iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF

XIC-T

Analysis and Opinions about XIC-T

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COMMENT
COMMENT
July 8, 2019

XIC-T is not tracking the index, TSX –T or TSX-60. The problem is the system. It does not look at dividends correctly. He finds that it tracks the TSX correctly. The TSX is identical to the XIC-T but tools online do not necessarily track the over all returns accurately.

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XIC-T is not tracking the index, TSX –T or TSX-60. The problem is the system. It does not look at dividends correctly. He finds that it tracks the TSX correctly. The TSX is identical to the XIC-T but tools online do not necessarily track the over all returns accurately.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 18, 2019
(A Top Pick May 25/18, Up 6%) A core ETF and still likes it. Fantastic diversification at a low MER. A good way to get into the TSX. He sold his banks, but owns them through this.
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(A Top Pick May 25/18, Up 6%) A core ETF and still likes it. Fantastic diversification at a low MER. A good way to get into the TSX. He sold his banks, but owns them through this.
BUY
BUY
April 8, 2019
It came along after XIU, is cheaper and gives much broader exposure of TSX--large, mid and even small caps. He prefers this to the XIU. Includes TD and Enbridge.
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It came along after XIU, is cheaper and gives much broader exposure of TSX--large, mid and even small caps. He prefers this to the XIU. Includes TD and Enbridge.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 2, 2019
(A Top Pick Feb 09/18, Up 12%) It made a nice recovery this quarter.
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(A Top Pick Feb 09/18, Up 12%) It made a nice recovery this quarter.
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Price
$25.870
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 7, 2019
This invests in the broad Canadian index, including the riskier sectors of gold and oil. It's come back nicely after the December sell-off.
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This invests in the broad Canadian index, including the riskier sectors of gold and oil. It's come back nicely after the December sell-off.
BUY
BUY
February 7, 2019
XIC-T vs. SPY-N vs. VT-N. After a sharp decline after a rally you are likely to retest lows. The thrust off the bottom was so significant. 10 of the last 12 corrections never went back to retest the lows. Positioning is so defensive that people are not likely to get the retesting of the lows they are waiting for. The commodity complex could see strength. All three should do well.
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XIC-T vs. SPY-N vs. VT-N. After a sharp decline after a rally you are likely to retest lows. The thrust off the bottom was so significant. 10 of the last 12 corrections never went back to retest the lows. Positioning is so defensive that people are not likely to get the retesting of the lows they are waiting for. The commodity complex could see strength. All three should do well.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 14/17, Down 4%) A good way to play the TSX, but this is down because of bad timing; the TSX was down in 2018.
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(A Top Pick Dec 14/17, Down 4%) A good way to play the TSX, but this is down because of bad timing; the TSX was down in 2018.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK

Broader exposure to Canada.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 9, 2018

(A Top Pick June 30/17 - Down 0.5%) Sold half holdings last week. Good index and good ETF. It is an exit from here.

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(A Top Pick June 30/17 - Down 0.5%) Sold half holdings last week. Good index and good ETF. It is an exit from here.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 2, 2018

(A Top Pick March 3/17 - Up 0.03%.) Not very exciting. The markets haven’t been too excited. Not unhappy with it. A way for an individual to have a safe and diversified way to access the market. An easy way to get diversification. He still likes financials particularly the banks.

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(A Top Pick March 3/17 - Up 0.03%.) Not very exciting. The markets haven’t been too excited. Not unhappy with it. A way for an individual to have a safe and diversified way to access the market. An easy way to get diversification. He still likes financials particularly the banks.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 27, 2017

(A Top Pick June 30/17. Up 8%.) That’s a core holdings in all of his portfolio. It’s a little bit more diversified than the XIU-T. He likes both because they both have a liquid options market. From time to time he will buy a Put or sometime he will sell a Call which is quite rare, so he likes the fact that its liquid. These indexes don’t get away from the typical 65-70% of banks, energy, base metals and gold. He would recommend ZIN-T from BMO because it’s industrials rather than being financials and it’s a good complement to the big ones.

