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Q: Hi,
I find it useful for me to monitor certain ETF ratios as a way of seeing whether or not rotation is taking place - such as: IWF:IWD - to see if growth is being favoured over value, as an example.
I have a harder time understanding the concept of 'credit spread' with regards to the bond market and am wondering if there might be a pair of ETF's that could be used in a similar way to show a ratio that indicates whether or not corporate or junk bonds are being favoured - possibly LQD:JNK?
Is looking at a ratio such as this a good way to track it? Would it be better to just monitor the difference, as a percentage, between the two ETF's over time?
I'm open to your wise counsel, as this isn't an area I have any expertise in - and I am finding it hard to educate myself on it with any confidence in some of what I am reading on the wilds of the internet.
If you feel this is something to benefit others, feel free to make it public.
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on July 13, 2022

Q: what value / cyclical suggestions do you have ETF wise?

Would one play a DOW ETF or the Russell?
or Canadian ETFs ?


Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 01, 2021

Q: Hi, I presently have the above U.S ETF's in a non reg corporate account. Total portfolio weighting is SPY - .45 / DVY - 4.03 / IWD - .84
I am overweight in financials.
What are your thoughts? Minimum of 5 year hold. Thanks so much.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on January 11, 2021

Q: Can you comment on these ETF's I presently hold in a corporate unregistered acct. I have a large amount in DVY.US - not sure why (previously with a FI ) Looking to update this portfolio based on present times. In At least a 5 year hold. Please take as many credits as needed.
Thanks so much.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on May 05, 2020

Q: Hi Gang, I am interested in buying one of this etf. Iwo, iwf,iwd, or Dia which one would you buy today. Our any other suggestion. Reasons? 3-5 years. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Alnoor on January 09, 2020

Q: Hi,

Do you agree that there is a value gap between large and small cap stocks? BNN said ..."Michael Burry of The Big Short fame recently called this phenomenon the index bubble or ETF vortex and he is investing heavily in small-cap value stocks worldwide. "
Would you try to exploit this? Are there any CDN or US small cap ETF's you'd recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on November 04, 2019

Q: Friends given the higher price to earnings ratio of the growth stocks in the Russell as held in IWO what is your opinion of IWD the holdings of which have a substantially lower p e ratio from both a safety and a growth perspective (does a lower growth tilt in IWD get offset by these holdings' enhanced safety in your view). Do you think a half position in both makes some sense this late in the cycle or would you stick with the growth provided by IWO. What concerns if any do you have re IWD and do you have a different recommendation for a Russell value etf. Many thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by Ken on June 22, 2018