.  Virtutone Networks (VFX:TSX-V) has officially filed for bankruptcy protection and the future of the company looks grim.  Export Development Canada will now pursue the payback of the company’s receivables prior to issuing any insurance payments to the company in a process that could take several months.  Investors are left in waiting mode as the full collection of all outstanding A/R would more than cover the company’s amounts owed, however a partial collection and/or insurance payout may leave the company short of what it owes to creditors:

http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D15385

 

As discussed, we are tentatively targeting our next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on April 14, 2015.  If anyone knows of any conflicts with that date as far as other events occurring at the same time, please let us know.

 

Recent Events

Blackbird Energy (BBI:TSX-V) closed 25% higher this week at $0.30 per share.  The company closed at $0.24 last Friday (Jan 23) and traded as high as $0.335 this Friday.

 

QIS Capital Update #2 was sent out on January 29, 2015.  This edition contained an operations update on Dalmac Energy (DAL:TSX-V) as well as some news from Newlox Gold Venutres (LUX:CSE) regarding the retraction and clarification of previously disclosed technical data that didn’t meet the 43-101 compliance rules. 

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-157-QIS-Update-#2   

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets delivered another flat return this week as oil and gold both ended the week with strong days.  Oil was up over $3/barrel and gold gained approximately $25/oz on Friday.  The TSX Venture Index shed less than 2 points on the week while the S&P TSX Composite Index lost about 106 points during the week.

 

Canadian dollar closes at 78.67 cents US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-closes-at-78-67-cents-us-1.2938112

 

Banks lower prime lending rates

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/banks-lower-prime-lending-rates-1.2933499

   

‘There will be blood’ in Canada from oil price collapse, JPMorgan warns

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/oil-and-the-canadian-economy-there-will-be-blood/article22716555/

   

Canadians set to jump on home buyer bandwagon amid lower rates

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/canadians-set-to-jump-on-homebuyer-bandwagon-amid-lower-rates/article22717699/  

   

Company to Watch

Macro Enterprises Inc. (MCR:TSX-V) - $1.21

Macro Enterprises specializes in pipeline and facility construction and maintenance providing infrastructure development to the oil and gas construction market. Its construction services are focused on pipeline systems and include gathering, processing, transmission, storage and distribution. The company maintains various facilities for fabrication, equipment maintenance, trucking, equipment storage and warehouse storage. These facilities are strategically located to support projects and clients in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

 

Basic Shares O/S: 30.2 million

Fully Diluted Shares O/S: 34.7 million

Net Earnings - 9 mos ended Sept. 30:  $0.13/share

Working Capital (Sept. 30): $41.9 million or $1.39/share

Current Working Capital:  $43 million or $1.42/share

Long-Term Debt:  $9.6 million

Price to annualized 9 mos sales: 0.17 times

Book Value: $81.8 million or $2.71/share

 

Why would we even think about highlighting an oil and gas service company?  Well we normally wouldn’t given current conditionsand there will surely be a slowdown in revenues and earnings, however, it is hard to ignore the fact that the company is trading for less than working capital and at less than half of book value.  Macro was trading at over $6 less than 9 months ago.  There will be some very challenging times ahead for most oil and gas service companies but the fundamentals are starting to look very attractive for some of the aggressively sold companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly nil shares of Macro Enterprises Inc.   QIS Capital does not have a financial relationship with this company but may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright © 2003 - 2015 QIS Capital Corporation.

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 26 10:35:20AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 23, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

After being halted on Friday, Jan. 16, Virtutone Networks (VFX) released news later the same day regarding the suspension of the company’s operations (we address this disappointing news in QIS Update #1 mentioned below).  The company resumed trading on Monday and investors sold the stock down to 0.005 per share.  It has since traded as high as 0.015 per share.  VFX will likely remain in this narrow trading range until more developments are released to the market.

 

We’ll include this next piece of news in the Upcoming Events section as this will be included in the next QIS Capital Update.  Newlox Gold Corporation (LUX:CSE) just released the following announcement after market hours on Jan 23:

http://thenewswire.ca/archives?tnwcatalyst2=release_id%3D15385

In short, the company is not designated as a mining company nor does management view the company as being a traditional mining company.  Newlox is involved in processing old tailings to remove the existing gold while providing environmental reclamation services.  The BC Securities Commission disagrees and is requiring the company to register as a mining company and provide a 43-101 report.  Some statements have been made in past Fact Sheets and MD&A documents that do not comply with regulations set out by the BC Securities Commission.  Nothing has changed regarding the tonnage of stockpiles waiting to be processed by the company, however, more care will be taken prior to disclosing tonnages and mineral grades going forward.

