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Q: I would like to buy some etfs but am concerned about liquidity. I would prefer to buy US Europe and emerging markets in US currency. Can you recommend the best etfs in canada US europe and EM thar have a large nuber of shares traded daily?

Read Answer Asked by hal on October 24, 2017

Q: Good morning Peter
In the next month I will receive US$50,000 which is available for investment. I would like to keep these funds in low risk but growing investments. I have considered putting half into each of BRK.B ( currently own 250 shares ) and BAC ( currently own 1,000 shares ). Another consideration is a broad based US ETF, such as VTI. I would very much appreciate your thoughts.

Read Answer Asked by doug on September 21, 2017

Q: I'm considering various ETFs (mostly from Vanguard) for global exposure and I just wanted to get your thoughts:

Asia/Pacific - VPL or VAH
Europe - VEH or ZWE
EM - VEE or VE
Global - VT, VIGI, VYMI, VXC (would it make sense to buy all of these, or is there too much overlap?)

These would all be held for many years. I don't need the income from dividends, but a decent yield is always nice. Currently wondering about things like hedged vs unhedged, fund size, growth potential. Thanks for the advice.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on July 17, 2017

Q: I currently have, in ETFs, 20% in U.S. (VTI) and 10% in international (5% in VEF and 5% in VEE). I'm thinking that long term my U.S. and Int'l should be equal weight as one never knows what countries will perform the best. What are your thoughts on this and recommendations? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Pamela on June 13, 2017

Q: Some ETF questions:

I am starting to add more US exposure to my portfolio. I would like to buy VTI. I already own IWO, but I'm thinking I won't need it anymore as VTI covers small, medium and large cap. Does this make sense? I feel like less funds are easier to manage.

Also want to buy a vanguard international (non North America) ETF in Canadian dollars. Should I pay the higher fee for the hedged version?

Also want to add Vanguard's Canadian ETF to my portfolio. I own your equity portfolio, and just want to use the ETF to add some diversification. What percentage do you think would work? Would 75% of my Canadian equity position in your portfolio and 25% in a Canadian ETF work?

Read Answer Asked by Carla on April 25, 2014