Q: It looks to me like robotics is a wave for the future. Can I have your opinion on that, plus any ETF recommendations you have in this field. Thank you.

A: The growing commercial use of robots and computers with sophisticated learning and problem-solving skills will change the manufacturing and service sectors over the next decade and beyond.

Robots are machines designed to perform operations without human intervention. New software developments in artificial intelligence (AI) continue… Read More

The Ins and Outs of Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

The Ins and Outs of Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

Discover the best ways you can add ETFs to your portfolio
ETFs are one of the most popular and most benign investing innovations of our time—and the best ETF investments can be great low-fee ways to hold shares in multiple companies with a single investment… Read More

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

How to invest: Tips for new (and established) investors

Positive everyday behaviours—not big ideas—are the keys to successful investing for beginners
Our advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over most if… Read More

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades, but ETFs may well eclipse them in 2020
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index, such as… Read More

Here’s how to find the best high dividend yield ETFs

Here’s how to find the best high dividend yield ETFs

High dividend yield ETFs can be great additions to a portfolio: here are tips that will help you find the best ones
Here’s a look at high dividend yield ETFs and our advice on finding the best ones for your diversified portfolio.

4 ways to invest in… 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

Q: Thanks, TSI team, for all the advice during this market drop. What do you think of the Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF? Thanks again.

A: The Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF, $116.82, symbol PSCH on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 3.6 million; Market cap: $420.6 million; www.invesco.com), invests in smaller U.S. firms involved in the health-care industry. They operate in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, medical supplies, and… Read More

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Capital gains in Canada: How to do smart tax-loss selling

Use tax-loss selling to offset your taxable capital gains in Canada.
Tax-loss selling (or tax-loss harvesting) occurs when you deliberately sell a security at a loss in order to offset capital gains in Canada.  You can then use these losses to offset your taxable capital gains.

In… Read More