Three international ETFs a good route to diversification

Three international ETFs a good route to diversification

If you already hold U.S. stocks—and we recommend that Canadian investors have 10% to 20% in their portfolios—you can also diversify beyond North America without the risk of buying individual stocks. Foreign-sector ETFs give you broad exposure to international markets with tax-efficient portfolios and low… Read More

Q: Pat: I know you have looked at a number of marijuana stocks lately and they are all very interesting to hear about. What is your opinion of Aurora Cannabis? Thanks.

A: Aurora Cannabis Inc., $9.67, symbol ACB on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 961.0 million; Market cap: $9.3 billion; www.auroramj.com), is an Edmonton-based producer and distributor of both medical and recreational cannabis and cannabis oils. It owns eight production facilities, seven in Canada and one in Denmark,… Read More

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

Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

If you already have U.S. stocks—and we suggest Canadian investors have 20% or more in their portfolios—you can also diversify beyond North America without the risk of buying individual stocks. Foreign-sector ETFs give you broad exposure to international markets with tax-efficient portfolios and low management… Read More