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(A Top Pick June 30/17. Up 8%.) That’s a core holdings in all of his portfolio. It’s a little bit more diversified than the XIU-T. He likes both because they both have a liquid options market. From time to time he will buy a Put or sometime he will sell a Call which is quite rare, so he likes the fact that its liquid. These indexes don’t get away from the typical 65-70% of banks, energy, base metals and gold. He would recommend ZIN-T from BMO because it’s industrials rather than being financials and it’s a good complement to the big ones.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 14, 2017

In the past, he’s tended to focus more on the BMO Low Volatility Cdn Eqty (ZLB-T) on the Canadian side, but it lacks exposure to commodities. If you want exposure to the commodity side, this is one way to do it.

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In the past, he’s tended to focus more on the BMO Low Volatility Cdn Eqty (ZLB-T) on the Canadian side, but it lacks exposure to commodities. If you want exposure to the commodity side, this is one way to do it.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 27, 2017

There are people concerned about Trump, NAFTA, real estate, etc. and have withdrawn form the market and are sitting on cash. He has come up with suggestions that are relatively safe and represent a broad diversification in relatively safe areas. With this, you are going into a broad market. If the TSX does break out, this stock will match that performance. It gives you good diversification.

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There are people concerned about Trump, NAFTA, real estate, etc. and have withdrawn form the market and are sitting on cash. He has come up with suggestions that are relatively safe and represent a broad diversification in relatively safe areas. With this, you are going into a broad market. If the TSX does break out, this stock will match that performance. It gives you good diversification.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 25, 2017

XIC-T vs. ZCN-T. He does not know the difference between them. The Canadian market is the least diversified in the world. He does not want to own anything that tracks the TSX unless we are in boom time in the banks or commodities. He does not invest in ETFs.

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XIC-T vs. ZCN-T. He does not know the difference between them. The Canadian market is the least diversified in the world. He does not want to own anything that tracks the TSX unless we are in boom time in the banks or commodities. He does not invest in ETFs.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 30, 2017

He likes this because it has options on it, and is a little less heavily weighted towards financials and energy. A very good core ETF to have and hold.

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He likes this because it has options on it, and is a little less heavily weighted towards financials and energy. A very good core ETF to have and hold.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 4, 2017

The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile.

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The premiums for options seem very, very thin. Because of the diversity that protects you? Yes. This one is just the capped TSX 60. It was designed when Nortel was a big part of the index, so they capped the exposure to one stock. We don’t really have that issue today. You are looking at a diversified ETF that isn’t particularly volatile.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 3, 2017

If you feel the total index has a little more oomph to it, this is the place you want to put a little of your money right now. It is for those people who feel they are being left behind but can’t make up their minds as to where to put their money. It gives a lot of diversification.

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If you feel the total index has a little more oomph to it, this is the place you want to put a little of your money right now. It is for those people who feel they are being left behind but can’t make up their minds as to where to put their money. It gives a lot of diversification.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 13, 2017

(A Top Pick May 26/16. Up 12.24%.) He thinks of Canada as a core holding for many Canadian investors and, of course, you have to be careful of how much you hold. When it comes to building out that core position, he likes to start with low cost, passive ETF’s, such as this one.

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(A Top Pick May 26/16. Up 12.24%.) He thinks of Canada as a core holding for many Canadian investors and, of course, you have to be careful of how much you hold. When it comes to building out that core position, he likes to start with low cost, passive ETF’s, such as this one.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 6, 2016

This is a great product and it is cheap. He has this in practically all of his accounts.

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This is a great product and it is cheap. He has this in practically all of his accounts.

HOLD
HOLD
August 4, 2016

The Canadian market got clobbered last year. This one has not fully recovered yet. He would not abandon ship. It has not made money because the market has not made any money. This is solid and he would not be selling it.

