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Q: Hi

Hoping to reduce the number of etfs in our RRSP accounts.

Is there a need to have both EQL and EQRR?
Is there a need to have both IYW and METV?
Is there a need to have ZDI and XEH?

Thank you and any other suggestions are most well.

Thank you

Mike

Read Answer Asked by Mike on August 22, 2022

Q: Good Morning. In your response to Mike this morning you stated: "NVEI is slightly cheaper than a large-cap tech name such as GOOG (one of IYW's top holdings), but NVEI has a much stronger growth profile, but at the cost of longevity uncertainty." Did you mean that NVEI has a much stronger growth profile than GOOG or IYW ?
Thank you,
Dennis

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 06, 2022

Q: Hello

I am underweight in tech, overweight in Financials and have a few stocks under 1% in the portfolio. I am low on my US holdings

Thinking of future 5 years.

Sell NVEI, MU and TSU and buy IYW.

Your comments or suggestions most welcome.

Thank you

Mike



Read Answer Asked by Mike on July 05, 2022

Q: Hello 5i Team,

A similar question has likely been asked before.

For tax-loss selling purposes in a non-registered account, are QQQ and any other ETF that tracks the NASDAQ 100 index (eg. QQQM) considered different ETFs?

Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Simon on March 04, 2022

Q: Do Canadian ETFs that track US tech firms underperform? I was looking at these and a few others on the G&W and the Canadian ETFs with the exception of HTA and HTA.B (up 35%ytd) seem to have significantly lower returns. And I think HTA uses covered calls.

XLK is up 32% ytd, IYW 35%, IGN 31%. The most popular Canadian ETFS seem to be ZQQ(ZQN) 26%, XQQ and HQQ 26% and TEC 25%. Some of this is due to currency moves, but the hedging costs of the hedged ETFs surely aren't that large. Is it better to just buy XLK or are HTA/HTA.B a better alternative?

Read Answer Asked by John on December 08, 2021

Q: Thank you for the reply to my recent question. Unfortunately the question pertained to the 5i balanced etf portfolio not the balanced equity portfolio. May I please have to top five etf positions to add new money at this time.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on June 02, 2021

Q: Hi 5i, Of these ETFs will you please help me pick 3 you think had a better outlook, for a 3 years hold, I would think, now that the vaccine is ready, cloud etfs would slow down
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Fernando on November 25, 2020

Q: I work in tech and for that reason I had told myself no need to add further exposure to tech by holding tech stocks. Now I kind of regret that strategy. I wonder what percentage of exposure to tech In my portfolio is sensible? Is it too late to enter? Do you think tech stocks are in a bubble? Can you suggest some names (ETFs/stocks) in canada and US that would be good choices if we decided to add some exposure to tech?

Read Answer Asked by Mahdi on October 15, 2020

Q: I have just $10,000 U.S. to purchase something with. I heard Brookshire Hathaway is sitting on a whack of money and that the valuation was pretty good. This will be my only US holding currently and wondered if an ETF would be better? Not worried about risk and could get 100 Roku, if you think that might be rewarding? Thank you so much for making the stock market fun and interesting for an amateur.

Read Answer Asked by Jay 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 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