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Largest short positions, Aug. 15, 2014

Company NameSymbol15-Aug-1431-Jul-14Net Chg
Bombardier Inc. Cl 'B' SvBBD.B-T60,187,45751,985,6178,201,840
Lundin Mining Corp.LUN-T56,234,64856,462,980-228,332
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF UnitsXIU-T41,209,49642,298,029-1,088,533
Athabasca Oil Corp. JATH-T40,859,52338,563,0432,296,480
Toronto-Dominion BankTD-T38,745,13742,218,267-3,473,130
Kinross Gold Corp.K-T38,271,27537,521,199750,076
New Gold Inc.NGD-T30,805,55531,044,604-239,049
Penn West Petroleum Ltd.PWT-T30,136,25325,931,7054,204,548
Talisman Energy Inc.TLM-T29,700,09836,709,923-7,009,825
Celestica Inc. SvCLS-T28,220,19728,565,123-344,926
Legacy Oil + Gas Inc.LEG-T27,162,95227,223,907-60,955
Potash Corp. of Sask. Inc.POT-T25,837,74025,614,663223,077
Element Financial Corp. JEFN-T24,039,22524,134,318-95,093
Yamana Gold Inc.YRI-T23,860,95613,040,19010,820,766
Power Financial Corp.PWF-T23,438,16822,655,358782,810
Bankers Petroleum Ltd. JBNK-T23,199,71923,148,68451,035
B2Gold Corp. JBTO-T22,860,06722,483,248376,819
CGI Group Inc. Cl 'A' SvGIB.A-T22,683,50122,772,097-88,596
Great-West Lifeco Inc.GWO-T22,350,54222,753,841-403,299
Detour Gold Corp JDGC-T22,248,51922,098,041150,478

Largest net increases, Aug. 15, 2014

Company NameSymbol15-Aug-1431-Jul-14Net Chg
Yamana Gold Inc.YRI-T23,860,95613,040,19010,820,766
Bombardier Inc. Cl 'B' SvBBD.B-T60,187,45751,985,6178,201,840
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.COS-T16,284,2299,667,4326,616,797
Bank of MontrealBMO-T14,902,64210,561,4414,341,201
Penn West Petroleum Ltd.PWT-T30,136,25325,931,7054,204,548
Teck Resources Ltd. Cl 'B' SvTCK.B-T17,754,93814,791,1822,963,756
Athabasca Oil Corp. JATH-T40,859,52338,563,0432,296,480
ARC Resources Ltd.ARX-T7,327,8345,090,8592,236,975
Eldorado Gold Corp.ELD-T7,448,8055,371,3112,077,494
Royal Bank of CanadaRY-T20,747,98318,904,0221,843,961
Cameco Corp.CCO-T14,043,65112,231,2511,812,400
TransCanada Corp.TRP-T22,221,27820,505,5361,715,742
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. JAYA-T5,009,9763,346,6261,663,350
Sun Life Financial Inc.SLF-T9,824,7218,170,4271,654,294
Petrowest Corp. Cl 'A'PRW-T1,854,500701,5001,153,000
Canadian Tire Corp., Ltd. Cl 'A' NvCTC.A-T1,395,379265,2571,130,122
Veresen Inc.VSN-T6,035,0764,951,9861,083,090
Goldcorp Inc.G-T4,501,6823,542,603959,079
Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.NBZ-T884,3930884,393
MEG Energy Corp.MEG-T19,797,46818,914,915882,553

