How to Get into Investing: ETFs can be a good starting point

How to Get into Investing: ETFs can be a good starting point

How to Get into Investing: ETFs can be a good starting point, especially for a smaller portfolio that’s just starting up. But watch out—there are both good and bad ETFs
We still feel that investors will profit the most with a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual… Read More

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Each of these three ETFs hold mostly high-quality stocks traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That sets them apart from ETFs that focus on narrower indexes or themes such as social media or solar power.

Although… Read More

ETF Performance Highlights

The big ETF winner over the past month was the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (symbol HMMJ) with a 32.3% gain. This performance was driven by a jump in share prices for its top holdings, including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Organigram and Aphria. The move by… Read More

ETF investors stand to gain from lower fees

We feel that investors will profit the most from a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual stocks, but ETFs can also play a role in a portfolio—especially low-fee funds.
ETF providers are now cutting fees even lower to gain market share. That further boosts their appeal as… Read More

Rising rates limit the appeal of bond ETFs

The Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate in July 2018 from 1.25% to 1.50%. That rate could rise further later this year on stronger economic growth and low unemployment. Inflation has also moved up steadily, sitting at 3.0% in July 2018.
We continue to… Read More