Vanguard FTSE Cdn High Div Yd.

VDY-T

Analysis and Opinions about VDY-T

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COMMENT
January 22, 2020
VDY vs XEI ETF? VDY and XEI is very similar and their prices track closely. VDY tends to hold higher financial sector exposure, where yields are generally higher. Whereas XEI holds the highest yield payers on the composite Index. He also likes XDIV which has the lowest MER (0.11%). It holds "quality" holdings, using an algorithm to pick higher ROE, lower levered companies with earnings stability.
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VDY vs XEI ETF? VDY and XEI is very similar and their prices track closely. VDY tends to hold higher financial sector exposure, where yields are generally higher. Whereas XEI holds the highest yield payers on the composite Index. He also likes XDIV which has the lowest MER (0.11%). It holds "quality" holdings, using an algorithm to pick higher ROE, lower levered companies with earnings stability.
BUY
BUY
April 8, 2019
A dividend-paying ETF with a low MER It charges only around 35 basis points and is low-beta. Low-ish returns are offset by a good 4% dividend.
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A dividend-paying ETF with a low MER It charges only around 35 basis points and is low-beta. Low-ish returns are offset by a good 4% dividend.
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PAST TOP PICK
June 8, 2017

(A Top Pick May 2/16. Up 17%.) Has used this as an income surrogate where some people do not want to sell their principal and just want dividend income. This is ultimately Canadian equities and are going to need to have some volatility. Has significantly lightened his position in this.

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(A Top Pick May 2/16. Up 17%.) Has used this as an income surrogate where some people do not want to sell their principal and just want dividend income. This is ultimately Canadian equities and are going to need to have some volatility. Has significantly lightened his position in this.

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April 17, 2017

(A Top Pick May 2/16. Up 19%.) A broadly diversified way of getting Canadian dividends. He doesn’t believe you should use dividends as an income investment, but this is for those people who are looking for dividends.

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(A Top Pick May 2/16. Up 19%.) A broadly diversified way of getting Canadian dividends. He doesn’t believe you should use dividends as an income investment, but this is for those people who are looking for dividends.

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February 23, 2017

(A Top Pick Feb 26/16. Up 35.01%.) This company’s costs are low. A situation where he thought that for people who are relatively conservative, it is a good ETF that has gone up consistently and steadily in the past year. Dividend paying stocks are really a good way to screen for value. You are basically getting a value play on the Canadian large cap stock market. Still a buy.

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(A Top Pick Feb 26/16. Up 35.01%.) This company’s costs are low. A situation where he thought that for people who are relatively conservative, it is a good ETF that has gone up consistently and steadily in the past year. Dividend paying stocks are really a good way to screen for value. You are basically getting a value play on the Canadian large cap stock market. Still a buy.

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January 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Feb 26/16. Up 31.15%.) This has been a very good year for Canadian stocks. Do not expect those kinds of returns every year. A very good product.

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(A Top Pick Feb 26/16. Up 31.15%.) This has been a very good year for Canadian stocks. Do not expect those kinds of returns every year. A very good product.

BUY
BUY
August 4, 2016

It is cheap. You have to be careful of bank and energy exposure and may want to look at a different dividend ETF if you already have a lot of exposure to these sectors. As a product there is nothing wrong with it.

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It is cheap. You have to be careful of bank and energy exposure and may want to look at a different dividend ETF if you already have a lot of exposure to these sectors. As a product there is nothing wrong with it.

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$29.570
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Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 4, 2016

People need to think about getting more money out of Canada and how to deal with income. If you don’t mind taking a little more risk, then maybe you can aim for dividend income as opposed to getting a coupon. This is not a traditional income play, but if you want to buy this for the income and hold it for a very long term, he wouldn’t blame you entirely for that. Dividend yield of about 3.5%.

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People need to think about getting more money out of Canada and how to deal with income. If you don’t mind taking a little more risk, then maybe you can aim for dividend income as opposed to getting a coupon. This is not a traditional income play, but if you want to buy this for the income and hold it for a very long term, he wouldn’t blame you entirely for that. Dividend yield of about 3.5%.

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TOP PICK
May 2, 2016

For people who are trying to find ways to get income and trying to get some diversification, instead of buying individual companies or individual sectors, why not just buy all the things that are paying dividends, get it cheaply, get broad diversification. He thinks the worst is behind us and that we hit the bottom in Jan-Feb.

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For people who are trying to find ways to get income and trying to get some diversification, instead of buying individual companies or individual sectors, why not just buy all the things that are paying dividends, get it cheaply, get broad diversification. He thinks the worst is behind us and that we hit the bottom in Jan-Feb.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 27, 2016

(Market call minute.) Good, but you have to remember that about 50% is Canadian bank stocks.

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(Market call minute.) Good, but you have to remember that about 50% is Canadian bank stocks.

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TOP PICK
February 26, 2016

Canada for the 5 past years has lagged the S&P. It is time for the pendulum to swing back. It is a highly diversified basket that has sold off a lot. It is cheap, simple and pure.

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Canada for the 5 past years has lagged the S&P. It is time for the pendulum to swing back. It is a highly diversified basket that has sold off a lot. It is cheap, simple and pure.

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COMMENT
December 21, 2015

This has had a really, really tough year. If you believe in dividend investing, this is as good a Canadian dividend product as you can find. The product is fine, but you have to ask yourself if you want to be in Canadian stocks, dividend or not.

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This has had a really, really tough year. If you believe in dividend investing, this is as good a Canadian dividend product as you can find. The product is fine, but you have to ask yourself if you want to be in Canadian stocks, dividend or not.

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BUY
August 7, 2015

Sees no problem with this. It’s about 50% Canadian banks, which he likes. Has a dividend play he likes. Thinks your downside is limited.

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Sees no problem with this. It’s about 50% Canadian banks, which he likes. Has a dividend play he likes. Thinks your downside is limited.

John Hood

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$29.020
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March 17, 2015

This is the ETF that he uses for preferred shares. The Canadian stock market has had a rough go of it since about Labour Day, but nonetheless, the yield is in the low to mid 3% range. Broadly diversified. Very inexpensive.

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This is the ETF that he uses for preferred shares. The Canadian stock market has had a rough go of it since about Labour Day, but nonetheless, the yield is in the low to mid 3% range. Broadly diversified. Very inexpensive.

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December 18, 2014

Bond ETF’s? He can’t recommend any, because there is not a single one that he likes. This is because we are at an all-time low in interest rates, and he doesn’t like bond ETF’s. You might want to consider using a dividend ETF instead. It will be a little more volatile, but there is not a great deal of downside risk if you are buying now. He would recommend Vanguard FTSE Cdn High Dividend Yield (VDY-T).

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Bond ETF’s? He can’t recommend any, because there is not a single one that he likes. This is because we are at an all-time low in interest rates, and he doesn’t like bond ETF’s. You might want to consider using a dividend ETF instead. It will be a little more volatile, but there is not a great deal of downside risk if you are buying now. He would recommend Vanguard FTSE Cdn High Dividend Yield (VDY-T).

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