ETF Performance: A tough 2018

The year turned out to be tough globally for most asset classes.
The Vanguard Total Bond Index ETF (BND) lost 3% over the year while the Vanguard Total World Stocks ETF (VT) lost 12.5% after big final quarter losses. Real Estate, as measured by the iShares Global REIT ETF (REET), lost 9.8%…. Read More

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds are ETFs or specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index
Canadian funds, specifically, index funds, are among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades.

The best Canadian funds do show better long-run… Read More

Diversify outside Canada with these ETFs

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $6 trillion U.S., spread across 400 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More

ETF Performance Highlights

Natural gas has some of the most volatile and unpredictable price movements among mainstream commodities. In the past, this has caused considerable losses for even highly experienced trading teams at major financial institutions. Natural gas lived up to its reputation in November 2018 with the US… Read More

These six ETFs offer international exposure

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through the selection of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More

These top ETFs widen your global scope

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $5 trillion U.S., spread across 400 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More