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Largest short positions, Jan. 31, 2016

Company Name Symbol 31-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 Net Chg
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF Units 102,811,599 81,150,142 21,661,457
Toronto-Dominion Bank 84,292,112 76,473,797 7,818,315
Bank of Nova Scotia 53,225,800 58,031,458 -4,805,658
Bombardier Inc. Cl ‘B’ Sv 47,445,643 51,878,123 -4,432,480
Athabasca Oil Corp. J 38,905,640 40,750,685 -1,845,045
Manulife Financial Corp. 38,013,877 38,335,895 -322,018
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. J 36,254,668 43,209,093 -6,954,425
TransCanada Corp. 34,746,282 33,050,652 1,695,630
Royal Bank of Canada 34,446,241 34,542,528 -96,287
BCE Inc. 33,157,493 34,600,386 -1,442,893
Lundin Mining Corp. 32,369,290 34,297,322 -1,928,032
Enbridge Inc. 31,444,435 31,405,477 38,958
Potash Corp. of Sask. Inc. 30,700,137 32,023,016 -1,322,879
BlackBerry Ltd. 26,258,790 26,996,758 -737,968
Gildan Activewear Inc. 25,228,457 25,195,631 32,826
Power Financial Corp. 24,917,256 21,502,683 3,414,573
New Gold Inc. 23,948,019 26,227,284 -2,279,265
B2Gold Corp. J 23,845,639 23,277,508 568,131
Husky Energy Inc. 23,327,206 25,736,109 -2,408,903
Penn West Petroleum Ltd. 23,095,965 19,340,391 3,755,574
Short position highlights are provided by TSX Datalinx. Complete short report information is available from TSX Datalinx at (514) 871-3517. Short positions are as of Jan. 31. Changes are from Jan. 15. .dataTable td,.dataTable th{min-width:0px !important;}.dataTable{width:100%;}

Largest net increases, Jan. 31, 2016

Company Name Symbol 31-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 Net Chg
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF Units 102,811,599 81,150,142 21,661,457
Anderson Energy Inc. 18,917,200 9,292,000 9,625,200
Toronto-Dominion Bank 84,292,112 76,473,797 7,818,315
Orbite Technologies Inc. J Cl A 5,731,962 267,981 5,463,981
Penn West Petroleum Ltd. 23,095,965 19,340,391 3,755,574
Power Financial Corp. 24,917,256 21,502,683 3,414,573
Americas Silver Corp. J 4,216,510 903,000 3,313,510
Corus Entertainment Inc. Cl ‘B’ Nv 5,017,963 2,637,139 2,380,824
National Bank of Canada 16,712,412 14,457,747 2,254,665
TransCanada Corp. 34,746,282 33,050,652 1,695,630
Alacer Gold Corp. J 5,590,684 3,948,685 1,641,999
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. 15,138,254 13,674,210 1,464,044
Novagold Resources Inc. J 6,014,625 4,692,763 1,321,862
Aimia Inc. 7,225,459 6,009,543 1,215,916
Barrick Gold Corp. 17,556,407 16,342,752 1,213,655
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. J 1,523,746 361,200 1,162,546
Emera Inc. 8,166,897 7,036,512 1,130,385
Nevsun Resources Ltd. J 1,491,147 446,853 1,044,294
Canacol Energy Ltd. J 1,444,442 455,611 988,831
Cequence Energy Ltd. 1,252,100 296,051 956,049
Short position highlights are provided by TSX Datalinx. Complete short report information is available from TSX Datalinx at (514) 871-3517. Short positions are as of Jan. 31. Changes are from Jan. 15. .dataTable td,.dataTable th{min-width:0px !important;}.dataTable{width:100%;}

Largest net decreases, Jan. 31, 2016

Company Name Symbol 31-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 Net Chg
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. J 36,254,668 43,209,093 -6,954,425
Eldorado Gold Corp. 8,156,700 14,347,554 -6,190,854
Yamana Gold Inc. 14,444,092 20,351,484 -5,907,392
Bank of Nova Scotia 53,225,800 58,031,458 -4,805,658
Bombardier Inc. Cl ‘B’ Sv 47,445,643 51,878,123 -4,432,480
Great-West Lifeco Inc. 20,385,549 24,203,564 -3,818,015
Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF Cl E Un 381,988 3,593,178 -3,211,190
Kinross Gold Corp. 16,204,249 19,096,898 -2,892,649
Cenovus Energy Inc. 17,188,420 19,827,932 -2,639,512
Husky Energy Inc. 23,327,206 25,736,109 -2,408,903
New Gold Inc. 23,948,019 26,227,284 -2,279,265
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. 3,724,237 5,974,667 -2,250,430
Torc Oil & Gas Ltd. 2,431,499 4,516,854 -2,085,355
Lundin Mining Corp. 32,369,290 34,297,322 -1,928,032
Condor Petroleum Inc. J 500 1,848,000 -1,847,500
Athabasca Oil Corp. J 38,905,640 40,750,685 -1,845,045
BMO Sh-Trm US Lg Corp Bnd Hegd-CAD Idx ETF Un 5,300 1,626,300 -1,621,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 15,067,690 16,588,995 -1,521,305
BCE Inc. 33,157,493 34,600,386 -1,442,893
Sprott Physical Gold Trust Transfer Units USF 4,300 1,409,800 -1,405,500
Short position highlights are provided by TSX Datalinx. Complete short report information is available from TSX Datalinx at (514) 871-3517. Short positions are as of Jan. 31. Changes are from Jan. 15. .dataTable td,.dataTable th{min-width:0px !important;}.dataTable{width:100%;}

