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Q: Could you please provide me a list of your top 5 ETF funds for US equities.
Thanks,
c

Read Answer Asked by Claus on December 05, 2022

Q: I asked in a previous question if you favoured SPY or VIG, you sided with SPY. So brings me to SPY vs QQQ. Bat the average with SPY or gamble on the more tech heavy QQQ rebounding stronger and looking like a good buying opportunity. I am slightly underweight tech so would beef up my tech holdings as well

longterm hold, registered account, hybrid balanced/income follower.

Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 29, 2022

Q: I have a small RRSP account that is half in TXF.TO and half in US cash. I will not need access to this account for at least ten years. Overall, my portfolio is very diversified. But I am trying to decide what to do with this account. I was thinking 1) about putting the US cash into VOO 2) and/or selling TXF.TO and only holding VOO. My other thought was 3) putting the US cash into a US REIT or 4) a US ETF paying a good distribution. Would you have any thoughts? And if you think a US REIT or US ETF would be a good idea, could you provide a few suggestions? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kim on November 24, 2022

Q: For someone retiring in 10 years and looking to withdraw capital gains (already have high dividend payers)over the span of their retirement, what mid and large cap equities/ ETFs , including USA, would you suggest, in a non registered account . Thank-you

Read Answer Asked by Albert on November 08, 2022

Q: Good morning, what ETF's would you advise for a new portfolio today. Mid age investor, including sector allocations please. TFSA and Non reg'd accounts

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Laurence on October 31, 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: 1.For Canadian coverage would you choose xic, vcn or xiu?
2.Would it be worth putting half the total amount in one of the above(xic, vcn, or xiu)and the other half in vdy?
3.For the U,S. allocation should I choose vig or spy which both require payment in u.s. dollars which I don't have, or would it be adequate to simply choose vun.

Thanks in advance. I plan to hold these allotments for many years and I appreciate dividends but do not need them for my living expenses.

Read Answer Asked by Astrid on September 20, 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: 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: My wife and I treat our individual accounts as a single portfolio. Based on the Portfolio Analytics we are significantly underweight on the US and rest of the world. We have on RRSP representing 12% of the portfolio that will be converted to a RRIF next year that we would like to simplify. We will maintain 40% - 50% in fixed income, but would like to invest the rest in equity ETFs with holdings outside of Canada. Could you please suggest one or two ETF for exposure to each of the US and the rest of the world. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on May 31, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

I am fortunate enough to have added the following big tech names to my portfolio recently. I currently do not hold an ETF although have been considering SPY as I have about 20k US at my disposal. Or take advantage of other big names currently on sale?

Do you feel thereís better ETFís since I currently have full positions of itís top 5 holdings?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Nick on May 31, 2022

Q: My son has uninvested $ in his RRSP, and no other investments at all. Can you suggest 3-4 positions to get him started? He'd like something that he doesn't have to pay too much attention to. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kim on May 26, 2022

Q: I am contributing to my RRSP. I have a maxed out TFSA and also have a non-registered account. I am trying to stay fairly diversified in terms of sector. (and am happy with that mix currently). What I would like to do, is focus on the US in my RRSP for tax considerations. My US exposure is currently low.
Questions: Can you suggest some ETFS or Index Funds that take advantage of the tax situation and are favourably priced right now? Should I contribute to the RRSP in $Can or $US? Is there an advantage to either? 5-10 year time frame.

Thank you for your great service!
KEN

Read Answer Asked by KEN on February 07, 2022