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Q: Where do you see the greatest value in the market these days? Cdn Banks always seem like a go to when in doubt, ZWU also seems reasonably priced. Any thoughts on ETF's or specific companies that are positioned well? Thanks as usual.

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on July 19, 2021

Q: Hi group need more exposure to real estate and health care - could you recommend a few in each sector also a few ETF would be helpful. I have some ready cash to deploy but am a bit queasy about investing into todays market feels oversold? also India , South America are struggling with COVID what's you thoughts (leaning towards waiting until Virus is better controlled. Wait or jump in Appreciate your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 28, 2021

Q: Good morning,

Could you please suggest a couple ideas for tech and health care exposure within a TFSA. I hear there are advantages/disadvantages of different type of ETFs.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Steven on March 18, 2021

Q: Seasons Greetings, to you all,
In order to start my TFSA year of right can I get your opinion on a few of each Cdn. & U.S. stocks that may be considered MUST OWN in the Materials & Health sectors.
Also an alternate on ETF's?
Thanks for your usual good answers!

Read Answer Asked by Terry on January 12, 2021

Q: Hello gentleman and thanks for your wonderful service as always. I'm wondering if you can point me in the direction of your preferred ETF's for the tech industry and the pharma industry.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 18, 2020

Q: I am looking to add energy and health care coverage in my portfolio and am considering DUK, MDT. CVS, and XLV. Would these companies be at the top of your consideration list in their respective spaces. Is now an acceptable time to purchase or might it be prudent to await the fallout in the coming week after last week's corrective activity?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 09, 2020

Q: I have very little healthcare in my portfolio and also need to diversify geographically. There are so many opinions on what types of healthcare to invest in (drugs, medical devices (knees, hips), insurance, pharmacies, etc.) that I am struggling to jump in. What would be your top three healthcare related choices (outside Canada) to invest in for the long term.

Thank you for the great service you provide

Sean

Read Answer Asked by Sean on July 06, 2020

Q: To reduce my Tech Sector allocation I am planning on selling Microsoft(3% of my equity portfolio). Initially I was thinking of purchasing additional shares in VIG but have been also thinking about a US Healthcare ETF such as XLV. Comparing returns and fees for a long term hold which of these two ETFs would you recommend? Thank you for your input.

Read Answer Asked by Elizabeth on July 06, 2020

Q: I have a well diversified Canadian Stock portfolio. However, that being said, there are no Consumer, Technology or Health Care stocks in that portfolio.

Do you think that low cost, diversified, market weighted US ETFs XLP, XLY, XLK, XLV is a smart way to cover the sectors lacking in my portfolio.

Many Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by John on June 16, 2020

Q: Hi group I believe that Tech + health + gold will be the leaders when we come out of recession. Can you give me a list of 2 ETFs for each sector along with 2 individual stocks you like for Canada + USA. Am also interested you take on my sectors that will lead the recovery and should I start picking away or wait ??? (I believe the market are vastly overbought and does not factor in the economic reality that the virus is going to do to the market. Please deduct credits at your discretion.

Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 21, 2020

Q: It seems a lot of investors are trying to guess which pharmaceutical company will win the vaccine lottery. Assuming there is a vaccine developed by one of these private companies nobody knows what type of profit margin there will be. That seems like a high risk investment strategy to me. Logic suggests that the amount of money I, or my government, will spend to buy my COVID-19 vaccine will pale in comparison with the amount that will we will all spend on PPE, other medical equipment, hand sanitizer, etc, Rather than gamble on which company may win the vaccine lottery wouldn’t it make more sense to invest in XLV or other ETFs which include the companies that are guaranteed to benefit from all of this extra business?

Read Answer Asked by Alan on May 20, 2020

Q: Am needing to get more health exposure into my portfolio. So the question is with say 20 000 to invest, do you put it all into ZLV ETF or is there more growth potential by buying two or three quality stocks like JNJ, PFE and GILD.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on April 20, 2020