Why investors should be wary of many new ETFs

Why investors should be wary of many new ETFs

While new investment products can be enticing, a lot of new ETFs mean higher prices and more risk.

The best ETFs represent a low-cost, tax-efficient way for investors to make money in the long term.

However, as often happens after the successful launch of any new investment… Read More

Follow this successful ETF strategy for maximum returns

Follow this successful ETF strategy for maximum returns

Having a sound ETF strategy will help you target the best ETFs—and maximize your gains
Unlike many mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds don’t load you up with heavy management fees, nor do they tie you down with heavy redemption charges if you decide to get out… Read More

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

When to buy an ETF for maximum return

To determine when to buy an ETF, some investors use technical analysis and other tools. But you need to dig deeper.

Investors often wonder: what is a good entry point when purchasing a stock or an ETF?

The first question before asking when to buy… Read More

When an ETF investment is the right choice

An ETF investment can be a great low-fee way to hold shares in multiple companies with a single investment

Is an exchange traded fund investment right for your portfolio? An ETF investment is one of the most popular and most benign investing… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of October 14, 2015

This week’s first question helps illustrate a common practice in today’s investment business, particularly in ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds).

ETFs are a little like conventional mutual funds, but with two key differences.

First, ETFs trade on a stock exchange throughout the day, much like ordinary… Read More

Investor Toolkit: The limits of socially responsible investing

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you advice on specific investment topics. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows… Read More

Dear Pat: I am a U.S. citizen who has lived and worked in Canada for over 20 years. I hold Canadian citizenship as well as my U.S. citizenship. I’ve recently heard that the IRS is becoming stricter about investments that U.S. citizens hold in Canada, and I wonder about the best approach to take with my investments. Thanks.

The U.S. is the sole country worldwide that requires its citizens to file an income tax return and report any income regardless of where they live or whether they hold dual citizenship in another country. That’s unlike Canada, which mainly bases its tax system on… Read More