Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Each of these three ETFs hold mostly high-quality stocks traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That sets them apart from ETFs that focus on narrower indexes or themes such as social media or solar power.

Although… Read More

ETF investors stand to gain from lower fees

We feel that investors will profit the most from a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual stocks, but ETFs can also play a role in a portfolio—especially low-fee funds.
ETF providers are now cutting fees even lower to gain market share. That further boosts their appeal as… Read More

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Here are three ETFs that mostly hold high-quality stocks widely traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as biotechnology or solar power.

While you do pay… 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 ETF ‘graveyard’: what happens when funds liquidate?

The ETF “graveyard” is full of well-intentioned funds that were liquidated by their promoters mostly because they failed to reach or maintain a profitable asset size.

During 2017, 104 Canadian ETFs were liquidated— about 16% of all exchange-traded funds in this country.

Liquidations normally follow an orderly… Read More