Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme Investing: Trendy Stocks Will Not Always Lead to Profits

Theme investing, particularly when snatched from the latest headlines, may seem appealing—but more often than not will lead to poor returns
Theme investors zero in on something that’s going on in the world—in business, politics, technology or society as a whole—and try to cash in… Read More

The Best ETF Selection Strategies For Long-Term Portfolio Gains

The Best ETF Selection Strategies For Long-Term Portfolio Gains

The best ETF selection strategies will focus on well-diversified funds holding top-quality stocks
In general, we like ETFs better than mutual funds. Their MERs (Management Expense Ratios) are typically much lower than those of mutual funds. That’s because most ETFs take a simpler approach to investing… Read More

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $14.89 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W1P9. 1-800-461-38 63; Web site: www.tdcanadatrust.com. No load — deal directly with the company) invests mostly in U.S. firms engaged in the research, development, production or… Read More

These ‘inverse’ ETFs carry special risks

Sometimes ETF investments can suffer wild, often punishing swings. Here is a brief look at some of the worst-performing funds over the past year. Their poor results highlight the risks associated with specialized ETFs. We don’t recommend them.
HORIZONS BETAPRO S&P 500 SHORT TERM VIX INVERSE… Read More