iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF

XSP-T

Analysis and Opinions about XSP-T

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BUY
BUY
February 11, 2020
Looking for a dividend-growth ETF in a TFSA. Buy the US market with this one, though it pays little yield.
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Looking for a dividend-growth ETF in a TFSA. Buy the US market with this one, though it pays little yield.
John Hood

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$36.960
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BUY
BUY
January 22, 2020
Whether to own a US ETF that is CAD hedged or not For his clients, he owns both hedged and non-hedged. A small client who wants passive exposure with US cash, he'll open the US version. It depends on your view of the CAD. He wants full exposure to the USD. If you feel the CAD will weaken this year, them own the unhedged which is a solid, great way to get exposure to American stocks.
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Whether to own a US ETF that is CAD hedged or not For his clients, he owns both hedged and non-hedged. A small client who wants passive exposure with US cash, he'll open the US version. It depends on your view of the CAD. He wants full exposure to the USD. If you feel the CAD will weaken this year, them own the unhedged which is a solid, great way to get exposure to American stocks.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 29, 2019
XUU vs. XSP as the better play in the US market XSP is the S&P and CAD-hedged, while the XUU is the broad US market, including the small- and mid-caps without the CAD hedge. He prefers to play in USD, because the USD is a flight to safety when world markets struggle. You want to hold USD as a general rule.
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XUU vs. XSP as the better play in the US market XSP is the S&P and CAD-hedged, while the XUU is the broad US market, including the small- and mid-caps without the CAD hedge. He prefers to play in USD, because the USD is a flight to safety when world markets struggle. You want to hold USD as a general rule.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 14, 2019
XUS-T Vs. XSP-T. They are S&P exposure, hedged and unhedged. It is a currency call. He thinks the Canadian $ will weaken into the next recession as it has in past recessions. $0.70 is within reach. The closer to 78 cents, you want that hedging. He will add back below that to his US exposure and it will be unhedged.
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XUS-T Vs. XSP-T. They are S&P exposure, hedged and unhedged. It is a currency call. He thinks the Canadian $ will weaken into the next recession as it has in past recessions. $0.70 is within reach. The closer to 78 cents, you want that hedging. He will add back below that to his US exposure and it will be unhedged.
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 21, 2018

Buy a hedged ETF when Canadian dollar is lower? Currency decisions are an active part of their process, they are active on currency decisions, and then they use passive ETFs. Not hedged on anything right now. Canadian dollar is stuck in a range between 0.75 and 0.77 cents. Doesn’t think Canada will raise interest rates as fast as US, which means the Canadian dollar will come under pressure. If you are buying S&P now, you are buying it for a long-term portfolio with 2-5 years horizon, because in the near term you are probably not going to get much out of it. XSP is currency hedged. XUS is not currency hedged, and it’s his ETF of choice in the US. XSP should be in a portfolio and replace big US stocks. His opinion is to don’t edge it. XUS definitively affordable at 0.10% MER. You have to really watch the underlying costs when putting an ETF in your portfolio.

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Buy a hedged ETF when Canadian dollar is lower? Currency decisions are an active part of their process, they are active on currency decisions, and then they use passive ETFs. Not hedged on anything right now. Canadian dollar is stuck in a range between 0.75 and 0.77 cents. Doesn’t think Canada will raise interest rates as fast as US, which means the Canadian dollar will come under pressure. If you are buying S&P now, you are buying it for a long-term portfolio with 2-5 years horizon, because in the near term you are probably not going to get much out of it. XSP is currency hedged. XUS is not currency hedged, and it’s his ETF of choice in the US. XSP should be in a portfolio and replace big US stocks. His opinion is to don’t edge it. XUS definitively affordable at 0.10% MER. You have to really watch the underlying costs when putting an ETF in your portfolio.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 19, 2018

VSP-T vs XSP-T vs ZSP-T. These all have exposure to the US Large Cap market, yet have different returns thus far this year. You have to be careful on these – some are currency hedged and others are not.

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VSP-T vs XSP-T vs ZSP-T. These all have exposure to the US Large Cap market, yet have different returns thus far this year. You have to be careful on these – some are currency hedged and others are not.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 22, 2017

In his 41 years experience, he’s never come across anyone who is any good at picking currencies consistently. Buying something hedged will sometimes work for you, but sometimes won’t, and you don’t really know ahead of time. You pay for the hedge as it is built into the cost of running that portfolio. He doesn’t believe in hedging.

