Follow this successful ETF strategy for maximum returns

Follow this successful ETF strategy for maximum returns

Having a sound ETF strategy will help you target the best ETFs—and maximize your gains
Unlike many mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds don’t load you up with heavy management fees, nor do they tie you down with heavy redemption charges if you decide to get out… Read More

Two ETFs are a ticket to strong overseas investing

Two ETFs are a ticket to strong overseas investing

We think conservative investors can hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. One way to do that is by choosing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More

Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

A robo-advisory may be better than a bad broker, but there are still downfalls
A robo-advisory involves automated, Internet-based advice and portfolio management services.
A robo-advisory may offer beginning investors a more efficient, lower-cost investment approach, compared to what’s now open to them. Unfortunately, robo-advisors are likely… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors. That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of… Read More

How to pick the best Canadian index funds

How to pick the best Canadian index funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades, but in 2017, ETFs may well have eclipsed them.
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index,… Read More

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada.  You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More

Index investing can power your mutual funds and ETFs

Index investing can power your mutual funds and ETFs

Discover the pros and cons of index investing with both mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs)
Index investing has both advantages and disadvantages. However, is index investing really a good overall strategy for growth investors?

In this article we look at both mutual funds and ETFs… Read More