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Technically Speaking

September 22, 2015

Inside this Report

S&P/TSX Composite Index: Additional Consolidation before Late-Year Rally

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S&P 500: Breaks Down From Long-Term Uptrend

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Dow Jones Industrials and Transports: Dow Theory “Sell Signal” Triggered on Recent Sell-off

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Gold Price: A “Higher Low” but Needs to Break Above

Its Downtrend

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Canadian Dollar: Looking For a Bounce

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S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunications Services Index: At Key Resistance

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S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index: Remains In A Long-

term Downtrend

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Glossary

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Important Investor Disclosures

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Ryan Lewenza, CMT, CFA SVP, Private Client Strategist

Highlights

While our belief is that the S&P/TSX Composite Index (S&P/TSX) will stage a late-year rally with seasonality turning bullish in October, the price action for the S&P/TSX remains negative, and as such, we maintain our near- term cautious view. For us to get more bullish on the Canadian equity markets we believe the S&P/TSX needs to break above the 13,800 to 14,000 range.

Looking at the S&P 500 Index (S&P 500) from a longer-term perspective, we note that the S&P 500 has broken down from its long-term uptrend, and is trading below its 40-week MA. Clearly, S&P 500s technical profile has deteriorated, which has us on high alert of a potential trend change. Our base case view remains that the recent weakness is simply an overdue correction rather than the start of a new bear market.

Another important technical development following the steep August decline is the recently registered “sell signal” according to Dow Theory. Like our Chief Investment Strategist, Jeff Saut, we are giving the equity market the benefit of the doubt, believing the equity markets will re-accelerate, thus providing a false sell signal, similar to what was experienced in the flash crash of 2010. However, should the Dow Jones Industrials and Transports break below their August lows of 15,666.44 and 7,466.97, respectively, we will then change course, honoring the “sell signal” and likely adjust our technical view.

The technical profile of gold has recently improved with the commodity experiencing a higher lowand is trading above its 50-day MA. However, gold remains in a long-term downtrend, and below its declining 200-day MA. For us to get more bullish on gold we would need to see it trade above US$1,150/oz (short-term downtrend) and US$1,181/oz (200-day MA).

We have been consistently bearish on the Canadian dollar for some time due to its weak technical profile and our cautious view of commodities. However, in the short term we see the potential for a countertrend rally. After a short-term bounce however, we expect the long-term downtrend to continue, and we see the potential for the CAD dollar to decline to low $0.70’s.

The technical profile for the S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunications Index continues to improve, with the sector outperforming the broader Canadian market since May. Given the continued improvement in the sector we recommend investors add to or establish a position in Telus Corp. (T-T).

The technical profile of the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index remains negative with the sector below key MAs and in a relative downtrend. For us to get more constructive on the sector we need to see the sector break above 180 to 190 and break above its long-term relative downtrend.

on the sector we need to see the sector break above 180 to 190 and break

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S&P/TSX Composite Index: Additional Consolidation before Late-Year Rally

Index: Additional Consolidation before Late-Year Rally Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.  Following

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

Following the S&P/TSX’s sell-off in late August, the index has been consolidating in a short-term trading range of roughly 13,400 to 13,850.

While our belief is that the S&P/TSX will stage a late-year rally with seasonality turning bullish in October (October to May is the strongest seasonal period for equities), the price action for the S&P/TSX remains negative, and as such, we maintain our near-term cautious view.

For us to get more bullish on the Canadian equity markets we believe the S&P/TSX needs to break above the 13,800 to 14,000 range. This range represents the convergence of: 1) the 50-day MA (14,023); 2) the intermediate downtrend; and 3) the top end of the Ichimoku cloud.

The Ichimoku cloud is a trend following technical indicator which currently confirms that the S&P/TSX is in a downtrend. The S&P/TSX would need to rise above this cloud (13,726) for the trend to change from a downtrend to an uptrend.

Overall, our expectation is for further range bound trading through September and early October, before rallying in November/December. A break below the August low (12,705) would negate our year-end rally thesis.

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S&P 500: Breaks Down From Long-Term Uptrend

Page 3 of 11 S&P 500: Breaks Down From Long-Term Uptrend Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

Looking at the S&P 500 from a longer-term perspective, we note that the S&P 500 has broken down from its long-term uptrend, and is trading below its 40-week MA. Clearly, S&P 500s technical profile has deteriorated, which has us on high alert of a potential trend change.

Our base case view remains that the recent weakness is simply an overdue correction rather than the start of a new bear market. Supporting this view is our Elliot Wave interpretation. Elliot Wave, a branch of technical analysis, posits that markets trade in consistent, five wave patterns, with wave 3 always being the longest. As indicated on the chart, we believe we are currently in wave 4 (a corrective pattern), which if correct, suggests another move higher, representing wave 5. Additionally, we note that seasonality will soon turn positive into year-end.

We view 1,820.66 as a key technical level. This represents the October 2014 lows, and should the S&P 500 fail to hold this level in the coming weeks and months, then this would result in a “lower low” which would likely cause us to re-evaluate our bullish long-term technical view.

Finally, we note that the S&P 500 continues to outperform the S&P/TSX (lower panel), which validates our continued preference for US stocks over Canadian stocks.

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Dow Jones Industrials and Transports: Dow Theory Sell SignalTriggered on Recent Sell-off

Theory “ Sell Signal ” Triggered on Recent Sell-off Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.  Another

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

Another important technical development following the steep August decline is the recently registered “sell signal” according to Dow Theory.

Dow Theory posits that the Dow Jones Transports need to “confirm” the Industrials and when both the Transports and Industrials make new lows (in this case below the October 2014 lows), then a “sell signal” is triggered, signaling a change in the primary trend of the market. This occurred in August, which has us on alert.

