Get exposure to the world’s most promising markets

Get exposure to the world’s most promising markets

One of the world’s largest investment management companies offers low-fee exchange-traded funds that Canadians can buy today.

These two funds offer access to a diversified group of large-cap U.S. firms and the best of emerging markets.

VANGUARD GROWTH ETF, $214.84, is a buy. The ETF (New… Read More

These ETFs let you invest beyond Canada

If you’re looking for an ETF with top holdings and 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 over $6.2 trillion U.S. for investors spread across 420 mutual… Read More

Q: COVID-19 seems to be benefitting Internet-based firms ready to capitalize on any sharp rise in demand because of our social distancing efforts. Pat, can I get an opinion on The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund ETF? How does it compare to the broader Nasdaq-focused Invesco QQQ ETF?

A: The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund ETF, $145.22, symbol FDN on New York (Units outstanding: 56.1 million; Market cap: $8.1 billion; www.ftportfolios.com) aims to track the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index.

For a stock to be considered for a spot in the index,… Read More

They’re aiming to steady your returns

Traditionally, the price of most stocks, and the ETFs that hold them, drop during bear markets such as the one we’re now in. However, certain segments generally perform better than the overall market during extended downturns, including the 2000-2002 and 2008-2009 bear markets. Below, we… 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

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

Your 40% gain is just the beginning

In 2019, our U.S. neighbours, alone, spent a whopping $9.4 billion in online shopping on Cyber Monday. That’s a 19.7% jump over 2018.
For investors looking to tap that phenomenal growth, the question is often which new retailer will give them the broadest and most-lucrative exposure… Read More