These ETFs aim to let you invest responsibly

Over the last few years, more and more ETF managers have launched funds focused on taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account.
Sustainable investing offers some investors a lot of conceptual and emotional appeal. But does investing in these kind of stocks hurt your… Read More

ETFs remain popular with investors

New money continues to flow at a rapid pace into Canadian ETFs. In the first three months of 2021, those funds attracted $13.4 billion of new money. That brought total ETF assets up to $258.8 billion by March 31, 2021.
The bulk of the inflows this… Read More

Pass on this ETF

BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF $17.80 (Toronto symbol ZWC) holds mostly high-quality Canadian stocks. The ETF, launched in February 2017, holds $985.2 million of assets, and has a MER of 0.72%. The fund has 75 stocks. Current top holdings include TD Bank, Royal… Read More

Two new ETFs for Canadian investors

This month we look at a new ETF from BMO that aims to capture “megatrends.” We also analyze an ETF that aims to pick winning stocks based on the social media attention these stocks receive.
The BMO MSCI INNOVATION INDEX ETF $29.36 (Toronto symbol ZINN), covers four different trends, namely genomics,… Read More

There are no bargains in hedged ETFs

Investors in Canadian-listed ETFs with non-Canadian international holdings effectively gain exposure to the currencies of the countries where those holdings are listed.
Investors in unhedged ETFs with foreign exposure will receive the foreign currency gains on the underlying securities, expressed in Canadian dollars. Simply stated, investments… Read More

ETFs for children—and for all ages

For parents or grandparents who wish to save for their children’s future, there are few better ways than to invest in a diversified portfolio of high-quality, growing companies. Here are two ETFs that can help investors achieve that goal. And even better, these same ETFs… Read More