Canadian Banks

BNN Bloomberg: HSBC Canada reports negative loan loss provisions in encouraging sign for Canadian banks

HSBC Bank Canada sent an encouraging signal for Q3 earnings of Canadian banks by releasing $2 mln of reserves for loan losses. Rob Wessel, Managing Partner of Hamilton ETFs, was quoted by BNN Bloomberg as saying “negative provisions are the likely outcome once the Canadian banks begin to reflect their changing/improving economic assumptions in their reserves.” Click here to read the full article.    

Canadian Banks: Will Q4 be a ‘Clean-up’ Quarter?

Note to Reader: We are pleased to announce the launch of the Hamilton Canadian Bank 1.25x Leverage ETF (HCAL), which began trading on the TSX on Thursday, October 15th and has a current yield of ~6.5%. HCAL invests 125% of NAV into the Hamilton Canadian Bank Mean Reversion ETF (HCA) using cash borrowed from a Canadian financial institution. The underlying – and unlevered – HCA seeks…

Hamilton Canadian Bank 1.25x Leverage ETF (HCAL) – Get More from the Canadian Banks

We are excited to announce the launch of the Hamilton Canadian Bank 1.25x Leverage ETF, which will begin trading on the TSX under the ticker HCAL on Thursday, October 15th. HCAL will provide exposure to Canada’s ‘big 6’ banks, with enhanced return potential and a targeted yield of over 6%, paid monthly. HCAL builds on our innovative Canadian Bank mean reversion strategy. Specifically, HCAL’s investment objective is…

Globe & Mail on HCAL: If the worst is over for Canadian bank stocks, here’s a strategy

The Globe & Mail was quick to cover our latest ETF, the Hamilton Canadian Bank 1.25x Leverage ETF (HCAL), launching on October 15, 2020. The article below explains how a mean-reversion strategy with a modest 25% of leverage can produce bigger gains while boosting the dividend to more than 6%. If the worst is over for Canadian bank stocks, here’s a strategy The Globe and Mail (Ontario Edition)…

Australian Banks: Entering Recovery Stage of Credit Cycle (in 6 Charts)

In this insight, we share 6 charts that, in our view, indicate that the Australian banking sector – one of the world’s strongest – has entered the recovery stage of the credit cycle, which should be supportive of share prices. In the past, we have described the Canadian and Australian banking sectors as being akin to fraternal twins given their significant similarities, as well as those…

Australian Banks: Outperformance vs Canada (akin to Canadian Bank #4)

In this insight we review the performance of the Australian banks versus the Canadian banks and discuss why Canadian bank investors should consider the Hamilton Australian Bank Equal-Weight Index ETF (ticker: HBA). Launched on June 29, 2020, HBA aims to replicate (net of fees) the performance of the Solactive Australian Bank Equal-Weight Index TR (SOLBAEWT) and is currency hedged. The SOLBAEWT index, which tracks the performance…

Canadian Banks: Outperformance from Mean Reversion (in 7 Charts)

As all Canadian investors know, the stock prices of the Canadian banks are highly correlated, and the individual banks have generated similar returns over long periods of time. Over the past several decades, the Canadian banks that have underperformed tended to catch up to those that outperformed, and vice versa – i.e., their performance was “mean reverting”. In this Insight, we discuss these mean reversion tendencies…

Canadian Banks: Three Vulnerable Loan Exposures (in Charts)

In our Insight, Financials: Does COVID-19 Represent a Growth Scare, Credit Event or Crisis (March 25, 2020), we discussed the implications of the global economy moving swiftly into an undetermined period of negative economic growth. For the banks, we fully expect the result will be a credit cycle. Although the peak of losses and the duration are very much unknown, we believe this credit cycle is likely…

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