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Q: Hi Peter & 5i,
Q1 - CSU and VGT values have caused my TECH sector allocation to be overweight. Knowing you can't personalize weightings and keeping in mind the theory of letting your winners run. Would you see a trim of CSU and VGT and putting those proceeds into GSY as good switch for future growth? Or would I be just shuffling future growth from one sector to another?
Q2 - In showdown of TIH and EIF which one would you recommend for overall future returns? Do you have concerns about the debt levels of EIF versus the EBITDA? No such concerns with TIH.
Thanks always for your great insight and advice.
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on February 26, 2024
Q: HERE is the DEAL, My wife and i are going to live off grid for 3 years, no internet, no phone, no visitors, oh YEAH, the dogs want to come, we grow are food, hunt and fish, we have a 1 million to invest, we own no other stocks. So could you rate the following stocks for safety and % rating.


13 stocks are LUCKY #,
We will prepay for our 5i sub. so we can look back. and not have worry again if a stock goes down 1% in a day.


Thanks Again
Read Answer Asked by eugene on January 26, 2024
Q: Further to previous questions, I have ZWT as a Tech ETF, and has done well, but things like SMCIs pop last week would have definitely not been fully realized. Is there a solid Canadian listed Tech ETF for putting in my TFSA? I would like to avoid tax things if it pays a dividend. US listed options as well, preferably with negligible dividends.

Can you suggest a few options for each market, with low fees and a good management team? and maybe a specialized Data center ETF?


Read Answer Asked by James on January 24, 2024
Q: Hello 5i,

We have a full position in VGT and 1/2 position in BRK.B in an RRSP and NVDA, AMD, and Google in our TFSA's.

Do you see reduced growth in the VGT & BRK.B ETF's with AAPL downgrades and a possibility of consolidation of MSFT this year after stellar 2023 numbers?

Would you swap VGT or BRK.B to another ETF for 2024 or just let it ride?

Thank you for your advice

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 16, 2024
Q: Given a career move, my daughter (30 Years old) recently moved her pension money from HOOPP into a LIRA and RRSP. Given she has 30+ years to retirement, can you suggest a handful of ETFs that provide both sector and international exposure? Currently considering XAW for some of the monies. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Ronnie on December 08, 2023
Q: Could you please suggest a mirror ETFs from the listing below in Canadian dollar?


Read Answer Asked by Shi on November 23, 2023
Q: Good morning,
I have held Xlk as my US tech portion of my RRIF as well as A few Canadian tech stocks.
I feel this is not a favourite tech representative of yours. What would be your choice considering I also hold VOO and should I switch.
Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 17, 2023
Q: Saw this on Business Insider. Would you be able to tell me the names of the Index Funds & the one that was up 500%?

A 27-year-old investor who's building a retirement portfolio of $2 million in 8 years shares the 3 index funds he's betting on, including one with an over 500% return in the last 10 years.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Ross on August 08, 2023
Q: Could you pls provide ETFs for dividend and capital growth over the next 12 months for each of:
Communications Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financial, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, and Utilities?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 19, 2023
Q: Further to your response to Tom on Dec. 5th, could you recommend several ETFs that would be quality choices to represent emerging markets, healthcare and tech that would result in less overall volatility than purchasing individual stocks? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Tara on December 13, 2022
Q: I am down on all of these by about 20%. If I sell them for a tax-loss harvest, what should I do for proxies? Also, since I have no capital gains for 2022, should I sell these stocks/ETFs in January to avoid a jump in stock price before the end of the year (as tax-loss harvesting season ends)?
Read Answer Asked by Brucey on December 02, 2022
Q: Hi Peter and 5i Team,

My TFSA is made up of CSU (33%), TRI (22), VGT (17), DSG (14), GSY (14).
CSU is the core position (thank you for that recommendation) and will not be added to at this time.

With current available cash and the upcoming 2023 contribution which 2 companies out of TRI, VGT, GSY and DSG would you add to for the best growth scenario?

Thanks for all your sage advise over the years. My first 6 years of retirement have been financially successful and the dividend and share growth has been stellar. Again a big thank you to 5i!
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on November 07, 2022
Q: Good morning, I have some USD in my tfsa and was wondering if you could suggest a few ETFs in the states where I won’t get charged a withholding tax. Can be growth or index oriented.
Read Answer Asked by Seamus on October 07, 2022
Q: HI, This retired income couple want to invest 5K for our 20 year old grand daughter from our TFSA. To do so we have to sell some of our holdings in this account. Our largest holding SLF to our smallest TPZ are available with profits in most. Please suggest best to worst to select for raising the necessary cash. Our plan is to use the cash to purchase VGT.US or perhaps your other preferred etfs to be used in about 3-5 years. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Peter on June 01, 2022