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Finding the Ultimate ETF

In early January, we released a special report to our ETF & Fund Update members simulating an "ETF Tournament" of the top ETFs in 16 categories we selected throughout 2020. Read through the report to see which ETF comes out on top as the "Ultimate ETF" for Canadian investors. 

Moez M Jan 19, 2021

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5 from 5i: Something of value

Weekly stock market update & five stock related articles we thought were a must-read this week

Barkha Rani Jan 15, 2021
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Q: Hello, from a peace of mind perspective, what happens to an ETF or mutual fund if the company selling it goes out of business or decides to close the instrument ? Do the underlying stocks get sold and dispersed to the mutual fund holders ?


Read Answer Asked by Robbie on January 22, 2021

Q: Hello,

I am looking into ETFs in Canada to compliment the portfolio I have created with your model portfolios, profiles and question support. I may be out to lunch, but my thought is to purchase some ETFs to diversify my investments. Is that smart? I currently am planning to move funds from a questrade managed portfolio, and either add it to my customized portfolio or to invest in ETFs. I appreciated reading your ETF and Mutual Fund newsletter and am considering some of the broad etfs, however I am against investing in the energy sector. Also interested in expanding my clean energy or ESG sector with another ETF. Do you have suggestions? Curious about ESGY?

Thanks for your guidance!

Please take off 3 questions.


Read Answer Asked by Ellen on January 22, 2021
5i Recent Reports

Review of K-Bro Linen Inc.

JAN 14, 2021 - KBL will continue to benefit from being a larger player in a fragmented space. However, growth outlook is uncertain, particularly in the hospitality segment. We think a B rating remains appropriate.

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Review of Leon's Furniture

JAN 14, 2021 - In these circumstances, a rating of B+ is indicated for those who want a stable company that has the ability to generate value for shareholders in the long-term.

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Review of Park Lawn Corporation

DEC 21, 2020 - The recent context of the pandemic is forcing individuals to evaluate post-death options boosting PLC's volume growth. The near-term outlook remains solid with abundant M&A opportunities. Rating maintained at 'B+'.

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Review of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust

DEC 21, 2020 - Shares have some recovery potential as vaccine boosts investor confidence in REITs exposed to retail and office space. HR has a visible pipeline ahead improving its NAV and FFO. Rating maintained at 'B'.

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Review of Xebec Adsorption Inc.

DEC 21, 2020 - While the stock can see severe volatility in any short-term period, we think XBC is a name in the renewable energy space that has the potential to reward patient investors over the long-run. Rating initiated at B+.

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