Largest net decreases, Aug. 15, 2014

Company NameSymbol15-Aug-1431-Jul-14Net Chg
Western Forest Products Inc.WEF-T1,670,52413,073,807-11,403,283
Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS-T22,209,75331,072,275-8,862,522
Torex Gold Resources Inc. JTXG-T11,225,73719,918,831-8,693,094
Rio Alto Mining Ltd. JRIO-T1,523,6269,146,826-7,623,200
Talisman Energy Inc.TLM-T29,700,09836,709,923-7,009,825
Enbridge Inc.ENB-T10,829,27914,847,400-4,018,121
Toronto-Dominion BankTD-T38,745,13742,218,267-3,473,130
Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF Cl A UnHXT-T5,950,5009,356,100-3,405,600
Cdn. Natural Resources Ltd.CNQ-T11,109,57714,404,897-3,295,320
Barrick Gold Corp.ABX-T8,981,06111,972,760-2,991,699
Encana Corp.ECA-T15,141,93217,889,637-2,747,705
Birchcliff Energy Ltd.BIR-T3,196,3465,870,811-2,674,465
Air Canada Class 'B'AC.B-T5,495,9567,845,856-2,349,900
Husky Energy Inc.HSE-T18,401,03220,661,047-2,260,015
National Bank of CanadaNA-T15,460,51517,542,090-2,081,575
Retrocom REIT UnitsRMM.UN-T150,8602,057,135-1,906,275
Trican Well Service Ltd.TCW-T2,029,5053,853,692-1,824,187
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.SNC-T1,473,4183,219,528-1,746,110
Suncor Energy Inc.SU-T10,308,02911,969,336-1,661,307
Power Corp. of Canada SvPOW-T11,554,61813,090,556-1,535,938

Largest per cent increases, Aug. 15, 2014

Company NameSymbol15-Aug-1431-Jul-14% Chg
Orvana Minerals Corp. JORV-T768,200200384,000
Western Lithium USA Corp. JWLC-T776,900600129,383
Huntingdon Capital Corp. WtHNT.WT-T97,00020048,400
Horizons Active High Yield Bond ETF Cl E UnHYI-T49,90020024,850
Vanguard FTSE Dev. Ex NA Index ETF UnVDU-T66,80030022,166
Stockport Exploration Inc. JSPT-T20,10010020,000
Western Copper & Gold Corp. JWRN-T17,00010016,900
Fortune Minerals Ltd. JFT-T64,90040016,125
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Indx ETF (CAD-Hedg)UnXEH-T14,10010014,000
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. JPGD-T11,30010011,200
Delrand Resources Ltd. JDRN-T10,0001009,900
iShares India Index ETF UnXID-T9,1001009,000
Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. JGMX-T20,6003006,766
Horizons Active Corporate Bond ETF Cl E UnHAB-T46,5007006,542
Mawson Resources Ltd. JMAW-T6,1001006,000
Vanguard US Total Mkt Indx ETF(CAD-Hedged) UnVUS-T8,1002003,950
Purpose Total Return Bond Fund ETFPBD-T4,0001003,900
Levon Resources Ltd. JLVN-T38,0001,0003,700
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. JPTQ-T15,2004003,700
Cvtech Group Inc. JCVT-T17,0005003,300

Largest per cent decreases, Aug. 15, 2014

Company NameSymbol15-Aug-1431-Jul-14% Chg
Supremex Inc.SXP-T100148,600-99
Purpose Tactical Hedged Equity Fund ETFPHE-T10056,800-99
Burcon Nutrascience Corp. JBU-T10046,400-99
iShares Int'l Fndmntl Indx ETF Adv UnCIE.A-T10038,200-99
Canadian Zinc Corp. JCZN-T4,400875,500-99
First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF UnTXF-T20032,100-99
Elgin Mining Inc. JELG-T10,0001,510,000-99
Powershrs QQQ(CAD Hedged)Index ETF Trns UnQQC-T30034,900-99
Horizons Active Global Dividend ETF Cl E UnHAZ-T30024,800-98
Polymet Mining Corp. JPOM-T70057,500-98
iShares Advantgd Sh Duration High Incm ETF UnCSD-T20014,600-98
Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Equal Weight ETF E UnHEW-T1007,200-98
Horizons Betapro S&P 500 Inverse ETF Cl A UnHIU-T1005,900-98
Rona Inc. 5.25% Ser 6 Cl 'A' PrRON.PR.A-T20011,500-98
First Nickel Inc. JFNI-T30016,300-98
Canexus Corp. 5.75% Series Iv DebCUS.DB.B-T1,00051,000-98
Financial 15 Split Corp. Ii Class 'A'FFN-T12,500631,800-98
IC Potash Corp. JICP-T2,000101,000-98
Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. JCAZ-T2,500125,000-98
BMO Sh-Trm US IG Corp Bnd Hegd-CAD Idx ETF UnZSU-T5,700273,300-97

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