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The Canadian market got clobbered last year. This one has not fully recovered yet. He would not abandon ship. It has not made money because the market has not made any money. This is solid and he would not be selling it.

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Price
$23.040
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 26, 2016

Basically the TSX composite index, 240 some companies listed in Canada, the entire Canadian market. He has been legging slightly back into the Canadian market in his model portfolios, and this is his core exposure.

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Basically the TSX composite index, 240 some companies listed in Canada, the entire Canadian market. He has been legging slightly back into the Canadian market in his model portfolios, and this is his core exposure.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 10, 2015

Exposure to a broad market. It is well disposed toward someone who is a trader. For an investor, he would recommend XSP-T. You take away the currency risk.

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Exposure to a broad market. It is well disposed toward someone who is a trader. For an investor, he would recommend XSP-T. You take away the currency risk.

HOLD
HOLD
July 20, 2015

Should you hold other ETFs directly that are held within this ETF? XIC-T is the broad TSX composite. You could sell and then overweight ZEB-T to overweight the banks, for example. Sector specific ETFs can be used instead to overweight certain sectors.

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Should you hold other ETFs directly that are held within this ETF? XIC-T is the broad TSX composite. You could sell and then overweight ZEB-T to overweight the banks, for example. Sector specific ETFs can be used instead to overweight certain sectors.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 27, 2015

(Top Pick May 1/14, Up 6.23%) Has a lot of mid and small cap names. It should do better than XIU-T but he would expect the volatility to be higher.

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(Top Pick May 1/14, Up 6.23%) Has a lot of mid and small cap names. It should do better than XIU-T but he would expect the volatility to be higher.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 8, 2015

(A Top Pick May 16/14. Up 7.47%.) The only reason he picked this over other similar ones is that they are optionable, and from time to time he likes to do a little hedging. Also, the fees have been chopped down to about 5 basis points.

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(A Top Pick May 16/14. Up 7.47%.) The only reason he picked this over other similar ones is that they are optionable, and from time to time he likes to do a little hedging. Also, the fees have been chopped down to about 5 basis points.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 30, 2015

There has been tremendous competition in ETFs in terms of MERs. The costs are not going to go lower than this because they make almost no money with this.

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There has been tremendous competition in ETFs in terms of MERs. The costs are not going to go lower than this because they make almost no money with this.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 16, 2014

Likes this because the fees are so low on it that it has to be a core Toronto holding. He also likes it because it has options available on it.

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Likes this because the fees are so low on it that it has to be a core Toronto holding. He also likes it because it has options available on it.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 1, 2014

(All 3 Top Picks are cheap, pure, tax effective and broadly diversified.) This now gives you access to the Canadian broad market for only 0.05% a year.

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(All 3 Top Picks are cheap, pure, tax effective and broadly diversified.) This now gives you access to the Canadian broad market for only 0.05% a year.

HOLD
HOLD
July 23, 2012
He would consider this as a core long-term holding. One of the biggest mistakes investors make is that the trade too often and usually at the worst time. This one has been hit hard because of Canada's commodity exposure.
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He would consider this as a core long-term holding. One of the biggest mistakes investors make is that the trade too often and usually at the worst time. This one has been hit hard because of Canada's commodity exposure.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 12, 2012
Should I average down or Sell? This is one of his 2 favourite Cdn equity ETFs in the market right now. This has more small and mid-cap names. Hold on to it or even Buy a bit mlore and average down.
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Should I average down or Sell? This is one of his 2 favourite Cdn equity ETFs in the market right now. This has more small and mid-cap names. Hold on to it or even Buy a bit mlore and average down.
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF(XIC-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 3

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 3

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF(XIC-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF stock symbol?

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

Is iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 3 stock analysts published opinions about XIC-T. 3 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF.

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On 2020-03-27, iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF (XIC-T) stock closed at a price of $20.12.