Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
October 15, 2018

Likes this. He'd buy this if he were playing Europe. But diversify with, say, ZWU, which does covered call for utilities and has expanded beyond Canadian utilities into the U.S. Also look at ZWA and ZWH for further diversification. He likes all these covered calls. The fees are high, but he has seen first-hand the added value these products give.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Likes this. He'd buy this if he were playing Europe. But diversify with, say, ZWU, which does covered call for utilities and has expanded beyond Canadian utilities into the U.S. Also look at ZWA and ZWH for further diversification. He likes all these covered calls. The fees are high, but he has seen first-hand the added value these products give.

John Hood

Unlock Ratings

Price
$20.130
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
October 15, 2018

Holds all the big semiconductors, but it's a concentrated space. This ETF equal-weights these semis, which is good. This is a good long-term hold. The big growth spurts in semis has passed, though, but this sector is worth holding onto. Charges 47 basis-points in their MER, which is fine, because you're keeping your investing costs below 1%.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Holds all the big semiconductors, but it's a concentrated space. This ETF equal-weights these semis, which is good. This is a good long-term hold. The big growth spurts in semis has passed, though, but this sector is worth holding onto. Charges 47 basis-points in their MER, which is fine, because you're keeping your investing costs below 1%.

John Hood

Unlock Ratings

Price
$168.250
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 15, 2018

Between July - October, gold strengthens. But he's not a gold bug at all. It's dead money, and a tax issue in the States. If there's a strong USD, then why buy gold? Maybe, just maybe, play gold as a very short-term play, but no more than that.

Show full opinionHide full opinion
SPDR Gold ETF (GLD-N)
October 15, 2018

Between July - October, gold strengthens. But he's not a gold bug at all. It's dead money, and a tax issue in the States. If there's a strong USD, then why buy gold? Maybe, just maybe, play gold as a very short-term play, but no more than that.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 15, 2018

(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Down 7%) What was I thinking? He's been in and out of this a few times. Europe is such a morass with all kinds of trouble. This ETF itself is fine, but Europe is a mess.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Down 7%) What was I thinking? He's been in and out of this a few times. Europe is such a morass with all kinds of trouble. This ETF itself is fine, but Europe is a mess.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 15, 2018

(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Up 1%) He likes Vanguard, but he's surprised this is up 1% given Canadian market performance this year. A year ago, it seemed like a good idea. He still holds a bit.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Up 1%) He likes Vanguard, but he's surprised this is up 1% given Canadian market performance this year. A year ago, it seemed like a good idea. He still holds a bit.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 15, 2018

(Past Top Pick Oct.10, 2017, Down 7%) Sold it and immediately also sold XEG, both being Canadian oil ETFs, because he sees no pipelines being built in Canada. The current $50 spread between WCS and WTI is crazy, nuts. Canadian taxpayers are losing money. It's absolute madness.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

(Past Top Pick Oct.10, 2017, Down 7%) Sold it and immediately also sold XEG, both being Canadian oil ETFs, because he sees no pipelines being built in Canada. The current $50 spread between WCS and WTI is crazy, nuts. Canadian taxpayers are losing money. It's absolute madness.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 15, 2018

Likes Vanguard ETFs and would consider this, but he isn't buying emerging markets now. The China market has dropped 25%, for instance. He's waiting and watching the EM. He likes India. He prefers South Korea and Japan--developed markets--over emerging.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Likes Vanguard ETFs and would consider this, but he isn't buying emerging markets now. The China market has dropped 25%, for instance. He's waiting and watching the EM. He likes India. He prefers South Korea and Japan--developed markets--over emerging.