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Recommend 3 ETFs to buy for long-term growth ($10,000)

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Recommend 3 ETFs to buy for long-term growth ($10,000)

I am new to the world of ETFs, and want to get my feet wet by investing $10k, with a long term mindset (5-10 years). What are some good options?

I'm OK with high-risk ETFs, as long as you believe there is good potential.
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Vce, vti, vxus
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XIU, VTI, VWO, VEA pretty much covers off the whole world. I know that's 3, not 4.
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SkimGuy wrote:
Dec 14th, 2013 10:12 pm
Vce, vti, vxus
Mark77 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2013 10:15 pm
XIU, VTI, VWO, VEA pretty much covers off the whole world. I know that's 3, not 4.
vxus, VWO, and VEA have had shoddy performance... what makes them good now?
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peter1977 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2013 11:27 pm
vxus, VWO, and VEA have had shoddy performance... what makes them good now?
XIU hasn't been so hot either. The markets have undergone significant P/E multiple contraction over the past decade. Eventually this will turn around.
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NOBL, FXM.TO and WXM.TO.

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peter1977 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2013 11:27 pm
vxus, VWO, and VEA have had shoddy performance... what makes them good now?
You say you're investing for 5 to 10 years.

VWO Dec 15, 2008: 25.04
VWO Dec 13, 2013: 40.34

61% in 5 years is shoddy? And that's not even counting the dividends.

VEA Dec 15, 2008: 27.09
VEA Dec 13, 2013: 39.76

47% in 5 years, plus dividends.
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bubak wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 4:01 am
You say you're investing for 5 to 10 years.
You're obviously picking a time during the crash. If you go back 6 years, for instance, the numbers aren't great. Having said that, the P/E multiples of the markets have been significantly compressed.
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Mark77 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 4:25 am
You're obviously picking a time during the crash. If you go back 6 years, for instance, the numbers aren't great. Having said that, the P/E multiples of the markets have been significantly compressed.
My point exactly. For any volatile investment, you can always pick a time-frame when performance is "shoddy". If the OP doesn't want that, he should invest in cash or bonds. But then he says he wants "high-risk".
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Probably XIU on a pullback.

CPD for yield as a more tax efficient alternative to bonds.
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DrXenon wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 8:36 pm
The problem with buying North American index funds today is that you are buying them at a time when they are pretty full-valued if not slightly inflated,
Are you sure you don't mean "American", not "North American"? Is XIU (ie: Canada) really overvalued when its yield is in excess of 3%, its P/B and P/E are significantly under historic averages, and half of the stocks in it are basically hugging their 52-week lows?

Agree with your sentiment on the United States, specifically, but I wouldn't lump Canada into the overvalued category. Especially since we've gone 6 years without growth, despite the balance sheets of the firms having been substantially strengthened since.
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If I had $10000 (CAD) to invest, I would put $5000 towards VCE.TO and other $5000 towards VFC.TO.
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VCE, yeah, the Vanguard fund (that should track XIU/XIC, etc.). But what's VFC?
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Thanks all for advice, but way too many factors to consider it seems... no wonder people just park their money in real estate these days...

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