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Q: I am considering sell GUD and buying IBB and/or IHI and/or VEEV and/or GH. Risk is not an issue and I am okay with US stocks as well as Canadian. Your comments would be appreciated.

Thanks for your service

Read Answer Asked by Ozzie on October 04, 2021

Q: In our “balanced portfolio” we have decided to go to US stocks for our healthcare allocation. Currently holding MDT, VEEV and GH. Are these reasonable holdings? We like a concentrated portfolio so only have these 3 as our healthcare stocks. Would you suggest any changes or potentially a new 4th position? We are buy and hold growth investors looking at greater than 10 years until we would require these funds.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on September 22, 2021

Q: Hi group I am light on Health care + Manufacturing stocks what are your top 3 recommendations in both stocks / ETFs and why Thanks for your guidance

Read Answer Asked by Terence on August 11, 2021

Q: I am looking to invest in an ETF for a period of 5 to 10 years and have a medium to high risk tolerance. Can you suggest 5 to 10 ETFs that should be considered? Thank you very much

Read Answer Asked by Don on July 22, 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: Hi Group I am presently light on Health care (GUD - HMMJ - Doc) total is 2% of my portfolio) can you suggest a couple of etfs + Stocks to balance my portfolio . I believe health care is a must own sector do you agree Thanks for your guidance

Read Answer Asked by Terence on March 18, 2021

Q: I am considering IHI; Costco; Navidia; Facebook; Microsoft and JPMorgan as a mini etf for my U.S. funds. Would you add/replace and or delete any of these?
Would you consider Google as an alternative or addition to the above.
I have $10,000 u.s. for this package of stocks.

Read Answer Asked by ed on March 08, 2021

Q: Portfolio Analytics is suggesting a 10% weighting in Healthcare. Currently I have Well & Gud , each slightly less than 1%, so for the remaining 8ish % I would like to choose 3 to 4 others (US or Can) Dividend is not necessary. Would appreciate your input into whittling down what seems to be a surfeit of good choices. Also, your thoughts about entry points
Many thanks, as always.

Read Answer Asked by Alexandra on February 25, 2021

Q: Recently in response to questions, 5iR provided  target sector weightings for a dividend conservative portfolio and also for a balanced portfolio.
For my income portfolio, with a target sector weight of 10% for Communications, I have a position of 3.50% in BCE and, for health care, with a target sector weight of 10%, I have no positions. What are some Cdn and US stocks and ETF, even in Cdn dollars, would you suggest I consider.

When it comes to the balance portfolio, the communication target sector weight of 5%, I have at position of 3.00% in Telus and in the case of health care, with a target sector weighting of 10% (say in US stocks), I hold no positions. Again, what are some US stocks and ETF, even in Cdn dollars, would you suggest I consider.

Yes this is two questions in please deduct two credits............Again, Thanks........Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on January 19, 2021

Q: I'm also looking for some exposure to Healthcare. Not many options in Canada. I use to own Medtronic, Abbott and United Health. Are those good places to start in the U.S? Can you rank them in order of preference? Any others that seem appealing? I'd like to stay away from the stocks surrounding the vaccine since they seem speculative at the moment.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on December 29, 2020

Q: Can you suggest some eft's for the above sectors? Do have a couple tech companies in my portfolio such as Lightspeed and Shopify, but no "big" ones like Google, Apple etc. and WELL and PRN. Would like to find ETF's which may help to broaden my exposure in these sectors.

Read Answer Asked by Colleen on December 21, 2020

Q: I do not have any Health Care and am looking for an ETF. What is your opinion of ZUH.CA. How would you rate the BMO ETF's? What other two Health Care ETF's should be considered.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Nadine on November 13, 2020

Q: I am looking for US health exposure (growth) and was considering GH, VEEV, TDOC. I already own ZUH, XHC, IBB, IHI. Would you suggest adding to what I already own or would you buy 1 or all 3 of GH, VEEV, TDOC. If you have other recommendations, please include the stocks.
Thanks for your service

Read Answer Asked by Ozzie on October 08, 2020

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: Hi,

1)What 2 sectors of the economy (not technology) would u be most confident of appreciating in the next five years? Consumer discretionary? Healthcare? Utilities? Banks?
2) I'm a medium risk investor looking a for a US etf with reasonable beta and sustainable growth. Can u suggest 2 or 3? It can have some tech but not be mainly tech as I already own AMZN, Apple, Netflix, Zoom, Shop.
3) Are there any CDN version etf's that cover the same sectors of the US? Can you suggest 2 or 3?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on September 17, 2020

Q: Hi 5i team,
Could you please recommend ETFs that invest primarily in US small/mid cap biotech, medical equipment/pharma and digital/IT companies? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Willie on September 14, 2020