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Q: David Rosenberg has recommended a mix split nearly evenly among long-dated US treasuries, high-yield bond and high-paying dividend stocks for investors seeking a favourable return with reduced overall volatility. My questions are:
1) are long-dated US treasuries the same as bonds?
2) how long would you go?
3)could you recommend a long-dated US treasury ETF and a high-yield bond?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on May 01, 2023

Q: Rick Rieder from Blackrock posted that fixed income is setting up for generational returns. Also "on a relative valuation basis, stocks cannot be considered the cheaper asset". Would you agree that its shaping up to be a big opportunity to buy fixed assets, and if so what tops your list? Thx

Read Answer Asked by Adam on April 04, 2023

Q: Can you name a few securities that you would recommend in an effort to capitalize on the potential bond market opportunity as outlined in your March 16th market report?

Please rank and provide a brief explanation for the ranking.

Read Answer Asked by Simon on April 03, 2023

Q: What would be your top 3 bond ETF picks for both Canadian and US bonds? Is now a good time to put money into these?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on March 17, 2023

Q: what % weighting would you feel appropriate for TLT in my balanced Portfolio. If rates start to fall hard in the next 2 years and TLT starts going up. What will happen to the dollar.
Will the U.S. dollar rise in comparison to the CDN dollar or Fall ?
I'm wondering if i should buy the hedged ETF ZTL.F instead of TLT
Thanks Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on February 14, 2023

Q: What are your favourite Canadian bond ETFs given the current circumstances and looking ahead a couple of years.
Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Carlos on January 23, 2023

Q: If one believes the 2 year note yield will fall, what are best ideas to play this scenario?

Read Answer Asked by John on January 05, 2023

Q: I am looking to add some bond exposure. I had a look at TLT and XHY.

Here is my own personal view on the economy:

- Interest rates could eventually flatline or even fall later in 2023.

- The economy has a somewhat elevated risk of going into a recession.

- The interest rate hikes have a risk of causing "something to break", possibly triggering a black swan event.

Under the above scenarios I am guessing XHY is not a good option considering the individual ratings of the bonds within this ETF, correct?

I don't necessarily want to invest in preparation for a black swan event that may or may not happen, however I want to prepare a bit for that possibility. If that were to happen I would guess that investors would tend to migrate towards the USD. Would that be beneficial for TLT?

Are there better options?

Read Answer Asked by James on January 04, 2023

Q: Bond ETFs like ZAG and XBB look to be off 20% or more from highs 2 years ago. Do you see a path back to those highs? And over what period of time? The possibility of capital appreciation while collecting 3% interest has some appeal. Would interest rates actually have to decline, or could merely levelling off cause a bond ETF to rise? If you thought the stars might align say in the next 2 years, what ETF might you choose to play a capital appreciation theme (and maybe state a couple of the assumptions you are making)? Thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on November 23, 2022

Q: For price appreciation in the next 12-24 months, would you prefer a long-term ETF like XLB/TLT or an ETF with shorter duration like XBB/ZAG. Or a bit of both?

Read Answer Asked by Denise on November 18, 2022

Q: I notice that STIP and TIP have each stopped paying their previously excellent dividends. The prospect of their payouts returning, their low volatility and their low correlation with the remainder of my portfolio keep them somewhat attractive. However, can you recommend preferred stock or bond etfs (preferably with available option series) that can provide low volatility, low equity correlation and some yield?

Read Answer Asked by David on November 10, 2022

Q: Dear 5i
From what i`ve read over the years , it is my understanding that for every 1% increase or decrease in interest rates there is a corresponding 10% increase or decrease in bond prices . Is this generally accurate ?
If so would it be advisable , once it is believed that interest rates have peaked , to purchase a bond ETF ( with longer term holdings ) ? If so what would be your bond ETF of choice ? That being said if interest rates have indeed peaked it would also be favourable for stocks as well . As such i suppose the best scenario is the add to both with new money . Do you agree ?
Thanks as usual ,
Bill C

Read Answer Asked by Bill on November 09, 2022