Rising rates limit the appeal of bond ETFs

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in July 2018 from 1.25% to 1.50%. That rate could rise further later this year on stronger economic growth and low unemployment. Inflation has also moved up steadily, sitting at 3.0% in July 2018.
We continue to… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

Traditionally, there have been several options for parents and grandparents looking to make investments for children. But here’s how to choose the best investments for children in 2018.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More

Two ETFs offer high-quality bonds at low fees

Two ETFs offer high-quality bonds at low fees

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in January 2018 from 1.00% to 1.25%. That rate could rise further later this year on stronger economic growth and low unemployment. Inflation has also moved up, although it eased somewhat from 2.3% to 2.2% in… Read More

Buy these low-cost ETFs if you want bonds

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in January 2018 from 1.00% to 1.25%. That rate could rise further later this year on stronger economic growth and low unemployment. Inflation has also moved up, sitting at 2.3% in March 2018.
We continue to caution… Read More

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate from 1.00% to 1.25% in January 2018. The Canadian economy is growing and unemployment is low, although annualized inflation eased to 1.7% in January, from 1.9% a year earlier.

We continue to caution against investing in bonds… Read More

Here’s two bond ETFs if you need them

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in January 2018 from 1.00% to 1.25%. That’s because the Canadian economy is growing and unemployment is low. Inflation has also moved up, to 2.1% in November 2017.

We continue to caution against investing in bonds… Read More

Two ETFs may be the better way to buy bonds

Two ETFs may be the better way to buy bonds

The Bank of Canada increased interest rates in July 2017 for the first time since 2010. It then raised its key interest rate again in September 2017, from 0.75% to 1.00%. However, it decided to hold off on further increases in December.

We continue to caution against investing… Read More

These bond funds offer steady income

The Bank of Canada increased interest rates in July 2017 for the first time since 2010. It then raised its key interest rate again in September 2017, from 0.75% to 1.00%. But it appears unlikely that it will raise it again this year.

That’s because the… Read More