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(A Top Pick June 1 / 2017, Up 5%) EM used to be resource-oriented from South America. It’s now an Asia ex-Japan index, dominated by IT and by China, Korea, and Taiwan with names like Tencent and Alibaba. Costs only 25 basis points. EM bore the brunt of Trump’s screaming, but will bounce back when this is over.

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(A Top Pick June 1 / 2017 , Up 4%) Still likes it. Core part of their portfolio. Investor confidence level goes down outside of US. This is the equivalent of the S&P 500 outside of the US. Mega-cap global index. Not on the tech side, much more cyclical. Doing better before Trump got involved. Last 6 weeks, international ETFs hit hard. Trump is just negotiating, and these stocks will bounce. Value is better in Europe and Japan than in NA.

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COMMENT

Tech ETFs right now? Too late for this. Had a fantastic run. The S&P 500 is the harbinger of all equities, at 60% of the market. Driven by tech stocks, which are mainly US. Everything good about tech is already there. If anything goes wrong, they’ll be hit. Look to 2001-02 for the tech wreck, though now it’s a much more solid market.

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DON'T BUY

ZWU or ZWB? Add more to both? Utilities and banks, covered call. Wouldn’t add more, and be especially careful with the utilities one in a rising rate environment. Might want to use the Vanguard VXC, world index excluding Canada. Inexpensive, liquid. Encourage people to look outside Canada for growth.

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DON'T BUY

ZWU or ZWB? Add more to both? Utilities and banks, covered call. Wouldn’t add more, and be especially careful with the utilities one in a rising rate environment. Might want to use the Vanguard VXC, world index excluding Canada. Inexpensive, liquid. Encourage people to look outside Canada for growth.

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Inexpensive, liquid. Encourage people to look outside Canada for growth.

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DON'T BUY

AI works really well for lots of things, but portfolio management isn’t one of them. Investing is an art, not a science. This ETF is like blockchain and marijuana, which people love, but it’s too early on these things. They’ll give up profits when the market turns. He’d be careful.

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