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Q: My Grandsons are 3 &1 old. They have 43% ZUT, 35% VFV, 21% ZWB and 0.9% their present RESP. I am looking for thoughts for the coming year deposit.
My thought are add to VFV (not enough now to reinvest),add a Reit ETF like TGRE or add an telecom ETF. I can not find a telecom ETF in Canada so maybe an alternative would be T.
All thoughts would be much appreciated.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by David on March 22, 2023

Q: Hello, I'm 58 and debt free as of today. I have a small retirement savings in RRSP as well as LIRA. I have started a Questrade account with only one ETF, HHL, harvest Healthcare because of the good dividend. Should I continue with this one ETF ongoing or do you think I should look at other ETF's? I am happy with the projected return over the next few years but am open to hearing any suggestions that would improve my overall position? Thank you in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Domenic on March 10, 2023

Q: Hi there,

I've been reading up on the US vs International stock cycle as of late. It appears as the cycle of under and over performance tends to happen in cycles. Obviously no one can predict the future, but do you think International will outperform over the next few years considering where are are in the economic cycle, rates, valuations etc? Can I please have your thoughts?


Read Answer Asked by Michael on January 23, 2023

Q: Looking for recommendations for growth to add into RESP with cash to deploy for a full position. Earliest withdrawal timeline for funds in 12 years and could stretch for 20. Already holding SHOP, CSU, VFV, HDIF.

Read Answer Asked by Ryan on January 20, 2023

Q: With a 5yr time horizon would you recommend splitting money over 3 etfs; rep. Utilities, tech, financials. Or, one etf VOO or a cad equivalent with spaced purchases over the course of a year. If suggestion is 3 etfs, could you please suggest some names in each of the three sectors. Thanks a lot.

Read Answer Asked by Lesley on January 12, 2023

Q: Hi Peter.
Can you suggest a few stocks/ETF's with good long term potential ?

Read Answer Asked by HARRY on January 09, 2023

Q: Hi, can you suggest a few ETF'S and covered call ETF'S to put in a self directed RRIF, providing income and some growth. I know you're not keen on giving specific portfolio construction, IE, everyones circumstances are different, I would really appreciate just a few ideas for core holdings.
Thank's James

Read Answer Asked by James on January 09, 2023

Q: Hello:

Child turning 18 later this month. For initial $6500 to TFSA would VEQT be better than US only VFV? Very long time horizon and I never bet against USA!

Other options for long term growth?


Read Answer Asked by Marilou on January 06, 2023

Q: Happy Holidays!! Two part question - What are your thoughts on index funds, I don’t think I see any in your portfolios.

I read some commentary sometimes how some “professional investors” say they are better than stocks, for as the stock market goes up the index funds will too, but stocks don’t always rise when the market does. I do see the counter argument there too.

And assuming you’re not opposed to them, you which ones would you recommend?

Please take 2-3 credits, as that was a long question.



Read Answer Asked by Cam on January 06, 2023

Q: Hi 5i Team,

I am in the process of setting up an investment account for my nephew and would like to stick to indexes for the time being until he is comfortable with individual equities.

Given the current market climate and your best guess, what % would you attribute in a portfolio (out of 100%) to the following indices: VFV, XQQ, XIC, IWO, XGRO. Please feel free to suggest any other index that was not mentioned in the list above.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by David on December 23, 2022

Q: These are my holding inside my TFSA. I am 25 years old and would like to know your opinion on this Portfolio and if you think these are good longterm holdings or if they could be replaced with a better investment (please indicate what company you would replace with). Also witch companies would you consider a Buy in 2023 from these holdings for my 6,500$ contribution room.


Read Answer Asked by Bob on December 14, 2022