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Q: New retiree caught with pants down. Need to sell some stuff in RIF to cover current cash needs. Horrible position to be in with current market. Lesson learnt. Maybe (tough to be on the sidelines in a bull market)
Please help with sell sequence, which I guess should be based on which of these holdings is least likely to see near term growth from here OR which is most susceptible to further declines in near future??

Please list in order starting with the holdings you think should be sold first, ending with the holdings you think should be retained longest, and advise your rationale. All will need to be liquidated by mid 2023

Your crystal ball will be better than mine.



Read Answer Asked by Jim on July 21, 2022

Q: Two part question, deduct as many points as you like.

I'm just wondering if anyone at 5I has glanced at the 195 page(!!) short report that Spruce Point put out last week on Stryker. Anything in particular to be concerned about? I own it in my RRSP, and have been slowly adding to my position. It is the only stock that I own in the health care sector.

Also, what would be your top pick, CA or US in this sector, if I wanted to diversify my portfolio?

Thank you for all that you do.

Read Answer Asked by Ed on April 12, 2022

Q: Hello,

My portfolio is currently underweight in healthcare and I am looking to add either ZUH or XHC. My goal is long-term growth rather than income, so I think either of these would be a better fit than HHL or LIFE. Looking through past questions, it seems that your preference has been for XHC due to its greater diversification, global exposure, and better valuations of its underlying holdings.

I was wondering if you would still prefer XHC over ZUH? Or has the current pullback done anything to alter your view on these ETFs?

Thank you for thoughts and for the excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on January 28, 2022

Q: Recommendations from portfolio analytics indicated i should increase my holdings in healthcare and industrials. Please provide your comments on XHC, XGI and WSP. Are there other options that i should consider?
I am considering investing in sector specific ETFs. What are comments on SOXQ and IWO.US? Are there specific sectors that are expected to show high growth in the next few years?

Read Answer Asked by Don on December 07, 2021

Q: I am looking to finally replace the following mutual funds held in a self admin RSP account, to equivalent ETFs.
FID269 - Fid Monthly Inc;
FID5973 - Fid Global Innovation;
FID207 - Fid Global Concentrated Equity;
RBC460 - Sel Bal Ptf
TDB2760 - Td Retirement Balance
TDB652 - Td Global Entertainment & communication
TDB976 - Td Health Science
TDB2580 Td Tactical Monthly Inc
My goal is to replace these mutual funds with long term, high yielding where possible, low MER, CDN or US $ equivalent ETFs. Please provide 2 or 3 suggestions for each. Please deduct as many credit s as need.
Thank you for all the invaluable investment help you provide.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on October 15, 2021

Q: I own ZUH and XHC and am thinking of selling them to buy HHL for the big dividend that HHL pays (8.61%) . Is this a good idea? Or am I trading growth potential for dividends and could I actually be making a mistake?

Read Answer Asked by David on October 08, 2021

Q: Are there Healthcare ETF's in Canada and in the U.S. that you might recommend? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on October 06, 2021

Q: I have reviewed these two ETF for Healthcare sector allocation using CDN funds and wonder what 5iís preference would be between the two and why your preference. My Healthcare sector currently is made up with small caps GUD and WELL and the 13% or so of VFV and VIG ETFs

Read Answer Asked by Elizabeth on March 25, 2021

Q: Hi,
Could you recommend a Canadian ETF which covers international tech companies with no or very little Canadian or American content.
In the healthcare field which one would you recommend between XHC and ZUH?
Finally what is your opinion of HHL and LIFE.
Thank you. Steve

Read Answer Asked by STEVE on February 09, 2021

Q: I own XHC in a registered account. No heathcare in my non-registered account, looking to pick up 2-4% position. GUD and WELL have lots of info in the reports, similar comments on cash and acqisition strategy but the charts are very different. What one would you prefer for 4% or 2% each? Any others that I should consider / review?

Read Answer Asked by Travis on January 04, 2021

Q: I do not have any Health Care and am looking for an ETF. What is your opinion of ZUH.CA. How would you rate the BMO ETF's? What other two Health Care ETF's should be considered.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Nadine on November 13, 2020

Q: Is there a good ETF that covers the US large pharmaceuticals, either hedged or not? And if so which way is better right now?

Read Answer Asked by Shirley on November 11, 2020

Q: I am looking for US health exposure (growth) and was considering GH, VEEV, TDOC. I already own ZUH, XHC, IBB, IHI. Would you suggest adding to what I already own or would you buy 1 or all 3 of GH, VEEV, TDOC. If you have other recommendations, please include the stocks.
Thanks for your service

Read Answer Asked by Ozzie on October 08, 2020