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Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

We need to increase our Telecom exposure in our non-registered account. Is Telus investable today for a long-term hold, or should we wait for a pullback? Alternatively, since we also need to increase our US exposure, would you be OK with VOX (or similar ETF) instead of T, or would tax consequences make VOX or another US-based ETF a poor choice in an unregistered account? As always, thanks for your valued advice.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on November 09, 2021

Q: Good morning 5i
In my RRSP I have GOOGL and VOX, I thinking of selling them to buy GSY and TTD, would you be ok with this move for a 2-3 years horizon. Any suggestions or adjustments you would make
As always grateful !

Read Answer Asked by Fernando on August 11, 2021

Q: I am underweight in US in my portfolio - for example in my communication sector AT+T represents only 2% -of a 17% weighting. What are some US communication funds that have performed well and appear to continue to do so - please list in order on rating. What are your thoughts on AT+T? Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on June 23, 2020

Q: I hold a 5.9% position in ZWU in a registered account. I have surplus US cash in a non-registered account to put to work and was thinking of XLU which yields approx 3.4%. I realize this distribution will be treated as income by CRA [I am retired - low tax bracket] but it seems better than letting the funds just sit. If you could offer other suggestions I'd appreciate them. Thanks.....

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on June 03, 2020

Q: In your portfolio analytics, you used to have A list of suggested etfs for each sector. I cannot find this list anymore. Has it been removed? Could you please provide a list of recommended etfs for each sector. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by satish on May 15, 2020

Q: I just tried Portfolio Analytics and have concluded my portfolio needs some work. I need to increase US and international exposure and I need more weighting in Communication Services, Consumer Defense, Healthcare and Technology. Please recommend US/International stocks for me to consider in these categories for a five year hold. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ward on April 21, 2020

Q: I am looking for ETF's that cover CD,CS,IND, and Communication. If there are no ETF's can you give me some beta-pro's

Read Answer Asked by James on April 20, 2020

Q: Hi 5i: Am considering my options for ETF's with GOOG & FB exposure. Have come across XLC, VOX and FCOM in this Communications sector space. Also saw PNQI ... Invesco NASDAQ Internet ETF , more international stocks. (which is not in your database). Could you advise on which of these your would favour for a medium term hold ? Thanks for all your great work.

Read Answer Asked by STEVEN on December 23, 2019

Q: I have $9500 to invest in Technology or Communications ETF.
I have been following IYW & RYT in Tech & VOX in communications as per your PA list, but all are presently at their high so is it okay to buy now or wait till there is a correction and which sector &/or ETF would be best to consider for a RRIF?
Look forward to your response. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Terry on November 26, 2019

Q: Tried searching questions on these, but could not find. Can you suggest ETF equivalent to these 2. if CDN denominated even better. thanks

Read Answer Asked by RUPINDER on May 06, 2019

Q: Hi, 5i!
We have 10% of our portfolio in CPD... What do you think of selling half of this position, 5% of the portfolio, and replacing it with ENB (Enbridge), say, and/or another "hard to ignore" etf (recently Ryan, in an Etf & Mutual Fund article, identified 3 "hard to ignore"opportunities: CPD, VOX and ZUT)? Please note: we hold the Balanced Equity portfolio, so already have 2% of the Canadian part of our portfolio in ENB.

Read Answer Asked by Roderick Jay on April 27, 2018

Q: Hi 5i: Two questions - please deduct points as appropriate.
(1) I'm looking for a good telecom stock to complete a sector allocation. I hold BCE and Telus in another portfolio, so am considering Rogers. Can you suggest any others, preferably US, or perhaps a US Telco oriented ETF?
(2) As above, for the utility sector of the portfolio; a US utility, or a US utility ETF.

Your advice would be much appreciated. Regards Roland

Read Answer Asked by Roland on November 22, 2017