iShares S&P/TSX Information Technology Capped

XIT-T

Analysis and Opinions about XIT-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 22, 2019

Shopify, CGI and Open Text are the biggest holdings. This is a great play on Canadian tech. He's owned the component stocks, but he prefers holding tech stocks internationally, so he recommends SOXX-Q.

Shopify, CGI and Open Text are the biggest holdings. This is a great play on Canadian tech. He's owned the component stocks, but he prefers holding tech stocks internationally, so he recommends SOXX-Q.

Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$26.770
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 12, 2019

It's up because of the 5G revolution. He uses IGM, a broader based US tech ETF, and he's thinking of taking profits in it. He's a cautious investor these days due to tariff war uncertainty. If you buy anything, it should have a dividend, so you still get paid if things take a turn.

It's up because of the 5G revolution. He uses IGM, a broader based US tech ETF, and he's thinking of taking profits in it. He's a cautious investor these days due to tariff war uncertainty. If you buy anything, it should have a dividend, so you still get paid if things take a turn.

David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$25.960
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
July 3, 2019
Morningstar rates it only one star. He likes tech. Don't trust the Morningstar ratings blindly. It's a higher-beta ETF.
Morningstar rates it only one star. He likes tech. Don't trust the Morningstar ratings blindly. It's a higher-beta ETF.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$26.250
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 3, 2019
(A Top Pick May 22/18, Up 31%) A way to get away from the classic TSX and focus more on the tech stocks. A lot of growth in the sector.
(A Top Pick May 22/18, Up 31%) A way to get away from the classic TSX and focus more on the tech stocks. A lot of growth in the sector.
John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$24.100
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 4, 2019
As he came into 2019, he went into some ETFs and looked at XIT. He passed; it's too narrow. He bought IGV, BOTZ and others in tech, because he expects those stocks in these ETFs to trend this year.
As he came into 2019, he went into some ETFs and looked at XIT. He passed; it's too narrow. He bought IGV, BOTZ and others in tech, because he expects those stocks in these ETFs to trend this year.
Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$21.430
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 25, 2019
A Canadian tech ETF, including Shopify, Constellation Software, OpenText, CGI and BlackBerry. If you want to play Canadian tech, go for it. This is capped, so not a single stock takes up more than 25%. This is nicely diversified and avoids currency issues (it excludes American tech stocks).
A Canadian tech ETF, including Shopify, Constellation Software, OpenText, CGI and BlackBerry. If you want to play Canadian tech, go for it. This is capped, so not a single stock takes up more than 25%. This is nicely diversified and avoids currency issues (it excludes American tech stocks).
Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$21.290
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 14, 2019
Would you recommend any tech ETF? Just bought it. In the US you can go with the QQQ. ZQQ is the Canadian version hedged to CAD. He likes the sector even as he doesn't use nor he likes Facebook (F-N). Markets are driven by changes in technology.
Would you recommend any tech ETF? Just bought it. In the US you can go with the QQQ. ZQQ is the Canadian version hedged to CAD. He likes the sector even as he doesn't use nor he likes Facebook (F-N). Markets are driven by changes in technology.
John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$20.910
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 5, 2018

XIT-T vs. XLK-N. XIT-T is a market cap ETF. XLK-N is very diversified. XIT-T will be much more volatile. He would choose XLK-N because of diversification. The top has been in place for a while so he would be worried about them both. He would stay away, but choose XLK-N if his arm was twisted.

XIT-T vs. XLK-N. XIT-T is a market cap ETF. XLK-N is very diversified. XIT-T will be much more volatile. He would choose XLK-N because of diversification. The top has been in place for a while so he would be worried about them both. He would stay away, but choose XLK-N if his arm was twisted.

Jeff Parent B. Eng. FCSI CIM
VP & Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$18.150
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 1, 2018
How does it compares to the Power Share QQQQ ETF (QQQ-Q)? Lots less Canadian technology compared to the US. Very concentrated in 4-5 names.
How does it compares to the Power Share QQQQ ETF (QQQ-Q)? Lots less Canadian technology compared to the US. Very concentrated in 4-5 names.
Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$18.510
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 3, 2018

(A Top Pick August 8/17, Up 29%) It’s done well. CGI is a big holding. Wishes he had more of it.

(A Top Pick August 8/17, Up 29%) It’s done well. CGI is a big holding. Wishes he had more of it.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$19.180
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 30, 2018

Canadian high tech companies. The top 4 are 75% of the portfolio. That is a risk. You could just buy the top 4 names individually. We had a massive run in these stocks. There is a fear of missing out. The momentum has cracked a bit in the last few days. Be conscious of the risk when you buy these ETFs.

Canadian high tech companies. The top 4 are 75% of the portfolio. That is a risk. You could just buy the top 4 names individually. We had a massive run in these stocks. There is a fear of missing out. The momentum has cracked a bit in the last few days. Be conscious of the risk when you buy these ETFs.

Mike Philbrick
President, ReSolve Asset Management
Price
$18.960
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 22, 2018

(Past Top Pick on August 8, 2017, Up 25%) He's holding and adding to it. Includes big companies such as Shopify, and he expects the Canadian tech sector to perform well. There's more risk in this sector, but an investor is safe if it takes up 5% of a portfolio. And he's not excited about Canadian stocks in general now.

(Past Top Pick on August 8, 2017, Up 25%) He's holding and adding to it. Includes big companies such as Shopify, and he expects the Canadian tech sector to perform well. There's more risk in this sector, but an investor is safe if it takes up 5% of a portfolio. And he's not excited about Canadian stocks in general now.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$18.560
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 22, 2018

A past top pick that he's sticking with. It holds no Canadian pipelines, he jokes. Canada has some good tech companies like Shopify, CGI, Constellation, Blackberry and Open Text. This ETF gets away from the typical Canadian stocks (banks), so this offers diversification.

A past top pick that he's sticking with. It holds no Canadian pipelines, he jokes. Canada has some good tech companies like Shopify, CGI, Constellation, Blackberry and Open Text. This ETF gets away from the typical Canadian stocks (banks), so this offers diversification.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$18.560
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 23, 2018

He sees a nice bullish breakout in February and the pullback is interesting for a possible buy-in. He likes the technology sector and sees this ETF as a good proxy.

He sees a nice bullish breakout in February and the pullback is interesting for a possible buy-in. He likes the technology sector and sees this ETF as a good proxy.

Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$17.930
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 8, 2017

Top Picks tonight are Canadian, because there is so much redundancy in the business. Everybody is 30%-40% financials, 15%-20% energy, 15%-20% materials. Tonight, he has picked some alternatives. The only problem with this is that 50% of it is concentrated in 3 stocks. There is added risk to this because of that concentration.

Top Picks tonight are Canadian, because there is so much redundancy in the business. Everybody is 30%-40% financials, 15%-20% energy, 15%-20% materials. Tonight, he has picked some alternatives. The only problem with this is that 50% of it is concentrated in 3 stocks. There is added risk to this because of that concentration.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$14.910
Owned
No
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