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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: Hey,

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


Read Answer Asked by Bonnie on March 09, 2021

Q: Hello,
Would appreciate your suggestions on a couple of good low fee ETF's for commodities

Read Answer Asked by Darryl on March 04, 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: 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: Hi Peter, Ryan, and team,

My wife's TFSA consists of the above holdings. NFI is down 73.4%, and XMA is a tiny holding where we park cash (no commission with iTrade). The others are doing well, but perhaps they're not the best when held in a TFSA. Are there any outright sells, and what suggestions do you have to employ the possible cash? We'd like a bit more oomph from this account. Your advice is very valuable.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on August 17, 2020

Q: I am looking for basic material exposure in either ZMT XBM XMA XLB or VAW. What would be your pick for a comeback in basic material.

Read Answer Asked by James on July 16, 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: I am agnostic to the gold metal and gold miners. My question is in two folds.

What would you propose to compensate my Basic Materials exposure. I have none and the Portfolio Analysis propose having some exposure. I am invested for the long term. IShares propose XMA under performing the general markets for 3-5 and 10 years return. This year is a boon for long time holders.
Second question:
What is the rational for holding an asset with historical little return? Mr. Buffet is also agnostic to gold with proven record.
Deduct credits as deemed appropriate.
Thank you for your explanations easy to learn from .

Read Answer Asked by Yves on December 10, 2019

Q: The Canadian materials ETF "XMA" seems to have broken resistance from 2017-2018. I see that 50% of its constituents are gold and silver streamers, plus, gold mining companies. I think I like this ETF as a lower-stress asset to bet on precious metals going higher, but instead of betting only on gold miners with XGD, XMA holds other sectors like metal miners. My question is.... what do you think about the other 50% in that ETF? Are those other companies also looking good/better?

Read Answer Asked by Matt on July 22, 2019

Q: I hold Teck and Nutrien with the balance of my resource holdings in XMA. I have an equal amount of funds in each. I am considering selling XMA to purchase LIF. I know this will give me less diversity, but Teck and Nutrien are major weights in XMA which is otherwise heavy in gold stocks with low dividends and weak growth. At least LIF would give me decent dividends. What do you think? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Ken on April 27, 2018