These ETFs profit from steady demand

Traditionally, the price of most stocks, and the ETFs that hold them, drop during bear markets like the one we saw in 2022. However, certain segments generally perform better than the overall market during downturns—and bounce back faster, including during the 2000-2002 and 2008-2009 bear… Read More

Tap into the future of global health

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed shares prices for many healthcare stocks—and the ETFs that hold them—to today’s all-time highs. Despite that, the underlying growth trends remain strong as the global population grows older and emerging economies spend more on healthcare.
Here are two ETFs that… Read More

Here’s two new ETFs for Canadian investors

This month we take a look at a new healthcare ETF from TD Asset Management, plus a very unique ETF from Horizons that focus on companies looking to develop psychedelic drugs for the treatment of mental illness.
TD Asset Management recently launched the TD Global… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. What do you think of iShares Global Healthcare ETF as an investment to profit from the rising demand for healthcare? Thanks.

A: Three main factors continue to drive demand for healthcare products and services: the rapid aging of the population in developed countries; the expansion of medical services in developing countries; and significant new developments in the field of medical technology and innovation.
The iShares Global Healthcare… Read More

Utilities can steer you to gains in this market

Below, we continue our look at industries and sectors that tend to reward investors in bear markets. That includes utilities, communications services, and healthcare ETFs. While those funds are generally less exposed to the ups and downs of the economic cycle, they also tend to… Read More

Q: Thank you, TSI, for all the great advice over the years. I’d like your opinion of Verisk (VRSK) on Nasdaq. Thank you.

A: Verisk Analytics, $136.39, symbol VRSK on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 163.1 million; Market cap: $21.2 billion;, offers risk-assessment services for property/casualty insurers and other businesses. Its decision-analytics technology helps clients understand and manage risks through fraud detection and prevention. In addition to property/casualty insurers,… Read More

Q: Pat, with so many businesses and consumers increasingly vulnerable to hackers, what do you think about investing in the First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF? Thanks.

A: The First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF, $22.81, symbol CIBR on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 46.3 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion;, gives you direct exposure to companies in the cybersecurity industry. Their products and services help protect the integrity of data in private and public… Read More

Use these megatrends to build gains

“Megatrends” are societal shifts with significant, long-term implications for the economy and the stock market. Once in full swing, these trends can be easy to track, although it is more difficult to pick out the companies that will most benefit from them. This month we… Read More

Q: Pat: Could I have your opinion on a stock: Intuitive Surgical. Thank you and I enjoy the Inner Circle.

A: Intuitive Surgical Inc., $517.36, symbol ISRG on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 116.0 million; Market cap: $59.2 billion;, develops, manufactures and markets the da Vinci Surgical System along with related accessories, training, and services. Intuitive Surgical is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Da Vinci is a computerized… Read More