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Q: Is there a Canadian équivalent ETF ,or close to it,to this excellent sélection approach and choice of Cies like this US ETF?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 13, 2022
Q: Can I get your assessment on investing in ishares ETF US High Dividend (XHD) in my RRSP? If your opinion is unfavourable, do you have specifc stocks to recommend in its place?

thanks -John
Read Answer Asked by john on June 24, 2020
Q: Would appreciate your view on this etf as a long term hold for some relative safety and income using US dollars. Secondly what would you suggest as a Canadian dollar version of this etf holding a similar array of US large caps with a similar yield and low mer - would you recommend these for purchase or another pair instead - finally would you suggest averaging in for a fairly aggressive portfolio percentage (as high as 20%) or just buy and hold given the holdings -all the best - Ken
Read Answer Asked by Ken on September 19, 2019
Q: Greetings,
I currently own ZWH, XQQ, and VUN as part of my US focus in my portfolio. I am looking to add another name or two. Time frame 5+ years. I prefer to remain with Canadian ETFs investing in the US. First of all, do you see too much overlap here? I have room to add to all 3. Can you provide 3 stable dividend ETFs you might suggest to add and a couple of growth ETFs that might complement my current holdings? Thanks in advance. KEN
Read Answer Asked by KEN on August 28, 2019
Q: Hi 5i
I am completely new to the world of ETFs but, according to Portfolio Analytics (and I did know it was a good idea before being told, really I did) I need to add US and International exposure to my portfolio. I think the only reasonable way for me to do that given I don't/can't follow non-Canadian equity markets is through ETFs.
I would like to place 55K in US ETFs and 45K in International ETFs and this will, for now, comprise the entire non-Canadian portion of my portfolio.
I am not adverse to some above average risk and while I'd like income I'm more interested in growth.
In researching where to place this money I've concluded that I might not have the candle power necessary to make rational decisions about ETFs because of the distinct possibility of purchasing ETFs that hold the same or similar underlying equities from the same or similar geographies in the same or similar sectors (assuming I'm not just concentrating on discrete sectors). Left to my own devices I feel that I could very possibly purchase a little bundle of different ETFs that are all essentially but unintentionally quite similar.
My question is two-fold:
1. Is my concern about concentration valid or have I misinterpreted the lay of the land, and
2. Could you suggest 4 or 5 US ETFs and a similar # of International ETFs that I can consider and that won't have the type of overlap I'm worried about.
I realize this is a broad and general (and perhaps rambling) question - so please deduct as many credits as you think is warranted.
Thanks a lot!
Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 25, 2019
Q: I would like to add some income stocks or ETF's for the US side of my RIF that pay the income in US dollars. Income is the primary focus and growth is secondary. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks you.
Read Answer Asked by Hans on December 10, 2018
Q: Hi, could you please recommend:
A global dividend equity ETF
A global high dividend equity ETF
A US dividend ETF
A US high dividend equity ETF
In all cases traded on the TSX, also hedged to $CDN is preferred.
Deduct as many credits as required.
Read Answer Asked by Gary on October 24, 2018
Q: I am looking for a US dollar denominated ETF with a good yield and covering mostly large, stable companies. I was considering SPYV (I like the P/E, yield and expense ratio here) or DVY. Could I have your opinion on these choices? Do you have other suggestions?
Read Answer Asked by Brenda on July 03, 2018