New ETFs are exchange-traded funds that go beyond widely followed indexes and instead pursue narrower strategies.
Many new exchange-traded funds are marketed as ways to broaden investment opportunities for investors—and at the same time are aimed at creating new profit opportunities for the financial companies that sponsor them.
Many new ETFs focus on narrower indices and higher-risk strategies, instead of giving you a low-cost way to copy the results of a standard market index, such as the S&P/TSX 60.
For example, they may give you a way to invest in a particular foreign stock market—coupled, in many cases, with an arrangement that hedges against movements in the foreign currency in which that foreign market carries on its trading. Or they may give you a way to participate in a particular stock-market theme such as solar power or water stocks.
However, new ETFs typically carry higher MERs than old ones. Based solely on MERs, they’re still cheaper to invest in than conventional mutual funds—but some new ETFs also need to delve into frequent trading or hold derivatives of various sorts to accomplish their stated objectives.
We believe investment quality varies just as widely with new ETFs as it does with new stock issues. Only a handful of them are worth holding, and only if you find their investment premise irresistible. Otherwise, you are better off investing in more traditional ETFs.
Find out more about ETFs by following TSI Network and using our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
Understand how to pick an ETF the best way and you will stay away from overpriced choices while targeting the market’s best. Learn more now
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With all the TSX ETF investments available, it’s not too difficult to diversify your portfolio. Here’s how.
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF $379.79 (New York symbol SPY) lets you hold the top stocks of the S&P 500 Index; they’re the major U.S. companies based on market cap, liquidity and industry.
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