Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both funds mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.
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ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to buy

ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to buy

Precious metal ETFs have largely centred on gold stocks. We continue to see the outlook for that precious metal as positive, and for aggressive investors who want to hold precious metal ETFs, including a silver ETF, we have two of them below.

Most precious-metal stocks dropped,… Read More

Global uncertainty is a spur for gold prices

Most precious-metal stocks dropped, along with stock markets, in March 2020. They then quickly reversed that trend to soar for investors, in part because of gold’s appeal as a “safe harbour” in uncertain times. In fact, in August 2020, gold jumped to over $2,000 U.S…. Read More

Q: Pat, what do you think about the prospects for Brilliant Earth Group? It looks like it has a nice niche in jewellery. Thank you.

A: Brilliant Earth Group Inc., $17.91, symbol BRLT on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 9.6 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; www.brilliantearth.com), is a direct-to-consumer retailer that aims to provide customers with the best in ethically sourced diamonds and other jewellery. The company offers a collection of premium-quality… Read More

These two precious-metal ETFs are solid

Most precious-metal stocks dropped, along with stock markets, in March 2020. They then quickly reversed that trend to soar for investors, in part because of gold’s appeal as a “safe harbour” in uncertain times. In fact, in August 2020, gold jumped to over $2,000 U.S…. Read More

Inflation fears add to their appeal

While inflation pressures appear to be rising, consumer prices have seen only modest increases so far. Still, factors leading to a sharper rise may be building. They include today’s very low interest rates and the massive spending and borrowing by governments around the world to… Read More