ETFs for income—and growth

Investors looking to generate current income from their stock portfolios typically start by looking for the highest-yielding shares. However, exceptionally high yields can be a sign of trouble ahead—they can signal imminent dividend cuts. One way around that risk is to invest instead in stocks… Read More

These ETFs could help you beat inflation

While inflation remains very low, conditions for an eventual uptick may well be building. Those factors include today’s very low interest rates, massive government spending and borrowing to inject money into the economy, growing import barriers, and the higher cost of doing business in a.. Read More

Four dividend ETFs—four strategies

Rising interest rates mean dividend-paying stocks and fixed-income instruments must increasingly compete for investor interest. However, sustainable dividends still offer an attractive and growing income stream for investors (see supplement on page 50).
Here are four ETFs that provide exposure to Canadian, U.S. and international dividend… Read More

Pass on this ETF

FIRST ASSET ACTIVE CANADIAN DIVIDEND ETF $9.40 (Toronto symbol FDV; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $32.1 million) aims to invest in Canadian dividend payers with the potential for capital gains. Its own dividend yield is a high 4.0%.

The ETF takes an active management approach:… Read More

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The political risk associated with European investment appears to be increasing, but the focus of this low-fee ETF may help to reduce that risk.
THE VANGUARD FTSE EUROPE ETF (symbol VGK on New York; holds stocks of companies located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,… Read More