ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

These ETFs, like mutual funds, track major stock market indexes, but their low management fees set them apart.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index; they consist of 500… Read More

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

Positive everyday behaviours—not big ideas—are the keys to successful investing for beginners

Our advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over… Read More

These Canadian ETFs track major indexes

These Canadian ETFs track major indexes

These ETFs focus on similar Canadian stocks but there is a difference between their fees.
These two Canadian ETFs hold mostly blue-chip stocks that are widely traded on Canadian exchanges. Each ETF mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from… Read More

Here’s how to find the best high dividend yield ETFs

Here’s how to find the best high dividend yield ETFs

High dividend yield ETFs can be great additions to a portfolio: here are tips that will help you find the best ones
Here’s a look at high dividend yield ETFs and our advice on finding the best ones for your diversified portfolio.

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3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

Our key ETF definitions will help you better understand ETF investing
The simplicity of investing in ETFs holds a lot of appeal for many investors. We’ve compiled a list of ETF definitions so you can determine if ETFs are right for your portfolio.

What does ETF mean?
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Currency hedging comes at a cost

Currency hedging comes at a cost

Recent gains by the Canadian dollar have a number of investors looking at hedged ETFs. But the extra costs limit their appeal. 
If you want to buy U.S. stocks and hedge against currency movements, you could buy a hedged ETF.
Hedged ETFs are ETFs sold in Canada… Read More