 

Looking ahead to The Small-Cap Conferences this Spring, we’re always looking for new ideas on companies and guest speakers to invite, so let us know if you have any general thoughts or specific suggestions.  We are tentatively targeting our next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on April 14, 2015.  If anyone knows of any conflicts with that date as far as other events occurring at the same time, please let us know.

 

Recent Events

QIS Capital Update #1 was sent out on January 21, 2015.  This edition contained the shocking news issued by Virtutone Networks (VFX:TSX-V) that stated the company was suspending its operations. 

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/updates-156-QIS-Update-#1

 

Quinsam Capital Corporation released some news recently regarding another quarterly dividend as well as the incorporation of a new subsidiary shell company.

Link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/quinsam-declares-dividend-and-announces-incorporation-of-quinsam-opportunities-i-inc-cnsx-qca-1985413.htm

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets were relatively flat this week as oil continued to decline and gold broke $1,300/oz at one point during the week.  The TSX Venture Index added about 9 points on the week to close at 678.18 points. On the other hand, the S&P TSX Composite Index was up nearly 470 points on the week for a solid gain of 3.3%.

 

Oil, interest rates, driverless cars, plus fast-food slump: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-interest-rates-driverless-cars-plus-fast-food-slump-business-week-wrap-1.2929530

 

Bank of Canada shocks markets with cut in key interest rate

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-shocks-markets-with-cut-in-key-interest-rate-1.2921370 

 

Billions in oilpatch investment up in smoke as crude plunge reverberates across Canada

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/22/billions-in-oilpatch-investment-up-in-smoke-as-crude-plunge-reverberates-across-canada/?__lsa=b4a4-da9c

 

Oil drillers ‘are going to die’ in the second quarter as crude swoon bites

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/23/oil-drillers-are-going-to-die-in-the-second-quarter-as-crude-swoon-bites/?__lsa=05b1-78f1

 

Company to Watch

 

Family Memorials Inc. (FAM:TSX-V)  $0.085

Family Memorials operates in the death care industry as a retailer of monuments and memorials through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and with agency and sales agreements with funeral homes.  The company’s multiple outlets offer granite monuments, mausoleums and bronze markers for placement on individual cemetery sites. The company operates several retail outlets across Canada, and is expanding operations across the country with an aim to become an industry leader in the monument business.

During the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, sales jumped 360% to $5.4 million largely due to the acquisition of Remco Memorials in November 2013.  The company’s Q3 gross margin also improved from 35.8% to 47.9%.  Management attributed this increase to the synergies and restructuring following the  Remco acquisition. Net earnings for the quarter were $717,068 or $0.014 per share, up from a net loss in Q3 2013 of $227,700.

Family Memorials has now been profitable for two consecutive quarters earning a total of $0.025 per share during Q2 and Q3.  The company presently trades at $0.085 per share or less than 3.5 times trailing earnings for the past 6 months.  It should be noted that sales are significantly curtailed during the winter quarters.

Going forward, FAM will continue to pursue growth by incorporating more funeral homes into the network that currently carries the company’s monuments and memorials as well as through additional complementary acquisitions.

Note: This stock is very thinly traded and will likely be subject to a higher than average level of volatility.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained within this article should not be construed as offering investment advice. Those seeking direct investment advice should consult a qualified, registered, investment professional. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The company profiled assumes no liability for the information presented. This is not a direct or implied solicitation to buy or sell securities. Readers are advised to conduct their own due diligence prior to considering buying or selling any stock. The author(s) owns directly or indirectly 1,293,000 shares, 1,200,000 warrants, and a $60,000 convertible debenture in Newlox Gold Ventures Corp., 914,500 shares of Quinsam Capital Corporation, 361,500 shares and 212,500 warrants of Virtutone Networks Inc., and nil shares of Family Memorials Inc.   QIS Capital may have a financial relationship with these companies and may trade in the stocks mentioned. No stock exchange has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. Copyright © 2003 - 2015 QIS Capital Corporation.

