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Q: I have historically held my investments in mutual funds through a financial advisor. I subscribed to 5i Research approximately 3 years ago and made my first investments in equities and an ETF based primarily upon information obtained from 5i Research. The returns on VGRO ETF and my equities have been 2 to 4 times the gain for my mutual funds. I recently upgraded my subscription to include Portfolio Analytics. Based upon portfolio analytics, my current portfolio is reasonably well balanced with recommendations to add healthcare and industrials as well as some international exposure. I have cash on hand that I want to invest. I will hold my investments for the next 5 to 10 years. I am looking at purchasing some additional equities and an ETF with good growth potential at moderate risk. Please provide top 10 recommendations with rankings for stocks that I should consider adding to my portfolio. Please provide recommendations for top 5 ETFs with rankings that I should consider adding to my portfolio. What is your current view on VGRO? Would you suggest topping up my investment in VGRO?

Read Answer Asked by Don on December 06, 2021

Q: Dear 5i team.

May I please have your recommendation for exposure to Materials and Industrial ETFs please.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Arthur on October 27, 2021

Q: what value / cyclical suggestions do you have ETF wise?

Would one play a DOW ETF or the Russell?
or Canadian ETFs ?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 01, 2021

Q: Hey,

What would be some stocks and ETFs to watch during this rotation?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Bonnie on March 09, 2021

Q: I currently own XAW and XTR in my RRSP and looking to add some more Canadian ETFs/stocks for diversification. Have about 20 year time frame. Can you please recommend some?

Read Answer Asked by Fiona on February 05, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Team,

Thanks for all your excellent suggesstions/advice in the past and have made good returns.
The current allocation for ZIN in my RRSP is 3.5% and the value has increased by 25%. I was wondering if it is prudent to sell ZIN now and buy XGI so that I can DRIP and add the profits from ZIN to VUN.

Read Answer Asked by Ravindra on January 29, 2021

Q: What would be the best equal weight TSX ETF (CDN $) and also S&P (US dollars) Low fees for both.
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Maria on November 02, 2020

Q: I currently have a half a position in XGI and 65% are holdings in the USA.

Can you recommend similar industrial ETF's with more European /Global exposure and less USA

Thx

Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 14, 2020

Q: Tony Dwyer from Cannacord likes to refer to "banks and tanks" as good areas to be in when the economy eventually turns positive. I believe he's referring to the more cyclicals. Can you suggest both Cdn and US ETF's that would fit the bill. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Darcy on June 22, 2020

Q: 5i Hello,
I have these EFTs on my RRSP and not feeling happy with them, can you suggest some possible candidates I could switch to, or just sell them all and with profits buy CSU LSPD SHOP GOOG AMZN.
Thank
F

Read Answer Asked by Fernando on May 21, 2020

Q: In your portfolio analytics, you used to have A list of suggested etfs for each sector. I cannot find this list anymore. Has it been removed? Could you please provide a list of recommended etfs for each sector. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by satish on May 15, 2020

Q: Greetings!
I am looking to add some solid industrials weighting to my TFSA. 5 yr plus time frame. Can you offer your top 5 stocks , and top 5 Canadian focused ETFs please with rationale? Also, interested in any Canadian based ETFs that focus on US industrials. I could use some additional US focus, so how would your top picks in each ETF category compare with each other in terms of geographic region?

Read Answer Asked by KEN on February 19, 2020

Q: I will probably be purchasing ZIN shortly. Regarding the quarterly dividend, does it matter when I buy ZIN? I know the Ex div date is Dec 27, so I need to buy it before that, so it settles prior to or on Dec 26. And theoretically in an efficient market, the price of ZIN will drop the amount of the dividend ($0.13) on that date. What's your experience...does the ETF share price drop actually resemble the dividend amount?

Thanks...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on December 11, 2019

Q: 1. Could you please recommend stock or etf for global or USA real estate exposure. Well diversified TFSA, conservative investor.
2. Could you also please suggest how to reduce exposure in C Cyc space. and increase in Industrial. In C Cyc currently own own MG and NFI ( C Cyc / Industrial) and WSP in Industrial.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Hali on November 18, 2019

Q: I would liked to switch the focus of my investments from equities to ETF's. Could you give me some broad parameters for guidance.
Could you suggest 10 ETF's for starters. Mid to long term with medium risk.
Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Bruce on February 05, 2019

Q: I need to diversify outside of Canada, although I do have some individual US stocks.
1)What markets do you think will be the best - least volatile, some growth - over the next five years?
2) Can you recommend two etfs within those categories?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on January 11, 2019