iShares MSCI World Index Fund

XWD-T

Analysis and Opinions about XWD-T

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BUY
November 11, 2019
An ETF for an RESP for a 17-year horizon? VXC for international exposure or XWD are both good.
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An ETF for an RESP for a 17-year horizon? VXC for international exposure or XWD are both good.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 29, 2019

XWD vs. XAW He prefers XAW. Both are ETFs of ETFs. XAW includes emerging markets, a nice diversifier, with EM comprising 50% of the world's GDP. He likes global.

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XWD vs. XAW He prefers XAW. Both are ETFs of ETFs. XAW includes emerging markets, a nice diversifier, with EM comprising 50% of the world's GDP. He likes global.

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BUY
July 23, 2019

If you could build a portfolio with only 2 ETFs for the next 5-10 years. ZAG-T and XWD-T. ZAG holds bonds. XWD offers global diversity and it fairly cheap; you get 65 of the buggest international stocks.

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If you could build a portfolio with only 2 ETFs for the next 5-10 years. ZAG-T and XWD-T. ZAG holds bonds. XWD offers global diversity and it fairly cheap; you get 65 of the buggest international stocks.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
July 23, 2019

VEQT vs. VFV vs. XWD He prefers VEQT and XWD, because he'd rather be all-world than just the U.S. He likes diversification. VEQT is all-cap vs. XWD is large-cap, and he prefers all-cap. So, VQET is his top choice here.

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VEQT vs. VFV vs. XWD He prefers VEQT and XWD, because he'd rather be all-world than just the U.S. He likes diversification. VEQT is all-cap vs. XWD is large-cap, and he prefers all-cap. So, VQET is his top choice here.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 25, 2019
Growth potential? It's good for growth, especially with a long-term horizon. An even better way to harness market beta is XMW, which a minimum-volatility index ETF and reduces the risk of high-risk stocks by excluding them. You'll get the same long-term returns, maybe higher, but at lower risk. A smoother ride.
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Growth potential? It's good for growth, especially with a long-term horizon. An even better way to harness market beta is XMW, which a minimum-volatility index ETF and reduces the risk of high-risk stocks by excluding them. You'll get the same long-term returns, maybe higher, but at lower risk. A smoother ride.
BUY
BUY
April 8, 2019
Is it smart to buy two diversified ETFs then take a single position out? No, he doesn't recommend nor use single stock positions. If you want one single ETF, look at XWD. It spans the world (large-cap, blue-chip and diverse) and it has gotten off to a great start this year. He prefers ETFs that are cheaper than most, but not the cheapest, because he prefers ETFs that are factor-based which will cost 35 basis points. The 35 basis points are worth it than a no-frills, super-low MER ETF.
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Is it smart to buy two diversified ETFs then take a single position out? No, he doesn't recommend nor use single stock positions. If you want one single ETF, look at XWD. It spans the world (large-cap, blue-chip and diverse) and it has gotten off to a great start this year. He prefers ETFs that are cheaper than most, but not the cheapest, because he prefers ETFs that are factor-based which will cost 35 basis points. The 35 basis points are worth it than a no-frills, super-low MER ETF.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 7, 2019
ZGQ-T vs. XWD-T. ZWD-T is the world except for Canada. ZGQ-T is a world quality index. In a slowdown you want to own companies with the cleanest balance sheet and lowest leverage. That is the quality factor. He prefers ZGQ-T over ZWD-T.
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ZGQ-T vs. XWD-T. ZWD-T is the world except for Canada. ZGQ-T is a world quality index. In a slowdown you want to own companies with the cleanest balance sheet and lowest leverage. That is the quality factor. He prefers ZGQ-T over ZWD-T.
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BUY
May 15, 2018

I'm young and willing to buy an ETF that carries risk. Which one? VXC-T, a one-stop, affordable ETF ex-Canada. Or there's ex-EM, XWD-T. Also, pick something in a sector you're comfortable with and know something about. Don't go in blind.

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I'm young and willing to buy an ETF that carries risk. Which one? VXC-T, a one-stop, affordable ETF ex-Canada. Or there's ex-EM, XWD-T. Also, pick something in a sector you're comfortable with and know something about. Don't go in blind.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 23, 2017

An ETF that is basically invested in a number of countries around the world. It is an international type index. Has been avoiding this area because of some of the problems different countries have had. Indications are that growth outside of North America is definitely improving. You may be back in a situation where you want to have part of your portfolio in international securities. He is not quite convinced yet. It has potential for growth.

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An ETF that is basically invested in a number of countries around the world. It is an international type index. Has been avoiding this area because of some of the problems different countries have had. Indications are that growth outside of North America is definitely improving. You may be back in a situation where you want to have part of your portfolio in international securities. He is not quite convinced yet. It has potential for growth.

BUY
BUY
September 26, 2016

Global ETF for an RESP? An all-world ETF. You are buying large cap stocks from around the world and getting them from 16-17 countries giving you global diversification. Low cost. Very safe way to go.

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Global ETF for an RESP? An all-world ETF. You are buying large cap stocks from around the world and getting them from 16-17 countries giving you global diversification. Low cost. Very safe way to go.

BUY
BUY
May 2, 2016

TFSA vs RRSP, and examples of ETF’s that would be more suitable? For the large majority of people, the TFSA money is the money that you can be a little more aggressive with because there is more flexibility because the growth you have will be pulled out tax-free. If you want things that are going to grow, and hopefully will be a little more aggressive as a result of seeking that growth, he would use things like iShares MSCI World Index Fund (XWD-T) or Vanguard FTSE All-World ex Canada (VXC-T), both global broadly diversified equity positions that are trying to get you exposure around the world.

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TFSA vs RRSP, and examples of ETF’s that would be more suitable? For the large majority of people, the TFSA money is the money that you can be a little more aggressive with because there is more flexibility because the growth you have will be pulled out tax-free. If you want things that are going to grow, and hopefully will be a little more aggressive as a result of seeking that growth, he would use things like iShares MSCI World Index Fund (XWD-T) or Vanguard FTSE All-World ex Canada (VXC-T), both global broadly diversified equity positions that are trying to get you exposure around the world.

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COMMENT
March 17, 2015

An ETF that holds stocks around the world. He just used this for one of his client’s RESP. It gives you exposure to the stock market globally. MER is very low. Especially good for small accounts like RESP’s and TFSA’s.

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An ETF that holds stocks around the world. He just used this for one of his client’s RESP. It gives you exposure to the stock market globally. MER is very low. Especially good for small accounts like RESP’s and TFSA’s.

BUY
BUY
January 21, 2015

The world index, and it is not hedged. Half American, almost half European & Asian, and 4% Canadian. It is the weighting of the markets around the world. It is an ETF of ETFs.

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The world index, and it is not hedged. Half American, almost half European & Asian, and 4% Canadian. It is the weighting of the markets around the world. It is an ETF of ETFs.

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COMMENT
July 7, 2014

Not big on dividends necessarily, but huge on global diversification. This gives you large and small caps, many of which are paying dividends, but that is not the driver of that bus.

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Not big on dividends necessarily, but huge on global diversification. This gives you large and small caps, many of which are paying dividends, but that is not the driver of that bus.

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