 

 


By dquinton

Posted: Monday Jan 19 9:48:23AM 2015

Weekly Summary - QIS Forum – Jan. 16, 2015

 

Upcoming Events

What a week!  We saw a wide range of news from a phantom takeover of Blackberry by Samsung to the closure of all Canadian locations of both Target and The Sony Store.  More relevant for our own readers, Virtutone Networks (VFX) released some disappointing news today that is referenced below.  As mentioned in the last recap, we should have our first QIS Capital Email Update of the year compiled and issued soon.  Along with VFX, there may also be some other news to report next week.

Looking ahead to The Small-Cap Conferences this Spring, we’re always looking for new ideas on companies and guest speakers to invite, so let us know if you have any general thoughts or specific suggestions.  We are tentatively targeting our next Small-Cap Conference to be held in Vancouver on April 14, 2015.  If anyone knows of any conflicts with that date as far as other events occurring at the same time, please let us know.

 

Recent Events

Virtutone Networks Inc. (VFX:TSX-V) was halted on Friday, January 16 and released some disappointing news to the market. We’ll address this news further in QIS Update #1 after getting in touch with management.

Link: http://www.smallcaps.ca/feature_companies-2-Virtutone-Networks

 

Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSX-V) has published its January 2015 Executive Letter which includes an update on the status of its two Montney wells and the company’s outlook for oil prices.

Link: http://www.blackbirdenergyinc.com/i/pdf/Executive-Letter-January-2015.pdf

 

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Market News

The Canadian small cap markets were down each day on Monday thru Thursday with a gain on Friday for an overall weekly loss of about 20 points on the TSX Venture Index.  Although higher by more than $2/bbl on Friday, oil prices continued to languish below $50 while gold had a solid week nearing $1280 per oz by Friday afternoon.

 

Target's exit, realtor fees and Alberta's recession: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/target-s-exit-realtor-fees-and-alberta-s-recession-business-week-wrap-1.2912976  

 

Morgan Stanley: Canada has 1 in 3 chance of interest rate cut in 2015

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/morgan-stanley-canada-has-1-in-3-chance-of-interest-rate-cut-in-2015-1.2912834  

 

Oil price could rebound in latter half of 2015, IEA says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oil-price-could-rebound-in-latter-half-of-2015-iea-says-1.2912365   

 

Company to Watch

A little over a month ago, we mentioned Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. (OML:TSX-V) as our company to watch.  OML released some significant news on Monday that resulted in a new 52-week high of $1.22 per share.  The company closed the week at $1.20, just off its high.  Omni-Lite is poised to deliver a strong financial performance in 2015 and the company maintains a very healthy balance sheet.  The initial summary from Dec. 8th can be viewed further down this forum thread.

 

Omni-Lite news from January 12, 2015:

CERRITOS, CA, Jan. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. (TSXV: OML) is pleased to announce that it has received a two year contract from a major Tier 1 Automotive supplier. Based on current projections from this customer, this contract is estimated to have a value of approximately $2.8 million US ($3.3 million CAD) and will extend the Company's current deliveries of this product line until the end of 2016.

"This product will be utilized in approximately 30% of the cars manufactured in North America annually," stated Allen W. Maxin, President.  "As a result, future projections by our customer show further increases in demand, which Omni-Lite is well prepared to meet."

Initially, this program will contribute sales of approximately $314,000 US ($372,000 CAD) per quarter to the Company's revenue stream.

Omni-Lite is a rapidly growing high technology company that develops and manufactures precision components utilized by several Fortune 500 Companies including Boeing, Airbus, Alcoa, Ford, Caterpillar, Borg Warner, Chrysler, the U.S. Military, Nike, and adidas.

Full release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1470789/omni-lite-receives-2-8-million-us-contract-from-major-automotive-customer

 

Virtutone Networks Inc.

We were obviously extremely disappointed with the Virtutone news on Friday as the company has been unable to collect on its receivables and has halted active operations as a result.  Virtutone claims in previous disclosure that its receivables are insured through EDC which makes things interesting if this is indeed the case.  Collection through insurance would take a lengthy period of time but if successful and if the company can keep its payables in order then the potential exists for a shareholder payout of up to $0.15 per share (shareholder’s equity).  This is of course entirely speculation at this point as no one seems to have accurate information.  The stock has opened this morning at $0.01 so investors a