BUY
ZSP gives classic exposure. Good thing is that you can buy this either in USD or hedge to CAD. HXS though offers a little more tax efficiency. Both are good and give you exposure. HXS charges a 0.1% MER and ZSP 0.09%.
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Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Converts dividends into capital gains such that no distributions are paid out. Based off the S&P500 index so has good diversification exposure to large cap US companies. $3.2B in assets. Fees are a bit higher than a standard ETF, but taxes are deferred and shift to capital gains taxes over dividend income. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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COMMENT
With a 5 year time frame and the CAD at $0.82-$0.83, we are over-valued here. Over the next few months, $0.70-$0.85 is the trading range for the next few years. We are close to the top right now, so would want more USD exposure. However, in the short term, the CAD can further strengthen.
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Currency exposure is a big factor when investing globally. You must factor in the currency impact. The currency accounts for 15% of the exposure. The CAD has gone a lot further than he has thought. There is a global sentiment that the USD will get weaker relative to other currencies.
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BUY

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. An ETF that holds derivatives and total return swaps instead of stocks directly. Most of the portfolio is cash which mitigates counterparty risk. It has met its goals. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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Do the new swap ETFs have the same tax advantage? Go to the Horizons webpage to find out exactly. This was a total return swap, meaning it didn't hold the physical shares directly. Effectively, the distributions became capital gains. But Canada Revenue said no to that--can't do that anymore. So, Horizon has changed the structure of these swap ETFs into a corporate-class share structure (mutual funds do this). This is still an ETF and doesn't effect the fee. But will CRA allow this going forward? He doesn't know.
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COMMENT
The S&P 500. He has never heard of a triple bottom. You can't hang your hat on it. It is based on statistics. A triple bottom has high odds of not holding. It is a fantastic way to gain exposure but no matter how they structure it, you are still buying the S&P 500.
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HOLD

He likes the S&P500. He hasn’t sold anything. This is interesting because this is a total return swap. There are no distributions here. No income. No withholding taxes which is good for RRSPs.

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BUY

HXS-T and HXT-T in a non-registered account. He likes this strategy based on a total return swap. You only pay capital gains tax. There is no distribution. If you believe the markets will go higher for a number of years these are great instruments. A buy and hold for many years.

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COMMENT

HXS-T vs. XUS-T vs. VUN-T. HXF is the financial swap based ETF and the swap fee has a fee of zero. It is Canadian bank that is doing the swaps. When you sell it down the line you will have compounded the yield. There are reasons to buy into Canadian financials at this time. HXF is a good idea.

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PAST TOP PICK

(Top Pick Aug 07/15, Up 5.11%) There are no distributions. All you get is the total return of capital gains. The ETF is based on a swap.

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COMMENT

This tracks the S&P 500. Horizons is one of the real leaders in keeping the costs low. The US$ continues to hit new highs. If this is a long-term hold, it will probably be worthwhile.

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COMMENT

Normally his clients tend to want dividends, but there are a lot of people who don’t because of tax reasons. They don’t need the income and they don’t want the investment income and would much rather have a total return concept like this. For individual investors he thinks this is a very good product. (See Top Picks.)

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TOP PICK

He is quite comfortable with this. Their counterparty on this is National Bank (NA-T). This is a total return which means that all the distributions, especially in a non-registered account, are going back into the ETF adjusting and increasing the NAV which reduces its taxable position. There is no tax aspect to the US, and you are not paying any dividend tax.

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PAST TOP PICK

(A Top Pick March 23/15. Down 4.26%.) Towards the end of the seasonal period, some sectors start to fall off. He had started to see the whole sector for industrials falling off early. Usually they run until May, but when they start to fall off early, it is telling something about the market. He uses this as a holding place, unless there is something else to be invested in at the time.

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Horizons S&P 500(HXS-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

Stockchase rating for Horizons S&P 500 is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Horizons S&P 500(HXS-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Horizons S&P 500 stock symbol?

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

Is Horizons S&P 500 a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 2 stock analysts published opinions about HXS-T. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Horizons S&P 500.

Is Horizons S&P 500 a good investment or a top pick?

Horizons S&P 500 was recommended as a Top Pick by on . Read the latest stock experts ratings for Horizons S&P 500.

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Is Horizons S&P 500 worth watching?

2 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Horizons S&P 500 In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Horizons S&P 500 stock price?

On 2022-12-07, Horizons S&P 500 (HXS-T) stock closed at a price of $53.84.