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Q: Please recommend a few health care investments.
Read Answer Asked by Susan on April 19, 2024
Q: Hi Group can you make me a list of 10 best (sleep at night)ETFs (one for each sector) c/w 5 year dividend % . I want to buy them and forget about trading or sell foe the next 10 yrs. Can be US or Cad ...Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Terence on March 27, 2024
Q: Which sector will perform the best in 2024 ? Based on this answer , which fund should be purchased among the ones mentioned (or a fund representing another sector not mentioned in my question) ?
Read Answer Asked by georges on January 19, 2024
Q: I have been holding this for 2 years and it has not done much and is still down 20% even with the recent upswing in the market. Can I have your opinion on this stock and on healthcare in general (minus Canada)? if I decide to sell for a loss, what do you think about replacing it with a healthcare etf such as XLV- would XLV have the same upside potential as SNN? if not, can you recommend a replacement?
Read Answer Asked by Mary on December 20, 2023
Q: Given a career move, my daughter (30 Years old) recently moved her pension money from HOOPP into a LIRA and RRSP. Given she has 30+ years to retirement, can you suggest a handful of ETFs that provide both sector and international exposure? Currently considering XAW for some of the monies. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Ronnie on December 08, 2023
Q: My question yesterday did not seem to go through as it did not show up in "My Questions".
In reading your newsletter "What Investments to hold in your TFSA or RRIF" - I hold the above 4 ETF's in my TFSA and was wondering if they should be in this account?
I interpret your information as they should not be in an TFSA.
Read Answer Asked by Terry on November 23, 2023
Q: I have the above ETF's in my TFSA and am wondering if these belong in a TFSA? On reading your newsletter "Investments to hold in your TFSA" , I interpreted this to mean they do not belong in the TFSA. Am I right?
Thanks for your response.
Read Answer Asked by Terry on November 23, 2023
Q: Pls ahare your favorite health stocks or ETFs. I am looking for growth - medium risk. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by gary on July 18, 2023
Q: Could you please recommend a US Dividend ETF (in US $), preferably with a Dividend of 4% or more. Also US Dividend Healthcare ETF. What is a good entry point for each? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Pat on June 21, 2023
Q: Do you think it worthwhile to buy both of these holdings (i.e. 3-4% each in an otherwise reasonably well-diversified portfolio) for the sake of making the best use of their respective growth/dividend potential? Their high degree of correlation seems the one factor mitigating against this strategy.
Read Answer Asked by David on June 07, 2023
Q: Good Morning
Would like your opinion on the Harvest Health Care ETFs? Need to increase health care in portfolio. Is there another way to invest in health care that you would be preferable?
Would it be advisable to be Hedged or Un-Hedged?
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Heather on May 11, 2023
Q: I hold JNJ, PFE and CVS in the health care sector. Are JNJ and PFE sufficiently different to warrant holding both? Would you recommend an alternative (and for which one)?
Read Answer Asked by Benjamin on May 01, 2023
Q: the above are my healthcare holdings in my RRIF. I need to add but am wondering about eliminating individual stocks for an ETF with a higher income component. Any suggestions both on the move and the ETFS

Read Answer Asked by Tom on April 26, 2023
Q: I know that you have suggested the US for healthcare sector exposure given the somewhat limited opportunities in Canada. I struggle a bit with the single company risks in the sector given the possible reversals in fortune with political policy decisions, failures with trials and products in the pipeline, lawsuits etc. etc. Can you suggest two or three ETFs that cover the the entire Healthcare universe (devices, pharmaceuticals, biotech, health insurance carriers and/or whatever else makes up the sector) reasonably well. Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on March 09, 2023
Q: Hi Peter and Staff

A while back you recommended this as an ETF with a very low mer . I believe the MER was .1 of 1%?. I have two questions

1. Is this an actively managed ETF or just an index replica based on market cap of the stocks owned?
2. For RESP's just starting out, is this a good way to gain the health care allocation as opposed to picking "the winning horse" due to trading fees ?

Thanks for all you do
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on February 02, 2023
Q: If you were to consider 5 sector ETFs based on current price and future prospects, what would they be?

Please recommend your favourite ETF for each on the TSX unless it's only available in USD.

Would the beaten down USA sector (eg. XUU) be part of your thinking?

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on January 31, 2023
Q: Apparently, there are 11 major sectors in the S&P (Global Industry Classification Standard). Could you please list one ETF to best represent EACH major sector of the S&P? For example, would IUIT best represent the entire Info Tech sector of the S&P? It seems the SPDR funds are much more specific than the 11 GICS sectors:
Information Technology
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Communication Services
Consumer Staples
Real Estate

Thank you very much.
Read Answer Asked by Toge on January 19, 2023
Q: Hi Peter,
I don't have any positions in the Health Care sector. Please provide a few suggestions, either stocks and/or ETFs, for both Canada and USA. I would like the Buy and Hold for say 5 years or more strategy.
Many thanks,
Read Answer Asked by Roger on December 19, 2022