Like our Chief Investment Strategist, Jeff Saut, we are giving the equity market the benefit of the doubt, believing the equity markets will re-accelerate, thus providing a false sell signal, similar to what was experienced in the flash crash of 2010.

However, should the Industrials and Transports break below their August lows of 15,666.44 and 7,466.97, respectively, we will then change course, honoring the “sell signal” and likely adjust our technical view.

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Gold Price: A Higher Lowbut Needs to Break Above Its Downtrend

“ Higher Low ” but Needs to Break Above Its Downtrend Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

The technical profile of gold has recently improved with the commodity experiencing a higher lowand is trading above its 50-day MA.

However, as we discussed in our last technical report, gold remains in a long-term downtrend, and below its declining 200-day MA.

For us to get more bullish on gold we would need to see it trade above US$1,150/oz (short-term downtrend) and US$1,181/oz (200-day MA).

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Canadian Dollar: Looking For a Bounce

2015 | Page 6 of 11 Canadian Dollar: Looking For a Bounce Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

We have been consistently bearish on the Canadian dollar for some time due to its weak technical profile and our cautious view of commodities. However, in the short- term we see the potential for a countertrend rally.

Since August there has been a developing “momentum divergence.” Momentum divergences refer to a divergence in price and momentum, where momentum continues to improve (i.e. higher highs on the momentum indicator) while price continues to weaken. Often these divergences precede changes in trend.

We see the potential for the CAD dollar to rally in the short term, possibly back up to $0.79/US to $0.80/US, which represents the convergence of the 100-day MA ($.7881/US) and the long-term downtrend.

After a short-term bounce however, we expect the long-term downtrend to continue, and we see the potential for the CAD dollar to decline to low $0.70’s.

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S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunications Services Index: At Key Resistance

Capped Telecommunications Services Index: At Key Resistance Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.  The

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

The technical profile for the S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunications Index continues to improve, with the sector outperforming the broader Canadian market (lower panel) since May.

The sector however continues to face stiff price resistance in the 132 to 135 range. With momentum improving, and the sector showing strong relative strength, we believe the sector could soon break above this price resistance zone, and go on to make new highs.

Another positive we see for the sector was the strong volume on Friday September 18, which occurred on the same day that the S&P/TSX posted its largest volume on a down day in months. This suggests to us a rotation into the more defensive telecom sector.

Given the continued improvement in the sector we recommend investors add to or establish a position in Telus Corp. (T-T).

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S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index: Remains In A Long-term Downtrend

Capped Energy Index: Remains In A Long-term Downtrend Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.  The

Source: Stockcharts.com, Raymond James Ltd.

The technical profile of the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index remains negative with the sector below key MAs and in a relative downtrend (lower panel).

For us to get more constructive on the sector we need to see the sector break above 180 to 190 and above its long-term relative downtrend.

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Glossary

Ascending Triangle

A continuation pattern where the period of consolidation takes the shape of an upward sloping triangle with an ascending lower trendline. A break down through the support trendline

can sometimes mark a reversal pattern.

Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands gauge a security’s trading activity and trend by showing a range of normal price swings.

Candlestick Chart

A graphical representation of prices where opening and closing prices are connected to form coloured boxes. Generally, a series of dark candlesticks suggest downside momentum and light candlesticks upside momentum.

Continuation Pattern

A chart formation that signals the continuation of the prevailing trend. Continuation patterns often occur after a period of brief consolidation.

Descending Triangle

A continuation pattern where the period of consolidation takes the shape of a downward sloping triangle with a declining upper resistance trendline. A break up through the resistance

trendline can sometimes mark a reversal pattern.

Double Bottom

Chart formation that normally occurs after an extended downtrend and resembles a W. Double bottoms signal potential price reversals.

Double Top

Chart formation that normally occurs after an extended uptrend and resembles an M. Double tops signal potential price reversals.

Fibonacci Sequences

Mathematical relationships that help predict points of support or resistance. The key Fibonacci ratio is 61.8% also referred to as "the golden ratio" or "the golden mean".

Flag

A chart formation in which prices move sharply to create a near vertical line (the flag pole) followed by a small move in the opposite direction (the flag). Flags are often continuation patterns.

Gap

An open space on a chart. A gap is created when the low of one time period is above the high of the previous period, or the high of one time period is below the low of the previous period. Gaps can signal breakouts or continuations of up or down trends.

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Head-and-Shoulders Formation

A reversal chart formation that looks like a head and shoulders (with both a defined left and right shoulder). Head-and-shoulders formations can occur at both the bottom and top of a

trend.

MACD

The moving average convergence/divergence determines turning points in a trend by differencing two exponential moving averages of specific periods. The trendline of the MACD can also signal continuation or reversal trends for share prices.

Moving Average

A statistical tool that plots smoothed prices to signal future price trends. 50-day and 200-day moving averages are the most common indicators.

On Balance Volume (OBV)

A cumulative indicator that adds volume on up days and subtracts volume on down days. OBV shows buying or selling pressure. An upward sloping OBV confirms an uptrend, while a

downward sloping OBV confirms a downtrend.

Resistance Level

A technical level that prices may have trouble rising above (i.e., where the price may experience selling pressure).

Rounded Bottom

A bullish reversal pattern taking the shape of a U. Ideally, the rounded bottom should be accompanied by a similar volume pattern.

RSI

The relative strength index measures the velocity of directional price movements with extreme values indicating overbought and oversold conditions. The trendline of the RSI can also signal continuation or reversal trends for share prices.

Support Level

A technical level that prices may have trouble falling below (i.e., where the price should have buying support).

Trendline

A line connecting a series of ascending lows (in the case of an up trendline) or descending highs (in the case of a down trendline).

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Important Investor Disclosures

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