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Q: I currently have exposure to CEW, which has an MER of 0.61% and a monthly distribution yield of 3.03%. Are there any alternatives to CEW that have a lower expense ratio and higher yield?

Read Answer Asked by Shobhit on January 14, 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: 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,
Tak

Read Answer Asked by Tak on October 12, 2021

Q: Good morning,
Given that CEW includes Banks and Lifecos' and assuming that low interest rates will be with us for some time, I would appreciate your thoughts about selling CEW for tax loss harvesting purposes and purchasing either an exclusively bank ETF such as ZEB or purchasing two banks with the proceeds of the CEW sale. Also, could you also recommend two banks that you would recommend purchasing at some point with the proceeds of the CEW sale. Thank you.
Francesco

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on March 31, 2020

Q: In February of each year, iShares attributes a significant amount of Non-Cash Re-Investment of Capital Gains for the previous year for holders of CEW. For tax year 2018, it was about $0.533 per unit (roughly 4.3% of unit value). This increases my average cost, so when I sell it in my cash account, my capital gain is reduced (or loss is increased) an equivalent amount. I don't mind this too much in a taxable account.
1. However, If CEW is held in a registered account or a TFSA, am I correct in believing this non-cash reinvestment offers no advantage whatsoever?
2. Why don't these ETFs simply issue a cash distribution? That would benefit owners irrespective of which type of account the units are held in.

Read Answer Asked by Edward on April 02, 2019

Q: Could you please confirm for me that the following stocks qualify for the dividend tax credit.
$BAM.a, $CGX, $ENB, $WSP, $SLF, $BCE, $CNR, $MG and the ETF $CEW.

Thanks as always,

Vater

Read Answer Asked by Valter on January 24, 2017