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Q: Dear 5i,
Assuming the following criteria:
1. war in Ukraine
2. there is correction in International ETF's.
2. one was lucky and was able to buy either TPE and/or THE near the bottom.
Which ETF would you buy for best price appreciation?
(TPE is non-hedged, THE is hedged)
Can you please explain your thought process for this choice.

thanks for your thoughts!

Read Answer Asked by Ian on February 15, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
Can I please get your thoughts on geographic selection for index mutual fund investment?

Working with TD e-Series Funds, monthly contribution, 19 year old just getting started, single fund has been the thought so far.

Choice Range: Canada Index? US Index? International Index(Holds TPE ETF)?
(can go Europe only but I'm guessing you will ward off this selection)

Comments welcome on all aspects.
Thanks
Dave

Read Answer Asked by Dave on April 27, 2021

Q: My adult son (Canadian citizen/resident) is in his early 30's, has maxed out his RSP and TFSA (he holds high-quality individual securities within these accounts, which have done well over the years), and he is lucky to have a high-paying job in which he has surplus funds (Canadian dollars) that he can invest, within a non-registered account, approx. $20k to $25k per month. The goal is long-term growth, aggressive (80% equities), with the possibility that he may need some of the funds within the next 3-5 years, to join a group practice (capital contribution toward partnership). My advice to him is that he purchase each month among the five following ETFs (% as indicated below), rebalancing as he makes new monthly contributions:
20% VAB = Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF;
20% ZCN = BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF;
25% VFV = Vanguard S&P 500;
25% TPE = TD International Equity Index ETF;
10% ZEM = BMO MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF.
What do you think of these 5 particular funds and the overall allocation? For his situation, are there different ETFs you might suggest we look at that would be better-suited for his situation? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ted on January 07, 2020
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