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Q: I've been working with your Portfolio Tracking tool, which is absolutely great, and it's telling me I should hold more bonds. Okay, that's clear enough, but what I'm unclear about is the number of Bonds (ETFs) I should hold. I know it's not really your thing, but is there a recommended bond portfolio you would recommend (for someone about to retire)? Also how important is it to hold international bonds VS only Canadian ETFs? Any advice is truly appreciated. Thanks as always for all your great work!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 19, 2021

Q: Several years ago your team helped me build out my sons (2) RESP accounts. The stocks have all done well growing approx 55%. THANK YOU! My oldest is finishing year one of university and my youngest will start in 2.5 years. Itís a conservative portfolio of stocks with 30% in interest bearing instruments. I have enough now for both of them so (my) common sense says move all to capital preservation - interest only vehicles. Do you agree and if so, can you recommend anything I can lock into for 2 ish years?

Read Answer Asked by Don on February 02, 2021

Q: Could you suggest 3 ETFs for the fixed income component of a portfolio of recently retired individual.

Read Answer Asked by Francisco on January 26, 2021

Q: Are there tsx listed etfs equiviant to TIP & LQD ? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 24, 2020

Q: Hello 5i,
To clarify my previous question: I hold bonds at 40% for my fixed portion of my value blue chip dividend retirement portfolio.These include CBO $30,000 2.31%, XHY $25,000 1.86% and XLB 87.000 6.76%. I also hold a $60,000 5 year GIC ladder. I would like to change the CBO for VCB for more income and stability instead of watching CBO's constant descent into the nether regions of the market.
Is this consideration appropriate, should I just leave things alone or can you suggest a better alternative given what I already have?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on November 20, 2019