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Q: Can you please tell me a bit more about ZDV, especially about the rule-based methodology including minimum 3-year dividend growth, pay out ratios and yield (read this in the G&M)? ZDV has more financials - is this a good time to hold more Bank stocks? Would ZDV be a good compliment to CDZ that I already hold?
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 17, 2022

Q: Can gou compare and contrast these 2 etfs. I've always held CDZ and paid the higher MER on the basis that research backs dividend growers performing better in the long run. However VDY seems to be performing as good or better. Considering a switch to take advantage of the lower mer and thus higher divided yield.

Read Answer Asked by Husseinali on November 01, 2022

Q: Can you compare and contrast these 2 etfs. I've always leaned towards CDZ on the basis that the research shows dvd growers perform statistically better in the long run and thus also paying the higher MER was worth doing. However it seems VDY is performing as good or better and provides a higher dvd stream. I'm thinking I should swap.

Read Answer Asked by Husseinali on October 28, 2022

Q: Hi, my RRSP and TFSA are maxed out with VOO and QQQ. I would like to build non-registered account with some dividend ETFs. What would you buy and what % would you apply to each ? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Yasushi on October 06, 2022

Q: Hi Guys,

My son is opening his first RRSP and is looking for a basket of ETF's with a bit of a longer term horizon. What would you recommend?

Thanks,

Read Answer Asked by john on September 23, 2022

Q: How would you suggest a 70+ participate in this market,if at all?

Read Answer Asked by TERRY on September 19, 2022

Q: Could you suggest a few dividend focused ETFs for a taxable account to 'park' money that will not be needed for a few years ? I purchased UTIL because I liked its holdings but am concerned about its trading volume. I already own XEI and ZDV.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on September 07, 2022

Q: Hi
I am considering the smith manoeuvre and would prefer to invest in an etf rather than individual stocks because of the benefits of diversification. I would appreciate if you can share your thoughts on a few ets that would qualify and would also be less of a hassle in reconciling the ROC and ACB during tax time. I would appreciate your insight in smith manoeuvre using and etf rather that dividend paying stocks. I am in the 50% marginal tax rate. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Sandak on September 07, 2022

Q: I'm looking to increase the dividends in my portfolio and wonder if there is an ETF that you would recommend for dividends?

thanks as always,
Paula

Read Answer Asked by Paula on August 22, 2022

Q: Hello,

Please recommend some total market ETFs for the Canadian market, the American Market, for growth, for income, and/or the best overall in your opinion.

Thanks,

Mark

Read Answer Asked by Mark on August 02, 2022

Q: I am 80 and I have 85 k in my TFSA . Iam looking to invest in Fix income . What would you suggest ?

Read Answer Asked by charlie on July 27, 2022

Q: For a ultra conservative retired income based investor can you please give us your 10 best portfolio building blocks starting a new portfolio?...many thanks...

Read Answer Asked by adam on June 10, 2022

Q: How would you invest 40K USD (which stocks and/or ETF's) in a balanced way, to limit downside risk, but maximize capital appreciation over the next 1-3 years. What timing would you use to make this investment. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Charles on June 10, 2022

Q: I am currently managing my TFSA/RRSP funds and some money outside of registered accounts, which are largely individual stocks. With the market volatility, potential recession and war in Ukraine, I am finding it more difficult to keep on top of the individual stocks and am therefore considering going to ETF's. I am a year away from retirement but would be ok with more risk in the TFSA/RRSP's.
Could you please suggest 5 ETF's for the registered accounts and 5 ETF's for the non-registered accounts.
Thank you,
Jacquie

Read Answer Asked by Jacquie on June 02, 2022

Q: Dear 5i
The above noted ETFs are the ones i commonly use in my RRSP , TFSA and non registered accts .
CDZ and ZLB are used for CDN content and the rest for US content.
I believe there is probably some redundancy in these and was wondering which ETFs could be left out .
Which ETFs would you use for RRSPs , which for the TFSAs and which for the non-registered acct .?
Thanks
Bill C

Read Answer Asked by Bill on May 25, 2022

Q: What ETFs/mutual funds ( not limited to Canadian equities ) would you recommend for a young couple (in their early 30s) for their TFSA. It will be for a long term hold. If more than 1 ETF is advised, what percentage in each ETF. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Teresa on April 22, 2022