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COMMENT
March 12, 2019
Popular. It has a covered call overlay so it's one of the more pricey ETFs at a 1.37% MER. They do quantitative screens on the healthcare companies they pick.
Popular. It has a covered call overlay so it's one of the more pricey ETFs at a 1.37% MER. They do quantitative screens on the healthcare companies they pick.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$7.990
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
March 12, 2019
One of five ways to get pure, low-cost, passive Canadian ETFs like VCN. Canada's markets are mostly financials and energy which can be volatile. But these ETFs are perfectly fine. Charges only 6 basis points.
One of five ways to get pure, low-cost, passive Canadian ETFs like VCN. Canada's markets are mostly financials and energy which can be volatile. But these ETFs are perfectly fine. Charges only 6 basis points.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$21.890
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2019
This has attracted A LOT of interest, but inflows into cannabis have plateaud. There's lots of speculation and uncertainty, though it's an interesting space. Definitely, cannabis is not a core holding of his. It's typically to see extreme moves in this ETF and sector. This charges an 0.87% MER. Also consider the smaller SEED-T.
This has attracted A LOT of interest, but inflows into cannabis have plateaud. There's lots of speculation and uncertainty, though it's an interesting space. Definitely, cannabis is not a core holding of his. It's typically to see extreme moves in this ETF and sector. This charges an 0.87% MER. Also consider the smaller SEED-T.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$22.170
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2019
It was originally a Questrade ETF. It's an ETF of ETFs. It charges over a 1% MER, which is still lower than mutual funds, though high for an ETF. A passive MSCI world index will do a similar job to this (E.G. XWD), so compare them.
It was originally a Questrade ETF. It's an ETF of ETFs. It charges over a 1% MER, which is still lower than mutual funds, though high for an ETF. A passive MSCI world index will do a similar job to this (E.G. XWD), so compare them.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$297.950
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2019
ZWE vs. ZWP Both are similar, the difference being the CAD currency hedge in ZWE. Also keep in mind that there's a covered call overlay on these ETFs. IF you need a lot of yield, certainly both are valid. He thinks the CAD-Euro will be neutral for a while. Perhaps buy a mix of the two.
ZWE vs. ZWP Both are similar, the difference being the CAD currency hedge in ZWE. Also keep in mind that there's a covered call overlay on these ETFs. IF you need a lot of yield, certainly both are valid. He thinks the CAD-Euro will be neutral for a while. Perhaps buy a mix of the two.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$19.950
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2019
ZWE vs. ZWP Both are similar, the difference being the CAD currency hedge in ZWE. Also keep in mind that there's a covered call overlay on these ETFs. IF you need a lot of yield, certainly both are valid. He thinks the CAD-Euro will be neutral for a while. Perhaps buy a mix of the two.
ZWE vs. ZWP Both are similar, the difference being the CAD currency hedge in ZWE. Also keep in mind that there's a covered call overlay on these ETFs. IF you need a lot of yield, certainly both are valid. He thinks the CAD-Euro will be neutral for a while. Perhaps buy a mix of the two.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$18.310
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2019
He likes gold in small amounts in a portfolio, not expecting it to appreciate a lot. Over the long haul, gold just sits there and is de-coupled from the stock market. Gold offers diversification. He holds very little gold. CGL is currency-hedged and is the biggest and most liquid gold ETF in Canada.
He likes gold in small amounts in a portfolio, not expecting it to appreciate a lot. Over the long haul, gold just sits there and is de-coupled from the stock market. Gold offers diversification. He holds very little gold. CGL is currency-hedged and is the biggest and most liquid gold ETF in Canada.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$11.080
Owned
Unknown