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Q: How do these 3 compare? Is US energy exposure necessary?

I have a chunk of each of these names.

Please rank in order of preference for overall rerun in next 3 years. Do all names have to be kept or can I consolidate them?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Amir on April 14, 2023

Q: Good afternoon,

I currently hold XLE in my US Non Registered account and am considering taking profits now and adding an equivalent amount of XEG in my Cdn Non Registered account.

Notwithstanding the capital gin tax implications, do you think that the Canadian Energy sector offers better potential returns than the US Energy sector should Oil prices go to $90 and above and if so what would be your best idea in the Canadian Energy sector?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on April 04, 2023

Q: I am thinking of starting a position in an energy company. names that have my attention are Devon with its high dividend. Exxon I mentioned on CNBC a lot. An ETF ? Can you make some suggestions. I am Canadian and realize US dividends are taxed at 15 %.

Read Answer Asked by Daniel on February 14, 2023

Q: Hi folks
Today Feb 6, XLE is $85.45 as I type. I believe i read in the Q and A that you mentioned that if XLE dropped below $85.00 that the sector is rolling over. Is this still the case? If so what would you suggest I do if anything? My weighting is 9.5%. I own ENB, SHEL, HES, TOU, TVE, PEY, SU, PXT with each at varying weights. (ENB being the highest at 3.35% and I realize also a Utility)
Thankyou as always..much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by El-ann on February 07, 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,

A great question by Rodney today (Jan 11) on Tech sector "rolling over" and comparing it to the current status in O&G sector. I really appreciated your measured and thoughtful response.

This is a quick follow up question to your answer to Rodney's question:

I "get" the 80$ markin XLE as an indicator to monitor. Makes sense.

But what other sectors would like XLE to be compared to? XMA or XLI or XGD.....not sure if you meant ALL the 11 sectors in S&P or some specific sectors that are comparable to O&G.

Many thanks for the clarification.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on January 12, 2023

Q: Good morning,

Following the sale of XLF in my US$ Non registered account for tax loss reasons, I'm considering the purchase of an Energy ETF.

Q1. Between XEG in Canada and XLE in the US, which do you prefer and which d you think has a better risk reward profile?

Q2. Assuming you prefer the Canadian market for the Energy sector, is there another Energy ETF in Canada that you would prefer to XEG?

Thank you and I'll await your response.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on January 11, 2023

Q: Hi, I am in the camp that fossil fuel industry will be a place to be in 2023. With that said do you feel it is better to be in a fund such as NNRG or XLE or to be in individual companies either CDN or US? If so, can you give a few with some good dividends that you would recommend to look at. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by pietro on December 23, 2022

Q: Hi,
O&G sector is taking a beating!
Is this downtrend going to be sustained or short lived?
What is your prediction going forward for the O&G sector in general? For the medium term, say one year.
Add to one's position or shed some or stay the course?
The perma oil bulls like Eric Nuttal are saying stay positive! Others especially Technical Analysts seem to be ringing warning bells.
Curious to know where you stand.
Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on December 13, 2022

Q: Dear 5i team.
Given the current market backdrop, if one was to take 100K and build an ETF portfolio for min 10 year timeframe, which sectors would you be comfortable buying into before year end and which ETFs would you choose to accomplish this.

Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Arthur on November 18, 2022

Q: Hi
If I want to have global exposure to Oil and Gas sector, NOT just Canadian or the US market, is IXC the only ETF option? Or should I buy XLE and add some other ETF which has exposure to Shell, Royal Dutch and other large European big oil cos? My search doesn't seem to yield anything that includes a nice balance between North America and European companies other than IXC. Any suggestions?

Your answers to others' questions seem to suggest that there is some more gain to be made in energy sector. (Paraphrasing here!) Hence this question. I already own XLE/XEG in different accounts.
Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on October 31, 2022

Q: I am always confused on days like this when Canadian oils go one way and American oils the other. I would have thought the sectors would both move mostly in tandem guided by oil and gas prices. But, not for the first time, XEG is down today while XLE is up. Why would that be? Yes, it is a bad market day, but ALL my US oils are up strongly while many of the Canadians (TOU in particular) are down. BTW, what % of a diversified portfolio would you devote to oils and gas today? Should pipelines be included in that consideration?

Read Answer Asked by John on June 06, 2022

Q: According to a G&M article on treat of stagflation, XSB is not a good choice of invest re 40-60 portfolio.
Assuming you agree with this article what would be your top 3 or 4 investment to replace XSB ?

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 21, 2022

Q: As per your team Industrials, tech and materials/energy can be decent sectors in times of inflation.

Can you please recommend USA & Cdn ETF that you would consider holding in each above sector.

Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Hector on January 25, 2022

Q: A few weeks ago I asked about the virtues of owning XLE vs XEG. I ended up buying 5 postions in the following: TOU, KEL, WCP, ARX, TVE. Energy is now 3.5% of my overall portfolio.

My question is the following: for US exposure: may you please provide me your highest conviction name. If you had to chose between this US energy name an DIS for a total return in the next twelve months, which of the two would you side with?

Also, for the next twelve months, what portfolio allocation to energy would you deem optimal, given the current macro environnement?

Thank you and please deduct credits as you see fit.

Read Answer Asked by karim on January 18, 2022

Q: For energy exposure, would you have a preference for CAD or US companies.

I am considering XLE vs XEG. Which would you prefer? Would a combination of both be preferable ? Im open to other ETFbs suggestions.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by karim on January 12, 2022

Q: Hello 5i team:

At this particular time, which ETF do you think worth buying? US based XLE or Canadian based XEG? Is there a ETF based on Europe or the rest of the world?

Will you underweight or overweight energy in one's portfolio? I know in the US energy doesn't play a big role. But in Canadian index, they do.

Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on December 07, 2021