Dividend vs. Index Investing, or Both?

Dividend vs. Index Investing, or Both?

Take into account various options when you consider dividend vs index investing: Not all index investments are equal, and dividends are a true sign of investment quality.
One big advantage of index funds when weighing dividend vs index investing is that they can help you avoid the… Read More

Q: Pat, I notice that in Canadian Wealth Advisor you recommended the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Why would this be better than the iShares XSP, which is hedged to the Canadian dollar? The U.S. dollar’s rise against the Canadian dollar this year has me thinking it could fall.

A: No one can consistently predict currency movements. However, a hedged fund pays that fee whenever it has a hedge in place to avoid currency losses, regardless of whether the hedge produces a gain or a loss for the fund.

Note that even if the U.S…. Read More