Largest per cent increases, Jan. 31, 2016

Company Name Symbol 31-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 % Chg
Powershr S&P/TSX Comp Low Volitlty Idx ETF Un 132,839 200 66,319
BMO Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF Un 259,090 461 56,101
First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF C$ Units 54,200 100 54,100
Centamin Plc. Ordinary 326,700 700 46,571
BMO Europe High Div Coverd Call CAD-Hg ETF Un 53,100 200 26,450
Horizons Enhanced Income Energy ETF Cl E Unit 96,400 600 15,966
Powershares Low Volatlty Portfolio ETF CAD Un 15,700 100 15,600
BMO Covered Call DJ Indust Avg Hdg-Cad ETF Un 56,937 400 14,134
Freegold Ventures Ltd. J 99,300 900 10,933
Horizons Gold Yield ETF Cl ‘E’ Units 20,700 200 10,250
BMO Intl Dividend Hegd To CAD ETF Un 19,700 200 9,750
iShares US High Div Equty Idx ETF(Cad-Hgd) Un 48,200 500 9,540
iShares S&P/TSX Globl Base Metals Indx ETF Un 73,018 800 9,027
First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF Un 527,600 5,800 8,996
Royal Nickel Corp. J 8,100 100 8,000
Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. J 37,200 500 7,339
Horizons Betapro U.S.30-Yr Bond Bear+ETF A Un 6,200 100 6,100
1st Asset Mornstar Cda Momentum Index ETF Un 151,500 2,500 5,960
BMO DJ Industrial Avg Hedged-Cad Index ETF Un 22,430 408 5,397
Karnalyte Resources Inc. J 5,100 100 5,000
Short position highlights are provided by TSX Datalinx. Complete short report information is available from TSX Datalinx at (514) 871-3517. Short positions are as of Jan. 31. Changes are from Jan. 15. .dataTable td,.dataTable th{min-width:0px !important;}.dataTable{width:100%;}

Largest per cent decreases, Jan. 31, 2016

Company Name Symbol 31-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 % Chg
Condor Petroleum Inc. J 500 1,848,000 -99
Powershares Canadian Pref Share Indx ETF Un 300 326,400 -99
Sprott Physical Gold Trust Transfer Units USF 4,300 1,409,800 -99
BMO Sh-Trm US Lg Corp Bnd Hegd-Cad Idx ETF Un 5,300 1,626,300 -99
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF Un 400 109,400 -99
BMO Mid Provincial Bond Index ETF Cad Units 400 97,400 -99
Horizons Btpr S&P500Vix Sh-Tr Future Invr ETF 1,300 255,754 -99
Alamos Gold Inc. Wt A J 500 88,600 -99
1st Asset Mornstr Intl Momentm Idx ETF Unh Un 500 74,810 -99
Vanguard FTSE Dev All Cap Ex Na Idx ETF Ca-Hg 100 12,300 -99
Eastmain Resources Inc. J 500 38,700 -98
RBC Target 2021 Corporate Bond Index ETF Un 800 59,182 -98
Intl Tower Hill Mines Ltd. J 346 24,000 -98
Golden Minerals Company J 100 6,300 -98
Floating Rate Income Fund Transfer Units 100 6,100 -98
Erdene Resource Development Corp. J 4,500 250,500 -98
Powershares Fndmntl Hi Yld Corp Bnd(Ch)ETF Un 25,300 1,250,300 -97
Banro Corp. J 3,195 153,336 -97
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Incm Investment Co Ltd. 100 4,700 -97
iShares Advntg Sh Duratn Hi Incm ETF Ca-Hg Un 3,900 180,400 -97
Short position highlights are provided by TSX Datalinx. Complete short report information is available from TSX Datalinx at (514) 871-3517. Short positions are as of Jan. 31. Changes are from Jan. 15. .dataTable td,.dataTable th{min-width:0px !important;}.dataTable{width:100%;}

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    Barrick Gold stock requires daily attention


    Hi Lou,

    What do you think of Barrick?

    Thanks,

    Lo

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    Hey Lo,

    Thanks for the assignment. This will be the third time since 2013 that I examine the case for Barrick Gold Corporation . The last was on Feb. 21, 2014 when the shares were trading for $23.29. Brett wanted to know if the stock had gone up too far and too fast and if he could expect more from it. The patterns analyzed were pointing to further gains, but by March of 2014, a double top formed, calling an end to the advance. The lesson from that review is that investors need to take regular snapshots of their investments to see if there have been changes in market sentiment. read more

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