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Q: What ETF's do you recommend for dividends and growth for:
1. Canadian coverage
2. US coverage but in $CAD.
3. Europe coverage but in $CAD
4. Asia coverage but in $CAD

Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 05, 2023

Q: Hello 5i,

With the rise in the USD and decline in Asian and European stocks and ETF's, is this a good time to purchase ETF's for those zones with the anticipation that the ETF's will increase if the usd declines in value in the next 2-3 years?

If so, can you recommend one ETF for each zone for the cdn and us exchanges?

Thank you.
Debbie and Jerry

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on August 17, 2022

Q: I would like to invest 50 thousand in a etf or two investing outside of Canada. Please give a couple o f recommendations and a specific country or investment idea you would consider attractive at this time as well. I already own US banks through ZBK as well as Alibaba. Do you consider XID attractive at this time? THANKYOU I have been well pleased with 5i over the years and consider your advice a good investment.

Read Answer Asked by John on November 03, 2021

Q: May I please have the names of 3 or 4 recommended non-North American, non-European ETFs and one European ETF?
With appreciation,

Read Answer Asked by Ed on April 21, 2021

Q: I need to increase my Global ETF or ETFs (ex- North America) exposure. I currently have some VIU but am wondering if I should consider a couple geographic areas: Europe, Asia, Japan etc. My preference would be something I can hold in CAD non-hedged and preferred non covered call.

Read Answer Asked by Sandy on October 29, 2020

Q: looking to add Asian exposure in developed countries to my portfolio via an indexed fund . Suggestions please .

Read Answer Asked by darcy on June 24, 2019

Q: Do you like VA or better to invest in a different ETF? I own only this ETF and AFG Global Dividend Fund. The VA ETF has not performed that well and wonder if I should invest a better overall global ETF? If so what would be your recommendation?


Read Answer Asked by on June 12, 2019

Q: Morning 5iResearch Team,

Would you please recommend an ETF/ETFs with focus on Asian markets, e.g. Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Vietnam, etc. traded in either Toronto or New York.
Great work guys and Happy New Year...

Read Answer Asked by Harry on December 31, 2017

Q: Is there any single ETF with significant holdings in Japan,India and China?
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Philip on October 31, 2017

Q: Greetings 5i,

I am looking to add some ETF exposure to the developed Asian markets (I currently have no exposure to this region), and am leaning towards VA. Does this sound like a reasonable choice to you, or is there another ETF you feel would be more appropriate.

I am 35 years old, am a fairly conservative investor, and have a preference for long term holds with as much diversification as possible. I already have ETF exposure to America (TDB), Europe (VE), and Emerging markets (VEE). This addition would take my overall portfolio to 30 holdings.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Lucas on August 23, 2017

Q: I am considering one of Vanguards developed Asian Pacific developed countries etf. They are vah or veh. veh is hedged. Which do you prefer for a 5 year hold? I am a conservative investor and I am some what concerned about the Canadian dollar. Which would give the better performance over the indicated time frame? Thanx.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on October 17, 2016