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

How to calculate your capital gains tax

How to calculate your capital gains tax

Do you have to pay capital gains tax for the 2017 tax year? Here’s the general path to figuring that out
When you sell any stock outside of an RRSP or RRIF, you must pay capital gains tax if you’ve made a profit on the sale. Determining your capital gains… Read More

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both funds mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to hold

ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to hold

Precious metal ETFs have largely centred on gold stocks. We continue to see the outlook for that precious metal as positive, and for aggressive investors who want to hold precious metal ETFs, we have two of them below.

June 11, 2020|by Pat McKeough
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Q: Hello, TSI team. As a long-time Inner Circle member, I value your opinion. I would appreciate your thoughts on the Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity ETF as a vehicle to park cash for a number of months while waiting for opportunities. I realize the fees are relatively high, but it seems to have weathered the February/March turbulence quite well. Thank you.

A: The Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity Market Neutral ETF, $21.15, symbol DANC on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 11.9 million; Market cap: $251.7 million; www.fondesjardins.com), holds a portfolio that consists primarily of pairs of Canadian stocks in the same sector, one of which is a long position… Read More

Q: I lack confidence in both the Canadian dollar and the American dollar; therefore, I am considering investing in Swiss stocks. What is your opinion of EWL—the iShares MSCI Switzerland Index ETF? Thank you in advance.

A: iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF, $39.99, symbol EWL on New York (Units outstanding: 38.8 million; Market cap: $1.6 billion; www.ishares.com/us), tracks an index composed of large and mid-sized Swiss equities.

The ETF’s biggest holdings are: Nestle SA, Roche Holding, Novartis, Zurich Insurance, UBS Group, Lonza Group,… Read More