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Q: Could you pls provide ETFs for dividend and capital growth over the next 12 months for each of:
Communications Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financial, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, and Utilities?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 19, 2023
Q: I hold some cash at present, and would like to take advantage of the dividend tax credit to reduce tax on dividend income. Can you suggest 5 or 6 ETF's that hold mostly Canadian stocks, and that have a distribution of over 7.5% consisting primarily of eligible dividends, and based on their holdings, you would consider to have a safe distribution going forward? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Will on March 10, 2023
Q: Hi,
O&G sector is taking a beating!
Is this downtrend going to be sustained or short lived?
What is your prediction going forward for the O&G sector in general? For the medium term, say one year.
Add to one's position or shed some or stay the course?
The perma oil bulls like Eric Nuttal are saying stay positive! Others especially Technical Analysts seem to be ringing warning bells.
Curious to know where you stand.
Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on December 13, 2022
Q: Hi,
What do you think about the so called "windfall tax"? If O&G companies are going to be taxed for share buy backs, is it good or bad news for the shareholders? Should I add to my already held positions or sell and lighten up a little?
I saw briefly on Twitter feed Eric Nuttall thinks it's actually one of the few taxes that can be good for O&G stocks. I couldn't find his entire statement. So forgive me if I am misquoting Eric.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on November 04, 2022
Q: What is your opinion of this ETF for a core long term holding for exposure to the oil and gas industry? Is the MER high/low in your opinion. What alternatives if any would you suggest? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on June 07, 2022
Q: Can you suggest some good options in this sector. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by gary on April 29, 2022
Q: If I had to buy only one energy ETF, which would you choose?

If I had to buy only one large cap energy stock, which would you choose?

If I had to buy only one mid cap energy stock, which would you choose?

Your thoughts on TVE please.
Read Answer Asked by V on February 08, 2022
Q: My unregistered investment account has a 50% core of VEQT and 5 equally weighted satellites; CEW, VGG, XSU, ZEO and ZQQ. I am considering overweighting CEW and ZEO. Do you think this is a good idea, would you use some of the other satellites or just stick with equal weighting. I would like to maximize the return without unduly increasing the risk. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Richard on January 09, 2022
Q: Hello folks:

Trying to understand the fees and performances for these ETFs. How come the fees for HXE is so low?! 0.27 as opposed to 0.61 for XEG? and ZEO and of course 1.50 for Ninepoints.(Understandable as it is active mgmt ETF and has a lot of turnover) On fees alone HXE ought to be a winner, no? Yet the results according to the websites don't reflect this...HXE only marginally better compared to XEG. ZEO lags so much. Am I missing something here?
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on November 16, 2021
Q: Hi Team,
Could you suggest Canadian ETFs of the following sectors for Senior incomes :
1 /Reit 2/ Utility 3/Prefer 4/Bank/Financial 5/Energy.
Please deduct as many question credit as needed.
Thanks as always,
Read Answer Asked by Tak on October 12, 2021
Q: I own XEI, ALA, and TOUr but little oil.

I'm hoping to buy base metals and oil in an CDN etf. Do you think this is a good idea and what would you recommend?
I'm hoping to buy base metals and oil in an US etf. Do you think this is a good idea and what would you recommend?
Read Answer Asked by Graeme on June 03, 2021
Q: Can you name some Canadian ETF's which will benefit from the switch into materials or oil and gas or value rather than growth and safety? And can you rank them please? And give reasons for buying or not buying?

I know that's a lot to ask but I am interested in your assessment

Thanks for your help as usual
Read Answer Asked by christianne on February 26, 2021
Q: Hi 5i ,
I plan to increase my exposure to oil and agriculture. while doing my research, valuations and the RSIs have increased substantially. For example, provides the following Alerts for LUN and TECK.B -"Stochastic Overbought Reversal' which I assume means that a reversal can happen any day. I assume that some holders are likely to take some profit soon. Most of what I have read says that you should wait for the RSI to come down but I also understand that the RSI can remain elevated for some time. Should I wait? or could these sectors be on a tear?
Please advise and thank you for your help
Read Answer Asked by Mary on January 14, 2021
Q: What would be the best equal weight TSX ETF (CDN $) and also S&P (US dollars) Low fees for both.
Read Answer Asked by Maria on November 02, 2020