An exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks indexes as closely as possible, since it’s not practical for investors to actually buy an index outright.
Exchange traded funds trade on stock exchanges, just like stocks. Investors can buy them on margin, or sell them short. The best exchange-traded funds offer well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios with exceptionally low management ETF fees. They are also very liquid.
Investors use ETFs in a variety of ways, and some investors hold ETFs and no other type of investment in their portfolios.
ETFs offer a lot of choices for investors. Some investors may create an entire portfolio solely from a few well-diversified ETFs.
Prices of ETFs are quoted in newspaper stock tables and online. You pay brokerage commissions to buy and sell them, but their low management fees give them a cost advantage over most mutual funds.
Additionally, shares are only added or removed when the underlying index changes. As a result of this low turnover, you won’t incur the regular capital gains taxes generated by the yearly distributions most conventional mutual funds payout to unitholders.
Canadian ETFs are some of the best ETFs on the market. They are a great way for investors to own a wide range of stocks with a single investment. Canadian exchange traded funds are also eligible for the Canadian dividend tax credit, although this only applies to Canadian ETFs that pay dividends.
At TSI Network, we recommend using our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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.
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