Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate in March to 0.25% from 1.75%. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… 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 2020.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the… Read More

Yield and income are key factors to weigh

Retirees and other investors who depend on the income from their portfolios face a time of low returns on their fixed-income investments.
The table below indicates the current income yields available on those investments, plus other asset classes—as represented by the ETFs highlighted below. It also provides an… Read More

Three new ETFs for Canadian Investors

Here’s a look at three new ETFs for investors from TD Asset Management:
The TD ACTIVE U.S. HIGH YIELD BOND ETF $21.94 (Toronto symbol TUHY) invests in high-yield bonds issued by U.S. companies. The fund launched in November 2019 and charges an MER of 0.55%.
The ETF invests in corporate… Read More

These ETFs offer you a range of yield and risk

Here, we continue our look at fixed-income ETFs that provide investors with reasonable income in this low-interest-rate environment. Below, you’ll find funds focused on the Canadian universe of top-quality bonds from federal, provincial and corporate issuers. All of them pay fluctuating monthly distributions, but investors… Read More

They may cut your COVID volatility

Even in COVID-19 times, conservative ETF investors looking for current income are best off buying funds that hold high-quality dividend-paying stocks. Stock ETFs can provide not just dividend income, but also capital growth over time.
However, bond ETFs can also play a role in your portfolio,… Read More

‘Clever’ ETF tickers aim to attract you

An academic study titled “Would A Stock By Any Other Ticker Smell As Sweet?” examined the performance of companies with clever stock tickers such as Southwest (LUV), Internet America (GEEK), Lion Country Safari (GRRR), and Explosive Fabricators (BOOM).
This study found that between 1984 and 2004,… Read More