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HDIV – Adding HFIN, Selling FLI to Increase Cdn Banks, Remove U.S. Lifecos, Significantly Reduce Fees

As investors in Hamilton Enhanced Multi-Sector Covered Call ETF (HDIV) and Hamilton Enhanced U.S. Covered Call ETF (HYLD, HYLD.U) know, we aim to create higher income ETF versions of the S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500, respectively by investing in various covered call strategies. Today’s insight discusses the recent changes to HDIV’s portfolio, and why we believe they will help better achieve HDIV’s investment objective of providing…

HYLD – Adding JEPI, Selling HBF for Higher Yield, Added Diversification, Lower Fees

As investors in HDIV and HYLD know, we aim to create higher income ETF versions of the S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500, respectively by investing in various covered call strategies. Today’s insight discusses the recent changes to HYLD’s portfolio, and why we believe they will help better achieve HYLD’s investment objective of providing attractive monthly income and the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation. Adding JPMorgan Equity…

Market Outlook with Ed Yardeni

On October 13, 2022, we hosted a Market Outlook with Ed Yardeni, moderated by Rob Wessel, in which the prominent Wall Street strategist provided his outlook on U.S. and global equity markets, preferred sectors, the current geopolitical environment, and the implications of changing fiscal/monetary policy. Please register below to access the replay (58 min). Disclaimer: Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with…

Get More from Canadian Utilities with the Hamilton Enhanced Utilities ETF (HUTS)

Higher Monthly Income from Blue-Chip Canadian Utilities Companies Building off the success of the Hamilton Enhanced Canadian Bank ETF (HCAL) – the top performing Canadian bank ETF since its inception[1] – we are pleased to announce the launch of the Hamilton Enhanced Utilities ETF, which will begin trading on the TSX under the ticker, “HUTS” on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. HUTS provides exposure to a portfolio…

Canadian Banks: Should Investors be (More) Worried? (fQ3 in Charts)

As the market has priced in a higher risk of a recession, Canadian bank stocks have declined ~20% in just 5 months, including a ~10% decline since the sector started reporting Q3 results in late August. The market is worried that central banks will cause a recession as they aggressively raise interest rates to tame inflation. Further complicating their job is that central banks are simultaneously…

Questions and Answers on HDIV and HYLD/HYLD.U

1. What types of investors should consider the Hamilton Enhanced Multi-Sector Covered Call ETF (HDIV) and the Hamilton Enhanced U.S. Covered Call ETF (HYLD and HYLD.U)? These two ETFs are designed for long-term investors seeking higher monthly income and sector diversification from Canadian equities (HDIV) and U.S. equity markets (HYLD and HYLD.U). These ETFs utilize modest 25% cash leverage to enhance yield and return potential. At…

Canadian Bank CEO Event with RBC & TD

On June 9, 2022, we hosted a panel discussion on the Canadian banks with Dave McKay and Bharat Masrani, CEOs of Royal Bank and TD Bank, respectively. During the panel discussion, the CEOs discussed their views on a variety of topics, including the current macro environment, domestic banking, housing, consumer debt, and their international platforms.     Disclaimer: Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all…

Canadian Banks: TD Buys FHN – A Very Strong Fit

After much speculation in recent years about its appetite for additional U.S. bank M&A, TD offered ~US$13.4 bln in cash to buy First Horizon Corporation (FHN)[1], a Tennessee-based regional bank, in late February, almost 15 years since its last “large” U.S. bank acquisition – Commerce Bancorp. In our view, the acquisition offers many strategic benefits given FHN: (i) is an optimal size, adding material scale with…

Video: Market Outlook and Q&A with Ed Yardeni and Rob Wessel

Hamilton ETFs presents a Q&A with prominent Wall Street strategist, Ed Yardeni, moderated by Rob Wessel. Ed has been one of the most influential Wall Street strategists over the last 30 years and is regularly on CNBC. Rob asks Ed for his outlook on the U.S. and global equity markets, inflation, interest rates and, of course, the financials.   Disclaimer: Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and…

Canadian Banks: 2022 starts with M&A; Recovery Continues (fQ1 in Charts)

2022 is off to a noteworthy start for the Canadian banks, with long-awaited M&A announcements and another strong earnings season. In December, we posted our outlook for the year, “Canadian Banks: Five Possible Drivers in 2022”, in which we stated that the cyclical recovery was not yet over. We identified five factors that we expected would influence bank share prices during 2022: (i) reserve releases, (ii)…

Canadian Banks: BMO’s High Risk, High(er) Reward Acquisition of BoW

Bank of Montreal recently announced the acquisition of BNP Paribas’ U.S. retail banking subsidiary, Bank of the West (BoW) for ~C$20 bln – the largest acquisition in Canadian banking history. The transaction is very different from prior acquisitions made by the Canadian banks and is further complicated by the fact that BoW is not publicly traded (wholly owned by BNP), so most Canadian investors have limited…

HCAL/HCA Lead All Canadian Bank ETFs in 2021

During 2021, the Hamilton Enhanced Canadian Bank ETF (HCAL) and the Hamilton Canadian Bank Mean Reversion Index ETF (HCA) outperformed all other Canadian bank ETFs, rising 51.5% and 40.3%, respectively. Entering last year, we forecast the Canadian banks would have a very strong year (see our insight “Q4-2020 Takeaways – Recovery Has Started” and our video “Three Potential Catalysts for 2021”[1]). HCAL outperformed all strategies by…

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