Top ETFs for precious metal exposure

Top ETFs for precious metal exposure

For investors who want exposure to gold and silver, these two funds provide access to leading miners without the downside of directly holding the precious metals.

In 2011, gold shot up to a high of $1,950 U.S. an ounce, and silver… Read More

The best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Five tips for selecting the best Canadian funds to improve your stock market returns.

The best Canadian funds are specialized ETFs that aim to equal the performance of a leading Canadian market index, such as the S&P/TSX 60.

The best Canadian funds do show better… Read More

Two bond ETFs for stable income

Two bond ETFs for stable income

For investors who need stable income and want to hold bonds, these two bond funds offer relatively low fees and high-quality holdings.

The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. That’s because low prices for oil and… Read More

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds are ETFs or specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index.

Canadian index funds are among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades.
The best Canadian funds do show better long-run… Read More

Best ETFs for precious metal exposure

In 2011, gold shot up to a high of $1,950 U.S. an ounce, and silver reached a peak of $48.48.

Gold prices then fell steadily, dropping to $1,050 in December 2015 for the first time since early 2010. That month, silver also declined to a.. Read More

Copper’s outlook is mixed

GLOBAL X COPPER MINERS ETF $17.11 (New York symbol COPX; buy or sell through brokers; www.globalxfunds.com) tracks the Solactive Global Copper Miners Index, which includes 20 to 40 international companies that mine, refine or explore for copper. Germany-based Structured Solutions AG created the index in… Read More

Two bond ETFs for stable income

The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. That’s because low prices for oil and other commodities will likely continue to offset increased government spending and higher exports due to a low Canadian dollar.

Even so, the long-term outlook is… Read More

Japan is the better choice right now

ISHARES INDIA 50 ETF $29.64 (Nasdaq symbol INDY; buy or sell through brokers; us.ishares.com) is an ETF that tracks the Nifty 50 index—the 50 largest, most liquid Indian securities. The ETF began trading in November 2009.

The fund’s top holdings are Housing Development Finance, 6.9%;… Read More