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Q: Given recent corrections, which ETFs (both Canada and US) are worth watching/stepping into to take advantage of the sales.

Read Answer Asked by Hua on December 16, 2021

Q: Dear 5i,
I would like to spice-up my portfolios with small allocations to some small/mid-cap/thematic/sector ETFs. The Active ETF's can be sold on a US or CDN exchange and the holdings can be in any country. Can you suggest as many as you can so I can do some further research. (ie ARK products look interesting to me)

thanks for your suggestions

Read Answer Asked by Ian on July 31, 2020

Q: Could you please suggest a replacement for these mutual funds. I have been told these funds have a high MER and I should investigate other options. A switch to ETF's may be an option too.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on July 29, 2020

Q: From a tax perspective, does it make a difference where I hold XUU? I'd like to put it in a non-registered account but I'm wondering whether there is a tax benefit to put it in my RSP.


Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 20, 2020

Q: I'm trying to create an Index portfolio and I have allocated 35% to the U.S. through the iShares Core S&P 500 Index (IVV). Of that 35%, I am looking at adding exposure to mid cap and small cap U.S. companies to generate more growth. Do you agree with this strategy. I plan to retain a 27% weighting in the IVV and add 5% to a mid cap ETF and 3% to a small cap ETF. I am leaning towards the IJH and IJR due to the low fees.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on January 30, 2017

Q: I know 5i often recommends IWO for US small cap exposure, but what are your thoughts on IJH (Ishares S&P Midcap 400)? This etf caught my attention just before putting in an IWO buy order. By comparison over 1, 3, 5, & 10 year periods this midcap ETF has consistently outperformed, has higher volume, a higher dividend, and appears less volatile. Am I missing something, or could it possibly be a better option than combining 2 small & large cap ETFs for US exposure. Thx again as always.

Read Answer Asked by Ron on December 09, 2016