Vietnam will pay off for you

VANECK VECTORS VIETNAM ETF, $10.33, is a buy for aggressive investors. The emerging market ETF (New York symbol VNM) lets you tap Vietnamese companies and foreign firms that get a significant share of their revenue from the Southeast Asian nation.
Your top holdings through the ETF are Vingroup (conglomerate), 8.4%;… Read More

Hold Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $13.33, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay a reasonable MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More

You get stable income with these bond ETFs

Spurred by the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the Bank of Canada has now cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% from 1.25%. Whether it continues to hold that rate steady, or cut it further, depends on the country’s economic growth and unemployment… Read More

Copper slows with China

GLOBAL X COPPER MINERS ETF $15.98, is a hold. The ETF (New York symbol COPX; buy or sell through brokers; www.globalxfunds.com) lets you track the Solactive Global Copper Miners Index, which includes 27 global mining and exploration firms. It started up in April 2010.
Canadian firms make up 31.5% of… Read More

These ETFs offer you precious-metal gains

Investors saw gold jump to almost $1,700 U.S. an ounce in February 2020 for the first time in seven years. The leap was mostly due to uncertainty about how the coronavirus will impact the global economy and, in turn, stock prices. Gold has since dropped… Read More

Too soon for China buying

ISHARES CHINA LARGE-CAP ETF, $41.26, is a hold for safety-conscious investors. The ETF (New York symbol FXI; buy or sell through brokers) tracks the 50 largest, most-liquid Chinese stocks. It started up October 4, 2004, and investors are charged a high 0.74% MER. The units give you a 2.9%… Read More

These ETFs let you tap international growth

If you’re looking for an ETF with top holdings combined with exceptionally low fees, then Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group offers you strong options. Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers for investors over $5.3 trillion U.S. spread across 415… Read More

Six ETFs to spur your international gains

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs charge you very low management fees yet offer you well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality stocks.
Here’s a.. Read More

Here are six funds for overseas investing

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality stocks.
Here’s a look… Read More