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Q: I have some cash to invest in RESP that still has 4 yrs to go. Could you recommend some stocks to initiate positions now? Stocks can be growth or value and from the US or Canada. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Wei on July 29, 2021

Q: Hello,

Could you please recommend a few 'set and forget' high growth stocks which would be a good fit for a RESP for the next 15-ish years?


Read Answer Asked by Timour on July 28, 2021

Q: Could I get your suggestions for some $CDN ETFs to invest for a toddler's RESP. I was thinking maybe a split between a tech-based ETF and a general North American-based ETF, but am open to any other ideas. There is not too much in the RESP at the moment, but it does have years to go, so growth is the main goal.

Read Answer Asked by grant on July 26, 2021

Q: Looking for a couple of nice growth stocks for long term holds in RESPs for my three grandkids. Time horizon would be 10-15 years. A little dividend would be nice too.

Read Answer Asked by JEFF on June 23, 2021

Q: Hello,
I am opening a RESP account for my 6month old son. In your opinion, is it better to invest in Stocks or ETFS? Can you please also provide me a top 3 stocks or ETFS in your mind?


Read Answer Asked by shi on June 07, 2021

Q: I have an RESP for our 3 year old son that we opened a couple years ago. Current value is about $35K and comprised of BCE, BIPC and ENB in about equal values plus a slightly higher amount in BPY.UN. Thinking about selling BPY now deal with BAM is finalized and considering adding a couple of more growth oriented companies as focus was more dividend/stability before. Cdn or US stocks or ETF's are fine as options.

Read Answer Asked by Bruce on April 07, 2021

Q: We have one 2 year old grandchild, and one on the way. I want to set up a small $1000 investment account for each of them, and add to it each year on their birthday. Because of the small initial amount, I plan to cover the trade commissions. Who knows if it will work, but the object is over 20 years, to show them how buying a good company, with a solid, growing dividend, and adding funds regularly, will reap long term benefits. They will be able to follow the first $1000, and hopefully at least cause them to have some thoughts/questions about investing.
Realizing potential risk/reward, I am looking for stock ideas for low and medium, risk.
Can you recommend 3 companies that you would recommend in each risk level, for this type of idea,

I will probably add trading companies along the way, but I do want one low risk, and one medium risk, long term hold, to start.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on March 22, 2021

Q: Given the state of the markets, what would some of your current favorite names be to add to a new RESP account for my son? I've set aside $10k to take a few stock positions early on (anticipated long term hold as he's a newborn) and then am thinking going forward I'll devote annual contributions to a more passive approach (boarder market ETFs, etc.).

With a smaller account like this diversification decisions seem a little more difficult. Any general suggestions on RESP considerations would also be appreciated.

Thanks for the great service!

Read Answer Asked by Jordan on March 10, 2021

Q: Hi my question is regarding resp’s and best way to contribute. Time frame is 15-20 years. I understand ETF’s offer diversification, however would you at all consider a few slow and steady (conservative) stocks instead. Your top 5 ETF’s and stocks for this scenario please and thank you!


Read Answer Asked by Lauren on March 05, 2021

Q: Several years ago your team helped me build out my sons (2) RESP accounts. The stocks have all done well growing approx 55%. THANK YOU! My oldest is finishing year one of university and my youngest will start in 2.5 years. It’s a conservative portfolio of stocks with 30% in interest bearing instruments. I have enough now for both of them so (my) common sense says move all to capital preservation - interest only vehicles. Do you agree and if so, can you recommend anything I can lock into for 2 ish years?

Read Answer Asked by Don on February 02, 2021

Q: Good morning. I am setting up RESP’s for infant grandson’s. I am thinking at this age the portfolio could be aggressive growth equities. There is only a small ($1000.00)initial amount that would be supplemented with small (one or two hundred dollar) irregular contributions. To avoid/reduce trading costs, in the beginning at least, it might be best to go with ETF’s which can be purchased at no cost? Would you agree? And if so can you suggest some aggressive growth type ETF’s. I am thinking XIT, Canadian tech companies could be one.
Thank you.


Read Answer Asked by David on December 15, 2020

Q: Which one of these would be the best choice for a RESP. Beneficiary is an older child (grandson) who will start to draw funds from mid 2021 onwards. Looking for the best return within the 2 to 5 years remaining before total drawdown of funds would be completed.

I plan to establish a new RESP for a great granddaughter soon. She is not yet 2 years so has a long time horizon. Any suggestions?

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on October 08, 2020