Theme Investing: Trendy stocks will often lead you into losses

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

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

How to pick the best Canadian index mutual funds

Canadian index mutual funds were among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades. Still the popularity of ETFs may soon eclipse them
Canadian index mutual funds are specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index,… Read More

Q: Hello. I would like your take on DynaCERT. I read recently that Eric Sprott bought a stake in the company last year. Thanks.

A: DynaCERT, $0.63, symbol DYA on the Toronto, (formerly Dynamic Fuel Systems Inc.) (Shares outstanding: 359.9 million; Market cap: $226.7 million; www.dynacert.com), continues to develop, test, make and distribute a transportable hydrogen generator. The product is for aftermarket use and is focused on increasing the… Read More

Here a look at two new TD ETFs for Investors

This month we look at two actively managed ETFs launched earlier this year by TD Asset Management. TD’s share of the the Canadian ETF market remains small, but the bank has increased its new offerings this year.
TD ACTIVE GLOBAL EQUITY GROWTH ETF $15.67 (Toronto symbol TGGR) aims… Read More

We think passive ETFs beat active over time

For some time, most U.S. fund managers have focused on offering passive ETF management (more on that below). They do not offer actively managed ETFs because of the reluctance of those funds to meet daily disclosure requirements on portfolio actions.
Meanwhile, in Canada, the rules and… Read More

We see only one of these new ETFs as a buy

This month we look at two new ETFs launched by U.S. providers. The first promises to provide some protection when markets decline, and the second invests in companies that will benefit from the work-from-home trend.
NATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME EQUITY ETF $27.45 (New York symbol NUSI) seeks to provide regular… Read More

DynaCERT has attracted $14m from a key investor

DynaCERT has attracted $14m from a key investor

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company involved with transportable hydrogen generation development and distribution.

Pat appreciates that the company is making sales and spending significant sums on research, but notes it has yet to gain profitability and… Read More