Few bright spots in May

Due to concerns about a possible U.S. debt default, inflation, and rising interest rates, U.S. equity markets moved up only slightly in May. However, the Canadian market fell back as lower energy and commodity prices weighed on producers.
The volatile U.S. Natural Gas ETF (symbol UNG) had another… Read More

Most markets rebounded in May

The post-COVID-19 recovery in most assets continued in May and also broadened to include commodities, U.S. homebuilders, and even marijuana stocks. The extraordinary level of stimulus spending already provided by central banks and governments likely encouraged investors to buy early on in the recovery.
At the… 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