Investors continue their march toward ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have taken the investment world by storm.
In Canada, ETF assets under management have grown by 150% over the past five years, from $77 billion to $192 billion. At the same time, the number of ETFs has doubled. Robust growth was also evident… Read More

Brace yourself for more ‘active ETFs’

Most ETFs now available to investors are passive funds that aim to track overall markets or other rules-based indexes. We prefer that strategy, which helps to keep the fees you pay low. However, some investors still prefer actively managed portfolios, where portfolio managers apply their… 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 funds, specifically, 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

Tips for Investing in Index Funds Through the Use of ETFs

Investing in index funds can be easier and more secure if you use exchange traded funds (ETFs) because these modern investment products come with a tax-friendly structure and provide lower management fees than many competing options such as traditional mutual funds
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are… Read More

How to Pick a Top ETF Investment

How to Pick a Top ETF Investment

A top ETF will practice “passive” management, and have a much lower MER than a comparable mutual fund.

You might say we specialize in “plain vanilla” stocks—the ordinary kind, in other words, without any special features. We always almost stay out of new issues. For the most… Read More