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Q: Peter; My 25 year old granddaughter is interested in buying gold- she’s a CA already and is now working in M&A with an accounting firm. Any suggestions as to how to “ buy” gold for her age and time frame would be appreciated. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rodney on August 03, 2023

Q: Presently I have the above stocks in losing positions. would you buy more to average down / sell or hold? thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 29, 2023

Q: Hi group what your out look on last Oct lows. Will we see those lows tested on this pullback? so should i wait to start adding to my portfolio or start nibbling I am sitting on 30% cash on 500K total value portfolio

2nd question -I presently own the following and want to add to them in what order and time frame? would you start to nibble CSU, BYD.CA, COST, CSU, KXS, ATZ, L, GSY, NVDA, GOOG, AMZN, NVEI,BN, BAM, SBUX, MSFT,AAPL, TECK, FTS, TFII, ENB, QQQ, GDXJ, GDX

Thanks for your valued opinion

Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 25, 2023

Q: Can you please give me your top three Gold stocks and your top two Gold ETF's to invest in. Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by John on April 10, 2023

Q: Hello -
My goal is 10% precious metals weighting in my portfolio. I am currently 2% GDXJ and 6% CEF. If I want bullion to be 8%, is it necessary to split that up between CEF and PHYS? Or can the remaining 2% be put into the existing CEF?


Read Answer Asked by James on November 24, 2020

Q: Thanks for the presentations at the Canadian Fin. Summit.

My question is regarding taxation of ETF's. I'd like to know if I understood correctly. I have VWO, GDXJ and ZID all in my RRSP (USD and CAD accounts respectively). Are you advising that they should be moved to non-registered accounts?

Read Answer Asked by James on October 20, 2020

Q: Hi 5i,

Thank you in advance for you guidance. It is much appreciated. So, I am very bullish for gold and silver. I have invested in physical gold and but I want to take advantage of gold and silver companies as well. I love The Gold Fund at EuroPacific Asset Management ( that is managed by Adrian Day, but it requires a $100K minimum investment for Canadians. Can you recommend a really great ETF or Mutual Fund that is similar?

Read Answer Asked by Tye on October 14, 2020

Q: I'm 2 years from retirement. I will have a company pension. Within my dividend growth stock portfolio, I've already reached my dividend income goal.

With all the money printing and worldwide government debt, I am looking to increase my gold exposure in attempt to diversify one step further, and (hopefully) provide some investment protection. It may not be the '70's all over again, but hard assets seem to becoming more attractive.

I would like to increase my gold exposure to 20%.
I know weighting is a personal choice, and I know you tend to moreless limit weighting in a given stock to about 5%.
Currently I am at about 5% with CEF, and only about 1% with GDXJ - to potentially provide a bit of torque. I would like increase those weightings to 17% and 3% respectively. Is this reasonable? I don't know if there is really any benefit in splitting the bullion exposure to CEF / PHYS, do you?

How do my NTR (5%), CMP (1%), DBC (1%) commodity investments fit into this picture? Should they be part of the 20% or would you consider those as a separate sector, and thereby figured separately from the overall weighting?


Read Answer Asked by James on August 18, 2020

Q: Hello 5i,
I'm currently holding a 2.44% position in XGD etf. I would like to add 2.5% to either a junior gold etf or gold bullion CGL.C.T. My concern is has gold climbed to rapidly. Should I wait for a better entry position. If you have other gold buying suggestions or not, please add. Thank You. Walter

Read Answer Asked by Walter on July 28, 2020

Q: Any thoughts on VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF? How large is the fund, is it well diversified and is it's MER reasonable? We already own AEM (2% weighting), KL (2% weighting) and KRR (1% weighting). If we bought GDXJ we would buy an additional 2% weighting. Gold seems to be running now. Not sure if that is a good or bad sign.
Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by James on July 24, 2020