Commodities continue to shine

Stock markets, especially in the developed world, continued their rise in May. Commodity-producing nations, including Canada, lead the way. Notably, ETFs holding gold and oil producers were some of the big winners for the month.
On the other hand, decliners in the month included a.. Read More

Equities continued to rise in April

Equity markets in the developed world, especially North America, continued their upward climb in April while developing markets, especially India, struggled. REITs had another strong month, while selected commodities and miners also gained ground.
At the broad market level, the Vanguard Total World Stocks ETF… Read More

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

We don’t recommend this Goldman Sachs ETF

We don’t recommend this Goldman Sachs ETF

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a fund that bases its decisions on regular polling of the American public’s opinions of ESG business behaviour.

Pat likes the low MER but questions the value of its way of choosing investment… Read More

Q: Pat, what do you think of me holding the BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF to lower the overall volatility of my portfolio? Thanks.

A: The BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF, $33.51, symbol ZLB on Toronto (Units outstanding: 72.8 million; Market cap: $2.4 billion;
www.etfs.bmo.com), provides exposure to a low beta-weighted portfolio of Canadian stocks. The aim is to reduce your exposure to market volatility.
The ETF selects 40 or… Read More

New ETFs for Canadian investors

This month we look at two new ETFs. The first of those funds invests in companies involved in the management of private equity. The second is an actively managed ETF concentrating on companies that its managers believe will benefit from a rise in inflation.
NBI GLOBAL… Read More

Most ETFs fell in October

The month of October saw declines in most asset classes, especially during the last trading week. That came after very strong gains for most assets starting in April.
Representing the broad global, U.S. and Canadian markets, the Vanguard Total World Stocks ETF (VT) lost 2.0%… Read More

Here a look at two new TD ETFs for Investors

This month we look at two actively managed ETFs launched earlier this year by TD Asset Management. TD’s share of the the Canadian ETF market remains small, but the bank has increased its new offerings this year.
TD ACTIVE GLOBAL EQUITY GROWTH ETF $15.67 (Toronto symbol TGGR) aims… Read More

We see one of these new funds as a buy

National Bank is one of the smaller ETF providers in the Canadian marketplace. Still, the bank continues to launch new funds and its assets under management have grown rapidly this year. Here’s a look at two of those new ETFs.
The NBI GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY ETF $26.01 (Toronto symbol… Read More