Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2017. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF respectively mirror subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

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

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

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

ETFs give access to U.S. blue chips

ETFs give access to U.S. blue chips

These ETFs, like mutual funds, track major stock market indexes, but their low management fees set them apart.
These ETFs hold mostly blue-chip stocks that are widely traded on U.S. exchanges. Each ETF mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different… Read More

5 great tips for ETF investing

5 great tips for ETF investing

You will have better opportunities for success with ETF investing when you follow our tips

In 1990, ETF investing was introduced in Canada. The fund was called Toronto Index Participation Shares, and started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The shares, which… Read More

Buying ETFs: Investing in a popular and low-fee innovation

Buying ETFs: Investing in a popular and low-fee innovation

Did you know that buying ETFs with a passive investing strategy can lead to much lower expense ratios?
Traditional ETFs follow the lead of the index sponsor. This passive style keeps turnover very low, and that in turn keeps trading costs for your ETF investment down.
We… Read More