How to Build a Balanced ETF Portfolio for Maximum Gains

How to Build a Balanced ETF Portfolio for Maximum Gains

To create a balanced ETF portfolio, focus on funds that hold the kind of stocks we recommend
The best exchange-traded funds offer well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios with exceptionally low management fees.

ETFs, with their relatively low management fees (MERs), have in large part eclipsed interest in mutual funds… Read More

How to choose the best investments for children

How to choose the best investments for children

Traditionally, there have been several options for parents and grandparents looking to make investments for children. But here’s how to choose the best investments for children in 2018.
Taking the time to pick the right investments for children and grandchildren is a worthwhile endeavour. If the child is under… Read More

BlackRock is the world’s biggest

With $6.3 trillion in total assets under management on March 31, 2018, BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world. The firm started its operations in 1988 with eight employees, and listed on the New York stock exchange in 1999 with assets under management… Read More

These ETFs tap strong U.S. housing

The U.S. housing market has largely recovered from the 2008/2009 housing crisis. Still, rising interest rates may eventually slow the speed of future growth. In the near term, however, higher employment levels, rising wages and limited housing supply should continue to spur demand for new… Read More

Our top three picks for 2018

Dear safe-money investor:

We’ve selected our top picks for 2018—one stock, one real estate investment trust (REIT) and one exchange-traded fund (ETF). Each offers an attractive combination of growth prospects and a reasonable price.

We feel that investors will profit the most by holding a well-balanced… 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

Know your ETFs…

What is an ETF? An Exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a pooled investment vehicle that trades like a common stock on the market. Investors own a portion of all the assets held by the ETF.

What assets do ETFs hold? Publicly traded equities, bonds, commodities, currencies, stock… Read More