iShares S&P/TSX Capped Comp. ETF

XIC-T

Analysis and Opinions about XIC-T

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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