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In his 41 years experience, he’s never come across anyone who is any good at picking currencies consistently. Buying something hedged will sometimes work for you, but sometimes won’t, and you don’t really know ahead of time. You pay for the hedge as it is built into the cost of running that portfolio. He doesn’t believe in hedging.

BUY
BUY
July 11, 2017

$40,000 in a TFSA to invest in US and international equities giving protection of the principal amount? When looking at US and International ETF’s, he is not a huge fan of emerging markets. If he were doing it, he would look at VEE-T emerging-market, ZWE on Europe and the XSP on the S&P 500.

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$40,000 in a TFSA to invest in US and international equities giving protection of the principal amount? When looking at US and International ETF’s, he is not a huge fan of emerging markets. If he were doing it, he would look at VEE-T emerging-market, ZWE on Europe and the XSP on the S&P 500.

John Hood

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 11, 2017

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 30%) It is a core holding. He continues to hold it. He is generally positive on the US. He bought it and stayed with it.

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(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 30%) It is a core holding. He continues to hold it. He is generally positive on the US. He bought it and stayed with it.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 17, 2017

iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) (XSP-T) or iShares Russell 2000 (CAD-Hedged) (XSU-T)? He frequently talks about factor investing, and one of the factors that is very real and very tangible is the small caps outperforming large caps over time. As a result, he expects XSU will give slightly higher returns, although it is a bit more volatile.

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iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) (XSP-T) or iShares Russell 2000 (CAD-Hedged) (XSU-T)? He frequently talks about factor investing, and one of the factors that is very real and very tangible is the small caps outperforming large caps over time. As a result, he expects XSU will give slightly higher returns, although it is a bit more volatile.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 2, 2016

(Top Pick May 8/15, Up 0.37%) It is flat. He has this ETF in every portfolio. This is a core holding. Great American companies. He is bullish on the US. He is buying aggressively now.

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(Top Pick May 8/15, Up 0.37%) It is flat. He has this ETF in every portfolio. This is a core holding. Great American companies. He is bullish on the US. He is buying aggressively now.

BUY
BUY
March 28, 2016

Hedged S&P ETF. Whichever ETF provider you choose, hedging is very important. If you are a long term investor and want US large cap investor you want to do it with the hedge right now. XSU-T would be recommended if it was a bull market. To play defense he likes ZWA-T with a yield close to 5% now.

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Hedged S&P ETF. Whichever ETF provider you choose, hedging is very important. If you are a long term investor and want US large cap investor you want to do it with the hedge right now. XSU-T would be recommended if it was a bull market. To play defense he likes ZWA-T with a yield close to 5% now.

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WAIT
March 14, 2016

VSP-T vs. XSP-T. Both are fine holdings. The BMO version contains individual holdings while these two put wrappers around the US versions. There are tax considerations in holding US investments if you hold more than $100,000. He has increased US dollar exposure recently to play the currency short term.

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VSP-T vs. XSP-T. Both are fine holdings. The BMO version contains individual holdings while these two put wrappers around the US versions. There are tax considerations in holding US investments if you hold more than $100,000. He has increased US dollar exposure recently to play the currency short term.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 16, 2016

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.95%.) Has this in every single account he owns. This is a very good product.

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(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.95%.) Has this in every single account he owns. This is a very good product.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 18, 2016

(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.29%.) This is based on the S&P 500 and is a core holding, but is Cdn$ hedged. An important thing right now because if you are buying in US$, what happens when you eventually get a recovery in the Cdn$? You are going to lose.

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(A Top Pick Feb 17/15. Down 8.29%.) This is based on the S&P 500 and is a core holding, but is Cdn$ hedged. An important thing right now because if you are buying in US$, what happens when you eventually get a recovery in the Cdn$? You are going to lose.

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iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF(XSP-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 2

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iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF(XSP-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF stock symbol?

iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol XSP-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (XSP-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:XSP or XSP-T

Is iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 2 stock analyst published opinions about XSP-T. 2 analyst recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF.

Is iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF a good investment or a top pick?

iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF was recommended as a Top Pick by John Hood on 2020-02-11. Read the latest stock experts ratings for iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF.

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What is iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF stock price?

On 2020-02-20, iShares S&P 500 (CAD-Hedged) ETF (XSP-T) stock closed at a price of $37.23.