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Q: Regarding the T1135 form, my understanding is that by owning both ILF (U.S. ETF) and Vale (ADR), they would need to be declared (i.e. not exempt from reporting) above the $100,000 threshold correct? I believe this is true unless they are held within an RRSP or a TFSA, in which case both would be exempt.

On the other hand, ETF's with foreign holdings that are created by Canadian institutions such as the BMO's ZEM would also be exempt from reporting, even if that one was held within an open account.

If the above is true, is there a Canadian-based alternative to the ILF ETF ? I would like to have some exposure to Latin America. ZEM, for instance, has holdings I'm not really interested in.

Read Answer Asked by James on January 04, 2023

Q: Hello, What major company would you suggest the produces iron? Seeing as the war in Ukraine is reducing the supply from the side of the world. Other than Brazil, is there a major player in North America you would recommend and why? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by pietro on December 21, 2022

Q: With physical battery grade Nickel stockpiles emptying do you have any recommendations for producers or an ETF that would be a good investment on the Canada or the US stock market?

Read Answer Asked by Murray on January 24, 2022

Q: What do you think of this conglomerate ? Revenues of 302 billion. Its in iron ore which should go down next year Its in fertilizers and there seems to be a shortage coming. In metals like copper and nickel and there will be a global demand in coming years. Its got a p/e of 4.04 and a future p/e of 3.0 and yet it pays out a 20.2 % div. How long has it been paying such a div. and do you think this will continue ?

Read Answer Asked by Frank on December 07, 2021

Q: Good morning. I have VALE in my registered account, with a much lower value than cost. It does pay a substantial dividend and I am aware that it also has cash. Is it reasonably safe to hold since materials are doing fairly well generally? Should I consider reducing my position or selling? Is it safe to hold with its high dividend at this time?

Read Answer Asked by Catherine on November 17, 2021

Q: What metal sector(s) would you recommend that will stand to benefit the greatest from the move to renewables. Please provide 3 growth companies to consider.

Would you also please provide 3 value companies that show solid values and good rebound opportunities in the same or similar sector.
Thanks, Peter.

Read Answer Asked by PETER on October 25, 2021

Q: Hello. As a Canadian resident, how are the dividends from these companies handled in respect of any hold back and taxes? They would be held in a non registered account.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on October 08, 2021

Q: Hello. Can I please get your comments on these companies as to commodity exposure mix, valuation, growth and dividend safety/payout details?

How would you rank if one was looking to buy all or some?

Deduct points as appropriate. Look forward to your comments. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on October 04, 2021

Q: Electric véhicules: nickel is important,what Cies would be a "safer" Investment in Canada and also on US stock exchange concerning nickel ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on March 29, 2021

Q: I would like to have some exposure to the nickel market. Could you make a couple of suggestions as a way to play this commodity.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 12, 2018