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Old 08-17-2016, 10:49 PM   #76
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Re: The Official ETF Trading and Investment Thread

Remove SPY's expense and just go VTI + tilt to small/mid as you feel necessary. Yay to VNQ(put in tax advantaged if possible) and I'd throw a decent amount of VEU in there as well.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:27 AM   #77
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Remove SPY's expense and just go VTI + tilt to small/mid as you feel necessary. Yay to VNQ(put in tax advantaged if possible) and I'd throw a decent amount of VEU in there as well.
+1 to VTI & tilt (VOE, VBR)

+1 to VNQ in tax sheltered account.

I personally team up VEA & VWO to mix and match developed vs. EM in the ratio I want. If you do that, you don't need VEU. If you want a single Intl ETF, definitely +1 to VEU or VXUS.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:38 PM   #78
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Okay thanks guys!

So, will be putting VNQ in my TFSA, but will not have enough room in the account to fill out my proportions properly. Easier to just size down VNQ and fit it all in TFSA, or just add some more in my non-reg?

Tentative allocations:

VTI 40%

VEA 15%
VNQ 15%

VWO 10%
VOE 10%
VBR 10%
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:55 PM   #79
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Okay thanks guys!

So, will be putting VNQ in my TFSA, but will not have enough room in the account to fill out my proportions properly. Easier to just size down VNQ and fit it all in TFSA, or just add some more in my non-reg?

Tentative allocations:

VTI 40%

VEA 15%
VNQ 15%

VWO 10%
VOE 10%
VBR 10%
oh heeeeell no don't do that. You don't put American dividend payers in a TFSA. Only in your RRSP. That's really important. Any US dividends in your TFSA you're going to pay tax on.

Also toss VOE, VBR and VTI into google finance and you get this. Is that as diversified as you'd hoped?


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Old 08-18-2016, 10:25 PM   #80
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oh heeeeell no don't do that. You don't put American dividend payers in a TFSA. Only in your RRSP. That's really important. Any US dividends in your TFSA you're going to pay tax on.

Also toss VOE, VBR and VTI into google finance and you get this. Is that as diversified as you'd hoped?

What did you do to make that chart?
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:33 PM   #81
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Whats the general concesus regarding currency risk as a Canadian whose dollar is at ~.82 compared to USD when buying american etfs?
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:14 PM   #82
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What did you do to make that chart?
Not entirely sure what you're asking. Like how to use the compare feature?
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:30 PM   #83
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Re: The Official ETF Trading and Investment Thread

Ok, lets talk macro.

How does this Trump presidency affect things?

Financials go up?
Industrials?
Real Estate?

Do we see higher interest rates? Does that crash the market temporarily?

Inflation?

What would be a prudent move right now? I'm thinking TIPS, and taking a little risk off and sitting on cash to take advantage of the volatility.

But part of me thinks, that nothing will really change much. The lobbyists and big corporation will still do their thing, and the establishment isn't going to crumble in 200 days.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:22 PM   #84
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Ok, lets talk macro.

How does this Trump presidency affect things?

Financials go up?
Industrials?
Real Estate?

Do we see higher interest rates? Does that crash the market temporarily?

Inflation?

What would be a prudent move right now? I'm thinking TIPS, and taking a little risk off and sitting on cash to take advantage of the volatility.

But part of me thinks, that nothing will really change much. The lobbyists and big corporation will still do their thing, and the establishment isn't going to crumble in 200 days.
So Financials definitely went sky high, Industrials, and Defense.

I added some TIPS, VTV, and have mostly been sitting on the rest of my cash.

My only play at moment is possibly with TAN. Is it time to invest in the solar industry? In the last 6 months its shown a lot of promise. Is it too risky because of the fear that Trump may cut the incentives? From my calculations, in a couple of years it still may be profitable enough to withstand the cut in government rebate.

TAN also has a 4.63% dividend yield which is pretty attractive?
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:24 PM   #85
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So Financials definitely went sky high, Industrials, and Defense.

TAN also has a 4.63% dividend yield which is pretty attractive?
Healthcare is still doing well to. I picked up VHT late last year. Thanks for TAN. thats a good one. I cant vouch for the longterm of US solar because people have been expecting something to happen w it since the early 2000's. But its coming off trend support that began around Nov. I like that yield to. Worth a shot in my longterm acct. I hold PFN FSEAX to..

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Old 03-14-2017, 02:10 PM   #86
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Healthcare is still doing well to. I picked up VHT late last year. Thanks for TAN. thats a good one. I cant vouch for the longterm of US solar because people have been expecting something to happen w it since the early 2000's. But its coming off trend support that began around Nov. I like that yield to. Worth a shot in my longterm acct. I hold PFN FSEAX to..
yeah, it may be a little bit of confirmation bias on my part, since my solar panels just got installed on my home a week ago. Watching the energy production on my solar city app, is a twice a day occurrence.

I put zero money down, and I'm paying about $106 a month for 15 years. 98% of my energy use should be completely solar. After that, I won't pay anything for my energy usage. Now If I buy an electric car, and it powers on solar?
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:00 AM   #87
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What did you do to make that chart?
Google Finance! You can choose any stock then compare with others over various timeframes. Amazing web tool.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:09 PM   #88
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Healthcare is still doing well to. I picked up VHT late last year. Thanks for TAN. thats a good one. I cant vouch for the longterm of US solar because people have been expecting something to happen w it since the early 2000's. But its coming off trend support that began around Nov. I like that yield to. Worth a shot in my longterm acct. I hold PFN FSEAX to..
Is there any equivalent fund/ETFs that I can buy on Vanguard? (no fees on Vanguard funds/ETFs)
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:11 PM   #89
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I've spent a decent amount of time on Vanguard's website and I don't think they have a solar ETF.
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