Saturday’s International Online Forum delivered several outstanding stock candidates for your 2017 stocks-to-study WatchList. The stock ideas came from you, members of our VectorVest Community, and as Audrey K. commented in the chat box, “We do have some great pickers!”

We also learned a few stock analysis methods that our members are using, techniques we can try for ourselves. One technique was to run the New Buys Search (Trends – New Stuff) folder, and draw some trendlines leading up to the New Buy.  It’s amazing how often a bullish pattern or resistance breakouts show themselves.

In case you missed it or you just want to review a few things again, CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE RECORDING.

Judging from the comments in the chat box, this ‘Stock Chat’ format is something we’ll want to do again real soon. It was definitely lively and fun. Participation was outstanding as members weighed in on the various stock choices and offered their own ideas for stocks to study in 2017.

It was noted that not all of the stock selections are at a buy point right now. What our submitters liked about them is their business model, in many cases the industry, and their VectorVest valuations.

Tuesday Webinar: You’re invited! Please join me Tuesday, Jan. 10 for our regular weekly Special Presentation Q&A webinar at 12:30 pm Eastern / 9:30 am Pacific. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW. In addition to answering your questions about Friday’s SOTW Video on, Smarter Short Searches, we’ll take some time to show you how we have set up Saturday’s stock choices in both a WatchList and a QuickFolio to track their performance in 2017. Time permitting, we will analyze as a group some of the stocks we didn’t get to on Saturday.

Stock Ideas for 2017 – Below are the submissions from our VectorVest community of stocks to watch in 2017. Just a reminder, these are not recommendations. Rather, they are stocks that investors in our group are watching and have recommended them for your own study with our VectorVest tools. Some may currently be at a buy point and others are not. Stocks that were submitted with comments and analysis in advance of the Forum are in red at the front of the list. The remaining stocks were submitted during the Forum. Note: I’ve done my best, but sorry if I missed anyone’s suggestion. Some picks are not in VV, so please email angieh@vectorvest.com for a New Stock Request if you would like to see it covered.

CANADA STOCKS: TECK.B, GUD, MRU, HWO, NMX,  JNX, AGF.B, OGI, DGC, PPY, ZCL, SLF, ATD.B, SHOP, CRH, PD, GLD, BIP.U, BEP.U, CGC,  MG, FLY, WCP, EFX, HGU, X, EXE, MFC, ELC, SCL, RRX, MDA, RY, FTG, IGM, PWF, PAA, SSO, FR, MG, ECI, ECA, TOU, VSN, XBM, CZO, ABX    

US STOCKS: TECK, AAPL, RJF, LIVE, INTC, CALM, SMG, ARNA, SPRWF, OCLR, OGRMF, NVDA, F, UAA, WTW, TWTR, STLD, DRGDF, SLF, SHOP, CRHM, CLF, IDCC, HUI, EVOK, ADBE, SGYP, AKS, UNH, AMD, PDS, BIP, BEP, TWMJF, AUPH, ETSY, DVN, PI, VZ, BZUN, MEET, GV, PIP, SE, RY, JNUG, PAAS, SSRI, AG, MGA, ECA, LIT, SQM, ALB, ARTX, FMC, ENS, ABX

Here are some additional comments that came in during the Forum:
ATD.B:CA – 2016 performance only 2.15% but 2011 to 2016 ARR was 49.62%. Strong institutional buying recently. (Mike G.)
PD:CA and PDS:US – I believe it has plenty of upside with exposure to US, Middle East and Canada and oil price moving toward $55 and possibly $60 in 2017. (David L.)
IDCC:US – Just signed AAPL license deal. (Robert. W) IDCC also signed Huawei (licensing dispute resolution) (Mike P.)
FLY:CA – Aerospace Industry Group. We’ve owned it for years and it’s finally starting to make money. Recent breakout. Company makes a system for communicating with aircraft via satellite and does for more than track aircraft location. It can also track numerous aircraft functions and their unit is a realtime black box. (Linda M.)
ETSY:US – Bullish hammer 12/3/16. Meets as of yesterday Petra’s EMA/SMA crossover. Heavy call options volume for March at $15. Rising RSI and volume. (Bob O.)
ELC:CA – Nice little penny stock. (Mike L.)
JNUG:US – My stock pick for the next while and maybe the year has to be JNUG – based on gold’s low prices now and building momentum. Rising interest rates may hold things back somewhat – so still have to be careful – as always. (Barry K.)
IGM:CA and PWF:CA – should be good picks in 2017. (Art G.)
PAAS:US AND PAA:CA; SSRI:US AND SSO:CA; AG:US AND FR:CA – Several silver mining stocks have shown promise. (David G.)
ECI:CA – For those who like following Jason Donville – he wrote a glowing report. He has great expectations for ECI in the solar panel industry going forward and says he is getting paid with a nice dividend while he waits. Div. yield over 5% and good looking 5-year chart. (Alan Y.)
XBM:CA – re NMX, I just buy XBM ishares (metals) instead. (Tim T.)
CZO:CA – made a nice profit in Dec/16. Looking to buy again if it breaks resistance over $2.01 (Neal A.)

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Click on the recording links below to view the replay of past recordings:

January 7, 2017 – Stock Chat hosted by Stan Heller, Consultant VectorVest Canada

December 3 – My Three Friends: Value, Price and Earnings by Mike Simonato, Ontario VV Member.

November 5 – Guide to Worry-free Investing with Dr. Bart DiLiddo

October 1 – Running With Momentum: Momentum ETF Portfolio; and Jamin Heller’s Enhanced Trade Analysis and Risk Management Spreadsheet.

September 10 – Trading Pullbacks: Possible entry and exit points combining candlesticks and the 10 EMA and 30 EMA by Wendy Johnson, Arkansas User Group Leader; and 5-Steps to Profitable Bottom Fishing by Stan Heller.

August 6 – Three new ways to trade 3/8 EMA Crossovers by Petra Hess, Burlington UG Leader and How to Use QuickFolios to find what’s hot and what’s not, by Stan Heller.

July 4 – Keep it Simple! Lesson from Regina, SK User Group presented by Irwin Blank; and Finding Trade Ideas using Price, Volume and ADX/DMI, presented by Stan Heller.

March 5 – Best Stock Ideas and Analysis Methods presented by Canada’s User Group Leaders and Members.

Feb 6 – Relative Safety Driver – A new search and trading strategy by Rick Rodgers and How to Use Custom Field Builder for Candlestick Searches by Graham Jones.

Jan 2 – Lessons from the Derby Jockey Club by Audrey Kelliher; Industry Group Analysis Methods by Bob Binfet; and How to Set-up and Manage Your Portfolio for 2016 by Petra Hess.

Dec 5 – Simplify Your Trading Using the 3/8-EMA by Petra Hess; Portfolio Management Using WatchList Graphs by Mike Simonato; Energy Sector Analysis by Michael Wuertherick; Bank Sector Analysis by Marcia Elgie and Emanuel Althuis; and Business Services Industry Group Analysis by Sandy Cook.

Nov 7 – Jake’s Patent Winners by Jake Pattinson and How to Bottom Fish and Covered Calls by Emanuel Althius.

Posted by Stan Heller, Consultant, VectorVest Canada

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this Blog is for education and information purposes only. Example trades must not be considered as recommendations. You should always do your own analysis and invest based on your own risk tolerance, investment style, goals and time horizon. There are risks involved in investing and only you know your financial situation, risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizon.